Finally, the Sunrisers Hyderabad team are on a winning note in the ongoing IPL tournament. After their first win against the Mumbai Indians, the Orange army has on Thursday posted a convincing win against the mighty Gujarat Lions. This could be a check-back defeat for Gujarat Lions, the in-form team of the tournament so far.
Having winning the toss, Sunrisers Hyderabad have chose to field first and were successful in restricting the hosts for a meager total of 135/8. Nothing has went in favor of the Gujarat Lions since then. The exceptional bowling from Mustafizur (1/19) and Bhuvaneswar Kumar (4/29) has helped SRH to restrict the Lions to a paltry score.
In return, Sunrisers have chased down their target in just 14 overs without losing a wicket. Dhawan (53) and Warner (74), made sure that they do chase down the target without any difficulties in between.
The best thing for Sunrisers Hyderabad from this match is the return of long struggling opener Shikhar Dhawan’s form. Though the attacking opener started off a bit slowly, Warner made sure that his partner settles down before gaining back his confidence to play a fine knock.
Also, Sunrisers Hyderabad have improved their net run rate by finishing their innings in just 14 overs. Currently, the Hyderabad team stands at 4th place with four points (4 played, 2 lost and 2 won) while Gujarat Lions retained second place with 6 points (4 played, 3 won and 1 lost).