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53rd match (D/N), Kanpur, May 13, 2017, Indian Premier League
(18.1/20 ov, T:155) 158/2

Sunrisers won by 8 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)

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7.21pm Gujarat Lions dominated the game for one quarter. 25%. Sunrisers won three-fourths of the game and have cruised past the Lions to move to the playoffs. The chase didn't begin as well as Sunrisers would have liked. But Warner, with Vijay Shankar's able company, shepherded a tricky chase in relatively easy fashion. Lions haven't bowled well all season, and today was no exception.


Mohammad Siraj is the Man of the Match: In a pressure match, I got the Man of the Match. Wicket was slow, that's why had to take pace off the ball. Bhuvi bhai tells me what to bowl."

David Warner: 'Would have been (a shame if Sunrisers didn't make it). They got a flier, I was scratching my head there for a second. When we got wickets back to back, it showed the wicket was slowing a bit. Credit to the bowlers, Siraj, the way they brought it back was fantastic. Some fantastic bowling units around in the country. Shows what talent you have here, especially in the T20s and ODIs. Get a little bit of luck, trying to bat with each other. A bit of pressure on us to make that top four. 100%, but we knew two quick wickets. It's about not worrying about the next couple of games, take each game as it comes. Keep backing our skills."

Suresh Raina: "We don't have those good experienced bowled, credit to other teams who executed their plans really well. This year was a learning point. Thanks to all the Gujarat fans, Kanpur has always been good for us. Disappointing season. The groundstaff work so hard in the heat. We didn't bat well."

Ankit Soni to Warner, FOUR runs

86 kph, lovely finish. Flight on middle, Warner gets underneath the length and lifts the ball right over the bowler for four. That means Sunrisers move to the next stage of the IPL, they've qualified for the playoffs. A fist-pump from Warner.

The previous highest total without a six was RPS' 153 v KXIP last year

end of over 1812 runs
SRH: 154/2CRR: 8.55 RRR: 0.50
Vijay Shankar63 (44b 9x4)
David Warner65 (51b 8x4)
Pradeep Sangwan 4-0-37-0
Praveen Kumar 4-0-22-2
Sangwan to Shankar, no run

good finish. A yorker outside off, dug out towards the keeper

1 more to book a spot in the playoffs

Sangwan to Shankar, FOUR runs

is that the first six of the innings? Is that the match? A short delivery outside off, Shankar pulls and finds the gap. The ball bounces a few inches in front of the boundary. Still no six

Only the third innings ever in which Sunrisers haven't hit one. They've won both the previous instances and are set to keep that record intact here.

Sangwan to Shankar, 2 runs

a low full toss on leg, worked to square leg for a couple. Nath dives to his left ans saves two, good stop

Sangwan to Shankar, FOUR runs

wow. Saw midwicket was more towards square leg so put the ball where midwicket should have been. Flicked his wrists, dragged that stroke into the gap. Awesome

There's 600 IPL runs for Warner this season. His consistency has been astounding

Sangwan to Warner, 1 run

full on off, tailing back in. Driven to the sweeper cover for a run

Sangwan to Shankar, 1 run

on the pads, flicked to deep square leg for a run

Gujarat Lions spinners have taken a combined nine wickets this season - Jadeja has taken five of those. The spinners of all other teams, barring the Daredevils (15), have taken a minimum of 25 wickets.

end of over 177 runs
SRH: 142/2CRR: 8.35 RRR: 4.33
David Warner64 (50b 8x4)
Vijay Shankar52 (39b 7x4)
Praveen Kumar 4-0-22-2
Ravindra Jadeja 3-0-19-0
Praveen to Warner, FOUR runs

drifts down leg. Would have been wide had Warner not got bat on that, but he did. A fine tickle past fine leg for four.

Praveen to Warner, no run

runs down and converts a length delivery into a yorker. Can only jam that away towards cover

Praveen to Warner, 2 leg byes

off the pads this time. Full down leg, off the pad down to fine leg for a couple. Karthik dives to his right but can only get a glove on it

Riik: "I think the NRR is beyond the scope of catching up for SRH even if there is a washout in Kolkata!"

Praveen to Shankar, 1 run

on the pads, swivel-flicked on the bounce to deep square leg. His shot selection has stood out

Praveen to Shankar, no run

a low full toss at 124 kph, driven to cover. Another dot

This is only Warner's second IPL fifty without a single six. The only other instance was against the same opposition in Rajkot last year.

Praveen to Shankar, no run

full on middle and leg, worked to midwicket

Sunrisers may look to finish this in two more overs.

13th century partnership for Sunrisers in IPL and Warner has been in 12 of those.

Sachin : "Come on. . With odd points, NRR does really matters for SRH? " It could. Currently raining in Kolkata.

end of over 168 runs
SRH: 135/2CRR: 8.43 RRR: 5.00
Vijay Shankar51 (36b 7x4)
David Warner60 (47b 7x4)
Ravindra Jadeja 3-0-19-0
Pradeep Sangwan 3-0-25-0

That's the last time-out of Lions' campaign.

Jadeja to Shankar, 1 run

95 ks, short and wide again, tapped to short third man. Another single.

Jadeja to Warner, 1 run

drops short outside off, Warner can't get adequately underneath that. His slap finds long-on

Jadeja to Warner, no run

the dart, round-arm action. Flat and wide, carved to point

Jadeja to Shankar, 1 run

flat and quick on off, pushed away to long-on for a fifty from Shankar. Quality innings under pressure

Jadeja to Warner, 1 run

fired in on middle, swatted to deep midwicket

Mustafa Moudi: "What a day for SRH Openers - Dhawan and Warner completely 5,000 and 7,500 T20 Runs Respectively on the same day. Plus For SRH, They have completed 2,000 and 2,500 Runs respectively today...."

Jadeja to Warner, FOUR runs

no,maybe it's time. Flat outside off, Warner brings out the big guns. The switch hit. Just enough bat on that to get it fine enough for four to third man

Maybe one over of stability and then play for net run-rate?

end of over 1510 runs
SRH: 127/2CRR: 8.46 RRR: 5.60
Vijay Shankar49 (34b 7x4)
David Warner54 (43b 6x4)
Pradeep Sangwan 3-0-25-0
Ravindra Jadeja 2-0-11-0
Sangwan to Shankar, 2 runs

on a length outside off, worked past midwicket for a couple. Only a matter of how quickly they want it now

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Sunrisers won by 8 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)
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