Indian Premier League 2016, Match 15, Gujarat Lions vs Sunrisers Hyderabad: As It Happened

first_imgSunrisers Hyderabad ended Gujarat Lions’ three-match winning streak with a 10-wicket thumping win in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot on Thursday. (Scorecard)Updates:23.10 IST: David Warner: “I have to give credit to the bowlers. They gave us the opportunity to win, and the way we judged the situation, getting their in 14 odd overs, was fantastic. I felt the ball kept a little bit low. We knew it would be two-paced and the ball didn’t get up much. Bhuvi’s change of pace is amazing and Mustafizur is very hard to hit, his change of pace is amazing. I faced him first in Bangalore and he knocked my blocks off. I think he will play Test and ODI cricket one day too. If we can keep chasing totals like this, we will go a long way in the tournament.” 23.07 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar is adjudged Man of the Match. 23.04 IST: Suresh Raina: “The toss is not really crucial. We thought the wicket will slow up later. We just didn’t score enough. Started well but lost too many wickets. 160 would have been good. This wicket was different to the last one. Every batter has to be clear with his batting plan but has to build a partnership before going for the big shots. We needed to have wickets in hand to execute plans later. We need to work hard with the new ball to get wickets. We will come hard in the next game.” 22.57 IST: Gujarat Lions’ winning streak of three matches comes to an end. Sunrisers Hyderabad jump to fourth spot in the league table.advertisementHyderabad Innings:22.53 IST: Match Over!!! David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan did not need the services of the other batsmen as Sunrisers Hyderabad register 10-wicket win over Gujarat Lions at Rajkot. 22.50 IST: FIFTY!!! Shikhar Dhawan brings up his half-century with Hyderabad needing just 6 more runs to win. 22.43 IST: Breaking!!! Royal Challengers Bangalore leg-spinner Samuel Badree has been ruled out of IPL 9 due to a shoulder injury. South African mystery spinner Tabraiz Shamsi will replace him in the squad.22.38 IST: 100 up for the Sunrisers with Warner batting on 64 off 41 balls while Dhawan is on 26 from 25 balls. Hyderabad 100/0 after 11 overs, need 36 to win from 54 balls. 22.31 IST: This match could get over very soon if Gujarat don’t get a breakthrough soon enough. Hyderabad 86/0 after 9 overs, need another 50 runs to win from 11 overs. 22.20 IST: FIFTY!!! David Warner completes his half-century in just 29 balls with Hyderabad on cruise control mode. Score 70/0 after 7 overs, required rate: IST: The opening partnership is cruising along at this stage. Warner 36*, Dhawan 10*. Hyderabad 53/0 after 5 overs. 22.05 IST: Warner and Dhawan have got off to a brisk start for the Lions. Hyderabad 30/3 after 3 overs. 21.54 IST: FOUR!! David Warner ends Steyn’s first over with a boundary as Hyderabad score 10 runs in the first over. 21.50 IST: David Warner and an out-of-form Shikhar Dhawan come out to bat for Sunrisers. Dale Steyn will open the attack for the first time for Gujarat. 21.40 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar: “Plan was to bowl inswing, he’s (Finch) not that good on the inswingers, nice that plan worked. My strength is swing and in T20s, no batsman expects a bowler to swing the ball. (On Mustafizur) He’s a bowler who has a different action, slower ball is difficult to pick and he’s a fun-loving boy. A little trouble with language for him, but he’s been great. Easy in first six to score runs, but the last overs, it was stopping.”  21.34 IST: Innings break!! Gujarat Lions end up getting 135/8 in their allotted 20 overs with Suresh Raina top-scoring for his team with 75 runs. Bhuvneshwar bowled a terrific final over for Sunrisers picking up 3 wickets to end up with figures of 4 for 29. He now holds the purple cap in the tournament. 21.18 IST: Bowled’em!!! Ravindra Jadeja gets castled by a brilliantly disguised slower delivery from Mustafizur Rahman. Gujarat 117/5 after 17 overs. 21.13 IST: The boundaries are hard to come by but Raina and Jadeja are running hard between the wickets to make sure the score keeps on ticking. Gujarat 113/4 after 16 overs. 20.57 IST: Out!!! Dwayne Bravo goes for a big shot but holes out at deep backward square leg. Brainder Sran gets his first wicket for Sunrisers. Last 4 overs: 21 runs, 1 wicket. Gujarat 95/4 after 14 overs.  20.52 IST: FIFTY!!! Skipper Suresh Raina notches up yet another fifty in the IPL. Gujarat 83/3 after 12 overs. 20.47 IST: WICKET!!! Dinesh Karthik hits a full toss from Deepak Hooda straight to Bhuvneshwar at deep backward square leg, who takes a juggling catch. Gujarat 74/3 after 10 overs.advertisement20.41 IST: Sunrisers have managed to sneak in a couple of quiet overs after McCullum’s departure. Gujarat 67/2 after 9 overs. 