Champions League Twenty20 - 12th match, Group B

Titans v Sunrisers Hyderabad

Titans won by 8 wickets (with 21 balls remaining)

3.55pm It's nearly time for the players to come out to the middle. There is a bit of cloud cover around, which could make things tricky for the first couple of overs. And out come Dhawan and Parthiv, with Titans right at their heels. It's go time here. And Davids springs a surprise straight away, bringing himself in to open the bowling. Parthiv to face

Senthil: "Why no one is thinking T & T wouldn't fold meekly without a fight and they also have equal chance as SRH and Titans to make it Semi?" Not quite, the purview of the question did not include teams who aren't playing today's game.

Narbavi: "@mudhabir: Are you sure about Ishant's presence in that list of yours?" Well, in Ishant's defence, Sunrisers base their bowling strategy around him as one of their strike bowlers. And he hasn't done too badly - five wickets in five matches - the same as Dale Steyn

Ranjith: "Mr.Dhawan will you bowl Karn Sharma today ? or is he selected as a batsman again ?"

A lot of you reckon Sunrisers have the superior bowling line-up, but Titans aren't too light in that department, having forced Brisbane Heat to fail in chasing 124.

Nahim Abas: "This game will depend on the 2 heavyweights,Dhawan v DeVilliers.both hit hard,strike rates are phenomenal if they bat over 30 balls and if either one fails today then i could well be game over for their respective team.....Expect Explosive Entertainmet in Ranchi...."

mudhabir: "It would be a treat if this match is being played on MI vs HL pitch(Jaipur).STEYN, MORKEL, DE LANGE and ISHANT will make every batsmen quake in their pants."

3.30pm Titans have won the toss and have decided to field. The biggest news however is that Darren Sammy is fit and is playing today's game. Titans field an unchanged team from the last game while Sunrisers have brought in Biplab Samantray in for Ashish Reddy. Henry Davids, the Titans captain, considered the pitch to be a good one, which will mean his team had to assess conditions quickly and limit Sunrisers to a modest total. Shikhar Dhawan wanted to field as well, but he thought there wouldn't be too much difference either way. He was happy with his side's batting so far, scoring 190-odd against Chennai Super Kings, and is looking to repeat that performance.

Ravi: "Titans are going to win this match...bcoz in 1st match they proved their batting n in 2nd match bowling...2day it in happens both..."

Chetan Kewalramani: "I reckon this will be a nail biter. 2 huge battles- Morkel v/s dhawan and ABD v/s mishra could decide this fixture"

Karthik: "Both the teams are equally good. But SRH has an advantage of playing in the known conditions. If TTNs are lacking something and that definitely has to be their bowling despite their comeback in the last game. TTNs bowlers lack experience and they will struggle against sub-continent bastmen. Verdict: SRH will be the team to make it to semis along with CSK."

So time for our first question which of these two teams do you think will make it to the semi-finals?

While we wait for the fireworks match to begin, do take a little time to catch up with the how things stand for Sunrisers and Titans in Rachna Shetty's match preview

3.15pm Both matches today - Chennai Super Kings take on Brisbane Heat in the evening - will be played in Ranchi and Ian Bishop reckons the pitch for the first match is a beauty. It is the same surface that was used in T&T v Heat match, with just a tiny bit of moisture and a really closely cut and evenly distributed covering of grass. He adds that batting should be a pleasure here, and under light the ball will come onto the bat even more. The bowlers will have to target good areas in this pitch, but then again, those tend to differ with each batsman as shown by Dwayne Bravo who has concentrated on short-pitched bowling. Hawk-eye reveals 79% of his deliveries have been dug into the middle of the pitch

3.10pm Hello and welcome to ESPNcricinfo's live coverage of the Champions League T20 match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Titans. Both teams have four points each and are locked in the middle of the table in group B, with Trinidad & Tobago, also with the same tally, above them owing to a higher net run rate. The winners of this match could enjoy a significant advantage in the quest to reach the semi-finals

