Well played, Shikhar Dhawan! He starred with his unbeaten 77 to take Sunrisers Hyderabad to a 9 wicket triumph over Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2018.
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Hitting a low target of 126 set by Rajasthan Royals, made Dhawan's intentions clear right from the outset. Well, Rajasthan skipper Ajinkya Rahane used several bowlers to no avail but Dhawan and Williamson chased the target of the third day IPL 2018 by themselves in 15.5 over.
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The day remained a blockbuster beginning for Hyderabad. Chosen to bowl after a toss, the team came out with a disciplined effort restricted the opposite team to a skimpy 125. But the game remained on when they came to bat.
It was Shikhar Dhawan who stole the show with a hit to 77, flecked with 13 fours. Well, Dhawan finished off the match with style by striking 4. That's amazing when your team is about to triumph.
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Shikhar Dhawan was the man of the match. He said, "I enjoy playing long innings. It benefits the team. I have been more aggressively not in just this IPL but for India in South Africa and before that too. So, quite happy about it. We got a very balanced side."
Further, Kane Williamson, Sunrisers Hyderabad captain said, "No doubt, we missed Warner. He has been a fantastic player for us. All the bowlers played their part. Important that we field well. We look to improve as well. Bowling bouncers were not planned. It was a very good wicket. Good for pacers as well. Lovely to bat on. I had the best seat in the house (watching Shikhar bat)."
A partnership seemed great in this match. Hasta La Vista. Cheers IPL 2018!