Indian Premier League - 34th match

Chennai Super Kings v Sunrisers Hyderabad

Chennai Super Kings won by 5 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)

7.57 pm

The Hyderabad openers are now out, Dhawan and de Kock. Still a minute away to check who will get the bowling rolling for the Super Kings.

7.45 pm

krvenk: "Good to see Dhoni persist with Holder. He is a good find for CSK and more matches will only lead to better performances frm him. Hv seen him play for Barbados. He can produce disconcerting bounce..."

kris: "did you note this? 6 of the 7 Indian players in CSK have played all the matches. In fact, 6 of the 7 indian players in this match also played the last year's final... How many teams have such consistency?"

vibhash: "@kris...I would say CSK do not have any variety. look at PWI. by the time tournament ends, they may have 6-7 captains to have led the side."

Teams:

SRH XI: S Dhawan, Q de Kock, H Vihari, C White, D Sammy, T Sargunam, K Sharma, AA Reddy, A Mishra, D Steyn, I Sharma

CSK XI: M Vijay, M Hussey, S Raina, S Badrinath, R Jadeja, MS Dhoni, DJ Bravo, J Holder, C Morris, R Ashwin, M Sharma

7.30 pm, Toss

Tails is the call from the visiting captain and he, Cameron White has won the toss and decided to bat first. Dhoni wanted to bat first too, but he hopes the wicket will not slow down too much.

Three changes for SRH, Dhawan comes in to the side. But he does not name the other two. Chennai are unchanged.

akash: "Whats does the pitch look like? I need to lock my fantasy team!" Didn't get to have a look at it but Dhoni reckons it will play well enough for the batsman.

Vivek Bhandari: "The 'Shikhi' boy has been doing fairly well (if not putting the stage on fire) in the past editions of IPL. I still remember how he was a certain performer for DD; however, it's good to see people expecting him a lot from him (in T20s) after his exploits in the Test match. It's a pleasant turnaround, I must say."

7.25 pm

So Krish Srikkanth was on TV for an interview and reveals that Shikhar Dhawan and Quinton de Kock will be opening the innings for Hyderabad.

vauhin: "Seeing SRH in top 4 - Im unable to recollect their wins,, could someone remind me how they got into top 4?" The results section on the site here is the best place for this sort of an issue.

Tushar: "SRK had no reason to be happy yesterday... Who will have a reson today? SRH or SRJ?? :P" I am surprised you forgot to talk about the bitter-sweet feelings for SRT!

Narsi: "@Suneer..For me, SRH is playing like a team and winning like a team. When ever I see SRH team on-field, Steyn looks like a big brother guiding his family to victory"

7.15 pm

Ramkumar: "@Sekar - He is a professional now, still if i was at his place....I would want ANiruddha to perform and SRH to win :)" You mean, you would want Aniruddha to first get selected in the 11.

Sandeep: "2 teams near the top of points table but so much difference in team strengths on paper. But again, if the game was played on paper, India should not have lost any game of cricket between 1996 and 2012 because of the strength of their side on paper. IPL VI is all set for an upset, which will kick start the CSK campaign towards the business end of the tournament and put pressure on MI, KKR and RR to bring their A game to the remaining matches"

Shankar: "Is du Plessis will be playing in todays match?... my assumption could replace Vijay" He will need to replace an overseas player.

Murtaza: "Like seriously SRH top of table? By how many runs will we have to win?" It's more of a mathematical possibility to go on top but if they win, they will at least be joint first.

7.10 pm

Hello and welcome to this, the 34th game of IPL this season and one of Chennai Super Kings or Sunrisers Hyderabad, the two teams in action tonight, could go up to the top of the points table! Suneer Chowdhary here to take you through this game and here's hoping for another close encounter!

Here's our first comment for the night and as he rightly says, it's a million-dollar question. Sekar: "Folks.. I have an Interesting question for all watching CSK Vs SRH.Anirudha is playing for CSK and his father is supporting SRH. I am wondering whom he is going to support his son's team CSK or for SRH?"

Manas Ranjan Parida: "To me CSK is clear favourite but Sunrisers HYD can create real upset with lit bot luck going their way ..Just eager to watch out this game!"

And it's some wordplay from Manoj: "Yesterday it was S-R-T phenomenon. Today it is going to be (SR without T) phenomenon #SunRisers without Thisara"

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The mustache twirler is back. It's been a while since Shikhar Dhawan's jaw-dropping Test debut against Australia, and he's been out of action since. Will he continue batting in the same vein? Won't be easy against the Chennai Super Kings. Here's our preview to Sunrisers v CSK.

