Twitter Reactions: Bowlers, Warner and Bairstow neutralize CSK in Hyderabad

Twitter Reactions: Bowlers, Warner and Bairstow neutralize CSK in Hyderabad

The Sunrisers chased down the target with 19 balls to spare.

David Warner
David Warner. (Photo Source: Twitter)

After four defeats against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) last season, the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) managed to beat the Yellow Army by six wickets at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. The Sunrisers bowlers choked the CSK batsmen after which an onslaught by the SRH top-order batsmen got them home. SRH also moved one place up to the fifth position on the table.

SRH restrict CSK to a low score

The Super Kings won the toss and elected to bat first and the decision didn’t quite work out for them as the visitors could only score 132 for five. Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis got CSK off to a decent start courtesy of a stand of 79 off 59. The former got 31 and he was castled by Shahbaz Nadeem. Du Plessis was looking good and he perished after getting 45 from 31 with three fours and as many sixes.

Vijay Shankar got Faf’s prized scalp. In the last 10 overs, the SRH bowled brilliantly and gave away runs at around a run-a-ball. Suresh Raina hit two fours and he fell prey to Rashid Khan, who next got rid of Kedar Jadhav. Khaleel Ahmed nipped out Sam Billings for a duck. Ambati Rayudu and Ravindra Jadeja threw their bats and could only add 31. While Jadeja ended with a 20-ball 10, Rayudu scored 25 runs.

Sunrisers cease their losing streak

The Sunrisers had already strained in a couple of games, chasing modest targets. However, today, they started on a positive note and literally put CSK out of the game. David Warner and Jonny Bairstow laid into Deepak Chahar and Shardul Thakur to score as many as 68 runs in the mandatory powerplay. Warner accomplished his half-century in 24 balls before perishing to Chahar in the sixth over.

At the other end, Bairstow didn’t die wondering and he kept playing his strokes. Kane Williamson gave a simple caught and bowled chance to Imran Tahir. Shankar tried to put his head down and he became Tahir’s second victim. Bairstow went on to get his fifty in 39 balls. Karn Sharma dismissed Deepak Hooda, but Bairstow deposited him over the cow corner to bring the curtains down on the game.

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