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Second win of the season for SRH led by Abhishek and Markram

Second win of the season for SRH led by Abhishek and Markram

A six-wicket win was secured by Sunrisers Hyderabad, with a fine bowling performance in the death overs followed by Abhishek Sharma’s early blitz and Aiden Markram’s half-century. The 166-run target against Chennai Super Kings was chased down with 11 balls to spare at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal. With this win, they moved to the fifth spot on the points table.

A steady start was made to the CSK innings by Ruturaj Gaikwad and Rachin Ravindra, managing 25 runs off the first three overs without taking many risks. However, Ravindra was eventually dismissed, top-edging a length delivery angling away to Markram at mid-on. Gaikwad then went on the offensive against Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Pat Cummins later in the powerplay, helping the side to 48 for 1.

In a bright period for CSK, Shivam Dube and Ajinkya Rahane put on a 65-run stand in only 39 balls. Dube took the mantle of the aggressor, smashing back-to-back deliveries off T Natarajan for sixes over the deep mid-wicket region. However, both Dube and Rahane were dismissed in quick succession.

Abhishek and Markram guide SRH to thier second victory of the season

Following the dismissals of Dube and Rahane, the incoming batters struggled to accelerate, managing only 51 runs in the last seven overs. CSK were restricted to 165 for 5.

Before CSK could make the chase trickier, SRH blunted the challenge with Abhishek Sharma taking down the CSK pacers in the powerplay. Even though he was eventually dismissed, his 12-ball 37 set the chase rolling.

Markram ensured there wasn’t any panic in the chase. He brought up his half-century off 35 balls and guided SRH to their second win of the season. For a brief period after Markram’s dismissal, SRH batters did come under a bit of pressure, but Heinrich Klaasen ensured there was no panic and guided SRH to victory.

Brief Scores: Chennai Super Kings 165/5 in 20 overs (Shivam Dube 45, Ajinkya Rahane 35; Shahbaz Ahmed 1-11) lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad 166/4 in 18.1 overs (Aiden Markram 50, Abhishek Sharma 37; Moeen Ali 2-23) by 6 wickets.

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