IPL 2017, Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad — As it happened...
Welcome to our live coverage of the match 33 of the IPL 2017, between Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad, being played at PCA IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh.
MAXIMUM SIXES- David Warner
STYLISH PLAYER- Shaun Marsh
MAN OF THE MATCH- Rashid Khan
SRH win by 26 runs
Kings XI Punjab Innings; Target 208
Over 20 | Score 181/9 | ; Ishant 5 (2)
Experienced Ashish Nehra comes into the attack for the final over, while Punjab goes eight down Mohit is the man to depart off the very second ball
MM Sharma c Hooda b Nehra 2 (4b)
Ishant Sharma in the new batsman. Gets a four to convince himself somehow. Last ball, WICKET again- Anureet it is.
Anureet Singh c Williamson b Nehra 15 (12b)
Thats a win for SRH, their first on an away ground and a well comfortable victory indeed.
Over 19 | Score 175/7 | Anureet 14 (10) ; Mohit 2 (2)
12 more deliveries to go, 41 needed off it. Impossible is the word now. Bhuvi back in for his final over now. Third ball, slower to the off as Anureet slices it over backward point for a boundary. Eight off the over.
Over 18 | Score 167/7 | Anureet 8 (7) ; Mohit 0 (0)
Kaul returns back for his fourth and final over now. Four runs of the first half off the over and then comes the seventh wicket. Good length, off the middle of the bat, flies high, high, Wrner running in from the deep and takes it.
AR Patel c Warner b Kaul 16 (9b)
Over 17 | Score 158/6 | Anureet 2 (3) ; Axar 13 (6)
And it is Ashish Nehra into the attack now for his third over. It seems all hope for Kings to somehow chase at least to the doorway of the massive target is over. Two new batsmen at crease, but need to pull off an absolute stunner of a miracle to grab the momentum.
Third ball, places it wide off Axar as he stretches out to edge it past the keepr for a boundary. And then again, this time off a cover drive. Dozen off the over.
Over 16 | Score 146/6 | Anureet 1 (1) ; Axar 2 (2)
Crucial time in the game as Warner brings in Bhuvneshwar Kumar. First ball, full toos, well wide as Marsh cuts it down point for a four. Two singles off the next two deliveries. Then goes the knuckle ball as Marsh rockets it high over to long-on as Hooda once again getting things right as Shaun Marsh departs
SE Marsh c Hooda b Kumar 84 (50b)
Over 15 | Score 138/5 | Marsh 80 (47) ;
And it is Siddarth Kaul in for his third over now. And it is Marsh who keeps Punjab team in the hunt with his aggressive batting. Its four, then a six and then a four again. Absolute firing at Mohali as the crowd goes berserk. And then comes a NO BALL. Thsi is what the Kings were looking for. FREE HIT for Marsh and its just a single off the yorker. Wasted! And then Mr Kaul strikes with a low, seming in ball with rips off the off stump as Saha departs once again scoring absolutely negligible.
WP Saha b Kaul 2 (4b)
Over 14 | Score 121/4 | Marsh 65 (42) ; Saha 1 (2)
And a big bash blast over where a splendid 19 runs were pumped up, Rashid Khan comes up into the attack and he strikes it. Eoin Morgan goes for the big shot, but off the upper edge it flies to Depak Hooda at long-on, who this time takes it comfortably.
EJG Morgan c Hooda b Rashid Khan 26 (21b)
Marsh continues the rampage with a boundary to end the over.
Over 12 | Score 96/3 | Marsh 48 (35) ; Morgan 19 (18)
And it is Rashid Khan back in for his third over to spoild their hopes. Ohh, four carved down backward point by Shaun Marsh. They do need more off it, to gain that momentum.
Over 11 | Score 88/3 | Marsh 42 (32) ; Morgan 17 (15)
Moises Henriques returns back for his second over now. And Morgan slashes him for two back-to-back boundaries. Both outside off, and both struck down cover. 12 off the over, so somewhat better than the previous over where Kings scooped up just one off it.
Over 9 | Score 75/3 | Marsh 40 (28) ; Morgan 6 (7)
It is Siddarth Kaul now into the attack for his second over. Picked up the big gun in the very first over, that too for a duck- Glenn Maxwell. Has also been quite impressive so far in the tournament. Just five off the over.
