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Shikhar Dhawan the sparkling left-handed opening batsman and the equally gifted, David Warner, set the tone at top of the order, while chasing down a target of 161 against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014. It helped Hyderabad to win the game by seven wickets. Both batsmen explored the nook and cranny of the ground, while facing Bangalore’s bowlers. They kept peppering the off-side field with utmost ease. Dhawan in particular, played some sumptuous shots through covers. Warner too showcased his class by essaying a switch hit off wily spinner, Muttiah Muralitharan.
Once Dhawan got out, Naman Ojha played well to take them home to a victory. For a moment or two, it seemed like it can get tough for Hyderabad, as the required run rate went over nine runs per over. Warner even gave a tough caught and bowled chance to Abu Nechim, but Nechim couldn’t take it. Warner finally got out to Varun Aaron’s bowling. It was a full toss, but Warner hit ti straight to Yuvraj fielding at covers. Ojha and Aaron Finch then played well to help them win the game. It has to be remembered that Bangalore needed to win this game desperately.
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