7.21pm Gujarat Lions dominated the game for one quarter. 25%. Sunrisers won three-fourths of the game and have cruised past the Lions to move to the playoffs. The chase didn't begin as well as Sunrisers would have liked. But Warner, with Vijay Shankar's able company, shepherded a tricky chase in relatively easy fashion. Lions haven't bowled well all season, and today was no exception.


Mohammad Siraj is the Man of the Match: In a pressure match, I got the Man of the Match. Wicket was slow, that's why had to take pace off the ball. Bhuvi bhai tells me what to bowl."

David Warner: 'Would have been (a shame if Sunrisers didn't make it). They got a flier, I was scratching my head there for a second. When we got wickets back to back, it showed the wicket was slowing a bit. Credit to the bowlers, Siraj, the way they brought it back was fantastic. Some fantastic bowling units around in the country. Shows what talent you have here, especially in the T20s and ODIs. Get a little bit of luck, trying to bat with each other. A bit of pressure on us to make that top four. 100%, but we knew two quick wickets. It's about not worrying about the next couple of games, take each game as it comes. Keep backing our skills."

Suresh Raina: "We don't have those good experienced bowled, credit to other teams who executed their plans really well. This year was a learning point. Thanks to all the Gujarat fans, Kanpur has always been good for us. Disappointing season. The groundstaff work so hard in the heat. We didn't bat well."

Ankit Soni to Warner, FOUR runs, 86 kph, lovely finish. Flight on middle, Warner gets underneath the length and lifts the ball right over the bowler for four. That means Sunrisers move to the next stage of the IPL, they've qualified for the playoffs. A fist-pump from Warner.

The previous highest total without a six was RPS' 153 v KXIP last year

18 | 12 Runs | SRH: 154/2 (1 run required from 12 balls, RR: 8.55, RRR: 0.50)

  • Vijay Shankar63 (44b)
  • David Warner65 (51b)
  • Pradeep Sangwan4-0-37-0
  • Praveen Kumar4-0-22-2
Sangwan to Shankar, no run, good finish. A yorker outside off, dug out towards the keeper

1 more to book a spot in the playoffs

Sangwan to Shankar, FOUR runs, is that the first six of the innings? Is that the match? A short delivery outside off, Shankar pulls and finds the gap. The ball bounces a few inches in front of the boundary. Still no six

Only the third innings ever in which Sunrisers haven't hit one. They've won both the previous instances and are set to keep that record intact here.

Sangwan to Shankar, 2 runs, a low full toss on leg, worked to square leg for a couple. Nath dives to his left ans saves two, good stop
Sangwan to Shankar, FOUR runs, wow. Saw midwicket was more towards square leg so put the ball where midwicket should have been. Flicked his wrists, dragged that stroke into the gap. Awesome

There's 600 IPL runs for Warner this season. His consistency has been astounding

Sangwan to Warner, 1 run, full on off, tailing back in. Driven to the sweeper cover for a run
Sangwan to Shankar, 1 run, on the pads, flicked to deep square leg for a run

Gujarat Lions spinners have taken a combined nine wickets this season - Jadeja has taken five of those. The spinners of all other teams, barring the Daredevils (15), have taken a minimum of 25 wickets.

17 | 7 Runs | SRH: 142/2 (13 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.35, RRR: 4.33)

  • David Warner64 (50b)
  • Vijay Shankar52 (39b)
  • Praveen Kumar4-0-22-2
  • Ravindra Jadeja3-0-19-0
Kumar to Warner, FOUR runs, drifts down leg. Would have been wide had Warner not got bat on that, but he did. A fine tickle past fine leg for four.
Kumar to Warner, no run, runs down and converts a length delivery into a yorker. Can only jam that away towards cover
Kumar to Warner, 2 leg byes, off the pads this time. Full down leg, off the pad down to fine leg for a couple. Karthik dives to his right but can only get a glove on it

Riik: "I think the NRR is beyond the scope of catching up for SRH even if there is a washout in Kolkata!"

Sunrisers 2nd innings Partnerships

1st20S DhawanDA Warner
2nd5MC HenriquesDA Warner
3rd133DA WarnerV Shankar