Talking of Test cricket, the Switch Hit podcast is now a Hangout. In the latest episode, the team dissects the Australian squad for the Ashes. More video content to keep you engaged - yesterday's edition of The Huddle looks at the SRT phenomenon, even as Tendulkar turns 40. Bollywood star Rahul Bose was on that show, and he's today made his writing debut on ESNPcricinfo - check it out.

Dhawan's perhaps an easy choice for your Fantasy XI today. CSK are perhaps easy picks for the T20 predictor game. But this is the IPL - expect the unexpected.

0.1

Sharma to de Kock, no run, short of length from round the stumps and it sits up nicely for the batsman to hit, but is only able to pull it straight to mid-on, not for runs

0.2

Sharma to de Kock, FOUR, driven and that's gone for a four! it was fuller outside the off stump, he had the width to drive it through and he does just that, beats the cover fielder and it races to the fence

0.3

Sharma to de Kock, OUT, gone, caught, superb catch! my, my, the experiment with de Kock fails to work, it was very full and he went for a hard drive over mid-on, did not get the elevation he wanted and it flew to the right of Vijay who dives and plucks it out from thin air!

Q de Kock c Vijay b Sharma 4 (1m 3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

0.4

Sharma to Vihari, no run, short of length, on the off stump and pushed into the point region by the new man

0.5

Sharma to Vihari, 1 run, this time he affords slightly more width to the batsman who opens the face of the bat and runs it down to third-man for a single, there seemed to be a lot of bounce on that one

alankar: "Oho, was that Q de Quick...?" Been that way for three games now.

0.6

Sharma to Dhawan, 1 run, outside the off and wants to hit it on the up, gets an outside edge and it runs through to the third-man fielder for a single

End of over 1 (6 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 6/1 (RR: 6.00)
S Dhawan    1* (1b)      MM Sharma    1-0-6-1
GH Vihari    1* (2b)     

Holder to open the bowling from the other end.

Srikanth: "De Kock need curb his attacking instincts for couple of overs and settle down before going gaga gaga. Good future prospect provided right approach towards the game"

1.1

Holder to Dhawan, 1 wide, short of length, but down the leg side, Dhawan was looking to go for the hook but does not get near it and it's a wide

1.1

Holder to Dhawan, no run, shorter in length yet again and this time it's on the off stump, he is able to tape it away to the off side

1.2

Holder to Dhawan, 1 wide, and another wide down the leg-side, this was not as short, in fact it was full enough for Dhawan to attempt a flick, misses, wide called

1.2

Holder to Dhawan, 1 run, on the off and driven on the up by Dhawan, gets another outside edge that runs to the third-man area for a single

1.3

Holder to Vihari, 1 run, another one which isn't pitched in the batsman's half, easily turned away down to fine-leg for a single

Mahesh: "Has Sanga became a non-playing captain as we see in Tennis Davis cup?" And you are Mr. Bhupathi?

1.4

Holder to Dhawan, no run, opens the face of the bat but is only able to dab it away to the point fielder

1.5

Holder to Dhawan, 2 runs, up and over and almost for a four, but that's well fielded by Mohit Sharma who dives to his left and fields it, restricts it to a couple

1.6

Holder to Dhawan, OUT, gone, run-out, that's surely gone I think but we have a third-ump decision pending! Yep, that's out, Dhawan had pushed the ball into the covers and he wanted the single, the non-striker was a tad slow in responding to the call and Raina swoops down quickly and throws the stumps down at the striker's end, gone!

GH Vihari run out 2 (8m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

End of over 2 (6 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 12/2 (RR: 6.00)
S Dhawan    4* (6b)      JO Holder    1-0-6-0
     MM Sharma    1-0-6-1

2.1

Sharma to Dhawan, no run, hit on the up to one that's outside the off stump, good shot but straight to the fielder

2.2

Sharma to Dhawan, no run, skips down the pitch to try and hit it over the top but the bowler sees that quickly, and drops it short, is only able to tap it away to the off side

2.3

Sharma to Dhawan, no run, again on the up and again straight to the fielder! this is good shot-making but not enough to find the gap through the covers, straight to the fielder

2.4

Sharma to Dhawan, no run, pushed into the covers but to the fielder again, four dots to follow two good overs

2.5

Sharma to Dhawan, 1 run, he was looking to run down the pitch yet again but this time the bowler pitches it further up, almost yorks him, Dhawan pushes into the covers and runs across for a run

KK: "@Suneer...third man deciding on the run out..I see you are frantically typing....haha :)" You can't imagine! Changed that now.

2.6

Sharma to White, no run, fuller to the captain, outside the off and defended firmly into the covers

End of over 3 (1 run) Sunrisers Hyderabad 13/2 (RR: 4.33)
CL White    0* (1b)      MM Sharma    2-0-7-1
S Dhawan    5* (11b)      JO Holder    1-0-6-0

3.1

Holder to Dhawan, 4 leg byes, bouncer, pulled and for a four! that's given leg-byes which does not enthuse the batsman too much because it's come off the top edge of the bat! Am I seeing things?

3.2

Holder to Dhawan, FOUR, two in a row and there's no doubt about this one coming off the bat, short of length and pulled crisply through mid-wicket for another four

3.3

Holder to Dhawan, no run, short of length and he was looking to run it down to third-man, goes straight to Jadeja at backward point and the batsman has no option but to retreat back to his crease

3.4

Holder to Dhawan, FOUR, shorter in length yet again and easily pulled away, more like short-arm jab that rushes away through mid-wicket for a four

3.5

Holder to Dhawan, 1 run, shorter in length and on the off stump, pushed to mid-off and he's running with that shot, single for Dhawan

3.6

Holder to White, 2 runs, on the middle stump and White is able to just nudge it away through mid-wicket for a couple of runs, this looks like a good batting pitch so far, lot of bounce

End of over 4 (15 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 28/2 (RR: 7.00)
CL White    2* (2b)      JO Holder    2-0-17-0
S Dhawan    14* (16b 2x4)      MM Sharma    2-0-7-1

Third over in a row for Mohit

4.1

Sharma to Dhawan, FOUR, crashed through backward point for a four! shot sir, that's again a shimmy down the wicket, the third time he's done that to Sharma, but this time there's width created and cracked it away

4.2

Sharma to Dhawan, no run, bouncer this time, he was looking to come down again and Sharma bowls it short, it was too close to the batsman to pull away as well, which meant that he had to drop his arms down

4.3

Sharma to Dhawan, FOUR, over the top and four! he's taking on the bowlers, continuing from where he had left off against Australia, fuller on the off stump and Dhawan has no hesitation in going over mid-off

4.4

Sharma to Dhawan, 1 run, and again, skipping down the pitch with little respect for the bowler, very full and wider from Mohit, is able to dig it away to third-man, flies away as well

4.5

Sharma to White, OUT, edged and taken! yes, that's the number three gone! it was on the off stump and on a good length, he was looking to open the face of the bat, run it to the third-man region, gets an outside edge through to MSD, who takes it quite low down on his right

CL White c †Dhoni b Sharma 2 (12m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Amit Mishra at five. I am definitely seeing things tonight. But then even Piyush Chawla had come out in the middle.

4.6

Sharma to Mishra, no run, bouncer immediately and Mishra easily gets under it, even was looking for a wide there

End of over 5 (9 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 37/3 (RR: 7.40)
A Mishra    0* (1b)      MM Sharma    3-0-16-2
S Dhawan    23* (20b 4x4)      JO Holder    2-0-17-0

Ashwin comes on now.

Srikanth: ""@KK - It is not Suneer who types. He has an admin to do. Suneer just preaches! Living a life boss."" Sigh, wish life was as simple as that. Really wish!

5.1

Ashwin to Dhawan, 1 run, round the stumps, on the off stump, not too much turn and opens the face of the bat through to backward point for a quick single

5.2

Ashwin to Mishra, no run, shorter in length, tries to flick it away but there's a leg-slip in place and it goes to him

5.3

Ashwin to Mishra, no run, steps out, drives to the covers but straight to the fielder

5.4

Ashwin to Mishra, 1 run, goes for a sweep this time, it's slower and it goes to the deep square-leg area for a run

5.5

Ashwin to Dhawan, 1 run, goes down the pitch as he has so often done today, takes it on the full and drives it to long-on for a single

5.6

Ashwin to Mishra, no run, tries to move in his crease and play it through the covers, the turn beats the inside edge of the bat, goes through to the keeper

End of over 6 (3 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 40/3 (RR: 6.66)
A Mishra    1* (5b)      R Ashwin    1-0-3-0
S Dhawan    25* (22b 4x4)      MM Sharma    3-0-16-2

Holder comes back now.

6.1

Holder to Dhawan, 1 run, short of length outside the off stump, pushed into the covers and are off for a quickly taken single

Amit: "So, you're three down early. Response - send in a pinch hitter? Seriously, IPL tactics sometimes make my brain itch. I know Mishra's having a great IPL but this is just desperate."

6.2

Holder to Mishra, no run, on a good length, and on the off stump, 136.1 km/hr, tapped to the off side but to the fielder

6.3

Holder to Mishra, no run, shorter in length and he was looking to flick it away by walking to the off side, hits his thigh pad and there's a frivolous lbw appeal

6.4

Holder to Mishra, no run, bouncer and Mishra was looking to upper cut it, does not get any close to getting any bat on it, misses again

6.5

Holder to Mishra, FOUR, finally a four, not off the best of shots but the runs will help, it was a short of length ball and Mishra with only one from eight, gives room and swings hard, top-edge over the keeper for a four

6.6

Holder to Mishra, FOUR, another short one from the bowler and this is a far better shot, he pulls it through the mid-wicket region for a four

End of over 7 (9 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 49/3 (RR: 7.00)
A Mishra    9* (10b 2x4)      JO Holder    3-0-26-0
S Dhawan    26* (23b 4x4)      R Ashwin    1-0-3-0

rssampat: "@ Commentator; Do you guys seriously type still?? I though you guys might be using a speech to text converter and just hitting enter..." Yep, try doing that with Thalaivan Sargunam. Typing all the way mate.

7.1

Ashwin to Dhawan, 1 run, shorter from round the stumps, flicked away to the leg side for a single

7.2

Ashwin to Mishra, 1 run, it's slower from Ashwin this time and he easily tucks it away to the backward square-leg area for one

7.3

Ashwin to Dhawan, 1 run, stops in his action before delivering and Dhawan goes down and drives it to long-off for a single

7.4

Ashwin to Mishra, no run, fuller, on the off stump, he was probably attempting the other one and he isn't able to get it away

7.5

Ashwin to Mishra, 1 run, goes down the track, and wants to drill it through the covers, inside edge through that beats Dhoni

7.6

Ashwin to Dhawan, no run, beaten, bit of turn and that eludes the outside edge on its way to Dhoni

End of over 8 (4 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 53/3 (RR: 6.62)
S Dhawan    28* (26b 4x4)      R Ashwin    2-0-7-0
A Mishra    11* (13b 2x4)      JO Holder    3-0-26-0

Morris comes in now.

8.1

Morris to Mishra, no run, outside the off stump, not wide enough to be called one, Mishra was moving towards the leg side too and lets it go through to the keeper

8.2

Morris to Mishra, 1 run, short of length and it's flicked away to the leg side for a single this time

8.3

Morris to Dhawan, 1 run, shorter in length and it's pulled away, straight to fine-leg for a single

Dirk Nannes is not too far away from full fitness according to the commentators.

8.4

Morris to Mishra, no run, goes for a wild swing, wanted to go over mid-off, but is beaten, it was a short of length ball too

8.5

Morris to Mishra, no run, and now he tries to go over the fine-leg, he was improvising by moving to the off side but misses, easily beaten

Dhawan now having a chat with Mishra.

8.6

Morris to Mishra, 2 runs, full-toss and that's finally cut away through backward point for a couple of runs

End of over 9 (4 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 57/3 (RR: 6.33)
A Mishra    14* (18b 2x4)      CH Morris    1-0-4-0
S Dhawan    29* (27b 4x4)      R Ashwin    2-0-7-0

SatzV: "@COMMENTATOR any clue on how much are you paid for this job?" No, I have no idea about that. I don't even dare looking into my bank account.

