Indian Premier League - 68th match

Sunrisers Hyderabad v Rajasthan Royals

Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 23 runs

7.58 pm

The players are all out in the middle. But before that, it's that time of the evening when I speak about it. Do check out our Social Scorecard. You can follow the commentary here, interact with other readers, and check out interesting stats and tidbits from the IPL.

7.50 pm

While you are waiting for the action to begin, here's what Harsha Bhogle has to say about the events of yesterday.

Sagar: "@DamanisShallo: If you want to balance between Test cricket and IPL, you can follow the Pakistan-Scotland ODI encounter! I'm sure not too many are aware about the game, which is going live now! :-)"

7.40 pm

Our guy Abhishek Purohit is in the stadium and says the atmosphere is carnival-like.

DamanisShallo: "Can't wait to watch this game...It was so tiring watching Eng vs NZ with a Run Rate of 2.01 ....Its already too hard to switch from IPL Mood to Test and to add to it the Run Rate has been dreadful..."

Rohan: ""Tough days for anyone who follows the game" - Beautifully put, Dravid. Cricket fans probably feeling the worst."

7.30 pm, Toss

Cameron White continues to captain. So is Rahul Dravid. Rameez Raja asks Dravid, "Couple of tough days for you?" The captain agrees and calls it tough days for everyone who follows the game.

White has won the toss and Hyderabad are batting. Dravid says he would have batted too, adds, "looks obvious."

Trivedi and Sachin Baby get a game here for Rajasthan. No changes in the Hyderabad side.

7.20 pm

The Rajasthan Royals will be in action and a lot of eyes will be on them after what transpired yesterday. Against them will be a side, Hyderabad, which needs to win this one to enhance their chances of getting into the playoffs. Suneer Chowdhary here to take you through this one tonight, the 68th game of the Indian Premier League 2013.

Narayanan KV: "Hope Sunrisers win this game with a good margin which can help their NRR...Sunrisers are best placed to be in the playoffs with their last game happening on Sunday against KKR which will tell them what to do to ensure a place in the play offs."

suku: "A great chance for SRH to get into playoffs. All they need to do is win the couples of games left and make it. No one else is going to help them out unless they do it themselves. Come on Guys do it for the Hyderabad franchise."

jnjb: "suneer yaar be a sport man, be a bit quick.." I ain't no Dale Steyn.

Shyam: "Hi Suneer, Definitely a difficult day for RR and a huge task on captain to bring the team to focus. I personally felt cricinfo is doing a good job by not allowing anyone to comment on the articles. Otherwise a sea of bashers will be on act. Lets wait for the final verdict and at the moment lets enjoy the game."

0.1

Hodge to Patel, no run, round the stumps, on his pads, shorter in length, and pulled to squareleg

0.2

Hodge to Patel, no run, very full, right up to the bat from round the stumps and drilled to the short cover

0.3

Hodge to Patel, no run, looks to go down the track but he cramps him for room and flicked away to short fine-leg

0.4

Hodge to Patel, 1 run, fuller on the middle and tapped away to short mid-wicket for the first run of the evening

Hari: "suneer i guess its easy for you and your team to work on days of SRH matches...oh my god...its dead silence here...no comments...where has everyone gone...watching ENG vs NZ test match...???"

0.5

Hodge to Dhawan, 1 run, fuller on the middle stump and it's gently tapped to deep mid-wicket for a single

0.6

Hodge to Patel, 1 run, on a length outside the off stump and he taps it to the point fielder, they are off for a quick single

End of over 1 (3 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 3/0 (RR: 3.00)
PA Patel    2* (5b)      BJ Hodge    1-0-3-0
S Dhawan    1* (1b)     

Anupam: "England 232 in 112 overs, Pakistan 231 in 50 overs. I will be happy if the pattern continues and SRH score 230 in 20 overs."

