Warner, Dhawan unbeaten as Sunrisers smash Lions

David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan led Sunrisers Hyderabad to a crushing 10-wicket victory over Gujarat Lions, handing the IPL new boys their first defeat.

Gujarat had won their first three games in the competition, but came unstuck when batting first, with Suresh Raina's 75 their only contribution of note in the entire match.

After Bhuvneshwar Kumar (4-29) and Mustafizur Rahman (1-19) limited Gujarat to 135-8, Warner (74 not out) and Dhawan (53 no) comfortably came together to secure Sunrisers' second win of the year and the first by a 10-wicket margin in 2016's edition.

Sunrisers opener Aaron Finch had made 74, 50 and 67 not out in the Lions' three chases, but he set the tone for his side's performance with a four-ball duck as Bhuvneshwar struck in the opening over.

Brendon McCullum (18) and Raina put 56 on for the second wicket, but the Kiwi's demise brought about a string of unsuccessful partnerships as the skipper's partners failed to assist him.

Raina fell to Bhuvneshwar in the final over, along with Akshdeep Nath and Dale Steyn, and Sunrisers wasted no time in getting about their chase of 136.

Warner and Dhawan cruised along at 10 runs-per-over for much of the chase, the latter putting together a much-needed innings after starting his tournament with three single-figure scores.

The victory continued a dominant trend of this year's tournament, Sunrisers becoming the 14th team to win chasing from 15 games in 2016.

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