Chennai Super Kings are hosting the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the first match of Super Sunday (May 13) at the MCA Stadium, Pune.
CSK skipper MS Dhoni won the toss and invited SRH to bat first. The table-toppers didn’t experience the best of starts as Deepak Chahar removed Alex Hales in the 4th over for 2.
However, Shikhar Dhawan and Kane Williamson carried on from where they had left against the Delhi Daredevils on Tuesday (May 10). The duo added a 123-run stand for the second wicket to put SRH in a commanding position.
It was Dhawan and Williamson’s second 100+ partnership in the span of four days. They had forged an unbeaten 176-run partnership against Delhi Daredevils on Thursday to seal a 9-wicket victory for SRH.
Unfortunately for SRH, they lost Dhawan (79 runs off 49 balls) and Williamson (51 runs off 39 balls) in quick succession and consequently lost the momentum. Shardul Thakur was the bowler to pull things back for CSK as he claimed 2 wickets by conceding 32 runs in his 4 overs.
Cameo at the fag end of the innings from Deepak Hooda (21 runs off 11 balls) eventually propelled SRH to a highly competitive total of 179/4 in 20 overs.
Twitterati were impressed to see yet another batting clinic put on by the experienced campaigners of SRH batting line-up.
Here are some of the top tweets lauding Dhawan and Williamson’s stellar show with the bat:
Fantastic partnership btwn Dhawan and Williamson, breaking stranglehold, taking game away from CSK.SRH look good for 170 now, tough to chase— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) May 13, 2018