Sunrisers Hyderabad v Mumbai Indians, IPL 2013, Hyderabad May 1, 2013

Bowlers, Dhawan extend Sunrisers home run

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Sunrisers Hyderabad 130 for 3 (Dhawan 73*) beat Mumbai Indians 129 for 4 (Ishant 2-15, Mishra 2-24) by seven wickets
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

This was a clash between the IPL's most powerful line-up and its most effective attack. Here was a line-up that had had just one failure in nine games. Here was an attack that was still to concede more than 130 at home. The Sunrisers Hyderabad bowlers kept their home run going, stopping Mumbai Indians just short of 130 on a slow pitch which the visiting batsmen could never get going on, despite losing only four wickets. Shikhar Dhawan guided the chase single-handedly, peppering both square boundaries as he motored to his second fifty in three innings.

Apart from the pitch and the home attack, what went against Mumbai Indians was that they lost their four wickets in groups of two each, sucking out whatever momentum they had managed to build on both occasions. The first time it happened, a start of 32 in 4.2 overs was squandered. The second time, two batsmen, Dwayne Smith and Rohit Sharma, who had spent enough time in the middle to have assessed the wicket, fell in the same over.

It was Ishant Sharma who began Sunrisers' dominance. Sachin Tendulkar had whipped and lofted Dale Steyn for successive fours but Ishant's short of a good length stuff was to prove difficult to time. Tendulkar backed away and missed one that nipped in from that length. Two balls later, the in-form Dinesh Karthik reached for one that wasn't quite there for the drive, and sliced it to backward point.

As he usually does, Dwayne Smith took his time in the Powerplay but unlike normally, he found the runs weren't coming even during the middle overs. Ishant was bowling a superb line and length, and the two legspinners, Amit Mishra and Karan Sharma, were getting grip and turn.

Smith was dropped by Ishant at long-off in Mishra's second over but got a poor decision in the bowler's next, given out lbw after gloving an attempted sweep onto the pads. Four balls later, Rohit mishit in front of long-off and this time, Ishant made no mistake.

Ambati Rayudu and Kieron Pollard had seven overs to go, and managed to last till the end, but as evidence of how accurate the Sunrisers bowlers were, the partnership went over run a ball only twice in those overs.

Steyn came back well after an expensive opening over, signing off with six full and low balls in his last over. Thisara Perera wasn't far behind apart from the 20th over that went for 16, finding swing on his full deliveries.

Mumbai Indians don't have a bad attack at all, but Dhawan is not in bad form either after that Test debut against Australia. A chase of 130 could easily have got close - Sunrisers defended 126 here against Pune Warriors - but Dhawan was in a different mood.

Pragyan Ojha created some pressure, giving just 18 in four overs, but Sunrisers broke away in the 12th over as Rohit tried Smith. Dhawan and Hanuma Vihari took 15 off Smith's mediums. Dhawan bossed the attack after that, cutting, pulling and lofting over extra cover at will to end the game with a couple of overs left.

Abhishek Purohit is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • YogifromNY on May 2, 2013, 3:06 GMT

    This SRH team is starting to grow on me in terms of wanting to support them. They are under-talented compared to many of the so-called bigger teams they have beaten. I love their attitude of scrapping and fighting and not giving in till the end. Now that Dhawan and Sammy are in, the batting looks more balanced to complement the fantastic attack. As a fan who lives in the US and supports good cricket generally, I don't have a team that I root for in the IPL other than every neutral fan's favorites Rajasthan Royals. But this SRH team's got to be a close second. See, CSK is massively talented and successful. But they are the big kahuna. RR and SRH are the scrappy underdogs. I hope they both get into the playoffs!

  • Nampally on May 1, 2013, 18:33 GMT

    In a battle between "Big Name brand MI" & Obscure & under rated SRH, strangely it was the underdogs that won Day. This match once again proved that in IPL, you need productive local players to succeed. Whilst K. Sharma, I. Sharma & Mishra conceded just 64 runs in 12 overs to capture all 4 wkts. that fell, MI Indians' Foreign batsmen failed badly. Pollard & Smith @ poor S/R of 75 & 95 contributed 14 & 38 runs,resptly + local big name batsmen Tendulkar (14), Karthick (0) & Rohit Sharma(22) failed as well. Rayudu could not do it all coming so late! SO MI could not pass the 130 run "Redline" drawn by SRH. In batting again SRH local batsmen Dhawan (73*) & Vihari (25) led the charge to win with 3 overs to spare. So SRH had a Lion's share from local players in winning this match. If SRH play with the same intensity & with slightly sporting pitches, they have a good chance to be amongst the top 4. Welcome return of Dhawan, gives SRH the Key missing Batsman. Well Done SRH - A fine Team effort!

