Abu Dhabi: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) won their first match as they outclassed Delhi Capitals (DC) by 15 runs at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium here on Tuesday.
With this, SRH finally opened their account — the last of the eight teams to do so.
Leg-spinner Rashid Khan of Afghanistan was the star performer for SRH as he bagged three wickets for 14 runs in four overs.
Chasing the 163-run target, DC lost opener Prithvi Shaw (2) cheaply, courtesy pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who bagged two wickets for 25.
After the early blow, Dhawan (34) and captain Shreyas Iyer (17) forged a 40-run partnership for the second wicket before Rashid Khan dismissed the DC skipper in the eighth over.
Then DC managed another 20 runs to their total. Later, Dhawan was sent back in the 12th over.
Rishabh Pant (28) and Shimron Hetmyer (21) then stitched together a 42-run partnership for the fourth wicket, and that helped their side cross the three-digit mark.