In a thrilling encounter between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Gujarat Titans, the game kicked off with an early breakthrough by SRH pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar. The opening batsman for Gujarat Titans, Wriddhiman Saha, had to make an early exit to the pavilion after a dismissive shot. This crucial wicket set the tone for an intense battle between the two teams.
In the third delivery of the match, Bhuvneshwar Kumar delivered a precise delivery to Wriddhiman Saha. The ball was pitched back of a length outside off, tempting Saha to play a shot away from his body. Unfortunately for Saha, he only managed to get a faint edge on the ball, resulting in a catch opportunity for the fielders.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar communicated well with SRH skipper Aiden Markram, suggesting the addition of a second slip. This tactical move proved fruitful for the team as Saha’s loose shot resulted in an edge, which was comfortably caught by Abhishek Sharma at second slip. Sharma swiftly moved to his left and secured the catch in front of the first slip, ensuring a bright start for the visitors.
The dismissal of Wriddhiman Saha came as a blow to the Gujarat Titans’ batting lineup. Saha, who faced just three deliveries, failed to make an impact and departed for a mere score of 0 runs. His dismissal highlighted the early pressure exerted by the SRH bowling attack, led by Bhuvneshwar Kumar.