Indian Premier League

Rajasthan Royals v Sunrisers Hyderabad

Rajasthan Royals won by 4 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)

False start from Malik.

7.58 pm

The umpires are out in the middle, followed by Rahul Dravid and his team. A customary huddle follows.

Shikhar Dhawan opens the innings with Parthiv Patel. Vikramjeet Malik with the ball.

7.50 pm

Sanket Jogaikar: "Sitting at my desk in St. Louis, US, I am psyched about Chennai's entry to the Finale. I just hope whoever wins today and the next Qualifier lives upto a Grand expectation in the Final (Fingers crossed for Mumbai :))."

Shami: "I am in Edinburgh Scotland. Wishing best of luck to SRH. I think Waqar younis bowling tactics have got them through so far in the compitition."

Rajesh Jaiswal: "@Vidy: Hi am also in Dublin, but I am going to watch the match as a volunteer... I am excited to see the match as it would be first cricket live match of my life :)..."

Pukhraj: "@Rajesh Jaiswal - Dude don't be so excited you know our Irish weather, it might be bucketing down on the day."

Mahesh: "I think Rahul should have given a chance to Samuel Badree instead of his west indian mate Cooper..." Surprised not to see a frontline spinner in the Rajasthan side. Brad Hodge's the only guy who can roll his arm over.

7.40 pm

That time of the evening when I put this up. You can also follow this game with us on our Social Scorecard. It doesn't just have commentary, but lots of stats and also a forum to interact with other fans.

7.30 pm, Toss

Rahul Dravid and Cameron White at the toss. White says the pitch at Kotla does not look too different from the one back in Hyderabad.

White's won the toss and Hyderabad will bat first. Dravid says he was confused about whether to bat or bowl but would have batted had he won the toss.

Ishant Sharma is back for Anand Rajan, while Rajasthan have brought in Vikramjeet Malik and Dishant Yagnik.

7.25 pm

Lot of you asking about the pitch. It's going to be a different pitch used today but according to the curator, it's not going to play too differently from eysterday.

Vidy: "I'm Chennaiate, residing in Dublin. I was planning to watch the match between Ireland and Pakistan on 26th May. But, plan cancelled as CSK stormed into Grand Finale. Looking forward to see CSK's opponent." You can read what Kevin O'Brien has to say here though!

Shree: "@ Suresh: I would rather drop White who has done little and let Sammy lead the team"

Dan: "@Suresh: Drop the guy who basically won the game for you last time??? That's kind of harsh don't you think?"

Revanth: "I know you will not post comments from United states...But I want to wish Sunrisers Hyderabad all the very best!!!" Why wouldn't I?

shrek: "RR should bring in Ashok Menaria and as they have no left handers in their batting lineup, it would be ggod againt two legspinners. Also they should bring Hogg in place of Cooper"

7.15 pm

The first knock-out game of the tournament; the Sunrisers Hyderabad take on the Rajasthan Royals, in a game that will decide who plays the Mumbai Indians on Friday. Suneer Chowdhary here to take you through tonight's game.

By the time you wait for the toss, which is a good 15 minutes away, you can read the preview to tonight's game here. Or you can also look at what the BCCI's saying about the Pune withdrawal here.

James: "The captains here must be two of the most intelligent and thoughtful of all modern players. Both a credit to the game." Kumar Sangakkara's not played for some time, if he's one of who you're referring to.

Harish K: "If RR or SRH win this IPL, they will be deserved winners because they would have beaten the top 3 teams in 3 consecutive matches."

Abhishek Banerjee: "Dravid should send BJ Hodge to upper order today....!! Because he is good player against of fast bowler...!! May be provide some + for team...!!"

Suresh: "I will drop Samy for Nathan and Drop Vihari for a Reddy; Samy's medium pacers will not be helpful here and Mc Cullum could surprise. Going to be a high scoring game.."

