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IPL 2017: Moises Henriques shows utility with quickfire fifty against Rising Pune Supergiant

Moises Henriques gave Sunrisers Hyderabad’s innings a great amount of momentum with a 28-bball 55, allowing them to finish on 176/3 against Rising Pune Supergiant in Pune on Saturday.

ipl 2017 Updated: Apr 22, 2017 18:30 IST
Moises Henriques,Sunrisers Hyderabad,Indian Premier League 2017
Moises Henriques of Sunrisers Hyderabad scored a 28-ball 55 to guide his team to 176/3 against Rising Pune Supergiant in their 2017 Indian Premier League match at the MCA Stadium in Pune on Saturday. (BCCI)

Moises Henriques slammed a terrific 28-ball 55 as Sunrisers Hyderabad reached 176 at the end of their innings against Rising Pune Supergiant on Saturday. (LIVE UPDATES)

Coming on to bat after Kane Williamson was trapped leg-before by Daniel Christian in the 13th over, Henriques took no time to settle down as he picked up two consecutive boundaries off Shardul Thakur to start his knock on an attacking note. (LIVE SCORECARD)

He rotated the strike well with David Warner to keep the scoreboard ticking as the latter produced a rare slow knock of 43 off 40 deliveries. He welcomed pacer Jaydev Unadkat with a first-ball six after the second strategic time-out and unleashed himself after Warner departed in the same over.

He picked up consecutive boundaries off Unadkat and Shardul Thakur before sending the former for a gigantic six over mid-wicket in the 19th over. He reached his half-century in the final over of Sunriser Hyderabad’s innings with a glorious drive against Shardul Thakur before sending the next ball through point and short-third man to pick up another boundary.

The duo’s 47-run partnership off 21 balls was instrumental to their side going past the 150 run-mark; especially after the sluggish start provided by Shikhar Dhawan and David Warner.

First Published: Apr 22, 2017 18:30 IST