Indian Premier League - 3rd match

Sunrisers Hyderabad v Pune Warriors

Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 22 runs

Ok, the teams are here.. Sunrisers have been through with their huddle, the batsmen are walking towards the middle..Robbie Uthappa on strike against Steyn

0.1

Steyn to Uthappa, no run, bowls a fuller length delivery on the leg stump, some shape on it too, defended towards the leg side

0.2

Steyn to Uthappa, 1 run, good delivery, on a length on off, it swings away and the batsman gets a thick edge to third man

Two slips in place

0.3

Steyn to Pandey, no run, length delivery on off stump, the batsman defends it back to the bowler

0.4

Steyn to Pandey, 1 run, short delivery outside off, the batsman awkwardly dabs it towards mid-on and calls for a quick single

0.5

Steyn to Uthappa, no run, beats the bat with an outswinger outside off, the batsman follows the line and it keeps going away from him

0.6

Steyn to Uthappa, no run, and another one, it goes past the outside edge again, Uthappa hangs his bat at that one

One gone, three more to come..

End of over 1 (2 runs) Pune Warriors 2/0 (125 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 2.00, RRR: 6.57)
RV Uthappa    1* (4b)      DW Steyn    1-0-2-0
MK Pandey    1* (2b)     

Ishant Sharma from the other end.. Is this the opportunity to hit out?

1.1

Sharma to Pandey, no run, short and wide outside off, the batsman tries to cut it without moving his feet, gets a bottom edge on its way to the keeper

1.2

Sharma to Pandey, no run, short of length delivery on off stump, the batsman hops on his toes and tucks it to square leg

1.3

Sharma to Pandey, no run, oh I haven't seen this in a while, Ishant pitches it on a length outside off and takes it away, it didn't go straight, the batsman lets it go..

1.4

Sharma to Pandey, no run, length delivery outside off, the batsman defends it to the off side off the back foot

1.5

Sharma to Pandey, no run, another length ball, the batsman comes forward and pushes it to extra cover

1.6

Sharma to Pandey, 1 run, length ball on the pads, the batsman goes on the back foot and works it to deep square leg for a single

End of over 2 (1 run) Pune Warriors 3/0 (124 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 1.50, RRR: 6.88)
MK Pandey    2* (8b)      I Sharma    1-0-1-0
RV Uthappa    1* (4b)      DW Steyn    1-0-2-0

2.1

Steyn to Pandey, 1 run, pitches the length ball on middle stump, some shape there too, the batsman pushes it in the gap at wide mid-on

2.2

Steyn to Uthappa, no run, short of length delivery on off stump, 140 kph, defended off the back foot

2.3

Steyn to Uthappa, no run, length delivery, another circumspect defensive poke by the batsman, plays it towards point

2.4

Steyn to Uthappa, 1 run, stays in the crease and guides the short of length delivery outside off to third man for a single

2.5

Steyn to Pandey, no run, tries to push at that outswinger without any feet movement, it beats the bat

2.6

Steyn to Pandey, no run, and another outswinger, 140 kph, beats the bat again as the batsman tries to run it down to third man

End of over 3 (2 runs) Pune Warriors 5/0 (122 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 1.66, RRR: 7.17)
MK Pandey    3* (11b)      DW Steyn    2-0-4-0
RV Uthappa    2* (7b)      I Sharma    1-0-1-0

Anoop Srinivas Bhat: "Am I dreaming? Ishant Sharma gave away only half the number of runs conceded by Steyn! :)"

3.1

Sharma to Uthappa, 1 run, back of length delivery on off stump, the batsman works it to deep square leg for a single

3.2

Sharma to Pandey, no run, oh this one cuts in to the batsman from a length, goes past the outside edge and it misses the off stump too

Manish Pandey all at sea at the moment

3.3

Sharma to Pandey, 3 runs, fuller length delivery on the middle stump line, he doesn't come forward but wrists it through midwicket for a couple

Ahmad: "Looks like Pakistan's openers struggling against South Africa attack on South African pitches in a test match. Come on Pune it's a T20 game."

3.4

Sharma to Uthappa, 2 runs, length delivery outside off, Uthappa tries to get going with a lofted drive, but doesn't get hold of it at all, it drops just over the fielder running backwards from cover point

3.5

Sharma to Uthappa, 2 runs, length delivery on the off stump, the batsman turns it behind square on the leg side and calls for a couple

3.6

Sharma to Uthappa, no run, length delivery outside off, the batsman comes forward and leans in to his drive, but pushes it straight to extra cover

Django: "@anoop Ishant is the Steyn of India!"

End of over 4 (8 runs) Pune Warriors 13/0 (114 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 3.25, RRR: 7.12)
RV Uthappa    7* (11b)      I Sharma    2-0-9-0
MK Pandey    6* (13b)      DW Steyn    2-0-4-0

4.1

Perera to Pandey, 2 runs, starts off with a short delivery on off stump, the batsman comes forward and pulls it in front of square for a quick couple of runs

4.2

Perera to Pandey, no run, back of length delivery outside off, the batsman stands tall and defends it to the off side

4.3

Perera to Pandey, 1 run, back of length delivery outside off, the batsman ramps it over the slip fielder but third man cuts it off

Someshwar: "The problem for Deccan Chargers last season was that there the second bowler was leaking runs when Steyn bowled with fire. That completely pulled off the pressure from the oppositions! The way Ishant is bowling tells me Hyderabad is not going to be that bad like last season!"

4.4

Perera to Uthappa, no run, length delivery with some width, cut hard but straight to point

4.5

Perera to Uthappa, 2 runs, length delivery on off stump, the batsman comes forward and turns it past midwicket for another couple

4.6

Perera to Uthappa, no run, uppish drive, but it drops just short of the fielder at extra cover

End of over 5 (5 runs) Pune Warriors 18/0 (109 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 3.60, RRR: 7.26)
RV Uthappa    9* (14b)      NLTC Perera    1-0-5-0
MK Pandey    9* (16b)      I Sharma    2-0-9-0

5.1

Sharma to Pandey, 1 run, length delivery on off stump, the batsman works it towards wide mid-on with a wristy shot

subbu: "@Django: but reverse engineering is not working, 'Steyn is Ishant of SA' ?"

5.2

Sharma to Uthappa, no run, charges down the pitch, but Ishant is too pacy for this kind of shot, it bounces over the bat as Uthappa is beaten

5.3

Sharma to Uthappa, 1 wide, fuller length delivery, but this is down the leg side, called a wide

kishore: "re: aditya-- sorry buddy, no balance!!!"

5.3

Sharma to Uthappa, SIX, he breaks the shackles with a lofted drive over long-off off a length ball, this one goes over the boundary easily, he just hit it with timing..

5.4

Sharma to Uthappa, 1 run, back of length delivery on off stump, he goes back and dabs it towards gully for a quick single

5.5

Sharma to Pandey, no run, length delivery outside off, the batsman comes forward and pushes it to cover

5.6

Sharma to Pandey, no run, another length ball outside off, 142 kph, the batsman defends it to cover

End of over 6 (9 runs) Pune Warriors 27/0 (100 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 4.50, RRR: 7.14)
MK Pandey    10* (19b)      I Sharma    3-0-18-0
RV Uthappa    16* (17b 1x6)      NLTC Perera    1-0-5-0

6.1

Perera to Uthappa, 1 wide, bowls a back-of-hand slower ball, but this one goes down the leg side

6.1

Perera to Uthappa, no run, tries to pull the short of length delivery, but it doesn't bounce as much as it is bowls a bit slower and goes under the bat

6.2

Perera to Uthappa, FOUR, advances makes room by moving outside leg stump and just times it inside out, just lands in inside the long-on boundary

6.3

Perera to Uthappa, FOUR, more runs now, he stays in the crease and opens the face to a wider length delivery to run it down to the third man boundary

6.4

Perera to Uthappa, no run, good ball as this one beats the bat outside off, Robin tried to defend that without getting behind it

6.5

Perera to Uthappa, OUT, action replay of the previous delivery and Robin this time succeeds to edge it to the keeper, simple chance, but it was the length that kept the batsman inside the crease. He tried to open the face while staying rooted in the crease and ended up giving a simple catch

