The former South African captain has been plucking catches in the boundary line for fun now and it has turned out to be a bread and butter stuff for him. SRH captain David Warner won the toss and opted to bat first which is a very rare occasion in these days as captains have no hesitation in bowling first after winning the toss.
The wicket had some juice in it and the new ball bowler Deepak Chahar was magnificent with the ball as he exposed Jonny Bairstow with an inswinging delivery that crashed his legs and went on to hit the stumps and helped CSK to get off to a great start.
SRH tried to steady the ship with Manish Pandey and David Warner stitching together a 46 run partnership for the 2nd wicket but Shardul Thakur broke the partnership as he dismissed Manish Pandey with a nothing ball to which Manish Pandey played a nothing shot and offered a simple catch to Sam Curran at mid-off.
The turning point of the game was in Piyush Chawla's over when Faf Du Plessis took a stunner at long-on that saw the well-set David Warner depart for 28 runs.
It is fair to say that CSK have fielded their first choice XI for the first time in this season and they have put up some show as they have been clinical with their executions to say the least. The inclusion of Dwayne Bravo has boosted this CSK bowling attack big time. Dwayne Bravo finished with the figures of 4 overs for 28 runs. Though, he didn’t get any wickets, he was fantastic and gave the much needed control with the ball for MS Dhoni
SRH have set a target of 165 for CSK to chase in their 20 overs.