IPL 8: Brendon McCullum's Blazing Ton Gives Chennai Second Win
Brendon McCullum smashed an unbeaten 100 off 56 balls to set up a massive 209/4 for Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat vs Sunrisers Hyderabad. (BCCI Images)
Super Kings openers Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum walk out to bat in Chennai on Saturday.
New Zealand pacer Trent Boult made his IPL debut, appearing for the Sunrisers Hyderabad.
McCullum shared a 75-run stand with Smith and then cut loose to take the SRH bowlers to task.
McCullum was in deadly form for most of the World Cup and on Saturday, he was back at his destructive best.
McCullum takes a break from his onslaught in the Chennai heat.
CSK skipper MS Dhoni promoted himself up the order and smashed a breathtaking 29-ball 53.
Dhoni and McCullum shared a quickfire 63-run stand as Chennai Super Kings pushed towards a massive total.
McCullum walks back to a generous applause after hammering 100 not out from 56 balls. Chennai finished with 209/4.
Mohit Sharma's two wickets at the top meant Chennai were always in control of the game.
Hyderabad got out to a poor start, losing Shikhar Dhawan early, to Mohit Sharma.
Hyderabad were under pressure right through; they lost wickets and the required rate kept climbing up. Warner could not get any momentum going.
When Warner was dismissed for 53, it was the final nail in the coffin. There was too much to do for the lower order and SRH were subjected to a crushing defeat.