9.1

Ashwin to Dhawan, 1 leg bye, goes down the wicket after that Time-Out but does not get to the pitch of the ball, is only able to pad it away for a single

9.2

Ashwin to Mishra, no run, leading edge and it almost carries to Badri at cover, he was running towards it but catches it on the bounce

9.3

Ashwin to Mishra, 1 run, was trying to hit it over the top again, gets it off the middle but no power and it goes to long-off this time

9.4

Ashwin to Dhawan, 1 wide, is he gone? he was looking to sweep by going down the leg side, Dhoni is unsighted but collects well and tries to whip off the bails but he's back by then

9.4

Ashwin to Dhawan, 1 run, swept away this time to the leg side for a single

9.5

Ashwin to Mishra, OUT, and the pain ends, the misery ends. Mishra's holed out! he was looking to go down the track but it was not full enough to smash it, gets it off the bottom portion of the bat, is only able to scoop over to long-on where a catch and a dance awaits. It's Bravo doing both.

A Mishra c Bravo b Ashwin 15 (22m 21b 2x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

9.6

Ashwin to Dhawan, 1 run, fuller on the off stump, pushed into the covers and away for a quick single

End of over 10 (5 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 62/4 (RR: 6.20)
S Dhawan    31* (30b 4x4)      R Ashwin    3-0-11-1
X Thalaivan Sargunam    0* (0b)      CH Morris    1-0-4-0

10.1

Morris to Dhawan, 1 run, short of length on the leg side, tapped away to the on-side for a single

10.2

Morris to Thalaivan Sargunam, no run, fuller on the off stump and driven to the off side, straight to the fielder

This is Sargunam's T20 debut.

10.3

Morris to Thalaivan Sargunam, 2 runs, short of length and on the off stump, pats it through the covers, gets one and is quickly away for the second too, that's good running between the wickets, but a direct hit from Bravo would have probably been out

10.4

Morris to Thalaivan Sargunam, no run, short of length and defended back to the bowler

10.5

Morris to Thalaivan Sargunam, 1 run, half edge, half deliberate opening of the bat, runs through to third-man for a single

Amit: "Mr Younis? 'Yes, hello, earth calling. Darren Sammy is a test centurion and can whack the ball miles'"

10.6

Morris to Dhawan, 1 run, pulled away and rushes to the fine-leg fielder, through for a single, it was a poor delivery and it could well have gone all the way, misses that one Dhawan

End of over 11 (5 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 67/4 (RR: 6.09)
S Dhawan    33* (32b 4x4)      CH Morris    2-0-9-0
X Thalaivan Sargunam    3* (4b)      R Ashwin    3-0-11-1

11.1

Ashwin to Dhawan, FOUR, reverses it for a four! it was from round the stumps and pushing towards his pads, Dhawan was able to reverse slap it away for a four

11.2

Ashwin to Dhawan, 1 run, short of length and taps it through the off side for a single

11.3

Ashwin to Thalaivan Sargunam, no run, fuller and on the middle stump, pats to the mid-on region

11.4

Ashwin to Thalaivan Sargunam, no run, bit of turn back into the bat, he was looking to defend it off the front foot, hits the pad and there's an appeal

11.5

Ashwin to Thalaivan Sargunam, 1 run, fuller and on the middle stump, pushes it to long-off for a single

11.6

Ashwin to Dhawan, FOUR, up and over and smashed away for a four through extra-cover, Dhawan's turning it on there! it was very full and it was one of the variations from Ashwin, not that it was bothering the batsman too much and he just goes through with the shot

End of over 12 (10 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 77/4 (RR: 6.41)
S Dhawan    42* (35b 6x4)      R Ashwin    4-0-21-1
X Thalaivan Sargunam    4* (7b)      CH Morris    2-0-9-0

sadiq: "Whats a par score on this pitch mate ? 155 alrite ?" Seems like a very good batting pitch so far.

12.1

Holder to Thalaivan Sargunam, 1 run, short of length on his pads, he was moving back and across, pushes it to fine-leg for a single

Muralidharan: "Many a times i wonder why raina doesnt bowl.."

12.2

Holder to Dhawan, 1 run, short of length from round the stumps, aims to cramp him up, opens the face of the bat through to the third-man region for a single

Waqar Younis reckons 150 will be a par score

12.3

Holder to Thalaivan Sargunam, no run, shorter in length and taps it away through backward point for a single

12.4

Holder to Thalaivan Sargunam, 1 run, continues bowling that short length and the batsman opens the face of the bat through to the fine third-man region for a single

12.5

Holder to Dhawan, 1 run, goes down the pitch and wants to crash it away, gets the bottom of the bat and through to third-man for a single

12.6

Holder to Thalaivan Sargunam, 1 run, there's a slip in place this time for all that opening of the bat, and this time he tries to stand up tall on his back foot and cut it, gets it to third-man alone for a single

End of over 13 (5 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 82/4 (RR: 6.30)
X Thalaivan Sargunam    7* (11b)      JO Holder    4-0-31-0
S Dhawan    44* (37b 6x4)      R Ashwin    4-0-21-1

Bravo gets the ball.

Time-out time.

Dheepak: "Fifth Bowler: Yet to be introduced... I am sure very less matches till now would have come to the 13th over with 4 bowlers..."

Pravesh Jain: "@Muralidharan : "The same reason why a great by your name doesn't play for RCB. Too many options!!!!""

Prathab: "Why dhoni still continues with Holder when he still has bravo and SIR in his hands? I am seeing things too now"

Anandha Murali MS: "why CSK using Holder..? Albi is far better than Holder, MSD note it down next match plz..!" I think Albie's still injured.

13.1

Bravo to Thalaivan Sargunam, no run, shorter outside the off stump and the batsman is only able to tap it away to the off side, straight to the point fielder

13.2

Bravo to Thalaivan Sargunam, 1 run, slower one from Bravo, opens the face of the bat and pushes it to the off side, runs across for a single

Rajesh Thomas: "Srikanth said the following when he signed Sargunam He is someone who can change the complexion of the game in Twenty20 cricket. "He can come in at No. 6 or 7 and get a quick 20 off 10 balls. "He is an attacking batsman who can be very effective in such situations." "The Sunrisers want to promote domestic cricketers who have the ability. Sargunam is one such player.""

13.3

Bravo to Dhawan, no run, short of length but this has hit Dhawan, hard at that-area-that-I-cannot-talk-about. And he's down for the count, the physio is out and the TV commentator asks what can this physio do here.

Dhawan's struggling here. He's in a lot of pain and the batsman's walking off retired. Ouch. Darren Sammy is coming on here for his IPL debut.

Bravo to his West Indian captain.

13.4

Bravo to Sammy, FOUR, short of length and Sammy's looking to hit away the first ball he faces in the IPL to the leg side, gets only a top edge and that's flown away over the keeper for a four

13.5

Bravo to Sammy, 1 run, short of good length and Sammy has his bottom hand off, gets some bat on it and it goes to the leg side, single for the batsman

13.6

Bravo to Thalaivan Sargunam, no run, fuller from Bravo for a change, after all those short ones and driven to short cover, not for runs

End of over 14 (6 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 88/4 (RR: 6.28)
X Thalaivan Sargunam    8* (14b)      DJ Bravo    1-0-6-0
DJG Sammy    5* (2b 1x4)      JO Holder    4-0-31-0

Jadeja's on

14.1

Jadeja to Sammy, no run, fuller on the off stump, driven to the short cover area

14.2

Jadeja to Sammy, SIX, whoa, whoa, whoa, that's as good as it gets on your debut, it was full enough and Sammy smacks it over the long-on for a six!

14.3

Jadeja to Sammy, no run, this is flatter now, fuller too and defended to the off side

14.4

Jadeja to Sammy, no run, short of length and tapped away to the leg side, the bowler runs across and fields

14.5

Jadeja to Sammy, 2 runs, shorter in length, flatter, quicker and it's worked away to wide long-on for a single and then he comes back for a quick second

14.6

Jadeja to Sammy, no run, again a very quick ball outside the off stump, he wants to cut it away, misses the outside the edge this time, but a better over for the Sunrisers

End of over 15 (8 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 96/4 (RR: 6.40)
DJG Sammy    13* (8b 1x4 1x6)      RA Jadeja    1-0-8-0
X Thalaivan Sargunam    8* (14b)      DJ Bravo    1-0-6-0

15.1

Bravo to Thalaivan Sargunam, 2 runs, cut it through the covers this time and they come back for the second, short of length on the off stump, and gets it away

15.2

Bravo to Thalaivan Sargunam, no run, swing, an across line hoick, but the lack of pace from Bravo beats the outside edge. In fact, tell you what, he had played it way earlier

15.3

Bravo to Thalaivan Sargunam, OUT, gone, caught and bowled and danced! yep, short again from Bravo, he was looking to pepper him with those kind of deliveries, this time he goes for a pull, gets a top edge and it's easily caught by the bowler who then shows off his never-ending dance moves

X Thalaivan Sargunam c & b Bravo 10 (28m 17b 0x4 0x6) SR: 58.82

Ashish Reddy is out there now. No Dhawan still.

