After the hosts won the toss and put the opposition to bat, CSK started on a good note but soon lost their openers Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson. The mercury's been rising, but the heat and oppressive conditions of a 4PM start should not deter from it being a full house at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium for the top of the tree clash of teams with six points from three wins apiece.
While both sides are in the top four of the competition, SRH and CSK will be looking to consolidate their position further in the top half of the points table.
The biggest concern for SRH heading into their game against CSK is the fitness of Shikhar Dhawan.
Overall, it could once again be an edge-of-the-seat encounter for fans when the two best side of the league face off on a Sunday evening. Bhuveneshwar Kumar is in an awesome form with his bowling.Taking view of the form of players of both the team, today's match is surely going to be a nail-biting experience for viewers. He hit six sixes and nine boundaries in his innings, and scored 104 off just 57 balls, at strike rate of 186.
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Raina vs Bhuvneshwar: The pacer has had much more success vs Raina, dismissing him thrice in 45 balls conceding 62 runs (since 2013). No bowler was able to get his wicket and finally a mix-up with his partner Suresh Raina proved to be his undoing and the masterclass from the local boy was ended on 79 with 9 fours and 4 sixes.
At the end of five overs, CSK was 25 for 1. Raina chipped in with a crucial 47-run knock before falling in the 12th over to a Shreyas Gopal delivery which left CSK on 131/2.
Chennai shares the lead with Kolkata Knight Riders, Sunrisers Hyderabad, and Kings XI Punjab, who all have three wins. Dwyane Bravo's death bowling and spinners like Imran Tahir, Ravindra Jadeja and Karn Sharma (who replaced Harbhajan Singh in the previous outing) in the middle overs are also worth keeping an eye on in the match. That certainly is the question on everyone's lips ahead of Chennai Super Kings' game against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Saturday.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): Wriddhiman Saha (w), Kane Williamson (c), Yusuf Pathan, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Shakib Al Hasan, Ricky Bhui, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Billy Stanlake, Siddarth Kaul.