Quite articulate for an 18-year old. Can't imagine what the scenes would be like in Afghanistan. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. Quick turnaround before we're back for the second game of the evening between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders. Cheers

Rashid Khan is the Player of the Match. He has a big smile on his face as he walks in with the purple cap. "It's a positive message back home in Afghanistan. Their players have helped me. The crowd here have given me a lot of support and love. Happy to be a part of the Sunrisers. The coach and the captain asked me to bowl whenever I'm comfortable. I told them I'm happy to bowl at any stage. I thought batsmen weren't going to read my googlies and tried it, and it worked."

"Fantastic effort by the bowlers, credit to Rash," says David Warner. "I wanted to try him in the first six, and he said 'give me the ball.' He's a superstar in the making, adds great dynamics to our team. With Fizz unavailable, he's stepped up and filled the gap. One of our key strengths isn't just keeping teams to low totals but also take wickets. The one thing we try and do well is to try and chase it down early if it's a low total."

Rashid Khan dismissed Raina, McCullum and Finch in this match - a total of 7954 IPL runs between the batsmen before today. This is the second-highest such aggregate in the IPL. Dhawal Kulkarni had dismissed batsmen worth batsmen worth 8215 IPL runs in a match against RCB last season (Gayle+Kohli+Rahul+Baby), which is the highest

"We haven't put enough runs on the board," says Suresh Raina. "The Afghan legspinner bowled really well. We haven't seen much for him. This wicket was slow, we started well but then Rashid struck. Dinesh and Smith did well, but 135 wasn't going to be enough. We need to raise our bowling. If we can't do that, I don't think we deserve to finish in the top four."

SD: "Two matches, two 100+ run partnerships conceded. One lost by 10 wickets, and this one by 9 wickets. That's the sorry state of affairs with GL's bowling "attack" without Jadeja and Bravo."

This sadly has been one-way traffic. The man chiefly responsible for that is Afghanistan's Rashid Khan, who foxed Lions with the googlies and legbreaks alike to pick three wickets. Defending a modest total, Lions needed wickets, but the inexperience of their slower men cost them. David Warner and Henriques have strolled home without breaking into a sweat.

Tejas Baroka to Warner, SIX runs, in his arc and he's finished off in style. Swung away over long-on to bring up their second win in as many games. Make that 4-0 in terms of head-to-head . Warner's back in form
Tejas Baroka to Henriques, 1 run, drifting into the pads, eased to long-on
Tejas Baroka to Henriques, 2 runs, muscles the pull all along the ground to PK at deep midwicket, laboured effort. Back for the second without much fuss. Second successive fifty

15 | 5 Runs | SRH: 131/1 (5 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 8.73, RRR: 1.00)

  • Moises Henriques49 (37b)
  • David Warner70 (44b)
  • Shivil Kaushik4-0-29-0
  • Dhawal Kulkarni2-0-17-0
Kaushik to Henriques, 1 run, chops an attempted cut to point
Kaushik to Henriques, no run, sharp turn from off stump, keeps a touch low, pushed back to the bowler
Kaushik to Warner, 1 run, muscled into the long-on region, a single is all they'll get
Kaushik to Henriques, 1 run, rocks back and cuts the short delivery straight to deep point
Kaushik to Warner, 1 run, plays the short-arm jab behind square, on the bounce to deep fine leg
Kaushik to Henriques, 1 run, too short, cut away to deep point

Fazalrabi : "After Warner's excellence, is there any chance Rashid Khan will get player of the match award?" That's a no-brainer. Surely has to be Rashid

14 | 6 Runs | SRH: 126/1 (10 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 9.00, RRR: 1.66)

  • Moises Henriques46 (33b)
  • David Warner68 (42b)
  • Dhawal Kulkarni2-0-17-0
  • Tejas Baroka3-0-24-0
Kulkarni to Henriques, 1 run, length ball outside off, punched to deep point
Kulkarni to Warner, 1 run, off-cutter on middle, worked across the line to square leg

Cow Corner: "The difference between Rashid and Baroka is that Rashid was bowling at around 95 kmh which really fizzed through the surface while Baroka is bowling at under 85 which is picked easily by the batters." Trajectories, yes

Kulkarni to Warner, 2 runs, width on offer this time, punched into the gap at deep point
Kulkarni to Warner, no run, closer to the stumps, floated a touch ahead of length on off stump, solid defence
Kulkarni to Henriques, 1 run, too full but he still manages to run it down to third man through a dab

7000 runs in T20s for Warner

Kulkarni to Warner, 1 run, looks to pull over deep midwicket but toe-ends it and it falls in between the infielder and the boundary rider

Before today, Warner had hit fifty-plus scores in 16 of SRH's 25 wins in the IPL. This one is likely to be 17th in 26 wins

13 | 11 Runs | SRH: 120/1 (16 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 9.23, RRR: 2.28)

  • David Warner64 (38b)
  • Moises Henriques44 (31b)
  • Tejas Baroka3-0-24-0
  • Basil Thampi2-0-21-0
Tejas Baroka to Warner, 1 run, shapes to sweep but realises he wasn't quite to the pitch of the googly, whips it instead to deep square leg
Tejas Baroka to Henriques, 1 run, another googly, Henriques whips it with the spin to deep square leg
Tejas Baroka to Warner, 1 run, gets this to deviate off the deck from outside off, eased wide of point

Rak: "GL's NRR is really poor and this match will push it further to abysmal depths. They will surely lament their first two losses if they lose out on playoff berth due to NRR."

Tejas Baroka to Henriques, 1 run, slow turn from outside off, worked across the line to midwicket
Tejas Baroka to Warner, 1 run, punches a shortish delivery to deep point
Tejas Baroka to Warner, SIX runs, swung over the long-on boundary. Too easy. This is too full, he picks the wrong un, gets underneath the flight and boom

Captain impactful


No. of half-centuries Warner has hit in Sunrisers Hyderabad wins. They have won 26 matches in all

Top of the table


Number of T20 wickets Rashid Khan has taken in 2017, joint-highest along with Sunil Narine

Lions restrained


Number of boundaries hit by Gujarat Lions in their Powerplay. Only twice have they hit fewer

Lions can't catch a break


Head to head in favour of Sunrisers against Lions. Sunrisers won all three matches chasing and have now won all four tosses against Lions