IPL 2016, SRH vs KXIP as it happened: Sunrisers Hyderabad win third game in a row

Apr, 24 2016 IST

  • 23:35 (IST)

    That's it from us at Firstpost. Do tune in for Sunday's fixtures between Gujarat Lions-RCB and RPS-KKR. Till then, goodbye!

  • 23:33 (IST)

    Mustafizur Rahman is the Man of the Match for his fantastic spell of 2 for 9 from four overs

  • 23:29 (IST)

    Hyderabad are currently third in the table, while KXIP are languishing in the bottom. 

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    Miller: It was a tough day. Dont think we scored enough runs, though we ended really well. I think our guys are in high spirits. We still believe we can win the competitions, we just need a couple of wins. Warner batted unbelievably well. 

  • 23:22 (IST)

    After 17.5 overs,Hyderabad 146/5 ( Moises Henriques 5 , Naman Ojha (W) 2)

     

    SIX! Morgan comes down the track, and hammers length ball over long-off! Mohit FOUR! Morgan goes for the slog over midwicket, as SRH inch closer to the target with the boundary! The home side however, fumble as they approach their target, with Morgan and Hooda getting dismissed in consecutive deliveries. However, the damage is already done and in the end, Moises Henriques gets the honour of hitting the winning runs, sealing the deal with a boundary towards midwicket! Hyderabad win their third game in a row! 

  • 23:19 (IST)

    OUT! Hyderabad are fumbling constantly towards the end of their chase. Needless run-out, with Hooda strolling down the pitch after Henriques sends the ball towards midwicket! SRH 139/5 after 18 overs. 

  • 23:17 (IST)

    OUT! Manan Vohra makes up for the fielding mishap earlier in the innings, taking a superb catch at midwicket to dismiss Morgan for 25, with SRH losing their fourth wicket with 139 on board! SRH however, require just five to win from 19 balls. 

  • 23:15 (IST)

    After 14 overs,Hyderabad 115/3 ( Eoin Morgan 8 , )

     

    FOUR! 100 comes up for SRH with a pull off Dhawan's bat, with Vohra's misfield at deep square-leg completing the boundary. FOUR! Morgan gets his first boundary with a pull off a short ball from Abbott in the 13th over. FOUR! Back of length ball from Dhawan, and it is guided towards backward square-leg! OUT! Top-edge off Shikhar's bat as the wicketkeeper takes a simple catch. One Dhawan removes another! 

  • 22:59 (IST)

    After 14 overs,Hyderabad 115/3 ( Eoin Morgan 8 , )

     

    FOUR! 100 comes up for SRH with a pull off Dhawan's bat, with Vohra's misfield at deep square-leg completing the boundary. FOUR! Morgan gets his first boundary with a pull off a short ball from Abbott in the 13th over. FOUR! Back of length ball from Dhawan, and it is guided towards backward square-leg! OUT! Top-edge off Shikhar's bat as the wicketkeeper takes a simple catch. One Dhawan removes another! The SRH opener departs five runs short of what would have been his 2nd consecutive half-century.

  • 22:52 (IST)

    After 12 overs,Hyderabad 98/2 ( Shikhar Dhawan 34 , Eoin Morgan 2)

     

    Warner's playing another masterclass of an innings, while Dhawan is providing him with support from the other end to maintain the flow. The 10th over however, turns out to be a brilliant one for the visitors, with SRH captain Warner getting caught by his KXIP counterpart Miller at long-on to depart for 59, before Aditya Tare, who is promoted to No 3, is run-out while trying to get off the mark of his first ball. KXIP suddenly have their confidence restored. 

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    We see what you did there! 

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    OUT! Dismissals in consecutive deliveries! Tare sends the ball towards mid-off and instantly looks for a single in order to get off the mark. Dhawan turns down the request with Tare already halfway at the crease, and he is well short of the striker's end to get run-out off his first ball! SRH 90/2 in 10 overs. 

  • 22:41 (IST)

    OUT! Warner's brilliant innings comes to an end after the SRH skipper fails to get enough power to a flick, resulting in a simple catch for his KXIP counterpart, the other 'David' at long-on. Warner departs for 59 off 31, as SRH finally lose their first wicket with 90 on board, though they are well on their way towards a crushing win. 