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0.1

Malik to Patel, 1 run, leg-stump line and swinging further away, flicked away to the fine-leg fielder for a single to get off the mark

0.2

Malik to Dhawan, no run, gets his line slightly straighter this time, fuller in length too and Dhawan gets his bat and pad out and taps it to the cover fielder

0.3

Malik to Dhawan, no run, on a good length and middle stump line from over the wicket, he gets his front foot out and defends it to the off side

0.4

Malik to Dhawan, 1 run, oww, an outside edge this time that's in the air and then rolls over to the third-man region for a single

0.5

Malik to Patel, no run, length ball, not too pace on it and he wants to hit it on the up, driven straight to the short cover fielder

0.6

Malik to Patel, OUT, and gone, caught in the covers! checking for the no-ball but it looks like he's quite alright, it was on a length there and Parthiv was looking to play it across the line, gets bit of a leading edge and it goes high in the air, the fielder had to run back, stabilise himself before taking the catch

PA Patel c Samson b Malik 1 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

End of over 1 (2 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 2/1 (RR: 2.00)
     VS Malik    1-0-2-1
S Dhawan    1* (3b)     

1.1

Faulkner to Vihari, no run, short of length from over the wicket, angling away from the batsman, pushed into the covers

Rakesh: "I feel sad seeing so many guys asking to replace Cooper. Come'on guys, does he need to prove his worth in every match? He is far better than the SRH captain. You never know when White plays ; but Cooper delivers 9 out of 10 times."

1.2

Faulkner to Vihari, no run, fuller from round the stumps, changes direction this time, gets it to angle into the batsman and he defends it back to the bowler

1.3

Faulkner to Vihari, no run, fuller, outside the off stump and a good ball to drive away through the covers, gets a good shot going but straight to the fielder

1.4

Faulkner to Vihari, no run, back to over the wicket this time and it's on his pads, flicked away to square-leg, again not for runs

1.5

Faulkner to Vihari, 1 run, some bounce but angling away from the batsman, opens the face of the bat and steers it to third-man for his first run tonight

Ravi: "@Suneer - Its not only Brad Hodge who rolls over his hand as a spinner even Dravid can do so. How can you forget he got wicket of Klusener when he was in form."

1.6

Faulkner to Dhawan, no run, pulls his length back and it's outside the off stump, lets it go through to the keeper, ends a good over there

End of over 2 (1 run) Sunrisers Hyderabad 3/1 (RR: 1.50)
S Dhawan    1* (4b)      JP Faulkner    1-0-1-0
GH Vihari    1* (5b)      VS Malik    1-0-2-1

2.1

Malik to Vihari, no run, short of length, outside the off stump, defended off the back foot to the off side

Faulkner and Dhawan had a little chat. Ended with Dhawan blowing a kiss at him.

2.2

Malik to Vihari, no run, short of length and angling back into the batsman, Vihari taps it back to the bowler who dives to his right to stop it

2.3

Malik to Vihari, OUT, gone, caught, that's number two for Malik! this was short of length from the bowler and probably deserved the stroke on any other pitch, here the ball's not coming on to the bat and he went for the pull, gets it some place other than the sweet part of the bat and it lobs up gently for mid-on to gobble it...two down and in strife

GH Vihari c Cooper b Malik 1 (6m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 12.50

Oza: "what was the Malik false start? Can you please elaborate for the avid cricinfo followers who have no live access to the match, please?" He missed his run-up and went back.

2.4

Malik to White, no run, outside the off stump and quite full, gets hit bat out and defends it to the off side

2.5

Malik to White, no run, shortens his length this time and the batsman is back and defending to the off side

Again a few words between Faulkner and Dhawan

2.6

Malik to White, 3 runs, fuller on the middle stump and gently flicked away to the leg-side, should have been a single alone but Cooper misfields and they are able to come back for the second...and then a third

End of over 3 (3 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 6/2 (RR: 2.00)
CL White    3* (3b)      VS Malik    2-0-5-2
S Dhawan    1* (4b)      JP Faulkner    1-0-1-0

Faulkner continues. Watson is trying to cool things off. Dravid comes in to have a word too. Dhawan had a polite couple of sentences put in too.

3.1

Faulkner to White, no run, short of length from over the wicket and that bounces much more than all that we have seen tonight, defended off the back foot

3.2

Faulkner to White, 1 run, and now gets his length fuller outside the off stump, gets his bat out and guides it through to third-man for a single

Faulkner to Dhawan

Rajesh: " What a masterstoke by Rahul Dravid, bringing in Vikramjeet in a crucial match and Vikramjeet responding back with wickets...Rahul you are genius"

3.3

Faulkner to Dhawan, no run, fuller on the middle stump and he's skipped out and pushed it to mid-on

3.4

Faulkner to Dhawan, no run, slows the pace down this time, outside the off stump and on a length, defended to the off side

3.5

Faulkner to Dhawan, FOUR, another slower one and that's an excellent shot, he merely pushed at it and beats the mid-off fielder to his right with an ease

Dhawan gives a long stare at Faulkner after that shot and ends it with a bright smile. Faulkner does not even look at him.

3.6

Faulkner to Dhawan, 1 run, short of length on the middle stump and tucked away to fine-leg for a single

End of over 4 (6 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 12/2 (RR: 3.00)
S Dhawan    6* (8b 1x4)      JP Faulkner    2-0-7-0
CL White    4* (5b)      VS Malik    2-0-5-2

Malik continues.

4.1

Malik to Dhawan, FOUR, now that's the shot we have been waiting for, he loves playing it too, takes a couple of steps down the pitch and then opens the face of the bat and taps it through extra-cover for a four

4.2

Malik to Dhawan, no run, straighter now and short of length, the batsman can only push it back to the bowler

4.3

Malik to Dhawan, 1 run, and again, takes those couple of steps down the track, and this is not full enough, just pushes it down to mid-off for a single

4.4

Malik to White, no run, loud appeal for an lbw! it was a short of length delivery and White wanted to pull, misses it and hits the pads, but looked very high and the umpire rightly gives it not-out

4.5

Malik to White, no run, shorter on the off stump and wants to crack it through the covers, hits it straight to the point fielder

4.6

Malik to White, FOUR, superb shot that, continues to bowl shorter in length but this is slightly wider outside the off, he stands up tall and taps it down the ground, easily beats the mid-on fielder and once that happens, there's no stopp it

End of over 5 (9 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 21/2 (RR: 4.20)
CL White    8* (8b 1x4)      VS Malik    3-0-14-2
S Dhawan    11* (11b 2x4)      JP Faulkner    2-0-7-0

mojorisin: "@Rajesh: Dont you think that its a little too much of extrapolation. Vikramjeet takes wickets, and Dravid gets praised. Had he not taken them, Dravid would have been criticized for not playing spinners. Funny world."

5.1

Watson to Dhawan, no run, on the middle stump and on length too, angling slightly away from him and defended back to the bowler

5.2

Watson to Dhawan, no run, keeps it very close to the stumps here, on the off stump too and defended to the off side, was looking to play it down to third-man, gets it squarer

5.3

Watson to Dhawan, no run, length ball yet again, can only tap it through to the covers

The keeper comes up to the stumps. Pre-empting that shimmying down from Dhawan. And now he goes back.

Vikas Bandagadde: "I think Dravid Version 1.0 was stifled by Greg Chapell. Version 2.0 has been a lot aggressive and tactical."

5.4

Watson to Dhawan, 1 run, length ball on the off stump and this time his push into the covers has resulted in a single for the batsman, it's been a grind so far

5.5

Watson to White, FOUR, gone, through the point region for a four, it was short of length and on the off stump, he gives a punch off the back foot and beats the two fielders there

5.6

Watson to White, 1 run, short of length and pulled well, that seemed to have been hit off the middle but Trivedi makes a dive towards his right and fields that, a bit clumsy but in the end restricts it to one

End of over 6 (6 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 27/2 (RR: 4.50)
CL White    13* (10b 2x4)      SR Watson    1-0-6-0
S Dhawan    12* (15b 2x4)      VS Malik    3-0-14-2

6.1

Trivedi to White, no run, middle-stump line and on a length this time, he wants to flick it away but never came on and rolls over to short mid-wicket

6.2

Trivedi to White, 1 run, fuller on the middle stump and this time he's able to get the gap through the leg side for a single

Martin Jose: "@mojorisin: With Chandila & Chavan out of the team,Dravid is left with less options..Still he is doing well with available resources..That's how it should be read"

6.3

Trivedi to Dhawan, no run, swing back into the batsman, it was on the middle stump and on to his pads, taps it mid-on

6.4

Trivedi to Dhawan, 1 run, he's definitely getting some sort of movement back into the batsman, just a hint though, on the middle stump line and flicked away to the leg side

6.5

Trivedi to White, 1 run, tip and run, it was on the off stump and he gets his bat and pad together, defended it right in front of him and off they go

Rajesh: "@mojorisin: " I respect your thought but most captains would go for tested players during the league for a final XI in a knockmatch,but he taken a brave decision and i admire it""

6.6

Trivedi to Dhawan, 1 run, and again, the tip and run bit, this is 'tipped' slightly harder and it goes to the off side fielder, but they still manage to get a single

End of over 7 (4 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 31/2 (RR: 4.42)
S Dhawan    14* (18b 2x4)      SK Trivedi    1-0-4-0
CL White    15* (13b 2x4)      SR Watson    1-0-6-0

7.1

Watson to Dhawan, 1 run, inside edge but from Watson's point of view, it does not roll on to the stumps but is off to the on-side for a single, was a length ball and he was looking to defend at it

7.2

Watson to White, FOUR, hooked away for a four, White's looking in that kind of a mood that he will go after anything that he can, it was a bouncer and goes for a hook, last time he had got out playing it, this time it gets fine for four

7.3

Watson to White, no run, driven a fuller ball and straight to the short cover fielder

7.4

Watson to White, 1 run, shorter in length and outside the off stump, opens the face of the bat and steers it through to third-man for a single

7.5

Watson to Dhawan, no run, seams back into the batsman again, he was looking to defend at it and it gets an inside edge to the leg side

7.6

Watson to Dhawan, 1 run, a quick shimmy down the track and pushed into the covers for a quick single, helped no doubt by the fact that he had already taken those few steps down the pitch

End of over 8 (7 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 38/2 (RR: 4.75)
S Dhawan    16* (21b 2x4)      SR Watson    2-0-13-0
CL White    20* (16b 3x4)      SK Trivedi    1-0-4-0

8.1

Trivedi to Dhawan, 1 run, doesn't he love doing that, over and over again, he skips a couple of steps down the pitch despite the keeper being up to the stumps, chips it and almost gets to long-on, on a bounce

8.2

Trivedi to White, no run, length ball on the middle stump, wants to push at it through the leg side but straight to the fielder there

8.3

Trivedi to White, no run, slows the pace down there, was fuller too and White was looking to come down and drive it away, checks his shot in the end and it rolls over to mid-wicket

8.4

Trivedi to White, 1 run, outside the off stump and bit of seam away from the bat, drives it through the covers for a single

Rohit: "Its always a bit of gamble and luck - when a captain makes changes to a team composition. Rohit Sharma tried Munaf yesterday and the rest is history..!"

8.5

Trivedi to Dhawan, 1 run, shorter in length and he was looking to give himself some room, cramped by the movement back and can only push it to the covers

8.6

Trivedi to White, 1 run, fuller on his pads and pushes it to mid-on and they are quickly off for a single

End of over 9 (4 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 42/2 (RR: 4.66)
CL White    22* (20b 3x4)      SK Trivedi    2-0-8-0
S Dhawan    18* (23b 2x4)      SR Watson    2-0-13-0

Time-out time. And now it's Cooper.

karan: "Dravid would soon, if not already, be a sought-after speaker in the corporate circles talking about building great teams, defining roles & responsibilities, achieving together, taking a risk on talent and so on. I'm waiting for him to pen his bio, he's a rarity." You might want to read/listen to him at the Bradman Oration here. Some fine talking.

