Sunrisers Hyderabad came up with good bowling performance as Rising Pune Supergiant ended up making 148/8 in 20 overs. Rashid Khan continues to have an impressive debut season. His four overs cost just 19 runs and he took the most important wicket of Ben Stokes. Fast-bowler Siddarth Kaul spell of four overs included four wickets. Rahul Tripathi was unlucky today to get run-out early on and skipper Steve Smith got dismissed at a wrong time for 34. Pune were struggling to score the death over until MS Dhoni hit few massive blows in Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s over.
Considering the good form of David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan, Sunrisers will expect them to start on a very strong note. It’s very much their game to lose because the target is not a huge one. They have the right kind of players to chase down the required runs. If they win this match, Hyderabad will go above Pune in the rankings table and will be a step closer to the playoffs.