  • 22:37 (IST)

    After 9 overs,Hyderabad 87/0 ( David Warner (C) 58 , Shikhar Dhawan 26)

     

    Rishi Dhawan into the attack for the seventh over, and Warner hammers the second ball down the ground for a boundary! Fifty for Warner in the penultimate ball of the over, and what a sparkling form he is in at the moment! Mohit  keeps it tidy for the eighth over following the timeout, conceding just three off it. A much-needed tight over for KXIP. Meanwhile, SRH are well on their way towards another 10-wicket win! 

  • 22:18 (IST)

    After 6 overs,Hyderabad 65/0 ( David Warner (C) 44 , Shikhar Dhawan 21)

     

    FOUR! Abbott into his second over, and fires a short one to Warner outside off. The SRH skipper just hooks it towards midwicket with dominance! Warner making a statement with his superb hitting so far in the innings! Overthrows in the penultimate ball results in five runs for Dhawan, before Warner cuts the last ball through point as Hyderabad race to 47/0 in just four overs! 

     

    KXIP skipper Miller introduces Maxwell in the fifth over of the innings with the hope of slowing the run-rate down. SIX! Maxwell's introduction hardly makes a difference for Warner, who shuffles to his right to make room for himself, and smash the ball over long-off! FOUR! Cuts the next one through point as Warner aims to get to his fifty as quickly as possible. Attempted stumping in the fourth ball of the over, and Warner's left foot is firmly grounded before the keeper can disturb the stumps. Another appeal in the final ball, and this time it is for caught behind, which the umpire turns down. 

     

    Mohit Sharma bowls the sixth over. Meanwhile, Warner regains the orange cap after losing it briefly to Virat Kohli. SRH have collected 65 runs in the powerplay without losing a wicket! Need 79 to win from 84.

  • 22:03 (IST)

    After 3 overs,Hyderabad 30/0 ( David Warner (C) 20 , Shikhar Dhawan 10)

     

    Sandeep bowls the first over in the Sunrisers' innings, with Warner and Dhawan walking out to open the innings for the home side. Dhawan gets off the mark in his third ball by driving through the covers. Six off the first over of the SRH innings. Kyle Abbott comes in to bowl the second over of the innings, and Dhawan brings up his second boundary of the innings with a front-foot drive towards deep cover! SIX! Full and wide, and Warner gets down on one knee, stretches his arms out, and whacks it over extra-cover! SIX! Second six of the over for Warner! Length ball from Sandeep, and Warner muscles it over long-off! Four off Warner's bat to end the over, as Sandeep concedes 18 in a nightmarish over! 

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    Mustafizur conceded LESS THAN 10 RUNS in four overs while taking two wickets! If that is not incredible, what is?

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    After 20 overs,Punjab 143/6 ( Axar Patel 36 , Rishi Dhawan 3)

     

    Sran comes back for his final over, and concedes seven off it to finish with figures of 0/33. SIX! Full and along off, and Axar swings his bat towards long-on, where the fielder fails to prevent a flat six. FOUR! Axar gets his first four of the innings, slicing the wide full-toss over extra-cover as Bhuvi ends his spell with figures of 1 for 37, conceding 15 off his final over. Mustafizur comes in to bowl his final over. Naik brings up the fifty partnership with Axar in 35 balls with a couple off the first delivery. OUT! Mustafizur gets his second wicket after Naik mishits the off-cutter pitched full and outside off to Henriques positioned at mid-on. Six runs are scored in the final over, as Mustafizur finishes with astounding figures of 4-1-9-2! 

  • 21:20 (IST)

    After 17 overs,Punjab 115/5 ( Nikhil Naik (W) 13 , Axar Patel 20)

     

    Brilliant over by Mustafizur yet again, as he concedes only two runs off the 16th over thanks to some clever variations! The Bangladeshi pace sensation currently has figures of 1 for 3 after three overs in a brilliant display! Axar meanwhile, is hitting the ball cleanly, and gets his second six with another baseball-like swat over long-on off Bhuvi! 

  • 21:20 (IST)

    After 17 overs,Punjab 115/5 ( Nikhil Naik (W) 13 , Axar Patel 20)

     

    Brilliant over by Mustafizur yet again, as he concedes only two runs off the 16th over thanks to some clever variations! The Bangladeshi pace sensation currently has figures of 1 for 3 after three overs in a brilliant display! Axar meanwhile, is hitting the ball cleanly, and gets his second six with another baseball-like swat over long-on off Bhuvi! 

