Pune v Hyderabad, IPL 2013, Pune

Mishra hat-trick sinks Pune inches from shore

The Report by Abhishek Purohit

April 17, 2013

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Sunrisers Hyderabad 119 for 8 (Samantray 37, Mishra 30, Bhuvneshwar 3-17) beat Pune Warriors 108 (Mishra 4-19, Perera 3-20) by 11 runs
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Amit Mishra bowls Ashok Dinda, Pune Warriors v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL, Pune, April 17, 2013
Amit Mishra's third IPL hat-trick gave Sunrisers a close win © BCCI

Hat-tricks in the IPL

Sunrisers Hyderabad had defended 126 in their IPL debut against Pune Warriors in Hyderabad. When the return game started this afternoon in Pune, the giant screen at the Sahara Stadium flashed "Revenge". Warriors almost exacted it: they restricted Sunrisers to 119 and then needed 19 off 19 in their chase, with six wickets in hand. Sunrisers used up just 13 of those 19 deliveries to take six wickets, four of them falling to Amit Mishra, who took his third IPL hat-trick, as Warriors imploded in spectacularly inept fashion.

Four of the last six batsmen, including captain Angelo Mathews, fell swinging wildly, something that could be put down to collective brain-fade instead of the benign asking-rate. Three of those batsmen were allrounders - Mitchell Marsh, Abhishek Nayar and Mathews himself. Marsh wanted to hit Dale Steyn out of the ground, Nayar tried it against Thisara Perera and Mathews against Mishra. All three holed out on a pitch Mathews himself had called 'up-and-down' and slow at the toss, suggesting those shots would be mighty difficult to pull off.

A stunned Manish Pandey took a single off the third ball of the 19th over, right after Mishra had dismissed Mathews, and watched in increasing horror as Rahul Sharma was bowled after a missed slog while trying to follow the trail blazed by the allrounders. Bhuvneshwar Kumar played for turn to a googly to depart lbw and Mishra completed the hat-trick, and an unbelievable win, with one more googly, as Ashok Dinda too pushed for a legbreak. Mishra's figures read 4-0-19-4 and came after his 30 off 24 had stretched Sunrisers to 119 for 8 from 44 for 6. Interestingly, Sunrisers had used up all their bowlers except their legspinners until the last two overs

Warriors were in the game throughout except for those final moments of madness. Bhuvneshwar Kumar moved it in and out and ran through the Sunrisers top order to leave them gasping at 17 for 4, including the wicket of stand-in captain Cameron White for a golden duck.

Biplab Samantray and Karan Sharma were unlikely candidates to fight back. Samantray batted sensibly to make a run-a-ball 37 before holing out to long off. Perera came in after Karan's wicket and it was expected he would resist, too. But he edged behind for 2, trying to drive almost every ball he faced.

It was left to Mishra to make vital runs once more. He came in after Perera was dismissed in the 11th over and hung around till the last, pushing Sunrisers well beyond 100 along with Ashish Reddy. Twenty-six came off the last two overs of the innings bowled by Mathews and Dinda.

Robin Uthappa and Aaron Finch came hard at Sunrisers, their opening stand worth 38 in just over four overs. Steyn was taken for 22 in his first two overs, but the way the openers fell was a peek into the way the sand castle would crumble later. Uthappa flicked Perera straight to deep square leg and Finch punched him to backward point off successive deliveries.

The size of the target and the pace of the start meant Warriors were always in front until the flood of wickets in the penultimate over. Mishra had been Player of the Match in Hyderabad, too, with 3 for 19.

Abhishek Purohit is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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Posted by   on (April 18, 2013, 12:44 GMT)

I heard that Pune is not making Yuvraj as he can't play free which he is not doing even now. If we can make Yuvraj captain ,we will have a chance to get 4 Foreign Players

Posted by Tapash on (April 18, 2013, 12:04 GMT)

PWI must think to shuffle their team. There is no reason to include Mathews in the XI. In this team format there is no scope for PWI. They need Smith, Mitshel, Luke Wright and Finch as foreign players. Smith can perform as Captain. Dinda must be out of team. Try it..........!!!!

Posted by Sundara-Chandare on (April 18, 2013, 11:19 GMT)

i think SRH is much stronger team with dhawan.because dhawan+de cock can give really good start.and white can do decent job middle overs.and perera can finish well.its well balance team.and SRH's bowling attack is outstanding.they have already showed they can defend 120.go SRH go...

Posted by Lasom on (April 18, 2013, 10:06 GMT)

@Nampally, Look at who is in third place of most wickets with 100 runs.. true alrounder

Posted by SL_rockz on (April 18, 2013, 9:40 GMT)

@ Nampally:-I feel very sad about your attitude ...I can mention hunderds of times that foreign players have won the matches single handed. You just have two or 3 occasions ... You forget how RCB won half of their campaig due to Gayle and De villiars..If both of them were not there will they even win their first match even against mumbai and courtesy of Gayle how many matches have won by RCB !! .Due to KP Delhi won matches last season which seemed miracles to win.And forget about warner's innings .taking CSK side how many times albie ,Bravo hit a 6 or 4 or last over 15 in last 5 years to win matches for CSK as dhoni.They even qualified for the elimination round due to Bravo's last ball 6 win against KKR which gave them the precious 2 points.MI pollard and Malinga..Malinga was best wicket taker for 2 seasons and pollard only man to past 1000 runs + 50 wickets in a season .These wickets and runs were dedicated for Wins for their respective teams! Donot be so Blind like a frog in a well

Posted by Go_F.Alonso on (April 18, 2013, 9:29 GMT)

It's great that the Sunrisers have won through bowling despite Steyn having a relatively bad day with the ball (SR 400 with bat isn't bad). Hope he has better days against stronger teams. I can't believe how many people are complaining about Q de Kock; considering it's his debut IPL match and aged only 20, he can only get better. Definitely deserves more chances at Sanga's expense. Sammy can only come in for Perera (which he will at Chennai), there's no way Sunrisers can weaken their batting to accommodate Sammy. Also, when Shikhar is fit, Parthiv Patel should be dropped as at least one of Quinton/Sanga will play and both can keep.

Posted by JG2704 on (April 18, 2013, 9:17 GMT)

@Baseball-Sucks on (April 17, 2013, 15:21 GMT) Would that (Sanga) be the same player who in 5 matches has a highest score of 28 , has not gone over a SR of 100 in any match in this year's IPL and has an average just shy of 17?

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