Kandurata v Hyderabad, CLT20 qualifier, Mohali September 17, 2013

Dhawan leads Sunrisers to comfortable win

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Sunrisers Hyderabad 174 for 2 (Dhawan 71, Patel 52) beat Kandurata Maroons 168 for 3 (Sangakkara 61*, Thirimanne 54, Ishant 2-20) by eight wickets
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

A century-stand between Shikhar Dhawan and Parthiv Patel, both of whom scored effortless half-centuries, and a late cameo by Thisara Perera helped Sunrisers Hyderabad cruise to an eight-wicket win over Kandurata Maroons. Kumar Sangakkara and Lahiru Thirimanne also scored aggressive half-centuries to set up a strong target, but Kandurata's bowling and fielding crumbled against persistent attack from Sunrisers' batsmen to be left in a position from where they need to win both their remaining matches.

Chasing 169, Dhawan and Parthiv never let the pressure of the chase build as they kept finding the boundaries from the start of the innings. It was Parthiv who got the chase going with a flurry of boundaries through the off side, but Dhawan soon caught up with his partner with well-timed shots on either side of the ground and in the form that he has displayed this year, there was not much the bowlers could do to stem the flow of runs.

Kandurata, in a bid to curtail the burgeoning opening stand, threw the ball to Ajantha Mendis in the sixth over but he was greeted by three consecutive boundaries from Dhawan. Parthiv was hitting the ball twice as hard as Dhawan while getting only half the speed behind it, but on a true pitch and a fast outfield, he too derived full value for his shots. The two batsmen took the score past 100 in the 11th over.

Kandurata sensed a comeback when 33 were required off the last 23 deliveries after Dhawan's dismissal, but Perera smashed four boundaries and two sixes to finish off the challenge.

In a game in which eight of the nine batsmen to bat were left-handers, Sangakkara and Thirimanne had played risk-free knocks to power Kandurata to a strong total. The two batsmen rotated the strike for a few overs, maintaining a run-rate of more than six, and started accelerating in the second half of the innings.

Thirimanne was the more aggressive of the two, bringing up his half-century off 37 deliveries, but after hitting Ishant Sharma for two boundaries in the 15th over, missed a yorker. Sangakkara took over the scoring from that point onwards, finding boundaries at will with clever flicks and deft touches as he brought up his half-century off 36 balls. But he was not left with the pressure of scoring all the runs - Dilhara Lokuhettige played a brisk innings of 21 off 10 deliveries - as Kandurata ransacked 56 from the last five overs.

Dale Steyn, coming off a three-month injury lay-off, struggled with his rhythm; he bowled a leg-stump line in the first over and was taken for 15 runs. While Steyn was off colour, the presence of left-handers in Kandurata's line-up meant Dhawan hesitated from using the two legspinners in the side. Amit Mishra was introduced in the 15th over and bowled just one over while Karan Sharma didn't get to bowl.

Devashish Fuloria is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • POSTED BY IndianCoolGuy on | September 18, 2013, 5:36 GMT

    Shikhar is a class act. Though parthav played good innings, consistency is important. They never allowed Kandurata to put pressure on them. Parera has played good knock but he needs to improve his bowling. Good news for Sunrisers is Duminy is back. He can bowl and bat very well. Stayn gun need some time I think to get his form back specially after his injury. Kandurata has many Srilankan players but yet is not able to beat sunrisers. Sanga has made a good decision by choosing Kandurata, otherwise he would be searching for his place in Sunrisers team. Sanga has at last played an innings but not at all a match winning knock. I think SRH will definitely qualify. Shikhar is naturally cool and aggressive batsmen, he should apply this to his captaincy as well. Be cool and be aggressive in tactics. All the best to both the teams and hope this Champions League Twenty20 will be a big success.

  • POSTED BY KishoreMalladi on | September 18, 2013, 5:10 GMT

    Maroons got off to a good start, especially when Steyn couldn't do the early damage and they did capitalize on that start. Sanga and Thirimanne sizzled with some excellent stroke play. Then Dhawan and Parthiv laid the foundation for a superb chase and once these two were out, it was a superb move to send in Perera who did not disappoint with that little cameo ensuring SRH going past the finish line. A well contested match, a batting wicket and a fast outfield helped the teams but what mattered at the end is SRH making the most of it with some class play.

