Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rising Pune Supergiants, IPL 2016 Match Highlights
A comprehensive performance from Pune as they break their 4-match losing streak in the 2016 Indian T20 League. Chasing a paltry target of 119, Pune lost the in-form Ajinkya Rahane in the first over for a duck. However, Steven Smith and Faf du Plessis ensured that there would be no miracles for the hosts as they added a fluent 80-run stand for the 2nd wicket to settle the issue in favor of the tourists. Both batsmen stuttered initially a bit but then waded into the Hyderabad bowling. Faf departed with 39 needed to win and MS Dhoni got out quickly after the Pune captain had promoted himself to number 4. As soon as he got out, the rains got heavier and the umpires decided to end it.
David Warner - (On it being a bad night for Hyderabad) Yea exactly. It wasn't up to our standards. This is not what we expect. A couple of half-trackers went to hand, a leg side strangle. We made their bowling look good. We lost too many wickets upfront and that never helps. (On whether his team is overdependent on him) No, that's being unfair. The boys tried hard but couldn't succeed. We lost wickets in clumps and that doesn't help. (On the fitness of Kane Williamson and Yuvraj Singh) They are close, really close. Ashish (Nehra) was fit for this game and these 2 guys are close to selection is what the selectors say. (On the crowd support) It's always great to have good support here.