IPL: Openers fire as Sunrisers beat Gujarat Lions by 10 wickets

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Apr 22, 2016 12:39 IST
Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner plays a shot. (PTI Photo)

Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner won the toss and opted to field first against Gujarat Lions.

Sunrisers Hyderabad will be aiming to end Gujarat Lion’s three-match winning streak when they face-off in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot on Thursday.

Hyderabad snapped back from their opening two-match loss - to Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Kolkata Knight Riders - with a seven-wicket thumping of Mumbai Indians on Monday and against hosts Gujarat, they will face a strong challenge.

Gujarat are currently second in the points table with three consecutive wins and they will throw everything in their bid to extend the winning run. The IPL debutants have won their two away matches against Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians. They also overcame fellow debutants Rising Pune Supergiants here by seven wickets.

Gujarat Lions: A Finch, B McCullum, S Raina (C), D Karthik, DJ Bravo, R Jadeja, A Nath, D Kulkarni, P Kumar, D Steyn, P Tambe.

Sunrisers Hyderabad: D.Warner(C), S.Dhawan, M.Henriques, E.Morgan, N.Ojha, A.Tare, D.Hooda, B.Sharma, B.Kumar, Mustafizur Rahman, B.Sran.

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