Twitter Reactions: Prasidh bags four as Sunrisers Hyderabad fade away after Dhawan’s fifty
Dhawan top scored for the hosts with 50 off 39 balls to his name.
Updated - May 19, 2018 9:55 pm
The 2018 edition of the Indian Premier League has reached the final weekend of the league stages. In the Royal derby in Jaipur, the Rajasthan Royals beat the Royal Challengers Bangalore to stay afloat in the competition for the playoffs. Also, at the same time, the result ended RCB’s run in the season. Now, the action moved to the second game of the double header between Sunrisers Hyderabad and the Kolkata Knight Riders.
The stakes are high in this particular game as well. A win for Sunrisers Hyderabad will have no impact on their top position but only keep their good form going. On the contrary, a win for the Kolkata Knight Riders could prove to be a big boost as they will have a potential chance to finish among the top two in the league stages. At the half way stage in the game, the game stands pretty much balanced in the favor of both sides.
The stage was all set at the happy hunting fortress of the Sunrisers in Hyderabad. SRH skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and opted to bat first. Shikhar Dhawan and Sreevats Goswami got a brilliant start for the hosts as the new ball bowlers showed no penetration from the KKR camp.
The SRH openers added 79 runs off 52 deliveries for the first wicket before Goswami was sent packing on 35 (26) by Kuldeep Yadav. Kane Williamson and Dhawan then joined hands to only strengthen SRH’s claim even more in the game. Williamson looked sublime during his 17-ball 36 that was ended by Javon Searles in the 13th over. Meanwhile, Shikhar Dhawan scored yet another fifty in the season.
He, however, failed to add anymore to his total and got dismissed on 50 by Prasidh Krishna. Suddenly, the Sunrisers Hyderabad lost the momentum with the wickets falling in clusters in the middle overs. Manish Pandey chipped in with a fighting 22-ball 25 but the hosts failed to get the final flourish they needed. The hosts could eventually manage 172/9 in the stipulated 20 overs. Prasidh Krishna finished with figures of 4/30 to be the pick of the bowlers for KKR.
Here is how the cricket world reacted to the Sunrisers Hyderabad innings:
What a comeback, KKR. #SRHvKKR
— Monica (@monicas004) May 19, 2018
SRH since Williamson dismissal – 45/8 in 7.1 overs
— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) May 19, 2018
Another Pathetic knock from Pandey 25(21) at time when Team was looking good to score 190.
& he's in Indian T20s Side ???#SRHvKKR
— Pankaj Nautiyal (@NautiyalG___) May 19, 2018
— అసలు మజా తెలుగురా (@Iampillion) May 19, 2018
— Mr.A (@Macho_Mega_Star) May 19, 2018
Manish Pandey, I'm still asking, why the hell are you still playing cricket?. You are a turtle player! #SRHvKKR
— Sabjan (@sabjans2) May 19, 2018
— Abhinav (@abhinavabhi04) May 19, 2018
I'll say it again: Deepak Hooda >>>>>>> Manish Pandey
— Sachin (@S4FCB) May 19, 2018
#SRHvKKR manish pandey is THE MOST SELFISH player seen in recent times.. Always concerned abt his strike rate
— చైతన్య (@chaitanya416) May 19, 2018
— yvskarthik (@yvskarthik1) May 19, 2018
— Nandakumar vihari (@nandavihari) May 19, 2018