KKR vs SRH, 72nd match at Hyderabad, IPL, May 19 2013 - Ball by Ball Commentary

72nd match (N), Hyderabad, May 19, 2013, Indian Premier League
(18.5/20 ov, T:131) 132/5

SRH won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
47 (37)
Cricinfo's MVP
83.88 ptsImpact List
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That ends the league stage in the IPL, but four very important games to go now, starting from Tuesday when Chennai take on Mumbai in Delhi in the first qualifier. This will be followed by the Hyderabad v Rajasthan match on Wednesday in the Eliminator. That's it, however, that we have for the night, this is Suneer Chowdhary signing off for now, ciao and have a good night ahead.



Gambhir: Want to congratulate Hyderabad for the way they played and got to the playoffs. We didn't bowl too well in the first 7-8 overs, had we done that, things would have been different. We weren't consistent throughout the tournament.

White: Feeling bit better than what I was about 12 balls earlier. Dhawan and Parthiv set it up for us to scrape through to the win. The guys came together well and then the fans and the franchise supported us well. We have nothing to lose now, were underdogs but we will look to scrap and fight in the playoffs.

Parthiv Patel is the man of the match: We have seen teams getting choked low scores so went hard at the start. Yes there were nerves in the end but Sammy finished it off well. We have clicked well as a team and a lot of credit goes to the coaching staff.


This has been an exciting game and that will be an understatement to make. Hyderabad looked comfortably placed to win it by aplenty and then from 89/0 they capitulated to 112/5. Narine bowled a superb maiden which brought the required-rate up to eight. Then Sammy hit two sixes and they were through!

Sammy's being interviewed by Alan Wilkins and I cannot be sure which of the two hit the winning runs tonight.

So the playoffs order has been decided. Mumbai play Chennai and Rajasthan take on Hyderabad. Bangalore get knocked out, as do Punjab, Kolkata, Pune and Delhi.

And to add to it, Sammy's gone dancing on and on, surrounded by his players, and surprise, surprise, there's no Gangnam there!


shekhar: "What a celebration. Loved it. Everyone Smiling and Laughing. They are actually happy. No swear words, no tough faces Just Happy."

Shreya Tanzin: "The amount of respect I held for Sammy has multiplied itself by 6(!) now...this is the guy who got WI a world cup, and today proved that no gayle, no narine could have made that happen without him! #respect and #respect to Dale Steyn! The men who made it happen...because, sometimes you don't need is a winning team, but a winner, SRH had 2!"

Indraneel: "Congratulations SRH! You deserve to be in the playoffs, much more than RCB, who made a great start to the season, but allowed their game to fall apart at a crucial time. Just get the feeling that SRH could go all the way (That last sentence in a Ravi Shastri voice)."

Jake: "Calm down SRH. You have a long way to go still. No premature celebrations please! You have just qualified, not won the IPL."

Punya: "Did I just see 0.00 run rate for our team Hyderabad after playing 16 matches? lol" Here's the points table

Raj: "RCB will be lamenting that last ball loss against CSK courtesy RP singh!!"

Praveen: "They give the Nayi Soch award to Sunil Narine. I think it should have been given to Darren Sammy to play out a maiden of Narine so as to not lose any wickets."

Abdulla to Sammy, SIX runs

and again, six more to finish it off, two sixes off successive deliveries and Sammy's sealed the deal, Hyderabad is through to the playoffs!

Abdulla to Sammy, SIX runs

whoa, mis-hit for a six! it was not off the middle of the bat, was tossed up outside the off stump, Sammy gave it his all and for that second it looked it could have been caught, instead...!

Abdulla to Sammy, 2 runs

on a length this time he gets bit of a bat on it, hits it wide long-on for a couple of runs

Abdulla to Samantray, 1 run

and now wants to go inside out, gets only an outside edge to the short third-man fielder

Abdulla to Sammy, 1 run

shortens the length and he was looking unwind there, gets his bat down and pushes it to long-on for a single

15 off 12 needed. Abdulla with the ball.

end of over 188 runs • 1 wicket
SRH: 116/5CRR: 6.44 RRR: 7.50
Biplab Samantray4 (1b 1x4)
Daren Sammy2 (8b)
Mohammed Shami 4-0-32-1
Sunil Narine 4-1-11-0
Shami to Samantray, FOUR runs

aww, that's not the best ball there, attempts a yorker and it was swinging in too, gets some bat on it and it rushes away for a four, cannot fault the effort of the bowler there, just the execution goes a tad awry

Ruchit V: "Dear RCB fans, dont be excited... It's not SA, it is SRH! they are going to make it!"

Shami to Perera, OUT

what a ball, bowled! no-one saw that till very late, neither the bowler, nor the commentator, and I think the batsman was the only guy who knew something was amiss, looks back and sees the bails on the floor! Was a yorker length ball and it's sneaked through his defences!

Thisara Perera b Mohammed Shami 4 (10b 0x4 0x6 17m) SR: 40
Shami to Sammy, 1 run

what a yorker, almost unplayable, in-swiging too and right up to the block-hole, somehow he gets some bat on it to the leg side

Shami to Perera, 1 run

full-toss but just not able to get it off the middle of the bat, hit it straight to long-on

Shami to Sammy, 1 run

fuller outside the off stump and he tries to throw his bat at it, gets some bat on it for a single at long last!

Kaushik: "Virat must have finished of his nails, biting."

VASANT SINHA: "Dont want any excitement now ! this ipl has already been so exciting to decide the final team for playoff upto this match. C'mon finish the match SRH easily"

Shami to Perera, 1 run

full-toss on the leg stump and flicked away to deep mid-wicket for a single, Sammy wanted the second but is sent back on time

Suddenly the rate's up to almost eight! 23 needed off three.

Rohit: "SRH better not choke here. Singles every ball and the odd boundary will win them this match easy."

end of over 17Maiden
SRH: 108/4CRR: 6.35 RRR: 7.66
Daren Sammy0 (6b)
Thisara Perera2 (7b)
Sunil Narine 4-1-11-0
Iqbal Abdulla 3-0-13-3
Narine to Sammy, no run

maiden from Narine at such a crucial stage, he defends it back to play out a runless over!

Narine to Sammy, no run

whoa, beaten! that was outside the off and turning back, beats the outside edge, what a delivery

Narine to Sammy, no run

and now he's defended it off the back foot yet again, off the middle of the bat this time

Narine to Sammy, no run

shorter but it's really quick and bit of turn away, defended it to the off side

Narine to Sammy, no run

and now he gets some bat on it, defends it back to the bowler, interesting

Narine to Sammy, no run

big big appeal for a caught behind, went away from the bat who was looking to defend at it, hits the thigh through to the keeper

Sammy to face Sunil.

end of over 162 runs • 1 wicket
SRH: 108/4CRR: 6.75 RRR: 5.75
Thisara Perera2 (7b)
Daren Sammy0 (0b)
Iqbal Abdulla 3-0-13-3
Sunil Narine 3-0-11-0
Abdulla to Perera, no run

drilled back but the bowler gets a hand to it, fielded well and that ends an excellent over from Abdulla!

Abdulla to Perera, no run

and fuller again and played away to mid-wicket now, for another dot

Abdulla to Perera, no run

fuller and almost yorked him, tapped down to mid-on

Time-out now. Vihari had attempted the same stroke off the first ball of the over and got away with it. The second time spelled his end.

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Over 19 • SRH 132/5

SRH won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
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