IPL 2019: All-round Sunrisers Hyderabad halts Chennai Super Kings' winning run

IPL 2019: Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings batting line-up faced difficulty in middle order as Dhoni was out of the match because of back spasm.

David Warner got the Sunrisers Hyderabad off to a flying start with a 25-ball 50 during which he struck 10 fours. He also became the first cricketer to score 3000 runs for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Warner eventually holed out to Du Plessis off Deepak Chahar's bowling. Photo: IPL
Imran Tahir continued his fine form with the ball, snapping up two wickets for 20 from his four overs. Tahir got rid of Vijay Shankar and opposition skipper Kane Williamson during his spell. Photo: IPL
Chasing a modest 133 to win, David Warner and Jonny Bairstow added 66 for the first wicket eating away at the deficit in quick time. Warner was the more aggressive of the two, smacking three consecutive boundaries off leg-spinner Imran Tahir in the fifth over to deny CSK any advantage in the Powerplay. Photo: IPL
Rashid Khan rocked CSK's middle-order with figures of two for 17. The leggie got stand in skipper Suresh Raina and Kedar Jadhav out lbw, helping restrict Chennai to 132/5 at the end of 20 overs. Photo: IPL
Faf Du Plessis and Shane Watson racked up 79 for the first wicket with Watson scoring 31 off 29 balls before being cleaned up Shahbaz Nadeem. Du Plessis followed suit in the next over, faling to Vijay Shankar as Chennai Super Kings failed to capitalise on the early momentum. Photo: IPL
M.S. Dhoni sat out of the SRH game with a back spasm, missing his first match for the IPL franchise since 2010. Dhoni's absence was felt in the batting line-up as Chennai's middle-order failed to get going against a disciplined SRH attack. Photo: IPL