Ashok Dinda is named the Man of the Match.
Ashok Dinda is named the Man of the Match.
Well, Warner and Dhoni have shook hands. Rising Pune Supergiants win by 34 run on Duckworth Lewis method.
A comprehensive win and Dhoni might be relieved after four losses in a row. Dinda was the star for Pune with three wickets. He did the early damage from which Sunrisers Hyderabad never recovered.
12.15 AM is the cut off time for this game!
Well, well! This is frustrating. The rain is back again and the players are off.
OUT! Very good catch by Tare. Nehra sends back Dhoni. MS Dhoni c Tare b Nehra 5 (4b 1x4 0x6)
A touch wide outside off, Dhoni cuts hard but Tare at backward point dives low to his left and pouches a very good catch.
OUT! Brilliant delivery. But it's too little too late. Henriques gets Du Plessis. F du Plessis c Ojha b Henriques 30 (21b 3x4 2x6)
Good length on middle and off, nips away sharply. Du Plessis is squared up and ends up nicking it to the keeper.
MS Dhoni strides out to the middle amidst huge cheer.
After 9 overs, Rising Pune Supergiants 80/1 ( Faf du Plessis 30 , Steven Smith 38)
Pune are running away with this now. Du Plessis upping the ante. He hits a four and a six off Bipul Sharma. A slog sweep and then a powerful pull. He then walks down the track and flicks one over deep mid-wicket for another six, this time off Henriques. Bhuvneshwar is brought back but he bowls a wayward over and gives away 9 runs. Just 39 needed off 11 overs.
After 6 overs, Rising Pune Supergiants 46/1 ( Faf du Plessis 10 , Steven Smith 27)
Pune have picked up some momentum. Smith hits a couple of fours off Mustafizur but not before the Bangladesh pacer had beat him all ends up with a beautiful cutter. He flicks one wide of mid on and then steers one wide of short third man for consecutive fours. Smith then hammers one to deep square leg off Nehra but Tare makes a mess of it and it rams into the advertising hoarding. Smith then whips a couple through mid-wicket for two fours in the Mustafizur over.
After 3 overs, Rising Pune Supergiants 13/1 ( Faf du Plessis 9 , Steven Smith 3)
A good start for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Bhuvneshwar has been brilliant so far. He bowled a wicket maiden off the first over of the innings. Nehra followed up giving away just 5 runs. Du Plessis, however, released some pressure with a streaky four to fine leg off a thick inside edge.
OUT! Just the start SRH needed! Rahane departs. A Rahane c Morgan b Kumar 0 (5b 0x4 0x6)
It's a touch wide outside off, Rahane chases and slashes at it but ends up hitting straight to Morgan at backward point.
Steven Smith is the new batsman.
Right! Back for the chase. Ajinkya Rahane and Faf du Plessis are the openers. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will start off proceedings.
SRH post 118/8, their second lowest total ever on their home ground. The lowest was 113.
Dhawan remains unbeaten on 56 off 53 balls. A crucial innings. SRH finished well. Bipul was run out off the first ball of the penultimate over. But then Bhuvneshwar gets a four to fine leg off a top edge and then hammers one over long on for a six. Bhuvneshwar then takes on Perera and hits a couple of smartly placed fours wide of short third man. He finally departs holing out to long on off a full toss. 26 runs off the last two overs, thanks especially to Bhuvneshwar's brisk 21 off 8 balls.
After 18 overs, Hyderabad 92/6 ( Shikhar Dhawan 53 , Bipul Sharma 5)
There was never any momentum in SRH's innings. There were just 9 runs scored off the 17th and 18th over combined along with the wicket of Ojha. However, Dhawan finally releases some pressure as he hammers one over deep mid-wicket of a six off Perera. 20 runs and a wicket off the last 3 overs.
FIFTY! Dhawan gets there in style. He's played a crucial innings so far. He hammers one over deep mid-wicket off Perera. 50 off 48 balls with two fours and one six.
OUT! Dinda gets his 3rd. He is on fire tonight. NV Ojha b Dinda 18 (21b 0x4 1x6)
Full on middle and off, Ojha stays in his crease, looks to go over long on but is done in by a hint of away swing. He loses grip off one hand and the ball crashes onto the stumps.
