SRH vs GT: Kane Williamson-led SunRisers Hyderabad has made a solid comeback into the ongoing 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League. After suffering three consecutive defeats, the team has bounced back and has won 2 back-to-back games.
SunRisers Hyderabad defeated defending champions Chennai Super Kings on Saturday, the Kane Williamson-led side has managed to defeat Gujarat Titans to hand over them with their first defeat of the season. Hardik Pandya-led Gujarat Titans were defeated by 8 wickets.
As the game kickstarted, Kane Williamson opted to bowl first. Gujarat Titans kicked off with a flying start as the first over by Bhuvneshwar Kumar proved to be very expensive as he conceded 17 runs off the over. However, the happiness didn’t last long as he came back strongly to dismiss Shubman Gill in the third over.
Gujarat Titans suffered a mini-collapse as their top-order was dismissed within the first 10 overs. Hardik Pandya played a crucial knock of 50* (42) and a quick 35 (21) by Abhinav Manohar helped Gujarat Titans in posting 162/7 on the board.
SunRisers’ T Natarajan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked two wickets each, while Marco Jansen and Umran Malik picked one wicket each.
Later, while chasing the target, SRH openers Abhishek Sharma and Williamson added 64 runs for the first wicket partnership, before Rashid Khan picked the wicket of Abhishek Sharma on 42(32).
Rahul Tripathi once again did a splendid job, however, he pulled a hamstring after he lost his balance. He was replaced by Nicholas Pooran in the middle. While the game slowed down a bit, but Kane Williamson kept his calm and kept the innings tight with a composed knock of 57 (46). Nicholas Pooran (34 off 18) and Aiden Markram (12 off 8) took the team home.
Meanwhile, social media was already with hilarious memes and amazing tweets on the SRH vs GT match. Here, check out some of the best reactions we found on Twitter:
— Prayag (@theprayagtiwari) April 11, 2022
SRH becomes the first team to defeat GT pic.twitter.com/mwaplaG8Gx
— Rajabets India??? (@smileandraja) April 11, 2022
मैच प्रेजेंटेशन के दौरान pic.twitter.com/sIVpBgM8RY
— Professor ngl राजा बाबू ?? (@GaurangBhardwa1) April 11, 2022
— Fukkard (@Fukkard) April 11, 2022
— Rofl Gandhi 2.0 ? (@RoflGandhi_) April 11, 2022
— Kaushik (@the_memer_kid_) April 11, 2022
When SRH starts winning after losing first 2 matches pic.twitter.com/GyZAMaP4i7
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) April 11, 2022
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) April 11, 2022