Abhishek Sharma scored a scintillating 75, as Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated the Chennai Super Kings by 8 wickets at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on Saturday.
After being asked to bat first by SRH skipper, CSK lost Robin Uthappa (15) as he slog swept a Washington Sundar delivery to Aiden Markram at wide mid on.
Ruturaj Gaikwad’s poor run with the bat continued as he was cleaned up by Natarajan for 16.
The pair of Moeen Ali along with Ambati Rayudu put on 62 runs for the third wicket before the latter fell for a run a ball 27.
Moeen who smashed Aiden Markram for a six over long-on, perished off the very next ball while attempting another big hit for a well made 48.
Shivam Dube and Mahendra Singh Dhoni fell cheaply as Chennai slumped to 122/6. However Ravindra Jadeja scored a quickfire 15 ball-23 to take Super Kings to a competitive score of 154/7 at the end of 20 overs.
For Sunrisers, Washington Sundar and T Natarajan claimed 2 wickets each.
In response, openers Abhishek Sharma and Kane Williamson got Hyderabad off to a fantastic start. The duo put on 89 runs for the opening wicket before the latter was caught at extra cover by Ali off Mukesh Choudhary for 32.
Abhishek and Rahul Tripathi featured in a 56 run stand for the second wicket before the former (75) miscued a slower ball from Bravo to Jordan at long-off. His knock came off 50 balls with five fours and 3 sixes.
Rahul Tripathi remained unbeaten on 39 off just 15 balls, as SRH reached the target with 14 balls to spare.