Rajasthan team © AFP
Rajasthan team © AFP

Hyderabad showed sheer dominance against Rajasthan as they chased down 126 under 16 overs registering their first win in the season. Shikhar Dhawan who got a lifeline early in his innings went on to hit 77* guiding the team to victory. However, the match was marked by an interesting event which happened in the later half of the second innings.

It was in the 12th over when Ben Laughlin  was given the ball as he bowled seven balls in an over. The incident went unnoticed by the umpires and players on field. Fortunately, the match wasn’t a close encounter or else this would have led to a controversy. Dhawan who anchored the innings also became the Orange Cup holder as well.

The victory was nicely set up by Kane Williamson’s troops by virtue of their all-round efforts. Siddarth Kaul’s extra pace, Shakib Al Hasan’s accuracy, Rashid Khan’s spin and Billy Stanlake’s venomous pace made Hyderabad’s outing a memorable one on Monday. Williamson was splendid with his bowling changes and field settings. In addition, all the bowlers responded and were complimented by the fielders.