Hyderabad finally beat Chennai in a match played till the last over. Chennai skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni fought hard till the last over, but he could not help the team win. Hyderabad had challenged Chennai for 165 runs to win. But Chennai could not successfully pursue this challenge.\
Chasing Hyderabad’s 165-run target, Chennai did not start well. Because Chennai opener Shane Watson also failed in this match, he was able to score only one run. Chennai then had three hits: Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis and Kedar Jadhav. After that, Chennai were 42 for four. But then Chennai skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja formed a good partnership.
Jadeja hit a half-century this time to give the match a good start. Jadeja hit 50 off 35 balls. Dhoni was on the pitch till the end. Dhoni scored an unbeaten 47 off 36 balls. But Chennai lost the match.
Hyderabad won the toss and elected to bat first. But Hyderabad suffered a setback in the first over. Chennai fast bowler Deepak Chahar dismissed Hyderabad’s Johnny Bairstow in the first over. Shortly after Johnny’s dismissal, skipper David Warner and Manish Pandey met. But Chennai pacer Shardul Thakur dismissed Manish and gave Hyderabad another blow. After Pandey’s dismissal, Warner and Kane Williamson were the experienced pair on the field.
Piyush Chawla bowled out for 28 by Warner. With Warner out, Kane was in charge of the team. But after Warner’s dismissal, Kane was also dismissed on the second ball. Kane ran and committed suicide this time. With both of them out, it was felt that Hyderabad would not be able to put up a big score. But this time the young players from Hyderabad supported the team.
Young batsmen Priyam Garg and Abhishek Sharma recovered for Hyderabad. At the same time, Hyderabad were instrumental in setting up a respectable score after the dismissals of Warner and Kane. Priyam Garg’s unbeaten 51 off 26 balls with six fours and a six helped Hyderabad to a 165-run stand against Chennai.