  • 21:12 (IST)

    Meanwhile, read the match report of Delhi Daredevils' 10-run win over Mumbai Indians at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi earlier today. 

  • 21:10 (IST)

    After 15 overs,Punjab 103/5 ( Nikhil Naik (W) 11 , Axar Patel 11)

     

    Mustafizur delivers yet again for his skipper, this time removing the dangerous Marsh for 40. The in-form southpaw fails to pick the off-cutter, as the ball brushes past his frontpad before hitting him rather high on the backpad. Falls 10 runs short of a half-century, as KXIP are registering a familiar collapse at the moment. Meanwhile, Axar Patel is the new batsman at the crease. SIX! Axar brings up the 100 for his side off the last ball of the 15th over with a clean hit down the ground! Made a baseball-like sound upon impact! 

  • 21:02 (IST)

    OUT! Mustafizur delivers for SRH, getting rid of the dangerous Marsh with an off-cutter that angles into the batsman, and hits Marsh rather high on Marsh's backpad, after brushing the front. Marsh departs for 40, as KXIP lose their fifth wicket with 89 on board. 

  • 20:59 (IST)

    After 13 overs,Punjab 89/4 ( Shaun Marsh 40 , Nikhil Naik (W) 9)

     

    KXIP slip further after the time-out when Miller and Maxwell are dismissed within a space of a few deliveries! And it is Moises Henriques who does the trick for his captain and compatriot Warner. Cramps Miller for room with a short delivery that angles into the batsman, with the South African skipper edging it to the keeper while looking for a cut. Maxwell gets off the mark with a single, before guiding it down towards fine-leg off the final ball of the 10th over, where Mustafizur held on to a fine catch! Meanwhile, Naik gets his first bounday of the ongoing tournament with a boundary, cutting it between short third man and backward point! SIX! Marsh gets his second six of the innings with a massive hit over long-on. Marsh moves to 37, and is the key figure for Punjab at the moment. 

  • 20:45 (IST)

    OUT! What an over this has turned out to be for Henriques, getting his second wicket as Maxwell guides the ball down towards deep fine-leg where Mustafizur takes a good catch! Maxwell departs for just 1 off 2 balls, and wicketkeeper-batsman Nikhil Naik is the new batsman at the crease. KXIP 65/4 after 10 overs!

  • 20:43 (IST)

    OUT! Henriques gets the big breakthrough, and manages to nip the budding partnership in time before it could cause any further damage. Short and moving into the batsman, Miller is cramped for room while looking to execute a cut, resulting in a catch to the keeper. KXIP 63/3

  • 20:36 (IST)

    After 9 overs,Punjab 63/2 ( Shaun Marsh 26 , David Miller (C) 9)

     

    FOUR! KXIP skipper Miller picks the line of the ball beautifully, and glances it down towards backward square-leg! Marsh follows it up with another boundary, this time towards backward point! SIX! Marsh comes down the track, and clears the long-on fence with a clean hit! Cuts in the following delivery, and beats the fielder at short third man to get his third four of the innings. 

  • 20:30 (IST)

    After 7 overs,Punjab 39/2 ( Shaun Marsh 9 , David Miller (C) 2)

     

    Superb running between the wickets by Vohra and Marsh, as they managed to pull off a double in the third ball of the fifth over in a risky manner. Vohra moves to the 20s with a hook back of square that results in his 2nd boundary of the innings. Follows it up with a pull over wide long-on to guide KXIP on the road to recovery. Good over for Punjab with 14 coming off the fifth. Mustafizur into the attack for the final over of the powerplay, and he bowls a terrific first over that goes for a maiden and also witnesses the run-out of danger man Manan Vohra for 25. KXIP manage to collect 35 runs for the loss of two wickets in the powerplay. 

  • 20:27 (IST)

    OUT! Hyderabad get the dangerman Vohra out of the way after the latter hammers 25 off 23 balls. Pats it towards extra-cover and goes for the run, but turns around almost immediately after some good fielding by Dhawan, who throws the ball back to the striker's stumps with pinpoint precision! Two crucial wickets lost in powerplay by KXIP, who are struggling at 35/2 after 6 overs. 

  • 20:23 (IST)

    Hyderabad have a mental edge over Punjab in this match due to their past record. 

