The bowlers, led by Josh Hazlewood (3/24) and Dwayne Bravo (2/17), restricted SRH to 134 for seven after MS Dhoni opted to bowl first on a gradual floor.
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Chasing the full, in-form openers Ruturaj Gaikwad (45 off 38) and Faf du Plessis (41 off 36) shared a chic 75-run stand to provide CSK a really perfect begin.
A mini collapse in the center overs made the chase fascinating earlier than CSK received the job achieved in 19.4 overs with Dhoni (14 not out off 11) hitting the profitable six and bringing again reminiscences of his heydays.
The three-time former champions thus ended the chase, scoring 139 for 4, for a convincing six-wicket win.
With their fourth win in as many video games for the reason that event’s resumption, CSK confirmed not making the play-offs final season was only a blip in their profitable IPL historical past.
The Sharjah pitch, which produced high-scoring video games final 12 months, has been an entire distinction this season with its gradual nature making stroke making tough.
Batting in the second innings received simpler with the fast-rising Gaikwad displaying supreme abilities. The confidence with which he performed star SRH spinner Rashid Khan was most spectacular.
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He charged down the monitor on Rashid’s second ball and dispatched it for a straight six. He additionally used his ft effectively in opposition to left-arm spinner Abhishek Sharma for an additional crisp boundary.
Du Plessis too hit some cracking boundaries earlier than falling to a drained shot.
From a commanding 103 for one, CSK slumped to 108 for 4, making the dressing room barely nervous.
However, Ambati Rayudu (17 not off 13) averted a tense end for his crew with a six and 4 off Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the nineteenth over. MS Dhoni remained unbeaten on the different finish.
Earlier, SRH innings by no means received the momentum it wanted.
Wriddhiman Saha performed some pleasant photographs in his 46-ball 44 however the majority of the SRH batsmen struggled to get going.
Saha’s two sixes off Deepak Chahar in third over have been the spotlight of his innings. The first one was a hoick over midwicket and the second was extra like a lofted straight drive that cleared the ropes comfortably.
His opening companion Jason Roy fell cheaply, caught behind off Josh Hazlewood as he went for a wild slog.
Skipper Kane Williamson struck two fours in his run-a-ball 11 earlier than he was trapped in entrance by Dwayne Bravo with a full ball that swung away barely to thud into the New Zealander’s pads.
SRH have been left reeling at 74 for 4 after a well-set Saha top-edged one off Ravindra Jadeja to be caught by Dhoni.
SRH, who reached 97 for 4 in 15 overs, badly wanted a remaining flourish in the final 5 overs.
Abdul Samad (18 off 14) and Abhishek Sharma (18 off 13) hit a couple of sensational photographs earlier than Hazlewood eliminated them in the seventeenth over.
CSK have been sensible in the loss of life overs conceding solely 37 runs.