Vivo IPL T20 2016 Sun Risers on track – Beat Table toppers Gujarat Lions
Sun Risers Hyderabad won by 10 wickets against Gujarat Lions after winning the toss this evening at Rajkot. Gujarat Lions earlier had a shaky start losing star imports Aaron Finch for a duck and later Brendon McCullum for 18. Skipper Suresh Raina was the lone warrior as he churned out a fifty and scored 75 off 51 including 9 hits to the fence. None of the other batsman applied themselves in and at the end of 20 overs Gujarat Lions had managed just 135 and in the process lost 8 wickets. Credit should be given to Sun Risers Hyderabad bowlers as Bhuvaneshwar Kumar continued his good work from his previous outing and picked up 4/29. Bangladeshi rookie quick Mustafizur Rahman troubled the batsman heavily as he too had his name registered in the wickets column with an economical spell of 1/19 of his 4 overs. David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan played incredibly well to seal up victory for Sun Risers Hyderabad. Even though there were moments when Shikhar Dhawan struggled to get going, he played sensibly, striking those singles and later came good with some foot work to notch up his fifty on the process. David Warner was at his best scoring 74* from 48 deliveries. Gujarat Lions bowlers were hit all over and Praveen Kumar was the worst hit.
S Raina 75(51) B Kumar 4/29
B McCullum 18(17) M Rahman 1/19
Sun Risers Hyderabad
D Warner 74*(48)
S Dhawan 53*(41)