  • ladycricfan on May 1, 2013, 15:53 GMT

    Sanga captained well to restrict MI batting line up to paltry 129. Pollard couldn't hit a single six. Only one 4 from 19 balls he faced. Sanga and Vihari did exactly what was required with the bat while Runs were flowing from Dhawan's bat on the other side. Easy win for SRH. Well done.

  • DTom on May 2, 2013, 10:13 GMT

    The strategy of batting first against SRH is surprising, especially on home ground. It is mind-boggling if a strong batting unit adopts it. SRH have a weak batting lineup, with only two batsmen to fear - Dhawan and Perera. Knock these two over and chances are that SRH will post a low total. Even with their strong bowling, chasing a total of 130-140 should be better because you can pace your innings knowing the target. Even if some of your batsmen score slowly, it is fine as long as ther are couple of big overs. This is what SRH typically do, with Vihari, Sangakara, Redy etc batting slowly to accumulate, and Perera to employ some big hits to chase low totals. With Dhawan and Sammy coming in there is more strength in batting but not much. Put some pressure and watch them crack.

  • NareshPodi on May 2, 2013, 8:50 GMT

    Akshath is slowing the runrate in the powerplay overs.. There is no power in him to hit massive ones..

  • sachin_vvsfan on May 2, 2013, 8:08 GMT

    @deadite11 , @Suresh Reddy You guys forgot one important mention. Steyn!! I think MI will get him next season(Just like how they grabbed most DC players). I think DC gave away many players (like KP to delhi) for financial reasons. But SRH might not do that .You never know MI is like Ferrari F1 team and unfortunately spilling money just doesn't win always.

  • AravindxD on May 2, 2013, 6:17 GMT

    @kingowl a world class bowler is someone who must bowl well in any kind of wicket if a bowler cannot bowl on slow sluggish Indian wickets then he is not a world class bowler.If the so called Indian mediocre bowlers are able to bowl on slow wickets that do not support them,then why can't your so called world class bowler bowl well on the wickets.Foreign players must adjust to the conditions in India you can't expect the same wicket as they get in their respective home conditions.If a subcontinental player plays in Australia,they are not gonna get a rank turner,it would basically be a green top and he is gonna struggle for a while.If a sporting wicket is a wicket the has green top and supports your team's bowlers , then for those in the subcontinent it is rank turner that supports our bowlers.People are just making excuses since their countries bowlers are not able to bowl well on these Indian wickets and are getting hammered . ESPN CRICINFO pls publish

  • sichu_emerald on May 2, 2013, 6:01 GMT

    @ibbani: I understand your frustrations mate, CSK too good a team to beat, so you are very jealous of their placement and MI has lot of fire power, and they can beat any team any day...boasting Wankhade as thier fortress... and unfortunately today SRH only because of a bull dozer "Gabbar" Singh, the team has crossed over the line...otherwise it was MI who would've had 2 points in their belt.

    Take note of it please, the finalists will be CSK V MI...I am very sorry if it hurts you and I cant help it mate. :( P

  • Galle.Fort on May 2, 2013, 5:23 GMT

    I don't believe Sanga is a bad choice. Because he is a better captain and he has the ability to rotate the strike but White hasn't have the ability to do that. SRH has good bowling unit there for they don't need to much strikers. Sanga isn't really good t20 player but he can do anything he want. SRH don't have any experience indian batsman and it is one of failure. But now Dhawan is available. There for now they are strong team and young players gaining confident to performing. CSK is the most balance team in all IPL seasons.

  • on May 2, 2013, 4:17 GMT

    What is Akshath Reddy doing in the team? Dhawan would have been runout earlier in the innings because of him. Bring Parthiv back!

  • YogifromNY on May 2, 2013, 3:06 GMT

    This SRH team is starting to grow on me in terms of wanting to support them. They are under-talented compared to many of the so-called bigger teams they have beaten. I love their attitude of scrapping and fighting and not giving in till the end. Now that Dhawan and Sammy are in, the batting looks more balanced to complement the fantastic attack. As a fan who lives in the US and supports good cricket generally, I don't have a team that I root for in the IPL other than every neutral fan's favorites Rajasthan Royals. But this SRH team's got to be a close second. See, CSK is massively talented and successful. But they are the big kahuna. RR and SRH are the scrappy underdogs. I hope they both get into the playoffs!