0.1

Davids to Patel, no run, keeps it on a good length outside off, which forces Parthiv to push it toward mid-off but Davids rushes over and pulls out a full length dive to prevent the single

0.2

Davids to Patel, 1 run, tucked away off his hips as Davids strays a little too straight and the batsmen rush through for a single

0.3

Davids to Dhawan, no run, flatter and quicker, but Dhawan presents a straight bat and hits it back to the bowler

0.4

Davids to Dhawan, no run, fuller, but still with very little flight as Dhawan leans forward and hits it square on the off side

0.5

Davids to Dhawan, 1 wide, it was a full toss, but his sweeep shot doesn't connect. Useful opportunity goes begging

0.5

Davids to Dhawan, no run, shortish and with a little room afforded, he goes back and cuts it straight to point

0.6

Davids to Dhawan, FOUR, he's down the track, Davids sees him and spears it down the leg side, but he manages a tickle to send the ball scurrying to the fine leg boundary

End of over 1 (6 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 6/0 (RR: 6.00)
S Dhawan    4* (4b 1x4)      H Davids    1-0-6-0
PA Patel    1* (2b)     

1.1

Morkel to Patel, no run, played and missed, this was right on that corridor of uncertainty and Parthiv was drawn into the drive, but doesn't connect

Morne Morkel from the other end. Slip in place.

1.2

Morkel to Patel, no run, on a goodish length, but he gets lovely carry. The ball was angled across the left-hander, who goes for an expansive drive and misses

1.3

Morkel to Patel, no run, action replay of the last ball, only this one was fuller. Parthiv looks for the cover drive but his timing is non-existant

1.4

Morkel to Patel, no run, shorter and straighter this time and Parthiv uses soft hands, pulls the bottom one off the bat and drops it at his feet

1.5

Morkel to Patel, no run, goes back to ramp the short, rising ball over third man but he is beaten yet again

widish gully comes in

1.6

Morkel to Patel, SIX, not this time. Morkel overpitches and he gets forward, stays leg side of the ball and scythes this over the top of cover. Just clears the rope

End of over 2 (6 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 12/0 (RR: 6.00)
PA Patel    7* (8b 1x6)      M Morkel    1-0-6-0
S Dhawan    4* (4b 1x4)      H Davids    1-0-6-0

2.1

Richards to Dhawan, FOUR, fullish, but the angle has taken it onto his pads. Dhawan gets his weight forward and lifts the ball straight over the top of mid-on to register his first boundary

2.2

Richards to Dhawan, no run, loud appeal there. Richards gets back around off stump and gets this to nip into the batsman, who was stuck in the crease as he looked to work the ball through the on side, but misses. The ball would have gone down leg though

2.3

Richards to Dhawan, no run, brings the length back, but he bowls this wide outside off. Dhawan goes for the cut, but he only gets a bottom edge and the ball goes to the keeper

2.4

Richards to Dhawan, 1 wide, he's not settling into a consistent length. This one is far too full and far too wide. Dhawan shapes to flay it through the covers, but realising he cant reach it, leaves it alone

2.4

Richards to Dhawan, FOUR, This time the cut shot connects and how! Moves onto his back foot having seen this one shortish and outside off and punched it between point and cover

2.5

Richards to Dhawan, no run, this time its off the front foot as Richards attempts a fullish ball outside off, but point is on hand to collect the ball

2.6

Richards to Dhawan, 1 run

End of over 3 (10 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 22/0 (RR: 7.33)
S Dhawan    13* (10b 3x4)      RR Richards    1-0-10-0
PA Patel    7* (8b 1x6)      M Morkel    1-0-6-0

Morkel from around the wicket

3.1

Morkel to Dhawan, FOUR, and he's exploited the pace available very cleverly. It was full and the little bit of room provided prompts Dhawan to open the face of the bat on contact and just lift it over the in-field and the ball reaches the point boundary

