Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) defeated Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 5 wickets at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Friday and registered their first win of the IPL 2019 season.
Batting first, RR posted a massive total of 198/2 on the board, thanks to wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson’s century, the first of this season, and captain Ajinkya Rahane’s well constructed 70-run knock.
Chasing 199, SRH opener David Warner (69 off 37 balls) hit almost every ball out of the boundary rope for either a four or a six in the power play overs. Jonny Bairstow held the other side beautifully with 45 off 28 balls.
Yusuf Pathan and Rashid Khan were left on the crease to score much-needed runs on time and they rose to the occasion by reaching the target on the last ball of the 19th over.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
Great win for SRH. Their highest chase ever in the IPL. A 100 run opening stand always sets up the tempo for such a big chase. Nice Quickfire innings from VJS. And Boy, Rashid Khan can bat, he is a huge difference between the sides #SRHvRR
— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) March 29, 2019
What a game @SunRisers vs @rajasthanroyals well done @IamSanjuSamson for scoring ur 2nd 100 in ipl.. outstanding batting @davidwarner31 looks like u were not away from the game at all.. superb inn @jbairstow21..
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) March 29, 2019
When some one is in the mood like David Warner was even 200 seems a minor total. How distructive his inning was? #SRHvRR
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) March 29, 2019
Sanju Samson caresses the ball, David Warner pulverises it. Two different ways of scoring runs!
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 29, 2019
Whoa, he’s got the josh! What a way to finish the match @rashidkhan_19!
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) March 29, 2019
Surely, should go down as one of the best chases. The intent from Warner from ball one was scary.
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) March 29, 2019
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 29, 2019
WARNER 👀👀 #IPL2019
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) March 29, 2019
Sunny spot on reminding us about the all-round skills; not just the bowling excellence of Rashid Khan. David Warner was in beast mode tonight and his running with Bairstow, electric!! That was impressive from @SunRisers .
— Ian bishop (@irbishi) March 29, 2019
— Freddie Wilde (@fwildecricket) March 29, 2019
— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) March 29, 2019
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) March 29, 2019
Here's your Gamechanger of the Match, #OrangeArmy! 🧡
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) March 29, 2019