RV Uthappa c †Patel b Perera 24 (30m 22b 2x4 1x6) SR: 109.09

Marlon Samuels strides in

6.6

Perera to Samuels, no run, similar delivery and Samuels edges it to the keeper, but this one didn't bounce much and drops short of the keeper

End of over 7 (9 runs) Pune Warriors 36/1 (91 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 5.14, RRR: 7.00)
MN Samuels    0* (1b)      NLTC Perera    2-0-14-1
MK Pandey    10* (19b)      I Sharma    3-0-18-0

Amit Mishra is the new man

7.1

Mishra to Pandey, 1 run, tossed up delivery outside off, the batsman comes forward and pushes it to cover

7.2

Mishra to Samuels, no run, fuller tossed up delivery on off, Samuels pushes it back to the bowler

7.3

Mishra to Samuels, no run, more loop in that one, it dips into the batsman who defends it down the pitch

7.4

Mishra to Samuels, no run, quicker delivery on off stump, the batsman goes on the back foot and is lucky to get an inside edge on that

7.5

Mishra to Samuels, no run, pushed through on the stumps, the batsman defends it off the back foot

7.6

Mishra to Samuels, 1 run, bowls it from wide of the crease, the batsman defends it towards point off the back foot and scampers through for a single

End of over 8 (2 runs) Pune Warriors 38/1 (89 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 4.75, RRR: 7.41)
MN Samuels    1* (6b)      A Mishra    1-0-2-0
MK Pandey    11* (20b)      NLTC Perera    2-0-14-1

8.1

Perera to Samuels, FOUR, length delivery outside off, the batsman tries to flash at that one from the crease, he gets a bottom edge past the lone slip and it runs down to the boundary

8.2

Perera to Samuels, no run, stays rooted in the crease and swings his bat at a wide length ball, gets beaten

8.3

Perera to Samuels, OUT, catching practice for first slip! What was he thinking? He stays in the crease and just opens the face to give White a simple catch at first slip. He was aiming for the third man area, but this one skims of the surface of the bat and goes fine, White takes it easily in front of his face..

MN Samuels c White b Perera 5 (6m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 55.55

Some interest in the game now.. 85 runs.. 69 balls.. Few more good overs and Sunrisers could well be back into the game..

Narayan: "What on earth are the Pune batsmen doing?? They think they are Gayle who can play slow and belt at end..."

Yuvraj Singh walks in to loud cheers..

8.4

Perera to Yuvraj Singh, no run, back of length delivery outside off, solidly defended back to the bowler

8.5

Perera to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, another back of length delivery on off, the batsman stays on the back foot and pushes it to the left of midwicket for a single

8.6

Perera to Pandey, 1 run, length delivery a bit wide outside off, the batsman takes a forward stride and pushes it to deep cover for a single

Sid: "Can we have 11 Perera in the team. I'm sure he can keep the wickets as well."

End of over 9 (6 runs) Pune Warriors 44/2 (83 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 4.88, RRR: 7.54)
MK Pandey    12* (21b)      NLTC Perera    3-0-20-2
Yuvraj Singh    1* (2b)      A Mishra    1-0-2-0

9.1

Mishra to Pandey, 1 run, tossed up delivery on the stumps, some turn for Mishra too, the batsman defends it towards gully and steals a single

9.2

Mishra to Yuvraj Singh, no run, pushed through outside off, the batsman comes forward and defends solidly

Sayeed: "@Sid... No, u can't .. only 4 foreign players allowed.."

9.3

Mishra to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, tossed up delivery on the pads, Yuvraj goes for a trademark flick through midwicket, it goes flat to the fielder in the deep who does well to keep it in

9.4

Mishra to Pandey, 1 run, flatter delivery, the batsman goes back and pushes it to long-on

9.5

Mishra to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, beautiful delivery by Mishra and Pune are digging a hole for themselves! Yuvraj started walking out of the crease and Mishra bowls a flat delivery on the pads, it grips the surface and turns down the leg side and Yuvi is left stranded as Parthiv takes the bails off in a jiffy.

Yuvraj Singh st †Patel b Mishra 2 (8m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

Big big blow that one.. Taylor is the new man

9.6

Mishra to Taylor, 1 run, flatter delivery on the pads, Taylor works it to deep square leg and they run a single. But Manish thinks about a single and leaves the crease, a quick flat throw comes from the deep and hits the stumps direct (Steyn there) and Manish Pandey has just slid his bat in...very close though

john: "This is the third match of this season. The teams are already fighting for the penultimate place."

