result
7th Match, Group B (N), Mohali, Sep 24 2013, Champions League Twenty20
(19.3/20 ov, target 161)164/6
Sunrisers won by 4 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
player of the match
Thisara Perera
Sunrisers Hyderabad
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• The Report by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Powerful Perera trumps T&T in tense chase

Sunrisers Hyderabad were subject to an examination of their batting depth and in their opening game in the tournament's main draw showed that they could look after themselves without much assistance from Shikhar Dhawan

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Scorer: S Balasubramanian
Commentator: Vishal Dikshit
Scorecard summary
Trinidad & Tobago160/8(20 overs)
Sunrisers Hyderabad164/6(19.3 overs)

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.

19.3
6
Stewart to Karn, SIX runs

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

19.2
4
Stewart to Karn, FOUR runs

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

19.1
Stewart to Karn, no run

full and just outside off, Karn slogs and misses

Seven to win from the last over, Navin Stewart has the ball

end of over 1912 runs
SRH: 154/6CRR: 8.10 RRR: 7.00 • Need 7 from 6b
Thisara Perera57 (32)
Karn Sharma3 (2)
Ravi Rampaul4-0-39-0
Sunil Narine4-1-9-4
18.6
2
Rampaul to Perera, 2 runs

full on the pads, swivelled to deep square leg for two, Karn Sharma will be on strike

18.5
4
Rampaul to Perera, FOUR runs

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?

18.4
1
Rampaul to Karn, 1 run

full on off, swivelled to sweeper cover for a single

18.3
2
Rampaul to Karn, 2 runs

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

18.2
1
Rampaul to Perera, 1 run

attempted yorker, low full toss is driven down to long-on

18.1
2
Rampaul to Perera, 2 runs

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

end of over 182 runs • 2 wickets
SRH: 142/6CRR: 7.88 RRR: 9.50 • Need 19 from 12b
Thisara Perera48 (28)
Sunil Narine4-1-9-4
Rayad Emrit4-0-57-0
17.6
W
Narine to Ashish, OUT

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 c & b Narine 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0

Ashish Reddy is the new batsman

17.5
W
Narine to Sammy, OUT

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

Daren Sammy c Badree b Narine 15 (24m 15b 1x4 1x6) SR: 100
17.4
1
Narine to Perera, 1 run

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?

17.3
1
Narine to Sammy, 1 run

on length outside off, comes forward to push it past cover

17.2
Narine to Sammy, no run

length delivery on off, Sammy defends with his head down

17.1
Narine to Sammy, no run

full outside off, pushed to cover

Sunil Narine will bowl his last over

end of over 1723 runs
SRH: 140/4CRR: 8.23 RRR: 7.00 • Need 21 from 18b
Thisara Perera47 (27)
Daren Sammy14 (11)
Rayad Emrit4-0-57-0
Ravi Rampaul3-0-27-0

23 runs form that over, 21 required from 18.

16.6
4
Emrit to Perera, FOUR runs

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

16.6
2nb
Emrit to Sammy, (no ball) 1 run

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

16.5
4
Emrit to Sammy, FOUR runs

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

16.4
2
Emrit to Sammy, 2 runs

dropped! Full delivery and Sammy slashed it towards sweeper cover where the fielder spills it in the deep

16.3
6
Emrit to Sammy, SIX runs

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'

Best performances - batters
Darren Bravo
DM Bravo T&T
66 runs (44)
5 fours
4 sixes
Control76%
Productive shot
on side drive on front foot
23 runs
0 four
3 sixes
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Thisara Perera portrait
NLTC Perera SRH
57 runs (32)
4 fours
4 sixes
Control74%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
18 runs
1 four
1 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Sunil Narine
SP Narine T&T
O
4
M
1
R
9
W
4
ECO
2.25
Daren Sammy portrait
DJG Sammy SRH
O
4
M
0
R
21
W
2
ECO
5.25
Match details
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh
TossSunrisers Hyderabad, elected to field first
SeriesChampions League Twenty20
Season2013/14
Player Of The Match
Thisara Perera
Thisara Perera
Hours of play (local time)20.32 start, First Session 20.32-21.52, Interval 21.52-22.12, Second Session 22.12-23.32
Match days24 September 2013 - night(20-over match)
Umpires
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Rod Tucker
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Sundaram Ravi
TV Umpire
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Bruce Oxenford
Reserve Umpire
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Pashchim Pathak
Match Referee
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Andy Pycroft
PointsSunrisers Hyderabad 4, Trinidad & Tobago 0