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Guj Lions vs SRH, 15th match at Rajkot, , Apr 21 2016 - Ball by Ball Commentary

15th match (N), Rajkot, April 21, 2016, Indian Premier League
(14.5/20 ov, T:136) 137/0

SRH won by 10 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
4/29 & 2 catches
Cricinfo's MVP
95.62 ptsImpact List
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Man of the Match is Bhuvneshwar Kumar for his 4 for 29. "It was a big boost. He was the one who scored runs for them, won all three matches for them. Wanted to get him early on. Heavily dependent on top three, they are. If we could get them out, the team wouldn't score too many. Just looked to swing the ball, that's my strength. If I can get two wickets in the first six overs... Sran swings the ball too and Mustafiz, bowling with him is great. I am trying to learn that slower ball of his, but no one can bowl it the way he does. We were under pressure, but its good to be under pressure, it brings out the best in us"

"I have to give credit to the bowlers. Gives us a great opportunity to play the way we want to play with the bowlers restricting the opposition," David Warner says, "Felt it would keep low, we knew the ball wouldn't spin, be a bit two paced. Our bowlers were fantastic. Bhuvi and Fizzy, his change of pace is very different. I faced him in Bangalore and he tried to knock my block off. Its a great art to change the pace as he does. It's 2 pound 12 ounces. I think the master Sachin Tendulkar used a bat that weighed that much. Helps to be in form, have to ride the roller coaster. Proud of the way the bowlers are bowling and if we keep chasing totals like this, we'll go a long way in the tournament"

"Not really, we thought wicket might slow later on. We didn't score enough. Sunrisers started really well. We lost too many wickets in the middle, I thought 160 would have been good," Suresh Raina says, "We were playing second game here, didn't do much initially. Didn't play well this game. "New batter coming, he has to be clear. If he has to go for a long shot or his areas. It's better to have wickets in hand so we can execute later on. Hitting the ball really well. Today's knock was crucial for team. Losing side was not good. Credit to Sunrisers. Have to stick to our basics, strength. Might need to work hard with the new ball, definitely going to speak to the players [about that]"

10.50 pm There's another chase spearheaded by an opener. David Warner has become the highest run-scorer this IPL, and looked in very little trouble tonight. Got off to a rapid start, clearing his front leg and smearing fours away through the off side. With him running away with the game - and with small total to chase - Shikhar Dhawan was able to play himself into form. Tidy half-century to him too. First loss to Gujarat Lions this season, mostly because they could only put up 135. Sunrisers' seamers kept flinging slower ball after slower ball and the batsman just couldn't get their timing working, and on such a large ground, those big hits weren't coming. Raina did well for his 75, but at no point did he really accelerate.

"Did they break any records? Highest chase without a six? Biggest partnership without a six? XYZ without a six?" ---- It's second-highest. KKR have the record, chasing against Kings XI in this very season.

Baig: "Such a low score but I wish Raina had bowled Steyn out in one go. He looked the more hungrier of all the bowlers. Might have taken out the key man Warner."

Jadeja to Warner, FOUR runs

no one's stopping that and that gives Sunrisers a 10-wicket victory! Lovely late cut from the captain. Jadeja was darting them in, so Warner simply waits leg side and dabs it past the keeper.

Jadeja to S Dhawan, 3 runs

99 kph, stopped just inside the deep square leg boundary. Good flick shot from Dhawan, but Kulkarni bent down and fllicked the ball just before it trickled away.

Jadeja to S Dhawan, 2 runs

and now he shows off his strength on the front foot. Dhawan jumps down the track and clips it through to deep midwicket to bring up his half-century. Gets a hug from his partner

Jadeja to S Dhawan, 2 runs

chops it past backward point and Bravo has a lot of work to do on the boundary to cut that off. Lovely shot from Dhawan, waited on it nicely

Jadeja to Warner, 1 run

speared in on middle, Warner goes for a big heave and inside edges to deep midwicket

end of over 149 runs
SRH: 125/0CRR: 8.92 RRR: 1.83
David Warner69 (46b 8x4)
Shikhar Dhawan46 (38b 5x4)
Dhawal Kulkarni 1-0-9-0
Ravindra Jadeja 2-0-8-0

amit: "I think all those who've played under Dhoni and are captains now are adopting his tactics of holding back their best bowlers. Doesn't always work" ---- Ooof, is everything his fault?

Kulkarni to Warner, 1 run

short and wide, Warner makes it worse by clearing his front leg and lacing the ball to sweeper cover

Kulkarni to S Dhawan, 1 run

picked away to deep square leg

Kulkarni to S Dhawan, FOUR runs

that's excellent placement. Pace on the ball and Dhawan relishes this kind of pace. Medium pace. Especially when there's width. Delays the cut shot just enough to beat point inside the circle, and puts enough power on it to beat deep third man

Kulkarni to S Dhawan, 2 runs

past short fine leg's give, but Tambe at deep square leg is there as extra cover. Simple little flick shot

Kulkarni to S Dhawan, no run

shortish on off stump, blocked to cover and a loud call of "No" sends Warner back

Kulkarni to Warner, 1 run

back of a length and on leg stump, turned away through midwicket

Lanka: "I think Raina failed a little as a captain when bowling .... he brought Jadeja when SRH needed just 40 .. not yet bowled Kulkarni at all..... learning experience " ---- Well, here he is

end of over 134 runs
SRH: 116/0CRR: 8.92 RRR: 2.85
David Warner67 (44b 8x4)
Shikhar Dhawan39 (34b 4x4)
Ravindra Jadeja 2-0-8-0
Dwayne Bravo 3-0-26-0
Jadeja to Warner, 1 run

98kph, fired in on middle and leg, pushed to long-on

Jadeja to S Dhawan, 1 run

comes down the track and blocks a good length ball from outside off stump with a slightly closed face so that it becomes a single to long-on

Jadeja to S Dhawan, no run

gets low for a late cut, but finds short third man

Jadeja to S Dhawan, 2 runs

worked away to short fine leg

Jadeja to S Dhawan, no run

some turn for Jaddu, and its quick turn. He could have been a force had there been a better total. Dhawan is surprised by the deviation and his flick shot doesn't cover it

Jadeja to S Dhawan, no run

good length ball on off stump, defended

end of over 1212 runs
SRH: 112/0CRR: 9.33 RRR: 3.00
Shikhar Dhawan36 (29b 4x4)
David Warner66 (43b 8x4)
Dwayne Bravo 3-0-26-0
Ravindra Jadeja 1-0-4-0

Shravan : "This is like Father and Son playing together. While Father is chasing the score, he is also making sure son gets back to form. Son is making sure his Father takes care of the game while he stays not out." ----- That's umm... well... what can I say..

Dwayne Bravo to S Dhawan, 1 run

driven through the covers

Dwayne Bravo to S Dhawan, FOUR runs

ouch! That's a dirty full toss outside off and Dhawan clubs it to the deep midwicket boundary

Dwayne Bravo to S Dhawan, FOUR runs

110 kph, there's the old paddle sweep. If he wants to bowl like a spinner, Dhawan will treat him like one. Offcutter strays too far down leg and its tickled away

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SRH won by 10 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)
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