  • Nampally on May 1, 2013, 18:33 GMT

    In a battle between "Big Name brand MI" & Obscure & under rated SRH, strangely it was the underdogs that won Day. This match once again proved that in IPL, you need productive local players to succeed. Whilst K. Sharma, I. Sharma & Mishra conceded just 64 runs in 12 overs to capture all 4 wkts. that fell, MI Indians' Foreign batsmen failed badly. Pollard & Smith @ poor S/R of 75 & 95 contributed 14 & 38 runs,resptly + local big name batsmen Tendulkar (14), Karthick (0) & Rohit Sharma(22) failed as well. Rayudu could not do it all coming so late! SO MI could not pass the 130 run "Redline" drawn by SRH. In batting again SRH local batsmen Dhawan (73*) & Vihari (25) led the charge to win with 3 overs to spare. So SRH had a Lion's share from local players in winning this match. If SRH play with the same intensity & with slightly sporting pitches, they have a good chance to be amongst the top 4. Welcome return of Dhawan, gives SRH the Key missing Batsman. Well Done SRH - A fine Team effort!

  • ladycricfan on May 1, 2013, 15:53 GMT

    Sanga captained well to restrict MI batting line up to paltry 129. Pollard couldn't hit a single six. Only one 4 from 19 balls he faced. Sanga and Vihari did exactly what was required with the bat while Runs were flowing from Dhawan's bat on the other side. Easy win for SRH. Well done.

  • DTom on May 2, 2013, 10:13 GMT

    The strategy of batting first against SRH is surprising, especially on home ground. It is mind-boggling if a strong batting unit adopts it. SRH have a weak batting lineup, with only two batsmen to fear - Dhawan and Perera. Knock these two over and chances are that SRH will post a low total. Even with their strong bowling, chasing a total of 130-140 should be better because you can pace your innings knowing the target. Even if some of your batsmen score slowly, it is fine as long as ther are couple of big overs. This is what SRH typically do, with Vihari, Sangakara, Redy etc batting slowly to accumulate, and Perera to employ some big hits to chase low totals. With Dhawan and Sammy coming in there is more strength in batting but not much. Put some pressure and watch them crack.

  • NareshPodi on May 2, 2013, 8:50 GMT

    Akshath is slowing the runrate in the powerplay overs.. There is no power in him to hit massive ones..

  • sachin_vvsfan on May 2, 2013, 8:08 GMT

    @deadite11 , @Suresh Reddy You guys forgot one important mention. Steyn!! I think MI will get him next season(Just like how they grabbed most DC players). I think DC gave away many players (like KP to delhi) for financial reasons. But SRH might not do that .You never know MI is like Ferrari F1 team and unfortunately spilling money just doesn't win always.

  • AravindxD on May 2, 2013, 6:17 GMT

    @kingowl a world class bowler is someone who must bowl well in any kind of wicket if a bowler cannot bowl on slow sluggish Indian wickets then he is not a world class bowler.If the so called Indian mediocre bowlers are able to bowl on slow wickets that do not support them,then why can't your so called world class bowler bowl well on the wickets.Foreign players must adjust to the conditions in India you can't expect the same wicket as they get in their respective home conditions.If a subcontinental player plays in Australia,they are not gonna get a rank turner,it would basically be a green top and he is gonna struggle for a while.If a sporting wicket is a wicket the has green top and supports your team's bowlers , then for those in the subcontinent it is rank turner that supports our bowlers.People are just making excuses since their countries bowlers are not able to bowl well on these Indian wickets and are getting hammered . ESPN CRICINFO pls publish

  • sichu_emerald on May 2, 2013, 6:01 GMT

    @ibbani: I understand your frustrations mate, CSK too good a team to beat, so you are very jealous of their placement and MI has lot of fire power, and they can beat any team any day...boasting Wankhade as thier fortress... and unfortunately today SRH only because of a bull dozer "Gabbar" Singh, the team has crossed over the line...otherwise it was MI who would've had 2 points in their belt.

    Take note of it please, the finalists will be CSK V MI...I am very sorry if it hurts you and I cant help it mate. :( P

  • Galle.Fort on May 2, 2013, 5:23 GMT

    I don't believe Sanga is a bad choice. Because he is a better captain and he has the ability to rotate the strike but White hasn't have the ability to do that. SRH has good bowling unit there for they don't need to much strikers. Sanga isn't really good t20 player but he can do anything he want. SRH don't have any experience indian batsman and it is one of failure. But now Dhawan is available. There for now they are strong team and young players gaining confident to performing. CSK is the most balance team in all IPL seasons.

  • on May 2, 2013, 4:17 GMT

    What is Akshath Reddy doing in the team? Dhawan would have been runout earlier in the innings because of him. Bring Parthiv back!