  • POSTED BY on | September 19, 2013, 11:22 GMT

    We have seen Sanga make half Centuries many and remains till the last ball of the match but no real IMPACT towards the winning..

  • POSTED BY spas on | September 19, 2013, 0:24 GMT

    @ sachini saw some, Comparing players in such a scale is funny and shows level of your cricket consciousness. Ipl franchises bid for him for nothing?

  • POSTED BY on | September 18, 2013, 14:08 GMT

    Despite the victory, Dhawan was a poor captain. His field placings were all over the place, and his handling of his bowling resources could have been better. Not bowling his leggies because of the left-handers in the opposing side was a poor excuse. Bowling over the wicket, might have been the right way to do it, and with a mix of googlies - could have troubled the batsmen, further. But it was not to be. Parthiv Patel might have made a better captain. Cheers.

  • POSTED BY bharatputra83 on | September 18, 2013, 11:45 GMT

    All those lankans harping about Kandurata being an all SL team, has it occurred to you that this was supposed to be club level match and Kandurata had such players that it could have very well been called the SL international T20 team give or take a few?

    Those harping about SRH having foreign players, do tell me which foreign player contributed immensely to the SRH victory or did better than the Indian players in SRH? Both the best batting and bowling were from Indian players.

    Those harping about Perera being the reason for the SRH win, has it occured to you that if not for Perera, the Kandurata...sorry, I mean the SL team wouldn't even have reached the score they did? Or the fact that SRH were only two wickets down when he came in and had many more batsmen who can hit the ball to follow up? Or the fact that in T20s, batting teams are expected to win when the have four overs and a little over 30 to get these days...even if they don't have a Perera?

  • POSTED BY Haleos on | September 18, 2013, 10:38 GMT

    Ishant bowled better than Steyn. That should give him some confidence.

  • POSTED BY on | September 18, 2013, 10:22 GMT

    Is the ball bounced enough? karan sharma is a very good bowler and should have been tried instead of Duminy. Dhawan`s 4`s are delightful.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | September 18, 2013, 10:07 GMT

    Thisara Pereras late blizzaring knock made it so easy for sunrisers.

  • POSTED BY on | September 18, 2013, 9:47 GMT

    According to me ,Cameron white should be in the playing eleven .

  • POSTED BY IndianCoolGuy on | September 18, 2013, 5:36 GMT

    Shikhar is a class act. Though parthav played good innings, consistency is important. They never allowed Kandurata to put pressure on them. Parera has played good knock but he needs to improve his bowling. Good news for Sunrisers is Duminy is back. He can bowl and bat very well. Stayn gun need some time I think to get his form back specially after his injury. Kandurata has many Srilankan players but yet is not able to beat sunrisers. Sanga has made a good decision by choosing Kandurata, otherwise he would be searching for his place in Sunrisers team. Sanga has at last played an innings but not at all a match winning knock. I think SRH will definitely qualify. Shikhar is naturally cool and aggressive batsmen, he should apply this to his captaincy as well. Be cool and be aggressive in tactics. All the best to both the teams and hope this Champions League Twenty20 will be a big success.

  • POSTED BY KishoreMalladi on | September 18, 2013, 5:10 GMT

    Maroons got off to a good start, especially when Steyn couldn't do the early damage and they did capitalize on that start. Sanga and Thirimanne sizzled with some excellent stroke play. Then Dhawan and Parthiv laid the foundation for a superb chase and once these two were out, it was a superb move to send in Perera who did not disappoint with that little cameo ensuring SRH going past the finish line. A well contested match, a batting wicket and a fast outfield helped the teams but what mattered at the end is SRH making the most of it with some class play.

  • POSTED BY on | September 19, 2013, 11:22 GMT

    We have seen Sanga make half Centuries many and remains till the last ball of the match but no real IMPACT towards the winning..

  • POSTED BY spas on | September 19, 2013, 0:24 GMT

    @ sachini saw some, Comparing players in such a scale is funny and shows level of your cricket consciousness. Ipl franchises bid for him for nothing?

  • POSTED BY on | September 18, 2013, 14:08 GMT

    Despite the victory, Dhawan was a poor captain. His field placings were all over the place, and his handling of his bowling resources could have been better. Not bowling his leggies because of the left-handers in the opposing side was a poor excuse. Bowling over the wicket, might have been the right way to do it, and with a mix of googlies - could have troubled the batsmen, further. But it was not to be. Parthiv Patel might have made a better captain. Cheers.

