Last Update on: April 29th, 2023 at 10:10 pm
After electing to bat first, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) posted a mammoth total of 197-6. Abhishek Sharma set the tone early in the innings by playing a breezy knock of 67 runs in 36 balls as he struck 12 fours & 1 six. At the back end of the innings, it was Heinrich Klaasen scored 53 runs in 27 balls. David Warner was quite worried as earlier SRH were restricted to 109-5 in 11.3 overs. David Warner was quite animated on the field and was seen guiding the bowlers.
Mitchell Marsh, the right-arm pacer was the pick of the bowlers who took 4 scalps and gave away 27 runs in his 4 overs and astonishingly bowled a maiden over which is invaluable in modern cricket. The lanky speedster Anrich Nortje was taken to the cleaners as he conceded 44 runs in his 4-over spell.
Harry Brook’s poor run continued as once again he failed to trouble the scorers. The skipper Aiden Markram too was foxed by Mitchell Marsh. We should not forget that Abdul Samad too scored a quick-fire knock of 28 runs in 21 balls as he smashed 2 sixes and 1 four.
Watch- Bhuvneshwar Kumar Castles David Warner
In response to the 198 target, David Warner & Philip Salt came into the bat. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was bowling the 1st over and on the second delivery, he bowled a bit wide off-stump as David Warner tried to play a pull shot but dragged the ball back onto the stumps.
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Chopped on!@BhuviOfficial gets David Warner 🔥🔥
What a start for @SunRisers 👌🏻👌🏻
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 29, 2023
This is a huge wicket for SRH as the destructive batter Warner could have inflicted a lot of damage in the powerplay overs. David Warner was dismissed on 0 in 2 balls. It would be interesting to see how Mitchell Marsh & Phillip Salt approach the run chase.
Exciting Contest on Cards
SRH would sense that they have got a great chance to stamp their authority in the match as DC’s middle order is quite fragile. It won’t be a bad idea to bring on Umran Malik into the power-play for the over as the wicket of Mitchell Marsh would be crucial.
DC on the other hand need to promote Axar Patel at No.4 or No.5 position as the required run rate is close to 10 and there are chances that the pitch may deteriorate a bit. One of Mitchell Marsh & Phillip Salt needs to stay till the end of the innings and play a significant knock.