Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 35 runs in the IPL opener and home captain David Warner praised Afghanistan’S Rashid Khan for his great debut. The leg-spinner Rashid Khan picked two wickets for 36 runs in four overs.
David WarnerOh he was fantastic. He has the talent and seems to be a fantastic prospect for Afghanistan cricket. It was fantastic the manner in which the guys batted through the middle. We got to see the Yuvi of the old we know.
Veteran Yuvraj Singh was SRH’s highest-scorer, smashing 62 off 27 balls for which he was declared the Man-of-the-Match
Yuvraj SinghWhen you make a comeback and play well, you gain confidence. You don’t have to worry that you have to make a comeback (to Indian team). I’m batting more hours, working on the short ball, the slower ball, hitting in the V. I was a bit lucky today but I have been playing the short ball really well.
RCB of their part were without four key players with skipper Virat Kohli out till the second week of April to fully recover from the shoulder strain he picked up during the Ranchi Test. AB de Villiers missed just this game though KL Rahul and Sarfaraz Khan have both been ruled out of the season due to injuries.
Stand-in skipper Shane Watson admitted his team was outplayed.
Shane WatsonAll aspects, we were slightly off. We weren’t as tight.Sunrisers got pretty much the same combinations, we are still finding ours. Last man standing, but it’s a privilege to lead RCB. The wicket was slow but very nice (batting).