0.4 loves that! The length is considerably fuller and that's what does Finch in. Despite three fifties in the lead-up to this game, the batsman is still new at the crease today and he doesn't quite feel ready to move his feet. Bhuvneshwar's inswing exploits that. Zips through bat and pad as Finch attempts an expansive drive and bowls him neck and crop 0/1
    7.2 the large boundaries at Rajkot have made an impact. No mis-hits will fly away tonight. McCullum goes for a slog sweep once he sees the ball tossed up outside off. Made contact rather low on the bat and so ends up as a simple catch for deep midwicket 56/2
    19.2 that's straight up and comes straight down to sit in long-on's hands. It's back of a length, and its the offcutter. Those just haven't arrived on the batsman tonight. Several of them have been caught playing early and its Raina's turn in the final over when he has no choice but to slog. Top edge off the front foot pull, gone 133/6
    9.6 he's fallen to a full toss! A juicy one too, on leg stump, Karthik went for the sweep again and picks out the man at deep square leg to relative perfection. The ball thuds into Bhuvneshwar's hard hands and leaps out, but he collects the rebound safely 74/3
    13.1 had to put a lot of power on the ball, because Sran offered nothing. Bravo whirls his wrists, doesn't bother keeping the ball down despite the big boundaries and a man stationed at deep square leg. Bhuvneshwar takes it comfortably 91/4
    16.5 beautiful, and he knows it. Throws a sly little smirk at the departing batsman. The offcutter is on an inviting length - the length that makes a batsman think he can get under it and slog it away - Jaddu tries it but he is beaten for the lack of pace. The ball then dances past him and topples off stump 117/5
    19.3 and he's on a hat-trick. Takes all the pace off and plants the ball full on off stump, Nath hopes for a six over long-off but his bat face skews open and ends up behind caught at cover 133/7
    19.6 and that's the third to finish off the over. Steyn had to go, and Bhuvi made sure he couldn't go far with a legcutter. Loft down the ground carries only as far as long-on 135/8
    not out
    5 (lb 2, w 3)
    135/8 (20 Overs, RR: 6.75)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (AJ Finch, 0.4 ov), 2-56 (BB McCullum, 7.2 ov), 3-74 (KD Karthik, 9.6 ov), 4-91 (DJ Bravo, 13.1 ov), 5-117 (RA Jadeja, 16.5 ov), 6-133 (SK Raina, 19.2 ov), 7-133 (AD Nath, 19.3 ov), 8-135 (DW Steyn, 19.6 ov)
    B Kumar402947.25114020
    BB Sran403619.0053100
    Mustafizur Rahman401914.75101000
    DJ Hooda302217.3332000
    MC Henriques301705.6640010
    Bipul Sharma201015.0051000

Match Details


Sunrisers Hyderabad , elected to field first

Player Of The Match


Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50- 23.20

Match days

21 April 2016 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


Sunrisers Hyderabad 2, Gujarat Lions 0

Match Notes

Biggest for Sunrisers


Margin of wickets Sunrisers Hyderabad won this match by - their first ten-wicket win in T20s.

Centurion pair


Century stands by Warner and Dhawan in the IPL - the highest by any pair for the first wicket. No other pair has more than two such stands.

Warner's chasing form


Consecutive fifties by Warner in T20 chases; This was his fourth fifty in eight chasing innings in 2016. While batting first he has made only 48 runs in four inns in 2016.

Caging the Lions


Gujarat Lions' score in the last ten overs. They were 74 for 3 in the first ten. Only two overs went for 10-plus runs in the whole innings.

First in a long time


Number of T20 innings Raina had played between his previous T20 fifty and this one. Raina had averaged 24.12 and struck at 128.84 in these 30 innings.

Karthik's struggle


Number of innings since the last T20 fifty from Dinesh Karthik. He has made 296 runs at 14.80 since then. Last fifty was against Kings XI in 2014.

Raina completes 6000 runs


Number of batsmen who have completed 6000 T20 runs including Suresh Raina, who reached the landmark in this innings.

Finch's run ends


Number of consecutive fifties Finch had hit before this innings. He got out for a duck - fourth of his T20 career and his 1st in 32 inns - in this match.

Faulkner v Sunrisers


No. of five-wicket hauls James Faulkner has taken against Sunrisers in T20s - both of them in the 2013 IPL. He makes way for Dale Steyn in this match.