Chennai Super Kings vs. Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2014, Scorecard, Report

Lee WalkerUK Managing EditorMay 22, 2014

Australia's opening batsman David Warner speaks to the media in Brisbane Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 after he was selected for the first Ashes test against England, starting Nov. 21 2013. Warner, who missed the opening matches of the last Ashes series due to disciplinary issues, has scored four centuries in domestic cricket in Australia in the last month and says he’s ready to score runs against England. (AP Photo/John Pye)
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A superb innings from David Warner kept alive Sunrisers Hyderabad's hopes of reaching the 2014 Indian Premier League play-offs.

The Australian opener smashed 90 off 45 balls as the visitors chased down 186 to beat Chennai with two balls to spare in Match 50 of the tournament at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi.

The Super Kings, who were already guaranteed their place in the final four, made 185-3 in their innings with David Hussey and captain MS Dhoni both making half-centuries.

Hyderabad won the toss and elected to field in a must-win match that saw the 2010 and 2011 champions make a fast start with opener Dwayne Smith smashing 47 off 28 balls with four maximums.

Karn Sharma trapped him lbw in the seventh over after earlier running out his opening partner Faf du Plessis. Sharma then dismissed Suresh Raina cheaply in his next over.

However, Hussey and Dhoni put on an unbeaten stand of 108 in 11.2 overs for the fourth wicket with the Australian finishing 50 not out off 33 balls and the skipper contributing 57 from 41.

Chennai Super Kings: 185-3 (20 Overs)
Dwayne Smithlbw Karan Sharma4728167.8544
Francois du Plessisrun out (Karan Sharma)1911172.7240
Suresh Rainac Aaron Finch b Karan Sharma4757.1400
David HusseyNOT OUT5033151.5152
MS DhoniNOT OUT5741139.0224
EXTRAS (w 1, lb 7)8
Bhuvneshwar Kumar403609.007
Dale Steyn4043010.7511
Karan Sharma401924.7512
Parveez Rasool403508.755
Irfan Pathan3034011.335
Darren Sammy1011011.001

That total was soon looked to make meagre by Warner who crashed 12 fours and three maximums as he totally dominated an opening partnership of 116 with Shikhar Dhawan.

Warner played on in the 12th over, but the demoted skipper came to the fore as he finished unbeaten on 64 with his team winning by six wickets.

Sunrisers Hyderabad: 189-4 (19.4 Overs)
David Warnerb John Hastings9045200.00123
Shikhar DhawanNOT OUT6450128.0042
Naman Ojhac Pawan Negi b Suresh Raina1917111.7601
Aaron Finchrun out (Suresh Raina)73233.3301
Darren Sammyc Francois du Plessis b Ravindra Jadeja030.0000
Venugopal RaoNOT OUT41400.0010
EXTRAS (nb 1, w 3, lb 1)5
Mohit Sharma3033011.005
Ravichandran Ashwin402907.256
John Hastings302919.669
Ravindra Jadeja3.4042111.455
Pawan Negi403809.503
Suresh Raina201718.505

Sunrisers Hyderabad move to 12 points and must win their final game against Kolkata Knight Riders on Saturday.

That game is only meaningful if Delhi beat Mumbai and Kings XI defeat Rajasthan on Friday. Then the Indians need to get the better of the Royals in Sunday’s final regular season game to force a three-way tie for the fourth and final play-off place which would then be decided on net run rate.