1.1

Faulkner to Patel, OUT, bowled him, inside edge and PP's gone! was short of length outside the off stump and he was trying to steer it down to third-man, gets only an inside edge on to the stumps and it's rattled

PA Patel b Faulkner 2 (4m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

1.2

Faulkner to Vihari, no run, fuller on the off stump and driven to mid-off

1.3

Faulkner to Vihari, no run, whoa, beaten, this was on a length, not as full and he was looking to defend at it but he was neither forward nor back and goes through

1.4

Faulkner to Vihari, 1 leg bye, and that's a quicker on his pads, thuds into his pads and rolls over to the leg side for a single

1.5

Faulkner to Dhawan, no run, fuller on the off stump line and he goes for a whacking drive, but it's a packed field on that side and goes to Baby

1.6

Faulkner to Dhawan, OUT, and gone again! two wickets for Faulkner, Dhawan's hit it straight to the point fielder, two down! was on a length and the batsman was looking to drive it on the up, gets the outer half of the bat and it runs to the right of the point fielder

S Dhawan c Rahane b Faulkner 1 (7m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

End of over 2 (1 run, wicket maiden) Sunrisers Hyderabad 4/2 (RR: 2.00)
     JP Faulkner    1-1-0-2
GH Vihari    0* (3b)      BJ Hodge    1-0-3-0

2.1

Watson to Vihari, no run, shorter in length and on the off stump, defended back to the bowler

They need a resurrection here.

2.2

Watson to Vihari, no run, ooh, that's angled back into the batsman and it keeps quite low, defended back to the bowler, off the toe of the bat

Gaurav Manchanda: "During Commentary, Ramiz Raza just said "Vihari is having a good season this time". Someone should go & tell him that Vihari's strike rate in this IPL is just 93."

2.3

Watson to Vihari, 1 run, on his pads and tucks it away to fine-leg for a single to get off the mark off his sixth ball

Mohnish: "Faulkner gets the Opener. Rhymes. Enough for this to get published?"

2.4

Watson to White, OUT, gone, third wicket, White's hooked it to fine-leg! was a short of length delivery and it was White's first delivery, he seemed to have gone for the hook rather reflexively and hits it to the fielder, who had to move a little to his left and take it high, does well!

CL White c Trivedi b Watson 0 (3m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

2.5

Watson to Vihari, no run, outside the off stump and moving away from the bat, lets it go through to the keeper

Sai Pratap: "How rarely do we see 2-wicket maiden hauls in 2 consecutive days!!??? Yesterday by Sandeep Sharma & today by James Faulkner. I want to see it someone doing for RCB against Chennai (A crazy RCB fan :) )"

2.6

Watson to Vihari, no run, ooh, almost an edge, it was swinging away from the bat and looks to fish away from the body, misses the outside edge through to the keeper

End of over 3 (1 run) Sunrisers Hyderabad 5/3 (RR: 1.66)
GH Vihari    1* (8b)      SR Watson    1-0-1-1
BB Samantray    0* (0b)      JP Faulkner    1-1-0-2

3.1

Faulkner to Samantray, no run, and again, misses the outside edge, was a length ball and angling away from the bat, there was no foot movement and he hung his bat out to dry, no nick though

3.2

Faulkner to Samantray, no run, bouncer and he goes under, good, surprise delivery and well played too, went under it pretty nicely

3.3

Faulkner to Samantray, no run, short of length outside the off stump and he's pushed it to the covers

23 wickets for Faulkner so far.

raj: "@guarav: 2 man of the matches are enough to say good season for a young man i think."

3.4

Faulkner to Samantray, 1 wide, another bouncer which has gone down the leg-side for a wide, that was swinging away from the batsman who was looking to hook it away, missed

First run off Faulkner

3.4

Faulkner to Samantray, 1 run, outside edge and it rushes away to the third-man fielder for a single

3.5

Faulkner to Vihari, 1 run, outside the off stump and on a good length, gets his bat and pad out, pushes it through backward point for a single

3.6

Faulkner to Samantray, no run, slower one on his pads and he wants to flick it away, the slowness of the delivery beats the bat and it rolls over to the leg side

End of over 4 (3 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 8/3 (RR: 2.00)
BB Samantray    1* (5b)      JP Faulkner    2-1-3-2
GH Vihari    2* (9b)      SR Watson    1-0-1-1

Tambe's on.

