18 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | SRH: 130/3 | RR: 7.22

  • S Dhawan73 (55b)
  • DJG Sammy1 (1b)
  • DS Kulkarni2-0-13-1
  • SL Malinga3-0-23-0

Comprehensive performance from the Sunrisers Hyderabad. No other word to describe it. Thought it was a difficult pitch to bat on, and in all probability it wasn't the easiest. First Hyderabad bowled superbly to restrict the opposition to 129 and then the way Shikhar Dhawan batted, it barely looked like there was anything wrong with it. Mumbai remain on 12 points, while Hyderabad have also moved up to the same number from as many games.


Abhigna M: "IPL speed guns working their magic again. Kulkarni bowling at 140.8kmph! India's search for a pacer should end here!"

Pridhvi: "The two princely states still have their citadels intact"

Ali: "Sad for Pollard... well if he's not in for the next match, it could provide a millon dollar chance for Maxwell."

Pukhraj: "Sunrisers doing the Borussia Dortmund way, they literally thrashed one of the giants today." Unlike Real Madrid, Mumbai Indians never made a late comeback into the game.

Venessa: "@Pukhraj MI never was and never is a Giant in IPL . Please dont compare them to RM."

Gautham: "The points table looks so interesting.. There are 3 slots for 4 teams RR, MI, SRH and RCB to fight for.. Run rate will play huge from now on.."


Presentation quotes:

Rohit Sharma: Didn't have enough runs on the board. 10-15 runs short. SRH bowlers did a good job, bowled great areas and they restricted us well. Always good to bat on this track and wanted to put pressure on the opposition. Need to come back stronger. Important game, but it's not the end of the road for us, got six games now.

Sangakkara: We planned and prepared well and then executed well, Ishant set us up well with his three-over spell. Shikhar was outstanding, the way he batted through and then Vihari's was an important knock. Crowds have been fantastic, winning at home was important and happy to be doing that.

Ishant Sharma gets the man of the match: I am happy with the way I am bowling throughout this season. Dropping a catch is a part and parcel of the game, I think I took it too easy there, but I knew I had a job to do with the ball in the hand.


That's it then from me for this game, but hop over to the other live coverage for the Delhi v Kolkata encounter.

Kulkarni to Dhawan, 1 run, fullish yet again and driven to mid-off, they are off for a quick single, to finish it off there, easily done in the end
Kulkarni to Dhawan, 1 wide, outside the off stump, very wide outside in fact and he fails to get any bat on that, also called wide by the ump
Kulkarni to Dhawan, no run, fuller outside the off stump and driven through to short cover, again not for runs
Kulkarni to Dhawan, no run, fuller outside the off stump and he drives it straight to the point fielder, not for runs
Kulkarni to Sammy, 1 run, short of length and pulled away to fine-leg for a single
Kulkarni to Vihari, OUT, and now he's gone! short of length and pulls it straight into the hands of short mid-wicket, gone, caught! not that it will make any different here but would have been good to see him through to the victory

GH Vihari c Rayudu b Kulkarni 25 (47m 23b 2x4 0x6) SR: 108.69

Kulkarni to Vihari, no run, dropped, Pollard's dropped it at point and it looks like he's done his finger! short ball from the bowler and he was looking to pull it, the ball lobs up to the point fielder, Pollard dives in front of him and floors it, he seems to have jammed his finger there and he's off the field

17 | 8 Runs | SRH: 127/2 (3 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.47, RRR: 1.00)

  • GH Vihari25 (21b)
  • S Dhawan72 (52b)
  • SL Malinga3-0-23-0
  • Harbhajan Singh4-0-35-1
Malinga to Vihari, 1 run, short of length and he wants to hook it away, goes on the bounce to Mitchell Johnson at fine-leg
Malinga to Vihari, no run, bouncer that makes Vihari go down quickly, does it well too and lets it pass by
Malinga to Vihari, 2 runs, fuller and driven down the ground for a single, oh but wait, there's a misfield there by Chahal and they are able to come back for the second
Malinga to Vihari, FOUR, hit over the covers for a four, even Vihari joins the act now after an innings of great patience and intelligence, slices it over the covers

Sunrisers 2nd innings Partnerships

1st16S DhawanPA Reddy
2nd37KC SangakkaraS Dhawan
3rd74S DhawanGH Vihari
4th3S DhawanDJG Sammy
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