Sunrisers Hyderabad had a poor start to this season of the IPL. The Orange Army lost to Kolkata Knight Riders in their opening encounter in Chennai. After that, they locked horns with Royal Challengers Bangalore in the next game in the same venue.
SRH captain David Warner won the toss and opted to bowl first. RCB posted a modest total of 149/8 in their allotted quota of 20 overs. Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell top-scored with 59 off 41 balls.
The big-hitting all-rounder smacked as many as 5 fours and 3 sixes at a strike rate of 143.90. RCB captain Virat Kohli scored 33 off 29 balls including 4 boundaries. Meanwhile, Jason Holder and Rashid Khan were the best bowlers for SRH.
The Caribbean took 3 wickets to his name in his quota of 4 overs, giving away 30 runs. On the other hand, Afghanistan ace spinner Rashid Khan took 2 wickets but conceded just 18 runs.
In reply, Sunrisers lost Wriddhiman Saha early on in the innings. However, SRH captain David Warner and Manish Pandey steadied the ship with an 83-run partnership. Warner brought up his first half-century this season.
He top-scored for the Sunrisers with 54 off 37 balls including 7 boundaries and a maximum at a strike rate of 145.95. However, after his departure, SRH lost wickets like a pack of cards.
David Warner unhappy after Harshal Patel was not sent off
During SRH’s run-chase, RCB bowler Harshal Patel bowled two beamers that were clearly above the waistline. Initially, he bowled a no-ball in the fourth ball of the 17th over. The right-arm seamer lost his grip and delivered a high full-toss and hence no-ball was called.
Then again, in the third ball of the 20th over, he delivered yet another beamer but Rashid Khan converted it into a boundary. Meanwhile, SRH skipper Warner was not happy about something. This was Harshal’s second waist-high full toss and Warner asked why he was not sent off.
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Why was he not sent off!?
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