Indian Premier League - 3rd match

Sunrisers Hyderabad v Pune Warriors

Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 22 runs

The stadium is less than half-full, Parthiv and Reddy to open, Taylor at slip, Samuels to start..


Simon: "Can't see a good reason for leaving our Luke Wright. More explosive run-scorer than Marsh or Taylor and bowls..."

Debi Prasad: "I was expecting Sudeep Tyagi to be a sure shot starter and had selected him in my fantasy league. From now on will wait till team declaration before selecting my team."

Arvind: "Gosh!!! PWI look threatening on paper after what we saw Samuels do in T20 world cup in Srilanka, Yuvraj do in T20 world Cup in SA ,Bhuvi's recent rise and aggressors like Uthappa and Taylor and a Bowling lineup that has represented India."

Anand: "Agree with Arvind, if Pune Warriors line-up even does half justice to their respective names, then even 180 does not look enough"

Anantha Perumal: "Damn! I thought being a part of a world cup winning team AND contributing valuably, let alone captaining it would be enough to get selected ahead of a eternally non-performing batsman!"

James: "At least Cameron White is not the most overrated player around these days. Step forward Dan Christian (and try not to fall over your own feet)."

7.30 pm: Two Sri Lankan players are down at the centre for the toss. Pune Warriors win toss, choose to bowl first. Pune include Angelo, Marlon Samuels, Mitchell Marsh, Ross Taylor; Hyderbad include - Sanga, Steyn, Thisara Perera and Cameron White. The pitch looks very flat but Angelo reckons dew is going to be a factor later.

I am still waiting for the teams, need to update my team in the fantasy league...Just enough time to catch up on some serious action.

Nishant: "I beleive we are underestimating Hyderabad's team as we are not analysing the Squad properly...we have spectacular openers like Sangakara and Q De Kock..Also good Middle order Batsman like Dhawan, C. White, D. Sammy and Nathan McCullam. And if u have bowlers like Styen and Sharma..u dont need any other choice..." --- Not to mention Waqar Younis and VVS Laxman helping the guys out..

Rob: "One problem with Nishant's statement about the great players in the Sunrisers squad is 6 of the players he mentioned are overseas, last time I checked they could only play 4, no enough top class indian players, espaecially batsmen."


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7.00 pm: Welcome to our coverage of the match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Pune Warriors. We are an hour away from the start and here is Vishal Dikshit's match preview for you.

Ross Lawson: "Glancing through the respective squads, can see these two sides occupying the bottom two places in the table at the end of the tournament." --- Very harsh judgment on the sides even before seeing them play Ross.

Mohit Goyal: "Devashish, you seriously agree with Ross? I see Pune being among the top teams this year.." -- When did I agree with Ross :)?

Prashant: "Ross I Think 80% said the same for rajshtan in the 1st ipl.. Later they trolled those 80%"

Priyank: "I don't agree with Ross. PWI have one of the best middle-orders. Samuels, Yuvi, Ross, Matthews, Utthappa. What else you want ? And PWI have some of the best dometic talent too in Rasool, Bhuvi, Ishwar Pandey, Manish Pande and Dinda." --- Rasool, that is one name I am eagerly looking forward to see.

Moses Rajan: "Why not cricinfo start the proceedings two hours before the match? :P I have visited this page atleast 30 times in the last one hour!!" -- Hahaha, some of us have jobs to do as well.

neelmani singh: "sorry to say i havnt heard a worst song as jumping jumping japang and not only that it is irritating to the years my god compare it to that soth african yaka yaka"

Murtaza: "U mean Waka Waka? U comparing Farah Khan with Shakira?" --- There could be some similarities.. [thinking very hard]

0.1

Samuels to Reddy, 1 run, tossed up delivery, slow, on off stump, driven down to long-on

0.2

Samuels to Patel, 1 run, bowls it slow on the stumps from round the wicket, tucked to square leg for a single

0.3

Samuels to Reddy, 1 wide, bowls a quicker one but this one turns down the leg side

0.3

Samuels to Reddy, no run, flatter delivery, turns into the batsman, defended off the back foot towards point

0.4

Samuels to Reddy, 1 run, pushed through on off, it is driven down to long-on for a single

cricket simpleton: "This is a perfect match for a fringe batting (hyd) vs fringe bowling (Pun) and a iron built bowling (hyd) vs iron built batting (Pun).."

