Sunrisers Hyderabad’s 22-year-old pacer Umran Malik took everyone by surprise with his fast bowling, clocking 153 kmph against Gujarat Titans at Mumbai’s DY Patil Stadium on Monday. Malik came to bowl in the seventh and his very first delivery was a bouncer that hit GT skipper Hardik Pandya on his helmet. Speaking about the delivery, Pandya said “that (blow to the helmet) woke me up.”

“IPL is tough so I tried to show the youngster some toughness (against Malik). That (blow to the helmet) woke me up. They bowled well and stuck to their plans, credit to them for the way they bowled,” he said.

Kane Williamson‘s half-century guided SRH to an 8-wicket win over GT.

Gujarat’s first loss in four matches came after it posted 162-7 and Hyderabad finished with 168-2 and five balls to spare.

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Kane Williamson scored 57 off 46 balls until he was out in the 17th over, after which Nicholas Pooran hit out with 34 off 18.

“I think batting wise we were 7-10 runs short, that would have made difference in the end. We started well with the ball, but those two overs where they scored 30 runs, got them back into the game,” Pandya said after the match.

He added that there was no need to panic and that the team will analyse the performance and come back stronger.

“We need to learn from the mistakes, we will have a conversation and a laugh as we have out next game in a couple of days,” he added.

The victory was Hyderabad’s second straight after two losses to start the IPL.

“It was I thought a very good game of cricket. Probably it was a par total. They had a strong bowling attack. We wanted to get partnerships and we got that. The guys have been clear about the roles. There are a number of challenges. The execution was largely good. It was tough to hit through the line. Nice to get some partnerships and get across the line. Might just be cramps for Rahul and hopefully he can recover quickly. Washington as well. Hopefully he can recover quickly as well. It is just about guys going out there and trying to perform for the team. It was a nice improved performance today,” Kane Williamson said at the post-match presentation ceremony.