  • POSTED BY bharatputra83 on | September 18, 2013, 11:45 GMT

    All those lankans harping about Kandurata being an all SL team, has it occurred to you that this was supposed to be club level match and Kandurata had such players that it could have very well been called the SL international T20 team give or take a few?

    Those harping about SRH having foreign players, do tell me which foreign player contributed immensely to the SRH victory or did better than the Indian players in SRH? Both the best batting and bowling were from Indian players.

    Those harping about Perera being the reason for the SRH win, has it occured to you that if not for Perera, the Kandurata...sorry, I mean the SL team wouldn't even have reached the score they did? Or the fact that SRH were only two wickets down when he came in and had many more batsmen who can hit the ball to follow up? Or the fact that in T20s, batting teams are expected to win when the have four overs and a little over 30 to get these days...even if they don't have a Perera?

  • POSTED BY Haleos on | September 18, 2013, 10:38 GMT

    Ishant bowled better than Steyn. That should give him some confidence.

  • POSTED BY on | September 18, 2013, 10:22 GMT

    Is the ball bounced enough? karan sharma is a very good bowler and should have been tried instead of Duminy. Dhawan`s 4`s are delightful.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | September 18, 2013, 10:07 GMT

    Thisara Pereras late blizzaring knock made it so easy for sunrisers.

  • POSTED BY on | September 18, 2013, 9:47 GMT

    According to me ,Cameron white should be in the playing eleven .

  • POSTED BY sachinisawesome on | September 18, 2013, 9:24 GMT

    @ MaruthuDelft Sanga is not even 1% of sachin tendulkar. He is good for sri lanka becoz sri lanka doesn't produce legends. I mean for you people Jayawardene is a legend. And for the rest of the world he is a mediocre player who has played over 400 matches at an average of 32. If he would have been in India, he would have been dropped long time ago.

  • POSTED BY Iceman29 on | September 18, 2013, 8:45 GMT

    @ MaruthuDelft- Ya only in your teams....Sangakara is a good player we all know but Sachin is a Legend buddy...

  • POSTED BY on | September 18, 2013, 8:44 GMT

    @ Sparsh_The_Player:Srilankan players are far better than those Zim players ,thisara is not inspired by Shikhar,he was the leading run score for SRH before shikhar's entry,

  • POSTED BY on | September 18, 2013, 8:42 GMT

    you people must knw that kandurata maroons just send to CLT jst to represant a sl team.because this time around SLPL wasn't on song and it didn't continued this year.....maroons came from club match wins...before you guys make comments mind ur language.if you don't mind....we don't need zimbawe players or overseas.....let's see who will get qualified....definetly ottago or maroons will qualify...sanga is a clz act than anyother in SRH.....don't under estimate us...

  • POSTED BY on | September 18, 2013, 8:00 GMT

    CL T20 is waste of time and money,,,players could have been rested,,, Now in conditions for players like Gayle, Pollard or any other player,, playing IPL, BPL, Big bash, CPL and own country's county matches,,, should not complain about fatigue and loss of fitness. Yes this is good for young players,, then every team should send players who are not on national duty,,,,, Who will be responsible if Dhawan gets injured in this and not able to play against Aussie next month??

  • POSTED BY on | September 18, 2013, 7:43 GMT

    Blade runner perara is just a slogger nothing more than that. Dhawan already had scored centuries in test odi in his short carrier. Perara is not even test standard

  • POSTED BY nagendra1221 on | September 18, 2013, 7:36 GMT

    for those who said bcoz of perera SRH won first know bcoz of perera KM reached that score perera 4-0-45-0.

  • POSTED BY on | September 18, 2013, 6:54 GMT

    IPL v/s Rest of World .. it is much better every single team of 8 cricketing nation will compete and one nation win that the way .it cause more interest in this league if my team wolves or lankan team Maroons out in qualifying i m not interest in the league

  • POSTED BY DD_f0rever on | September 18, 2013, 5:44 GMT

    Thisira Perera seems to be learning from and getting inspired by Shikhar Dhawan's batting.

    In bowling, he leaked runs. But after Dhawan's match winning knock, TP must have thought that he too can bat fearlessly like him and win the match.

    Its good that Sanga decided to play for Moroons. As he was a liability in SRH, his overall IPL record too is really poor. Having said that, Now SRH's team balance is perfect.