Ishan Jain: "This match is a replica of the previous encounter of these two teams..Faulker picked up two wickets in his 1st over last time too..Need Sammy to fire now"

4.1

Tambe to Vihari, 1 run, shorter in length and turning away, easily tapped away to the leg-side for a single

4.1

Tambe to Vihari, 1 run, ooh, he was looking to go after Sid there, the ball never came on to the bat and he jabs it to long-on for a single

4.2

Tambe to Samantray, no run, fuller on his pads this time, wants to flick it away but hits his pads

4.3

Tambe to Samantray, FOUR, up and over, that was on the off stump, right in the slot, he moves away to give himself room and despite the turn away, gets it over the field

4.4

Tambe to Samantray, 1 run, on his pads, slightly quicker and tucked it to square-leg for a single

4.5

Tambe to Vihari, no run, quicker, the top-spinner probably, angles in and hits his pads, was looking to flick it away but misses

4.6

Tambe to Vihari, 1 wide, down the leg side, again not too much turn, flatter too and called a wide

4.6

Tambe to Vihari, 2 runs, outside the off stump and he opens the face of the bat and guides it through backward point for a couple of runs

End of over 5 (9 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 17/3 (RR: 3.40)
GH Vihari    5* (12b)      PV Tambe    1-0-9-0
BB Samantray    6* (8b 1x4)      JP Faulkner    2-1-3-2

5.1

Watson to Samantray, no run, short in length on the off stump, was looking to tap it away to the off side, does it too but it's not in the gap

5.2

Watson to Samantray, 1 run, angles back into the batsman, was on a good length but does not come on too quickly and he pushes it to square-leg for a single

Suresh Kumar: "Think SRH have pulled a leaf out of england book as they are scoring 2 runs per over. SRH,you have picked the wrong book mate..." And Ross Taylor seems to have found his IPL form in England.

5.3

Watson to Vihari, 1 run, length ball, cramping him for any room, straighter too and he has no option but to play it in front of the pads and flick it to the leg side for a single

5.4

Watson to Samantray, 1 run, slightly shorter in length and nurdled away to the mid-wicket fielder for a single

5.5

Watson to Vihari, 1 run, slightly fuller this time and driven to wide mid-on for a single this time

5.6

Watson to Samantray, no run, short of length and gets bit of nip back, was looking to play it away to the leg side but is beaten, hits the pads and rolls over to the off side, not for runs

End of over 6 (4 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 21/3 (RR: 3.50)
BB Samantray    8* (12b 1x4)      SR Watson    2-0-5-1
GH Vihari    7* (14b)      PV Tambe    1-0-9-0

Lowest score in the first six overs, joint with Delhi.

6.1

Binny to Vihari, 2 runs, shorter in length and swinging away, he comes down the track and drives it through the covers

Last ball last over, Samantray was out of the crease when the throw came in from the point fielder and hit the stumps. There was no appeal for it!

6.2

Binny to Vihari, 1 run, opens the face and guides it to third-man for a run

6.3

Binny to Samantray, FOUR, and that's the second boundary of the innings, on a length and moving away from the batsman, deliberately gets it fine to third-man for a four

6.4

Binny to Samantray, no run, shorter in length outside the off, pushes it into the covers

6.5

Binny to Samantray, no run, and he continues to swing away from the batsman, gets it straight to the point fielder where Rahane fields well

6.6

Binny to Samantray, 2 runs, slower ball and fuller too, easily picked by the batsman and on-driven through to wide long-on for a couple

End of over 7 (9 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 30/3 (RR: 4.28)
BB Samantray    14* (16b 2x4)      STR Binny    1-0-9-0
GH Vihari    10* (16b)      SR Watson    2-0-5-1

