result
14th Match (D/N), Chennai, Apr 21 2021, Indian Premier League
Sunrisers won by 9 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
player of the match
Jonny Bairstow
Sunrisers Hyderabad
3:11
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• Hemant Brar

Sunrisers finally seal a chase as bowlers, Bairstow shine

The Sunrisers earned their first win after their spinners strangled the Punjab Kings

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Commentator: Varun Shetty
Scorecard summary
Punjab Kings120/10(19.4 overs)
Sunrisers Hyderabad121/1(18.4 overs)

7.14pm And that is all from this game. Make sure to join Deiva Muthu in the other one, where KKR have won the toss and elected to bowl. Good night!

Jonny Bairstow: Absolutely over the moon to get us over the line. Been really close in most of the games, and haven't got through. Probably through carelessness to be honest. Pleased to get over the line. Each game we've seen after the powerplay it's gotten harder and harder. It was key to make sure we took advantage (of the powerplay). I don't really need to talk about how good Kane is. That one Moises dropped at covers, to time it like that and not get four...

Jonny Bairstow is the Player of the Match.

Warner: Very pleasing, the bowlers did a fantastic job to reduce them. The game plan of having them there is to anchor the game. He rotates the strike so well. his impact points against spin are there to see. Abhishek is a young guy coming through, we asked him to bowl a lot more this season, and he did it. Till we went on, he didn't know he was bowling the first over. I didn't want to think too much about it. It's all about starting fresh here again, take the wicket out of it.

Kane Williamson: Bit of a minor injury on my elbow. It's feeling pretty good. Nice to be out there and get my first opportunity, but nice mostly to learn from our previous games as a team. A lot of teams are trying to find their best balance, and I think we'll see through the tournament that it'll vary.

KL Rahul: It was tough to adapt but we knew, having watched the games, what to expect. We tried to get used to the conditions as quickly as we could but we were 10-15 runs short. A few batsmen got set and couldn't get those 30s-40s that could get us through. Hopefully we learn from this mistake, we have a game in a few days, hopefully we come and win. We knew that Jonny and David are their key batters, you know they're going to come hard. It's a little tricky to have attacking fields. Was hoping to get one of them and then attack, that was my thinking. Now looking back that could have been different. Every game from now is important for us and we've always been in that situation, where we get in a place where we have to win every game. Not a bad place to be, to be honest.


Shivy: "SRH be like if we struggle with the middle-order, then we simply won't let them play"

Akhil: "Even if SRH had a bad start to the season, this win here has taken them to top of the bottom 4. It does a world of good to their confidence going into the middle phase of the tournament."

Rajesh: "Thank god it's a double header. This match can be wiped from memory and we can look forward to Morgan and Co at Mumbai"

6.54pm A first win of the season for Sunrisers. They've huffed and puffed a little at the end, but that is purely conditions. They looked in control throughout this chase, something they've struggled with in the tournament so far. Their three overseas batters were all that was needed tonight, after the bowlers did superbly to restrict Punjab to 120. From bottom place, they go up to fifth now. Punjab sink into eighth.

18.5
1w
Arshdeep Singh to Williamson, 1 wide

slower ball, short and wide outside off. Left alone and that will be enough for the win

18.4
1
Arshdeep Singh to Bairstow, 1 run

slower ball at a length outside off, cut to sweeper cover

18.3
2
Arshdeep Singh to Bairstow, 2 runs

dropped at mid-off. Full slower one at off stump, driven at chest height to Hooda's right. He stretches and is in line, gets two hands out. Catches it on the forearm of his right hand

18.2
6
Arshdeep Singh to Bairstow, SIX runs

clubbed over midwicket. Length ball at middle stump, walks down at it and swings across the line. Gets it off the middle and that puts the required runs in single digits now

18.1
Arshdeep Singh to Bairstow, no run

slower ball, short of a length and just outside off. Slides under his attempted pull

end of over 187 runs
SRH: 111/1CRR: 6.16 RRR: 5.00 • Need 10 from 12b
Kane Williamson16 (19)
Jonny Bairstow54 (52)
Deepak Hooda4-0-22-0
Murugan Ashwin4-0-22-0

Arshdeep will bowl the 19th over.