9.1

Cooper to White, no run, short of length and angling into the batsman, comes in a tad quicker than he expected and it's defended to the leg side

9.2

Cooper to White, 1 run, shorter in length and outside the off stump, opens the face of the bat and guides it to third-man for a single

9.3

Cooper to Dhawan, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump and he drives it through to long-on for a single

9.4

Cooper to White, no run, crunched, that's come off the middle of the bat, was full enough to drive it straight back, but gets his hand down in time does the bowler

9.5

Cooper to White, FOUR, flies off the edge for a four, that was deliberately played, was on a length and outside the off stump, opens the bat and plays fine to the fence

9.6

Cooper to White, no run, fuller on the off stump and driven straight to the short cover fielder

End of over 10 (6 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 48/2 (RR: 4.80)
CL White    27* (25b 4x4)      KK Cooper    1-0-6-0
S Dhawan    19* (24b 2x4)      SK Trivedi    2-0-8-0

10.1

Trivedi to Dhawan, no run, wide outside the off stump with the keeper up to the bat, Dhawan was trying to slog it over the leg side, misses

10.2

Trivedi to Dhawan, no run, short of length and outside the off stump, tries to drive it through the off side, gets it straight to point

10.3

Trivedi to Dhawan, 1 run, shortens the length and he goes down the track, chips it to long-off fielder, goes to him on a couple of bounces

10.4

Trivedi to White, 2 leg byes, on his pads and glanced it very fine, the keeper gets some hand on it but beats him through to the fine-leg fielder who has to dive, came off the pads

10.5

Trivedi to White, FOUR, slogs it across the line for a four! it was fuller on the leg stump, the attempt was to cramp him for room but he swings it over deep square-leg for a four

10.6

Trivedi to White, OUT, and now he's holed out to Cooper at wide mid-off, gone! it was on a length and he was looking to pull it across the line yet again, the ball scoops up and down to the fielder, who takes a straightforward chance

CL White c Cooper b Trivedi 31 (40m 28b 5x4 0x6) SR: 110.71

End of over 11 (7 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 55/3 (RR: 5.00)
     SK Trivedi    3-0-13-1
S Dhawan    20* (27b 2x4)      KK Cooper    1-0-6-0

JamSession: "He ain't called Jammy for no reason. he's a smooth talker." We had a JAM session in college, Just A Minute, where we were needed to talk for a minute without pausing. Was anything but smooth talking.

11.1

Binny to Sammy, no run, fuller on the off stump and drilled back to the bowler, fielded well on his follow-through

11.2

Binny to Sammy, no run, whoa, some swing that one, it on a length outside the off stump and goes away from the batsman, gets it through to point

11.3

Binny to Sammy, no run, shorter in length and out-swing yet again! he lets it go through to the keeper this time, who's up to the stumps

11.4

Binny to Sammy, no run, and leaves it alone yet again, was outside the off stump that one and swinging away

11.5

Binny to Sammy, 1 run, fuller this time and on the off stump, driven to the extra-cover area for a quickly taken single, Dravid has a shy but misses by some distance

11.6

Binny to Dhawan, 1 run, fuller on the off stump, not too much swing on that one and it's punched down to long-off for a single

End of over 12 (2 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 57/3 (RR: 4.75)
S Dhawan    21* (28b 2x4)      STR Binny    1-0-2-0
DJG Sammy    1* (5b)      SK Trivedi    3-0-13-1

James: "Suneer, talking of Dravid's Bradman ovation, I liked Gideon Haigh's start the following year: "I now find myself coming in after Rahul Dravid, a job so difficult that India has traditionally left it to Sachin Tendulkar." Dravid was on TMS recently for the India tour: excellent summariser." That was an excellent start too, undoubtedly.

