Stuff – Ambati Rayudu century lifts Chennai past Kane Williamson’s Hyderabad in IPL

Last updated 07:25, May 14 2018

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Sunrisers Hyderabad batsman Kane Williamson struck 51 off 39 balls in their clash against Chennai.

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  • Ambati Rayudu century lifts Chennai past Kane Williamson’s Hyderabad in IPL Last updated 07:25, May 14 2018 AP Sunrisers Hyderabad batsman Kane Williamson struck 51 off 39 balls in their clash against Chennai.
  • Rayudu’s unbeaten 100 off 62 balls against the best bowling attack in the IPL saw Chennai cruise to 180-2 in 19 overs in reply to Hyderabad’s 179-4.
  • READ MORE: * McCullum predicts end test cricket * Ponting to head TV coverage * Pitch invader doesn’t stop Kohli * How you halt Kane Williamson   Hyderabad, which has already qualified for the playoffs with 18 points, relied on half-centuries by Shikhar Dhawan (79 off 49 balls) and captain Williamson (51 off 39), who lost the toss and was put in to bat.
  • The 32-year-old Rayudu and Shane Watson (57 off 35) set the tone of Chennai’s easy chase by putting on a 134-run opening wicket stand off 81 balls.
  • But Chennai made a good recovery in the last four overs, thanks to Dwayne Bravo, who featured in the dismissals of both Dhawan and Williamson off successive balls.


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