7.1

Tambe to Vihari, no run, fuller on the off stump and defended off the front foot to the off side

7.2

Tambe to Vihari, 1 run, up and over, was looking to play it through extra-cover but gets it as far as wide long-off for a single

7.3

Tambe to Samantray, 1 leg bye, down the leg side, he was looking to flick it away, got sucked into going down for a drive, gets a pad on it, else was a chance for a stumping

7.4

Tambe to Vihari, no run, defended to the off side off one that's up to the bat

7.5

Tambe to Vihari, 1 run, fuller on the off stump and he sweeps it away, drilled straight to the deep mid-wicket fielder

7.6

Tambe to Samantray, 1 run, fuller on the middle stump, was looking to defend at it and the inside edge rolls over to the mid-wicket area, gets a single

End of over 8 (4 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 34/3 (RR: 4.25)
BB Samantray    15* (18b 2x4)      PV Tambe    2-0-12-0
GH Vihari    12* (20b)      STR Binny    1-0-9-0

Prakash: "This Stuart binny reminds me of the veteran indian all roundar robin singh. He was the last proper all rounder India had I suppose.." You mean medium-pace all-rounder. No Pathan?

GARUDA: "I don't understand how fielders can make the noob mistake of not appealing. Bowlers appeal for everything that hits the pad no matter what, fielders should do that too."

8.1

Trivedi to Samantray, no run, short of length outside the off and he wants to push it away, gets an inside edge but luckily for him it's far from the stumps

8.2

Trivedi to Samantray, 1 run, on his pads this time and that's flicked to deep square-leg for a single

8.3

Trivedi to Vihari, 2 runs, edged and it runs away to the fine third-man fielder where Watson comes around and rips it in, close to the stumps but the batsman's in by then

8.4

Trivedi to Vihari, no run, fuller outside the off stump and driven straight to the short extra-cover fielder

Chetan Agrawal: "Its good to give youngsters opportunites, but why do SRH alwayz use Sammy n Perera as pinch hitters ? they too can be given time to build the innings !"

8.5

Trivedi to Vihari, 2 runs, slower one outside the off stump and that's flicked away to wide long-on for a couple of runs

8.6

Trivedi to Vihari, 1 run, quicker on his pads, on the middle stump actually but he was moving across and is able to push it away to the leg side for a single

End of over 9 (6 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 40/3 (RR: 4.44)
GH Vihari    17* (24b)      SK Trivedi    1-0-6-0
BB Samantray    16* (20b 2x4)      PV Tambe    2-0-12-0

It's that time of the match. Time-out.

Charan: "Pathan actually is a bowler. More like Agarkar than Robin Singh." When he came on, he was compared to Kapil Dev. Umm, come to think of it, so was Ajit Agarkar.

Abhiram: "Robin Singh was far better batsmen compared to Irfan Pathan.....a better bowler too I think."

9.1

Cooper to Vihari, 1 run, shorter in length and not too pacy, pushed to the leg side for a single

cricket simpleton: "@chetan : Thisarra perera has proved many times wrong when he is sent to build an innings. He did not last more than 10 balls in all such situations. Where as when he is in at the 15th over after a decent score.. he does his best to double the projected score."

9.2

Cooper to Samantray, no run, pitches a lot fuller this time and that's tapped down to mid-on

9.3

Cooper to Samantray, 1 run, short of length outside the off stump and easily opens the face of the bat and plays it down to third-man for a single

9.4

Cooper to Vihari, 1 run, wants to play a shot in anger, was full enough to go for it, but gets an outside edge through to third-man

9.5

Cooper to Samantray, FOUR, slower one, in fact it's so slow he actually adjusted his shot, done well too, at the 11th hour, he rolls his wrist over a deft touch through to fine third-man

9.6

Cooper to Samantray, 1 run, fuller on the off stump and driven to long-on for a single