0.5

Samuels to Patel, no run, tossed up outside off, the batsman drives it straight to cover

0.6

Samuels to Patel, no run, short and slightly wide outside off, the batsman slaps it straight to the fielder at cover point

End of over 1 (4 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 4/0 (RR: 4.00)
PA Patel    1* (3b)      MN Samuels    1-0-4-0
PA Reddy    2* (3b)     

Bhuvi to bowl

iSHAN: "Stadium half full- Understandably! The Hyderabad crowd has no one to cheer for. The opponent's crowd puller, Dada is missing too!"

1.1

Kumar to Reddy, 1 run, bowls a quick bouncer outside off, the batsman hops on his toes and dabs it towards gully for a single

1.2

Kumar to Patel, no run, bowls a fuller length on off stump, the batsman comes forward and opens the face to run it to point

1.3

Kumar to Patel, no run, now swing, short of length delivery on the stumps, defended to midwicket off front foot

1.4

Kumar to Patel, 1 run, fuller delivery outside off, the batsman comes forward and slices it to third man

1.5

Kumar to Reddy, no run, back of length delivery on off, the batsman waits and dabs it to point, thinks about a single, but gets back in time

1.6

Kumar to Reddy, FOUR, short of length delivery outside off, the batsman makes some room and punches it on the up through extra cover

End of over 2 (6 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 10/0 (RR: 5.00)
PA Reddy    7* (6b 1x4)      B Kumar    1-0-6-0
PA Patel    2* (6b)      MN Samuels    1-0-4-0

Dinda into the attack

2.1

Dinda to Patel, FOUR, bowls length outside off, the batsman plants his front foot forward and slashes it over the fielder at cover, flat and to the boundary

2.2

Dinda to Patel, no run, back of length delivery on the stumps, the batsman defends it to the off side

2.3

Dinda to Patel, 2 runs, length delivery on off stump, the batsman gets inside the line and turns it on the leg side, to fine leg

2.4

Dinda to Patel, 2 runs, length delivery on the pads, the batsman just chips it over midwicket, more of a leading edge as he tries to flick it

2.5

Dinda to Patel, no run, back of length delivery on off stump, the batsman taps it behind square on off side

2.6

Dinda to Patel, no run, he keeps it tight on the stumps, the batsman pushes it to Taylor at midwicket

Moin: "Definitely missing the 'Go charger, go chargers' song. Probably the best team anthem of IPL!!" --- Debatable Moin..

End of over 3 (8 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 18/0 (RR: 6.00)
PA Patel    10* (12b 1x4)      AB Dinda    1-0-8-0
PA Reddy    7* (6b 1x4)      B Kumar    1-0-6-0

Bhuvi to continue

3.1

Kumar to Reddy, no run, bowls a beauty that beats the batsman outside off, it seams away from the batsman from short of a length and Reddy gets squared up

3.2

Kumar to Reddy, no run, keeps it just outside off, the batsman stays on the back foot and dabs it to point

3.3

Kumar to Reddy, 1 run, clears his front foot and tries to smash the length delivery towards long-on, he mistimes it completely and it just drops short of diving mid-on

3.4

Kumar to Patel, no run, tries to flash at a short of length delivery without any feet movement, he is beaten as the ball goes away with the angle

3.5

Kumar to Patel, 1 leg bye, takes a couple of steps down the wicket and tries to whip the length delivery to the leg side, misses and gets hit on the pads, the ball rolls to the off side

Vinay: "@Moin: 'Whiste Podu' for CSK rules hands down! :)"

3.6

Kumar to Reddy, 1 run, he misreads the length and tries to whip the short of length delivery, gets a leading edge towards off side

End of over 4 (3 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 21/0 (RR: 5.25)
PA Reddy    9* (10b 1x4)      B Kumar    2-0-8-0
PA Patel    10* (14b 1x4)      AB Dinda    1-0-8-0

Rahul: ""Go Chargers" used to make me cringe. I felt bad for the people singing it since Deccan was always losing as well. Glad to get rid of it."