Over 8 | Score 70/3 | Marsh 38 (25) ; Morgan 3 (4)
And it is Rashid Khan into the attack now. Beware for the googlies, Kings! Just a singles off the first half off the over. And that is it off the over. Excellent from the young Afgahn lad.
Over 7 | Score 67/3 | Marsh 38 (21) ; Morgan 2 (2)
Overseas star Moises Henriques into the attack now, up against his own countryman. And off it goes for a boundary off the very first delivery. Run rate is still looking well- 9.75 now, just that three wickets down looks a bit ugly and anxious enough for the team and for the home fans. Eight off the over.
Over 6 | Score 59/3 | Marsh 32 (17) ; Morgan 0 (0)
Last over of power-play as SRH bring in Deepak Hooda into the attack now. Third delivery, full, straight as Marsh volleys it high over the bowler and dismissed it into the crowd. And then a boundary off the very next delivery. Only Marsh can pull things up for Kings. 16 already off the five deliveries. Single to finish off the over.
Over 4 || Score 37/2 - Shaun Marsh 10(6b); Glenn Maxwell 0(1b)
Hyderabad skipper David Warner stuck with Ashish Nehra. And again, leaked plenty of runs, but there was a good return.
A four to start, hit by Shaun Marsh, over the extra cover fielder. A dot ball, then a four, again by Marsh. This time, the Aussie played a cut shot to beat the third man fielder.
WICKET: Manan Vohra c Siddhart Kaul b Ashish Nehra 3 (6b)
A single, the Manan Vohra played a lazy looking straight drive, which ended up as a catch for Siddarth Kaul at mid-on.
New man Glenn Maxwell defended the last ball of the over. Nine runs and wicket from it.
Over 3 || Score 28/1 - Manan Vohra 3(5b); Shaun Marsh 1 (2b)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar continued with his second over, and his famous knuckle-ball got the better of Martin Guptill. A single off the first ball to Manan Vohra, then Guptill reached out to play the off-cutter, and it ended with as a catch for Moises Henriques at cover.
WICKET: Martin Guptill c Moises Henriques b Bhuvneshwar Kumar 23 (11b)
New man Shaun Marsh took two balls to open his account.
Brilliant over from Bhuvi. Three runs and a wicket from it.
Over 2 || Score 25/0 - Martin Guptill 23(10b); Manan Vohra 2(2b)
Ashish Nehra shared the new ball with Bhuvneshwar, and the veteran pacer ran into Martin Guptill.
A single to Manan Vohra to start the over, then a dot ball to Guptill. The Kiwi then pulled mercilessly a good ball for a six. It was followed by a murderous cover drive for a four. A dot ball, then a half pull for another four.
15 runs from the over. Guptill showing what the IPL has been missing for a long time.
Over 1 || Score 10/0 - Martin Guptill 9(5b); Manan Vohra 1(1b)
Tournament's leading wicket-taker Bhuvneshwar Kumar resumed the proceedings at Mohali, and on strike was Martin Guptill, playing his IPL match this season.
Two singles off the first two balls, then the Kiwi opener has a brilliant cover drive for a four. A dot ball, then finished the over with a classy straight drive. 10 runs from the over.
KXIP need 208 runs to win off 120 deliveries
Over 20 | Score 207/3 | Williamson 54 (25) ; Henriques 7 (6)
And it Mohit Sharma in for the last six deliveries. Two balls, two singles. Excellent start from Mohit, bringing variations indeed. Then comes a short, slow delivery, Henriques waits and then strikes it down midwicket to take a two. 200 up for SRH. Yorker again form and single it is. Fifth ball, Williamson scoops the slower, well off delivery over fine leg for a boundary. Fifty up for the Kiwi. Two off the last ball.
Over 19 | Score 196/3 | Williamson 47 (24) ; Henriques 3 (3)
Ishant Sharma it is now, up for final over. Second delivery, length ball, middle stump and Kane ramps it over midwicket for a maximum. Sailed it into the crowd. And then comes up a four. Yorker, well off as Williamsom bends down to slash it down backward point for a boundary. 200 still looks strong for Hyderabad. Fifth delivery, shorter, well off as Kane slaps it high into the air, over to the long-on region, but Manan Vohra jumps into the air and saves the six. Exceptionally inhumane!
Over 18 | Score 176/3 | Williamson 27 (18) ; Henriques 3 (2)
And it is Maxwell into his final over and he strikes again this time dismissing Yuvraj Singh. Flatter delivery, off the middle off the bat flies high over to the Axar Patel at long-on. No mistake from Patel as Hyderabad go three down.
Yuvraj Singh c Patel b Maxwell 15 (12b)
Moises Henriques is the new man in. Good time for him to come out as Hyderabad needs to strike big to walk down to 200. So it is just five off the over.
Over 17 | Score 171/2 | Williamson 25 (16) ; Yuvraj 15 (10)
And now it is Cariappa leading the way to the 17th over. First ball, places it well off, over-pitched as Yuvraj slashes it down point but fielder there...misses it. Poor, absolutely poor! And then again off the fourth ball. High full toss, well off and Yuvraj slapping it down cover for a boundary again. 11 off the over.
Over 15 | Score 155/2 | Williamson 23 (14) ; Yuvraj 1 (1)
And it Mohit Sharma into the attack only to be dismissed off the first slower delivery for a four and then comes the wicket. Dhawan is the man to be dismissed off a perfect catch by the skipper in the deep.
S Dhawan c Maxwell b MM Sharma 77 (48b)
Yuvraj Singh is the new man in. Returns after two matches. Was down with flu.
Over 14 | Score 143/1 | Williamson 16 (11) ; Dhawan 73 (46)
Cariappa back into the attack now for his third over. Two quick twos off the very first two deliveries. The next two deliveries goes for two singles. And then a boundary off the fifth ball. Quicker delivery, but Dhawan effortlessly flicks it high over midwicket for a boundary. A dozen off the over.
Over 13 | Score 131/1 | Williamson 15 (10) ; Dhawan 63 (41)
Axar now returns back for his third over now. Four ball, for runs so far as Kings are slowing tuning up pressure now, but with Dhawan still at crease things are still far from relaxation. Last ball, Willamson goes for a maximum. Slight flat, outside off and Willamson pulls it over midwicket to notch it up.
Over 12 | Score 120/1 | Williamson 6 (6) ; Dhawan 61 (39)
Kane Willaimson is the new man in now as Cariappa continues into his second over. Three singles already off the first half off the over. Just seven off the over. Rather tidy indeed.
Over 10 | Score 107/1 | 0 (0) ; Dhawan 55 (33)
Maxwell returns back for his second over as both the batsmen reach their half-century off a single each. Fourth ball, turns to leg as Dhawan drifts the pace past the keeper for a boundary.
And finally a breakthrough for the Kings. Wicket! Length ball, spinning off as Warner was looking for a slog over midwicket, but the ball turns well below to send the bails all red. Skipper gets the skipper.
DA Warner b Maxwell 51 (27b)
Over 9 | Score 99/0 | Warner 49 (24) ; Dhawan 49 (30)
Anureet Singh into the attack. First ball, over-pitched, outside off as Dhawan swings his bat. Off the inner edge and the chinese cut brings up another boundary. Seven already racked up in three deliveries. And then a boundary by Warner down square-leg. More and more as the bowler and the team faces early pressure from the left-handed duo. Fifth ball, outside off and he surgically cuts it down point for a boundary.
Over 8 | Score 83/0 | Warner 40 (20) ; Dhawan 40 (27)
And it is Maxwell now taking up things on his shoulder. Comes into the attack, but the duo at crease is playing some delightful bit of crickrt at Mohali. Complete domination. 11 off the over as SRH are moving things confidently at an incredible 10 per over.
Over 7 | Score 72/0 | Warner 33 (18) ; Dhawan 38 (24)
After that short time-out its Cariappa into the attack pnly to join all the battering that the rest faced so far. Third ball, spins to the leg as Dhawan sweeps it elegantly past the keeper for a boundary. And the Warner ends the over with a maximum.
Over 6 | Score 60/0 | Warner 26 (15) ; Dhawan 33 (20)
Last over of power-play band Ishant Sharma back in for his third over now. Four! Banged down midwicket by Shikhar Dhawan. So far, eight runs already racked up off the four deliveries bowled. Last ball goes for a two.
Over 5 | Score 50/0 | Warner 25 (13) ; Dhawan 24 (16)
Glenn Maxwell now want to test the batsmen up for some spin attack. Introduces Axar Patel. Second ball, tossed up, spins outside as Warner waits for to punch it off his backfoot down mid-on for a boundary. And then a six! Ramps it off from his toe over long-off. And then again. Warner punishing Axar.
