IPL 2020: Rashid Khan’s Brillance Brought SRH Much-Needed Victory
SunRisers Hyderabad spinner Rashid Khan delivered a stellar performance to lead Warner-led team to their first win of the season against Delhi Capitals.
It seemed that ‘the law of averages’ was sitting in the SunRisers Hyderabad dud-out. David Warner’s side managed to win their first match of the IPL 2020 by a margin of 15 runs after losing the first two matches in a row. Similarly, Delhi Capitals’ unbeaten run score came to a halt in this match. Delhi played decently but never seemed inspired during the chase of 163 runs. The 11th game of the IPL for the first time also gave an indication about what is in store for the coming weeks when pitches are likely to get slower. This certainly wasn’t a pitch where merely hitting more sixes (DC hit one more than SRH’s four) was going to influence the match significantly as it wasn’t raining sixes, unlike Sharjah.
“We lost the toss tonight and won the game, so feels good,” said Warner after the win. Apart from the law of averages, the work of a genius was also in full display when Rashid Khan came to the party in a tournament which has given him the superstar status across the cricketing globe. Khan not only conceded just 14 runs in his quota of four overs but also got the big wickets of Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer at the beginning of his bowling spell and the dangerous-looking Rishabh Pant towards the end.
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