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WATCH: Here's How Shreyas Gopal Bamboozled The Sunrisers Hyderabad Skipper Kane Williamson

Written By Karthik Nair | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Young leg-spinner Shreyas Gopal grabbed the spotlight once again in the clash between Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium on Saturday.
  • After bamboozling two of the world's best batsmen Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers twice with his 'wrong'un', the Karnataka leg-spinner added yet another feather in his cap by picking up the wicket of Kane Williamson.

Young leg-spinner Shreyas Gopal has been having a good season so far. He grabbed the spotlight once again in the clash between Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium on Saturday.

After bamboozling two of the world's best batsmen Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers twice with his 'wrong'un', the Karnataka leg-spinner added yet another feather in his cap by picking up the wicket of Kane Williamson, who is one of the batsmen in the 'Fab Four' of modern day cricket.

The moment happened in the fourth over of SRH's innings. On the fifth delivery, Gopal bowled a delivery outside the off stump as the SRH skipper Kane Williamson failed to read as well as judge the ball and was completely deceived by Gopal's 'wrong'un'. Gopal erupted in celebrations after picking up the big wicket and his team-mates joined in as well as Kane Williamson walked back to the dugout.

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The video of Kane Williamson being deceived by a beautiful wrong'un was posted on Twitter. Watch this video here.

Shreyas Gopal has so far picked up 15 wickets in the 12 matches that he has played at an economy of 7.30. Against SRH, he finished his bowling spell with figures of 2/30 in his four overs at an economy of 7.50. 

Rajasthan Royals will be looking to register another win in order to resurrect their campaign. At the same time, the inaugural edition winners will also look to avenge their reverse fixture loss against the 'Orange Army'. 

The home captain Steve Smith won the toss and elected to bowl first. Post Williamson's dismissal, David Warner stitched in a 75-run stand with Manish Pandey, who anchored Hyderabad's innings. He played a superb knock of a 36-ball 61 at a strike rate of 169.44 which included nine boundaries. After Pandey was dismissed due to Sanju Samson's outstanding work behind the stumps, the SRH innings lost its momentum. In the end, Rashid Khan played an important cameo of an 8-ball 17 and the 'Orange Army' got to a decent total of 160/8 in their 20 overs. 

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