2nd Match, Qualifying Group (N), Mohali, Sep 17 2013, Champions League Twenty20
(18.3/20 ov, target 169)174/2
Sunrisers won by 8 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)
player of the match
Shikhar Dhawan
Sunrisers Hyderabad
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• The Report by Devashish Fuloria

Dhawan leads Sunrisers to comfortable win

A century-stand between Shikhar Dhawan and Parthiv Patel, both of whom scored effortless half-centuries, helped Sunrisers Hyderabad cruise to an eight-wicket win over Kandurata Maroons

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Commentator: Rohan Sharma
Scorecard summary
Kandurata Maroons168/3(20 overs)
Sunrisers Hyderabad174/2(18.3 overs)

That is it for today. Hope you enjoyed both the qualifiers, and tune in again tomorrow for more action from Champions League 2013. On behalf of the scorers, this is Rohan Sharma saying good night, and good luck.

Man of the Match is Shikhar Dhawan for his match-winning knock of 71 off 53 balls

Lahiru Thirimanne, Kandurata Maroons captain: I think 170 was a very good score on this pitch. In the end of the day, it was hard to contain runs. Getting Dhawan was a valuable wicket. So was Parthiv's. It was hard to contain runs as bowlers did not bowl to a plan. We need to improve our bowling. Looking forward to the next match. We have Rangana Herath, but he is at the hotel so he couldn't' make it to the ground. Rangana will come to the side for tomorrow's game, so hopefully it will be a good day tomorrow.

Shikhar Dhawan, Sunrisers Hyderabad captain: It was a good total from their side, but I knew it was chaseable because on this ground it is easier to chase. This was a totally new experience for me as captain. It was my first day as captain so I have a lot to learn. i will make avlot of mistakes, and have to learn from them. It is part and parcel of the captaincy. I thought this wicket didn't support turn so I should have used him more (Mishra). Plus they had a lot of left-handers so we didn't think the spinners would do much. I felt the fast bowlers had more to offer on this track.

And that's all she wrote folks. Sunrisers win this one, with relative ease, by eight wickets. Kandurata will be severely disappointed as they did the first job of putting up a decent total, and had the bowlers to threaten a rather lean Sunrisers line-up. But in the end, Dhawan, Parthiv and Perera were just too much for the Kandurata bowlers. This means that Kandurata now must win both their final qualifiers in order to get a chance at progression into the next stage. Bear with us as we wait for the match presentation.

Kulasekara to Perera, SIX runs

full toss once again and Perara does the needful to see Sunrisers through. Hammers yet another huge six over deep midwicket to seal a dominating victory with the bat.

Kulasekara to Perera, FOUR runs

full toss on middle and Perera plays a checked lofted drive down the ground for four

Kulasekara to Duminy, 1 run

full toss just outside off as Duminy drives to long off

end of over 1814 runs
SRH: 163/2CRR: 9.05 RRR: 3.00 • Need 6 from 12b
Jean-Paul Duminy5 (5)
Thisara Perera22 (9)
Dilhara Lokuhettige4-0-38-0
Ajantha Mendis4-0-39-1

Asif khan: "For me SRH and Wolves are going to main round,coz Tommorow wolves are ready to give a surprise win,i m sure,may be everyone will laugh after my opinion but it will happen"

Dilhara to Duminy, 1 run

back of a length slower ball which Duminy clips through the leg side for a single

Dilhara to Perera, 1 run

this one is drilled straight to long on

Dilhara to Perera, 2 runs

full and on the stumps. Perera digs it out as the ball travels through midwicket. Is able to make the second

Dilhara to Perera, (no ball) FOUR runs

Poor stuff from Lokuhettige. He overstepped and bowled it full on middle stump, Perera slogs it along the ground between midwicket and long on for his third boundary. We have a free hit

Dilhara to Perera, FOUR runs

slower bouncer which Perera, looking to try and hook it, is unable to control it, getting an edge over the keeper and going behind for a lucky boundary

Dilhara to Perera, no run

short ball which Perera tries to hammer out the park, but to no avail

Dilhara to Duminy, 1 run

length ball on middle and off which is dispatched through midwicket with ease

Dilhara to finish off his bowling quota

end of over 1713 runs • 1 wicket
SRH: 149/2CRR: 8.76 RRR: 6.67 • Need 20 from 18b
Thisara Perera11 (4)
Jean-Paul Duminy3 (3)
Ajantha Mendis4-0-39-1
Nuwan Kulasekara3-0-24-0

Amar Jayam: "Sunrisers ar not very far from pressing the panic button, look at the RRR, still it is over 8."

Mendis to Perera, FOUR runs

flighted on leg stump and Perera smashes this along the carpet for a razor-straight boundary. This one went like a bullet, with the fielders not having even half a chance

Mendis to Perera, 1 wide

speared down the leg side for a wide

Mendis to Duminy, 1 run

flighted on leg stump as Duminy knocks this in the gap at midwicket

Niraj Ghimire: "dhawan's may create pressure for sunrisers"

Mendis to Perera, 1 run

full and just outside off, Perera drills this straight to long off

Mendis to Perera, no run

flatter, fuller delivery. Perera backs away in preparation for the big hit, but blocks out the quicker one

Mendis to Perera, SIX runs

Wow, what a way to kick off your innings! pitched up and Perera deposits this in the upper stand

Thisara Perera is the new batsman. Looks like we could be in for an early finish

Mendis to S Dhawan, OUT

flighted delivery on middle which Dhawan reverse-sweeps emphatically straight to backward square. Soft dismissal for an entertaining innings

Shikhar Dhawan c Kulasekara b Mendis 71 (67m 53b 11x4 0x6) SR: 133.96

Mendis on to bowl his final over

end of over 165 runs
SRH: 136/1CRR: 8.50 RRR: 8.25 • Need 33 from 24b
Shikhar Dhawan71 (52)
Jean-Paul Duminy2 (2)
Nuwan Kulasekara3-0-24-0
Lahiru Jayaratne3-0-33-0

Biplab: "@ Prozium: I have only one problem and that is with rohit. How good a player he may be, I don't want him in any team, just because he is the one for whom the ODI careers of Manoj, Rahane and Badrinath and may be of is at stake."

Kulasekara to S Dhawan, 1 run

full on off stump, Dhawan squirts this through the off side for a single

Kulasekara to Duminy, 1 run

back of a length which Duminy chops, close to his body, through the off side for a quick single

Ali: "Dhawan's boundaries all over the ground looks like rays of the sun he is rising as the captain."

Kulasekara to S Dhawan, 1 run

full and just outside off. Dhawan able to squeeze this through extra-cover

Best performances - batters
Shikhar Dhawan portrait
S Dhawan SRH
71 runs (53)
11 fours
0 six
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
31 runs
4 fours
0 six
Kumar Sangakkara portrait
KC Sangakkara KanMa
61 runs (46)
7 fours
0 six
Productive shot
pull/hook on back foot
18 runs
2 fours
0 six
Best performances - bowlers
Ishant Sharma portrait
I Sharma SRH
Shehan Jayasuriya portrait
GSNFG Jayasuriya KanMa
Match details
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
TossSunrisers Hyderabad, elected to field first
SeriesChampions League Twenty20
Player Of The Match
Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan
Hours of play (local time)20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00
Match days17 September 2013 - night(20-over match)
England Image
Richard Illingworth
India Image
Vineet Kulkarni
TV Umpire
Australia Image
Paul Reiffel
Reserve Umpire
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Pashchim Pathak
Match Referee
Zimbabwe Image
Andy Pycroft
PointsSunrisers Hyderabad 4, Kandurata Maroons 0