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A 133-run stand between David Warner and Vijay Shankar helped Hyderabad thrash Gujarat, who were earlier bundled out for 154 after being 111 for no loss, by eight wickets in the Indian Twenty20 competition at Green Park stadium in Kanpur on Saturday.
Dwayne Smith and Ishan Kishan, Gujarat's openers got them off to a solid start by slamming 111 in 10.5 overs, but Rashid Khan and Mohammed Siraj struck and dismissed the duo two-overs apart. That marked the start of the collapse from which Gujarat never recovered and managed just 154. Hyderabad looked shaky at the start and lost Shikhar Dhawan and Moises Henriques early, but Warner and Shankar cautiously guided their side out of uncertainty.
The duo took time to get into their innings and by the end of the fifth over, Warner was on 7 off 12 and Shankar 2 off five. As the asking rate touched eight, they cut loose - and backed by some poor fielding - made Gujarat pay for their indiscretions. Warner remained unbeaten on 69 off 52 balls, in an innings laced with nine fours, and Shankar on 63 off 44, also with nine fours. They guided their side home with 11 balls to spare.