Captain David Warner (57 off 55 balls) and Pandey (61 off 46 balls) were the top-scorers while Kane Williamson (26* off 10 balls) and Kedar Jadhav (12 off 4 balls) also played important cameos for SRH.
Lungi Ngidi was the best bowler for CSK, returning with figures of 2 for 35 while Sam Curran (1/30) got the other wicket.
In reply, CSK openers Du Plessis (56) and Gaikwad (75) shared a 129-run opening partnership and ensured that their team gunned down the target in 18.3 overs with 7 wickets in hands.
Rashid Khan (3/36) was the most successful bowler for SRH.
The win was CSK’s fifth on trot which propelled them to the top of the IPL 2021 points table.
SunRisers Hyderabad: 171 for 3 in 20 overs. (D Warner 57, M Pandey 61; L Ngidi 2/35).
Chennai Super Kings: 173 for 3 in 18.3 overs. (R Gaikwad 75, Faf du Plessis 56; R Khan 3/36). (UNI)