WATCH: Kane Williamson's 'One-Handed' Six Against Moeen Ali
CSK vs SRH IPL 2022: Kane Williamson shows hints of returning to form as he etches an opening partnership of 89 runs with Abhishek Sharma.
CSK vs SRH IPL 2022: Sunrisers Hyderabad made news after releasing Rashid Khan & Jonny Bairstow ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction. The franchise retained only New Zealand captain Kane Williamson for 15 crores, along with uncapped Umran Malik & Abdul Samad. The captain has failed to perform as SRH lost the first two matches they've played this season. However, Kane showed signs of form against CSK.
Opening the innings for Sunrisers Hyderabad, Williamson started off cautiously and played his innings as he anchored the chase. Amidst this, the Kiwi skipper smacked 2 fours and a six.
The six, however, has garnered a lot of attention. Smacked against CSK all-rounder Moeen Ali, the speciality about this six was that it was one-handed. On the 5th delivery of the 8th over, Williamson stepped out of his crease to smack the ball but failed to reach the pitch of the ball. Consequently, his bottom hand came off the bat as Williamson went through with the shot and smacked it for a six down the ground.
However, his inning wasn't long-lasting as he went after scoring 32 runs in 40 balls. Along with uncapped Abhishek Sharma, the SRH openers added 89 runs in 73 balls for the first wicket.
While talking about the match, Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Kane Williamson won the toss & opted to bowl first against Chennai Super Kings. Chennai posted a total of 154/7 in 20 overs with 48 runs from Moeen Ali. Ambati Rayudu contributed with 27 runs in 27 balls while captain Jadeja made a useful 23 runs in 15 balls. For SRH, Washington Sundar & T Natarajan picked up 2 wickets each while Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Marco Jansen and Markram picked 1 wicket each. Sunrisers Hyderabad chased down the total with 8 wickets and 14 balls remaining as opener Abhishek Sharma smacked 75 runs in 50 balls.