Asked to bat Hyderabad posted 134 for seven in their 20 overs and in their response Chennai finished on 138 for three in 18.4 overs.
Hyderabad started off cautiously as Harry Brook and Abhishek Sharma put on 35 for the first wicket. Then Sharma added a further 36 runs for the second wicket with Rahul Tripathi. Then wickets kept falling as Hyderabad slipped from 71 for one to 95 for five. Then the innings never took off. There was no one who could take charge of the innings which ensured that Hyderabad finished on 134 for seven in their 20 overs. For Chennai the best bowler was Ravindra Jadeja (3-22).
The chase began well for Chennai as Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway put on 87 for the first wicket. Gaikwad made 35 off 30 balls with two boundaries. Conway carried on and remained unbeaten on 77 off 57 balls with 12 boundaries and a six. Ajinkya Rahane and Ambati Rayudu fell cheaply. It was left to Conway and Moeen Ali to seal the win. Chennai chased down the target in 18.4 overs to finish on 138 for three. For Hyderabad the best bowler was Mayank Markande (2-23).
Sunrisers Hyderabad: 134-7 (20)
Fall of wickets: 1-35 (Harry Brook-4.2 ov), 2-71 (Abhishek Sharma-9.2 ov), 3-84 (Rahul Tripathi-11.2 ov), 4-90 (Aiden Markram-12.5 ov), 5-95 (Mayank Agarwal-13.5 ov), 6-116 (Heinrich Klaasen-17.3 ov), 7-134 (Washington Sundar-19.6 ov)
Chennai Super Kings: 138-3 (18.4)
Fall of wickets: 1-87 (Ruturaj Gaikwad-10.6 ov), 2-110 (Ajinkya Rahane-14.4 ov), 3-122 (Ambati Rayudu-16.6 ov)
Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (captain & wicket-keeper), Maheesh Theekshana, Tushar Deshpande, Akash Singh, Matheesha Pathirana; Subs: Ambati Rayudu, Shaikh Rasheed, S Senapati, Dwaine Pretorius, Rajvardhan Hangargekar
Impact player: Ambati Rayudu for Akash Singh (2nd innings, 14.4 ov)
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Harry Brook, Mayank Agarwal, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram (captain), Heinrich Klaasen (wicket-keeper), Abhishek Sharma, Washington Sundar, Marco Jansen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mayank Markande, Umran Malik; Subs: T Natarajan, Vivrant Sharma, Glenn Phillips, Mayank Dagar, Sanvir Singh
Impact player: Mayank Dagar for Rahul Tripathi (1st innings, 19.6 ov)
Toss: Chennai Super Kings, elected to field
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Start time: 1400 hrs GMT
Match officials: Saiyed Khalid, Virender Sharma (On-field Umpires); Nitin Menon (TV Umpire); Abhijit Bengeri (Reserve Umpire); Shakti Singh (Match-referee)