884dThe Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Bhuvneshwar five-for trumps Vohra's 95

A five-wicket haul from Bhuvneshwar Kumar won Sunrisers Hyderabad a tight game against Kings XI Punjab despite a 50-ball 95 from Manan Vohra

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

M Vohra
95(50) 9x4 - 5x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 18 runs
  • 3x4 - 1x6
7 0 10 11 4 9 22 32
DA Warner
DA Warner
70(54) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 14 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
6 15 12 6 10 4 10 7

Best performances - Bowlers

B Kumar
B Kumar
O4
M0
R19
W5
Eco4.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
2W
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MM Sharma
MM Sharma
O4
M0
R25
W2
Eco6.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

Kings XI Punjab , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Season

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

17 April 2017 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Sunrisers Hyderabad 2, Kings XI Punjab 0

Commentator: Varun Shetty

Thanks for joining us for coverage of this match. Hope you enjoyed it. That's it from us tonight. Good night, folks.

11.50pm Rashid's six the difference? Morgan's dropped catch? That single off the last ball of the 18th over? It could be a whole bunch of things based on logic. But why should we adulterate this bizzare match with logic? It's a game to remember. Vohra might be the only one who is disappointed tonight. At least he'll have Stoinis to give him company.

Vishal: "Feeling bad for Vohra. Highest score of his T20 career and still couldn't get his team home. Will hurt him for quite a sometime."

Kabir: "5 wickets is equal to 100 runs , this was the difference between Bhuvi and Mannan, the difference between winning and loosing"

Sashi Kurucheti: "A true testimony of why the good old yorker is still the best bowling weapon in any format.. Bhuvi and Kaul win it with a couple for SRH.."

Steven: "At this rate Bhuvi is going to run away with the purple cap!"

vijay: "Spare a thought for Vohra...he scored 95 runs on a difficult pitch, read googlies of Rashid Khan correctly, did every thing, but lack of support from another end is made him to end in losing side...second highest in the team is 13..says valuable and one of the greatest innings of IPL he played"

Mash: "In the end, Rashid Khans six off the last ball proved vital."

Bhuvi: My heart is still pounding. T20 is a game where you must expect the unexpected. I've been doing this job for Sunrisers and I knew I had to bowl the 19th over. I'm used to it and I believed in myself. When I bowled the 16th or 17th over, I knew he was in good nick. I wasn't worried but wanted to make a plan instead. Warner and I planned to bowl straight yorkers and it worked.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the Man of the Match.

Warner: Unbelievable game of cricket. Credit to Manan for playing like that. Credit to Bhuvi too, he was unbelievable. Manan made it look easy when he cleared the ropes. He had to dig infor his team. Unfortunately only one team can win. It's great to have Bhuvi in the shed at the back end and he executed perfectly.

11.40pm Have you caught your breath? This was some game. Manan Vohra - remember when he was Punjab's strange choice for player retention a couple of seasons ago? They'd seen something. And we've seen it today, even if it isn't around for regular viewing. What an innings. The presentation shortly.

Maxwell: An outstanding game, made by a great innings by Vohra. Unfortunately he didn't have help from the rest of us. It was definitely chase-able. We did well in the middle with the ball but let is slip in the back end. To play an innings like that in a losing cause is criminal. He's a superstar. A big score like that was around the corner for him.
We knew bhuvi was going to swing it around a bit. We didn't expect the wicket to be so up and down and he bowled good lengths. We had planned for him and Rashid, but giving seven wickets to them probably did us in. We wanted to take off and get 60 in the Powerplay, but it didn't come off.

19.4
W
Kaul to I Sharma, OUT, Kaul has shattered the off stump! After all the length balls and the wides, Kaul has found the yorker. Ishant looks to slice this past point but that is too good for him. Kaul has his arms outstretched as he runs wild through the off side. He's tackled by Yuvraj Singh. It's been an all-Punjab star cast for this final phase of the game...just not the IPL franchise.

I Sharma b Kaul 2 (10m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

19.3
0
Kaul to I Sharma, no run, oh god. Low full toss at off stump, he's tapped it straight back to the bowler with a high elbow

short fine, backward square, point, extra cover are in

19.3
1w
Kaul to I Sharma, 1 wide, no, no, no, no. Not there. He looks nervous. Bowls it full and wide down the leg side

7 off 4. India's designated Test nightwatchman on strike.

19.2
1
Kaul to Sandeep Sharma, 1 run, back of a length outside off stump, stands tall and punches this classily to sweeper cover
19.2
1w
Kaul to Sandeep Sharma, 1 wide, slower ball, outside off stump. Was that wide? Looked like it has just come back in from the marker, but it's given. He was looking to hit this over the midwicket boundary
19.1
2
Kaul to Sandeep Sharma, 2 runs, oh what a shot! These Punjab team-mates will have a lot to talk about after this! He's across the off stump and waiting on one knee. Kaul bowls a length ball and Sandeep has managed to lift it over Sran at short fine. He gives chase and nearly fumbles in his eagerness to hold on

11 off 6. How did it come to this? It is likely that one of Kaul and Sran will bowl this....yes. It's Kaul.

Not a finisher

11.58

Sandeep Sharma's economy in the last five overs as against 6.89 in the first 15. He bowled the 20th over here for 15, the most expensive over of the innings

Slow at the top

#1,3

Among partnerships that have aggregated a minimum of 100 runs this IPL, Dhawan-Warner is the slowest, and Warner-Henriques the third-slowest

Slow Dhawan

112.5

Shikhar Dhawan's strike rate this IPL, the slowest among batsmen who have faced 100 balls