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#IPL2017 Yuvraj scores fastest 50; Afghani player debuts

Apr 06, 2017 12:40 IST
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Defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 35 runs to start their Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign with a big win. Yuvraj Singh’s 27-ball 62 provided SRH the fire-power to notch 207/4 against RCB at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium in Uppal.Then some stellar bowling from debutant Rashid Khan helped SRH dismiss RCB for 172. Yuvraj has always performed well at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium. In 2005, he smashed a magnificent 103 against South Africa as he helped India recover after being 35/5. In 2007, he blasted 121 against Australia but in went in vain as they lost the match by 47 runs. Rashid Khan became the first player from Afghanistan to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL).