BOOM! If the previous shot was not convincing, this one goes from the middle of the bat. Short ball and its crashed to the deep midwicket boundary for a massive six, Karn Sharma punches the air
That's T20 entertainment for you! T&T were well in the driver's seat after taking Sunrisers down to 95 for 4 but Thisara Perera spoiled the party with his knock. Four sixes, four fours and he stayed till the end, even after Sammy was dismissed. Sunil Narine did bring T&T back with excellent bowling, but it wasn't enough.
A great day of T20 cricket comes to an end, that's all we have for you today. There are two matches tomorrow too, so see you all in about 15 hours. This is Vishal Dikshit signing off, along with scorer S Balasubramanian. Goodbye!
Denesh Ramdin: We were about 10 runs less, Bravo got out at the wrong time and we couldn't score off Steyn's last three balls, that's what went in their favour. We need to work on that. We tried to get Perera out and we knew his was the important wicket and Sammy also played a cameo.
Darren Sammy: It was one of the best innings I've seen in a while. It's one of the wins we need to get us going in the tournament. We bowled as a team right from the IPL, if somebody doesn't bowl that well, Perera and I just bowl straight and do the job. We work as a team just like Perera did today.
Time for the presentation:
Shikhar Dhawan: It was a great game of cricket form both the sides, heartbeats were up. We didn't field that well and dropped a couple of catches too. We should have restricted them to 150. But it was amazing batting from Perera, the way he was hitting sixes - clean and great timing. He bowled very well too, very accurate and that's how we kept T&T to a decent score.
Thisara Perera: I think a lot of Sri Lankans must be watching this match back at home. I'm proud of my achievements as an allrounder. After my side strain, this is my normal speed I'm bowling at. Every time I have a chance, like this pressure situation, I like to handle the situation, that's it.
that's gone fine on the off side, not a convincing shot but they'll take it. Full outside off again and Karn's slog gets a thick outside edge to go wide of third man
full and just outside off, Karn slogs and misses
Seven to win from the last over, Navin Stewart has the ball
full on the pads, swivelled to deep square leg for two, Karn Sharma will be on strike
another fulls toss and Perera cashes in, slams it between long-on and deep midwicket for four, he's gonna take them all the way or what?
full on off, swivelled to sweeper cover for a single
full outside off, the batsman slashes wildly and a leading edge goes high and fine on off, third man runs fast to cut it off and Perera calls for two
attempted yorker, low full toss is driven down to long-on
short of length on middle, swinging away, thich leading edge goes to sweeper cover and the fielder doesn't collect cleancly which gives them easy two
19 from 12, Perera on strike
two in two, Narine has pulled T&T back into the game! He pitched it full, was slightly slow and was going to spin away, Reddy shuffled across a bit and gave catching practice to Narine as parting gift
Ashish Reddy is the new batsman
another twist, Narine strikes! Slightly short of length outside off, Sammy went back to run it fine on the off side and managed a thick edge straight to slip, where Badree falls on the ground but with the ball in his hands
short and flat on middle, punched down the ground to long-off. Perera slips a bit while running
Did the dew prove to be too costly for T&T?
on length outside off, comes forward to push it past cover
length delivery on off, Sammy defends with his head down
full outside off, pushed to cover
Sunil Narine will bowl his last over
23 runs form that over, 21 required from 18.
beautiful drive down the ground. Full toss and Perera sends it straight down the ground past the bowler, quick enough to go for four
Another full toss like that and he'll have to be taken off
caught off a no ball, T&T are letting this slip away. It was a waist-high no ball and Sammy slammed it high in the air to be taken at long on, they take a single
four more! Waist-high full toss on leg, Sammy sends it fine down leg while trying to take evasive action as it was quite high
dropped! Full delivery and Sammy slashed it towards sweeper cover where the fielder spills it in the deep
Sammy comes to the party! Fullish delivery angled into off and Sammy slams it over deepmidwicket for a big big six
Aditya M: "Players to retain for SRH in the coming major auctions - Steyn, Dhawan, Perera, Mishra. Period." I haven't heard of the last one which begins with 'P'