17.6
Hooda to Williamson, no run

short of a length and ripping into the thigh as he looks to play the glance

17.5
1
Hooda to Bairstow, 1 run

length outside off, deep in the crease and swipes this firmly to wide long-on

17.4
2
Hooda to Bairstow, 2 runs

short at middle stump, pulled to long-on's right

17.3
Hooda to Bairstow, no run

run-out chance missed. Length ball at middle, flicked to midwicket's right. Takes off for a run and says no. KW is halfway down and stuck, but the fielder doesn't gather cleanly

17.2
Hooda to Bairstow, no run

short of a length and rising past the cut as he backs deep into the crease

17.1
4
Hooda to Bairstow, FOUR runs

first boundary in nearly seven overs. Brings up fifty for Bairstow. Hood drops it short, and it is flat, at middle stump. He gets deep in the crease and pulls between deep square and deep midwicket

end of over 174 runs
SRH: 104/1CRR: 6.11 RRR: 5.67 • Need 17 from 18b
Kane Williamson16 (18)
Jonny Bairstow47 (47)
Murugan Ashwin4-0-22-0
Arshdeep Singh3-0-21-0

17 needed off 18 now. There's one over of Hooda left. Will he go with that one last over of spin? Yes it will. Looks like Kumble had a chat with him at the boundary line and he ran in to take the ball from Rahul.

16.6
Ashwin to Williamson, no run

tossed up outside off, leans in for the drive but yorks himself, that ends up pitch side on the leg side

Chirs: "Regardless of the outcome this is definitely the most boring match of this IPL so far."

16.5
1
Ashwin to Bairstow, 1 run

googly, full and just outside off. Gets forward and whips to deep midwicket

16.4
Ashwin to Bairstow, no run

short and wide outside off, mistimed cut to extra cover's left

Maddy: "Last boundary @ 9.3 over.. Seems no regret of nrr.. "

16.3
1
Ashwin to Williamson, 1 run

short of a length googly at leg stump, punched down to long-on

16.2
1
Ashwin to Bairstow, 1 run

short and turning away wide outside off, pulled to long-on

16.1
1
Ashwin to Williamson, 1 run

full toss at off stump, driven to long-off

Ashwin is back

end of over 165 runs
SRH: 100/1CRR: 6.25 RRR: 5.25 • Need 21 from 24b
Kane Williamson14 (15)
Jonny Bairstow45 (44)
Arshdeep Singh3-0-21-0
Fabian Allen4-1-22-1

Atit Shah: "Bit surprised with SRH strategy here. Understood that they want 2 points but with KW there, you cannot have more reliable player than him. Should finish this in next 2 overs. "

15.6
1
Arshdeep Singh to Williamson, 1 run

slower short ball at off stump, waits on that and wants to stab that over short third. But there just isn't enough pace, it's 97kph. It ends up at sweeper cover

15.5
1
Arshdeep Singh to Bairstow, 1 run

slower ball at a length on leg stump, lines up a pull shot but gets an inside edge onto pad that drops into the pitch

Goes around the wicket

15.4
1
Arshdeep Singh to Williamson, 1 run

touch chance dropped at extra cover. Slower ball, short of a length outside off. Steps out and hammers this with a flat-bat. Henriques sticks out his right hand and cops that on the forehand, had to be aerial for that

Best performances - batters
Jonny Bairstow portrait
JM Bairstow
63 runs (56)
3 fours
3 sixes
Control81%
Productive shot
slog shot
14 runs
0 four
1 six
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David Warner
DA Warner
37 runs (37)
3 fours
1 six
Control79%
Productive shot
cut shot
10 runs
1 four
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Khaleel Ahmed portrait
KK Ahmed
O
4
M
0
R
21
W
3
ECO
5.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Abhishek Sharma portrait
Abhishek Sharma
O
4
M
0
R
24
W
2
ECO
6
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
Match details
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
TossPunjab Kings, elected to bat first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Season2021
Player Of The Match
Jonny Bairstow
Jonny Bairstow
Match days21 April 2021 - daynight(20-over match)
Umpires
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Krishnamachari Srinivasan
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Nitin Menon
TV Umpire
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KN Ananthapadmanabhan
Reserve Umpire
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Saiyed Khalid
Match Referee
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Sunil Chaturvedi
PointsSunrisers Hyderabad 2, Punjab Kings 0