Goundla Srinivas: "Another pain and misery comes to and end."

Naveen: "Sargunam's technique is very good. His elbow while playing a short length ball is very sound. He plays very straight...! Enough. Can we see some 4s and 6s plz"

15.4

Bravo to Sammy, 1 run, round the stumps to his West Indian captain, he was looking to come on the front foot but then pushes it to the off side for a single

15.5

Bravo to Ashish Reddy, no run, slower one, fuller and he had to check his stroke, only manages to tap it away to the off side

15.6

Bravo to Ashish Reddy, 1 run, quicker on a length, tries to cut it away but gets it as far as Badrinath in the covers, only a single

End of over 16 (4 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 100/5 (RR: 6.25)
A Ashish Reddy    1* (2b)      DJ Bravo    2-0-10-1
DJG Sammy    14* (9b 1x4 1x6)      RA Jadeja    1-0-8-0

Srinath: "this day is getting from bad to worse,, SRH picks random players like Sargunam, White and Kock fail again, Dhawan gets injured at crucial time, and you won't print my quotes no matter how many i send...." A light at the end of the tunnel.

Morris comes on.

16.1

Morris to Ashish Reddy, 1 run, shot there, was slapped hard but straight to the fielder at deep covers, short of length too and had room to swing arms

16.2

Morris to Sammy, FOUR, what a hard shot! that was full from Morris and Sammy gives it the full swing of his bat, and over the bowler's head too, beats the long-off fielder

16.3

Morris to Sammy, 1 run, and again, that was another big shot attempted, fuller yet again, opens his stance up and drills it back to the bowler, hits him and they are off for a single, would have hurt the bowler

16.4

Morris to Ashish Reddy, SIX, whoa, that's a six for Reddy now, short of length from Morris and he just goes for the pull, easily done and up and over the mid-wicket region for a six

16.5

Morris to Ashish Reddy, no run, very full and just outside the off stump from round the stumps, yorker-length and despite a swinging bat, he misses

16.6

Morris to Ashish Reddy, 3 runs, fullish ball on the off stump, driven down the ground towards long-off, Raina from long-on had to run across to get close to it, well fielded

End of over 17 (15 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 115/5 (RR: 6.76)
A Ashish Reddy    11* (6b 1x6)      CH Morris    3-0-24-0
DJG Sammy    19* (11b 2x4 1x6)      DJ Bravo    2-0-10-1

Dhawan's waiting in the dugout. Ready to bat.

17.1

Bravo to Ashish Reddy, 1 run, round the stumps and hits it flat, straight to Vijay at long-off, that almost looked like it was running away from the fielder

17.2

Bravo to Sammy, OUT, gone, caught at backward point! it was outside the off stump but no pace there from Bravo, he was looking to drill it through the covers, the lack of pace defeats him and the drilled stroke goes to hand, Morris grabs it easily

DJG Sammy c Morris b Bravo 19 (18m 12b 2x4 1x6) SR: 158.33

17.3

Bravo to Dhawan, 1 run, slower one and he opens the face of the bat, looks to guide it over the fielder, gets only a single

Sammy was very disappointed getting out to Bravo, almost wanted to hit the bat down in disgust.

17.4

Bravo to Ashish Reddy, 1 run, slower one and he goes for another slog, gets only an inside edge through to the deep square-leg region for a single

17.5

Bravo to Dhawan, FOUR, shot, he's come on and drilled it through the covers for a four, it was fuller and wider and he's able to get it away to the fence

17.6

Bravo to Dhawan, FOUR, and again, strikes it off the middle of the bat to bring up his first fifty this season...tell you what, it's his first game too. it was slower, fuller and driven over the extra-cover fielder for a four, better two overs for the Sunrisers

End of over 18 (11 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 126/6 (RR: 7.00)
S Dhawan    53* (41b 8x4)      DJ Bravo    3-0-21-2
A Ashish Reddy    13* (8b 1x6)      CH Morris    3-0-24-0

18.1

Sharma to Ashish Reddy, SIX, slower one, but unlike the previous ones, it is a shorter one too and he's down the track and smacks it over deep mid-wicket for another six, good shot at a crucial time

Punit: "Bravo's been one of those silent wicket-takers that has hardly been noticed but yet is right up there as a purple cap contender!"

18.2

Sharma to Ashish Reddy, 1 run, edged and runs through to the third-man fielder, Badrinath, it was on a length and he was looking to slash it away

18.3

Sharma to Dhawan, no run, was looking to drive it through the covers yet again but the lack of pace helps the bowler, gets a mistimed shot back to him

18.4

Sharma to Dhawan, 2 runs, slogs it across the line and gets it to deep square-leg, they get an easy one before coming back for the second one, well run

Boss: "Who needs superior batting? SRH are showing the IPL teams a new way to win games - make some 130+ score; they have a superior bowling attack that can defend this -- may be the pitches drying up in the Indian summer might be a concern during the later stages of the tournament?"

Pattamatta: "Perhaps Srikanth was talking about Ashish Reddy...who has ACTUALLY hit a quick 20 off 10 balls"

18.5

Sharma to Dhawan, FOUR, wow, that's a cheeky shot from a batsman who can thwack the ball hard, it was on a length on the off stump, slower one from Sharma but Dhawan was moving to the off stump and scoops it over fine-leg for a four

18.6

Sharma to Dhawan, FOUR, and another one, four through the extra-cover region, another excellent over for the Sunrisers as he smashes it through the in-field

End of over 19 (17 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 143/6 (RR: 7.52)
S Dhawan    63* (45b 10x4)      MM Sharma    4-0-33-2
A Ashish Reddy    20* (10b 2x6)      DJ Bravo    3-0-21-2

Nikhil: "@Srinath: White? random player?? The guy who helped SRH win in the super over and is the captain today?"

giri: "@Punit : Silent wicket takers , didnt you see those steps"

Kiran: "SRH into 140s? When did that happen?" In the last three overs. 43 off them.

19.1

Bravo to Ashish Reddy, 2 runs, full-toss and smashed back down the ground, Jadeja runs across from long-on and slides to stop it

Ganesh Swaminathan: "They should give out a cyan cap, another one of those hideous colors to the fielder with maximum catches. Bravo will be right up there for that as well."

19.2

Bravo to Ashish Reddy, FOUR, pulled for a four! that's an extremely well-placed shot, it was hit between the long-on and the deep mid-wicket fielders and easily bisects them

19.3

Bravo to Ashish Reddy, no run, did I just see the Helicoper unleashed by Reddy, it was fuller on the off stump and he was looking to whip it across to the leg side, goes back to the bowler

19.4

Bravo to Ashish Reddy, SIX, shot, out of here, length ball from Bravo and that's smacked, hoicked across the line over the mid-wicket region for a six to bring up only their second 150 this season

19.5

Bravo to Ashish Reddy, FOUR, and now over the off side, this is a good display of batting from Reddy, it was outside the off and he slices it over the in-field for a four

19.6

Bravo to Ashish Reddy, no run, yorker length finally to finish off the innings, he's only able to hit it back to the bowler, but what an end to the Hyderabad innings.

59 from the last four overs takes Hyderabad to 159 in their 20 overs. That's a good display from Hyderabad, now to unleash the likes of Steyn and Mishra with the ball.

Till the 16th over, it looked like another low-scorer involving Hyderabad. Then Sammy gave the side some impetus with some cracking shots before Dhawan came back to join Ashish Reddy and the duo added 43 in 16 balls. That's a good total on a good pitch, Chennai have the batting to counter it, can they?

Dhawan in an interview after the innings says, "Everything is in order" in response to a query on the injury. Good for him.

Tushar: "159/6... Same score by KKR... MI chased it down to gift a win to Sachin.. Will CSK do it for Sir Jadeja? CZ everyday is his bday...!!! :D"

arvind: "Why has Dhoni stopped using Ashwin during powerplays or death? In the middle overs the batsmen are just content to see him off and CSK's death overs are nightmarish!"

Gopal: "@Nikhil: you just misunderstood Srinath's comments because of wrong punctuation marks and grammar. With that, I end today's English lesson! :)"

End of over 20 (16 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 159/6
A Ashish Reddy    36* (16b 2x4 3x6)      DJ Bravo    4-0-37-2
S Dhawan    63* (45b 10x4)      MM Sharma    4-0-33-2
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Photos

Apr 25, 2013

M Vijay lofts down the ground, Chennai Super Kings v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL, Chennai, April 25, 2013

M Vijay lofts down the ground

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Dale Steyn went for 45 runs in four overs, Chennai Super Kings v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL, Chennai, April 25, 2013

Dale Steyn went for 45 runs in four overs

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