Yogi: "In a traffic jam in Mumbai right now. It is anything but smooth" Let's not even get there.

12.1

Trivedi to Dhawan, 1 run, shorter in length and bit more bounce than he thought, adjusts well and tucked to the leg side for a single

12.2

Trivedi to Sammy, no run, short of length on the middle stump and tapped to the leg side

12.3

Trivedi to Sammy, 1 run, slows the pace of the delivery down, was on the leg-stump too and he can only push it to the leg side for a single

12.4

Trivedi to Dhawan, 2 runs, outside the off stump and punched that length ball and through the covers, bit of a fumble from Hodge at the sweeper fence

12.5

Trivedi to Dhawan, no run, short of length and tapped to the off side, straight to the fielder

12.6

Trivedi to Dhawan, 1 run, gets it fuller this time, pushed it to long-off for a single

End of over 13 (5 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 62/3 (RR: 4.76)
S Dhawan    25* (32b 2x4)      SK Trivedi    4-0-18-1
DJG Sammy    2* (7b)      STR Binny    1-0-2-0

Right, so the run-rate's 4.76.

13.1

Cooper to Dhawan, 1 run, goes down the track, wants to hit it inside out and Cooper spots that one, slows the pace down and he checks his shot through to wide long-off for a single

13.2

Cooper to Sammy, no run, ooh, what a ball! A West Indian to a fellow West Indian, it was on a length and he seemed to have played it off the back foot like he was looking to unwind, beats the outside edge because of the extra bounce

13.3

Cooper to Sammy, 1 run, and this time he does unwind and smacks it hard to wide long-on for a single

13.4

Cooper to Dhawan, 1 run, and another one slowed down when he saw him come down the track, gets some bat on it and loops it up to the off side, single alone

13.5

Cooper to Sammy, 1 wide, wide outside the off stump, one of the rare loose balls from RR, it was fuller and swinging away, bit quicker too as a change-up

13.5

Cooper to Sammy, 1 run, wants to tonk it hard but that one did not come on too much and it goes straight to wide long-off for only a single

13.6

Cooper to Dhawan, no run, and again, he slows it down for Dhawan, it was fuller and despite all his machinations to move around in his crease, all he can do is to drive it back to the bowler

End of over 14 (5 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 67/3 (RR: 4.78)
S Dhawan    27* (35b 2x4)      KK Cooper    2-0-11-0
DJG Sammy    4* (10b)      SK Trivedi    4-0-18-1

Siva: "Can some one please show Gas peddle to SRH players, so that they can step on it. Its not a test match between England and New Zealand where you can score under 2 runs a over and can still win the match."

14.1

Watson to Sammy, SIX, finally a connection, finally a six! it was on a length and he hits it across the line over mid-wicket for a six, muscled over despite not hitting the middle

14.2

Watson to Sammy, 2 runs, and almost a four now, was round the stumps and he was looking to flick it through the short fine-leg fielder, Trivedi dives to his left and stops it partially

14.3

Watson to Sammy, no run, wide outside the off stump, fuller too and he brings him bat down in time, tries to jam it down but misses

14.4

Watson to Sammy, no run, short of length and slightly slower, he was looking to pull it away but does not get it off the middle of the bat, on the bounce and back to the bowler

14.5

Watson to Sammy, 1 run, full-toss on the off stump and he can only hit it straight to mid-wicket for a single

SriniDasari: "Is the pitch difficult for stroke-making? Haven't seen such a sub-dued Dhawan since a long time." That and RR have bowled rather well.

14.6

Watson to Dhawan, 1 run, full-toss outside the off stump and he gets some bat on it to extra-cover, Dravid fields well but for the second time tonight he misses a direct-hit

End of over 15 (10 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 77/3 (RR: 5.13)
S Dhawan    28* (36b 2x4)      SR Watson    3-0-23-0
DJG Sammy    13* (15b 1x6)      KK Cooper    2-0-11-0

Faulkner comes on now.

