Dhawan, Williamson Star as Hyderabad End at 179/4


Dhawan, Williamson Star as Hyderabad End at 179/4

Watch: MS Dhoni scares Ravindra Jadeja during CSK vs SRH game; here's what happened

Watch: MS Dhoni scares Ravindra Jadeja during CSK vs SRH game; here's what happened

With this win, Chennai Super Kings move to 16 points on the points table. The form of Shane Watson and Suresh Raina is totally commendable as they are giving the team massive starts in the batting zone.

On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad is enjoying the success of its last matches.

The hosts will be hoping to seal a playoff berth as early as Sunday, but they are up against a team that has not faced defeat in their last six outings this season.

Both Hyderabad and Chennai continue to be at the first and second spot respectively in the points table.

Five days after forcing his way into India's ODI squad on the back of his most prolific IPL season, Ambati Rayudu celebrated his call-up with a maiden T20 hundred. For CSK- Deepak Chahar, and the spin duo of Harbhajan Singh and Ravindra Jadeja who were incredible the last time they played here would be the bowlers to watch out for. He batted through the innings. Dhoni did play the next match against Rajasthan Royals in Pune after a lot of speculation on his injury, and that scare is behind him now. David Willey was awful with the ball against Rajasthan and Dhoni will consider dropping him in favour of Lungi Ngidi.

Four months after splashing out $1.97 million to secure the services of Ben Stokes, Rajasthan Royals can not be faulted for regretting the splurge as they struggle to stay afloat in this year's Indian Premier League (IPL).

Hugs that remained in the last season
Hugs that remained in the last season

Kane Williamson said: "We were also going to bowl first".

A win in this particular game will get them in the same league as the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Shikhar Dhawan 74 (46) and Kane Williamson 45 (35) are making it rain. Dhawan and Williamson then put up a stand of 123 runs for the second wicket to steady Hyderabad's innings.

SRH have shown they are capable of putting huge totals as well as defending low scores.

Hooda chipped in with a 11-ball unbeaten 21 while Shakib Al Hasan remained not out on 8 to take the visitors to a fighting total.

The spinners have been well supported by the pace department led by fit-again Bhuvneshwar Kumar and young Siddarth Kaul. Batting without showing even a hint of urgency, the unflappable Kiwi ace has raced to 493 runs from 11 matches at a strike rate of 135 to do what Warner did for the Sunrisers in previous seasons. "We got Stokes early but could not get Buttler who settled down nicely and got the momentum in the first six overs".

However, Alex Hales and Manish Pandey need to shoulder the responsibility in case Williamson fails to deliver.