  • 20:18 (IST)

    After 4 overs,Punjab 21/1 ( Manan Vohra 12 , Shaun Marsh 6)

     

    KXIP are struggling yet again at the start of their innings. Marsh looks in good touch, hammering a boundary through the covers off Bhuvneshwar to get off the mark in the third over. Tight over by Deepak Hooda, conceding only two off it. 

  • 20:12 (IST)

    OUT! Outswinger from Bhuvi in the first ball of the third over, and Vijay gets a thick edge to keeper Naman Ojha while attempting to go for a cut. Massive blow for struggling KXIP early in their innings, with Vijay walking back to the pavilion after scoring just two runs. Shaun Marsh walks out to bat. KXIP 14/1

  • 20:05 (IST)

    After 1 overs,Punjab 8/0 ( Murali Vijay 2 , Manan Vohra 6)

    FOUR! Flicked away towards backward square-leg by Vohra gets the first boundary of the match! Eight runs scored off the opening over by Bhuvneshwar. 

  • 19:46 (IST)

    SRH XI: Warner(c), Dhawan, Henriques, Morgan, Hooda, Tare, Ojha(wk), Kumar, Mustafizur Rahman, Sharma, Sran.

     

    KXIP XI: Vijay, Vohra, Maxwell, Miller (c), Marsh, Patel, Naik (wk), Dhawan, Mohit, Abbott, Sandeep. 

  • 19:43 (IST)

    Sunrisers Hyderabad win the toss, and skipper David Warner elects to field. 

    Unchanged XI for Hyderabad, while KXIP have opted to replace Saha and Sahu with Nikhil Naik and Rishi Dhawan.

  • 19:36 (IST)

    Hello and welcome to Firstpost's live coverage of the 18th match of the ongoing IPL 2016 between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab at Hyderabad on Saturday. 

PREVIEW: On a high after back-to-back wins, an in-form Sunrisers Hyderabad will aim to continue their winning run when they take on Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match in Hyderabad on Saturday.

After two losses in a row, skipper David Warner led from the front to steer Hyderabad to a convincing win over Mumbai Indians followed by Gujarat Lions to climb to fourth in the points table with four points from as many games.

While Punjab are struggling at the moment and are placed at the bottom of the table with two points from four games, having lost three and won one. The side comes into the match after a six-wicket loss at the hands of Kolkata Knight Riders.

Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner. Sportzpics/IPL

Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner. Sportzpics/IPL

Hyderabad will again rely on skipper Warner to fire for them at the top at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. The Australian hard-hitting batsman sits at the top of the leading run scorers with 235 runs.

His unbeaten 137-run partnership with Shikhar Dhawan which helped them bag a 10-wicket win over Gujarat will give the side a lot of confidence ahead of their home game. Dhawan who has not been among the runs lately will take confidence from his unbeaten 53-run knock to do better on Saturday.

Moises Henriques, Eion Morgan, Deepak Hooda, Naman Ojha coming up in the middle and lower order make a formidable batting line-up.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been leading the bowling attack with full responsibility and he is well supported at the other end by young Bangladeshi sensation Muztafizur Rahman, Barinder Sran and Henriques.

On the other hand, Punjab despite having match-winners like Glenn Maxwell, Shaun Marsh, David Miller and Murali Vijay in their side have been inconsistent in their batting department.

The Miller-led side will aim to put aside their previous defeats and put up a good show to climb up the points table ladder.

In the bowling line-up, Mohit Sharma, Axar Patel, Sandeep Sharma will look to take a step ahead and put up a collective effort to stop the Hyderabad batting powerhouse from exploding.

Squads:

Kings XI Punjab: David Miller (c), Kyle Abbott, Murali Vijay, Manan Vohra, Mitchell Johnson, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Anureet Singh, Axar Patel, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Pardeep Sahu, Sandeep Sharma, Mohit Sharma, Marcus Stoinis, Swapnil Singh, Armaan Jaffer, Farhaan Behardien, KC Cariappa, Rishi Dhawan, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Nikhil Naik, Shardul Thakur.

Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (c), Ashish Reddy, Ricky Bhui, Bipul Sharma, Trent Boult, Ben Cutting, Shikar Dhawan, Moises Henriques, Deepak Hooda, Siddarth Kaul, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Abhimanyu Midtun, Eoin Morgan, Mustafizur Rahman, Ashish Mehra, Naman Ojha, Vijay Shanker, Karn Sharma, Barinder Sran, T Suman, Aditya Tare, Kane Williamson and Yuvraj Singh.