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Rashid Khan sets up massive win for Sunrisers Hyderabad

David Warner scored an unbeaten 76 off 45 deliveries in the chase
David Warner scored an unbeaten 76 off 45 deliveries in the chase
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Sunrisers Hyderabad 140-1 (Warner 76no) beat
Gujarat Lions 135-7 (Rashid 3-19) by nine wickets
Sixth match, Indian Premier League, Hyderabad
Scorecard

After Rashid Khan's three-wicket haul restricted Gujarat Lions to 137 for seven, David Warner and Moises Henriques scored unbeaten knock of 76 and 52 to complete the chase for Sunrisers Hyderabad in 15.3 overs with nine wickets in hand in the sixth match of Indian Premier League.

Hyderabad won the toss and decided to field first. Jason Roy (31) started the innings positively with five boundaries in the first three overs but the introduction of Rashid Khan changed the complexion of the innings.

Rashid trapped Brendon McCullum (5) in the fifth over and in the next delivery, Suresh Raina (5) was dropped in the slips. The wickets continued to tumble as Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2-21) accounted for Roy while in his next two overs, Rashid trapped both Raina and Aaron Finch (3) LBW to leave Gujarat Lions reeling at 57 for four.

Dinesh Karthik (30) and Dwayne Smith consolidated the innings with 56 run stand for the fifth wicket but with Hyderbad being strong in the death overs, Gujarat Lions managed only 137 for seven in their innings.

Raina (0-24) opened the bowling for Gujarat and in his second over, Shikhar Dhawan (9) struck a six to get going and Warner (76 not out) followed it with two more sixes.

Praveen Kumar (1-16) provided the much needed breakthrough for Gujarat, when he induced a top edge from Dhawan which was caught brilliantly by McCullum.

With two boundaries each from Warner and Henriques (52 not out), Hyderabad ended the powerplay at 59 for one. The Hyderabad captain reached his fifty off 31 deliveries while Henriques reached his second successive fifty off 37 balls.

The duo shared an unbeaten 108 run stand to complete the chase in 15.3 overs and put Hyderabad in the pole position in the table. Rashid was awarded the man of the match for his three wicket haul.

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