Published: Thu, April 12, 2018
Sports | By Toni Houston

IPL 11, Match 6: Rajasthan v Delhi

IPL 11, Match 6: Rajasthan v Delhi

Sunrisers Hyderabad, high on confidence after its emphatic win over Rajasthan Royals in its opener, squares off against Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here on Thursday.

Requiring just over 6 runs an over, the Sunrisers didn't have the best start when they lost Wriddhiman Saha in the second over to Jaydev Unadkat.

Sunrisers Hyderabad have shown no ill-effects from the loss of banned skipper David Warner as they eased to a nine-wicket IPL win over Rajasthan Royals. However, both tried their best with leading the Score rate of DD as -.567 as well as RR as -1.771 as updated from the Latest IPL 2018 Points table by 11th April 2018. Sunrisers conceded only 12 boundaries and no sixes against Rajasthan in the first game. The pair cruised through the run chase, allowing Hyderabad to romp home with 25 balls to spare and 9 wickets in hand - clearly proving detractors wrong who questioned how the team would do without their charismatic captain.

However, both SRH and RR immediately found replacement of their team captains in Kane Williamson and Ajinkya Rahane. Shikhar Dhawan slammed a half-century, Williamson warmed up with an attractive knock and the home fans returned home a happy lot. He has proved to be extremely consistent with the bat over the past year or so and will hope to provide stability to SRH's middle-order this season.

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Yusuf Pathan didn't get to bowl or bat in the first game and will be itching to get into action.

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Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan also had a very good game, and gave the opposition just 23 runs and took a wicket in his four overs. He was ably-supported by Williamson, who played within the "V" - cover to mid-on. Also, you can catch the live stream on Hotstar, AirTel Live TV app, and Jio TV.

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Billy Stanlake ran in and bowled fast.

Mohit Sharma and Mujeeb Ur Rahman picked two wickets each, while skipper Ravichandran Ashwin and spin partner Axar Patel claimed one each. The Aussie was great in the recent triangular series against England and New Zealand; if he can continue his form, he will be deadly alongside Kumar.

The only thing that will stand in their way of a really big total is the death bowling of SRH, who have the likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul and even Rashid Khan they can call on to finish the innings. Although some players are not the biggest worldwide names, they have had some incredible success in recent T20 tournaments.

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