Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

V Kohli
67(41) 4x4 - 4x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 1 1 1 0 7 13 0
DA Warner
59(46) 3x4 - 4x6
Control %50%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 0 9 0 8 2

Best performances - Bowlers

VR Aaron
O4.0
M0
R36
W2
Eco9.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
B Kumar
O4.0
M0
R27
W2
Eco6.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Commentary

It's time for the presentation. Darren Sammy "We needed a win, last game in front of these beautiful fans. Those last two overs from Bhuvi and Dale kept us in the game. Credit to our openers. We'll go to Ranchi, try for a clinical performance, hope other results go our way."

David Warner is the Man of the Match. "Different batting at the top. Wanted to bat till the end. Unfortunate run out for Shikhar, we'll have to work on that. Credit to the curators. They've produced fantastic wickets for us. We just wanted to back our instinct. Credit to Shikhar. Nice to see him dig in and get a good total after the first six."

That's it from us. Hope you enjoyed the game, and thanks for following our updates and sending in your comments.

While we wait for the presentation, you can start following tonight's other game, between Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings, here. If you can't bear to leave this page, we can tell you KKR have won the toss and chosen to field. Pat Cummins, excitingly enough, makes his IPL debut.

Rohan: "One move by RR has opened up the entire tournament! With this SRH win, 5 teams have a chance of qualifying for the playoffs; don't think the latter half of any previous edition has been as interesting as this one!"

Naman Ojha "Davy and Shikhar set the tone for us, and me and Finchy played well to get us through. Hopefully, this is the right batting order for us, because it's clicked."

Chennai Super Kings, as a result of Sunrisers' victory today, have confirmed a Playoff slot.

Virat Kohli says Royal Challengers did well to pull it back after the start Sunrisers got. He says the pitch became slightly better to bat on under lights, which they hadn't expected before the toss.

"I was looking to step up for the team," he says, about his own innings. "No contribution is good enough if you don't win the game."

Handshakes all around. This is an important win for Sunrisers. Royal Challengers, now, will have to depend on other results if they are to go through to the playoffs. They did well to score 112 from their last 10 overs, but the fact that they only scored 48 in the first 10 came back to hurt them.

19.4
2
Starc to Sammy, 2 runs, that's it! slower ball again, and Sammy gets it up and over cover, down towards the sweeper on the off side boundary. It goes bouncing down towards that fielder, giving the batsmen enough time to run the two runs they needed to win.
19.3
1
Starc to Finch, 1 run, full ball, just outside off. This is good bowling, and Finch drives it to long-off

third man and fine leg up

19.2
0
Starc to Finch, no run, ball! slower ball, yorker just outside off, and Aaron is beaten as he tries to drive it down the ground
19.1
1
Starc to Sammy, 1 run, angled across Sammy and full, hit hard but all along the ground to wide long-off

What a difference that hit from Sammy made. It was 11 needed off 8, before that shot. Now, as Starc prepares to bowl the last over, Sunrisers have four runs to get

END OF OVER:
19 | 16 Runs 1 Wkt | SRH: 157/3

  • DJG Sammy7 (2b)
  • AJ Finch10 (7b)
  • VR Aaron4-0-36-2
  • Yuvraj Singh1.4-0-10-0
18.6
1
Aaron to Sammy, 1 run, slower ball, outside off, and Sammy clubs that down to long-off
18.5
6
Aaron to Sammy, SIX runs, full, just outside off, and Sammy has launched that over the bowler for six. What a shot to play first ball!

Sammy now

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

V Kohli
67(41) 4x4 - 4x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 1 1 1 0 7 13 0
DA Warner
59(46) 3x4 - 4x6
Control %50%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 0 9 0 8 2

Best performances - Bowlers

VR Aaron
O4.0
M0
R36
W2
Eco9.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
B Kumar
O4.0
M0
R27
W2
Eco6.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Consistent

2

Number of batsmen who have five 50+ scores in this IPL - David Warner and Dwayne Smith.

At last

1

Number of half centuries scored by Shikhar Dhawan in his last 15 IPL innings

Solid start

65

Highest opening partnership for Sunrisers in this IPL before today

New ground today?

0

Number of times that SRH have scored 160+ runs in a successful chase in the IPL - they have done it twice in the Champions League though

Fave opponents

40.80

Shikhar Dhawan's batting average against RCB - his best against any franchise

Defenders?

11

Number of games that RCB have lost while defending 160+ totals - the most for any team

AB 1 Steyn 0

255

AB de Villiers strike rate against Dale Steyn in the IPL (51 runs of 20 balls)

Big-hitters?

48

The second lowest 10 over score by any team while batting first in this IPL - the lowest score (45) is also by RCB.

Big-hitters?

5

Number of times that teams have scored 25 runs or less in the Powerplay this IPL - 3 times by RCB

Not a happy time

23,22

Two out of Dale Steyn's four most expensive IPL overs have come this season

Gayle v Steyn

0

No. of sixes Gayle scored off Steyn in six IPL innings. His strike rate against Steyn is only 94 (31 off 33 balls)

Head to head

2-1

RCB's win-loss record against SRH - SRH's only win came through a Superover

Indian Premier League

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RPS1495018.0000.174
SRH1485017.0000.588
KKR1486016.0000.646
KXIP1477014.000-0.013
DD1468012.000-0.508
GL1441008.000-0.400
RCB1431007.000-1.301