15.1

Faulkner to Dhawan, 1 run, fuller, quicker and enough room to flay it through the covers, finds the middle of the bat but does not find the middle of the gap, straight to the sweeper

15.2

Faulkner to Sammy, 1 run, very fuller and on the middle stump, probably angling into too, can only tap it to the off side now

15.3

Faulkner to Dhawan, FOUR, now he gets something for himself, he was struggling to hit it straight, this time he gets himself into a position to scoop it over short fine-leg, gets a slower ball, hits it over the fielder for a four

15.4

Faulkner to Dhawan, OUT, and now he's get out to Faulkner! caught at short fine-leg! he was looking to play that same stroke, scoop over short fine-leg but this time he's hit it off the middle and straight to the fielder, gone to the same bowler he has had many a conversations with tonight

S Dhawan c Trivedi b Faulkner 33 (72m 39b 3x4 0x6) SR: 84.61

Time-out now. And post the time-out its Perera to bat.

Ankit: "Clearly Dhawan doesn't think this is a Test match or else he would be scoring much faster!!" He played rather quickly in that Test against Australia.

15.5

Faulkner to Perera, no run, bouncer and a good one too, but he ducks under it like he was waiting for it, lets it go

15.6

Faulkner to Perera, 1 wide, and again, the second bouncer of the over but this is above head high and called a wide

15.6

Faulkner to Perera, FOUR, wow, what a shot that one, was a slower one and for the second time this over, it looked like he was waiting for it too, cracks it through wide long-off for a four

End of over 16 (11 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 88/4 (RR: 5.50)
NLTC Perera    4* (2b 1x4)      JP Faulkner    3-0-18-1
DJG Sammy    14* (16b 1x6)      SR Watson    3-0-23-0

Ravinder Phogat: "@Ankit : A good Test knock from Dhawan. But wait. He plays T20 knocks in Tests!"

16.1

Cooper to Sammy, SIX, and six more to Sammy, he's swung it away and over the wide long-on region for maximum, was on a length too

16.2

Cooper to Sammy, 1 run, fuller this time, tries to get him to drive it straighter and he gets it away to long-off for a single

16.3

Cooper to Perera, 1 run, full-toss on the off stump and he's tapped it to the off side like he wants to get Sammy back on strike, single for him

16.4

Cooper to Sammy, 1 run, very full and quicker too, he jabs it down to long-off for a single

16.5

Cooper to Perera, no run, swings it, misses it and misses the stumps too! was a quicker one from him and very full too, was looking to get it over the in-field but missed

16.6

Cooper to Perera, 1 wide, poor last ball, read his intentions that he was looking to crack it away, slipped in wider but it's too wide outside the off

16.6

Cooper to Perera, SIX, yes he does, yes he swings it away, yes he gets a six! that was a fuller one and just where he wanted, in his arc, swings hard and gets it for a six

End of over 17 (16 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 104/4 (RR: 6.11)
NLTC Perera    11* (5b 1x4 1x6)      KK Cooper    3-0-27-0
DJG Sammy    22* (19b 2x6)      JP Faulkner    3-0-18-1

Amit: "Not sure why everyone is complaining about the slow scoring rate. Clearly SRH are targetting the 130s. That is the score that has won them all the games this IPL. This is a well thought plan and brilliant execution."