  • sunnu308 on May 2, 2013, 4:10 GMT

    Why talk about ex CSK staff. He was part of CSK for only 1st season i believe. When he was selector he was not even in CSK side. Dont take credit out of Hydrabad

  • hawk707 on May 2, 2013, 3:33 GMT

    Is the number of wickets taken also under consideration together with number of runs per overs when calculating run rate? Or else bowlers' effort will be completely ignored. IF NOT IN NEAR FUTURE WE MAY LOOSE SKILLED BOWLING FOR SURE. Justify.

  • Skilled90 on May 2, 2013, 3:30 GMT

    @why Sammy dis not bowl comments. If you had been genuinely following the team SRH in the previous match you would note Sammy had a hammy, so giving him time to recover would be the sensible thing, or do you all want him to limp andand and and and miss the next game? Some people want everything, don't even think before they comment. Also go check jp duminey health recently before asking why he is not in the team.

  • Prabhash1985 on May 2, 2013, 2:26 GMT

    Funny! Some people think the CSK management has come to SRH to bat, field, bowl them.... Very funny!

  • Sheela on May 2, 2013, 1:41 GMT

    When a captain - like Rohit Sharma - emphasises only home matches as their fortress, the team under that captain will fail in away venues. Any captain should strive to win either at home or away.

  • on May 2, 2013, 1:23 GMT

    Rohit has been exposed by the dark horse sunrises. I would not be surprised if SRH upstages the overrated and underachieving MI to reach the playoff stage. I would stick my neck to predict the top four as CSK, RCB, RR, SRH.

  • KingOwl on May 1, 2013, 22:21 GMT

    It seems that the wickets in this IPL are all rather sluggish. They are very much like the old Indian wickets that was specially prepared for visiting International teams. On such wickets, the difference between world class bowlers and mediocre bowlers (of which India has plenty) is minimal. I think this phenomenon has changed the complexion of this IPL dramatically. I don't think this is a good thing for cricket, nor for the long term future of the IPL. People keep saying that most foreign players are "out of form". They are not out of form. They find it very difficult to adjust to these sluggish wickets.

  • on May 1, 2013, 21:12 GMT

    Good to see SRH restrict a team to a small total, even more surprising as rayudu + pollard were at the crease & not the tailenders struggling. I like akshath reddys aggressiveness but it seems like he lacks power to hit over fielders at point, I guess its time to bring parthiv in & tell him to go ballistic in power play. Nice to see sanga make a decent score but as ive said previously sanga & vihari need to improve strike rate batting that early. Not every team will put up a low total so they need to hit hard when chasing 160-180+ score.

    @deadite11 - just 1-2 seasons ago,lot players on MI team were former DC players. Symonds, rohit, ojha, t. suman, rp singh, gibbs, d. smith. Also KXIP have former DC players gilchrist, harmeet, harris & coach darren lehman. PWI with t. suman, rahul sharma, mitchell marsh. Seems that former DC players end up in only few places.

    Good job by SRH but need to improve NRR, dont want to have winning record but not make semis due to -NRR like rcb last year.

  • gocoolnath on May 1, 2013, 21:08 GMT

    People say Mumbai is a strong team....but how??? Tendulkar has to be replaced says everyone...but by whom?? Look at their bench. No one that you can point out and say, try him!!! The best Mumbai lineup would be, Raydu nd Blizzard opening, Karthik at 3, Rohit at 4, Sachin at 5 (can float depending on situation), Pollard/Smith/ Maxwell at 6, and then the tail Bhajji, Johnson, Malinga, Kulkarni/Munaf and some young hand like Akshar Patel (from the stats looks a good all round prospect). If they play the play offs or not this time...they have to think seriously about a balanced team composition for the next auction, try nd get good local batting talents...they possibly have the longest tail. They also need to include few left hand batsmen aswell...thats y i suggested Blizzard and Akshar...All the best Mumbai!!!!

  • Provost on May 1, 2013, 20:19 GMT

    No wonder SRH is promising. Lot of ex-CSK management staff are with SRH now (hard to See K Srikkanth with SRH jersey though)....

  • deadite11 on May 1, 2013, 19:31 GMT

    Now ambani & co snuffed Ishant, kv sharma and vihari. they will be playing for MI next season. In fact, MI doesnt have any local players other than great 10dulkar and rohit. 80% local and national players were bought from other teams. Rohit sharma, Ohja and dwayne smith were already from Hyd team.