Bipul Sharma is the new batsman.
M Ashwin into the attack now. The other Ashwin has finally got to complete his full quota of overs!
After 15 overs, Hyderabad 72/5 ( Shikhar Dhawan 40 , Naman Ojha 16)
Finally some pressure released. Dhawan hits a four after an eternity as he lofts one straight back over the bowlers head. Ojha then gets down and hammers one over deep mid-wicket for the first six of the innings in the 15th over. 27 runs off the last 3 overs. The run rate is still a dismal 4.80. Just 5 overs to go.
After 12 overs, Hyderabad 45/5 ( Shikhar Dhawan 26 , Naman Ojha 4)
Pune have done well to maintain the stranglehold over Sunrisers. Things have slowed down drastically. Just 9 runs off the last 3 overs. Ashwin and Bhatia have done a very good job so far.
Team with best average of openers: SRH (53.87)— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) April 26, 2016
Team with worst average of No.3, 4, 5: SRH (12.50)
Rajat Bhatia into the attack now.
Meanwhile, Dhawan is still at the crease. Struggling to get going but he's held one end up really well.
After 9 overs, Hyderabad 36/5 ( Shikhar Dhawan 19 , Naman Ojha 2)
Regular wickets have sucked the momentum out of Sunrisers Hyderabad. Ashwin has started off well and is getting some turn. He removed Hooda off the first ball of his spell and then Marsh removed Henriques. All poor shots. 9 runs and 2 wickets off the last 3 overs.
OUT! Another one bites the dust. Marsh gets his 2nd. MC Henriques c Dhoni b Marsh 1 (4b 0x4 0x6)
It's an innocuous ball. A full delivery down the leg side, Henriques goes for a flick but ends up edging it to the keeper.
OUT! Ashwin strikes first ball. Hooda back in the hut. DJ Hooda c Dhoni b R Ashwin 1 (9b 0x4 0x6)
It's full outside off, spinning in. Hoods, for some unfathomable reasons, goes for a reverse sweep, ends up gloving it and Dhoni anticipates it well to take a diving catch.
Moises Henriques is the new batsman.
After 6 overs, Hyderabad 27/3 ( Shikhar Dhawan 15 , Deepak Hooda 0)
Tare was starting to look dangerous. He whipped one through mid-wicket for a thumping four. But then threw it away. The bowlers are still getting some movement and Marsh took advantage of it to send back Morgan. 14 runs and two wickets off the last 3 overs.
OUT! Marsh joins the party. Morgan flops. E Morgan c Dhoni b Marsh 0 (2b 0x4 0x6)
It's full outside off, tailing away a touch. Morgan looks to drive without any feet movement and gets an outside edge to the keeper. Brilliant start for Pune.
Deepak Hooda is the new batsman.
OUT! Dinda gets his 2nd. Tare doesn't make the most of the chance presented to him in this match. AP Tare c Perera b Dinda 8 (14b 1x4 0x6)
Back of a length delivery outside off, Tare stays rooted to his crease and looks to pull, however, it gets big on him. He ends up getting a top edge and the fielder at cover accepts a simple catch.
Eoin Morgan is the new batsman.
After 3 overs, Hyderabad 13/1 ( Shikhar Dhawan 7 , Aditya Tare 2)
A very good start for Pune. They have come out firing on all guns in the field. The fielding has been electric. Dinda got the big wicket of Warner in the first over. Marsh was disciplined and found some swing. Perera gave away just one poor ball which was cut away through point for three.
OUT! What a start for RPS and Dinda. Warner departs. D Warner c Rahane b Dinda 0 (4b 0x4 0x6)
It wasn't the best of deliveries. A tad wide. Warner stays in his crease and slashes it straight to backward point where Rahane takes a sharp catch.
Aditya Tare is the new batsman.
Right! Finally we are having a start. Warner and Dhawan are the openers. Dinda will start off proceedings.
Good News: Play to start at 9 PM IST
Well, it's started drizzling again.....The covers are coming back on.