3.2

Morkel to Dhawan, 1 wide, neither bowler has settled in here. This one was back of a length but is homed in around the tenth stump outside off

3.2

Morkel to Dhawan, FOUR, punished again. The ball is sitting up to be hit on this pitch, and Dhawan takes full advantage, getting on his front foot and slamming this fullish ball outside off over the cover fielder

3.3

Morkel to Dhawan, 1 run, goes back to his staple short-of-a-length bowling and Dhawan, staying back in his crease, dabs it to third man

3.4

Morkel to Patel, no run, wide and full again from Morkel, Parthiv lunges into a drive on the up, but his timing deserts him again as he comes up with only air

3.5

Morkel to Patel, no run, oh, that is a beauty! back of a length and the ball straightens, beating Parthiv's defensive blade quite comfortably. A delightful delivery from round the wicket

3.6

Morkel to Patel, no run, goes tight on the stumps this time and Parthiv works it off his hips to midwicket

End of over 4 (10 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 32/0 (RR: 8.00)
PA Patel    7* (11b 1x6)      M Morkel    2-0-16-0
S Dhawan    22* (13b 5x4)      RR Richards    1-0-10-0

4.1

de Lange to Dhawan, no run, starts with a fullish ball wide of the off stump, Dhawan brings out his cover drive, but only manages an inside edge

Marchant de Lange replaces the slightly wayward Rowan Richards

4.2

de Lange to Dhawan, FOUR, this time he gets all of it. Just back of a length, but with the bowlers concentrating on keeping it outside both left-handers' off stump, Dhawan camps on his back foot and flays it to the left of cover for another four

4.3

de Lange to Dhawan, no run, better. this is on a length and coming in at the stumps, making sure Dhawan can only dead bat it back to the bowler

Round the wicket

4.4

de Lange to Dhawan, FOUR, This one is properly short and wide and Dhawan uses the extra pace to cut it to the right of point.

4.5

de Lange to Dhawan, no run

4.6

de Lange to Dhawan, SIX, and there's the first six of the match! de Lange attempts the bouncer, but Dhawan does not flinch. He swivels around on his back foot and hooks it away over the square leg boundary

End of over 5 (14 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 46/0 (RR: 9.20)
S Dhawan    36* (19b 7x4 1x6)      M de Lange    1-0-14-0
PA Patel    7* (11b 1x6)      M Morkel    2-0-16-0

5.1

Morkel to Patel, FOUR, shortish and straying too straight and Parthiv uses his wrists to pull that ball to the right of the man at square leg

Morkel still around the wicket

5.2

Morkel to Patel, FOUR, good length ball, rising as it reaches the batsman who goes for the drive on the up again. The outside edge is taken and flies between the diving first slip and keeper to bring up the fifty

5.3

Morkel to Patel, no run, another play and miss from Parthiv. He's led a charmed life here as he hopes to ramp the ball over third man but doesn't connect

5.4

Morkel to Patel, no run, full and wide, Parthiv leans on his front foot and carves this out to point

5.5

Morkel to Patel, no run, goes for another hoick from the crease as this ball is dug in short of a good length but the pace is too much for him

5.6

Morkel to Patel, SIX, oh, but he has responded emphatically. This was on a length, rising toward his hips and Parthiv pulls this over the midwicket boundary

Rakesh Sampat: "Every time the ball is bowled short or wide, it has crossed the ropes consistently with almost no chance of the batsmen getting out. Are these international bowler's so consistently stupid?? Why do they simply not bowl straight at the stumps more often than not?? What are the bowling coaches doing??"

End of over 6 (14 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 60/0 (RR: 10.00)
PA Patel    21* (17b 2x4 2x6)      M Morkel    3-0-30-0
S Dhawan    36* (19b 7x4 1x6)      M de Lange    1-0-14-0

6.1

Wiese to Dhawan, 1 run, much better as he targets a fuller length which limits the batsman to drive down the ground, wide of mid-on

Change in bowling as the Powerplay ends. David Wiese into the attack

Vishal Sheokand: "This is the right approach from SH. With de Villiers in your opponent team, no total is safe but anything less than 180 is nothing!"

6.2

Wiese to Patel, 1 run, fullish ball, angled into the off stump and Parthiv tries to open the face of the bat and guide it to third man, but finds point

6.3

Wiese to Dhawan, OUT, he's holed out. The short ball, which has been met with such disdain by both batsmen, has fetched the wicket. This was well wide of the off stump too and Dhawan leaped off his feet and whacks it straight down third man's throat

S Dhawan c Morkel b Wiese 37 (29m 21b 7x4 1x6) SR: 176.19

Another left-hander, JP Duminy is the new man in

6.4

Wiese to Duminy, 1 run, this is good bowling from Wiese, Keeps it at the stumps and Duminy goes back to work it to midwicket to get off the mark

goes around the wicket

6.5

Wiese to Patel, no run, cramps the batsman for room, and the hint of in dip makes him overbalances while defending

6.6

Wiese to Patel, 1 run, and when the smallest bit of room is provided, Parthiv runs it down to third man off the back foot to retain strike

End of over 7 (4 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 64/1 (RR: 9.14)
PA Patel    23* (20b 2x4 2x6)      D Wiese    1-0-4-1
JP Duminy    1* (1b)      M Morkel    3-0-30-0

Davids returns to the attack, round the wicket

7.1

Davids to Patel, 1 run, he employs a little more flight and the batsman gets his front foot right across to the off side and sweeps it strongly to deep square leg

7.2

Davids to Duminy, no run, gets back around off stump and JP goes back to punch it to point

7.3

Davids to Duminy, 1 wide, that's not where you want to bowl. From round the wicket the ball continues along with the arm and ends up well wide of leg stump

7.3

Davids to Duminy, 1 run, tosses this one up and Duminy, sensing the flight, gets down the track and drives it down the ground

7.4

Davids to Patel, 1 run, oh, that was a leading edge, but it falls in no-man's land. Parthiv advanced at the bowler, but he wanted to work it against the turn.

7.5

Davids to Duminy, 1 run

7.6

Davids to Patel, 1 wide, again, he strays down the leg side and again it is not a tiny wide either

7.6

Davids to Patel, 1 run, gets back to middle and Parthiv sweeps it to fine-leg

End of over 8 (7 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 71/1 (RR: 8.87)
PA Patel    26* (23b 2x4 2x6)      H Davids    2-0-13-0
JP Duminy    3* (4b)      D Wiese    1-0-4-1

8.1

Wiese to Patel, OUT, offcutter and he's deceived! Lovely bowling from Wiese. The ball was coming on to the bat so well and Wiese pulled all the pace off that. Rolls his fingers over and the 118kph full length ball sneaks in between bat and pad as Parthiv looked to hit across the line and is bowled neck and crop

PA Patel b Wiese 26 (36m 24b 2x4 2x6) SR: 108.33

Hanuma Vihari comes out to the field

8.2

Wiese to Vihari, no run, attacks the corridor outside off stump with a good length delivery. Vihari hangs his bat out and gets the outside edge, but has played with soft hands as the ball bounces before the man at first slip

8.3

Wiese to Vihari, 1 run, this one, shortish and outside off, is guided quite easily to third man

8.4

Wiese to Duminy, 3 runs, Oh, well worked. Full and nibbling in at leg stump, but Duminy keeps his front foot out of the way and clips it straight of midwicket

8.5

Wiese to Vihari, no run, bouncer, but Vihari sways underneath it as the ball crosses him at shoulder-height on its way to the keeper

8.6

Wiese to Vihari, no run, plays away from the body and gets the inside half of the bat whilst looking to hit the good length ball outside off to cover

End of over 9 (4 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 75/2 (RR: 8.33)
GH Vihari    1* (4b)      D Wiese    2-0-8-2
JP Duminy    6* (5b)      H Davids    2-0-13-0

9.1

Davids to Duminy, no run, flighted again, just outside off but Duminy stays back and looks to cut it fine but is beaten

9.2

Davids to Duminy, no run, fuller, straying on middle this time. Duminy can't take advantage as he hits it back to the bowler

9.3

Davids to Duminy, 1 run, goes back to meet this back of a length ball and slap it down the ground

around the wicket to the right hander

9.4

Davids to Vihari, 1 run, smartly played. The ball was full and outside leg. Vihari moved across to the off side to give him a little more leverage as he sweeps fine

9.5

Davids to Duminy, 1 run, tossed up again and its driven down the ground to long-off off the front foot

back over the wicket

9.6

Davids to Vihari, no run, and he gets a hint of turn, which Vihari rides as he guide the ball fine of point off his back foot

End of over 10 (3 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 78/2 (RR: 7.80)
GH Vihari    2* (6b)      H Davids    3-0-16-0
JP Duminy    8* (9b)      D Wiese    2-0-8-2

Wiese from over the wicket

10.1

Wiese to Duminy, no run, and he continues to tie the batsmen up. No sign of room as he keeps it full and on off stump. Duminy strikes it down the ground off the front foot

10.2

Wiese to Duminy, 1 run, slower ball again, on leg stump, but this time the batsman sees it and flicks it away to square leg

10.3

Wiese to Vihari, FOUR, lovely shot. It was a length ball on off stump, but Vihari confidently strode forward and lifts the ball straight over the bowler's head

10.4

Wiese to Vihari, no run, and as thumping as that four was, Vihari looked totally tentative as he met this fullish length ball on middle down the ground to mid-on

10.5

Wiese to Vihari, OUT, that's a swirler, and its brillliantly taken! Vihari falls to the short ball too, but Wiese has been very very clover in its application. This was aimed at his throat, forcing the batsman to go for the hook. But the ball shot straight up in the air. Davids rushed from midwicket nearly to square leg, kept his eyes on the ball all the way and leaped to his right to take a spectacular catch

GH Vihari c Davids b Wiese 6 (9m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Samantray is the new batsman

10.6

Wiese to Duminy, 1 run, lovely line again, targeting the top of off and is dabbed to third man

End of over 11 (6 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 84/3 (RR: 7.63)
JP Duminy    10* (12b)      D Wiese    3-0-14-3
BB Samantray    0* (0b)      H Davids    3-0-16-0

11.1

Davids to Duminy, 1 run, a little bit of turn here as JP goes back, makes some room and cuts this ball from off stump to deep point

around the wicket to the right-hander again

11.2

Davids to Samantray, no run, Davids has been generous with his flight and he continues to do so as the batsman comes forward and blocks it

11.3

Davids to Samantray, no run, fuller length again as he turns it off his leg to the man at square leg

11.4

Davids to Samantray, 1 wide, OUT, stumped off a wide. What a way to go. Davids is rewarded for his persistence, as he flights it again. This one was a little off line, but the batsman while looking to clip it off through the leg side overbalances and the keeper whips off the bails in no time

BB Samantray st †Mosehle b Davids 0 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Ahaan Malhotra: "Who would have thought that Henry Davids and David Wiese would have been Titans' two greatest forces?"

Thisara Perera comes in, having to rescue Sunrisers again

11.4

Davids to Perera, no run, darts this into the batsman's pads a little quicker and Perera gets a leading edge but it flies wide of the bowler to mid-on

11.5

Davids to Perera, no run, he comes forward and blocks the tossed up ball on middle stump

Srini: "Its a good thing for SRH that Vihari and Samantray got out in a very quick succession. This gives enough time for Parera and Sammy to play their strokes."

11.6

Davids to Perera, no run

End of over 12 (2 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 86/4 (RR: 7.16)
NLTC Perera    0* (3b)      H Davids    4-0-18-1
JP Duminy    11* (13b)      D Wiese    3-0-14-3

12.1

Wiese to Duminy, no run

12.2

Wiese to Duminy, 1 wide, he strays down leg this time and the keeper does really well, having to be horizontal with the ground as he dives to collect that one

12.2

Wiese to Duminy, no run, oh, big confusion here. And it almost resulted in a wicket. Duminy essays an elegant drive to the man at cover, who doesn't collect it cleanly. Both batsmen were looking for a single, but Perera was late to respond and right after he did, immediately said No. Duminy who was half-way down the pitch had to rush back, but the throw was inaccurate.

12.3

Wiese to Duminy, no run, full length ball on middle and he works it down the ground to mid-on

12.4

Wiese to Duminy, 1 run, settles into a better line just outside off, but Duminy opens the face of his bat to get off strike

12.5

Wiese to Perera, 1 run, a little more room afforded to Perera who cuts the ball, slightly in the air, down to third man

12.6

Wiese to Duminy, no run

End of over 13 (3 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 89/4 (RR: 6.84)
JP Duminy    12* (18b)      D Wiese    4-0-17-3
NLTC Perera    1* (4b)      H Davids    4-0-18-1

Marchant de Lange returns

13.1

de Lange to Perera, no run, and he opens with a full toss, which is slammed down the ground, reaching mid-on on the bounce

13.2

de Lange to Perera, 1 run, much better from de Lange. This is on a good length just outside off and Perera dabs it through square on the off side

13.3

de Lange to Duminy, 1 run, finds the block hole, although the ball was angled wide of the off stump. Duminy steers it to deep point

13.4

de Lange to Perera, no run, dropped. second full toss of the over, but its at 147kph. Perera strikes it straight back to the bowler, who sticks his right hand out, but the ball had to stick.

13.5

de Lange to Perera, 1 run, 148kph yorker makes Perera hop. It was homing on on leg stump and the batsman manages to dig it out just in time

13.6

de Lange to Duminy, 1 run, well hit. The shot deserved more as he got on his back foot, stayed still and pulled this short ball coming in at shoulder height off to deep square leg

End of over 14 (4 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 93/4 (RR: 6.64)
JP Duminy    14* (20b)      M de Lange    2-0-18-0
NLTC Perera    3* (8b)      D Wiese    4-0-17-3

Richards comes in for a second spell

14.1

Richards to Duminy, no run, and he starts a lot better this time. Fullish and outside off, prompting Duminy to block it back to the bowler

14.2

Richards to Duminy, 1 run, doesn't follow it up well though as Duminy is offered room enough to cut the ball. Misfield from point doesn't help as they take a single

14.3

Richards to Perera, 1 run, this one was fuller and Perera, keeping his front leg well outside the line of the ball, drills the ball down to long-off

14.4

Richards to Duminy, 1 run, swiped to long-on with a strong bottom hand. Goodish length ball, just outside off allowed him to go through with the shot

Perera changes his bat

14.5

Richards to Perera, 1 run, goes full and straight and Perera squirts it out to deep midwicket off a thickish inside edge

nuka: "where's Van der merwe?...Is he a spectator representative on the field?"

14.6

Richards to Duminy, 1 leg bye, loud appeal, but the impact was outside off. Duminy steeped across to the off side and was looking to sweep the length ball away into the on side, has to contend with a leg bye

End of over 15 (5 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 98/4 (RR: 6.53)
JP Duminy    16* (24b)      RR Richards    2-0-14-0
NLTC Perera    5* (10b)      M de Lange    2-0-18-0

15.1

de Lange to Duminy, 1 run, slower ball, but its still at 126kph, as de Lange keeps it on middle. Duminy dabs the ball into the covers

15.2

de Lange to Perera, 2 runs, short ball causes Perera to swing off his hips. The top edge is taken and flies off to third man. Rudoplh was rushing in, but the ball fell comfortably short

15.3

de Lange to Perera, 1 run, plants his front foot outside leg and cuts the ball, which was right above the off stump to point. Davids leaped up as high as he could, but could only parry the ball as the batsmen take a single

15.4

de Lange to Duminy, no run, full and straight again, and Duminy can bring his bat in line with the ball and keep it out of his stupms

15.5

de Lange to Duminy, no run, and follows it up with a short ball. Duminy, having already drilled a pull shot against de Lange, is slow on this one as the ball goes safely to the keeper

15.6

de Lange to Duminy, OUT, full, straight ,stumps rearranged. Duminy was looking to play across the line of this 146kph yorker. With only half the bat presented to the ball, it snuck through and took out leg stump

JP Duminy b de Lange 17 (39m 28b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.71

Darren Sammy comes in to replace Duminy

End of over 16 (4 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 102/5 (RR: 6.37)
     M de Lange    3-0-22-1
NLTC Perera    8* (12b)      RR Richards    2-0-14-0

16.1

Richards to Perera, no run, and he finds the blockhole. Titans have pulled things back really well here. This was on middle stump and Perera, even with his giant backlift, can only push it back to the bowler

16.2

Richards to Perera, 1 run, it isn't quite yorker-length this time and Perera gets on the front foot and flays it to third man off a thick outside edge

Around the wicket to Sammy

16.3

Richards to Sammy, 1 run, he guides the full, but wide delivery to point as he opens the face on point of impact

16.4

Richards to Perera, 1 run, and Titans' discipline forces Perera to try something different, as he walks across his crease and looks to scoop the ball. But he doesn't make good enough contact as the ball dribbles away square on the leg side

Still round the wicket

16.5

Richards to Sammy, OUT, another brilliant catch, this time in the deep by Behardien. It was overpitched from Richards, one of those inevitably slips into his overs, and it was drilled over the top and was fit to go for a flat six but the man at long-off leaps up and plucks it out of the air

DJG Sammy c Behardien b Richards 1 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Karn Sharma comes in

16.6

Richards to KV Sharma, no run, its short and wide, but it is also too quick for the No. 8. His flash outside off is beaten comfortably

End of over 17 (3 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 105/6 (RR: 6.17)
KV Sharma    0* (1b)      RR Richards    3-0-17-1
NLTC Perera    10* (15b)      M de Lange    3-0-22-1

Morkel returns to the attack

17.1

Morkel to Perera, 1 run, and he finds the blockhole too. Perera still manages to get good enough bat while driving the ball to find long-off

17.2

Morkel to KV Sharma, no run, slower ball, and Karn follows Perera's example, going across to the off side and trying to scoop the ball, but he fares even worse as he can't put bat to ball

17.3

Morkel to KV Sharma, SIX, but if you bowl a full toss, work becomes a whole lot easier. Karn having already made room fot himself, lifts this ball, which was also wide outside off, over the top of point

17.4

Morkel to KV Sharma, OUT, Perera's gone. That is a crucial wicket for Titans. Karn was looking for the single, after missing the slower bouncer, and Perera answered the call, but the keeper hits the stumps direct to dismiss him with two overs still left

NLTC Perera run out 11 (27m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 68.75

Dale Steyn is the new man

17.5

Morkel to Steyn, 1 run, and is greeted with a full toss as Morkel hopes to find the yorker. Steyn is equally generous, pushing it down to long-on for a single

17.6

Morkel to KV Sharma, FOUR, That's more like it. A little room on offer and Karn carves this over the top to the third man boundary, Much needed strike for Sunrisers

End of over 18 (12 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 117/7 (RR: 6.50)
KV Sharma    10* (5b 1x4 1x6)      M Morkel    4-0-42-0
DW Steyn    1* (1b)      RR Richards    3-0-17-1

