Sunrisers Hyderabad finally opened their account in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League as the team secured a resounding nine-wicket win against Punjab Kings in Chennai on Wednesday. Although it was an all-round effort by the Hyderabad unit, but it was seamer Khaleel Ahmed who laid the platform for SRH’s fine win.
Khaleel’s effort saw Punjab getting bundled out for a paltry 120 in 19.4 overs as he emerged as the standout performer from the SRH camp and went on to pick three wickets in his four-over quota.
In response, SRH got off to a great start with skipper David Warner leading from the front. Warner along with Jonny Bairstow added 73 runs for the opening wicket, before the Australian was dismissed by Fabien Allen on 37.
However, Bairstow kept the momentum in SRH’s favour and went on to complete his half-century. Together with Kane Williamson, the pair completed the paltry run-chase in 18.4 overs, with Bairstow remaining unbeaten on 63 off 56 balls, while the Kiwi scored 16 from 19 deliveries.