Hyderabad, April 17
David Warner played in the manner that defines his batting after the bowlers gave very little away, helping Sunrisers Hyderabad humble Chennai Super Kings by six wickets in the IPL here today.
While the outcome ended Sunrisers’ run of three straight losses, it also brought to a screeching halt CSK’s ruthless streak.
CSK missed their skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who watched the proceedings from the dressing room after being ruled out of the game with a back spasm. It was the first time since 2010 that he was not leading his beloved yellow brigade.
Warner smashed a 24-ball half-century before his opening partner Jonny Bairstow (61 off 44 balls) completed the chase of 133 with as many as 19 deliveries to spare.
Leading the side in the absence of Dhoni, Suresh Raina opted to bat. But the decision did not work wonders for the visitors as Sunrisers bowled a nagging line and length to pick up five wickets for 22 runs. While leg-spinner Rashid Khan was the most successful bowler with economical figures of 2/17, seamers Bhuvneshwar Kumar (0/21) and Khaleel Ahmed (1/22) were also miserly.
Iyer hit on right arm ahead of Mumbai clash
New Delhi: Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer suffered an injury scare today when he was hit on the right arm during training on the eve of his side’s match against Mumbai Indians here.
Iyer has led from the front and has been the team’s leading run-getter in the tournament with 266 runs at an average of 33.25.
Delhi are on course for their first playoff appearance since 2012, having won five out of their eight games. — PTI