into the upper deck to finish the match! Short on the body, Pooran swivels to rock this over backward square leg into the front row of the second tier. Sunrisers canter to victory with five balls to spare in spite of a very slow start to the chase.
11.18 pm So Pooran replaces the injured Tripathi in the 14th over and stays to the end to clinch victory. Captain Williamson gets a half-century in victory too.
Titans captain Hardik Pandya: "Batting wise I think we were 7-10 runs short and would've made a difference in the end. Bowling wise, we had a good start but had two bad overs. I think they bowled well [in the last 5 overs]. The bounce was varying about and their bowlers with different heights. Credit to them with the way they bowled. Our motto has been the same which is to learn from the mistakes we make no matter the result. In a couple of days we have our next game. Relax and enjoy the game."
Nicholas Pooran from Sunrisers: "We as a batting group wanted to learn from our mistakes in the past and make partnerships. It was challenging because it was two-paced. The slower balls were sticking in the wicket a bit. We just needed a partnership, not do anything stupid and be there at the end. I try to improve every single day that I train and play. We have some amazing coaches that sit with us and have some amazing conversations. Brian is helping us tremendously, not just me but all the young batters. The first over [in the field] went wrong for us, but having saying that with the dropped catches and extras, 160 on that wicket was fabulous for the bowlers."
Kane Williamson is named Player of the Match: "It was I thought all in all a good game of cricket. I thought we were good with the ball and so were they. It was hard to get a rhythm and so we just tried to build partnerships but good to see signs of improvement. The guys are nice and clear on their roles. Naturally there are always a number of challenges playing the best in the world and you're always under pressure but they adjusted nicely. It was quite tough to hit through the line. It was a fair game of cricket and if you could pick up wickets you could squeeze them a little bit. I think [Tripathi] might just be cramp. Hopefully it is minor and he can recover quickly. I'm not quite sure about Washington Sundar but hopefully he recovers quickly. We're seeing a variety of surfaces throughout the comp so I'm just trying to adjust."
That's it for our live commentary coverage today. Come back tomorrow for more IPL action. Take care!
Scores level now.
Vishwas: "I don't think Hardik is shouting at mistakes but rather at lack of efforts. Shami didn't move to take a catch, Wade was not happy with the fielding either. It is a game of fine margins and such mistakes can cost 2 points! "
goes for yorker at 139 kph but doesn't get it full enough on off, Markram smashes this back past Pooran to the long-on rope.
full on middle, flicked to deep fine leg for one.
All the top edges have somehow landed safely today in this chase. Less than a run a ball required now.
bouncer again, tries to pull and another top edge sails over the keeper for a one bounce four.
slower ball lands short on fifth stump, punched to the cover sweeper for one.
back of a length into the body, Pooran flicks this over fine leg for one.
Around the wicket to Pooran.
length ball on off at 139 kph, heaved to deep square leg for one.
Shami back at the death.
full on off, flicked to long-on for one.
full on fifth stump, shuffles well across to flick through the leg side for two.
yorker on off stump, jams this out behind point for one.
Mahesh: "Feels like Hardik is too hard on players when something went wrong showing too much emotions). he should be cool as captain. The other day he was almost shouting on Miller for that runout and now shouting on Sai (who is already doing great fielding today) who allowed that 2 runs"
back of a length ball on the hips again at 131 kph, a very calypso flick with one leg in the air sails high over fine leg into the front row of the stands.
another length ball down leg, this time Pooran can't flick it away and wide is called.
strays with a length ball on the legs, easily flicked away to the fine leg rope.
dropped! bouncer on middle, top edged pull off the toe flutters back toward Ferguson. He changes direction in his follow-through and runs backward. He dives on the edge of the non-striker's crease but the ball slips through his hands. Definitely got his mitts to it but wasn't able to cling on.
Ferguson to bowl his last now as waiting until the 20th might be pointless.
back of a length on off, flicked to long-on for one.
back of a length on leg stump, tapped gently enough through the ring before the sweeper can attack to cut off the second. Hardik is not happy with the effort coming off the rope and shouts more. Wade gestures his displeasure as well with his arms and can be heard through the stump mic as well shouting, "I told him three times!"
Adarsh: "Even if Williamson had managed to score the winning runs, it doesn't take away from the fact that he was slow in the powerplay. The teams that go on to win the IPL often capitalize on every aspect - powerplays, middle overs and death overs, with specific roles assigned to different players."
back of a length on fourth stump, guided behind point again for one.
Rudresh: "@Greatest Avenger: Hardik was not at fault for the LBW. It's the keeper and the bowler who need to be confident and convince the captain.Shami at fault on both the occassions."
back of a length on fifth stump, guides this behind point for two.
Paarth: "@Tony Stark Whilst the review was plumb I agree, he's allowed to be annoyed the dropped catch seems like an extreme lack of effort which no one would be happy about"
back of a length on fourth stump, defended to backward point.
Aidan Markram enters on strike.
offcutter slower ball full on seventh stump at 122 kph, Williamson tries to drag this with a slog targeting the leg side but instead skies this to long-on. Easy catch taken 20 yards in from the rope by Tewatia casually at chest height.