  • sweet2hrme on May 1, 2013, 19:08 GMT

    No batsmans want to slog Dale Styn, Ishant Sharma and Amit Mishra in a slowish and slugish pitch. So why batting first?? U dnt want to take any risk in power play and than fail to slog in the end. See how many overs u have waisted here..

  • ThyrSaadam on May 1, 2013, 19:01 GMT

    SRH should definitely be concerned about the NRR. After having played this well, they shouldn't loose out on a lay off spot because of an inferior runrate.

  • sweet2hrme on May 1, 2013, 18:57 GMT

    Rohit said we are 10-15 run short. But we dnt think so if MI gets those 10-15 extra runs still they were on loosing side. Poor team planing by MI. All those visiting team still not learning. They are playing against their strength. This lost will be good lessiƶn to MI. Now its become habbit of SRH team to chase a low score again and again in their home ground. Why you are batting first here have you not checked the previous result of visiting team. Same old story visiting team fail to score big total and they lost the match to SRH. I told you so many times its not batting first all the time but sometimes your mental decision and home work should be count.. Its worthless if cant make proper planing. SRH always feel good whn they are fielding first. So yet another same old story for visiting team.

  • ravi2047 on May 1, 2013, 18:55 GMT

    7 of 10 would have put their money on MI after their superb high scoring matches and the form Rohit Sharma has shown. A good start to MI's batting was immediately nipped at a budding stage with Ishant's bowling which the spinners continued, and Steyn, Perera finished it off pretty clean with those fast incoming yorkers virtually unplayable. With the strengthened batting line up SRH has, 130 was always a below par traget set by MI. A few more wins and SRH could cruise to qualifiers.

  • SurlyCynic on May 1, 2013, 18:51 GMT

    This year both White and Sanga have had disappointing seasons. But last year White had an excellent season and Sanga was so bad he was dropped - so at least White has proved he can perform in the IPL!

    Dhawan has improved the batting lineup, but SH still don't have enough players who can clear the boundary. If it's a flat pitch and a big target you need players like that, and White adds to the team's firepower while Sanga reduces it.

    Please step down like Ponting, Sanga.

  • cherry79 on May 1, 2013, 18:49 GMT

    Wow, 4 wins out of 4 home matches !!! SRH will qualify for playoffs if they win 3 out of their remaining 4 home matches...

  • Abitha on May 1, 2013, 18:43 GMT

    Attention Selectors! Sharma and Mishra have cemented their places for the champions Trophy Kashinath

  • InsaneInsaan on May 1, 2013, 18:24 GMT

    SRH is doing well to be in the race for playoffs. MI perhaps had regarded this as an easy outing only to miss out on those 2 points. NRR of MI has also taken a beating.

    Sachin has been a burden to Indian Team post WC 2011. A BIG BIG BIG burden. now he is doing the same to MI also. as an opener he has managed to score at an avg of 17. thats a surprise. i thought he wouldnt cross 15. as a fan of CSK, im not complaining. KEEP PLAYING FOR MI, TENDULKAR.

    btw im not talking abt this match, but sachin in general.

  • BRUTALANALYST on May 1, 2013, 18:22 GMT

    Probably the best T20 bowlign I've seen, Pollard must've got 10 or so perfect yorkers ! Steyn and Perera were on fire at the death and Mishra was brilliant, Sharma had probbly his best figures ever and to think 7 of the 15 runs came from 1 ball ! (a no ball and free-hit 6)

  • on May 1, 2013, 18:20 GMT

    Refreshing to see sanga cross the 2 digit barrier in this match. On a serious note. SH need him to fire in the remaining games if they should qualify as they do not have great back up overseas players. May be Sanga will finally show what he is capable of in the remaining matches.

  • on May 1, 2013, 18:12 GMT

    It was a great show by SRH this season. Their bowling has carried the bulk of the load in the first 7 matches and then Dhawan added the stability to the batting. This is proved by the fact that there are 2 SRH bowlers in the top 10 this season but the best batsman in Vihari @ 29. I hope Dhawan finishes in the top 10 which means that it will be great for SRH's chances to make the playoffs.

  • Prabhash1985 on May 1, 2013, 17:44 GMT

    The best matches I witnessed so far. All the best Sunrisers and Daredevils.

  • fifer on May 1, 2013, 17:36 GMT

    @inot Not only 2 wkts , 17 dot balls and the figures like Overs 4 Maidens 1 Runs 15 Wkts 2 RR 3.75 Ofcourse Dhawan deserved it too! ;)

  • IndianCoolGuy on May 1, 2013, 16:21 GMT

    Congratulations to all SRH fans and also all SL fans because at last Sanga has crossed double figure. He has contributed with the bat to the team, and guess what,,, he has scored 21 runs with strike rate of 100. Wow!!! thats really great. what more we can expect from an overseas player dear??