  • POSTED BY DD_f0rever on | September 18, 2013, 5:38 GMT

    Most of the T-20 teams buy foreign players to boost their team's chances of winning. Not only that, it also helps youngsters get a feel of how those overseas players prepare before match, how they think and more importantly how they tackle pressure situations. Kanduruta Moroons can do the same. If budget or overseas players' availability is the problem then they can go for Zimbabwe players. Right now they are not playing any international match. I'm sure likes of Taylor, Masakadza, Vitori, Panayangara, Chatara can help salvage SL's Champ side from getting knocked out of qualifiers.

  • POSTED BY sachinisawesome on | September 18, 2013, 4:48 GMT

    @ KingOwl Its always the pitch isn't it? Why don't they just toss the coin and whoever wins the toss wins the game. No need to play the game when all that matters is pitch. Now you are giving excuses for your club team as well. Atleast think of new excuses.

  • POSTED BY on | September 18, 2013, 4:21 GMT

    I have seen the agressiveness of Sanga and LahiruT in this match. But having a good score on board, what the bpowlers have done while bowling to the most dangerous openeing pair in CLT20. KM need to improve bowling and adjustments in the field to prevent boundaries. Of course the first match for KM away from their country with youngsters have done a decent job. But they need to improve a lot to face the balance two matched they have followed by the other series if get through.

  • POSTED BY USMANRANDHAWA on | September 18, 2013, 4:18 GMT

    That is not fair,One team has his local talent and some has international talent. No comparison with sides.That is a minoply of BCC.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | September 18, 2013, 4:14 GMT

    i am srilankan,but i feel srilanka won the match,because thirimanne batting and thisara and world classe sanga...congrates SL cricket furture.SRH won the match beacause thisara's knock,and dahwan innings,kandurata well done with local guys,no any foreign players,srilankan ans pakistani club teams are only teams that play with local guys..feek proud of you.

  • POSTED BY gibbs.175 on | September 18, 2013, 4:13 GMT

    O! Dale is fully fit now, yes he is always fit for these kind of cricket like IPL. ....... And CLT Series, Might he needs rest when PAK tours would be ready to take place ,,,,,,,,good luck ........

  • POSTED BY sreehk on | September 18, 2013, 4:09 GMT

    Great job SRH! Business as usual for them, went in as underdogs and came out winning. I wonder if the Maroons have almost all Srilankan players in their team then what do other league teams in Srilanka have? It is no wonder they will be champions there. What they lacked is surprise factor and used old formula of spin threat of Mendis etc. Now SRH have built their team and not just bought players. If SRH get one more good batsman then they will be hard to beat. I will not be surprised if Kandurata won't qualify.

  • POSTED BY Udendra on | September 18, 2013, 3:58 GMT

    Thisara took it away from the Maroons. If not for him, SRH would have made a mess after the opening batsmen were dismissed.

  • POSTED BY on | September 18, 2013, 3:51 GMT

    I think a stupid selection of bowlers. There are so many better bowlers than Jayaratne in Sri Lanka who is not playing club cricket. Sri Lanka cricket should find those players and give them chances.

  • POSTED BY Kristy on | September 18, 2013, 2:04 GMT

    No body talks about this inning...? I think this the inning killed Kandurata Maroons... NLTC Perera not out 32 11 4 2 290.90

  • POSTED BY MichaelBurton on | September 18, 2013, 1:51 GMT

    Thisara Perera's knock ensured SRH victory. It was a decisive move from Dhawan when the both set batsmen were gone. Otherwise, it would have been Kandurata taking the match. Weldone Kandurata for the good effort with SRH which comprised of best T20 players like Stayen, Perera, Sammy and Duminy.

  • POSTED BY class9ryan on | September 18, 2013, 1:36 GMT

    Sangakkara played extremely well, Thirimanne actually stunned everyone with his strokeplay. I think Kandurata have the credentials still to qualify for the main draw. Tharanga innings was so classy. These Sri Lankans have got in them, it would be nice if they mange 2 qualify

  • POSTED BY Haiderpakawsome on | September 18, 2013, 1:25 GMT

    Was Sanga aware it was T20 match and not the test match?

  • POSTED BY on | September 18, 2013, 0:47 GMT

    Only t-shirt was change , not his form . he is in blistring form in 2013 . shikar dhawan don't stop the panishment for the bowlers and the bowl .

