A Rashid Khan-inspired Sunrisers Hyderabad won their second league game of the season by defeating Gujarat Lions by 9 wickets. Chasing 136, skipper David Warner and Moises Henriques helped the team secure the victory after Rashid Khan had picked up 3 wickets to dismantle the Lions' top order.
After winning their first game against RCB, Hyderabad named an unchanged squad for their match against Gujarat Lions. After suffering a disastrous defeat at the hands of Kolkata, Gujarat made two changes bringing in Basil Thampi and Tejas
Rashid Khan to the rescue again
After a brilliant first over by Bipul Sharma, where he conceded just three runs, Jason Roy picked up the pace with two boundaries off Bhuvneshwar Kumar to get the Lions’ innings well and truly started. Roy, with Brendon McCullum, took the score to 32 off four overs before Warner introduced the star of the first game, Rashid Khan. The change brought Hyderabad the much-needed breakthrough as the Afghan leggie picked up the former Kiwi captain in his very first over. In the next over, amidst controversy, Roy made his way back to the dressing room, as Gujarat could only manage 40 runs in the powerplay overs. But the Afghan wasn’t done yet as he picked up Aaron Finch and Suresh Raina in his next two overs to restrict the Lions to 60/4 in 10 overs.
Karthik and the Doctor rescue Gujarat
Warner gets the better of Raina’s spin ploy
Sensing that the wicket was supporting the spinners and knowing Warner’s inability to play off-spin well, Suresh Raina decided to start the bowling with himself but the move backfired as he conceded 21 runs in his second over. Even though Praveen Kumar dismissed Dhawan after the latter mistimed a flick, Warner continued to hit the loose balls for boundaries and along with Moises Henriques, took Hyderabad to 48 for 1 in 5 overs. Both constantly made rooms and smeared boundaries on the off-side without much difficulty until Raina brought
The winner Warner is back
Warner brought up his fifty in the 12th over hitting Basil