David Warner's 28-ball 61 gave SRH an attacking start © IANS
David Warner’s 28-ball 61 gave SRH an attacking start © IANS

David Warner celebrated Sunrisers Hyderabad‘s (SRH’s) return to their home town with a 28-ball 61 after MS Dhoni on his 200th T20 game, won the toss and asked the hosts to bat first. It was mainly because of Warner’s knock, SRH put up a healthy 192 for seven in the their allotted 20 overs. At one point of time it seemed they will score around 210-220, but Chennai Super Kings (CSK) bowlers made a brief comeback in the second part of the innings and managed to restrict the opposition under 200. Live Cricket Updates: SRH vs CSK, IPL 2015 Match 34 at Hyderabad

This match is very crucial form the SRH’s point of view as they need a win here to move up in the points table. For CSK worries are less as they are already at the top of the table. But after losing to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their last game Dhoni’s boys are also looking to come back in the winning ways. LIVE SCORECARD: SRH vs CSK

The opening pair of Warner and Shikhar Dhawan produced a stand of 86 off 49 balls which put SRH in a commending position. Warner was clearly the dominating partner in that partnership and he kept on punishing the indiscipline CSK bowling. At times the bowlers over-bowled the short ball against Warner and he took the full advantage of it. The knock has now given Warner the orange cap now.

It took a Suresh Raina’s slow off spin to get rid off the Warner threat as the left-hander tried to attack him but only managed to get caught in the deep backward square leg. Moises Henriques was sent as pinch-hitter in No 3. Sunriser’s hundred came in just 55 balls and their batsmen were preparing for the finishing touches.

But the hosts lost two quick wickets in the form of Henriques and Dhawan and CSK were back in the game. The match had to stop for the brief period due to power failure in the ground. When it resumed, Naman Ojha hit Mohit Sharma for two fours in two balls. Eoin Morgan who is is playing his first game in this edition of Indian Premier League (IPL), also played an handy knock of 32.

For CSK Dwayne Bravo was the most successful bowler with a figure of three for 25. Earlier the visitors decided to field and unchanged side, whereas SRH made solidarity change of Morgan in place of Bopara.

Brief Scores:

Sunrisers Hyderabad 192 for 7 in 20 overs (David Warner 61, Shikhar Dhawan 37; Dwayne Bravo 3 for 25, Suresh Raina 29 for 1) vs Chennai Super Kings

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