Result
56th Match (N), Sharjah, Nov 3 2020, Indian Premier League
149/8
(17.1/20 ov, target 150)
151/0
Sunrisers won by 10 wickets
Player Of The Match
Sunrisers Hyderabad
4:20
1m
• Alagappan Muthu

Sandeep, Nadeem and Warner put Sunrisers in the playoffs; Knight Riders out

Sunrisers had to beat the top three teams in the IPL to qualify for the playoffs this season. And they did

Match centre 
Scorer: Chandan Duorah
Commentator: Sidharth Monga
Scorecard summary
Mumbai Indians149/8(20 overs)
Sunrisers Hyderabad151/0(17.1 overs)

That brings to an end the league stages of this IPL. The playoffs look like this:

MI vs DC, winner goes to the final, loser goes on to play the third playoff

SRH v RCB, winner goes on to the play the third playoff, loser goes home

Third playoff: between the loser of the first match and winner of the second. Winner goes to the final, loser goes home

See you at the playoffs

Shabaz Nadeem, Man of the Match: "I don't get a lot of games. I am used to not getting so many games. when you get your chance, you give your 100%. I have been working hard, on the carrom ball, for the last two years. I thought it was the right time to use it. The round-arm ball too. Sometimes it doesn't bounce if it lands on the leather. If it lands on the seam, it turns a lot. When you are contributing to the team, it boosts you up. If you see our bowing unit, everybody is doing his job for the last few games. It is a small ground but as you pitches are turning slower so if you pitch in the right areas, it is difficult to hit."

David Warner: "Feeling good now. After that dreadful loss against Kings XI. Obviously they rested a couple of players, but to hold them to 150 on this ground is outstanding. Nadeem, to go for 18 in his four against a side with so many left-hand batsmen, is exceptional. There is great resilience in the side. We always out our best foot forward. A lot of the credit goes down to the franchise owners. We looked back to 2016 when we had to win every game to win the title. When you have your backs against the wall, you have nothing to lose. You just saw how much that dropped chance hurt Rashid, the passion with which we play. I pride myself on giving the team a great start. That is my duty and responsibility. Fortunately we haven't had to chase a big total. RCB are a very good side. They have a lot of dangerous players. We beat them in the2016 final. Another do-or-die game. Hopefully we can carry the momentum from this game."

Rohit Sharma: "Not the day we want to remember. probably the worst performance of the season for us. We wanted to try a few things but unfortunately it didn't go our way. Losing wickets at the top doesn't help. We knew the dew was playing a big part, and we wanted to take the toss out of consideration. I am happy to be back on the park. Looking forward to a few more games here and see how it goes. The hamstring is absolutely fine. Two ways to look at the dew. We play at Wankhede, which always has dew. So we don't want to be demotivated when we lose the toss. We didn't have enough runs on the board, which didn't put any pressure on us. If you take wickets in the Powerplay, even if there is dew, it can put pressure on them. It is a funny format. You keep doing well. I know you want to remember those two wins against DC but you have to stay in the present and keep doing the small things and keep ticking the boxes. You want to leave tonight behind you as quickly as possible. We will get back to the drawing board tomorrow."

Warner punches the air and then hugs Saha as SRH enter the playoffs at No. 3. Three straight wins, and all three against the other three teams that await them in the playoffs. This also means the end of the road for KKR, but this is just blind luck that SRH were playing the last game, and it happened to be against a side that was already assured of the top position. SRH meanwhile can only play the cards in front of them, and they have played them superbly. They won the toss, and executed all their plans to win comprehensively. Their bowlers love these slow conditions, but now they will face RCB in Abu Dhabi where the quicker bowlers have had a better time

17.1
4
Pandya to Warner, FOUR runs
slow length ball outside off, and he punches this between cover and extra cover to end it all

Pandya is back now

end of over 173 runs
SRH: 147/0CRR: 8.64 • RRR: 1.00 • Need 3 from 18b
Wriddhiman Saha58 (45)
David Warner81 (57)
Nathan Coulter-Nile4-0-27-0
James Pattinson3-0-29-0
16.6
Coulter-Nile to Saha, no run
slower ball, inside edge onto the pad as he looks to work this to leg
16.5
1
Coulter-Nile to Warner, 1 run
short of a length, tucked away off the hip for one
16.4
Coulter-Nile to Warner, no run
bouncer, outside off, beats his attempt at an upper-cut
16.3
1
Coulter-Nile to Saha, 1 run
short of a length, into the body, tucked away for a single
16.2
Coulter-Nile to Saha, no run
short of a length, no room, pushed to point
16.1
1
Coulter-Nile to Warner, 1 run
slower ball, on a length, Warner makes room to punch this to deep point for one

Within a shot of the playoffs now

end of over 167 runs
SRH: 144/0CRR: 9 • RRR: 1.50 • Need 6 from 24b
David Warner79 (54)
Wriddhiman Saha57 (42)
James Pattinson3-0-29-0
Nathan Coulter-Nile3-0-24-0
15.6
1
Pattinson to Warner, 1 run
ramps this short ball towards third man. Coulter-Nile has to go to his left and also run in. Can't make it. Half-volleyed
15.5
Pattinson to Warner, no run
backs away to try to hit over cover, but the ball doesn't come on and he ends up playing this back to the bowler
15.4
1
Pattinson to Saha, 1 run
short ball, waist-high, swivel-pulls this to long leg

Revanth Reddy: "I don't know why people don't often mention this but SRH is one of the consistent sides in IPL apart from Chennai and Mumbai. This is the 5th consecutive time they are in the playoffs."

15.3
1
Pattinson to Warner, 1 run
slower ball, short, wide, cut to square third man for one
15.2
4
Pattinson to Warner, FOUR runs
on-pace short ball, midwicket is up in a catching position, and he has short-arm-pulled this over the man
15.1
Pattinson to Warner, no run
wide low full toss, and Warner is beaten as he has backed away early

"SRH has done this before - reaching play off as 4th Team and winning the IPL" gururaj, this time they will be third

end of over 156 runs
SRH: 137/0CRR: 9.13 • RRR: 2.60 • Need 13 from 30b
David Warner73 (49)
Wriddhiman Saha56 (41)
Nathan Coulter-Nile3-0-24-0
Dhawal Kulkarni3-0-22-0
14.6
1
Coulter-Nile to Warner, 1 run
quick length ball, angling in, pushed to cover for one
14.5
4
Coulter-Nile to Warner, FOUR runs
slower ball, short of a length, and Warner has pulled it at a catchable height for midwicket, but straight enough of that man
14.4
Coulter-Nile to Warner, no run
skiddy short ball, beats his pull and hits the thigh pad. No leg-bye as this goes straight to short third and Warner is off balance
14.3
Coulter-Nile to Warner, no run
sharp bouncer, at him, and Warner sways out of the way

Round the wicket to Warner

14.2
1
Coulter-Nile to Saha, 1 run
on a length, angling in, flicked away into the leg side for a single
Best performances - batsmen
DA Warner
85 runs (58)
10 fours
1 sixes
Control83%
Productive shot
pull
19 runs
4 fours
0 sixes
3768336220
WP Saha
58 runs (45)
7 fours
1 sixes
Control78%
Productive shot
flick
15 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
1155258814
Best performances - bowlers
Sandeep Sharma
O
4
M
0
R
34
W
3
Eco
8.50
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W1W
S Nadeem
O
4
M
0
R
19
W
2
Eco
4.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Sharjah Cricket Stadium
TossSunrisers Hyderabad , elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League 2020
Player Of The Match
Shahbaz Nadeem
Season2020/21
Hours of play (local time)18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.30, Interval 19.30-19.50, Second Session 19.50- 21.20
Match days03 November 2020 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Chettithody Shamshuddin
Richard Illingworth
TV Umpire
KN Ananthapadmanabhan
Reserve Umpire
Vineet Kulkarni
Match Referee
Prakash Bhatt
PointsSunrisers Hyderabad 2, Mumbai Indians 0