  • POSTED BY KingOwl on | September 18, 2013, 0:27 GMT

    I think people are getting carried away by the win for SRH. This was more to do with the wicket than the teams. I think the teams are well balanced. But the toss made the difference. Batting was very easy later on and that showed in the result.

  • POSTED BY DRS_Flawed_NeedsImprovement on | September 18, 2013, 0:25 GMT

    sangakara played well only for his country whether club or national level. He never performed in ipl. Look at his stats, next time teams should be careful (buying him) at next auction.

  • POSTED BY gsingh7 on | September 17, 2013, 22:08 GMT

    good win by dhawan and co. dhawan is best batsman in the world as of today. he can do no wrong. styen is so hyped but on flat tracks he seems to be another vinay kumar or balaji. This is seen for years now . anyways sanga time is up in srh in next auction . he will be bought by punjab or pune or might go unsold. if otago and srh wins tomorrow than qualifiers are over and they move to play other champion teams. these qualifiers show gulf in class between club teams. thats why 4 teams from ipl play in cl because they are stacked by quality players.

  • POSTED BY ToTellUTheTruth on | September 17, 2013, 21:35 GMT

    Sanga...my darling!!! You made my day. Been a biggest Indian fan of yours for years and today you just made my day. How come you never played like that for my home town team Hyderabad? Come on man!!! Brilliant knock, but sorry to see you on the losing side. Really happy for Hyd though. Go Shika, Parthiv and Thirimmane!!!!

  • POSTED BY kc69 on | September 17, 2013, 20:37 GMT

    It looked as if Maroons had no way to get even a single wicket of SRH(Unless the batsmen gave away their wickets playing loose shots).Even international players like Kulasekara and Mendis were played easily by even Parthiv Patel. Sanga is the only class act apart from whom i don't think the future of SL cricket is in dark

  • POSTED BY brittop on | September 17, 2013, 20:33 GMT

    Lalindra2012: Agree. Don't know why anyone would bother watching the game.

  • POSTED BY chechong0114 on | September 17, 2013, 20:16 GMT

    Too muck cricket being played in India, sooo many empty seats at the stadium today what a sad situation.

  • POSTED BY Nampally on | September 17, 2013, 20:15 GMT

    SRH as expected won the match easily. Dhawan, Patel & Perera chased the required 169 with 2 overs to spare. Dhawan captaining the side for the first time failed to utilize the services of Karan Sharma & only bowled Mishra for one over. These 2 were the star bowlers of the team in the IPL 6. Added to that Steyn was off colour due to long lay off. Fortunately Ishant, Perera & Sammy responded well to limit the total. Sanga played a fine innings for the Maroons & was finely supported by Thirimani- both scoring half centuries. Diljara with late heroics added 21 in 10 balls to boost the total. Dhawan & Patel had no problem in chasing the score with their usnual brisk start which reached the century partnership in 11 overs. Perera finished the chase with a flourish ending the game with a Six. It was fine teamwork from SRH, as usual. which they must persist in getting one more win to advance. Hopefully Karan Sharma & Mishra will be more involved in bowling in the second match.

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | September 17, 2013, 20:15 GMT

    Why did he include the bowlers if he was not going to use them

  • POSTED BY on | September 17, 2013, 20:07 GMT

    Why are people hassling Sangakarra? His salary is not paid out PRE-season / games played... thus playing, RIGHTLY (I am not Sri Lankan, I am a kiwi), for his club team and not the soulless wonders that are the IPL teams of hired guns lacking many, if any, meaningful amount of domestic stars from India in their teams, as money talks and you know what walks....means he misses out on about 200,00 dollars. That's the price you pay for doing the right thing these days... so he paid it. I salute him. The IPL usually force players who have been instrumental in getting their club teams into the finals, but who are bit-players in their IPL teams & play for their IPL team if they make it. IPL have THREE or FOUR teams in the CLT20 finals, meaning HALF of everyone is required for them. I tip my cap to him. I would rather captain and play for MY REGIONAL / LOCAL team than what is essentially a product and one from elsewhere. He has priorities / scruples

  • POSTED BY masihm on | September 17, 2013, 19:45 GMT

    Its an eye opener for all the IPL franchise, that how sanga plays for his home team & how he plays in IPL, He is a real nationalist player but not a true sportsman.

