Watson guide Chennai to a 6 wicket victory over Hyderabad
Shane Watson guides his team Chennai Super Kings to a 6 wicket victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad at M.A. Chidambaram Stadium on Tuesday. The win came after two consecutive losses for CSK and took them to top spot in the points table.
Chennai elected to bowl first after winning the toss. Harbhajan Singh picked up prized wicket of Johhny Bairstow early in the innings. Hyderabad fought back in the game with David Warner and Manish Pandey as the duo added 115 runs for the second wicket before Warner was stumped by MS Dhoni for 57 runs. Manish Pandey remained unbeaten on 83 runs off 49 balls with 7 fours and 3 sixes. Harbhajan finished with the figures of 2-39.
Chennai in reply lost Faf du Plesis early before Shane Watson and Suresh Raina revived the chase. Watson smashed brilliant 96 runs from 53 balls including 9 fours and 6 sixes. Raina contributed 38 runs off 24 balls as Chennai chased down the target in the penultimate ball of the innings with 6 wickets in hand.
Match Summary :
Chennai Super Kings 176 for 4 (Watson 96, Raina 38)
Sunrisers Hyderabad 175 for 3 (Pandey 83*, Warner 57, Harbhajan 2-39)
by 6 wickets