  • inot on May 1, 2013, 16:17 GMT

    Sharma over Dhawan for man of the match? Seriously? How can IPL be taken seriously after decisions like this. Yesterday I thought they would have given it to Sharma over Dhoni to encourage the young bowler whose performance had a significant impact on the outcome. They did not but I can live with that. Dhoni's innings was very significant. But two wickets versus 72 runs is a no brainer for me.

  • Surajdon9 on May 1, 2013, 16:13 GMT

    Brilliant Captaincy BY SANGA and Overall very good bowling and control Batting....

  • AneYako on May 1, 2013, 16:05 GMT

    lol the irony is if you had listened to the last games commentary you will know not even Sammy's own countrymen think it's a good idea to give him the last overs haha But I guess some 'experts' here would know better!

    THe last over was always going to be tricky. MI had plenty of wickets in hand and nothing to lose. Look at the KKR match now, they did similar damage with way less wickets in hand

  • JamesSmithee on May 1, 2013, 15:57 GMT

    I am really impressive about Karan. Is he can bat well ? For me he is playing very important role in SRH as Mishra doing. Due to his bowling style it is very much difficult to hit sixes. Since he flighted more than expected today it will be better if he consider bowling 2,3 feet behind the front line with the new ball. Since Karan bowling well batsmen have to attack Mishra too. Due to variations of Mishra wickets can be fallen at any time.

  • JamesSmithee on May 1, 2013, 15:44 GMT

    Sometime Sanga may had idea of using Sammy at dead overs. But then he might have a discussion with Sammy as Pollard was in and Pollard may batted lot against Sammy in nets. So we don't know what was happened. Until last over it was fine but even last over went for 16 SRH were able to manage it very easily.

  • Baseball-Sucks on May 1, 2013, 15:30 GMT

    @PhaniBhaskar24 ; Dude, Its coz Steyn had only one over left. And Perera had 2 overs. If it wasn't Perera, then who ?? YOU ??? Perera bowled his first 3 overs superbly. Of course his 4th over was a bit expensive today. It can happen to any bowler, just like Steyn went for heaps of runs in Chennai. But Perera is a proven death bowler. Capiche ?????

  • Angry_Bowler on May 1, 2013, 15:24 GMT

    @Htc-Android: ISharma gor wicket of the legend, (bowled)! Anyways I am happy for him, he will be handy in chompians league, I hope.

  • ibbani on May 1, 2013, 15:22 GMT

    I told this much before to the match itself. MI will lose today, they are not a good team in IPL apart from a couple of big margin wins. I also told that the SRH will finish within 18 overs. AND ALL WENT AS AI TOLD. I love whoever beats CSK and MI.

  • JamesSmithee on May 1, 2013, 15:22 GMT

    @ PhaniBhaskar24 - What do you trying to say ? After 17th over Perera had 2 Styne had 1. As you know Perera can't send 18,19yh Styne must send 19th. It don't matter who bowl 20th over. MI tried to hit from 16th. It can come in at anytime. If Styne bowled 20th he would be in more pressure and MI batsmen will be more comfortable since they scored 16th in 19th over. LOL. I am not a Sanga fan. But you should be fair to him. Today he was good with captaincy and with bat. Styne is deadly fast but he is not able to bowl yokers. Perera tried and bowled yokers in 18th,20th but MI scored. Trying is one thing, not working is another things. Nowadays captains like to finish best bowlers before 18th and trying to increase RR.

  • Tal_Botvinnik on May 1, 2013, 15:18 GMT

    @PhaniBhaskar24 Mate, if he had any emotional attachment he would not have given the death overs to perera with pollard and rayudu looking hungry instead he would have given sammy who is never a death bowler and wacthed him get slogged. With 3 overs to go and 2 of perera and 1 of steyn, you want steyn to bowl in the 20 th over? Do want to see Reddy or sammy or vihari get blasted out?. Sanga is a class act, best captain of this IPL heralding a very very weak team.

  • IndianCoolGuy on May 1, 2013, 15:08 GMT

    @PhaniBhaskar24 : good review friend.. Because SRH has won, no one is noticing that fact. Sanga has never tried sammy today... Thats so strange. He is a good bowler. I thought Sanga will try him for 18th and 20eth overs to surprise MI. If vihari is scoring better than Sanga,, then why we need that overseas player with millions of money wasting? We expect a overseas player to perform better than local medicore players right? and if that is not happening then what we call that overseas player?

