Base of middle Thampi seals the game! The simplest way to knock over the tailender. Go full, go straight, watch him flop around like mad and knock the stumps over. Rajpoot goes for the scoop, so he probably expected the fuller ball, just couldn't come out the right side of the gamble
That's a wrap here on ball-by-ball. We've had fun, hope you did too and that you'll return tomorrow when Delhi Daredevils take on Kolkata Knight Riders.
Ankit Rajpoot is the Man of the Match for his 5 for 14. "I don't think IPL is easy. Everybody works hard and does well. Getting help from wicket and I was bowling it full. I planned and stuck to it. I was aided by the pace that I found. It was my day today so I got five wickets"
"We hadn't really played on surfaces where 180 was par. We want more from our batting unit, but often only 15-20 more. 145 would have been competitive here. But Kings XI bowled well to restrict us. Our bowlers fought hard, and though they ran away in the Powerplay, we knew our spinners could pull things back," Williamson says. "It's nice ot defend these totals, but we want to be smarter with the bat. It's not about getting 180 always, get 145, 155 and we can use our bowling to put them under pressure. The bowlers have been operated really smartly. And our fielding and energy is great. Fortunate with our bowling depth, with bowlers going out with injury but the back ups coming good. The guys have been fantastic, the way they've managed to fight, a lot of credit to the bowlers, the lengths they hit to get their wickets"
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11.35 pm You get 5 for 14, the best figures by an uncapped bowler in the IPL. And still end up on the losing team. Poor Ankit Rajpoot. He rain into Houdini tonight. Actually, Sunrisers Hyderabad are better than Houdini. For the second game in a row, they have defended a below par total, 118 against Mumbai Indians and 132 now, by knocking the stuffing out of two strong batting line-ups. Kings XI were 55 for 0 chasing 133. Then Rashid Khan bowled the ball of the tournament to KL Rahul, knocking over his off stump, Basil Thampi took out Chris Gayle and an almighty collapse ensued: 10 wickets for only 64 runs. Shakib Al Hasan picked up his 50th IPL wicket. Manish Pandey took a gun catch on the boundary, and also hit a painstaking, and now, a match-winning half-century. It is the fifth instance of a team losing after a bowler has taken five wickets for them - three of those have come against SRH
"It was a tough challenge for me after two bad games againts Chennai and Kings XI. The plan was to be positive. The coaching staff's support was amazing. They just told me to enjoy myself," Rashid Khan whose performance in In IPL 2018 is split thus: in wins (5): 7 wkts, 97 runs, eco 4.86. in losses (2): 2 wkts, 104 runs, eco 13.00, says. "Ready to bowl any time the skipper need. Either in the Poweprlay, middle or end. Bowling Rahul was, he's a class player, he's one of my favourites, and his wicket brought me a lot pleasure. The plan was to bowl wicket to wicket and vary the pace. Gives us confidence defending low totals, we can defend anything. They guys did a very good job in the fielding department as well and hopefully we can keep this up. We need few more runs, but the wicket we have seen in the last two games was totally different and that score was the best score here"
"From where we were, we should have put this game away. It's disappointing. It was not the greatest of wickets, the ball stuck in it," Ashwin says, "It can happen in this format, we';ve been on a roll, but these kinds of things happen. We let ourselves down in the field as well, we could have been chasing 20-25 runs. Always difficult to catch under lights, but there are no excuses. We are professionals, we have to work harder to get back in. Seven days off, looking at the loss, it's probably a good thing. Rashid bowled very well, you have to expect it from him and on a wicket like this, he is a handful"
goes for the inswinging yorker at 141 kph, Mujeeb clears the front leg to heave it through midwicket. Gets struck on the back pad and pinches a run to point
Kings XI need 15 off the last over, with one wicket in hand. Basil Thampi will bowl it. Williamson and Pandey are in conversation about the field. Midwicket, long-on, long-off and sweeper cover are back on the boundary. Fine leg as well.
knuckle ball misses off stump by a whisker! Rajpoot goes for the six over long-on and for all the good it does, he may as well been a card board cut out of himself
inside edge! This game has had everything, and now this too. A trusty slog that becomes a sneaky boundary, beating Thampi
stands still and tall at the crease, no sign of nerves and cuts the short ball to long-off. Gee, this is a special kid.
slower ball, hiding it outside off, and Rajpoot only just catches up with it as he slashes it to long-off
he walks right across his stumps to heave the full delivery from the wide line out to deep midwicket. These nine runs, by the way, are Mujeeb's first in all T20 cricket
swings hard, swings blind, to be completely beaten. Saha fumbles behind the stumps and they sneak the bye
Kings XI need 23 off 12 with one wicket left
another reverse sweep, another boundary, this time over short fine leg! This game's alive and kicking again. Rashid tries to keep it away from the batsman's hitting arc, bowling wide outside off. But Mujeeb's the wunderkind. So obviously he pulls off this outrageous shot
whoa! Reverse sweeps his countryman to the backward point boundary, taking a quick delivery on leg stump out for a night on the town!
comes down the track and swings a long hop (yep, he seems capable of bowling those too) to short fine leg
almost finishes it as a quick leg break beats Rajpoot's swing and somehow takes pity on off stump. Allows it to stay standing
backs away and toe-ends the slash meant to go over the cover and watches his opposite number settle under a simple catch on the edge of the 30-yard circle. Rashid spreads his arms and soaks in the moment. Either that, or he's saying, "yeah, this is me. Deal with it"
slogs again, but this time, his mis-hit saves him so much that the ball lands short of midwicket running in off the boundary
dropped by Nabi at long-on! The man with a five-for wants to finish it in a blaze of glory. Takes on a hard length with a big ole slog. The ball soars up, swirls in the air, comes down into a pair of waiting hands and then pops right back out.
Pradeep D: "oh oh ho, Saha is doing a Dhoni not Ashwin"
and now the wicketkeeper runs out the batsman! Kings XI are pulling off a spectacular collapse. And Sran's little contribution is a toe-end slog that goes into the slips, making him believe there is a single. Ashwin knows there isn't and sends the batsman back. Meanwhile, Saha runs across, grabs the ball, takes aim and topples the stumps.
Aniket Shukla: "Imagine guys, Ashwin doing a Dhoni Here!!"
clears the front leg to swing hard and swing free. But the change of pace - knuckle ball - does not allow him to make contact
backs away and slaps a shortish delivery to the sweeper cover, where Rashid keeps it to only one.
SIjan Bhattarai: "Kane WIllaiamson has brought all his captaining NZ experience to Sunrisers Hyberbad and done an excellent captaincy! They have the bowlers but he is making proper use of all of then ! His team now just need a relaible one middle order batsman then boom boom SRH!"
flat-bats a short ball to long-off
back of a length, giving him absolutely no room. Sran plays half a cut shot and the ball skews out towards cover
Praval : "With tour to England coming shortly, Bhuvi resting would not be too bad. By the way, having been the best bowler in ipl for last 2-3 seasons, there is no way SRH will bench Bhuvi if they have the option of playing him. "