The Indians opened the batting, but only two of their batsmen were able to produce knocks that went beyond the 30-run mark. Opener Dwayne Smith made 38 before he was trapped lbw by Amit Mishra, while Ambati Rayudu added an unbeaten 34.
As a result, the visitors were only able post a total of 129-4 from their 20 overs.
Twenty-seven-year-old Shikhar Dhawan led the reply for Hyderabad. He was at the crease from the start of his side's innings and was still there unbeaten on 73 when the winning runs were struck.
They eventually claimed the victory by seven wickets and with one over to spare.