15 | 19 Runs | SRH: 161/1 | RR: 10.73

  • Jonny Bairstow80 (43b)
  • Kane Williamson8 (9b)
  • Piyush Chawla3-0-38-0
  • Sunil Narine4-0-34-0

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Khaleel Ahmed is the man of the match: Yeah, wicket was slow, starting I got hit and after that I understood how the wicket was playing. Warner and Bairstow played exceptionally well.

Kane Williamson: The two at the top have been doing it all season, hopefully they can continue, they were outstanding. To take nothing away from the first half, the bowler's came back from adversity, it was a really good effort. It's been an absolute pleasure to watch the two at the top hit the ball like that. Without a doubt Warner and Bairstow will be big losses, they are world class players, we knew at the start of the tournament that we will lose them at the back end of the tournament and new guys will come in then.

Anish: "Karthik's captaincy this season has been just as disappointing as his batting. The management really needs to look into it."

The middle-order might be a problem for the Sunrisers but at the moment Warner and Bairstow are guarding them expertly. On this occasion they added 131 in just over 12 overs -Warner reaching 500 runs for the fifth successive time - and from there Knight Riders had no way back. Their bowling has looked toothless for most of the season, with their spin trio struggling, and today, even though Kuldeep Yadav was dropped, the results weren't any better. The fielding was even poorer. They dropped Bairstow thrice and that cost them dearly.

Jonny Bairstow: The bowlers did really well to restrict them after the start they had got. Could have been chasing 200 after that start. He's (Warner) a great bloke to bat with, we run well between wickets, which helps. I think there's been a lot of chat about the middle order, unfairly so, but they haven't had too much time in the middle. Loving every bit of my first IPL.

Dinesh Karthik: 160 I thought was a par score if we bowled well. They batted really well, two world-class players, but our fielding was off the boil. Dropping Bairstow so early was always going to cost us. Every game I've been saying that we believe we can win but we were outplayed here. Our bowling has been off colour and our fielding needs big improvement. Definitely a form issue (dropping Kuldeep), he couldn't stand up for us in the last game

Chawla to Bairstow, SIX runs, finishes off in style! Length outside off this time, Bairstow goes for the slog sweep again and goes in front of square with the same result this time. Emphatic win sealed in emphatic fashion
Chawla to Bairstow, SIX runs, length on the stumps and out comes the slog sweep, struck sweetly and goes flat over the deep squareleg fence
Chawla to Bairstow, FOUR runs, length outside off, bit of width and Bairstow takes full toll, cutting it delicately late past short third-man
Chawla to Bairstow, 2 runs, length outside off, pushed to deep cover
Chawla to Williamson, 1 run, googly on middle, pushed to long-on
Chawla to Williamson, no run, full on the pads, tickled to short fine-leg

14 | 4 Runs | SRH: 142/1 (18 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 10.14, RRR: 3.00)

  • Kane Williamson7 (7b)
  • Jonny Bairstow62 (39b)
  • Sunil Narine4-0-34-0
  • Prithvi Raj3-0-29-1
Narine to Williamson, 1 run, length outside off, opens the face to steer it to short third-man's right for one
Narine to Bairstow, 1 run, short outside off, punched to deep cover
Narine to Williamson, 1 run, length on middle, pushed to long-on
Narine to Williamson, no run, length on middle, pushed to midwicket
Narine to Williamson, no run, stifled appeal for lbw as williamson plays back but would have missed leg
Narine to Bairstow, 1 run, full on middle, pushed to midwicket

13 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | SRH: 138/1 (22 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 10.61, RRR: 3.14)

  • Jonny Bairstow60 (37b)
  • Kane Williamson5 (3b)
  • Prithvi Raj3-0-29-1
  • Sunil Narine3-0-30-0
Prithvi Raj to Bairstow, 1 run, length outside off, nonchalantly steered to third-man to retain strike
Prithvi Raj to Williamson, 3 runs, slower ball outside off, Williamson punched off the backfoot, teases Russell all the way to the boundary, but he keeps it to three
Prithvi Raj to Williamson, 1 wide, short ball, angled across, Williamson watches it through to the keeper, called wide

Varun: "Even though SRH are winning this easily, they still have more to think than any other team I'm the tournament. We're in the business end of the season and all SRH batsman are yet to spend some decent time in the middle. Even if Warner and Bairstow manage to take them to playoffs, they'll be the easiest team to beat without those 2. Their think-tank has some serious decisions to make "

Prithvi Raj to Williamson, 2 runs, length outside off, rocks back and pushes it through the covers for two
Prithvi Raj to Williamson, no run, length outside off, steered to point
Prithvi Raj to Warner, OUT, finally, some luck for the debutant! It might be too late, but a massive first wicket nevertheless. Warner tried to heave this across the line, it was a slower ball and the slowness beat him as he was early into the stroke

DA Warner b Prithvi Raj 67 (63m 38b 3x4 5x6) SR: 176.31

Prithvi Raj to Bairstow, 1 run, dropped again! Length outside off, Bairstow swings across the line and it goes miles into the night sky, the fielder had ample time to get under it, and perhaps that was the problem, as by the time it arrived, he couldn't even get a hand to it