4.1

Samuels to Reddy, no run, bowls it flat and quick on the stumps, the batsman pulls it along the ground, but straight to midwicket

4.2

Samuels to Reddy, 1 run, another flat delivery, this time it is punched to Yuvraj at mid-off, a misfield allows a single

4.3

Samuels to Patel, FOUR, and another quicker one outside off, Parthiv tries to punch it over the infield, but it goes behind him, thick edge to the third-man boundary

4.4

Samuels to Patel, 1 run, flatter delivery on off, forces it to cover

4.5

Samuels to Reddy, 1 run, takes a tiny step down the pitch and punches it to extra cover where Angelo makes a good stop, but can't prevent the single

4.6

Samuels to Patel, FOUR, this time he waits in the crease and opens the face to run down the pacy delivery down to the third-man boundary

End of over 5 (11 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 32/0 (RR: 6.40)
PA Patel    19* (17b 3x4)      MN Samuels    2-0-15-0
PA Reddy    11* (13b 1x4)      B Kumar    2-0-8-0

Zeke: "Come on..Korbo Lorbo Jeetbo has to be the best theme song..!!"

5.1

Dinda to Reddy, 1 run, short delivery, the batsman is a bit late in his pull shot, is able to hit it as far as short fine leg

Sleepin' Hunter: "Maybe the Chargers theme song inspired the owners. They really went."

5.2

Dinda to Patel, 1 wide, length delivery just outside leg stump, the batsman walks across to the off side and tries to flick it, misses and the ball is called a wide

5.2

Dinda to Patel, OUT, hello hello, Dinda bowls it full, the ball just swings enough, the batsman swings but it's a loose one as he doesn't move his feet, tries to launch it to the leg side, plays across the line and the off stump takes a beating

PA Patel b Dinda 19 (23m 18b 3x4 0x6) SR: 105.55

Sanga is the new man.. He was in some form during the Bangladesh series

5.3

Dinda to Sangakkara, no run, he tries to run it down to third-man, but ends up chopping it to the keeper

5.4

Dinda to Sangakkara, no run, goes for a short delivery outside off, the ball doesn't bounce much though, goes to the keeper after a bounce

5.5

Dinda to Sangakkara, no run, tries to drive a wide delivery without really getting close to the ball. Gets beaten.

Rohit: "Halllaaaaaa Bol! It has all the elements. The local flavor, a challenging spirit and involves the aspect of history."

5.6

Dinda to Sangakkara, FOUR, short delivery aimed at the throat, but Sanga plays it beautifully, swivels and finds the boundary at deep backward square leg with ease

End of over 6 (6 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 38/1 (RR: 6.33)
KC Sangakkara    4* (4b 1x4)      AB Dinda    2-0-14-1
PA Reddy    12* (14b 1x4)      MN Samuels    2-0-15-0

6.1

Mathews to Reddy, 1 run, bowls a slower length delivery outside off, the batsman drags it to long-on as this comes slow off the pitch

6.2

Mathews to Sangakkara, 1 run, back of length delivery on off stump, the batsman just dabs it towards gully for a quick single

6.3

Mathews to Reddy, 1 run, fuller delivery outside off, the batsman tries to drive it without getting close to the line, he gets a thick outside edge to third-man

6.4

Mathews to Sangakkara, no run, takes two steps down the pitch and pushes the length delivery to point

6.5

Mathews to Sangakkara, FOUR, another slower delivery, but this one is on pads and short enough for Sanga to just place it in the gap at deep backward square leg

6.6

Mathews to Sangakkara, 1 run, length delivery on off, he just dabs it on the off side and calls for a quick single

End of over 7 (8 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 46/1 (RR: 6.57)
KC Sangakkara    10* (8b 2x4)      AD Mathews    1-0-8-0
PA Reddy    14* (16b 1x4)      AB Dinda    2-0-14-1

Rahul Sharma comes in..

7.1

Sharma to Sangakkara, 1 run, tossed up delivery outside off, the batsman drives it to deep cover

7.2

Sharma to Reddy, 1 run, short delivery outside off, the batsman is again a little late in his pull shot, ends up slapping it towards long-on without any timing

7.3

Sharma to Sangakkara, no run, length delivery just outside off, the batsman pushes it to the fielder at short cover

7.4

Sharma to Sangakkara, 1 run, this one is quicker on the stumps, the batsman waits on the back foot and whips it to deep midwicket

7.5

Sharma to Reddy, no run, he comes down the track and cuts the quicker delivery straight to point

7.6

Sharma to Reddy, 1 run, pushed through on the middle and leg line, the batsman punches it to long on for a single

End of over 8 (4 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 50/1 (RR: 6.25)
PA Reddy    16* (19b 1x4)      R Sharma    1-0-4-0
KC Sangakkara    12* (11b 2x4)      AD Mathews    1-0-8-0

8.1

Mathews to Reddy, 1 run, fuller delivery outside off, the batsman drives it firmly down the ground, to long-off

8.2

Mathews to Sangakkara, no run, short of length delivery outside off, the batsman tries to drive it down the ground but gets beaten

8.3

Mathews to Sangakkara, 1 run, another back of length delivery, this time on the stumps, Sanga drives it on the up to long-off for a single

8.4

Mathews to Reddy, FOUR, now he finds the middle of his bat and hoicks it to deep midwicket, the ball just bounces and goes out of the reach of a diving Mitch Marsh..

8.5

Mathews to Reddy, 1 run, fuller delivery on off, he drives it down the ground to long-off

8.6

Mathews to Sangakkara, 1 run, bowls a yorker on off stump, the batsman jabs it towards midwicket and calls for quick single

End of over 9 (8 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 58/1 (RR: 6.44)
KC Sangakkara    14* (14b 2x4)      AD Mathews    2-0-16-0
PA Reddy    22* (22b 2x4)      R Sharma    1-0-4-0

9.1

Sharma to Sangakkara, 1 run, chips a full delivery in the air down to long on

9.2

Sharma to Reddy, no run, tossed up on a good length, he gets forward to push to short extra cover

9.3

Sharma to Reddy, no run, shuffles about in the crease, tries to cut, misses as it skids quickly outside off

9.4

Sharma to Reddy, 1 run, flighted very full, hit down to long on

9.5

Sharma to Sangakkara, OUT, big strike, he's beaten Sangakkara in the flight here, made him charge out, the tossed up delivery is not as full as Sangakkara thought, it's pitched good length, turned in past the bat and hit middle

KC Sangakkara b Sharma 15 (20m 16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 93.75

White in

9.6

Sharma to White, no run, sharp turn from a length outside off, White reaches out for it, and is beaten

End of over 10 (2 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 60/2 (RR: 6.00)
CL White    0* (1b)      R Sharma    2-0-6-1
PA Reddy    23* (25b 2x4)      AD Mathews    2-0-16-0

Yuvraj on

10.1

Yuvraj Singh to Reddy, 1 run, steady on a length, turned through midwicket

10.2

Yuvraj Singh to White, 2 runs, he's got something on it as he's gone down to paddle scoop it from middle, the ball's gone very fine, and has been hauled back just inside

10.3

Yuvraj Singh to White, no run, sharp turn for Yuvraj now, pitches good length on off and swerves and bounces, White, stuck pinned on the crease, is surprised and beaten

10.4

Yuvraj Singh to White, 2 runs

10.5

Yuvraj Singh to White, 1 run, nudged off the pad to vacant midwicket, Yuvraj after it, slides, misses the ball, deep midwicket runs in to pick it up

10.6

Yuvraj Singh to Reddy, 1 run, slower now, the speed gun seems to be on drugs, it is clocked at 95 kph ... and if that is 95 kph, I am Boom Boom Afridi, batsman stepped out initially, stopped, and then slapped it down to long off

End of over 11 (7 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 67/2 (RR: 6.09)
PA Reddy    25* (27b 2x4)      Yuvraj Singh    1-0-7-0
CL White    5* (5b)      R Sharma    2-0-6-1

11.1

Sharma to Reddy, 1 run, hit down to long on

11.2

Sharma to White, no run, bounce, lots of it, and no insignificant turn, White prods half forward and is nowhere close to it

11.3

Sharma to White, no run, bit more of a forward push this time, and he opens the face to run it to point

11.4

Sharma to White, 1 run, presses forward and turns it down to long on

11.5

Sharma to Reddy, 1 run, banged it short as he saw the batsman coming out, tennis-foprehanded down to long off

11.6

Sharma to White, 1 run, has a heave, mishits it down to deep backward square

End of over 12 (4 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 71/2 (RR: 5.91)
CL White    7* (9b)      R Sharma    3-0-10-1
PA Reddy    27* (29b 2x4)      Yuvraj Singh    1-0-7-0

