50th match (N), Ranchi, May 22 2014, Pepsi Indian Premier League
(19.4/20 ov, target 186)189/4
Sunrisers won by 6 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
90 (45)


Sammy: "We have been rising to the challenge, looking to control what we can. Good thing we bowled first. Credit to Warner and Dhawan. After a few games you tend to look for ways to improve, and Warner has always been better up the order. We can just hope things go in our favour."

Warner is the Man of the Match: "(Didn't score a century) Importantly we won and credit to Shikhar for back to back fifties. I love batting at the top of the order and I also enjoyed batting in the middle order. I obviously like to hit as many over the boundary."

Dhoni: "We have to address it (defeats). We have lost a few games very easily. The easier thing would be to chase in each and every game. I went in and ate up quite a few deliveries but 185 was a decent score but under par. I think we needed 230, our new ball bowlers are not getting wickets with the new ball."

That's it from us here tonight. Two more games tomorrow, as the race for the last two playoff spots gets more competitive. Thanks for your company. Good night!

End of match: Quite a clinical chase in the end by SRH despite the chase going into the final over. They hardly broke into a sweat. A few needless wickets but importantly, Dhawan was there from the start. SRH must be wondering why they didn't hit this form earlier in the tournament. They live to fight another day.

CSK were flat on the field.

So Dhoni reckons they needed to score 230. That's the level of confidence he has in his bowlers. That's a worrying sign ahead of the playoffs.

Jadeja to Rao, FOUR runs

the field was up and Rao decides to go airborne, tossed up and he lofts him one bounce down to long-on and it's a win with two balls to spare

Jadeja to S Dhawan, 1 run

they scamper through for a single as Dhawan digs it out to point, Hastings' throw was all over the place

SRH take another chase to the final over. The scorecard at the stadium has 184 and the TV showed 183. Confusion here. It has been corrected to 184 so two to win

Jadeja to Sammy, OUT

Sammy has given it away here! This was dropped on a length and he was looking to muscle that over long-on and the fielder ran forward and took the catch

Daren Sammy c du Plessis b Jadeja 0 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Jadeja to Sammy, no run
end of over 198 runs • 1 wicket
SRH: 184/3CRR: 9.68 RRR: 2.00
Shikhar Dhawan63 (48)
Daren Sammy0 (1)
Pawan Negi 4-0-38-0
Suresh Raina 2-0-17-1
Negi to S Dhawan, 2 runs
Negi to S Dhawan, no run

Appeal for a stumping! Dhawan was reaching out outside off to drive and he was beaten and he just about managed to drag his back foot back, the third umpire takes a look

Negi to S Dhawan, FOUR runs

Dhawan comes down the track and lofts it nicely over midwicket, picks the gap

Negi to Sammy, 1 leg bye
Negi to S Dhawan, 1 run
Negi to Finch, OUT

he;s been given out run out! Finch moved back and cuts it hard towards cover, misfield by Raina, he set off and the throw was to the bowler who broke the stumps, the umpire didn't ask for the third umpire

Aaron Finch run out (Raina/Negi) 7 (3m 3b 0x4 1x6) SR: 233.33
end of over 188 runs • 1 wicket
SRH: 176/2CRR: 9.77 RRR: 5.00
Shikhar Dhawan56 (44)
Aaron Finch7 (2)
Suresh Raina 2-0-17-1
Mohit Sharma 3-0-33-0
Raina to S Dhawan, no run
Raina to Finch, 1 run

he makes room and delicately dabs him to short third man

Raina to Finch, SIX runs

no sighters for Finch, he dances down the track and lofts him clean over deep midwicket

Raina to S Dhawan, 1 run
Raina to Ojha, OUT

has it come too late for Sunrisers? Tossed up on the pads and he looks to clear deep square leg and Negi runs to his left and judges it well

Naman Ojha c Negi b Raina 19 (24m 18b 0x4 1x6) SR: 105.55
Raina to Ojha, no run

softly clipped to the on side and Ojha wasn't actually ready

end of over 1711 runs
SRH: 168/1CRR: 9.88 RRR: 6.00
Naman Ojha19 (16)
Shikhar Dhawan55 (42)
Mohit Sharma 3-0-33-0
Suresh Raina 1-0-9-0

An understated fifty by Dhawan. SRH coasting this

Sharma to Ojha, 3 runs

punches this one down to long-on

Sharma to S Dhawan, 1 run

this is a low full toss which he punches towards mid-off, Negi dives

Sharma to S Dhawan, FOUR runs

it's been that kind of evening for Super Kings, Dhawan gives the charge, he gets an inside edge that sneaks past the stumps and bisects the gap between the keeper and short fine leg

Sharma to S Dhawan, 2 runs

a bit too straight and he swivels and clips it to the deep to bring up his fifty!

Rameez: "CSK losing 2- 3 matches is giving me a lot of headache...i wonder how Delhi fans are coping..." They must have gotten used to it last year

Sharma to S Dhawan, no run

he comes down the track and looks to swish that away somewhere but ends up swishing at thin air

Sharma to Ojha, 1 run

slower ball outside off and he punches it to Faf at point