Sunrisers Hyderabad will be locking horns with Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Sunday. SRH will once again be cashing in on home advantage to register their second win in a row while RCB will be desperate to register their first win of the season after having lost their first two games. Hyderabad won their last match against Rajasthan Royals by six wickets at the same venue whereas, Bangalore had lost their previous fixture against Mumbai Indians.
While the 'Orange Army' will be looking to make the most of their fortress they will also be hoping for plenty of fan support during the 'Southern Derby' on Sunday. At the same time, they will also be hoping for some young support as well. During SRH's home game against Rajasthan Royals on Friday, all-rounder Yusuf Pathan's son Ayaan was seen cheering for the 'Orange Army' . The junior Pathan was seen waving the SRH flag and dancing in joy. Sunrisers Hyderabad took to Twitter to share this video.
It was a run-fest on Friday night at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium as close to 400 runs were scored in the game between SRH and RR. Young Kerala batsman Sanju Samson scored the first IPL century of this tournament by scoring a valiant 55-ball 102 at a strike rate of 185.45 which included 10 boundaries and four maximums. He stitched in a 119 run second wicket stand with skipper Ajinkya Rahane (70) as Royals got to a competitive score of 198/2 in their 20 overs. In reply, SRH got off to a flying start due to a 110-run opening stand between David Warner and Jonny Bairstow. Warner once again played a blistering knock of a 37-ball 69 at a strike rate of 186.49.
SRH then lost a few wickets in the middle overs. However, Yusuf Pathan and Rashid Khan ensured that the 2016 winners got home by five wickets with six balls to spare.