143dThe Report by Abhishek Purohit

Sunrisers defend 126 on IPL debut

Sunrisers Hyderabad made a winning debut in the IPL as they defended a low score at their home ground on a slow, difficult pitch

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

NLTC Perera
30(18) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 2 1 7 11 3 6
PA Reddy
27(30) 2x4 - 0x6
Control %67%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 1 0 1 6 5 4 9

Best performances - Bowlers

DW Steyn
O3.5
M0
R11
W3
Eco2.86
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
A Mishra
O4
M0
R19
W3
Eco4.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: S Balasubramanian | Commentator: Devashish Fuloria

So that bring us to the end of our coverage. Abhishek Purohit is giving finishing touches to his match report, so please stay tuned for that. Two games tomorrow, so we all need some rest too. Thanks for all the comments and feedback, this is Devashish Fuloria signing off. Ciao ciao.


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Presentation:

Kumar Sangakkara: "I think we spoke about in the dressing room about competing hard and scrapping through worked out in the middle, I am proud of the boys. We did well in the second half, but we were a few runs short while batting first. We can probably play a lot better than this and we need to keep our feet on the ground. It means a lot for this a new team and thanks to the fans. "

Angelo Mathews: "We started off brilliantly and the bowlers bowled well to keep them to less than 130. We were a bit slow to start the chase, lessons are learnt and we need to move on. We have got 15 more games and I have the confidence in my team."

Amit Mishra is the Man of the Match for his 3 for 19:"I am very happy with the way I bowled, I went for wickets and got success. There was a little bit of turn in the pitch and so I went for the wickets. We were short of some runs and we had no other option but to go for wickets."

Perera gets an award for hitting most sixes, Akshath Reddy gets an award for being an innovative thinker (yes it is true)..


Who saw this coming! Kris Srikkanth does an impression of 'i told you so' near the boundary, but this has been an absolute treat of a bowling exhibition. Steyn was miserly at the start, Ishant was a good support to him, then Mishra was at his best in the middle and Reddy proved his worth too. And Perera, how can you ever keep him out of the game!

Dale Steyn: "For once, good to have a winning start. The guys showed a lot of character with bat and ball. It wasn't a free-flowing wicket and all we had to do was bowl well. We bowled bloody well"

Sammy tweets:"Brilliant brilliant perfect teamwork by @SunRisers..well done simply amazing.. #neversaydie attitude in full effect..."

Vamsi: "Devastating pace statement from Steyn - shows why a bowler like him is worth every penny in the IPL."

Anusha: "Hyderabad becomes the land of midnight sun.. #almost"

Shashank Gupta: "I'm sure most of the people who predicted that PWI are going to maul the Sun Risers, are ready to go and hide their faces! Including me!"

kishore: "Sunrisers are top of the table. Take a screenshot, you wont see that again.."

Srini: "El Capitano did the right thing - remain on board till the ship sinks"

sam: "Can someone please assuage a fellow who had Pandey, Yuvraj and Angelo in his team."


18.5
W
Steyn to Dinda, OUT, caught at first slip! Steyn takes three as a slash settles in the big palms of White at first slip. Steyn takes three off four deliveries, Angelo Mathews watches the ship sink at the other end, distraught..

AB Dinda c White b Steyn 0 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

18.4
0
Steyn to Dinda, no run, length delivery beats the bat as the batsman hangs his bat .. misses the stumps, the batsman was actually getting away from the line of the ball

Steyn on a hat-trick

18.3
W
Steyn to Sharma, OUT, oh no! Was this a replay! No it wasn't. Bhuvi gave a sample of what not to do, but Rahul rehearses it again, this time he loses his leg stump..

R Sharma b Steyn 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Rahul Sharma is the new man, El Capitano watches the show from the other end..

18.2
W
Steyn to Kumar, OUT, the leg stump takes a beating! Steyn has been spewing fire but he wasn't able to do any damage. Now he joins in the fun. Bhuvi makes room by moving outside leg but this length ball is too quick for him, the leg stump is pulled out of the ground and Bhuvi goes back with head hung low in disappointment

B Kumar b Steyn 3 (7m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

18.1
1
Steyn to Mathews, 1 run, bowls a quick full delivery outside off, the batsman punches it to long-off

Steyn it is..

END OF OVER:
18 | 9 Runs 1 Wkt | PWI: 103/7 (24 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 5.72, RRR: 12.00)

  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar3 (2b)
  • Angelo Mathews7 (5b)
  • Thisara Perera4-0-29-2
  • Ashish Reddy2-0-21-1
17.6
2
Perera to Kumar, 2 runs, dropped at long-on! low full-toss on off stump is smacked right down the ground and Vihari comes forward and dives forward, spills a tough chance

Sam: "Josephian mafia has something to sort out now!"

Warriors 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st36RV UthappaMK Pandey
2nd6MN SamuelsMK Pandey
3rd5Yuvraj SinghMK Pandey
4th3LRPL TaylorMK Pandey
5th33LRPL TaylorAM Nayar
6th3LRPL TaylorAD Mathews
7th8AD MathewsMR Marsh
8th10AD MathewsB Kumar
9th0AD MathewsR Sharma
10th0AD MathewsAB Dinda