Ipl 2017 : Sunrisers Hyderabad beats Royal challengers Banglore by 35 runs in the opening match
10th season of IPL had been started with a rematch of last year’s finalist teams i.e Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
The match had been played in the absence of three best batsman of Royal Challengers Banglore, Virat kohli KL Rahul and Ab De Villiers.
In the absence of the skipper Virat Kohli the team has been lead by Shane Watson.
Over to the match
Defending Champions Sunrisers Hyderabad got a best start to season 10 of the Indian premier League with a 35 run win over Royal Challengers Banglore at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. For SRH, Hendriques, Cutting and Yuvraj were outstanding. Skipper Warner didn’t get runs but fielded superbly. RCB need to get back and tweak quite a bit about their way of playing. Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan took two wickets on IPL debut.
Yuvraj: Every IPL you’ve got to bring something new (talking about the hairdo). Gabbar (Dhawan) is very famous in Hyderabad so I’ll take the second place. Confidence, you know. When you make a comeback and play well, you get the confidence and frees the mind. Just watching the ball and play accordingly. I’ve been working a lot more on my batting. I’ve been working on the short ball and the slower ball and have been trying to hit in the V. I was lucky today, got dropped. But I’ve been playing the short ball well. As you get older, you’ve got to train harder.
Warner: It was fantastic. The guys backed themselves. We knew it was going to be a good wicket. We tried to be positive in the first six. I think the stats went into my head. That’s the way the game goes. You’re always mindful with a power packed batting line-up like that. Yuvi was superb. Whatever he’s been doing in the season he’s had has been fantastic. Dhawan’s been working hard. He spoke to me the other day saying he’s in good touch. What a fantastic prospect (Rashid Khan). On the world stage, in the IPL environment, fantastic stuff from him. He was a little nervous but I told him to back himself.