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IPL 2016, SRH v RPS: Supergiants losing streak ends in Hyderabad

Rising Pune Supergiants bowlers Ashok Dinda and Mitchell Marsh set up the win with a lively spell.

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The IPL 2016 contest between SRH and RPS was delayed by an hour due to heavy rain but it didn't cost any loss of overs. The ground staff got the outfield ready at lightning speed and when the play started, it turned out to be a very good toss to win for MS Dhoni. The Pune skipper had elected to field first but even he wouldn't have thought how much of assistance his seamers would get after an hour of rain. (Source: BCCI/IPL)

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Playing his first game of the 2016 edition of the IPL, Ashok Dinda rattled SRH with a lively spell of fast bowling. Dinda extracted some good bounce from the track and scalped David Warner (0) and Aditya Tare (8) early in the innings. Warner slashed widish delivery straight to Ajinkya Rahane while Tare's miscued pull was taken by Thisara Perera. (Source: PTI)

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Not only his wickets, but Dinda's celebrations were talk of the town today. The speedster copied Cristiano Ronaldo's trademark celebration everytime he took a wicket. He revealed at the end of play that he's a big fan of Ronaldo and a lot more is in store. (Source: PTI)

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Marsh too was impressive from the other end, getting rid of dangerous Eoin Morgan (0) and adding another wicket to end with impressive figures of 2/14. (Source: PTI)

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Shikhar Dhawan scored most of the runs for Sunrisers Hyderabad as the left-hander hit a crucial, and unbeaten, fifty to push SRH to a respectable total. SRH were gasping at 32 for five with Dhawan and Naman Ojha having a great task at hand to repair the innings. The two played sensibly, focusing more on ones and twos to keep the scoreboard ticking. They waited for the odd bad ball for big shots and helped their side post 118/8. (Source: PTI)

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Where Shikhar Dhawan emerged out to be a lone warrior for his SRH team, the Sunrisers' batsman's better half was seen cheering for her husband with their son in the stands. (Source: PTI)

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Chasing the modest total, Pune lost Ajinkya Rahane in the very first over but Faf du Plessis and Steve Smith combined well to keep the side on track for a comprehensive win in Hyderabad. The pair added 80 in no time before Faf was out caught behind off Henriques for 30. (Source: PTI)

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The wicket didn't affect Steve Smith one bit as the right-hander hit some crisp boundaries off his pads to keep the Pune unit on the charge in the modest chase. He remained unbeaten on 46 when rain arrived to suspend play. (Source: PTI)

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Ashish Nehra's family also made their presence in the match between RPS and SRH. (Source: BCCI)

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At the time of the final interruption, Pune were 94/3 - 34 runs ahead on D/L and were declared the winners after the two captains decided the same. (Source: BCCI)