Over 4 | Score 33/0 | Warner 9 (9) ; Dhawan 23 (15)
And Mohit Sharma steps into the attack now. Just a single off the first two deliveries. And then a glamorous shot down the wicket. Third delivery, straight and Warner makes some room to muscle it straight through. And then again, this time from Shikhar Dhawan. Fourth ball, back of the length, straight as Dhawan crackles it over midwicket for a four.
Over 3 | Score 22/0 | Warner 4 (6) ; Dhawan 17 (12)
Ishant Sharma returns back for his second over. Second delivery, shorter, paced -up and Dhawan uses the pace to flick it off hhis wrist for a maximum over fine leg. Nine off the over.
Over 2 | Score 13/0 | Warner 3 (5) ; Dhawan 9 (7)
And it is Anureet Singh to share the new ball. Right-arm fast medium. Second delivery, shorter, seaming off and Dhawan pulls it down midwicket for a four. And then again, another boundary. This time pressing to the leg side as he gently tucks it down fine leg for a four. Single off the last ball.
Over 1 | Score 3/0 | Warner 2 (4) ; Dhawan 0 (2)
Kings step in with some real big changes today. Morgan included, season debutant Martin Guptill finally make it to the playing XI, Ishant makes a return. Young Anureet is also included. Well Sandeep Sharma has been dropped while Amal and Natarajan are both injured. Good news for SRH is Yuvi is back.
Openers Warner and Dhawan at right at the pitch with the tall pacer Ishant Sharam starting off with the new ball.
Five deliveries so far and just three runs scored. Last ball, dot. Excellent start by Ishant.
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TOSS TIME: KXIP win toss, elects to bowl first
Defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad will sure start as the favourites in today's match against Kings XI Punjab. But Glenn Maxwell's outfit has enough firepower to dismantle any opposition. What they need is consistency.
The David Warner-led Hyderabad have won four out of eight games so far and have shared the points in a rain-abandoned outing against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
The visitors are placed third with nine points and would certainly have the upper-hand against Kings XI Punjab, who have managed to win just three of their seven games.
KXIP's Head of cricket of operations Virender Sehwag has said that all the upcoming matches are going to be crucial for his team.
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In their previous meeting in the first-leg, despite Manan Vohra's 50-ball 95 Punjab failed to beat Sunrisers, with Bhuvneshwar Kumar producing a magical spell of 4-0-19-5.
Today will, once again, will witness the these class players leading their respective sides. But the class is not only about them. There are the likes of Hashim Amla, David Warner, Maxwell, etc.
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One talk which has dominated the pre-match is the return of Darren Sammy. The West Indies' World Cup winning star is a legend in T20.
Kings XI Punjab: Manan Vohra, Hashim Amla, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell (C), Darren Sammy, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Axar Patel, KC Cariappa, Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Moises Henriques, Yuvraj Singh, Naman Ojha (wk), Bipul Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Siraj, Siddarth Kaul
Kings XI Punjab: Glenn Maxwell (capt), David Miller, Manan Vohra, Hashim Amla, Shaun Marsh, Armaan Jaffer, Martin Guptill, Eoin Morgan, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Arman Jaffer, Anureet Singh, Mohit Sharma, KC Cariappa, Pradeep Sahu, Swapnil Singh, T Natrajan, Matt Henry, Varun Aaron, Axar Patel, Marcus Stoinis, Gurkeerat Mann, Rahul Tewatia, Darren Sammy, Wriddhiman Saha, Nikhil Naik, Ishant Sharma.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner(Captain), Tanmay Agarwal, Ricky Bhui, Bipul Sharma, Ben Cutting, Shikhar Dhawan, Eklavya Dwivedi, Moises Henriques, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan,Siddharth Kaul, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ben Laughlin, AbhimanyuMithun, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammed Siraj, Mustafizur Rahman,Ashish Nehra, Naman Ojha (wk), Rashid Khan, Vijay Shankar,Barinder Sran, Pravin Tambe, Kane Williamson and Yuvraj Singh.
When and where to watch the match:
Date & Time: April 28 (Friday) at 08:00 pm IST
Venue: PCA IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh.
TV Listing: Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony ESPN, Sony ESPN HD and SET MAX.
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New Delhi: Welcome to our live coverage of the match 33 of the IPL 2017, between Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad, being played at PCA IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh.