IPL 10 GL vs SRH: Hyderabad beats Gujarat by 8 wickets, seals playoff berth
Kanpur: And Sunrisers Hyderabad has qualified for the play-offs. David Warner and youngster Vijay Shankar heroic helped SRH defeat hosts Gujarat Lions by eight wickets in a decider in Indian Premier League match at Green Park here on Saturday.
Warner played 52-ball 69-run knock with nine fours while Vijay Shankar hit his maiden half-century at a time when his team wanted it the most. Shanker's unbeaten 44-ball 63-run inning was studded with nine fours.
Together with his skipper, he added an unbeaten century stand. This was 13th 100-run stand for SRH.
Warner also completed 6000 runs in IPL 10. Dhawan is the next top scorer of the side, way behind his captain.
Chasing the 154-run total, SRH suffered two severe blows in the form of Shikhar Dhawan and Moises Henriques (4). Dhawan, after hitting four boundaries, got out at an individual score of 18 runs.
For GL, Praveen Kumar was the only wicket-taker with bowling figures 2/22.
Earlier, Gujarat Lions failed to make use of the contributions of its openers Ishan Kishan and Dwayne Smith as it was bowled out at a total of 154 runs.
Mohammad Siraj was the major charm in Hyderabad’s bowling with bowling figures 4/32. The remaining damage was done by Rashid Khan who picked three GL wickets.
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After being put to bat, Gujarat Liuons was off to fiery start with Dwayne Smitha and young gun Ishan Kishan sharing 111-run stand for the first wicket. Ishan Kishan did some insane hitting before ending his inning at 61. His 40-ball knock was laced with five fours and four biggies.
Smith was also on firing mode as played a quick-fire 33-ball 54-run knock with seven fours and two sixes.
After Smith’s departure, wixckets fell quickly for Gujarat.
Be it Suresh Raina (2), Dinesh Karthik (0), Aaron Finch (2), Ravindra Jadeja (20) or James Faulkner (8), no any batsmen survived in front of dangerous Hyderabad bowling.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Sidharth Kaul also claimed two and one wicket respectively.