• Saturday, August 13, 2022

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Dhawan’s unbeaten 77 helps Sunrisers Hyderabad crush Rajasthan Royals by nine wickets

Shikhar Dhawan and Kane Williamson shared a brilliant opening stand

By: Sarwar Alam

Opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan capitalised on a reprieve when on nought as he smashed his way to an unbeaten 77 to help Sunrisers Hyderabad thrash Rajasthan Royals by nine wickets in their opening match of the IPL-11. Chasing 126 for a win after the Sunrisers’ bowlers had produced a disciplined display to restrict the Royals to a paltry total, Dhawan was dropped in the first over by captain Ajinkya Rahane and that blunder cost the visiting side dear in the end. Dhawan (77 not out off 57 balls) later grew into confidence and in the company of his captain Kane…

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