  • POSTED BY Blade-Runner on | September 17, 2013, 19:42 GMT

    @Sundhar Mohandas ; You are presenting a very poor here. First, SRH isn't a pure Indian team but a team comprised with 4 foreign stars unlike Kandurata which is pure SL team. And at the end it was a Sri Lankan who took SRH to the victory by hitting 30+ at a SR of 280. lol So, Whats your point exactly ?? lol

  • POSTED BY on | September 17, 2013, 19:35 GMT

    This was a horror of a game to watch , the bowling cannot be even compared to Ranji Trophy in India ,except for Ishant none of the other bowlers even looked like they were bowling at an international event .....Dhavan and Prathiv sincerely didnt have to make a effort to score boundaries.. ,it was more like watching a the highlights of a Test match with both batsmen just picking the poor delivers , and boy there were so so many of them....

  • POSTED BY NIPPY_89 on | September 17, 2013, 19:28 GMT

    @samincolumbia-"Minnow bashing at its best. Dashing Dhawan doing to SL club team what India does to SL on a regular basis".... I dont know what game you watched but this is no means a bashing. It was very competitive till Thisara Perera (a Sri Lankan) came into bat. And in what world does India regularly beat Sri Lanka in t20. Last time I checked they are the No.1 ranked t20 team in the world.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | September 17, 2013, 19:13 GMT

    every one talk about SRH talent..Dawan is the one of rasing star in the cricket world.. SRH won the match,but keep remember no any foreign player in thier kadurata line...By the way well done kadurata...proud of you..and thisara and thirimmane improve their batting skills..weldone kandurata and weldone thisara

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | September 17, 2013, 19:03 GMT

    Well played SRH. I'm sanga fan though. Where can I find the schedule for clt20.

  • POSTED BY samincolumbia on | September 17, 2013, 18:24 GMT

    Minnow bashing at its best. Dashing Dhawan doing to SL club team what India does to SL on a regular basis!

  • POSTED BY ProdigyA on | September 17, 2013, 18:18 GMT

    White though in good form of late has been terrible for SRH and he is very unpredictable. Either he goes boom or bust, mostly bust. He was pathetic in the last IPL even though he was given captaincy and eventually got dropped. Even Sanga's form in IPL was not good at all but played well today for kanga's.

  • POSTED BY rock.rockyin on | September 17, 2013, 18:06 GMT

    @ Harish Thutupalli

    You spoke my heart out abt Sanga in IPL.... In next bidding I think there will be no takers for him except low budget teams like Pune or Punjab.

  • POSTED BY on | September 17, 2013, 18:00 GMT

    awesome captain's innings.. by shikhar dhawan

  • POSTED BY on | September 17, 2013, 18:00 GMT

    ''Kanduruta maroons is the Best team Sri Lanka have sent to CLT20'' - Thirimanne. Well their best team just got bettered by SRH. If not for some flaws in Captaincy by Dhawan, this would have been an insulting defeat for Kandurata. Lankan league teams simply don't deserve to be in the League of Champions! They are better off inviting Bangladesh teams.

  • POSTED BY Lalindra2012 on | September 17, 2013, 17:59 GMT

    the moment Kandurata Maroons lost the toss i knew even if they scored 185+ still they would have lost and these Sri Lankans have a gift by introducing as well as forming out of form Indian players.....there is a mantra on this sri lankans....gud gud...

  • POSTED BY on | September 17, 2013, 17:13 GMT

    For those who are defending kK Sharma nd mishra held back remember Sanga knows sunrisers better and mishra nd karan are leg spinners (who are ineffective agaist left handers) maroons have 5 left hand batsmen thats why duminy bowled more than them.But dont worry srh will go way ahead in this tournament

  • POSTED BY BRUTALANALYST on | September 17, 2013, 17:02 GMT

    People who say T20 is all just slogging need to watch this, the Sri Lanakans putting on a real batting masterclass first Tharanga playing back foot check drives for 4 v Steyn as classy you will see in any format followed up by Sanga and Thirimanne's partnership pure class now we have Dhawan and Patel to enjoy !

  • POSTED BY on | September 17, 2013, 16:23 GMT

    Sangakarra... What a player!

