WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Mar 30, 2019, 12.06 AM
Hyderabad's star batsman David Warner struck a blistering fifty as his side defeated Rajasthan by five wickets to register their first win in the ongoing edition Indian Premier League at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Friday.
Opting to bat, Rajasthan posted a mammoth total of 198 runs with the help of Sanju Samson's second IPL century but his ton went in vain, as chasing a mammoth 199-run target, Warner set up the platform for Hyderabad with a breezy 69 off 37 balls and together with Jonny Bairstow (45 off 28) added a century stand for the opening wicket to spoil Rajasthan's day.
Apart from Warner, skipper Kane Williamson (14) and Vijay Shankar (35 off 15) played aggressively to bring down the equation within reach but three quick wickets, that too in consecutive balls of Shreyas Gopal (3/27) in the 16th over, changed the complexion of the game.
But Yusuf Pathan (16 not out) and Rashid Khan (15 not out) played sensibly to overwhelm the target with ease.