12.1

Yuvraj Singh to White, no run, slower delivery on the stumps, the batsman pushes it towards mid-on, but Yuvraj runs around to get to the ball

12.2

Yuvraj Singh to White, no run, much slower, the batsman has to wait after advancing down the pitch, can only push it to cover

12.3

Yuvraj Singh to White, no run, this time he goes on the back foot and again punches it to cover

12.4

Yuvraj Singh to White, no run, pushed through on off and middle stump, the batsman defends it to the leg side

Shahid Majeed: "Disgusting to see De Kock benched by Hyderabad, when they have no attacking player in top. If I were a selector I would have given him chance in all games, he is the most fascinating player in Hyderabad lineup."

12.5

Yuvraj Singh to White, 1 run, quicker delivery on the pads, the batsman waits on the back foot and punches it to deep midwicket

12.6

Yuvraj Singh to Reddy, OUT, comes down the pitch to a quicker delivery, it nowhere near the line or the length, plays all over it as he charges down the pitch and loses his leg stump

PA Reddy b Yuvraj Singh 27 (56m 30b 2x4 0x6) SR: 90.00

End of over 13 (1 run) Sunrisers Hyderabad 72/3 (RR: 5.53)
     Yuvraj Singh    2-0-8-1
CL White    8* (14b)      R Sharma    3-0-10-1

K Sanjeev Kiran: "Plz someone tell them it is not a one day match.... its a t20!!!!! Gosh look at that runrate :/"

13.1

Sharma to White, 1 run, pushed through on the middle and leg line, the batsman pushes it down to long on

Matthew Jenkins: "de Kock is still in South Africa playing in the T20 tournament there along with other stars like morne and albie morkel"

13.2

Sharma to Perera, FOUR, quicker and full outside off, the batsman drives it through extra cover, gets a lot of power behind that one and a pedestrian effort by Bhuvi at the boundary gives Perera a four

13.3

Sharma to Perera, FOUR, now he clubs it past the bowler, all along the ground and it was powerful indeed, the fielder at long-on had no chance

13.4

Sharma to Perera, no run, tossed up, it was in Perera's zone and he goes for a massive swing, but gets an inside edge on to his pads

13.5

Sharma to Perera, 1 run, shorter delivery on off stump, again he looks to flog it over midwicket and gets an inside edge towards square leg

13.6

Sharma to White, 1 run, low full toss on the pads, the batsman pushes it to deep midwicket

End of over 14 (11 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 83/3 (RR: 5.92)
CL White    10* (16b)      R Sharma    4-0-21-1
NLTC Perera    9* (4b 2x4)      Yuvraj Singh    2-0-8-1

Sundar: "It is only game 3 and we are already watching a yawn inducing snoozefest of a battle for the wooden spoon. and mark my words.. one of these two will have the wooden spoon."

14.1

Samuels to White, no run, flat, short and quick on the stumps, punched to midwicket

14.2

Samuels to White, OUT, caught at deep midwicket! It was quicker and fuller on the stumps, in the batsman's arc and White goes for a big swing. It looked like he had got enough on it to take it into the stands, but then it only went as far as Mitch Marsh in the deep, who gobbles up a straightforward chance

CL White c Marsh b Samuels 10 (17m 18b 0x4 0x6) SR: 55.55

14.3

Samuels to Vihari, 1 run, slows it down outside off, the batsman goes back and tucks it towards midwicket for a single

Karthik: "SRH: Old wine (DC) in new bottle.."

14.4

Samuels to Perera, 1 run, quicker delivery, he tries to whack it hard but his hand comes off the handle, ends up pushing it to long-on

14.5

Samuels to Vihari, 2 runs, comes forward and plays the tossed up delivery with the turn to deep square leg, they call for a quick couple

14.6

Samuels to Vihari, no run, tries to work it to the leg side, but gets a leading edge to off instead

Jeff: "I think Pune are being underrated by others - They have a really strong aggressive batting lineup and a decent spin bowling attack."

End of over 15 (4 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 87/4 (RR: 5.80)
GH Vihari    3* (3b)      MN Samuels    3-0-19-1
NLTC Perera    10* (5b 2x4)      R Sharma    4-0-21-1

15 overs, only 9 boundaries..

