Shikhar Dhawan starred with his unbeaten 77 to guide Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) to a 9-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals (R) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Monday at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.
Dhawan was supported by skipper Kane Williamson who also remained not out on 36. Chasing a low target of 126 set by Rajasthan, Dhawan made his intentions clear right from the outset.
The hosts were dominant right from the start, with all their bowlers playing a crucial role in restricting RR to 125-9.
Earlier, a stellar bowling display by Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) restricted Rajasthan Royals (RR) to 125/9 in their 20 overs. Siddarth Kaul was the pick of the bowlers as he finished with figures of 2/17 in his four overs. Shakib Al Hasan also took two wickets (2/23) while Rashid Khan (1/23), Billy Stanlake (1/29) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1/30) shared a wicket each. Skipper Ajinkya Rahane (13) tried his best but fell prey to a brilliant catch by Rashid.