  • POSTED BY dheeraj007 on | September 17, 2013, 16:10 GMT

    In IPL 2013 Amit Mishra and Karan Sharma took most of the wickets and were also economical.Just didn't get the logic why Mishra just bowled one over,ok there were 5 left handers in KM but why can't a leg spinner bowl to left handers if an off spinner can bowl to right handers.Tactical mistake cost SRH in bowling.Lets hope they do good with bat as 132 was their highest chase in IPL 2013 and also there is no White.

  • POSTED BY on | September 17, 2013, 16:05 GMT

    Sangakkara! He is the man of the moment. I don't understand why he doesn't score runs while playing for his IPL teams but he scores plenty for his Country. In spite of being poured in with lot of money and given the captaincy, he never felt responsible and remains as the one of the worst captains IPL ever had. I agree that his IPL team isn't star studded but himself having tons of International experience must have done better. He is a class act there is no doubt about that. Sanga wish to see more of you in the coming IPL's! Undoubtedly you are the best batsman Srilanka has ever produced. Way to go Sanga!!

  • POSTED BY on | September 17, 2013, 15:23 GMT

    Duminy bowls four and karan sharma and mishy none o.O Lame captaincy

  • POSTED BY BRUTALANALYST on | September 17, 2013, 14:39 GMT

    Don't know how JP gets in T20 side ahead of WHite ? Maybe they are hoping to use his offspin ? who knows cos White has been in fantastic form and regardless is a much better T20 bat for me.

  • POSTED BY BRUTALANALYST on | September 17, 2013, 14:39 GMT

    Don't know how JP gets in T20 side ahead of WHite ? Maybe they are hoping to use his offspin ? who knows cos White has been in fantastic form and regardless is a much better T20 bat for me.

  • POSTED BY on | September 17, 2013, 15:23 GMT

    Duminy bowls four and karan sharma and mishy none o.O Lame captaincy

  • POSTED BY on | September 17, 2013, 16:05 GMT

    Sangakkara! He is the man of the moment. I don't understand why he doesn't score runs while playing for his IPL teams but he scores plenty for his Country. In spite of being poured in with lot of money and given the captaincy, he never felt responsible and remains as the one of the worst captains IPL ever had. I agree that his IPL team isn't star studded but himself having tons of International experience must have done better. He is a class act there is no doubt about that. Sanga wish to see more of you in the coming IPL's! Undoubtedly you are the best batsman Srilanka has ever produced. Way to go Sanga!!

  • POSTED BY dheeraj007 on | September 17, 2013, 16:10 GMT

    In IPL 2013 Amit Mishra and Karan Sharma took most of the wickets and were also economical.Just didn't get the logic why Mishra just bowled one over,ok there were 5 left handers in KM but why can't a leg spinner bowl to left handers if an off spinner can bowl to right handers.Tactical mistake cost SRH in bowling.Lets hope they do good with bat as 132 was their highest chase in IPL 2013 and also there is no White.

  • POSTED BY on | September 17, 2013, 16:23 GMT

    Sangakarra... What a player!

  • POSTED BY BRUTALANALYST on | September 17, 2013, 17:02 GMT

    People who say T20 is all just slogging need to watch this, the Sri Lanakans putting on a real batting masterclass first Tharanga playing back foot check drives for 4 v Steyn as classy you will see in any format followed up by Sanga and Thirimanne's partnership pure class now we have Dhawan and Patel to enjoy !

  • POSTED BY on | September 17, 2013, 17:13 GMT

    For those who are defending kK Sharma nd mishra held back remember Sanga knows sunrisers better and mishra nd karan are leg spinners (who are ineffective agaist left handers) maroons have 5 left hand batsmen thats why duminy bowled more than them.But dont worry srh will go way ahead in this tournament

  • POSTED BY Lalindra2012 on | September 17, 2013, 17:59 GMT

    the moment Kandurata Maroons lost the toss i knew even if they scored 185+ still they would have lost and these Sri Lankans have a gift by introducing as well as forming out of form Indian players.....there is a mantra on this sri lankans....gud gud...

  • POSTED BY on | September 17, 2013, 18:00 GMT

    ''Kanduruta maroons is the Best team Sri Lanka have sent to CLT20'' - Thirimanne. Well their best team just got bettered by SRH. If not for some flaws in Captaincy by Dhawan, this would have been an insulting defeat for Kandurata. Lankan league teams simply don't deserve to be in the League of Champions! They are better off inviting Bangladesh teams.

  • POSTED BY on | September 17, 2013, 18:00 GMT

    awesome captain's innings.. by shikhar dhawan