Naveen: "I hope Steyn gives all the naysayers the wooden spoon when he comes out to bowl."

15.1

Kumar to Perera, no run, skiddy length delivery angled across the left-hander, he goes for a front-foot pull but gets beaten

15.2

Kumar to Perera, 1 run, bowls a good yorker on the middle stump, the batsman belatedly brings his bat down and jabs it towards square leg

Madhavan: "Dale Steyn in Sunrisers - it is like Van Persie in QPR"

15.3

Kumar to Vihari, no run, stays in the crease and pushes the length delivery towards midwicket

15.4

Kumar to Vihari, 1 run, bowls a leg cutter outside off, the batsman waits and opens the face to run it down to third man

Aadity: "Re: Karthik - Except wine is supposed to get better with age"

15.5

Kumar to Perera, 2 runs, another yorker, this time on leg stump, Perera brings his heavy bat down and blocks it to deep midwicket for a quick couple

15.6

Kumar to Perera, 1 run, attempts another yorker, but it's a low full-toss outside off, the batsman ends up slicing it to point

Strategic time-out: Four overs to go, less than 100 on the board..This is livelier

Santhosh: "A completely opposite of yesterday's "cricketainment". Hyderabad seems devoid of the excitement, the Mexican wave, the dance and the party atmosphere that we witnessed at Bangalore.. yawn yawn !!"

Saurabh: "A word about Mathews captaincy.He has been good today,ringing in the bowling changes,realizing there's some turn to be extracted and relying on the spinners for the better part.He seems to be a thinking captain." -- in complete contrast with what people thought about his captaincy in the recent series against Bangladesh

End of over 16 (5 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 92/4 (RR: 5.75)
NLTC Perera    14* (9b 2x4)      B Kumar    3-0-13-0
GH Vihari    4* (5b)      MN Samuels    3-0-19-1

KD Carter 369: "Sammy over White any day, passion, spirit, die hard attitude required"

16.1

Samuels to Perera, no run, quicker and fuller wide outside off, the batsman stays rooted to the crease and misses his drive

16.2

Samuels to Perera, FOUR, this time it is in his arc, he slogs it over midwicket and it goes flat to the cow-corner

16.3

Samuels to Perera, 2 runs, goes for another hoick, but gets a leading edge over the bowler's head, the lack of pace helps him to come back for a couple

16.4

Samuels to Perera, SIX, he is lighting it up, this one is a medium-pacer's length delivery on off, smoked over the long-on boundary, deep into the stands

16.5

Samuels to Perera, 2 runs, this time he goes for a drive to deep extra cover, Marsh runs around from long-off and makes a diving save

16.6

Samuels to Perera, 1 run, bowls a low full-toss, it is driven down to long-off for a single

Was that the impetus they badly needed?

shailesh: "Ohh man, I wonder what would be Hyderabad team's name next year."

End of over 17 (15 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 107/4 (RR: 6.29)
NLTC Perera    29* (15b 3x4 1x6)      MN Samuels    4-0-34-1
GH Vihari    4* (5b)      B Kumar    3-0-13-0

Dinda comes back

17.1

Dinda to Perera, 1 run, bowls a good yorker outside off, the batsman jams his bat down and steers it to point, but the ball goes through the fielder. Perera off strike, smart move by Mitch Marsh at point

17.2

Dinda to Vihari, no run, fuller length delivery outside off, the batsman goes for an inside out shot, misses it completely

17.3

Dinda to Vihari, 1 run, he leaps and bowls a low full toss on the stumps, the batsman just pushes it to long on to bring Perera back on strike

17.4

Dinda to Perera, no run, bowls a low full-toss wide outside off, the batsman swings and misses. He is a bit disappointed to miss out on that one

17.5

Dinda to Perera, OUT, caught at long-on! The low full-toss does the job. It is quick outside off, the batsman this time gets a bat on this but ends up hitting it high without any timing, the ball descends for long-on to take a simple catch

NLTC Perera c Pandey b Dinda 30 (23m 18b 3x4 1x6) SR: 166.66

17.6

Dinda to Vihari, FOUR, dropped by Pandey, after taking a good catch off the previous ball, Pandey drops this one and it bursts through his palms to go to the boundary. The batsman timed the length ball really well, but this should have been taken

End of over 18 (6 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 113/5 (RR: 6.27)
GH Vihari    9* (8b 1x4)      AB Dinda    3-0-20-2
A Ashish Reddy    0* (0b)      MN Samuels    4-0-34-1

18.1

Kumar to Ashish Reddy, 1 run, pitched up delivery on the stumps, the batsman gets a thick outside edge down to third-man

18.2

Kumar to Vihari, no run, a good yorker outside off and this one sneaks under the bat

18.3

Kumar to Vihari, no run, slower delivery this time, wide outside off and the batsman gets foxed by it, beaten again

18.4

Kumar to Vihari, 2 runs, short of length delivery on the body, the batsman slaps it over backward square leg

18.5

Kumar to Vihari, OUT, caught at short fine leg! Smart catch by Dinda, who palms it over his head and takes it on the second go. It was a low full toss outside off and Vihari walks across to the off side to scoop it over the fielder, but doesn't get much elevation and Dinda takes a good catch

GH Vihari c Dinda b Kumar 11 (21m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 91.66

18.6

Kumar to Ravi Teja, 1 run, another one in the block hole outside off, the batsman jams it down to third man for a single

End of over 19 (4 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 117/6 (RR: 6.15)
DB Ravi Teja    1* (1b)      B Kumar    4-0-17-1
A Ashish Reddy    1* (1b)      AB Dinda    3-0-20-2

19.1

Dinda to Ravi Teja, 1 run, bowls a quicker and fuller delivery on the stumps, the batsman drives it in the air down to long-on

Nuwan: "Hyderabad Bench looks like they are at a funeral. That can't good for the first game of the season."

19.2

Dinda to Ashish Reddy, 1 run, goes for a yorker, but it's a low full toss on off stump, the batsman punches it down the ground to long on

19.3

Dinda to Ravi Teja, 1 run, another full and fast delivery on the stumps, blocked out towards midwicket

Ravi: "Changing the team name doesn't help, but changing the players does."

Srini: "@Ravi: Did you realise that you just did a Ravi Shastri by saying that :)"

19.4

Dinda to Ashish Reddy, FOUR, another full delivery, but this one comes with some room and the batsman creams it through extra cover for much-needed rehydration

19.5

Dinda to Ashish Reddy, 1 run, full delivery on off stump, this time he drives it down to long-off

19.6

Dinda to Ravi Teja, 1 run, another good yorker, the batsman blocks it in front and calls for a quick single

That brings us to the end of an innings that never really found any wheels. There was a brief period where Perera promised to give some respectability to the total, but this is below par score here. Angelo had assessed this as a 160-170 pitch and by that assessment, Pune should be able to finish this game within sixteen overs. Well, there are four Steyn overs to look forward to.

Aditya: "@ Nuwan yess Perera wicket was last nail in the coffin"

Deep: "Given India's bowling stocks - Bhuvneshwar, Dinda, Yuvi and Rahul Sharma have all acquitted themselves well." -- I'll reserve that judgment to the time they bowl against better batsman Deep..

MrGarreth: "Don't worry Hyderabad fans, Quinton de Kock is coming." -- that doesn't sound right..

Vish: "Is "Low full toss outside off" the new Yorker? Y'day Munaf to Gayle and today Dinda to Perera. It didn't look yorkers gone wrong either." --- Slrrrp, a new-yorker, making me hungry..

Srikanth: "Can I gift 'Management for Dummies' to Sunrisers franchise?"

Padmanabhan: "@Srikanth - May I know your full name pls?" -- Haha, nice one.

American Cricket Fan: "Lets congratulate Ashish Reddy, for reaching 200 T20 runs. good job bro"

End of over 20 (9 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 126/6
DB Ravi Teja    4* (4b)      AB Dinda    4-0-29-2
A Ashish Reddy    7* (4b 1x4)      B Kumar    4-0-17-1
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Apr 5, 2013

Dale Steyn celebrates dismissing Ashok Dinda, Sunrisers Hyderabad v Pune Warriors, IPL, Hyderabad, April 5, 2013

Dale Steyn celebrates dismissing Ashok Dinda

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar's leg-stump goes for a walk, Sunrisers Hyderabad v Pune Warriors, IPL, Hyderabad, April 5, 2013

Bhuvneshwar Kumar's leg-stump goes for a walk

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