Inzamam and Razzaq steer Heroes to victory
Hyderabad Heroes 165 for 3 (Inzamam 44*, Razzaq 40) beat Chennai Superstars 162 for 4 (Harvey 63*, Stuart Law 44) by 7 wickets
Inzamam-ul-Haq and Abdul Razzaq made light work of a stiff target as the Hyderabad Heroes completed a comprehensive seven-wicket win over the Chennai Superstars.
The two former Pakistan players were unbeaten on 44 and 40 as the Heroes hunted down the target of 163 with 13 balls to spare.
For the Chennai Superstars, undefeated in the tournament before this match, Ian Harvey once again anchored the innings, remaining unbeaten on 63 as the Superstars scored 162. Stuart Law scored 44 while Hemang Badani's 13-ball 31 provided the boost towards the end.
Hyderabad Heroes needed to chase what would equal the highest total of the tournament and their top three - Anirudh Singh, Shashank Nag, and Ambati Rayudu - got them off to a solid start. When Rayudu fell for 28 with the score on 86 for 3, they needed 77 off 52 deliveries for the win.
Razzaq joined Inzamam at the crease and the two didn't take much time to get going, blasting 27 runs off the 12th over bowled by R Sathish. That brought the asking-rate down from over nine to around six and a half, making the remainder of the chase a cakewalk for the Heroes.