Match Notes

Landmark yorker

100

With the wicket of S Aravind, Ashish Nehra became the first left-arm bowler to 100 IPL wickets

Halfway there

98/2

Royal Challengers' score at the 10-over mark. At the same stage, Sunrisers were 88 for 1

Bucket hands

100

David Warner brought up a century of T20 catches when he caught Chris Gayle at long-off off Deepak Hooda

A tall ask?

215

The highest successful T20 chase at this stadium, by Royals against Chargers in 2008. Teams have twice chased down 200-plus targets here in six previous attempts.

Vintage Yuvraj

23

Yuvraj Singh brought up his fastest IPL fifty today, off 23 balls. His previous fastest was 24 balls, twice, both times for RCB.

History? What history?

8.67

Yuvraj Singh's average in Hyderabad from his six previous IPL matches at the venue

A man in form

223

Shikhar Dhawan's aggregate from his last three innings before the IPL, in the 50-over Deodhar Trophy

Expensive Watson

41

The total cost of Shane Watson's last two overs in the IPL (final over of 2016 final + first over of this match), both against Sunrisers

Can they stop him?

7

David Warner has scored half-centuries in each of his seven matches for Sunrisers against Royal Challengers

Brisk, but not belligerent

6.96

The first-innings Powerplay run rate for IPL matches in Hyderabad - on average, teams batting first are 42 for 1 after 6 overs

Win toss, bowl first

12/15

Since 2014, teams batting first have only won three out of 15 IPL matches in Hyderabad

Too close to call?

5-4

Sunrisers edge Royal Challengers in their overall head-to-head, but only narrowly.