17.1

Watson to Sammy, SIX, slapped it over mid-wicket for a six! this was round the stump and for some reason bowled it on a length and outside the off stump, when you do that you are bound to be swung away by someone like Sammy, gets it for a six, he's charged up, the batsman

17.2

Watson to Sammy, 1 run, OUT, gone, run-out, what an effort in the field, what a throw, that's Sammy walking back! that was fuller outside the off stump, and he has to drill it through the covers, gets it to the sub fielder at sweeper, Shukla, he had to run across to his right and field it, throws it hard and flat and next to the stumps, bails are whipped off and he's out

DJG Sammy run out 29 (32m 21b 0x4 3x6) SR: 138.09

17.3

Watson to Samantray, no run, fuller again and driven to the point fielder, wants a single but is sent back

17.4

Watson to Samantray, 1 wide, down the leg-side and is called a wide there

17.4

Watson to Samantray, no run, length ball and outside the off stump, he was looking to dab it down to the third-man but misses

17.5

Watson to Samantray, 1 run, on a length and outside the off stump, tapped down to long-on for a single

17.6

Watson to Perera, OUT, edged and taken by the keeper! was a fuller, outside the off stump and he was looking to swing it away, gets an outside edge on it, easily taken by the keeper, big, big couple of wickets in that over

NLTC Perera c †Yagnik b Watson 11 (15m 6b 1x4 1x6) SR: 183.33

End of over 18 (9 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 113/6 (RR: 6.27)
     SR Watson    4-0-32-1
BB Samantray    1* (3b)      KK Cooper    3-0-27-0

18.1

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

18.2

Cooper to KV Sharma, 1 run, slower one on the leg stump and he's too early in his stroke, chipped over the leg side for a single, was in the air for some time there

18.3

Cooper to Samantray, no run, swings it and misses it, was a length ball and again, seemed a tad slower there, was way early into his stroke

18.4

Cooper to Samantray, FOUR, and now, wow, what a stroke, it was full alright and he just jabs it back, was a slower one too but tell you what, it's gone straight and hit the rope! third umpire looking at it, takes a lot of time to decide on whether it was a four or a six...in the end, he's given it a four there

18.5

Cooper to Samantray, 2 runs, and gets it high in the air yet again, took the pace off it yet again, 107 km/hr, was very early into his stroke and gets it over to the deep square leg region, the fielder runs to his right, and goes for the catch, leaps at it but falls just short of him

18.6

Cooper to Samantray, 1 run, slower outside the off stump and tapped to the covers for a single

End of over 19 (9 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 122/6 (RR: 6.42)
BB Samantray    9* (8b 1x4)      KK Cooper    4-0-36-0
KV Sharma    1* (1b)      SR Watson    4-0-32-1

Faulkner to bowl.

19.1

Faulkner to Samantray, FOUR, full-toss on his pads and that's flicked away through the square-leg region for a four

19.2

Faulkner to Samantray, no run, fuller outside the off stump, tries to jam his bat down in time get something on it, but misses, through to the keeper

19.3

Faulkner to Samantray, 1 run, OUT, fuller and quicker on the off stump, driven down to long-on for a single, Biplap wanted to come back for the second but the non-striker was having none of it, for the second time the throw is next to the stumps and gone by a mile

BB Samantray run out 14 (11m 11b 2x4 0x6) SR: 127.27

19.4

Faulkner to KV Sharma, 1 run, fullish outside the off stump, dug out to the point region for a single

19.5

Faulkner to Steyn, 2 runs, full-toss on the leg stump, that's tapped back to the bowler, who fumbles and that slows the ball down while going down to long-on, allows them to come back for the second

19.6

Faulkner to Steyn, 2 runs, fuller on the off stump and he unwinds there, gets it straight down the ground for a couple of runs, the long-off fielder dives and stops it

That's a good recovery by Hyderabad, who were 67/3 in 14 overs. Almost doubled it in the last six to get to a score they will be happier with than what it seemed at one stage. Hyderabad is known to make matches out of these low-scorers but it must be said that as difficult as the pitch looks, it was an excellent show of bowling by Rajasthan in those first 14 overs. Hyderabad will need to repeat that. Back in 10.

End of over 20 (10 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 132/7
DW Steyn    4* (2b)      JP Faulkner    4-0-28-1
KV Sharma    2* (2b)      KK Cooper    4-0-36-0
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