36th match (N), Hyderabad (Deccan), May 5 2018, Indian Premier League
Sunrisers won by 7 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Player Of The Match

12am That's all from us at ESPNcricinfo. All the post-match stuff will be on our home page soon. Till then, it's time to say good bye. Two more double headers tomorrow to look forward to. For now, it's Sreshth Shah, signing off, on behalf of Shashank Kishore. See ya!

11.51pm Here's the presentation.

First up, the winning captain, Kane Williamson. Here's what he says: "No secret on why we're doing well. We've adapted to a variety of surfaces. The new ball was vital, and both teams used it well, and it was a bit of a scrap after that. We came back well with the ball to keep them to a par score. They looked like they'd get some more runs, so it was nice to restrict them. But they certainly put us under pressure. With the bat, we knew the middle overs were going to be tough, but wanted to build partnerships and create momentum. Yusuf was beautiful at the end. The Powerplay overs were important, and Hales-y was important. An international cricketer after all. Yusuf is very experienced, and can hit the ball really well. Fantastic for him to finish the game. Still got many games left, and we want to still see signs of improvement. Not perfect, but want to keep at it."

Rashid Khan, the Man of the Match: "Feels great to perform well and play 100 games. Want to be fit and play more 100 games. I had two bad matches, but after that, coming back and performing, all I wanted to do was keeping the basics right. And I've been enjoying myself which is why I've been getting the Man of the Matches. My main strength is my quick-arm action, which the batsmen can't pick. I am just trying to take advantage of it. For me, it's important to bowl on a good length. Makes it tougher for the batsmen. Hyderabad feels like playing in Afghanistan, the love and support they give me. It's amazing, gives me more motivation to do well. Feel happy to give them something to cheer. Don't know anyone in Afghanistan who is not watching IPL. My family is also praying for me."

Sri: "82 off the first 10 and 82 off the last 10 overs talk about a balance batting "

11.34pm That's Sunrisers' highest successful chase this season, and eventually, it was all down to the experience of Williamson and Yusuf. For Daredevils, it's all but over. They're only mathematically alive now. We'll have the presentation now.

Lokesh Kaza: "SRH still have some chinks in the armour, despite being table toppers. Dhawan's strike rate should have been higher, considering he was playing at a crucial juncture when the ball came on well. And the middle-order still isn't very reassuring, but maybe that's because of the pitches they're playing on." -- Can't disagree there, Kaza. You must be a happy man tonight. But well summed up.

Arif: "Feeling bad for Avesh, Iyer taking his name - so immature Playing Maxwell biggest mistake"

Vishal Pawar: "With every other team losing from the bottom half, MI stand a great chance for playoffs. Tomorrow we're gonna take on our bunnies, KKR!!!" -- That excited? Here's our match preview for that game!

Mahesh Balaji: "@Rasheed, Yusuf hit just a few boundaries. Sure he got the team home but to be regarded as a genuine threat, he has to be consistent. To me, he is just a glorified Paul Valthaty or Swapnil Asnodkar."

Prabesh: "Well, what i love is I watch live on TV, but for commentary I open Espncricinfo in mobile. How beautifully you have set. Too fast updates! happening at the same time live and commentary :)"

Sai: "Do you guys have voice to text converter or you type yourselves. I see Shreyas' interview in TV and your summary happening at the same time." -- hey hey, Kane Williamson isn't the only one with fast hands ;)

Puneet: "Never seen a more dejected captain that Iyer in that interview with Clarke. Feel bad for him. Dropped catches cost them the match."

Puru: "Is this really fielding standards? Its better to just read the score on cricinfo..... rather than watch this circus!!!!"

Rasheed: "Many had written off Yousuf before the tournament and look at what he is delivering "

SandyKamHouston: "Man o man! Feel for Shreyas, he was almost crying, trying hard to hide his emotions. We all support you Mr. Iyer. This will be great experience for you, ups and downs."

