Sun Risers Hyderabad register a comfortable eight-wicket win over Gujarat Lions. With this win, SRH is sitting comfortably in the 2nd spot of the IPL table for now (17 points). But most importantly they have qualified for the playoffs.
The star performers in this match were Mohammad Siraj with the ball and David Warner (69) and Vijay Shankar (63) with the bat.
Together David Warner and Vijay Shankar forged a partnership of 133 which took their side to a comfortable win. Warner played a responsible knock after a couple of early jolts. However, Vijay Shankar was dropped early by Dinesh Karthik and it proved costly for the Lions.
At one point 200 was on the cards but it was Mohammad Siraj who started the slide for Lions along with Rashid Khan. Between the two they took four wickets between themselves to turn the game on its head. Sirah finished with a wonderful spell of 4/32 of four overs.
After the win, David Warner said,”It would have been a shame to miss out on the playoffs. We tried to communicate after the first wicket. When we lost a couple of wickets we realised the wicket was slowing up. Credit to Siraj for the way he bowled.”
GL 154 (19.2 Ovs)
Dwayne Smith (54),Ishan Kishan (61)
SRH 158/2 (18.1 Ovs)
David Warner (c)( 68*),Vijay Shankar( 63*)