New Zealand’s dynamic batsman Kane Williamson started his IPL 2017 campaign on a perfect note as he scored 89 runs in his first match to take Sunrisers Hyderabad to 191/4 against Delhi Daredevils at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Wednesday.
Williamson struck five sixes and six boundaries in his 51-ball knock that was concluded at a strike rate of 174.80.
After winning the toss, SRH captain David Warner opted to bat first. However, Warner failed to give SRH a good start as he lost his wicket cheaply for four runs in the second over.
The second-wicket pair of Shikhar Dhawan and Williamson then stood strong in front of the stumps and put 136 runs partnership stand.
Dhawan made 70 runs off 50 balls with the help of a six and seven boundaries.
For Delhi, their leading wicket-taker Chris Morris (4/26) was the lone warrior as he claimed all four wickets.
No other bowler from the DD camp managed to bag a single wicket.