  • arun02k81a0205 on May 1, 2013, 15:06 GMT

    I don't understand why on earth is Akshath Reddy playing in the team. Not even in a single match he contributed. Parthiv is better than him. Winning is important than giving chances to local players. He has got enough of chances and has not proved even once. Parthiv should be taken into the team. He gives extra strength to the SRH batting.

  • JamesSmithee on May 1, 2013, 15:02 GMT

    @SurlyCynic -I feel your accusation is unfair in here. It was a low scoring game. Sanga and Dhawan had 37 stand for the 2nd wicket at SR of 100. I feel that is more than enough when chasing 130 on a slow pitch. We should not forget that MI batsmen (Sharma, Pollard, Smith) weren't able to do so on this pitch. Also Sanga and Dhawan faced against Malinga, Johnson, Haribhajan. They are the cream of the MI attack. I don't think anyone will expect to Sanga to score more than SR of Pollard, Smith and Sharma. Dhawan is superb. His timing and placement is superb. Shot adaptation is perfect. He is going to be Indian version of M Hussy. Indian selectors must concern putting him to India at number 4,5 spots. I feel he will more effective in batting in middle overs. As fast bowlers Stein should consider bowling bouncers across the body rather 10 inchs away from off stump. So dhoni knew if he missed a bouncer at 150 kmh it will do nothing. But if it go across his body dhoni must care about his head

  • sensible-indian-fan on May 1, 2013, 14:47 GMT

    Sanga played like rubbish all games this IPL but today HE DID PLAY REALLY WELL. It was a good innings. He just got out to a soft dismissal. Criticizing him today for his performance can be a little harsh but he sure needs a decent score very soon.

  • PhaniBhaskar24 on May 1, 2013, 14:41 GMT

    For all your sanga lovers, can some one let me know why Perare is preffered to bowl 18th & 20th Over...though Steyn went for few runs in first over, he is a class act to bowl that 20th Over...perare having leaked 16 runs in last over might have sealed victory for MI, sans the rescue act by Dhawan..A real captain will act according to situations rather than bringing emotional attachment!

  • RAJESRH on May 1, 2013, 14:40 GMT

    This is the winning combination for SRH to RISE. Keep the spirit UP& you will be qualify for Playoffs. Go on SANGAAAAAAAA....... *** Please concentrate on fielding, especially CATCHING....

  • lukecannon on May 1, 2013, 14:40 GMT

    @SurlyCynic- White hasnt done better than Sanga when you consider stats. But Sanga gives the extra advantage to SRH than White because he's the Keeper and he's a mighty captain. He lead Sri Lanka to 2 world cup finals and one of those was a T20 WC. White doesnt even come anywhere near Sanga. Sanga just needs to click. Then you'll see why they made him captain and why hes a legend.

  • MySayOnThIs on May 1, 2013, 14:31 GMT

    Would love to see Sachin bat after Pollard ..And Rayadu Open with Foreign Player.. this is a must change for the team.... When the ball is odd lets see how harmful he can be...same with sehwag

  • BRUTALANALYST on May 1, 2013, 14:27 GMT

    Dwayne Smiths LBW call changed the game, that was a shocker clearly hit his bat and gloves he was on the roll for 3 back to back half centuries and just about to explode !

  • Anjanalw23 on May 1, 2013, 14:27 GMT

    What a match! At last the team combination seem to be right.GO SRH!!!

  • Sandeep_Maddu on May 1, 2013, 14:26 GMT

    It is a tricky wicket to bat on. MI must have assessed that during their batting but lost key wickets at wrong time. Wonder what was the target they had in mind once they knew the nature of the wicket. They must have been looking at 140-145 but fell short of it. It was a difficult wicket to set a target. Once SRH knew the target, they paced their innings well. However they should have galloped when they needed 30 runs only because that would have boosted the net run rate. With just 4 needed, they should have wrapped it up atleast in the 17th over itself. It got dragged till the 18th. With four teams locked at 12 points now, NRR could come into play at some stage. Good that SRH will be playing the last league match before the play-offs (against KKR) so they should be in a good position to know what exactly needs to be done.

  • Htc-Android on May 1, 2013, 14:22 GMT

    @SurlyCynic. White scored 123 in 8 matches with a strike rate of 96. Sanga 109 runs in 7 matches with a strike rate of 96. I cant see white doing better than sanga even if he plays. Obviously sanga is a better captain than white. So obviously sanga should play. If white is a good T20 player then why is he not in the Australian team.

