IPL 2016, SRH vs GL, as it happened: Gritty Shikhar Dhawan guides Sunrisers to win over Lions

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IPL 2016, SRH vs GL, as it happened: Gritty Shikhar Dhawan guides Sunrisers to win over Lions
  • 23:54 (IST)

    Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the Man of the Match for yet another superb spell with the ball

  • 23:52 (IST)

    Shikhar Dhawan is back!

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    Sunrisers Hyderabad win by 5 wickets

    A brilliant performance by the Sunrisers Hyderabad. First from the bowlers to restrict Gujarat Lions to 126 and then a gritty batting display on a tricky wicket in Hyderabad to chase the total down. Shikhar Dhawan played one of the finest innings as his 47 off 40 balls never let the Sunrisers fall behind in the chase. It was not as spectacular as his other innings, but it was as effective. 

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    FOUR!!! Poor delivery from Praveen Kumar, Shikhar Dhawan flicks down the square leg boundary. Sunrisers need just two runs

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    FOUR!!! Big boundary for the Sunrisers. Naman Ojha hits Praveen Kumar straight down the ground. Praveen Kumar follows that up with a wide. Sunrisers need 7 off 9 balls

  • 23:36 (IST)

    After 18 overs,Hyderabad 113/5 ( Shikhar Dhawan 39 , Naman Ojha (W) 2)

    Sunrisers Hyderabad need 14 runs from the last two overs. Shikhar Dhawan is the key man for the home side. Can he take his side home?

  • 23:33 (IST)

    Dhawan makes his ground again.Great running from Shikhar Dhawan and the dive at the right time. Sunrisers need 16 from 14 deliveries

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    OUT! Bravo pick up another DJ Hooda c †Karthik b Bravo 18

    Almost similar to his last wicket. Bravo strays down the leg side, but Hooda bails him out big time by nicking it to Dinesh Karthik. Lions not giving up on this easily. Sunrisers need 16 off 19 balls. Naman Ojha next batsman in

  • 23:29 (IST)

    Shikhar Dhawan survives a run-out scare. Sunrisers Hyderabad need 19 runs off 17 balls

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    After 16 overs,Hyderabad 98/4 (Shikhar Dhawan 36 , Deepak Hooda 10)

    Shikhar Dhawan is keeping Sunrisers Hyderabad on course for a win in Hyderabad. Yuvraj Singh's wicket helped the Lions pull it back a bit, but Dhawan has kept the required run rate in check

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    OUT! Yuvraj departs! Yuvraj Singh c Sangwan b Kulkarni 5

    A labourous innings from Yuvraj Singh comes to an end. Never looked settled at the crease. Tame dismissal in the end

  • 23:06 (IST)

    After 13 overs,Hyderabad 81/3 ( Shikhar Dhawan 29 , Yuvraj Singh 5)

    Shikar Dhawan is going along nicely as Sunrisers Hyderabad are well on course to chase down the target set by the Gujarat Lions. The Lions need to pick up wickets, especially that of Shikhar Dhawan soon if they are to have a chance

  • 22:56 (IST)

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    After 10 overs,Hyderabad 57/3 ( Shikhar Dhawan 9 , Yuvraj Singh 1)

    Great contest on in Hyderabad. Its still Sunrisers' game to lose, but the Gujarat Lions aren't as far behind as they were at the start of the innings. A few more wickets and the Lions could be on the hunt

  • 22:48 (IST)

    Yuvraj Singh is out to bat! Loud cheer erupts in the stadium in Hyderabad

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    OUT! Bravo strikes MC Henriques c †Karthik b Bravo 14 

    Bravo gets lucky. Henriques fails to make a telling connection a wide delivery on the leg side, but takes the faintest of touches on the way to Dinesh Karthik

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    Dwayne Bravo is set to come into bowl, but the super-soppers have collided while trying to clear the dew. 

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    After 7 overs,Hyderabad 39/2 ( Shikhar Dhawan 4 , Moises Henriques 4)

    Gujarat Lions are making a game out of it. Shikhar Dhawan holds the key for the Sunrisers Hyderabad. With little scoreboard pressure, the Sunrisers can afford to take few risks

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    Correction: It was Dwayne Smith with the catch

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    OUT! Second wicket for Lions KS Williamson c Smith b Kumar 6 (9b 1x4 0x6)

    Brilliant catch by Dwayne Bravo to get rid off Williamson. The New Zealander hit it pretty well but it was too close to Bravo

  • 22:22 (IST)

    After 4 overs,Hyderabad 31/1 ( Shikhar Dhawan 1 , Kane Williamson 5)

    Good start from the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Gujarat Lions will be relieved to see the back of Warner, but the Lions would require wickets at regular intervals to stop this strong batting line-up from chasing down 127

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    OUT! First wicket for Lions DA Warner c Kumar b Kulkarni 24

    Warner is caught at mid-wicket after trying to clear the in field. Big breakthough for the Lions. Warner was looking dangerous

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    Warner and Shikhar Dhawan are out to open the innings for Sunrisers Hyderabad. They need 127 from 20 overs

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    After 20 overs,Gujarat Lions 126/6 ( Aaron Finch 51 , Praveen Kumar 6)

    Great effort from the home side to restrict Gujarat Lions to 126. But the wicket isn't a batting paradise by any means and the ball isn't coming to the bat. Gritty half century from Aaron Finch that gives the Liosn hope going into the second innings

  • 21:35 (IST)

    OUT! Mustafizur removes Jadeja RA Jadeja c Kumar b Mustafizur Rahman 18 

    Jadeja tries to heave shot over the long off boundary, but fails to clear the in field and and is caught at mid off

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    The Sunrisers Hyderabad fans have had plenty sheer for so far

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    After 16 overs,Gujarat Lions 93/5 ( Aaron Finch 31 , Ravindra Jadeja 11)

    Sunrisers Hyderabad have done extremely well so far to keep the Gujarat Lions' score down. Can they finish the inngs well and restrict the Lions to a chasable score?

  • 21:19 (IST)

    Ravindra Jadeja is the new batsman at the crease for the Gujarat Lions

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    OUT! Bravo is caught in the deep. DJ Bravo c sub (V Shankar) b Sran 18 (20b 1x4 0x6)

    Brilliant catch in the deep and a great decision by the third umpire. Bad blow for the Gujarat Lions who lose Dwayne Bravo who was looking pretty good. 

  • 21:09 (IST)

    After 13 overs,Gujarat Lions 78/4 ( Aaron Finch 28 , Dwayne Bravo 17)

    Bravo and Finch have steadied the Gujarat Lions' ship after early blows had derailed their innings. However, the Lions must accelerate at some point if they are to set-up a challenging total for the strong Sunrisers line-up

  • 20:56 (IST)

    After 10 overs,Gujarat Lions 54/4 ( Aaron Finch 17 , Dwayne Bravo 4)

    Sunrisers Hyderabad have been relentless with their bowling so far. After a great start by Nehra and Kumar, Henriques has managed to maintain the pressure. Lions have failed to get a partnership going and need to quickly start get going

  • 20:45 (IST)

    Yuvraj Singh has come in to bowl, the already buzzing stadium just got louder

  • 20:44 (IST)

    Cricketwallah has his say on the recent Gujarat Lions wobbles

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    OUT! Another one goes McCullum c Warner b Henriques 7

    McCullum is caught at long off trying to clear the fence. Neat fielding from David Warner. Always a safe pair of hands. Sunrisers are on top in Hyderabad

  • 20:34 (IST)

    After 6 overs,Gujarat Lions 26/3 ( Brendon McCullum 4 , Aaron Finch 1)

    Sunrisers Hyederabad have had the powerplay. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been quite fantastic, picking all the three wickets so far

  • 20:33 (IST)

    OUT! Karthik goes Karthik c Williamson b Mustafizur Rahman 0

    What a great piece of fielding from Kane Williamson. Great athleticism to reach the ball and get the fingers underneath the ball before it hits the ground. Karthik tries to hit the ball on the leg side and gets a leading edge

