Priyam Garg scored 50 runs off 23 balls to take Sunrisers Hyderabad to 164 runs after 20 overs. Garg came out to bat with the Sunrisers Hyderabad in a precarious situation after David Warner and Kane Williamson fell in consecutive overs. The 2016 champions had lost four wickets by the end of the 12th over and their fragile middle-order stood exposed.

However, youngsters Priyam Garg and Abhishek Sharma had a plan in mind. The duo, with a combined age equalling Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s, stitched a 77-run partnership to resurrect Hyderabad’s innings and take them past the 160 mark, when 140 looked difficult.

Abhishek Sharma started by challenging India’s best all-rounder, Ravindra Jadeja for a reverse sweep. The 20-year-old followed it up with a six over extra cover and made Jadeja look ordinary. Sharma was dismissed on 31, trying to deposit Deepak Chahar’s bouncer into the stands.

However, Garg continued running hard, converting singles into twos and finding regular boundaries. Priyam Garg did mistime Shardul Thakur’s ball to lose his wicket but got off with a no ball.

Abhishek Sharma after the match mentioned that singles and doubles were important. He emphasized on the understanding between him and Priyam Garg that has developed over the years.

Garg finished with 51 runs off 26 balls exceeding the franchise’s expectation which would’ve typically been around 150 as Abhishek Sharma said.

The best bowling performance from Chennai Super Kings came from Deepak Chahar, who picked two wickets.