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IPL : Sunrisers Hyderabad off to a winning start

IPL 2017 kicks off !
05 Apr 2017
  • The 10th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) kicked off today with a glitzy opening ceremony in Hyderabad.
  • Apart from the regular bollywood performances, the ceremony included felicitation of four Indian cricket legends - Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Virender Sehwag, and VVS Laxman.
  • The first match of the tournament saw hosts and defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) take on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).

  • How have the teams lined up?
    05 Apr 2017
  • In the curtain raiser match, Royal Challengers Bangalore pitched a team sans their key players hit with injuries, including Virat Kohli, AB De Villiers, and KL Rahul.
  • Hyderabad team on the other hand with a home advantage looked the better team on paper with the likes of big hitters David Warner and Yuvraj Singh.
  • Shane Watson-led RCB won the toss and chose to field.

  • Hyderabad sets up a heavy target
    05 Apr 2017
  • Batting first, Hyderabad were off to a flyer scoring 59 runs in the first powerplay.
  • With a sizzling 62-run knock off 27 balls from Yuvraj Singh, SRH scored a mammoth 207/4, for RCB to chase.
  • This included major contributions from Shikhar Dhawan (40 runs in 31 balls), and Henriques who managed to score first fifty of IPL 2017 (52 runs in 37 balls).

  • IPL : Sunrisers Hyderabad off to a winning start
    05 Apr 2017
  • Defending champions Sunrisers Hyderbad (SRH) began their IPL 2017 campaign with a win over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) beating them by 35 runs.
  • Ashish Nehra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Afghani player Rashid Khan picked up two wickets each, with Deepak Hooda picking up the crucial wicket of RCB's big man Chris Gayle.
  • Yuvraj Singh was chosen as the Man of the match.

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