End of over 10 (8 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 48/3 (RR: 4.80)
BB Samantray    22* (24b 3x4)      KK Cooper    1-0-8-0
GH Vihari    19* (26b)      SK Trivedi    1-0-6-0

sreekanth: "Everybody saying Robin singh is a better batsman than pathan doesn't make any sense.The only shot robin singh played successfully is a slog sweep.May be he is way better in commitment the way he fielded.Used to give his 100 percent"

10.1

Trivedi to Samantray, 1 run, on his pads, he gives himself room to move towards the leg side and drives it to mid-on for a single

10.2

Trivedi to Vihari, no run, poor shot that, was on a length and he was looking to pull it without going on his back foot, gets some bounce too and beats the outside edge

10.3

Trivedi to Vihari, OUT, leading edge and caught! it was on his pads and he was looking to flick it away to the leg side, the ball did not seem to come on to the bat and the leading edge goes quite high there, comes down safely into the laps of Baby

GH Vihari c Sachin Baby b Trivedi 19 (39m 28b 0x4 0x6) SR: 67.85

10.4

Trivedi to Samantray, no run, ooh, beaten, it was outside the off stump and seems to have kept low, beats the outside edge

sadat: "if you are comparing irfan with robin, let me be precise. Irfan & robin singh share the bating average of around 25. while bowling is concerned irfan has 176 scalps while robin is no where near 69 wickets in odis.& test matches??forget it guys. irfan is faar better than robin"

10.5

Trivedi to Samantray, no run, fuller on the off stump and driven down to mid-off

10.6

Trivedi to Samantray, 2 runs, slower one, on the middle-stump and tucked away to the leg-side for a couple of runs, it's the fine-leg who has to come around to field that one

End of over 11 (3 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 51/4 (RR: 4.63)
BB Samantray    25* (28b 3x4)      SK Trivedi    2-0-9-1
DJG Sammy    0* (0b)      KK Cooper    1-0-8-0

JD: "Agarkar in his prime was a force to reckon with. He got Jayasuriya out 9 times and troubled Gayle too. I remember Gayle writing in his column for the Times of India as to where is Ajit Agarkar after he was left out of the test team even after having a brilliant ODI series in Wi in 2006"

11.1

Tambe to Sammy, no run, shorter in length and he is looking to go back and give it a tap, hits it to mid-off

11.2

Tambe to Sammy, 2 leg byes, down the leg side, was quicker and did not turn too much, beats the bat but seems to have come off the pads according to the umpire

11.3

Tambe to Sammy, 1 run, shorter in length and punched down to long-on for a single

11.4

Tambe to Samantray, FOUR, up and over short extra-cover for a four, there was this shot attempted earlier but this one comes off the middle of the bat and goes to the fence

11.5

Tambe to Samantray, 2 wides, poor ball down the leg side, it was quite wide there and the keeper is lucky it was a loopy, slower one, gets his hand on it

11.5

Tambe to Sammy, no run, ooh, beaten, fuller and spun away, he was looking to defend at it, beats the outside edge

11.6

Tambe to Sammy, 1 run, slows it down considerably that one, straighter one and he manages to get some bat on it to the leg side for a single

End of over 12 (10 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 61/4 (RR: 5.08)
DJG Sammy    2* (5b)      PV Tambe    3-0-20-0
BB Samantray    29* (29b 4x4)      SK Trivedi    2-0-9-1

Maddy: "@Sadat: You should also consider the age at which they played. Irfan played when he was a prodigy. Robin singh played most games when he was well into the 30s. Irfan can still do a job in ODIs, and I do feel he is a better all-rounder. But stats can be misleading :)"

12.1

Trivedi to Sammy, 1 run, length ball on the of stump and he has a nice flair going for him while driving it through to deep covers, single though

12.2

Trivedi to Samantray, 1 run, was looking to cramp him for room, was on his pads this time and flicked away to deep square-leg for a single