18.1

Richards to Steyn, FOUR, edged to profitable results. It was a good ball, right up there. But the little bit of room outside off allows Steyn to slash at it and the ball runs off a thick edge fine of the short third man

18.2

Richards to Steyn, no run, Steyn goes for another heave, but this time he cannot make contact with the full length ball outside off as the keeper takes it safely behind the stumps

18.3

Richards to Steyn, 1 run, length ball outside off and Steyn looks to slam it through the covers, but cant beat the infield

18.4

Richards to KV Sharma, 1 run, fullish, but straying on the pads which allows Karn to flick it off his pads to fine leg

18.5

Richards to Steyn, no run, full and wide outside off and Steyn is beaten again as he looks to work it away to third man

18.6

Richards to Steyn, 1 run, he moves around in the crease, first making some room and then going over to the off side. Richards keeps his head and bowls it full and Steyn swings off his feet as he hits the ball down the ground

End of over 19 (7 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 124/7 (RR: 6.52)
DW Steyn    7* (6b 1x4)      RR Richards    4-0-24-1
KV Sharma    11* (6b 1x4 1x6)      M Morkel    4-0-42-0

de Lange to bowl the final over

19.1

de Lange to Steyn, SIX, but he starts with a full toss and Steyn collects on it big time. He scoops it over the point boundary having made a little room for himself. Terrific strike

19.2

de Lange to Steyn, FOUR, And again. Third man was inside the circle and he premeditated this one, even if he was helped a little by the low full toss. He can't clear the boundary, but ball flies off the open face of the bat to the boundary

19.3

de Lange to Steyn, SIX, length ball and Steyn tees off, launching this over cow corner off the front foot. High, handsome and demoralising for the tall quick from Titans. Sunrisers are back in this

19.4

de Lange to Steyn, FOUR, full toss again. Over point again. Four again. de Lange is being taken apart by his senior countryman. Lots of room made there by Steyn as he carved it over the point fielder

19.5

de Lange to Steyn, no run, Just Ravi Shastri was bellowing out that the "Sun is rising" again, Steyn tries to send the length ball on off stump out of the ground, but misses

19.6

de Lange to Steyn, 1 bye, this time he finds the full length he has been looking for all over and Steyn's drive fails to connect again, but they sneak a bye to put up a total that looking unlikely in the middle overs. Steyn finishes with his highest score in T20 cricket

5.34pm Sunrisers began in rollicking fashion, exploiting a true Ranchi pitch and the pace of the Titans seamers. But David Wiese pulled things back in a very clever spell of bowling, picking up both Dhawan and Parthiv. Since then Sunrisers struggled for momentum and had to wait until the very last over for Dale Steyn to blast them at least 20 runs above the score they were heading to. Join us in 10 minutes' time for the chase.

Uwaisul Karnain: "Never heard about Sun rising at this time of the day before, but SRH did rise to a decent enough score in the last over of the innings thanks to that onslaught from Dale Steyn."

Adam: "He's definitely put a Steyn on de Langes figures!"

Wasim Kumandan: "Big tactical error by Sunrisers, sending in Vihari and Biplap when u had Duminy at the other end who wasyet to settle in.. thats where they lost the plot i suppose!!"

End of over 20 (21 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 145/7
DW Steyn    27* (12b 3x4 2x6)      M de Lange    4-0-42-1
KV Sharma    11* (6b 1x4 1x6)      RR Richards    4-0-24-1
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Sep 28, 2013

Jacques Rudolph made 49 off 42 balls, Titans v Sunrisers Hyderabad, Champions League 2013, Group B, Ranchi, September 28, 2013

Jacques Rudolph made 49 off 42 balls

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Thisara Perera went wicketless in the innings, Titans v Sunrisers Hyderabad, Champions League 2013, Group B, Ranchi, September 28, 2013

Thisara Perera went wicketless in the innings

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