End of over 10 (4 runs) Pune Warriors 48/3 (79 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 4.80, RRR: 7.90)
LRPL Taylor    1* (1b)      A Mishra    2-0-6-1
MK Pandey    14* (23b)      NLTC Perera    3-0-20-2

10.1

White to Taylor, no run, pushed through on off stump, the batsman dabs it on the off side

10.2

White to Taylor, 1 run, flatter and shorter outside off, some turn too, the batsman goes on the back foot and pushes it to deep cover

Mamun: "got some relief to see only 1% have taken Perera to their team."

10.3

White to Pandey, no run, tossed up delivery on off, it spins past the bat as the batsman doesn't move his feet at all

10.4

White to Pandey, no run, flatter delivery on off stump, the batsman cuts it but can't beat the fielder at point

10.5

White to Pandey, no run, flatter and shorter outside off, Manish punches it straight to cover

10.6

White to Pandey, 1 run, tossed up delivery wide outside off, the batsman stays in the crease and drives it to deep point

End of over 11 (2 runs) Pune Warriors 50/3 (77 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 4.54, RRR: 8.55)
MK Pandey    15* (27b)      CL White    1-0-2-0
LRPL Taylor    2* (3b)      A Mishra    2-0-6-1

77 runs, 54 balls..

11.1

Mishra to Pandey, no run, bowls a beautiful googly and the batsman had no idea about that, an inside edge saves him...

11.2

Mishra to Pandey, OUT, caught at point! Manish Pandey's misery is over as he goes after a conventional tossed up delivery on off stump, I am not sure what region he was targeting, but he gets a thick outside edge that lobs up high in the air for White to swallow a dolly

MK Pandey c White b Mishra 15 (53m 29b 0x4 0x6) SR: 51.72

Nayar is the new man..

Rohit Verma: "Ahh, lets give these players the benefit of confusion and accept the fact politely that the whole world access this pitch wrong!!"

11.3

Mishra to Taylor, 2 runs, tossed up delivery on the pads, the batsman works it to deep square leg to Steyn, who fires in a direct hit and the batsman take a single off the ricochet.

Niranjan: "It's god to see Pandey playing an excellent test match innings. Back to T20 mode now"

11.4

Mishra to Taylor, 1 run, pushed through on off stump, the batsman goes back and pushes it to midwicket for a single

Greg: "@Sid: Forget about 11 Pereras but you will have none in chennai!!"

11.5

Mishra to Nayar, no run, tossed up delivery on the stumps, the batsman comes forward and defends it to the leg side

Saurav: "Somewhere in Kolkata, Dada will be smiling."

11.6

Mishra to Nayar, FOUR, beautiful googly, beats the batsman and beats the keeper (who didn't read it at all), runs to the boundary for some vital runs..

Sanju Z: "With a good IPL, I can see Amit Mishra being the 2nd spinner for India's champion's trophy squad. Bowling beautifully and miles better than someone like Piyush Chawla. He has also been batting up the order for his state side to improve his batting.."

End of over 12 (7 runs) Pune Warriors 57/4 (70 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 4.75, RRR: 8.75)
AM Nayar    4* (2b 1x4)      A Mishra    3-0-13-2
LRPL Taylor    5* (5b)      CL White    1-0-2-0

Ashish Reddy comes in now..

12.1

Ashish Reddy to Taylor, 2 runs, short of length delivery wide outside off, the batsman punches it to deep extra cover for a couple

12.2

Ashish Reddy to Taylor, 1 run, another back of length delivery wide outside off, the batsman crashes it off the back foot, but straight to deep cover

12.3

Ashish Reddy to Nayar, FOUR, length delivery on the pads and Nayar flicks it in the air to the deep backward square leg boundary for a one-bounce four

12.4

Ashish Reddy to Nayar, 2 runs, short delivery, the batsman gets into a tangle as he walks across and tries to pull, he gets a top-edge that just beats the fielder at short fine-leg

12.5

Ashish Reddy to Nayar, 1 run, length ball on off stump, the batsman plays another aerial shot, this time over midwicket and it goes to the fielder in the deep afte one bounce

12.6

Ashish Reddy to Taylor, 1 run, slower delivery outside off, the batsman dabs it to point and Nayar calls for a single, Taylor is late to respond and is struggling, but the bowler was unable to gather the throw cleanly..respite

cricket simpleton: "this is the key moment of the game. ashish reddy will be either the dan christian or vinay kumar of this game. currently he is mostly leaning towards mr.christian!"

