Hyderabad beat Punjab by 13 runs at home
Batting first, Hyderabad once again struggled because of their top-order. The openers have failed to provide good starts which have kept the Hyderabad dugout thinking.
Moreover, some late contribution from Yusuf Pathan (21) ensured the bowlers had something to bowl at.
Meanwhile, the visitors had a great start banking on KL Rahul and Chris Gayle. They cruised to fifty in eight overs before Rahul (32) departed. Since then, it has been a landslide for the Ravichandran Ashwin led side.
Rashid Khan led the sweeping as he returned with three for 19 in his quota of four overs.
The other bowlers also chipped in the useful contribution as Hyderabad complete their sweet revenge from the last game.
Here is the players rating of Sunrisers Hyderabad:
Shikhar Dhawan: (3/10):
Since returning from the injury the southpaw Shikhar Dhawan is yet to come good with the bat. As a result, Hyderabad has struggled to put up good scores on the board.
The team management will badly want him to get back his form.
Kane Williamson (c): (5/10):
Kane Williamson failed to come good with the bat for the first time in this season. However, he has been spot on with his decision in the field.
Williamson has been a huge boost for the SRH in this season.
Wriddhiman Saha (wk): (2.5/10):
Wriddhiman Saha desperately needs to put some runs under his belt. He hasn’t scored runs yet in this season.
However, he has been at his brilliant best behind the stumps.
Manish Pandey: (8/10):
After losing some wickets early, Manish Pandey steadied the ship and proved his mettle. He played a responsible knock of 54 runs – to guide his team go past 100-run mark.
Meanwhile, his return to form will be a huge boost for Hyderabad in the upcoming fixtures.
Shakib Al Hasan: (8.5/10):
The all-rounder from Bangladesh has been absolutely brilliant for the past two games. Shakib Al Hasan has contributed in all the departments and will hope to continue doing so.
He scored a crucial 28 runs before returning with two for 18 from 3 overs.
Yusuf Pathan: (7/10):
Yusuf Pathan has been chipping in with crucial contribution at the end. In today’s match, he remained unbeaten 21 runs as Hyderabad posted a challenging total.
Hyderabad will be oozing with confidence seeing Pathan coming back to form.
Mohammad Nabi: (2/10):
The experienced Mohammad Nabi had an off day in business as he went for 24 runs from his two overs. Although he bowled in the powerplays, Nabi needs to contain runs at the start.
The dugout will want an improved performance from Nabi in the next outing.
Rashid Khan: (9/10):
Rashid returned with three for 19 in his four overs as Hyderabad defended a low total.
Basil Thampi: (6.5/10):
Basil Thampi bowled with good pace and hurried the batsman. The young seamer returned with two for 14 in 2.2 overs.
Hyderabad bowling attack has done a great job with youngsters coming to the party.
Siddarth Kaul: (6/10):
Although Siddarth Kaul failed to pick wickets, he was spot on with his line and length. He returned with none for 25 in his full quota.
The fast bowler from Punjab has had a good season so far and will look to continue it.
Sandeep Sharma: (8/10):
Sandeep Sharma has been brilliant with the new ball for Hyderabad in the absence of Bhuvneshwar Kumar. He bowled with great accuracy as he returned with a match-winning performance of two of 17 in his full quota.
He needs to continue his performance going into the business end of the tournament for Sunrisers Hyderabad.