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Warner, Rashid frustrate Lions

Sports Desk     10 April, 2017 12:00 AM printer

Warner, Rashid frustrate Lions

Sunrisers Hyderabad bowler Rashid Khan, left, celebrates the wicket of Gujarat Lions Aaron Finch during their IPL T20 match at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad on Sunday.

Sunrisers Hyderabad dominated all aspects of a T20 game - batting, bowling, fielding and winning a toss - to consign Gujarat Lions to their second rout of the season.


Sunrisers cruised to their second comfortable victory, with nine wickets in hand and 27 balls to spare. Lions stuck to the same combination as the first game - four overseas batsmen and five Indian bowlers - and lacked balance and penetration again.


With the bat, they could muster just 135, their second-lowest first-innings total.

With the ball, they’ve taken just one wicket in two games.


Sunrisers, on the other hand, were clutch in planning and execution. Rashid Khan flummoxed the Lions batsmen with his variations to become the highest wicket-taker of this season’s IPL.


Then chasing 137, David Warner struck an unbeaten 45-ball 76, going past 1000 IPL runs at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium and 7000 overall runs in T20 cricket.     —Cricinfo


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