277dThe Report by George Binoy

Finch gives Sunrisers first points

Sunrisers' heavy top-order fired for the first time in the season to give their team their first points in the tournament

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AJ Finch
AJ Finch
88(53) 8x4 - 4x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 22 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
8 1 13 11 26 11 3 15
DA Warner
DA Warner
58(45) 3x4 - 3x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 6 1 14 11 13 8 5

Best performances - Bowlers

DW Steyn
DW Steyn
O4
M0
R33
W2
Eco8.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
KV Sharma
O4
M0
R23
W1
Eco5.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

END OF OVER:
20 | 15 Runs | DC: 180/4 (5 runs required, RR: 9.00)

  • Jean-Paul Duminy20 (7b)
  • Manoj Tiwary23 (13b)
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar4-0-40-0
  • Dale Steyn4-0-33-2

So there we go, the first thriller is done but it's a double-header today so do shift over and tune into the action at Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians. This is Alagappan Muthu saying sayonara

Aaron Finch is the Man of the Match "Nice, slow start to the tournament. Remained positive and in this kind of format when we get on a winning streak it can last. The wicket we knew would be hard for the new batters and we made a conscious effort to bat long. It's T20, you cant win them all as long as we can win them when it counts we're happy"

"Finally we are off the mark, Great feeling to win and we needed it to boost our confidence. We knew we had the people and we just needed to click," Dhawan says, "Started off with a great partnership and Aaron and Warner too us through. Moody is very fit and gives his beautiful lectures and we have mentors to motivate the players. Anyday, me [on the winner of the contest of moustaches with Ravi Jadeja]"

"Great game of cricket," says Pietersen. "Very close. Not that far off [from getting a win]. Quinny and Vijay started well but credit to Finchy, he played fantastically and Warner also chipped in. He doesn't like being lethargic in the first six overs. Says they have to get into the game early and take the momentum. "Hand is good as gold, proved in the dismissal. Shouldn't have hit it that far. Fantastic to be back. Just have to get over the line in a couple of the nailbiters and will be back"

Prashant: "There is no point blaming KP and Co batting at the moment.. The total was huge to chase! Need to focus on bowling department! "

5.45 pm They have over 9 an over to chase, but their best batsman has faced only seven balls in the innings. Daredevils need to chalk out a better strategy than that. The openers laid a decent platform, but an out of form KP and a lack of acceleration in the death set up Sunrisers' first win of the season

19.6
2
Kumar to Duminy, 2 runs, gets in the yorker on off stump, JP can only punch it all along the ground to long-off. Steyn gets the ball and doesn't even bother throwing.
19.5
6
Kumar to Duminy, SIX runs, he walks down and smashes the low full toss over long-off! JP Duminy, hit one more of those and we have our first Super Over of the IPL

Rohan Naik: "Goregaon: One Kumar did it yeaterday, lets see how well the other do today!!" Two sixes to tie the game

19.4
1
Kumar to Tiwary, 1 run, comes down again but the low full toss can only be hit down to long-off
19.3
4
Kumar to Tiwary, FOUR runs, goes for the yorker again but this was a full toss with ample width, Tiwary has skipped down the track and smashed it over point. What a shot!
19.2
1lb
Kumar to Duminy, 1 leg bye, what a time to bowl a yorker! JP's in immense form and yet he's been duped. Goes for the whack through the on side and gets stuck on the back boot

Around the wicket

19.1
1
Kumar to Tiwary, 1 run, slower ball well outside off, Tiwary reaches out and pushes it into the covers. Had he left that it would have been a wide

Ratna (SRH Supp: "Vikas Kitchen Again please... I smell Split milk....." Bhuvi has to soak in all the pressure now. Dhawan is in deep conversation with him. Tiwary is pacing at the batsman's end. Long-off is back, fine leg is up

Tiwary v Steyn

170

Manoj Tiwary’s strike rate against Steyn in 4 innings (29 runs of 17 balls)

Karthik v Steyn

2

Number of times Steyn has dismissed Karthik in 5 innings. Karthik has scored 6 runs off 12 balls against him

Death-over stats

33

Daredevils’ average score in the last five overs while batting second - they need more than double today

KP v Mishra

168

Pietersen’s strike rate against Mishra before today’s game. He has 27 runs off 16 balls without being dismissed even once.

Chasing stats

2

Number of times Daredevils have successfully chased a 180+ target in the IPL (in 11 previous attempts)

High-total nerves?

0

Number of times Hyderabad have successfully defended a score in excess of 150 (3 previous attempts).

A new high score

184

Sunrisers' total today is their highest in the IPL, beating their previous best of 178, against Mumbai

Economy-rate stats

11.20

Shami’s economy rate will bowling in the last 5 overs of an innings in the IPL

Death-over stats

50

Sunrisers’ average score in the last 5 overs of an innings while batting first in the IPL - they will get to 168 at that rate.

The beginnings of a bunny?

2

Number of times Shahbaz Nadeem has dismissed Shikhar Dhawan in 3 IPL innings

A rarity

1

Number of times Jaydev Unadkat has dismissed any of Sunrisers' top eight batsmen (dismissed Naman Ojha once)

Ten-over stats

81

This is Sunrisers' second best score after ten overs, after 87 against Mumbai

Dropped

0

David Warner's score when he was dropped second ball by the keeper Dinesh Karthik off Shahbaz Nadeem

Best Powerplay score

55

This is Sunrisers' best Powerplay score. Their previous best in six overs was 52