IPL 9, KXIP vs SRH as it happened: Warner, Yuvraj help Hyderabad beat Punjab

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Amit Banerjee May 15, 2016 19:38:01 IST
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IPL 9, KXIP vs SRH as it happened: Warner, Yuvraj help Hyderabad beat Punjab



May 15, 2016 - 19:53 (IST)

That's it from us for the Kings XI Punjab-Sunrisers Hyderabad match! Do tune in to our live blog for the second game of the day — the crucial clash between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Daredevils at Vizag.

May 15, 2016 - 19:52 (IST)

Hashim Amla is the Man of the Match for his brilliant 96 off 56 balls! 

May 15, 2016 - 19:35 (IST)

After 20 overs,Hyderabad 183/3 ( Yuvraj Singh 42 , Ben Cutting 21)

Mohit to bowl the final over, and concedes a wide off the first ball of the over. SIX! Yuvi has pretty much sealed the deal, hammering a big one over wide long-on with a majestic swing of the bat! Dot off the second. Single off the third, bringing the equation down to one off the last three balls. FOUR! Cutting hits the winning boundary after launching the full-toss towards the cow-corner boundary, as Sunrisers Hyderabad win by seven wickets to confirm their place in the play-offs! 

May 15, 2016 - 19:29 (IST)

After 19 overs,Hyderabad 171/3 ( Yuvraj Singh 35 , Ben Cutting 17)

Sandeep to bowl the penultimate over, and this one's a crucial one for Punjab, if they are to snatch a win in the end. Lapse of concentration by Sandeep in the fourth ball, and he gives Cutting the room to go for a straight six off a full delivery outside off. Two off the last ball, with 11 coming off the over. SRH need 9 off the last over! 

May 15, 2016 - 19:23 (IST)

After 18 overs,Hyderabad 160/3 ( Yuvraj Singh 34 , Ben Cutting 7)

SIX! Massive hit from Yuvraj over long-on off Sandeep's bowling, with the ball almost touching the clouds. Had survived a run-out scare after a direct hit from Vijay a delivery earlier. OUT! Sandeep gets the breakthrough as Hooda gets caught by Miller at deep midwicket while attempting a pull to clear the boundary off a short-of-length ball. Cutting the new batsman at the crease, and the onus is now on experienced campaigner Yuvraj to finish things off in style. 

Mohit bowls the 18th over. Yuvraj hammers the first ball over deep square-leg off a short-of-length ball, pulling it in his typical style, before guiding the second ball past short third man for a four! And the task is getting easier with each boundary off Yuvi's bat. SIX! And now Cutting into the act, pulling the slower ball outside off from Mohit over wide long-on! Ball in SRH's court now, as they need 20 off the last 12 balls

May 15, 2016 - 19:13 (IST)

OUT! Just when things were starting to look smooth for Hyderabad, Sandeep comes in and gets a breakthrough. Hooda departs for 34 off 22 balls, attempting a pull towards midwicket, but not getting the necessary distance, as Miller takes the catch in the deep. SRH 139/3 after 16 overs; need 41 off the last four overs!

May 15, 2016 - 19:09 (IST)

After 15 overs,Hyderabad 130/2 ( Deepak Hooda 33 , Yuvraj Singh 14)

Eventful 13th over of the SRH innings bowled by Axar. Warner's backfoot manages to nudge his stumps while the SRH skipper is looking for to play it towards the leg side, but slips in the process. Huge wicket for Punjab, and a much-needed one at this stage. Yuvraj however, gets off the mark with a boundary towards third man! Hooda ends the over on a big note by coming down the track, and smashing the ball over long-off! 

Mohit returns to the attack in the 14th over, and Yuvraj starts off with a stylish drive wide of mid-off, with no fielder having the spirit to give the ball a chase. Nine runs off the 14th over. Good over for Sunrisers in the 15th, with 11 coming off it. Sunrisers need another 50 to win from 30 balls, and look set to get to the mark with Hooda and Yuvi at the crease. 

