IPL 2017: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Gujarat Lions, Player Ratings
The Afghan leggie Rashid Khan continued his impressive run and Australia’s David Warner returned to form as the 2016 IPL winners Sunrisers Hyderabad recorded a nine-wicket win against depleted Gujarat Lions at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Sunday.
The hosts cruised to the 136-run target in only 15.3 overs as their skipper sealed his team's victory with a six.
Warner top-scored with an unbeaten 76 while Moises Henriques contributed with 52 not out. Here’s the rating of all the players from today’s game.
Shikhar Dhawan – 1/10
The low target that the Sunrisers Hyderabad were chasing could have been an ideal platform for Shikhar Dhawan to regain form and score some runs. He hit a six initially but got out in a soft fashion off a full toss.
David Warner – 9.5/10
Warner was excellent on the field with bowling changes and field placements. He was also brilliant with the bat, and hit himself back to form with a 45 ball 76. The attack began in the third over when skipper Suresh Raina introduced himself into the attack.
The Aussie lofted him straight into the sight screen and followed it with another one into the long-on region. Warner was in a devastating form.
Moises Henriques – 7/10
Henriques conceded 12 runs in the only over he bowled but came back in the run chase to steer his side to an easy win with his second successive half-century.
Ben Cutting – 2/10
On a day where his teammates shone with the ball, Cutting was off-color and was expensive with the ball. With Warner and Henriques getting the job done, Cutting’s services with the bat were not required.
Bipul Sharma – 5.5/10
Sharma did just what was required of him. He was given the new ball to contain the strong lineup and he delivered by conceding only 24 off his 4 overs.
Ashish Nehra – 6/10
Nehra was used by Warner in one over spells. Even though he leaked a few runs at the start, he pulled things back in the end and got the vital wicket of Dinesh Karthik.
Bhuvaneshwar Kumar 7.5/10
Kumar was brilliant as usual. He conceded a couple of boundaries to Jason Roy in his first over but came back strong to get rid of the Englishman and bowled two tight overs at the death dismissing Dwayne Smith in the process.
Rashid Khan – 9-10
Rashid Khan was the star of the show during the Lions’ innings. He took on the intimidating batting line-up and managed to prize away the trio of McCullum, Finch and Raina. He even troubled an in-form Dinesh Karthik, and all that in his maiden IPL foray. His googly to Finch and McCullum was a testament to his brilliant thinking.
Yuvraj Singh – N/A
Deepak Hooda – N/A
Naman Ojha – N/A