Despite Williamson's top score of 84 from 51 balls, Hyderabad fell short of their target by four runs.
CSK survived a scare from SRH as they eeked out a narrow five-run win on Sunday at Hyderabad.
However, Williamson kept Hyderabad's hopes alive after a 49-run stand with Shakib Al Hasan (24 off 19) for the fourth wicket. However, he was later joined by Yusuf Pathan. Chennai finished their powerplay with the lowest score of this season so far, with just 27 runs on the board. With 10 need from the last two, Khan edged the penultimate delivery that raced to the fence. Williamson's knock was decorated by five fours and as many sixes. In the past few games, he had only been bowling one over per game.
Rashid Khan nearly gave a huge scare for CSK, when he smashed unbeaten 17 runs of just 4 balls.#5 The fielding effort that made the difference.???
WICKET! Chahar bowls an in-swinger that comes in sharp. He failed to take a wicket and conceded 28 runs. Ricky Bhui is playing in his place, making his IPL debut, while Chennai Super Kings brought in Faf du Plessis for Imran Tahir, who is injured.
Earlier, Chennai rode on superb knocks from Amabati Rayudu and Suresh Raina to post 182 for 3 after they lost the toss and were put into bat first. Rayudu falls after a mix-up with Raina but there wasn't a run there. MS Dhoni added the finishing touches in the end.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) would vie for honours in the first of the two matches in today's edition of the on-going IPL, 2018. Earlier, Chennai Super King skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni travelled to Hyderabad with his adorable daughter Ziva for the next Indian Premier League match of Chennai Super Kings against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Both the teams played four games and won 3 games with one loss.
While he had Heinrich Klaasen dropped by Watson off the very first ball, Chahar made full use of the swinging ball under lights as he dismissed the risky Sanju Samson and skipper Ajinkya Rahane within the powerplay itself. Class in picking the right spot every time he went for a slog and cruelty for not letting them run for cover. The impressive aspect of his innings wasn't just his timing, but also his intent; Rayudu looked for runs at every possible chance, but none with rash strokeplay. And he did that effortlessly, timing the ball beautifully for three sixes in the 15th over, bowled by Karn. He also picked up a wicket. Kulkarni struck the first blow for the hosts in the very first over when Lewis dragged an inside edge on to his stumps.
Shakib- A genuine wicket-taker for SRH and will also be vital with the willow down the order.