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Bairstow, Williamson Take SRH To 164 Against DC

Abu Dhabi: Opener Jonny Bairstow scored his second fifty of the match as Sunrisers Hyderabad posted a aggressive 162 for 4 in opposition to Delhi Capitals within the Indian Premier League right here on Tuesday.

Bairstow smashed two fours and one six in his 48-ball 53 and shared two essential partnerships — 77 off 57 balls with David Warner (45 off 33) for the opening stand and 52 off 38 balls with Kane Williamson (41 off 26) for the third wicket.

Making his IPL debut, Jammu and Kashmir’s Abdul Samad (12 off 7) blasted a 4 and 6 in his helpful cameo.

Put into bat, Warner and Bairstow have been circumspect with the tempo trio of Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada (2/21) and Anrich Nortje sustaining their line and size.

The consequence was Sunrisers might solely rating 38 within the powerplay, which yielded simply two fours and a six — all hit by Warner.

Bairstow picked his first boundary within the seventh over, launching a slog sweep for a six off leg-spinner Amit Mishra (2/35).

The duo tried to make up for the dearth of boundaries on the sluggish observe with their wonderful operating between the wickets to maintain the scoreboard ticking.

Warner despatched one straight over Ishant’s head for his second six after which picked a 4 off Mishra with a reverse sweep however the spinner had the final snicker as he had him caught behind with SRH reaching 82 for one in 10 overs.

Mishra returned to dismiss Manish Pandey (3) earlier than Sunrisers crossed the 100-mark in 14th over.

Enjoying his first match of the season after recovering from an harm, Williamson smashed two fours within the 16th over to take SRH to 128 for 2.

Bairstow reached his fifty off 44 balls earlier than holding out to Nortje within the 18th over. Williamson too was dismissed within the final over.

(PTI)

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