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IPL 2018: Bhuvneshwar Kumar terms SRH’s win over Daredevils as a ‘team performance’

The Sunrisers are currently sitting on the top position in the table.

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Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Bhuvneshwar Kumar in action. (Photo by Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS)

The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) have been clinical thus far in the eleventh edition of the Indian Premier League (SRH). They played their first game yesterday after a week off, but didn’t show any rustiness and managed to beat the Delhi Daredevils (DD) by seven wickets in a cliffhanger at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.

The franchise has been deemed to possess a lethal bowling lineup, which has been pivotal to a number of their victories in the tournament. The defended a modest score against the Mumbai Indians (MI) followed by another resounding performance against the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). Against Shreyas Iyer’s men, they were impeccable during the second half of Delhi’s innings.

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“Batsmen won us the game”- Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who made a comeback after an injury layoff hailed the entire team for their all-round show. “The win against DD was important because in the last three or four matches we won because of our bowling. In this match, batsmen won us the game. This is a perfect team performance where the batsmen and bowlers all are performing,” Bhuvneshwar mentioned after the game as quoted by Hindustan Times.

In the first 10 overs of their bowling, the home team looked a tad hapless as Prithvi Shaw blasted them to all corners of the ground. However, the bowlers showed resilience and stormed back to restrict them. “There was not much swing happening. After conceding 95 runs in the first 10 overs, we thought that it was not the end. We pulled back in the last 10 overs and gave only 68 runs,” the fast-bowler added.

The Sunrisers got themselves to a bludgeoning start as Alex Hales and Shikhar Dhawan racked 61 runs in the power-play, which included a 27-run over off Avesh Khan. However, Amit Mishra rocked SRH by picking them up in consecutive overs. The home team was in with an uphill task of chasing nearly ten runs per over in the last seven overs and the duo of Kane Williamson and Yusuf Pathan got them home in the penultimate delivery of the game.

 

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