12.3

Trivedi to Sammy, 2 runs, slower one and he waits on it, taps it through square-leg for a single and by the time Faulkner runs into the ball, they come back for the second

12.4

Trivedi to Sammy, 1 run, as looking to go back that time and probably unwind, but quickly brings his bat down when he sees its fuller, tapped to the leg side for a single

12.5

Trivedi to Samantray, 1 run, shorter in length and that's pushed down to long-on for a single

Santhosh: "Sadat: The number of games both these batsmen played were different and the conditions in which they were played were entirely different too. It would be fair to compare the averages.. In terms of batting Robin Singh was better.. WRT bowling Irfan takes it away.. But wait, Robin Singh was referred to as an All Rounder while Irfan was called "Bowling All Rounder""

12.6

Trivedi to Sammy, 2 leg byes, on his pads and not quick enough, was looking to play it away to deep square-leg but misses, the keeper fumbles as well and it rolls over for a couple of leg-byes

End of over 13 (8 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 69/4 (RR: 5.30)
DJG Sammy    6* (9b)      SK Trivedi    3-0-15-1
BB Samantray    31* (31b 4x4)      PV Tambe    3-0-20-0

13.1

Cooper to Samantray, 1 run, fuller, slower and he drives it down the ground for an easy single

13.2

Cooper to Sammy, FOUR, tonked, that's hit hard as you can get on this pitch without getting a six, was slower one too and he clears the front leg and smashes it over the bowler

13.3

Cooper to Sammy, 2 runs, on a length and he tucks it down to deep square-leg, not hit too hard and they come back for the second, the throw was a poor one and Samson has to dive to collect it

13.4

Cooper to Sammy, 1 run, and wants to give that one a fair thwack as well, was looking to swing it again but can only drive it down to long-on for a single

13.5

Cooper to Samantray, no run, shorter in length, slower in pace and he hams his bat down, loops up to the point fielder

13.6

Cooper to Samantray, SIX, wow, that's a fair thwack! it was on the shorter side alright but he does not move his feet at all, just stands and then delivers it over the deep mid-wicket field

End of over 14 (14 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 83/4 (RR: 5.92)
BB Samantray    38* (34b 4x4 1x6)      KK Cooper    2-0-22-0
DJG Sammy    13* (12b 1x4)      SK Trivedi    3-0-15-1

14.1

Trivedi to Sammy, 1 run

14.2

Trivedi to Samantray, 1 leg bye, on his pads this time and quicker too, was looking to flick it away but hits his pads and rolls away for a leg-bye

14.3

Trivedi to Sammy, 1 leg bye, and again, they seem to have decided they will go after Sid but for now they are not getting it away too well, wasn't too quick and he wanted to pull it away, does not get his timing

14.4

Trivedi to Samantray, 2 runs, moves across to the leg side and he flicks it over the leg side for a couple of runs, Faulkner throws it at the non-striker's end but misses the stumps, thought it was out had it hit

14.5

Trivedi to Samantray, 1 run, shorter in length and tucked away to the square-leg for a single this time

14.6

Trivedi to Sammy, 1 run, and now wanted to go down the track but he takes the pace off the ball, needs to check his shot and it rolls over to square-leg for a single

End of over 15 (7 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 90/4 (RR: 6.00)
DJG Sammy    15* (15b 1x4)      SK Trivedi    4-0-20-1
BB Samantray    41* (37b 4x4 1x6)      KK Cooper    2-0-22-0

An all-rounder to bowl. Watson.

15.1

Watson to Sammy, 1 run, and thumped over the bowler's head, it was a length ball and he hits it to the straightish long-on fieder

15.2

Watson to Samantray, FOUR, edged for a four, it's come off the bottom of the bat there, and its beaten the keeper, short of length and he gives it his all, gets only a thin edge to the fence

15.3

Watson to Samantray, 1 run, slows the pace down and he opens the face of the bat through to the third-man

Kapil: "This SRH team comes back from worst possible situations really, scores 130 and wins the match.. 6/3 they were and could have easily lost the way but some how are back in the game again here..."

