IPL 2018, Match 39, SRH vs RCB - Sunrisers Hyderabad Player Ratings

IPL 2018, Match 39, SRH vs RCB – Sunrisers Hyderabad Player Ratings

Sunrisers Hyderabad beat the Royal Challengers Bangalore by 5 runs.

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

The Sunrisers Hyderabad extended their dominating run in the ongoing edition of the IPL. They proved it yet again why they are hailed as the number one bowling side in the tournament. They successfully defended a total as low as 146 against a star studded Royal Challengers Bangalore lineup. Bhuvneshwar Kumar successfully defended 12 runs in the final over to eke out a 5 run win for his side.

Earlier in the game, the Sunrisers Hyderabad were asked to bat first after RCB skipper Virat Kohli won the toss. They had a poor start as they lost three wickets cheaply in the game. Kane Williamson and Shakib Al Hasan then added 64 runs for the fourth wicket to keep the innings going. Williamson top scored for the side with 56 as Sunrisers posted 146 before bundling out in the final over of the innings.

In the run chase, the Royal Challengers Bangalore lost Parthiv Patel early. But a very fluent Virat Kohli took the game ahead with his 30-ball 39. After Kohli’s dismissal, the innings slumped from 60/1 to 84/5. The innings could never take off again and the late efforts of Colin de Grandhomme and Mandeep Singh went in vain as RCB lost the match by 5 runs.

Here are the player ratings for the match:

Alex Hales – 1/10

Alex Hales had a bad day at work in the game. The hard hitting batsman had his first off time with the bat in the tournament this year. He was dismissed in the third over of the game in 5 by Tim Southee. He would hope to come back strong in the next game.

Shikhar Dhawan – 1/10

Shikhar Dhawan came in to the tournament as the batting mainstay of the Sunrisers Hyderabad. But the batting mainstay has been largely ineffective for the Orange Army in the recent times. Dhawan perished cheaply on 13 in the match after staying at the crease for 19 deliveries.

Kane Williamson – 9/10

One of the key reasons for the success of the Sunrisers camp is the way Kane Williamson has led them. The Kiwi cricketer has taken some very bold decisions in the tournament this season and that have paid rich dividends for him. His moves with the bowling changes have been spot on. With the bat, Williamson has led from the front. He top scored for his side in the game with 56 to his name in just 39 deliveries with five fours and two sixes.

Manish Pandey – 1/10

Manish Pandey struggled to get going in the match. He seems to have lost his touch yet again in the season after having scored a couple of good scores. Pandey had the opportunity to make it count on the day but ended up with a single digit score to his name.

Shakib Al Hasan – 8/10

When the first three wickets fell very early in the game, the SRH skipper desperately needed someone to hang around with him at the crease. Shakib Al Hasan proved to be the ideal second fiddle to the skipper and contributed with a crucial 35 off 32 balls. With the ball, he bagged the big wicket of Virat Kohli. He also accounted for the wicket of Parthiv Patel. He returned with figures of 2/36 in his four overs.

Yusuf Pathan – 3/10

Yusuf Pathan did not have a great time with the bat in the match. Pathan arrived at the crease in the final overs and the team needed a final flourish from him. He could only score 12 with the bat. Later, on the field, he took a very valuable catch of Virat Kohli.

Wriddhiman Saha – 3/10

Wriddhiman Saha has not been getting a lot of chances to shine with the bat. Even in this game, he had a handful of deliveries at his disposal to make things count. But Saha could only score 8 before heading back to the pavilion. With the gloves, he was excellent on the day.

Rashid Khan – 7/10

Rashid Khan is a wily customer and perhaps the most valued weapon of his skipper. Williamson used the services of Rashid with perfection. Rashid got through the defenses of AB de Villiers in the match. In his final over, he was hit for a couple of sixes that spoiled his overall figures of 1/31 in four overs.

Siddarth Kaul – 7.5/10

Siddarth Kaul has largely been living in the shadows of Bhuvneshwar Kumar over the years. This season, he has shown that he can be lethal on his own. He continued his good work with the ball and executed the yorkers to perfection. He returned with figures of 1/25 in the four overs that he bowled.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar  – 8.5/10

Bhuvneshwar Kumar has undoubtedly been the bowling mainstay of the Sunrisers Hyderabad over the years. Yet again, he showed why he is revered as one of the finest death overs bowlers in the business. He successfully defended 12 in the final over to win the game for his side by 5 runs. He returned with figures of 1/27 in the four overs that he bowled.

Sandeep Sharma – 8.5/10

The role played by Sandeep Sharma for the Sunrisers Hyderabad is a very vital one. However, his work often goes unnoticed. Sandeep bowled his complete quota of four overs and gave away just 20 runs. Also, he got the wicket of Manan Vohra in the match.

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