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.
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.
full toss on middle and Perera plays a checked lofted drive down the ground for four
full toss just outside off as Duminy drives to long off
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"
back of a length slower ball which Duminy clips through the leg side for a single
this one is drilled straight to long on
full and on the stumps. Perera digs it out as the ball travels through midwicket. Is able to make the second
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
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
short ball which Perera tries to hammer out the park, but to no avail
length ball on middle and off which is dispatched through midwicket with ease
Dilhara to finish off his bowling quota
Amar Jayam: "Sunrisers ar not very far from pressing the panic button, look at the RRR, still it is over 8."
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
speared down the leg side for a wide
flighted on leg stump as Duminy knocks this in the gap at midwicket
Niraj Ghimire: "dhawan's may create pressure for sunrisers"
full and just outside off, Perera drills this straight to long off
flatter, fuller delivery. Perera backs away in preparation for the big hit, but blocks out the quicker one
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
flighted delivery on middle which Dhawan reverse-sweeps emphatically straight to backward square. Soft dismissal for an entertaining innings
Mendis on to bowl his final over
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."
full on off stump, Dhawan squirts this through the off side for a single
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."
full and just outside off. Dhawan able to squeeze this through extra-cover