End of over 13 (11 runs) Pune Warriors 68/4 (59 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 5.23, RRR: 8.42)
LRPL Taylor    9* (8b)      A Ashish Reddy    1-0-11-0
AM Nayar    11* (5b 2x4)      A Mishra    3-0-13-2

yogi: "Perera selected by 1% and mishra by 5% and i have both of them..wohoo big move in the league at the end of the day."

13.1

Sharma to Taylor, no run, length delivery on off, the batsman comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler

13.2

Sharma to Taylor, 1 run, length delivery on off stump, the batsman dabs it to cover for a quick single

13.3

Sharma to Nayar, 2 runs, short delivery, 140 kph, the batsman somehow drags it to the leg side with an ungainly pull, the batsmen scamper back for a couple

13.4

Sharma to Nayar, no run, quick bouncer, goes past the helmet as the batsman goes for another pull

indika chathuranga: "ohh thisara.. if u took that wicket of Samuels n that night at Premadasa like today, we would have been world T20 champions. sigh.. :-("

13.5

Sharma to Nayar, 1 run, slower delivery outside off, the batsman dabs it towards point and the two take a quick single

13.6

Sharma to Taylor, no run, length delivery outside off, the batsman comes forward and drives it on the up, straight to Sanga at cover

End of over 14 (4 runs) Pune Warriors 72/4 (55 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 5.14, RRR: 9.16)
LRPL Taylor    10* (11b)      I Sharma    4-0-22-0
AM Nayar    14* (8b 2x4)      A Ashish Reddy    1-0-11-0

55 runs off six overs, two of which will come with fire from Steyn

14.1

Steyn to Nayar, 1 run, length delivery outside off, Nayar punches it down the ground, but Perera makes a diving save to keep the batsmen to a single

sridhar: "So what do I do with my two Deccan Chargers jerseys now ? Wear them to the next game perhaps!"

14.2

Steyn to Taylor, 1 run, length delivery on off stump, 146 kph (I don't trust this speed gun), the batsman pushes it to mid-on for a single

14.3

Steyn to Nayar, no run, another length delivery just outside off, the batsman throws his bat, but hits it towards cover without any timing

14.4

Steyn to Nayar, 1 run, short of length delivery outside off, the batsman slaps it back to the bowler and it goes just over Steyn's head (he was a bit slow to react though), a single to long on

14.5

Steyn to Taylor, no run, bowls a slower delivery on back of length, the batsman is through with his pull, the ball arrives much later

14.6

Steyn to Taylor, 3 runs, quick short delivery on the body, the batsman gets some bat on it as he tries to defend it, but the ball goes fine on the leg side

Raghavendra: "Aditya mobile was switched off"

End of over 15 (6 runs) Pune Warriors 78/4 (49 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 5.20, RRR: 9.80)
LRPL Taylor    14* (14b)      DW Steyn    3-0-10-0
AM Nayar    16* (11b 2x4)      I Sharma    4-0-22-0

It is Mishra

15.1

Mishra to Taylor, 1 run, he goes leg side as he always does to a tossed up delivery, doesn't get hold of it, but ends up slapping it to deep midwicket

KK: "@sridhar..sell the chargers jersey's on ebay...word is that they are a rare comodity as not many had bought them..."

15.2

Mishra to Nayar, 1 run, moves outside the leg stump and slaps the quicker delivery to deep cover

15.3

Mishra to Taylor, 1 run, loopy delivery on the middle stump, full as well, the batsman is unable to get under it and whacks it to long-on where the fielder does well to keep the batsmen to a single

15.4

Mishra to Nayar, 2 runs, quicker delivery on the pads, the batsman flicks it to deep midwicket for a couple

15.5

Mishra to Nayar, OUT, caught at extra cover! It's Nayar's turn to go now. Beautiful loopy delivery outside off stump, the batsman comes down the pitch, but has to wait a little for the ball. He tries to cane it down the ground but gets a thick leading edge that lobs up for a gently catch at extra cover for Ishant Sharma..