  • Baseball-Sucks on May 1, 2013, 14:17 GMT

    6th win for SRH (4th under Sanga's captaincy) !!! wow... SRH did a brilliant job to restrict MI for 129. Sanga did a good job marshaling his troops well to keep MI to a low score. It seems MI can perform their houdini acts only on FLAT pitches. LOL

    And This guy, Dhawan.. where has he been all these years (I just noticed that he is 27) ?? Fantastic performance. He's got a pretty cool beard n hair style too. :D Sanga n Vihari did good assisting him. And Pls give this Vihari a chance, he will make a good test player.

    SRH are slowly becoming a force to reckon. Well done !!!!!!!

  • Htc-Android on May 1, 2013, 14:16 GMT

    How come player of the match goes to Ishant. It should be dhawan.

  • lukecannon on May 1, 2013, 14:13 GMT

    Well played SRH.. Good hand by Sanga and Vihari to Dhawan. So FINALLY the batting seems solid and already have the best bowling line-up in the tournament. SRH will win IPL 6 hands down. :D

  • Narabavi on May 1, 2013, 14:07 GMT

    Great Bowling, good batting, Fantastic captaincy & easy & much needed victory for Sun Risers !!

  • SurlyCynic on May 1, 2013, 14:01 GMT

    It's painful watching Sanga scratch around every game at less than a run a ball. He should follow Ponting's example and step aside for the good of the team. White has not been as good as last season, but at least he has made a 50 and can clear the boundary - Sanga is just not a T20 player.

  • SurlyCynic on May 1, 2013, 14:01 GMT

    It's painful watching Sanga scratch around every game at less than a run a ball. He should follow Ponting's example and step aside for the good of the team. White has not been as good as last season, but at least he has made a 50 and can clear the boundary - Sanga is just not a T20 player.

  • Narabavi on May 1, 2013, 14:07 GMT

    Great Bowling, good batting, Fantastic captaincy & easy & much needed victory for Sun Risers !!

  • lukecannon on May 1, 2013, 14:13 GMT

    Well played SRH.. Good hand by Sanga and Vihari to Dhawan. So FINALLY the batting seems solid and already have the best bowling line-up in the tournament. SRH will win IPL 6 hands down. :D

  • Htc-Android on May 1, 2013, 14:16 GMT

    How come player of the match goes to Ishant. It should be dhawan.

  • Baseball-Sucks on May 1, 2013, 14:17 GMT

    6th win for SRH (4th under Sanga's captaincy) !!! wow... SRH did a brilliant job to restrict MI for 129. Sanga did a good job marshaling his troops well to keep MI to a low score. It seems MI can perform their houdini acts only on FLAT pitches. LOL

    And This guy, Dhawan.. where has he been all these years (I just noticed that he is 27) ?? Fantastic performance. He's got a pretty cool beard n hair style too. :D Sanga n Vihari did good assisting him. And Pls give this Vihari a chance, he will make a good test player.

    SRH are slowly becoming a force to reckon. Well done !!!!!!!

  • Htc-Android on May 1, 2013, 14:22 GMT

    @SurlyCynic. White scored 123 in 8 matches with a strike rate of 96. Sanga 109 runs in 7 matches with a strike rate of 96. I cant see white doing better than sanga even if he plays. Obviously sanga is a better captain than white. So obviously sanga should play. If white is a good T20 player then why is he not in the Australian team.

  • Sandeep_Maddu on May 1, 2013, 14:26 GMT

    It is a tricky wicket to bat on. MI must have assessed that during their batting but lost key wickets at wrong time. Wonder what was the target they had in mind once they knew the nature of the wicket. They must have been looking at 140-145 but fell short of it. It was a difficult wicket to set a target. Once SRH knew the target, they paced their innings well. However they should have galloped when they needed 30 runs only because that would have boosted the net run rate. With just 4 needed, they should have wrapped it up atleast in the 17th over itself. It got dragged till the 18th. With four teams locked at 12 points now, NRR could come into play at some stage. Good that SRH will be playing the last league match before the play-offs (against KKR) so they should be in a good position to know what exactly needs to be done.

  • Anjanalw23 on May 1, 2013, 14:27 GMT

    What a match! At last the team combination seem to be right.GO SRH!!!

  • BRUTALANALYST on May 1, 2013, 14:27 GMT

    Dwayne Smiths LBW call changed the game, that was a shocker clearly hit his bat and gloves he was on the roll for 3 back to back half centuries and just about to explode !

  • MySayOnThIs on May 1, 2013, 14:31 GMT

    Would love to see Sachin bat after Pollard ..And Rayadu Open with Foreign Player.. this is a must change for the team.... When the ball is odd lets see how harmful he can be...same with sehwag