Shikhar Dhawan is the Man of the Match
Kane Williamson: No doubt we missed Davey. He's been a fantastic player for a lot of years. Good to see everyone stepping up. Guys were great on field and all did their roles well. It was nice to see people step up well with bat and ball. All the bowlers certainly played their part. We got wickets at key parts but it was important we fielded well. We took some really good catches. A team effort. It wasn't a planned thing, the surface was such that the short ball was coming on nicely. There was something for the pacers and the spinners while the batsmen were also to score runs. A fair surface actually. I had the best seat in the house, he hit it really well. The intent was great from ball one. Saha also showed intent from the start. Hopefully we can keep it up in the coming games as well.
Ajinkya Rahane: We thought 126 was on the lower side. When we were batting we thought 160 would be a great total. We did quite well as a bowling unit, but the Sunrisers were excellent with the ball. Sanju and I tried to back our game but lost too many wickets in the middle, and that's where we lost the game. I think the lack of one big partnership is what cost us. Even one partnership would have given us a more competitive total. I'm very unhappy with the dropped catch, but it's a part and parcel of the game. It's the first game, and we have to learn from our mistakes and not repeat them in future.
Hyderabad won by 9 wickets
Over 15.5 Dhawal Kulkarni bowls it short of length to Shikhar Dhawan, Boundary! Rocks back in the crease and pulls it hard over mid wicket and get the winning runs with boundary.
Over 15.4 Dhawal Kulkarni bowls a yorker right into the blockhole to Shikhar Dhawan, no runs, goes deep in the crease and digs it out on the off side.
Over 15.3 Dhawal Kulkarni bowls a pitched up delivery to Shikhar Dhawan, no runs, comes on to the front foot and driven straight to the man at mid on.
Over 15.2 Dhawal Kulkarni bowls it short of length to Shikhar Dhawan, no runs, gets behind the line on the back foot and let it go through to the keeper.
Over 15.1 Dhawal Kulkarni good length delivery to Shikhar Dhawan, no runs, gets forward and tries to reach it with a flashy cut but misses
End of Over 15 (3 runs) Hyderabad XI 123/1
KS Williamson 36/35 D'Arcy Short 2-0-9-0
Shikhar Dhawan 73/52
Over 14.6 D'Arcy Short bowls a tossed up delivery to KS Williamson, no runs, stays back in the crease and punches it straight to the man at cover.
Over 14.5 D'Arcy Short bowls a tossed up delivery to KS Williamson, no runs, gets across a bit and paddles it to short fine leg
Over 14.4 D'Arcy Short bowls it short of length to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run, goes on to the back foot and cuts it pass backward point and gets a single.
Over 14.3 D'Arcy Short bowls a tossed up delivery to Shikhar Dhawan, no runs, goes deep in the crease and chops it towards point region.
Over 14.2 D'Arcy Short good length delivery to KS Williamson, 1 run, gets across the line on the back foot and works it through mid wicket for a single.
Over 14.1 D'Arcy Short bowls a pitched up delivery to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run, gets forward and flicks it down to long on for a single.
End of Over 14 (6 runs) Hyderabad XI 119/1
Shikhar Dhawan 71/48 Jaydev Unadkat 3-0-28-1
KS Williamson 35/32
Over 13.6 Jaydev Unadkat good length delivery to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run, gets across with a nice shuffle and clips it with a neat deflection off his pads.
Over 13.5 Jaydev Unadkat bowls a pitched up delivery to KS Williamson, 1 run, gets forward and pushes it through extra cover and picks up another single.
Over 13.4 Jaydev Unadkat bowls a pitched up delivery to KS Williamson, 2 runs, stands tall and punches it along the ground to sweeper cover and picks up couple of runs.