Chennai Super Kings narrowly defeat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 12 runs
It was day when almost 400 runs were scored in 40 overs as Chennai and Hyderabad played out an exciting game in Ranchi.
It was day when almost 400 runs were scored in 40 overs as Chennai and Hyderabad played out an exciting game in Ranchi. (All BCCI Photos)
Dale Steyn struck early to remove Murali Vijay for a duck.
Michael Hussey was looking good as he hit 23 fluent runs.
Suresh Raina mashed 84 as he took the Hyderabad bowlers to the cleaners. Dhoni smashed them towards the end as Chennai scored 202/4.
Parthiv Patel hit a quick 37 as Hyderabad began aggressively.
Shikhar Dhawan was in a punishing mood as he scored 48.
Suresh Raina got Parthiv run-out and took the wicket of Duminy as Chennai responded to Hyderabad's assault.
Darren Sammy was the last hope and he gave Hyderabad a fighting chance with 50 from 25 balls.
In the end it was not enough and Hyderabad ended at 190/7. So the win takes Chennai top the top of the table.