Alex Hales takes to Twitter to laud Dhawan-Williamson for SRH win
The duo forged a record unbeaten 176-run partnership to guide SRH to a comfortable win
Updated - May 11, 2018 9:37 am
The Sunrisers Hyderabad has already set the benchmark for themselves and others this season on the back of some scintillating form. And the orange army gave an exemplary display last night as well, defeating Delhi Daredevils in a thriller of an encounter.
While the fans have been adapted to SRH’s superior bowling, this time it was a batting masterclass which took them over the rope. And with the win, SRH has now made it to the playoffs, the first team this season to do so. The Kane Williamson led side currently top the points table with a massive 18 points from 11 games.
Coming back to yesterday’s fixture, Shikhar Dhawan and Kane Williamson forged a record unbeaten 176-run partnership to guide SRH to a comfortable win. They down the target of 187 with an over to spare and with the loss of just a solitary wicket. Soon after the opener, Alex Hales departed for 14, it was followed by a relentless onslaught from the SRH duo. Dhawan remained unbeaten at 92 while Williamson carried the bat with a well scripted 83.
Following the win, an emphatic Alex Hales took to Twitter to wish the duo on their marvellous knocks. The 29-year-old English cricketer wrote, “What a partnership from Kane and Shikhar! Take a bow! @SunRisers #orangearmy.”
You can see the Tweet below
— Alex Hales (@AlexHales1) May 10, 2018
Rishabh Pant scored an unbeaten 128 for Delhi as they posted 187 on what looked to be a slow and sluggish pitch. Thanks largely to Pant, Delhi amassed 135 runs in the last 10 over which helped them reach the total. Williamson and Dhawan then took the game by the scruff of the neck after opener Alex Hales early departure. The two seemed to be batting on a totally different surface as they dominated right from the word go, not giving the bowlers even a single opportunity.
Delhi seemed to have lost the plot while defending as the bowlers picked all the wrong areas and looked to save runs rather than pick wickets. Shreyas Iyer used 7 bowling options but all the bowlers conceded at above 8 runs per over as Sunrisers chased down the total in 18.5 overs.