The good news is that the covers are off and if there is no more rain, play will start at 8.45 PM IST.
Covers coming off again!— Sampath (@SAMPATHB24) April 26, 2016
Well, well, just as the players were making their way out to the middle, there was a bit of drizzle and then it got heavy. The covers are coming on.
Preview: Sunrisers Hyderabad will aim to continue their winning streak when they face Rising Pune Supergiants in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium here on Tuesday.
Hyderabad had a poor start to their campaign, losing the first two matches. But they have staged a fine recovery by winning three matches on the trot, which has taken them to the fourth spot in the eight-team standings with six points from five games.
They have a strong batting line-up which includes the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, David Warner, Eion Morgan, Kane Williamson and the veteran Yuvraj Singh.
Warner has been in great form so far and has struck four half-centuries in five matches to be the second highest scorer with 294 runs. The Australian's opening partner Dhawan seems to have finally snapped out of his prolonged run of poor form after good performances in the last two matches.
The left-hander from Delhi batted through the innings along with Warner to post an unbeaten 53 and take Hyderabad to a 10-wicket win over IPL debutants Gujarat Lions. He was in fine touch in the last match against KIngs XI Punjab as well, and was unlucky to miss out on a half-century.
Henriques, Morgan and wicket-keeper Naman Ojha have also done well with the bat for Hyderabad.
Hyderabad also have a high quality pace attack spearheaded by New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult. Although veteran pacer Ashish Nehra is down with an injury, Hyderabad has not really felt his absence thanks to the in-form duo of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mustafizur Rahman.
Bhuvneshwar is currently occupying the second place in the bowlers' list with eight wickets in five games. Left-arm Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur has also been impressive so far, and is fourth on the wicket takers list with seven scalps. He also boasts a good economy rate of 5.75 runs per over.
Ben Cutting of Australia and Barinder Sran, who recently made his debut for India, are also good options in the pace department. Hyderabad also have top class all-rounders in Yuvraj Singh, Moises Henriques and Karn Sharma.
Pune, on the other hand, seem to have lost their way a bit. They started off in promising fashion with a commanding nine-wicket win over defending champions Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2016 opener. But they have struggled to find the right combination since and have lost four consecutive matches. They are second from the bottom in the table with just two points.
Despite their poor run, Pune are a strong side on paper. Opener Ajinkya Rahane has been in excellent form with three half-centuries in five matches. But the rest of the batting line-up has been inconsistent. The likes of Steven Smith and Faf du Plessis need to step up and make themselves count at the top of the batting order.
Pune suffered a blow when former England star Kevin Pietersen was ruled out of the tournament after suffering a calf injury during the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
The visitors also have excellent pace bowling all-rounders in Mitchell Marsh and Albie Morkel. Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni can also bank on the likes of Sri Lankan fast bowler Thisara Perera, the experienced Ishant Sharma and the young Murugan Ashwin.
But Dhoni has yet to find the right balance and combination in the playing XI and needs to sort out the problems quickly if Pune are to improve their fortunes.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (captain), Ashish Reddy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Bipul Sharma, Karn Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Naman Ojha, Parvez Rasool, Ricky Bhui, Shikhar Dhawan, Siddharth Kaul, Moises Henriques, Eoin Morgan, Kane Williamson, Trent Boult, Yuvraj Singh, Ashish Nehra, Deepak Hooda, Mustafizur Rahman, Aditya Tare, Barinder Singh Sran, Ben Cutting, Vijay Shankar, Abhimanyu Mithun, Tirumalsetti Suman.
Rising Pune Supergiants: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Kevin Pietersen, Faf du Plessis, Steve Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Jaskaran Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ankit Sharma, Albie Morkel, Irfan Pathan, Ishant Sharma, Ishwar Pandey, Thisara Perera, Saurabh Tiwary, R.P. Singh, Rajat Bhatia, Ankush Bains, Baba Aparajith, Murugan Ashwin, Ashok Dinda, Deepak Chahar, Scott Boland, Peter Handscomb, Adam Zampa.
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Updated Date: Apr 27, 2016 00:21:35 IST
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