AM Nayar c Sharma b Mishra 19 (22m 14b 2x4 0x6) SR: 135.71

44 runs, 25 balls, How did it ever come to this? Anyway, El Capitano is the new man..

Rohit Raghavan: "Time is ripe for a Taylor blitzkrieg. Have fond memories of Taylor finishing the match off in style than putting up a good total."

15.6

Mishra to Taylor, 1 run, flatter delivery on the pads, the batsman sweeps it hard to deep backward square leg for a single

Paul: "Got to admit that (at this point) I'm eating my words......should the Sunrisers be renamed HyderaGood?!"

End of over 16 (6 runs) Pune Warriors 84/5 (43 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 5.25, RRR: 10.75)
LRPL Taylor    17* (17b)      A Mishra    4-0-19-3
AD Mathews    0* (0b)      DW Steyn    3-0-10-0

Saurabh: "Bowling choices would be interesting to watch now..!!"

naimur: "many can praise mathews' captaincy but now the batting line up looks really shaky why not send those early who can hit the ball long like M.Marsh?"

16.1

Ashish Reddy to Taylor, 2 runs, bowls a good slower ball on the stumps, the batsman dabs it in the vast space on the leg side with soft hands, easy couple

16.2

Ashish Reddy to Taylor, OUT, he has been done in! The stumps are splayed! It was the back-of-the-hand slower ball on the stumps, Taylor goes across the line towards his favourite area around midwicket, is completely beaten by that one and hears the ugly clatter from behind..

LRPL Taylor b Ashish Reddy 19 (35m 19b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

16.3

Ashish Reddy to Marsh, 1 run, length delivery outside off, the batsman comes forward and drives it to deep cover

16.4

Ashish Reddy to Mathews, 1 run, length delivery outside off, the batsman goes inside out and chips it in the air towards deep cover, luckily for him, he doesn't time it too well

16.5

Ashish Reddy to Marsh, no run, another slower delivery on the pads, the batsman adjusts late and defends it to the leg side

16.6

Ashish Reddy to Marsh, SIX, slower delivery outside off, but this is too short and Marsh lines himself up and goes with a golf swing over the bowler's head with a lot of power

End of over 17 (10 runs) Pune Warriors 94/6 (33 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.52, RRR: 11.00)
MR Marsh    7* (3b 1x6)      A Ashish Reddy    2-0-21-1
AD Mathews    1* (1b)      A Mishra    4-0-19-3

Perera comes in now..

17.1

Perera to Mathews, OUT, oh my god! Angelo runs his partner out! It was a low full-toss on off and Angelo smacks it right back at the bowler who sticks his hand out and deflects the ball back onto the stumps, Marsh was miles outside the crease. Perera takes a blow to his hands but he has sent back another batsman from this never-ending batting line up

MR Marsh run out 7 (4m 3b 0x4 1x6) SR: 233.33

Bhuvi is the new man.. He can bat a bit too..

17.2

Perera to Mathews, FOUR, he finds the boundary off a short of a length delivery, he goes for a front-arm jab and beats the man at long-on

Ravi: "That is not the Captains Knock I asked in my earlier comment :("

17.3

Perera to Mathews, 1 run, low full-toss outside off, slightly slower too, the batsman ends up pushing it towards long-on

17.4

Perera to Kumar, 1 run, slower delivery on the stumps, the batsman goes straight down the ground to long-on

17.5

Perera to Mathews, 1 run, low full-toss outside off, the batsman stretches forward and punches it to deep cover

Sam: "Josephian mafia has something to sort out now!"

17.6

Perera to Kumar, 2 runs, dropped at long-on! low full-toss on off stump is smacked right down the ground and Vihari comes forward and dives forward, spills a tough chance

End of over 18 (9 runs) Pune Warriors 103/7 (24 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 5.72, RRR: 12.00)
B Kumar    3* (2b)      NLTC Perera    4-0-29-2
AD Mathews    7* (5b 1x4)      A Ashish Reddy    2-0-21-1

Steyn it is..

