Sunrisers Hyderabad beat RCB 35 runs in IPL opener
IPL 2017: Yuvraj Singh Powers Sunrisers To Big Win Over RCB
Speedy half centuries from Yuvraj Singh and Moises Henriques took Sunrisers Hyderabad to a persuasive 35-run success over Royal Challengers Bangalore in Wednesday’s opening 2017 Indian Premier League match.
62 struck in 27 balls to Henriques’ 52 in 37, as Hyderabad posted a lofty final total of 207. Bangalore’s response was poor, finishing on 172 all out in 19.4 overs.
Chris Gayle’s 32 was as great as it got for the Competitions, who were reversed by a disciplined bowling performance from the house side before a sellout home crowd that is near.
In all aspects, we were slightly away. We were tight as we should have been. Sunrisers pretty much have the same mixes, but we are still finding ours. It’s a privilege to head the team. The wicket was slow but quite fine. We have plenty of firepowers. We have to be better next time,” said conquered skipper Shane Watson, who led the side in the lack of Virat Kohli and the wounded AB de Villiers.
Exultant captain David Warner added: “It was brilliant the manner by which the men batted through the center. We are constantly cognizant of a jampacked lineup like the one Bangalore hae. We understood we had to negate their partnerships.”
Wednesday’s result was effectively a repeat of last year’s IPL ultimate when Hyderabad clinched a maiden title on the trunk of Warner’s superb half century.
Rising Pune Supergiant and Mumbai Indians will meet in Pune on Thursday at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium.