Sunrisers v Royal Challengers, IPL 2013, Hyderabad April 7, 2013

Sunrisers clinch Super Over victory

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Royal Challengers Bangalore 130 for 8 (Kohli 46, Ishant 3-27) tied with Sunrisers Hyderabad 130 for 7 (Vihari 44*, Henriques 2-14)
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details
Sunrisers Hyderabad won the Super Over

Sunrisers Hyderabad rode on the power of Dale Steyn's experience to pick up their second consecutive win, this one over Royal Challengers Bangalore, after the game had gone into Twenty20 cricket's sudden death - the Super Over. Steyn had to defend 20 runs, thanks to Cameron White's two blazing hits off Vinay Kumar, and came out on top as Royal Challengers fell five runs short.

The teams had fought tooth and nail throughout the forty overs in front of a noisy crowd in Hyderabad. Defending seven, Vinay bowled an impressive 20th over for the second game in a row - conceding only six - but could not repeat the performance in the tiebreaker. He was Virat Kohli's go-to man after he had defended 10 runs off the last over against Mumbai Indians.

The seesaw battle began with Sunrisers staying on top as they restricted the strong Royal Challengers' batting line-up to 130 for 8 in 20 overs. What would have happened to the Royal Challengers' innings without Kohli and Moises Henriques was hard to say. The pair contributed 90 to the total.

After Chris Gayle fell dramatically to part-timer Hanuma Vihari's first ball in IPL cricket, and Tillakaratne Dilshan was bowled by Ishant Sharma, Kohli had to resurrect the innings. Karun Nair helped him a little by adding 20 for the third wicket, before Kohli and Henriques put on 43 for the fourth. Kohli then fell to a return catch by Ashish Reddy in the 14th over; he had struck the only six of the innings in his 44-ball 46.

Henriques' 44 came off 40 balls with five boundaries, and his innings held it together for Royal Challengers towards the finish. He was the seventh batsman out, at the start of the final over bowled by Ishant, who finished with 3 for 27. It was a performance in contrast to the night Dale Steyn had, having finished with 1 for 37 in four overs.

The Sunrisers' chase was held together by newcomer Vihari's unbeaten 44 off 46 balls but he never took the game away from Royal Challengers. He would have expected someone like his captain Kumar Sangakkara to take the lead but the Sri Lankan batsman made just 16. The game boiled down to such a finish because of a 23-run stand for the seventh wicket between Vihari and Ashish Reddy.

When Reddy joined Vihari in the 17th over, Sunrisers needed 30 off 23 balls. Vinay, who had just heroically run out Amit Mishra, was smashed for 14 in the 18th over, with Reddy slamming a straight six and a slog-swept four. Murali Kartik had to keep Royal Challengers in the game and he gave away seven runs in the penultimate over before Vinay forced the tie.

White and Thisara Perera were Sunrisers' choice for the Super Over, and they outdid Royal Challengers' Gayle and Kohli.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. He tweets here

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  • muthu4664 on April 8, 2013, 10:26 GMT

    All of the sudden SRH looks formidable unit with young Indian talent like with PA.Reddy, Vihari & Ashish reddy performing.If Dhawan & SA wicket keeper De Kock joins the Squad they will be the team to beat.Really impressed with trio of PA.Reddy, Vihari & Ashish reddy.Also remember Ashish reddy have good domestic record both with Ball & Bat which is good for Indian cricket Seam Bowling All-rounder. Can they do what Rajastan Royals did in 2008???

  • on April 7, 2013, 21:10 GMT

    I guess none of you saw the match in the stadium... I was there!.. The credit goes to entire sunrisers team!... Akshath reddy will be brilliant for opening pair... Vihari played a matured innings.. He is not big hitter but he places the ball pretty well... Asish reddy comes in handy.. he is the one who catalysed the turn around in the 18th over.. Ishanth and steyn were bowling wonderfully! its wesome to watch pace, length and swinging of the ball. Sangakkara disappointed me. He was lacking the punch to hit the ball with confidence. but he captained the side well. Cameron and perara did not fare well in the match but the super over... there were the heros! Those sixes hit by white are the straight ones! pretty nice watch them.

    The hero for the match is obviously Vihari!. #SunRisersDieHardFan

  • metalthrasher on April 7, 2013, 19:45 GMT

    Great match indeed. Best so far. Never expected such a cracker!

    Dale Steyn really was the key in the superover. Vs Gayle I dont think any bowler can contain even 20 runs. Steyn was spot on and bowled 4 bulls-eye yorkers, 1 good length and a short ball. When Gayle's in that destructive mode, its a nightmare for the bowlers and Steyn did it with ease!

    Cameron White blows were equally good but it was indeed hit of bad balls from Vinay. Vinay just could'nt hold on the nerves!

    I never though sunrisers could play this much good after DC's dismal performances. When Dhawan Comes back from injury, they will evolve as a force to reckon with! Surely this IPL is becoming more interesting!

  • cruisnat25 on April 7, 2013, 19:23 GMT

    Always been a big fan of fast bowling legend Waqar Younus. When I heard the news he will be the bowling coach for hyderabad IPL team, I couldn't be happier. Him mentoring the best fast bowler in the world Dale and our indian fast bowler Ishant who seriously needed big help to uplift his downward career is a very good sign indeed ahead of exciting IND vs SA series. Can;t wait for Hyderabad to take on bigger guns in this IPL....and on a leaving note they should play darren sammy as West Indian players have done very good in recent IPL seasons and dhawan coming back...:D

  • sweetspot on April 7, 2013, 18:47 GMT

    Fantastic game! Best entertainment so far this edition of the IPL. What a performance from the bowlers of both sides!! But once again we see how much RCB struggle if Gayle has an off day. Come on RCB! How much do you want Gayle to do? Give him some rest and some of you take up the slack, please! Not that we don't love Gayle and his awesome game, but if the air goes out of the balloon as soon as he gets out, why watch the rest of your team?

    Great show by young Vihari! Wonder if he could have got another over to bowl after getting rid of Gayle?

  • AdityaUpadhyay on April 7, 2013, 18:47 GMT

    As I am a big fan of Dale Steyn , I have now started supporting Sunrisers Hyderabad as my favourite. And what a bowling under pressure from Dale Steyn,take a bow maestro. The speed guns must be lying, all the deliveries bowled by him in the super over were on the block hole & all were above 150K missile, impossible to handle for even mighty Gayle.

  • on April 9, 2013, 11:08 GMT

    This was a match with low quality cricket ...Tie was a fair result i reckon...both teams didnt deserve to win i feel..and RCB should get rid off Vinay Kumar bowling death overs...his last over against MI was fluke...except last ball, all others were length balls against MI..and today some how he managed to defend 7 since he had some tail enders and a newbie at the crease..

  • JontyG on April 8, 2013, 19:41 GMT

    Great Match - both the teams did wonderfully well, the difference was d Vihari/Ashish Reddy partnership and then the batting from White in super over. All knew Dale had itin him to contain that score againts any batsman..

    Aksath Reddy (Opening Batsman) Ashish Reddy (All rounder) Vihari (Middle order), Rayudu, T Suman, P Ojha - these are the local hyderabadi's and I want these playes to represent Sunrisers Hyderabad in the next IPL, get them at any cost SRH ! show the world, what Hyderabad is capable of.

    With Dhawan coming back, the SRH would only get better...

    SUNRISING in HYDERABAD

  • Lord_Prady on April 8, 2013, 17:10 GMT

    It was a good game and one that RCB should have won. I believe the team performed well and if not for two mistakes on the field, victory would have been certain.

    First was field placements. Kohli did wonderfully to contain boundaries but when the required rate is 6.5, ones and two go a long way in acheiving the target, the 1s and 2s should have been contained as well.

    Second mistake was not being proactive during the super over when V Kumar was bowling. Clearly the bowler's nerves were shot. Kholi should have been more active with planning every ball and keeping the bowler calm like he did in the 20th over. The super over needs to be treated with the same level of intensity as the last over of an innings not the first.

  • Rajeev129 on April 8, 2013, 13:11 GMT

    Really proud to be a Hyderabadi finally. I dont mine even if we loose consecutive matches from hereon. The best part of this team is our local unknown players playing so well. It's not just Vihari and 2 REDDY's, there is also D. Ravi Teja in this team. If all these 4 continue to impress in IPL, i don't mine about winning. Hopefully these lads will not sign for another franchise like a A. Rayudu / a T. Suman.

    Dhawan / Ishanth / Parthiv's performances are always welcome for us, but their proper is not in Hyderabad / A.P. so we don't get the real joy (Surely they will play for another franchise next season) on those occasions.

  • muthu4664 on April 8, 2013, 10:26 GMT

    All of the sudden SRH looks formidable unit with young Indian talent like with PA.Reddy, Vihari & Ashish reddy performing.If Dhawan & SA wicket keeper De Kock joins the Squad they will be the team to beat.Really impressed with trio of PA.Reddy, Vihari & Ashish reddy.Also remember Ashish reddy have good domestic record both with Ball & Bat which is good for Indian cricket Seam Bowling All-rounder. Can they do what Rajastan Royals did in 2008???

  • on April 7, 2013, 21:10 GMT

    I guess none of you saw the match in the stadium... I was there!.. The credit goes to entire sunrisers team!... Akshath reddy will be brilliant for opening pair... Vihari played a matured innings.. He is not big hitter but he places the ball pretty well... Asish reddy comes in handy.. he is the one who catalysed the turn around in the 18th over.. Ishanth and steyn were bowling wonderfully! its wesome to watch pace, length and swinging of the ball. Sangakkara disappointed me. He was lacking the punch to hit the ball with confidence. but he captained the side well. Cameron and perara did not fare well in the match but the super over... there were the heros! Those sixes hit by white are the straight ones! pretty nice watch them.

    The hero for the match is obviously Vihari!. #SunRisersDieHardFan

  • metalthrasher on April 7, 2013, 19:45 GMT

    Great match indeed. Best so far. Never expected such a cracker!

    Dale Steyn really was the key in the superover. Vs Gayle I dont think any bowler can contain even 20 runs. Steyn was spot on and bowled 4 bulls-eye yorkers, 1 good length and a short ball. When Gayle's in that destructive mode, its a nightmare for the bowlers and Steyn did it with ease!

    Cameron White blows were equally good but it was indeed hit of bad balls from Vinay. Vinay just could'nt hold on the nerves!

    I never though sunrisers could play this much good after DC's dismal performances. When Dhawan Comes back from injury, they will evolve as a force to reckon with! Surely this IPL is becoming more interesting!

  • cruisnat25 on April 7, 2013, 19:23 GMT

    Always been a big fan of fast bowling legend Waqar Younus. When I heard the news he will be the bowling coach for hyderabad IPL team, I couldn't be happier. Him mentoring the best fast bowler in the world Dale and our indian fast bowler Ishant who seriously needed big help to uplift his downward career is a very good sign indeed ahead of exciting IND vs SA series. Can;t wait for Hyderabad to take on bigger guns in this IPL....and on a leaving note they should play darren sammy as West Indian players have done very good in recent IPL seasons and dhawan coming back...:D

  • sweetspot on April 7, 2013, 18:47 GMT

    Fantastic game! Best entertainment so far this edition of the IPL. What a performance from the bowlers of both sides!! But once again we see how much RCB struggle if Gayle has an off day. Come on RCB! How much do you want Gayle to do? Give him some rest and some of you take up the slack, please! Not that we don't love Gayle and his awesome game, but if the air goes out of the balloon as soon as he gets out, why watch the rest of your team?

    Great show by young Vihari! Wonder if he could have got another over to bowl after getting rid of Gayle?

  • AdityaUpadhyay on April 7, 2013, 18:47 GMT

    As I am a big fan of Dale Steyn , I have now started supporting Sunrisers Hyderabad as my favourite. And what a bowling under pressure from Dale Steyn,take a bow maestro. The speed guns must be lying, all the deliveries bowled by him in the super over were on the block hole & all were above 150K missile, impossible to handle for even mighty Gayle.

  • on April 9, 2013, 11:08 GMT

    This was a match with low quality cricket ...Tie was a fair result i reckon...both teams didnt deserve to win i feel..and RCB should get rid off Vinay Kumar bowling death overs...his last over against MI was fluke...except last ball, all others were length balls against MI..and today some how he managed to defend 7 since he had some tail enders and a newbie at the crease..

  • JontyG on April 8, 2013, 19:41 GMT

    Great Match - both the teams did wonderfully well, the difference was d Vihari/Ashish Reddy partnership and then the batting from White in super over. All knew Dale had itin him to contain that score againts any batsman..

    Aksath Reddy (Opening Batsman) Ashish Reddy (All rounder) Vihari (Middle order), Rayudu, T Suman, P Ojha - these are the local hyderabadi's and I want these playes to represent Sunrisers Hyderabad in the next IPL, get them at any cost SRH ! show the world, what Hyderabad is capable of.

    With Dhawan coming back, the SRH would only get better...

    SUNRISING in HYDERABAD

  • Lord_Prady on April 8, 2013, 17:10 GMT

    It was a good game and one that RCB should have won. I believe the team performed well and if not for two mistakes on the field, victory would have been certain.

    First was field placements. Kohli did wonderfully to contain boundaries but when the required rate is 6.5, ones and two go a long way in acheiving the target, the 1s and 2s should have been contained as well.

    Second mistake was not being proactive during the super over when V Kumar was bowling. Clearly the bowler's nerves were shot. Kholi should have been more active with planning every ball and keeping the bowler calm like he did in the 20th over. The super over needs to be treated with the same level of intensity as the last over of an innings not the first.

  • Rajeev129 on April 8, 2013, 13:11 GMT

    Really proud to be a Hyderabadi finally. I dont mine even if we loose consecutive matches from hereon. The best part of this team is our local unknown players playing so well. It's not just Vihari and 2 REDDY's, there is also D. Ravi Teja in this team. If all these 4 continue to impress in IPL, i don't mine about winning. Hopefully these lads will not sign for another franchise like a A. Rayudu / a T. Suman.

    Dhawan / Ishanth / Parthiv's performances are always welcome for us, but their proper is not in Hyderabad / A.P. so we don't get the real joy (Surely they will play for another franchise next season) on those occasions.

  • aamir_roxx on April 8, 2013, 12:26 GMT

    Wasn't the Gayle-Mayank opening pair a good option....

  • Rockers11.1 on April 8, 2013, 11:57 GMT

    Well done SunRisersHyderabad!!

  • 30-30-150 on April 8, 2013, 11:56 GMT

    Underdogs doing well is good to see but the question is "How long can they maintain this victory streak?" Sangakkara's batting is the only weak link to this team. Waiting to see Dhawan in action.

  • on April 8, 2013, 10:59 GMT

    @GRVJPR,oh dear..dont jelous world class players.relaxxx.do you think A Reddy is better than steyn?

  • noplay on April 8, 2013, 10:41 GMT

    Oh yes JamesSmithee, I am sure Malinga is way better than Dale Steyn... world cup finals against West Indies... Malinga 4 overs for 54 runs.

  • on April 8, 2013, 9:35 GMT

    KKR vs RR

    KKR XI (Best Possible): G Gambhir, B Haddin (Overseas), J Kallis (Overseas), M Tiwary, Y Pathan, L Sukla, D Das, B Lee ( or R Mclaren) (Overseas), R Bhatia, S Narine (Overseas), L Balaji (or Shami Ahmed)

    RR: R Dravid, S Watson ( or B Hodge) (Overseas), A Rahane, S Binny, K Perera (Overseas), K Cooper (Overseas), AL Menaria, SK Trivedi, S Sreesanth, A Singh, S Badree (Overseas)

  • JamesSmithee on April 8, 2013, 9:29 GMT

    Maliga is far better than Styne in shorter formats. He can defend 10 runs.

  • bipulkumar on April 8, 2013, 8:57 GMT

    It doesn't make sense that 1 bowler is given the onus to decide entire match in case of super over. At least 2 bowlers should share the super over. Bowling end should change every ball so that a batsman hitting boundary doesn't keep getting strike. If you take this match, Hyderabad had Dale Steyn so they made merry while Bangalore didn't have clear best bowler so they had to single out Vinay. Also, if Gayle had stuck at one end and keep hitting sixes then it wouldn't have made sense either. Super over idea needs improvement to make it more effective.

  • timohyj on April 8, 2013, 8:48 GMT

    RCB should have won if not for one of the most bizarre umpiring mistakes i have ever seen. Henriques got a full toss at his shoulders from perera which was somehow not called a no ball. An extra run and an extra ball and RCB would have won

  • Sanjiyan on April 8, 2013, 8:34 GMT

    @GRVJPR Yes lets get rid of Steyn and get an Indian fast bowler whos better than him..oh wait, India doesnt even HAVE fast bowlers. You seem to think that Indian cricket is the pinnicle of cricket, ill let you in on a little secret, they're not. There are only 1 or 2 bowlers in the world who can defend 20runs vs a rampant Gayle. And as for Sanga, i doubt you would drop SRT or Dohni from the team because they're not making runs ;)

  • rashivkd on April 8, 2013, 8:19 GMT

    Kohli superbly captained RCB, but i think a moment of lack of concentration let the team down towards super over. When the last over bowled, with 7 needed, he should make sure his fastest men in the field, ie Dilshan and himself was in long on and long off. But instead, he opted to field at mid wicket and choose inexperienced Agarwal at long off. And Agarwal allowed a second run in the penultimate ball of the game.

    Hopes he will learn from these experience and will be better next time as he is really an aggressive and sensitive captain. Indian cricket really need a sensitive captain after MSD.

  • sanjaycrickfan on April 8, 2013, 8:19 GMT

    Good to see the underdogs Sunrisers perform so well. When you look at this side, its clear they lack experience and stars. Vihari, Akshat Reddy, Ashish Reddy, Ankit Sharma are all rookies who barely feature in their state sides. Even Parthiv Patel is not such a good T20 player and neither is Sangakkara.

    Its obvious that some sides like RCB, MI, CSK, Kolkata are buying players because of their money power and benching many of them and denying other teams like Punjab, Rajasthan, Hyderabad of these players. This is a very poor, unsportive strategy and will result in uneven games and will make the tournament poorer.

    Its great that a team like Hyderabad is still doing well despite this and I will support these under dog teams to lift the trophy over teams like CSK, MI, RCB or KKR.

  • MENDIS_Forever on April 8, 2013, 8:07 GMT

    @ GRVJPR : Ok mate...Then just give the chance only to your Indian domestic players.But..Nobody outside India will watch the league.Sri Lankans watch the IPL due to Sanga,Murali,Malinga etc..The SA fans watch it coz of Steyn,Kallis..Bangladesh watch it coz of Shakib...understand that.

  • venkatesh018 on April 8, 2013, 8:06 GMT

    Somehow RCB has to find a place for Ravi Rampaul. His death bowling and wicket taking ability is what the team lacked last night.

  • chaitu411 on April 8, 2013, 8:01 GMT

    about sangakara......a player cannot deliver every time... more over sangakara's captaincy played a crucial role, he handled the unexperienced players and a weak side apart from steyn and white really well to deliver the positive results... hope he fires in coming matches for our hydrbad... cheers hyderabad sunrisers

  • GRVJPR on April 8, 2013, 7:55 GMT

    @SurajDon Are you kidding? Young Side? he has steyn, Ishant, Mishra all test performers and even parthiv patel opened for India in tests. Sangakkara is overly overrated. Hos choice of steyn almost cost the match who went for 15, thank god there were 20 to defend. Whole league is full of overrated foreign player all belonging to teams lying at 3 to 6 th position in ICC ODI rankings.

  • ksk17 on April 8, 2013, 7:42 GMT

    Good to see Vinay Kumar improve as a bowler. Good time to bring him back to india T-20 side.....

  • Simoc on April 8, 2013, 7:41 GMT

    Cameron White finally has a career highlight. At last he performed under pressure.

  • Mr.CricketJKNotHussey on April 8, 2013, 7:25 GMT

    @GRVJPR Calm down dude. Dale Steyn is rated the best fast bowler in the world. This is not a fa-based vote, it is an official ICC world ranking based on solid and consistent international performances. Every person has an off day. Kohli had quite a lean patch before the Aussie series. But the great players always jump back. You'll see. and as for criticizing muralitharan....he was rcb's most economical bowler. Also, if the teams are to drop these "overrated" players as you suggest, who would they replace them with? None of the teams have enough domestic quality players to make a formidable team.