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    OUT! Suresh Raina departs! S Raina c & b Kumar 20 (10b 1x4 2x6)

    Raina hits it straight to Bhuvneshwar who was never going to drop it off his own bowling. Big blow for the Gujarat Lions to lose Suresh raina who was looking very good before his dismissal

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    First six of the day comes on what was the first bad delivery of the day. Bhuvneshwar Kumar strays down the leg side and Raina uses the pace to glance it over the square leg boundary

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    After 3 overs,Gujarat Lions 3/1 ( Brendon McCullum 1 , Suresh Raina (C) 1)

    What a start by the Sunrisers! Great bowling effort from Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ashish Nehra. Gujarat Lions are yet to arrive here at Hyderabad. Raina is the new batsmas in for the Gujarat Lions. Can he get them moving?

  • 20:14 (IST)

    OUT! DR Smith c Mustafizur Rahman b Kumar 1

    The pressure tells! Smith lashes out at a delivery outside the off stump but edges it to gully

  • 20:11 (IST)

    First run on the board. A tame single from Dwayne Smith. Great contest between the bat and the ball on in Hyderabad

  • 20:09 (IST)

    2 overs and no score so far! Can't believe its Smith and McCullum at the crease. 

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    The nation shares this sentiment

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    The explosive opening pair of Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum to open the innings for Gujarat Lions. Bhuvneshwar Kumar to open the bowling for the Sunrisers Hyderabad

PREVIEW: All eyes will be on star all-rounder Yuvraj Singh when Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) take on struggling Gujarat Lions (GL) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 encounter at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Friday.

After losing two consecutive games to laggards Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Delhi Daredevils (DD) respectively, the Suresh Raina-led Gujarat franchise, which made a promising debut in the cash-rich tournament, would aim for a turnaround in fortunes.

On the other hand, the home crowd will be eager to see Yuvraj in the playing XI. The Punjab southpaw is yet to feature in this year's IPL, being ruled out after suffering an injury in the World Twenty20 match against Australia.

Naman Ojha of Sunrisers Hyderabad and Shikhar Dhawan of Sunrisers Hyderabad celebrate as Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Gujarat Lions by 5 wickets during match 34 of the Vivo IPL 2016 (Indian Premier League) between the Sunrisers Hyderabad and the Gujarat Lions held at the Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad on the 6th May 2016 Photo by Shaun Roy / IPL/ SPORTZPICS

Naman Ojha of Sunrisers Hyderabad and Shikhar Dhawan of Sunrisers Hyderabad celebrate as Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Gujarat Lions by 5 wickets. SPORTZPICS

The hosts are coming off a 15-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). However, despite losses in the last two games, the Lions are placed second in the points table with six wins from nine outings, while the David Warner-led side are at the fifth spot with four victories.

SRH also enjoy a psychological advantage as they won against Gujarat Lions by a comprehensive 10 wickets in their previous meeting on 21 April.

Going into Friday's encounter, the home side will bank on yet another start from their skipper Warner, who has been prolific with the bat at the top. His opening partner Shikhar Dhawan also came up with substantial scores after being out of form initially.

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson, who came back to the side after recovering from an injury, was also amongst runs, scoring a valuable 50 off 38 balls in the match against RCB.

The inclusion of Yuvraj will only bolster the impressive middle order comprising Moises Henriques, Naman Ojha and Deepak Hooda.

In the bowling department, Sunrisers can boast of seasoned Ashish Nehra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mustafizur Rahman and Henriques in their ranks.

On the other hand, the visitors will largely depend on the opening combo of Brendon McCullum and Dwayne Smith. Skipper Raina and keeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik have also been in good nick but their main concern will be the batting form of all-rounders Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Bravo.

Bravo is likely to return to the side after missing the last encounter due to an injury with Aaron Finch making way.

On the bowling front, the Lions would hope their chinaman bowler Shivil Kaushik will retain his impressive run while pacers seamers Dhawal Kulkarni and Praveen Kumar get the initial breakthroughs.

Updated Date: May 07, 2016 10:07 AM

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