18.1

Steyn to Mathews, 1 run, bowls a quick full delivery outside off, the batsman punches it to long-off

18.2

Steyn to Kumar, OUT, the leg stump takes a beating! Steyn has been spewing fire but he wasn't able to do any damage. Now he joins in the fun. Bhuvi makes room by moving outside leg but this length ball is too quick for him, the leg stump is pulled out of the ground and Bhuvi goes back with head hung low in disappointment

B Kumar b Steyn 3 (7m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Rahul Sharma is the new man, El Capitano watches the show from the other end..

18.3

Steyn to Sharma, OUT, oh no! Was this a replay! No it wasn't. Bhuvi gave a sample of what not to do, but Rahul rehearses it again, this time he loses his leg stump..

R Sharma b Steyn 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Steyn on a hat-trick

18.4

Steyn to Dinda, no run, length delivery beats the bat as the batsman hangs his bat .. misses the stumps, the batsman was actually getting away from the line of the ball

18.5

Steyn to Dinda, OUT, caught at first slip! Steyn takes three as a slash settles in the big palms of White at first slip. Steyn takes three off four deliveries, Angelo Mathews watches the ship sink at the other end, distraught..

AB Dinda c White b Steyn 0 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

So that bring us to the end of our coverage. Abhishek Purohit is giving finishing touches to his match report, so please stay tuned for that. Two games tomorrow, so we all need some rest too. Thanks for all the comments and feedback, this is Devashish Fuloria signing off. Ciao ciao.


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Presentation:

Kumar Sangakkara: "I think we spoke about in the dressing room about competing hard and scrapping through worked out in the middle, I am proud of the boys. We did well in the second half, but we were a few runs short while batting first. We can probably play a lot better than this and we need to keep our feet on the ground. It means a lot for this a new team and thanks to the fans. "

Angelo Mathews: "We started off brilliantly and the bowlers bowled well to keep them to less than 130. We were a bit slow to start the chase, lessons are learnt and we need to move on. We have got 15 more games and I have the confidence in my team."

Amit Mishra is the Man of the Match for his 3 for 19:"I am very happy with the way I bowled, I went for wickets and got success. There was a little bit of turn in the pitch and so I went for the wickets. We were short of some runs and we had no other option but to go for wickets."

Perera gets an award for hitting most sixes, Akshath Reddy gets an award for being an innovative thinker (yes it is true)..


Who saw this coming! Kris Srikkanth does an impression of 'i told you so' near the boundary, but this has been an absolute treat of a bowling exhibition. Steyn was miserly at the start, Ishant was a good support to him, then Mishra was at his best in the middle and Reddy proved his worth too. And Perera, how can you ever keep him out of the game!

Dale Steyn: "For once, good to have a winning start. The guys showed a lot of character with bat and ball. It wasn't a free-flowing wicket and all we had to do was bowl well. We bowled bloody well"

Sammy tweets:"Brilliant brilliant perfect teamwork by @SunRisers..well done simply amazing.. #neversaydie attitude in full effect..."

Vamsi: "Devastating pace statement from Steyn - shows why a bowler like him is worth every penny in the IPL."

Anusha: "Hyderabad becomes the land of midnight sun.. #almost"

Shashank Gupta: "I'm sure most of the people who predicted that PWI are going to maul the Sun Risers, are ready to go and hide their faces! Including me!"

kishore: "Sunrisers are top of the table. Take a screenshot, you wont see that again.."

Srini: "El Capitano did the right thing - remain on board till the ship sinks"

sam: "Can someone please assuage a fellow who had Pandey, Yuvraj and Angelo in his team."


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Super Kings v Mum Indians at Kolkata - May 26, 2013
Mum Indians won by 23 runs
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Mum Indians won by 4 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Royals v Sunrisers at Delhi - May 22, 2013
Royals won by 4 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
Super Kings v Mum Indians at Delhi - May 21, 2013
Super Kings won by 48 runs
Sunrisers v KKR at Hyderabad (Deccan) - May 19, 2013
Sunrisers won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Warriors v Daredevils at Pune - May 19, 2013
Warriors won by 38 runs
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Photos

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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Apr 5, 2013

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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