it all ends with a knuckle ball that is nudged through midwicket. All very tame
David Warner's 81 and Rashid Khan's three-for blow Kings XI Punjab away
The Australian opener ended his IPL stint with a ninth fifty-plus score, which set up a 200-plus score and solidified Sunrisers Hyderabad's playoff hopes
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David Warner is Man of the Match. "It's obviously great to get out there and do your job properly. We've got a great deck to bat on. The groundstaff have worked tirelessly to prepare good wickets and then it's about going back to basics and backing your instincts. I think it just goes back to being still as a batsman. I get the tendency to moving around a bit if there have been a few dots. But I have worked hard over the last few months. Just put the bat down and tried to be the best man I can be, the best husband I can be and that's worked for me. Yeah, I try to be the funny man in the team, the prankster. The gameplan is to back yourself, the first six overs is crucial with bat or ball, And it;s all simple. Just back your natural game. This World Cup, you'll see some high scores. Hopefully the ball doesn't swing as much. Obviously England are the home team and they're great. We're world champions. I'm sure it'll be great"
"I guess through the seaon you're looking for points and we're in the crunch time in the tournament. Big game for us and it's been close to a complete performance," Kane Williamson says. "Warner and Bairstow have been world class. Very hard to fill someone's boots. But as a team, we'll have to pick up the slack. You're always looking for more runs. [On his batting]That's what you're trying to do every game whether you come in to bat in the middle or at the top. Really good performance all-round. Obviously we lost to Kings XI the last time, we knew were were in for a tough match. One of the positive was our fielding performance. There's some guys on the sidelines raring to go. No doubt there will be some changes with guys leaving and they'll be excited to get on the park. We take it one game at a time, we've got depth in the squad and we'll be calling on that and there's a lot of hard work to go before we talking about finals"
"It's not right to think about what's happened in the past. It's important to stay in the present. Today is one of those days where we were were just completely outplayed, which hasn't happened this season," says R Ashwin. "I thought we started really poorly in the Powerplay but we pulled it back in the end. If you see through the tournament, we have been struggling to chase anything above 190. That's probably a balance issue. It's straightforward. We have to keep winning at this stage in the IPL. Didn't happen today but we have to keep our chin up. there's a lot of young energy in the team. We got Prabhsimran playing today. They've all got great ability and we're not going quietly"
"Taking three wickets in the game, It was tough. I was thinking to bowl economically at first. Totally a team effort. The way the boys played, the batting was superb. The wicket was 180-175 only," says Rashid Khan. "I just studied where I gave away runs, had a chat with the coaching staff. I think I bowled too full. Now I'm just hitting a good length are and changing it up. The way Warner played through the tournament was amazing. Quite pleased to send him out on a winning note. Wish him the best for the World Cup"
11.45 pmThe scorecard says Rahul made 70-odd in a chase of 213 and no one else offered support. But look a little deeper. He was 39 off 36 after 14 overs, making no effort to accelerate. By that time, the required rate was soaring towards the 20s. This was a poorly paced chase by the opener and perhaps the britlle nature of the Kings XI batting order played a part in his playing that way. After all, he made a 14-ball fifty last season. Is there an explanation to this innings, this chase? It's just totally bizarre.
In the end, I guess, the focus will shift to David Warner. Since being bought by Sunrisers in 2014, he's made 500-plus each and every season and though he will be leaving the IPL tonight, he may well end up as it's top scorer. A fine season for a man who came into the tournament after an elbow injury and having played very little top-class cricket because of his ball-tracking ban.
Vijay: "Warner 81 (56) great innings. Rahul 79(56), cost his team. A little perspective, please. The support that Waner got from Manish Pandey and others (Extras included) was the difference between the two teams. Not Rahul's innings."
Navjot S Bhatia: "Crazy team selections.. ordinary fielding.. poor keeping( ironically there were 3 WKs in the team) extras and expensive Spell from Mujeeb... are only a few reasons I can think of for this KXIP's dismal show. A defeat well deserved..!!"
Mohan Kumar Dal: "I feel really sorry for R Ashwin,he is bringing lots of energy in to the filed and trying his best to get the momentum going. unfortunately nothing is going wrong for him (specially with batting order) not sure what else he can do as a captain .. Any suggestions?"
defends the slower ball on middle through midwicket
clatters into the stumps and the slower ball takes out Mujeeb - a duck and 0 for 66 for him in this game
another knuckle ball, another swing and miss outside off
does him with the knuckle ball and Mujeeb has already swung himself clean off his feet by the time the ball passed him outside off
traps him lbw but he's reviewed it straight away. It's the no-nonsense yorker. Full and straight. Prabhsimran plays all around it and is pinned on the back leg. Could it be going down? There's definitely no bat and HawkEye says it's umpire's call on impact and umpire's call on hitting the stumps.
nails the yorker from round the wicket and Prabhsimran slices it through point
stays beside the back of a length ball on off stump and lifts it over short third man
back of a length and outside off, cuts and misses
Vinod Rajpal: "28 changes Kings XI have made it this IPL ? Is it ??"
looooovely Kane! He runs to his right from extra cover, and this is a hiiiiiiiigh ball. For the longest time it looks like it will evade him, but he tracks it down somewhere near mid-off, puts in the dive and takes it almost easily. Gets a kiss on his cap for that trouble from Khaleel. Rahul's innings ends looking for a big shot , over cover, he doesn't time properly. Piled the pressure on himself. Couldn't claw out of it
bouncer, but it's too short and soars over the ducking Rahul
takes all the pace off and that's why Rahul's heave over midwicket ends up falling short of the boundary. Vijay flicks it back as he runs to his left from midwicket and Nabi collects it to throw it back in
Kings XI need 56 off 12. Ashwin and Hesson are still in conversation. Earlier in the innings, when Rahul was going slow, they seemed to not know what was happening. Now it almost seems like they know this isn't going to happen
launches it over long-off. Prabhsimran is deep in his crease against this almost wide yorker and he gets under it so well, sending it miles over Warner
beats him. This is class bowling. He knows the youngster is backing away. He knows he can do him if he takes the pace off and keeps it wide outside off
backs away and cuts the shortish delivery on off stump away behind point. He's finally getting his timing right, and it's because he's holding his shape better
goes for the bouncer against the inexperienced batsman, but it climbs up too far. Prabhsimran can't reach it with his ramp shot
another yorker - this one tailing into the right-hander at the last - and a set Rahul is only able to nudge it to midwicket. Buh-rilliant execution from one of India's best bowlers
looks for the reverse scoop, but Bhuvi bowls the most delicious yorker, the ball going right through his legs and, unfortunately for SRH, missing leg stump
vintage Warner! Down in the long-off boundary, picking up the bludgeon down the ground early, moving quickly to his right, diving full length and stopping a certain boundary
Kings XI need 68 off 18
Kevin Samuel Pa: "Rahul is striking at 140. I don't know why people are picking on him. He started playing the anchor role in the recent matches because Kings XI were scoring runs at the top order but then collapsed badly with low scores. He is there to ensure he finishes the innings. Kings XI might not even have 136 on the board if he had gotten out."