20.33 IST: That’s Out!!! Brendon McCullum slog sweeps a delivery from Bipul Sharma straight into the waiting hands of Deepak Hooda at deep mid-wicket.20.29 IST: FIFTY Partnership!! Raina and McCullum have brought up their half-century stand. Gujarat 50/1 after 6 overs. 20.22 IST: Raina and McCullum have pressed the accelerator pedal as Gujarat move on to 41/1 after 5 overs. 20.13 IST: Suresh Raina is looking to be aggressive right from the word go, he has already hit 4 boundaries and moved on to 21 from 11 balls. Gujarat 24/1 after 3 overs. 20.02 IST: BOWLED!!!! It takes just four deliveries for Bhuvneshwar to provide a breakthrough for the Sunrisers. Aaron Finch, looking for a big shot, loses his leg-stump thanks to a fantastic inswinger from Bhuvi.   20.00 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar opens the attack for the Sunrisers. Aaron Finch and Brendon McCullum take guard for the Lions.  19.55 IST: Playing XIs:Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan, Moises Henriques, EoinMorgan, Deepak Hooda, Naman Ojha, Aditya Tare, Bipul Sharma,Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mustafizur Rahman, Barinder SranGujarat Lions: Aaron Finch, Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina, DineshKarthik, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Akshdeep Nath, Dale Steyn,Praveen Kumar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Pravin Tambe 19.30 IST: TOSS!!! Hyderabad skipper David Warner wins the toss and opts to bowl against Gujarat Lions at the Saurashtra Cricket stadium in Rajkot. Ravindra Jadeja is back in the Gujarat side, and Dale Steyn will make his debut for the Lions in this game.Preview:Sunnrisers Hyderabad will aim to end Gujarat Lions three-match winning streak when they face-off in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium today.Hyderabad snapped their opening two-match loss – to Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders – with a seven-wicket thumping of Mumbai Indians on Monday and against hosts Gujarat, they will face a strong challenge.Gujarat are currently second in the points table with three consecutive wins and they will throw everything in their bid to extend the winning run. The IPL debutants have won their two away matches against Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians. They also overcame fellow debutants Rising Pune Supergiants here by seven wickets. (Full IPL 2016 coverage)Gujarat, captained by Suresh Raina, have been guided by the heroics of Australian opening batsman Aaron Finch. The right-hander will be Hyderabad’s biggest danger as he has scores of 74, 50 and 67 not out respectively in the three matches so far.However, his opening partner, retired New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum hasn’t really fire yet, barring a 49 against Pune, while Raina has failed to convert starts of 20s and 30s into big ones. It could be a crucial game for McCullum as West Indian Dwayne Smith is waiting for his chance.Other batsmen in the team are wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik and all-rounders Dwayne Bravo and James Faulkner. The return of local star Ravindra Jadeja is yet to be confirmed as the all-rounder got married recently.Gujarat’s bowling is also strong and has delivered keeping its reputations in tact. Medium pacers Praveen Kumar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Bravo and Faulkner has been complemented well by spinners in the form of Shadab Jakati and Praveen Tambe.advertisementThey also have ace pacer Dale Steyn in their ranks and it will be interesting when Raina plays the South African.In the other camp, Indian opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan’s poor run has bee a worry for Hyderabad. The left-hander has scored 16 runs in the three games so far and Hyderabad definitely need him to end hid slump. He also had a poor World Twenty20 during which he scored 43 runs in four outing before being dropped for the semi-final against eventual champions West Indies. (Dhawan’s poor form not much of concern, says VVS Laxman)Captain David Warner has looked in very good touch with scores 90 and 58 in the three matches and the Australian’s performance is key to Hyderbad’s success.The middle order batsmen Eoin Morgan and Moises Henriques need to raise their game, while the performance of Deepak Hooda and Naman Ojha will be crucial against the tricky death-overs specialists Bravo and Kumar.Hyderabad have missed the experience and all-round capability of Yuvraj Singh, who is nursing an injury, as did New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson.In the bowling department, however, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Bangladeshi left-armer Mustafizur Rahman have ensured that Hyderabad don’t miss veteran Ashish Nehra, who injured his groin during the opening game against RCB on April 12.Spinners Bipul Sharma and Karn Sharma will face a big task in containing Gujarat batsmen, along with the medium pace of Barinder Sran and Henriques.last_img read more