It was Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Super Kings who held their nerves to decline a victory for superhuman efforts from Kane Williamson in particular.
Also, with this win, yellow brigade went on to top the league with a handy four-run win.
Here are the five game-changing moments from the game;
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The pitch offered at Hyderabad turned out to be a difficult one for shot-making. As openers of CSK Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis found it the very hard early on.
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The game was drifting away from the men in yellow as they could accumulate only 27, in the powerplays by losing their two foreign batters.
However, it all changed once Ambati Rayudu, on his home turf, played the best knock of his IPL career, amassing 79 off just 39 deliveries, at the staggering strike rate of 214.
Rayudu showed who the boss is at Hyderabad with a spectacular counter-attacking knock on a difficult surface to bat at.
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Suresh Raina did not have the desired pitch for his flashy strokeplay. Therefore, the left-hander, in desperate need of runs, started off slowly, with his team struggling at 32 for two.
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Also, Raina, along with Rayudu, was responsible for the Super Kings’ revival as the two struck a brilliant 112-run partnership.
Additionally, the elegant southpaw Raina remained unbeaten on 54 to display his determination and hunger for runs, without any loose shot to give his wicket away.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s blitzkrieg:
MS Dhoni came in to take his team to a final score of 182, with his blistering cameo in the end following the expected score of 160.
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Also, Dhoni scored a 12-ball 25 which consisted of three sizzling boundaries and a maximum. His cameo provided the final flourish for his team.
Deepak Chahar’s brilliance with the new ball:
After clinching a couple of golden wickets in their last match against Royals, Deepak Chahar continued his dream run in the IPL with the new ball.
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Moreover, Chahar, with his swing and movement, derailed SRH’s chase with three early wickets up front.
Also, Chahar conceded only 15 runs in his spell at a ridiculous economy of 3.75.
Interestingly, he sent down 17 dot deliveries in 24-ball spell.
Kane Williamson’s face-saver:
With wickets tumbling at the other end, following steeping required run-rate, Williamson appeared unperturbed. He scored a captain’s knock of 84 off just 51 balls.
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In addition, his five fours and maximums respectively brought SRH back into the game out of nowhere with the hosts reeling at 22 for three at one stage.