15.4

Watson to Sammy, 1 run, whoa, what a ball, that was one of the best yorkers you would see, pacy and in the batting crease, Sammy had to get his bat down in time there

15.5

Watson to Samantray, 1 run, and now a shorter one, was probably looking for the yorker again but this one pegs him back, was looking to pull it away but gets a top-edge

15.6

Watson to Sammy, SIX, he gets it off the middle now, length ball and Sammy gives it his all, over the deep mid-wicket area for a maximum!

End of over 16 (14 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 104/4 (RR: 6.50)
DJG Sammy    23* (18b 1x4 1x6)      SR Watson    3-0-19-1
BB Samantray    47* (40b 5x4 1x6)      SK Trivedi    4-0-20-1

Time-out's done

16.1

Faulkner to Samantray, 1 run, short of length on the leg stump, pats it to the square-leg for a single

16.2

Faulkner to Sammy, OUT, wants to go over the top but is caught! that's on a length and he wants to smack it over the long-off fielder, gave himself some room too there but does not come off the middle and Hodge takes a very good catch coming in

DJG Sammy c Hodge b Faulkner 23 (29m 19b 1x4 1x6) SR: 121.05

16.3

Faulkner to Samantray, 1 leg bye, on his pads but this is quite full and he tries to flick it away, hits pads and rolls over for a leg-bye

16.4

Faulkner to Perera, 2 runs, fuller on the off stump and easily driven to the wide long-off region, they get a single and put the pressure on the fielder for the second, Cooper misfields and they come back

16.5

Faulkner to Perera, 2 runs, yet again he's bowled right up to the bat, probably a touch slower and he's hit it to wide long-off for a couple

Faulkner now has the Purple Cap.

16.6

Faulkner to Perera, 1 run, fullish on the middle stump and punched down to long-off for a single

End of over 17 (7 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 111/5 (RR: 6.52)
NLTC Perera    5* (3b)      JP Faulkner    3-1-9-3
BB Samantray    48* (42b 5x4 1x6)      SR Watson    3-0-19-1

17.1

Cooper to Perera, 2 runs, full-toss, quicker and outside the off stump, punched to wide long-off and would you believe it, Watson's midfielded that one too, couple of runs now

17.2

Cooper to Perera, 1 run, fuller on the off stump and punched down the ground for a single

17.3

Cooper to Samantray, 2 runs, that's a poor delivery, full-toss outside the off stump and he opens the face of the bat and hits it through to the deep covers, gets a couple of runs to bring up his maiden 50, well done!

17.4

Cooper to Samantray, FOUR, full-toss again, outside the off stump, and he has smashed it through extra-cover to the fence, good, good shot

17.5

Cooper to Samantray, 1 run, keeps it pitched right up to the bat and that's tapped down to long-on for a single

Sreepathi: "Why everyone support SRH today? No support for Rajastan or is the moderator himself is supporting SRH. Anyway , I'm with you Dravid. Go on."

17.6

Cooper to Perera, 1 run, outside edged through to third-man, he was looking to unwind as you would expect, wasn't quite in his slot and the outside edge runs to third-man for a single, Hodge was rushing in and manages to get his hand in the way

End of over 18 (11 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 122/5 (RR: 6.77)
NLTC Perera    9* (6b)      KK Cooper    3-0-33-0
BB Samantray    55* (45b 6x4 1x6)      JP Faulkner    3-1-9-3

18.1

Faulkner to Perera, 2 runs, outside the off stump and the batsman throws his bat at it, gets bit of an outside edge and it rolls over to square third-man

18.2

Faulkner to Perera, 1 run, well bowled that, very full and does not give him any room to swing his arm, the bowler gets down in time to field that one

18.3

Faulkner to Samantray, OUT, caught, at long-on, fourth one for Faulkner! was a slower one from back of the hand, it seems to have gripped and his aggressive shot it defeated by the lack of pace, does not get as much power as he would have liked and it's gone to Cooper, who takes a decent catch there

BB Samantray c Cooper b Faulkner 55 (71m 46b 6x4 1x6) SR: 119.56

Elvis Joseph: "@Sreepathi "The support for SRH is to see RCB out of the qualifiers :-D, nothing against Royals, they are already through!""

