Ashok Dinda is named the Man of the Match.
IPL 9, SRH vs RPS as it happened: Dinda shines as Rising Pune Super Giants beat Sunrisers Hyderabad
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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.
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.
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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