  • Surajdon9 on April 8, 2013, 7:20 GMT

    Lots of Fan Criticize here regarding sanga's batting But he lead inexperience and Young side very well.Hope sanga will fire on upcoming matches.Sanga need to open with Reddy then followed by Patel, White, Vihari, Parera, and when dhawan is fit sanga and dhawan will be the ideal opening pair.Sanga lead Young team quite brilliantly so he deserve lots of credit....come on snag we need your bit batting too...

  • srinathphysio on April 8, 2013, 6:57 GMT

    Vihari has playd wonderfully on slow pitch without hitting.Hyd'bad local boys are performing superbly.Let them cntinue till end.Best of luck sunrisers

  • on April 8, 2013, 6:45 GMT

    This is only Sanga's brilliant captaincy that did the trick.. brilliant choices for super over.. he could come for the place of Parera but he didnt.. i am surprised by Kohli's selection for batting and bowling.. Gayle and Dilsan for batting and Murali for bowling would be ideal.

  • GRVJPR on April 8, 2013, 6:32 GMT

    IPL is unfortunately becoming a league of overrated foreign players. What is the need of giving huge dollars to sangakkara if Vihari has to score runs. Why dale steyn is going for 9 an over. Even in super over he conceeded 15 runs, thank god there were 20 to defend. India must trust their youngsters and not overarted foreigners.

  • SL_rockz on April 8, 2013, 6:30 GMT

    Well done SRH...It was awesome to watch..A nail biting end to the match..Cos of this performances they made stadiums housefull for entire tournament...last season their perfromances were criticized heavily and they were even under the thumb of crtics.ppl donot came to see DC playing cos they knew they are going to see their side on loosing bfr the match.T was terrible past for DC.But now this performences will make their fans feel proud.And yet again they all will start to talk abt their team So proudly with their heads high up !!! Well done SRH...You have given the lost pride to Hyderabad ppl who were with you silently bearing all other crtics. When the match tied i knw SRH gng to win cos STeyn will ball the Super ovr.even gayle ,kohli,or dilshan or no player can win against this awesome fast bwler.He is a passionate cricketer as wasim akram .Attacks and counter attacks brilliantly...No doubt he is the world's no 1.And when he is in business no one is gng to stop him.Not even gayle.

  • sachin_vvsfan on April 8, 2013, 6:30 GMT

    Sangakkara is not a joy to watch in T20's. His style of play does not suit T20s. Same thing can be said about Sachin and Ponting. These players are embarrassing themselves and their fans.

    For this match it is no secret that they choose steyn in that super over. Gayle probably wouldn't have scored those many runs even if had faced all the 6 balls.

    @GRVJPR yeah lets throw out Gayle also as he did not score 21 runs in that one over. What a logic mate :) you made my day

  • Pathiyal on April 8, 2013, 6:11 GMT

    Sensible performances from Vihari and Reddys whose efforts brought them to close the match, ending up in a super over. hats off to them and then to cameroon white who though not effective in the main innings showed fantastic character by stepping himself up in the super over and justifying that by scoring 20 runs with pereira. Dale Steyn who had a forgettable performance just as Cameroon White in the match proved us why he is still considered as the best bowler in the planet by keeping none other than Chris Gayle & Kohli struggle to make 20 runs. overall, a noteworthy performance from hyd'bad.

  • soumyas on April 8, 2013, 6:04 GMT

    First of all Gayle's wicket didn't look like convincing, looked like umpires had planned to give Gayle OUT on first appeal itself... They didn't even analyse the fall of Gayle, they didn't even show proper replay of it.. Overall umpires were harsh on RCB bowlers in giving No-balls and wides, where as for Sunrises they looked soft cornered in giving No-Balls.... Also couples of miss fields by RCB fielders in last over costed them the match.

  • anupkeni on April 8, 2013, 5:41 GMT

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/indian-premier-league-2013/engine/current/match/598004.html

    *Royal Challengers Bangalore innings R B 4 6 *CH Gayle not out 10 4 0 1 *V Kohli not out 5 2 1 0 *Extras 0 *Total 0 wicket, 1 over 15 *Bowling: Steyn 1-0-15-0

  • genuinelycricketfan on April 8, 2013, 5:25 GMT

    Instead of V Kumar, Murli wud have been handy. And yes, SRS got a great start, but i doubt their batting arsenal. Wud be great to see if Vihari along with other Indian batsmen steal the show....

  • SL_rockz on April 8, 2013, 5:16 GMT

    @GRVJPR:- Hey you are saying to drop world's best and premier fast bowler from the SRH team and u catagarize him as a nuisance... OMG i understand you know lot about cricket mate :P :P.In one game he went 9 runs in over but in the last game he went under 3 runs in over.So you may have forgotten that. Don't judge a performance by one match.He has become world best fast bowler not for granted or as a gift..Because of his consistence performance..While he is still number one he may have an off day.Didn't Kohli(looks like ur fav) got out 0.Ok when he got out for duck or below 10 i will say what nonsense he should be dropped from the team.You seems to be in kinda jealous towards foreign players.Dont ask other ppl that they know abt cricket coz you have proven by telling to drop world best fast bowler in both test and ODI that you know nothng about cricket except jealous towards foreign players.Keep the spirit of the game respect ppl who we should respect irrespectve of whre d come from

  • on April 8, 2013, 5:15 GMT

    it s goin to be a grat combination if daren sammy wi joins the sunrisers hit hard hitting talent and go wicket to wicket bowling would be very useful in place of perera who is not still the promsing player trys to hit every ball to the boundary as he did by throwin his wicket after hittin a boundary and seeing his team through

  • on April 8, 2013, 4:54 GMT

    its great work done vihari done a fabouls job white washed away banglore if white fires no body can stop

  • sweetspot on April 8, 2013, 4:34 GMT

    Oh, my God! There are people finding ways to swing the Super Over in favour of their side! It's just a tie breaker, and it is there only because there has been a tie in the first place! You cannot get ahead of yourself while planning for the super over. Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn't. I think both captains made smart moves, and I think amongst the three on each side that were batting, there was more or less the same kind of prowess. The difference was between Vinay Kumar and Steyn. Not fair to really make comparisons here. But yes, I do feel Kohli was more making a statement by walking out rather than simply, logically, sending in Dilshan. But I'm sure he would have sent out AB if he was available.

  • on April 8, 2013, 4:25 GMT

    From the last two performances of SRH, It seems that they are well short of a decent hitter in the slog overs. Barring Perera, there is no one in the batting line up who can hit a ball straight into the stands. If Darren sammy joins the team, it makes SRH a decent team before they play against mighty teams like MI, KKR, CSK.

  • on April 8, 2013, 4:25 GMT

    While one cannot under estimate the ability of Steyn, instead of using Vinay Kumar against an Australian batsman , a spinner like Murli may have done better to restrict the runs. KOhli's experience was not good enough.

  • Akshita29 on April 8, 2013, 4:20 GMT

    @GRVJPR calm down Man . If they throw out everyone who would play ?and its just a t20 game . Yes you are right about that Kohli should not be blamed as Captain . But Dale steyn is overated is bit too harsh . Nobody else could have stopped Gayle and Kohli in a super over even though they needed 20 with these small boundaries . (May be Maling ) . And Dale steyn is the World's best bowler right now . He is not overated . Murali and Dilshan could be dropped like u suggested and ABD would come soon . So RCB has a good chance to make it to semis and beyond this time with a weakened Delhi side .

  • netlook on April 8, 2013, 4:11 GMT

    RCB's choice for bowlers for super overs are:

    Vettori/Muralitharan - who are the one least likely to be pressured by the opposition and occasion. Go to them if in form. Karthik has developed into a good choker of the batsmen - automatic second choice. Vinay is a good bowler - use him if Karthik is out of form.

    Vinay maintained cool against tailenders and lesser batsmen who are just licensed kamikazi's. He will struggle against any career-clobbers with a seek and destroy mission - as most medium pacer wood.

    SRH's choice was 50-50 between Dayle Stern and Mishra. I will bet Stern wont go for 18 ever again...

  • Lankan_Pride1981 on April 8, 2013, 4:11 GMT

    not sure what dilshan doing in the team.

  • US_Indian on April 8, 2013, 3:52 GMT

    I havent seen Ravi Teja play any innings of substance in what ever game he has played- can any one enlighten me if has done something good to deserve a place at all in any playing eleven or even 30. please update my knowledge.

  • vk18rox on April 8, 2013, 3:47 GMT

    henriques played well, but i dont see him in the team when ab comes back. the super over should have been bowled by muttaiah or unadkat . good field placements, tactics and bowling changes by kohli except for the super over. RCB also need good indian batsmen after kohli, pujara should be played as soon as he is fit. also RP singh and rampaul need to be given chances.

  • on April 8, 2013, 3:45 GMT

    brilliant performance!!!! Congrats Deccans.....Dale Styen rocks...

  • pawanshah on April 8, 2013, 3:42 GMT

    I think the Gayle is only batsman for challengers for the match winning.... when gayle fails match also fails... bowling attack is much more better than batting attack of hyderabad....

  • Lovetesh on April 8, 2013, 3:23 GMT

    A good high intensity match after that lacklustre PWI match. Except for DD and PWI all the teams have shown hunger to win. This could be an interesting IPL to watch.

  • vsroc on April 8, 2013, 3:10 GMT

    Posted by Venkat Sraman It was a superb super Sunday IPL VI match on 7th April which ended in a thriller super over which was ultimately won by SRH against RCB.This is similar to the first superb super Sunday IPL III match played at Chepauk on 18th April which was won by Yuvi's KXIP against CSK in style.However,brilliant comeback by CSK ,in the deciding the semi-finalist place match against KXIP at Dharmashala, enabled them to clinch the maiden IPL triumph in that edition against MI at Mumbai.These may be coincidences but true for IPL!

    V.Sethuraman.(Sethu).

  • Ramansilva on April 8, 2013, 3:01 GMT

    G0ayle vs. Steyn over was the highlight of the match. Even an IPL hater like me was thrilled to see the two super overs by chance on TV...Live.

  • GRVJPR on April 8, 2013, 2:25 GMT

    Those who are blaming Virat kohli for loss doesn't know anything about cricket. No captain in this league would have defended 120. It's muralitharan that is letting the team down along with some more fpreign players. Throw out these overrated foreigners from the team. Even Dasle steyn from sunrisers went for 9 an over and superover was also not good. He conceeded 15 runs and lucky that oppossition needed more. Throw out these overrated aussies, srilankans and south africans out

  • kevepere on April 8, 2013, 2:12 GMT

    That henriques worth alot for RCB. Hopefully Sunrises gets more players like that to the team. It's worth alot. The Sunrises got the team spirit thats what keeps them alive. Feel good when the underdogs win over t20 star unit like rcb. They would find tough to win against CSK , KKR and MI tho.

  • kevepere on April 8, 2013, 2:06 GMT

    Its not nice to say that sunrises does not have t20 star players! But that team spirit! sanga's captaincy + team winning spirit + youngsters contribution + white's & thisara affect + superb bowling unit . I think they should somehow keep a team lower than 135 in order to win. The batting relies on white+sanga. They need dhawan badly

  • rocket_rocket on April 7, 2013, 23:50 GMT

    the biggest lesson that this match and the previous one i.e the kxip teach us is that never underestimate indian uncapped players. vihari showed his character at the right time..he might not have pulled this one off but gave sunrisers another chance in the form of super over ....hats off to SRH

  • Cpt.Meanster on April 7, 2013, 22:50 GMT

    A fantastic win by the Sunrisers !!!! I am extremely happy for them. RCB can give all the excuses they want, they did not score enough runs and should have lost the game in regulation time. Also, it's time to remove Murali from the team and bring in Daniel Vettori who can also bat a bit in case they struggle. RCB got their batting line up messed up completely this game. Henriques should have come before Mayank Agarwal who is nothing but an average Indian player. I have always felt RCB's major weakness are their AVERAGE Indian players and this loss proved just that.

  • on April 7, 2013, 22:23 GMT

    Great win Risers. Dhawan and Sammy need to return soon as that will balance the team in the future for all the non-chennai venues. The best possible eleven would then be

    Akshath, Dhawan (Patel till he is back), Sanga (JP for Chennai game),Vihari, Sammy,Perera,Akash Reddy,Ravi Teja,Mishra,Steyn,Ishant

    Since Ravi Teja is a batsman, he can float before or after the international AR's

    till then, keep hanging on and fighting till the end dear Risers

  • KingOwl on April 7, 2013, 21:55 GMT

    Great match. Great teamwork from Sunrisers (what a stupid name though). Credit to Sanga - managed the mediocre talent brilliantly.

  • NikDawg on April 7, 2013, 21:33 GMT

    We must stop calling bowlers like Vinay Kumar specialist bowlers at the death. When will we get bowlers like Steyn and Morkel in the Indian team. I just wish our fast bowling culture undergoes a drastic change over the next few years.

  • Rally_Windies on April 7, 2013, 21:06 GMT

    well, well, well,

    Is Kholi going to blame his bowlers yet again ?

    It must be the fault of the 4 bowlers who fielded ! Their fielding was poor, that is why the super over cost 19 runs ....

    That must be the answer ...

    Poor leadership from Kholi, yet another year..

    RCB needs a captain and to make Kholi just a batsman ......

  • sweet2hrme on April 7, 2013, 20:40 GMT

    I think Banglore miss the trick they shld use Murli istead of vinay in super over! Bt vinay conceded önly 6 in 20th ovr so they went wìth vinay! Some time we take wrong decision in a rush of blood! N that was wrong decision...

  • Nampally on April 7, 2013, 20:37 GMT

    Great win for the Sun risers against a star studded RCB. One person who deserves all the praise for their record of 2-0, is Skipper Sanga, He made full use of every player by making them rise to the occasion. 3 Examples: What a brilliant move risking Vihari to bowl to Gayle in the second over of the match! That was the real turning point of this match in a battle of David vs. Goliath. 19 year old Vihari in all his first class matches has just 4 wkts. Next he brought on Ashish Reddy to bowl to Kohli when he was well set. This move worked again. Vihari & Ashish each bowled just one over for 5 & 7 runs respectively. In the super over again, Sanga got the right openers to do their job, with 20 runs & Steyn did the rest. T 20 is a team sport where everyone contributes & the it is the Captain who gets the best out of them. Sunrisers is weak in batting without Dhawan.But they have become "Giant killers" by fully exploiting limited available talent- Bravo. A huge lesson for the Big Spenders!

  • sweet2hrme on April 7, 2013, 20:32 GMT

    Sunrises hv best bowling attack so i hope this time u can go in semis! Brilliant captincy of sanga! Dale stene n Ishant n to forget Amit Misra brilliant!

  • Baseball-Sucks on April 7, 2013, 20:10 GMT

    Wow !!! Sanga seems to be captaining the heck outta Sunrisers in this IPL. :P" Gayle-Kohli wickets" stunt he pulled off... He brought those unknown players outta blue n got the best outta 'em. All Sunrisers need is an explosive opening pair. They've got sanga in the middle to built the innings n Perera to fire at the end. I think once De Kock n Dhawan join the squad, They will be ready to take on any team. I want one of following teams to win it all, Sunrisers, Pune, DD or RR, coz 3 of 'em led by Sri lankans n our young bullet Kusal plays for 4th team. :P

  • kevepere on April 7, 2013, 19:30 GMT

    When is Dhawan coming for sunrises? When he comes the team should be 1 P.Patel 2 . Dhawan 3. White 4 Vihari 5. Sanga 6. Perera 7 Mishra 8. A Reddy 9 Steyn 10 Sharma 11. Tiyagi / any top bowler

  • sonu77 on April 7, 2013, 19:25 GMT

    'Gayle vs Steyn or Malinga in a super over' was ma biggest t20 dream.It came true shortwhile ago.Thank God, I didn't missed it !

  • on April 7, 2013, 19:15 GMT

    Vihari ... Matured play at 19 .Stayne big as ever .. Congz dude. And thnxfot lovely game. Always memorable and we r top of tble.. Repeat the same on 9th with same rcb ...

  • on April 7, 2013, 19:12 GMT

    Sunrisers Hyderabad has already made a strong statement. We are here to fight and win. And we'll win.

  • kc69 on April 7, 2013, 19:12 GMT

    Look there may be a lot of RCB fans saying why not Moises Henriques or Dilshan with Gayle for super over,but the reality is RCB is missing someone like AB De Villers.This is a big morale victory for Sunrisers because of its youngsters who bought a match to tie(super over was professionals for both sides).I've got next match tickets at Hyderabad just to watch Dale Steyn-the best pace bowler in the world.

  • vaibhav90 on April 7, 2013, 18:58 GMT

    I wonder why henriques wasn't given the last over to bowl though he had 1 over left & his figures were 3 overs - 2/14...for me, he should be the man of the match for his all round efforts with both bat & ball.

  • KallisTheGreatest on April 7, 2013, 18:56 GMT

    Steyn you beauty ! RCB missed De Villiers badly. Remember last year.......

  • on April 7, 2013, 18:52 GMT

    sunrisers off to a good start going to be better when quinton de kok comes bargain of the year for sunrisers $20000

  • MAN_AT_WORK on April 7, 2013, 18:01 GMT

    One of the best IPL ever....from bangladesh!

  • BRUTALANALYST on April 7, 2013, 16:19 GMT

    Anyone else think it's time for Dilshan to go and just open with Kohli alongside Gayle? give Barnwell a run out as 4th overseas star I'm sure he'll be hungry to perform with both bat and ball like the other West Indian all rounders have done in the IPL since day1 (Smith,Bravo,Pollard,Cooper)

  • BRUTALANALYST on April 7, 2013, 16:19 GMT

    Anyone else think it's time for Dilshan to go and just open with Kohli alongside Gayle? give Barnwell a run out as 4th overseas star I'm sure he'll be hungry to perform with both bat and ball like the other West Indian all rounders have done in the IPL since day1 (Smith,Bravo,Pollard,Cooper)

  • MAN_AT_WORK on April 7, 2013, 18:01 GMT

    One of the best IPL ever....from bangladesh!

  • on April 7, 2013, 18:52 GMT

    sunrisers off to a good start going to be better when quinton de kok comes bargain of the year for sunrisers $20000

  • KallisTheGreatest on April 7, 2013, 18:56 GMT

    Steyn you beauty ! RCB missed De Villiers badly. Remember last year.......

  • vaibhav90 on April 7, 2013, 18:58 GMT

    I wonder why henriques wasn't given the last over to bowl though he had 1 over left & his figures were 3 overs - 2/14...for me, he should be the man of the match for his all round efforts with both bat & ball.

  • kc69 on April 7, 2013, 19:12 GMT

    Look there may be a lot of RCB fans saying why not Moises Henriques or Dilshan with Gayle for super over,but the reality is RCB is missing someone like AB De Villers.This is a big morale victory for Sunrisers because of its youngsters who bought a match to tie(super over was professionals for both sides).I've got next match tickets at Hyderabad just to watch Dale Steyn-the best pace bowler in the world.

  • on April 7, 2013, 19:12 GMT

    Sunrisers Hyderabad has already made a strong statement. We are here to fight and win. And we'll win.

  • on April 7, 2013, 19:15 GMT

    Vihari ... Matured play at 19 .Stayne big as ever .. Congz dude. And thnxfot lovely game. Always memorable and we r top of tble.. Repeat the same on 9th with same rcb ...

  • sonu77 on April 7, 2013, 19:25 GMT

    'Gayle vs Steyn or Malinga in a super over' was ma biggest t20 dream.It came true shortwhile ago.Thank God, I didn't missed it !

  • kevepere on April 7, 2013, 19:30 GMT

    When is Dhawan coming for sunrises? When he comes the team should be 1 P.Patel 2 . Dhawan 3. White 4 Vihari 5. Sanga 6. Perera 7 Mishra 8. A Reddy 9 Steyn 10 Sharma 11. Tiyagi / any top bowler