18.4

Faulkner to Perera, 1 wide, outside the off stump, quite outside in fact and that's given a wide

18.4

Faulkner to Perera, 2 runs, full-toss, angling back into the batsman and he tries to slog it over the mid-wicket region, it can go only over the bowler, not too quick and they are able to come back for the second

18.5

Faulkner to Perera, 1 run, fuller outside the off and can only drill it to long-off for a single

18.6

Faulkner to Steyn, OUT, bowled him, five-for James Faulkner, his second of this IPL and against the same opponent! this was a very full ball, and on the middle stump, Steyn was looking to play it across the line and misses, the stump gets a fair hit and it's lying on the ground

DW Steyn b Faulkner 0 (3m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

End of over 19 (7 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 129/7 (RR: 6.78)
     JP Faulkner    4-1-16-5
NLTC Perera    15* (10b)      KK Cooper    3-0-33-0

What a spell. Best figures ever this IPL.

19.1

Cooper to Perera, 1 run, fuller outside the off and he's drilled it down to long-off for a single

ps: "Sense of deja vu anyone? Faulkner got his fiver with the last ball in that match too"

19.2

Cooper to KV Sharma, 2 runs, was looking to go across to outside the off stump and then it was bowled further outside the off, gets an outside edge and it lobs up to the deep cover fielder, dropped there I think

19.3

Cooper to KV Sharma, 1 bye, wants to hit away again but misses, they come across for a bye

19.4

Cooper to Perera, 1 run, fuller and wants to muscle it away, hits it straight to long-off for a single

19.5

Cooper to KV Sharma, 2 runs, OUT, out, run-out! slower delivery and he's not going to stop going after it, the slowness beats him too and it's gone high but it's in the gap between the long-off and deep cover, both the fielders converge, one of them, Binny stops it on the bounce and flicks it to the other, Baby, who rips a strong throw at the non-striker's end where the bails are whipped off, the batsmen were going for the third and is run-out!

KV Sharma run out 4 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

19.6

Cooper to Perera, OUT, slower on the middle stump and he cannot hit it too well, off the toe of the bat back to the bowler who lobs it back at the non-striker's end where the batsman has taken a start and is easily run-out

A Mishra run out 0 (1m 0b 0x4 0x6) SR: -

Just 7 off the last over, 46 off the last five overs, which means that they have gotten themselves to 136/9 in their 20 overs. Good knock from Biplab trumped slightly by Faulkner's five-wicket haul.

Prasad: "Best figures ever in IPL? Then what about Sohail Tanvir's figures in the first IPL! Watch what you type, mate :)" Read read! This IPL mate.

Harish Nimmala: "Perera has a strike rate of 140 without scoring a single boundary...interesting"

chandu: "Mitchell Johnson, Bollinger, Nannes, Starc and now Faulkner.. Aus has delivered wonderful left hand fast bowlers in last 10 years."

madhu: "@Starc - apart from Strac all are heros in IPL only, Hope Faulkner succeds in International level"

Taha: "I have a slim hope for sunrisers as they've been defending under 140 totals with ease. Hope they come good again today. Fingers crossed."

Harsha: "@Chandu:Please don't forget my favourite Nathan Bracken mate"

Ravinder Phogat: "I took 5 players from SRH in my fantasy team, and know what 3 of them out on ZERO..:(" 5 players from SRH? Is that possible?

End of over 20 (7 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 136/9
NLTC Perera    17* (13b)      KK Cooper    4-0-39-0
     JP Faulkner    4-1-16-5
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