May 15, 2016 - 18:52 (IST)

OUT! And we have the third hit-wicket dismissal of the tournament, and the credit of the most important wicket of the innings goes to Axar Patel. Warner was batting rather deep in the crease, and his backfoot nudged the stumps while he was looking to play the delivery towards the leg side. Incidentally, all the hit-wicket victims in the tournament so far have been SRH batsmen, with Yuvraj and Hooda being the other two! The SRH skipper departs for 52 off 41 balls; SRH 97/2

May 15, 2016 - 18:50 (IST)

After 12 overs,Hyderabad 97/1 ( David Warner (C) 52 , Deepak Hooda 14)

Warner's anchoring the innings following the departure of Dhawan courtesy a brilliant run-out. SRH reach 78 for one at the end of 10 overs, and look set at the halfway mark, despite the dismissal. Wide full-toss from Sandeep in the third ball of the 11th over, and Warner moves to 49 with a hit towards the extra-cover boundary. Fifty up for Warner in the 12th over, and he gets to the mark for the seventh time in the ongoing tournament with a single down the ground. Another front-foot no-ball by Anureet in the 12th over. Hooda ends the over with a cut through point, getting his first boundary of the innings. SRH need 83 to win from 48 balls

May 15, 2016 - 18:50 (IST)

After 12 overs,Punjab 93/2 ( Hashim Amla 54 , Gurkeerat Singh Mann 5)

PREVIEW: Table toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will aim to seal their Indian Premier League (IPL) play-off berth when they take on a rejuvenated Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at the Punjab Association Stadium in Mohali on Sunday.

With seven wins out of 11, the David Warner-led side would hope to shed their rusty show in the last outing against Delhi Daredevils and ensure their entry into the play-offs with a win on Sunday.

On the other hand, Punjab have largely disappointed so far this season, having won just four of their 11 matches.
However, ever since Murali Vijay took over the captaincy, Punjab have been a much improved outfit.

They thrashed defending champions Mumbai Indians by seven wickets in their last match, a result which saw them climb out of the bottom of the eight-team table to the seventh spot with eight points.

IPL 9 KXIP vs SRH as it happened Warner Yuvraj help Hyderabad beat Punjab

KXIP mentor Virender Sehwag backed skipper Murali Vijay and called him the right choice for captain. BCCI

Before the Mumbai game, they nearly beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), falling short by just a single run, largely due to some needless attempts at flamboyant, improvised shots by the batsmen.

Previous captain David Miller was unable to inspire the team, either with his leadership or his batting. Glenn Maxwell, usually an explosive batsman almost tailor made for the 20-over format, has not really managed to strike form while South African veteran Hashim Amla has been a disappointment in the three matches he has played.

The bowlers also need to pull up their socks. Sandeep Sharma and Mohit Sharma have done well for the most part, but left-arm spinner Axar Patel has been a bit inconsistent.

Australian pacer Marcus Stoinis has also struggled with his consistency, although he showed some excellent form against Mumbai with figures of 4/15.

Punjab face a do-or-die task in their remaining three league phase matches. Even if Punjab manage to win those games, they will still have to depend on their net run rate to pull them through. But if they manage to continue their new found form, a ticket to the play-offs, although difficult, can not be ruled out.

Hyderabad on the other side, are in a much better position.

The visitors have amassed 14 points, with seven wins in their 11 matches. Their success has largely depended on a strong bowling attack spearheaded by the pace trio of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra and Mustafizur Rahman.

Openers David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan have led the way with the bat. Dhawan, who was going through an extended run of poor form, flopped in their first few matches before finding his groove. All-rounders Yuvraj Singh and Moises Henriques have also been impressive.

Given the overall performance of the two teams this season, Hyderabad will start as the favourites. But they will do well to be wary of Punjab's new found form.

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