Ravindra Bhavan: "So many loopholes in the game. You hit a boundary of the last ball but still if you take a run before ball reaches boundary, you are only given one run. That might affect the NRR and position in points table."

Shreyas Iyer, the losing captain: "Very disappointing, to be honest. We were on top at one point. I thought 163 was a good total. Ten runs extra would've been important. It was a difficult pitch, knew it wasn't going to turn too much. It didn't turn much, but Avesh didn't do well either. Part of the game. Taking one spinner was the perfect decision, and Mishra bowled really well. See, catches win matches, we've been practicing on our fielding, but drops happen when the pressure is high. We didn't give up till the end."

Alex Hales: "Good to be playing. Was waiting for my chance. I've enjoyed the first two games. I've had a bit of a luck getting dropped but it was a good surface during the Powerplay. The leadership in the franchise has been amazing, the things you can do when you're not playing. Credit to the coaching staff. Was just trying to get into the bowler's head tonight, and it's something I've worked on behind the scenes."

Christian to Williamson, 1 run

full outside off, and that's been worked towards the leg side. No one's in the deep, so SRH finish with a boundary. Sunrisers win by seven wickets!

SRH need one run off two balls. Williamson on strike.

Christian to Pathan, 1 run

full on leg stump, but Yusuf backs away to the leg side to drill this straight down the ground. Only a single

Christian to Pathan, FOUR runs

short on middle, and that's been pulled. Yusuf top-edges it, and that's perfectly fine, since short fine leg was inside the circle

SRH need six off the last four balls

Christian to Pathan, SIX runs

full toss way outside off, and Yusuf leans into this loosener. Bends his knee, and pumps it over the bowler's head. Straight into the sightscreen

SRH need 12 off five balls

Christian to Pathan, 2 runs

short and wide outside off, and that's been flat-batted towards the bowler. Christian drops the catch, but manages to go towards mid on to collect the ball. Then has a shy at the stumps, and hey, it's a direct hit! Williamson's just in. So that's two to the total.


end of over 1914 runs
SRH: 150/3CRR: 7.89 RRR: 14.00
Yusuf Pathan14 (8)
Kane Williamson31 (29)
Trent Boult 4-0-30-0
Liam Plunkett 4-0-27-1

What a roller coaster this game has been. It's been way too close to call.

Boult to Pathan, 1 run

full toss outside off, but all Yusuf can do is muscle it down the ground to long of. SRH need 14 off the final over!

Boult to Williamson, 1 run

low full toss on middle stump, and Williamson taps it towards cow corner

Nava Gaddam: "That makes no sense. Why wasn't there a leg bye if it was not out? How did Yusuf get back on strike after the review?" -- According to the game's rules, it's a dead ball as soon as the umpire raises his finger/declares someone out. Yes, I know.

Boult to Pathan, 1 run

full toss on off, and it's been bunted inside out towards cover. Allows them to take the single

Siddhesh v: "Wasn't it half in and half out? Shouldn't it have been umpires call on where it pitched?" -- Im equally baffled, Sid. But let's go with what the replays showed us

Boult to Pathan, 1 wide

full and very wide outside off. He tries to drive away from his body but can't connect. Pant's not happy that's been called a wide

Boult to Pathan, FOUR runs

low full toss outside off, and that's been slapped between point and cover point! Not sure where he attempted to hit it, but the ball turned in his hand, and therefore sliced it behind square

and Sunrisers don't even earn the single despite running across. A flaw in the sport's rule!

Boult to Pathan, no run

full and straight on middle, and Yusuf misses the leg-side slog. Got his front leg out of the way to try and hit it, but hits his back leg. Huuuuge appeal, and it's been given lbw. KW asks Yusuf to review. It's pitched juuuuuust outside leg, so Yusuf survives! Oh, this was really really close.

Boult to Pathan, SIX runs

full outside off, and that's in Yusuf's arc! Takes a step forward and thumps it over long on. Off the bat's sweet spot, and that's gone 83 metres!

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