Dhawan make Sunrisers’ nick IPL match against Rajasthan Royals

 . Last updated on July 3, 2018, 9:56 AM
Dhawan make Sunrisers’ nick IPL match against Rajasthan Royals
Shikhar Dhawan was awarded the Player of the Match for his unbeaten strike.

Sunrisers Hyderabad nicked the victory against Rajasthan Royals in the latest IPL match by 9 wickets sparing 25 balls at their home ground. The team played under Kane Williamson while David Warner had to step back. On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals posed un unthreatening 125 runs with marginal batting showdown. Steven Smith’s absence made Ajinkya Rahane the captain and the early campaign showed its sheer impact. It was Sanju Samson playing for the score of 49 off 42 balls, who emerged as the highest run getter, while, others down the line could not add more.

Sunrisers Hyderabad bowled fine in the inning. Before the breakthrough, Kane Williamson run out D’Archy Short in the first over. Rahane and Samson paced up the inning hauling it to 52 until the captain was dismissed by Siddarth Kaul after the powerplay. The attack became sturdier with Billy Stanlake producing some impressive deliveries. He took down Ben Stokes without much difficulty. It is the maiden campaign of the player in IPL tournament. The middle order was done away by Shakib Al Hasan and Rashid Khan. The only strike in the inning was from Samson who plundered Bhuvneshwar Kumar for flurry boundaries.

Shikhar Dhawan put forward an impressive knock in the chase. He scored 77 of 57 balls to put any complexity at bay. Reaching his half-century in 33 balls, Dhawan paired up with Kane Williamson to wrapped the match within 16 overs. Royals had only a single wicket in the inning as Jaydev Unadkat successfully took down Wriddhiman Saha in the second over. Dhawan was also trapped in the very first over, but he got the life. Rahane missed the catch at the slip, which was an enterprise off Dhawal Kulkarni.

The momentum in the chase began with Dhawan smashing Kulkarni for consecutive boundaries. On the other end, Kane Willamson had no pressure to handle as the inning was steering steady. He played brilliantly with good coordination in the partnership. The captain hammered 4 fours and a six in the stretch.

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