Former runners-up Chennai Super Kings have clinched their third victory in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) T20 cricket in the UAE.
Chennai Super Kings beats Sunrisers Hyderabad by 20 runs in the match played in Dubai on Tuesday night.
Batting in reply to Chennai’s target of 168 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad lost eight wickets in 20 overs and managed to score only 147 runs.
Kane Williamson’s 57-run half-century for Hyderabad did not help the team win.
Johnny Bairstow added 23 runs while Priyam Garg scored 16 runs and Vijay Shankar scored 12 runs. Rashid Khan was out for 14 runs.
Karn Sharma and Dwayne Bravo of Chennai took 2/2 wickets each. Similarly, Sam Curran, Sardul Thakur and Ravindra Jadeja took one wicket each.
Earlier, winning the toss and batting first, Chennai lost 6 wickets in 20 overs and scored 167 runs.
Shane Watson top-scored for Chennai with 42 runs. Ambati Rayudu added 41 runs while Sam Curran scored 31 runs. Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was out for 21 while Ravindra Jadeja remained unbeaten on 25.
Sandeep Sharma, Khalil Ahmed and T. Natarajan of Hyderabad took 2/2 wickets each.
Along with the victory, Chennai has also taken revenge the defeat in the first match against Hyderabad. In the first match of this season, Hyderabad had defeated Chennai by 7 runs.
With the victory, Chennai has added 6 points in 8 games. Chennai has risen to the sixth position.
This is the fifth defeat of Hyderabad. Hyderabad is in the fifth position with 6 points in 8 games.