IPL 9: Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad - As it happened...
Once again Hyderabad skipper David Warner (96) led his side from the front.
Hyderabad batsmen played sensibly to chase down the challenging total of 179 with an ease. SRH openers, Warner and Dhawan once again gave the team a solid start up front by adding 68-runs inside eight overs.
SunRisers Hyderabad Innings
Over 19.4 || Score 183/3 (Yuvraj 42, Cutting 21)
Mohit Sharma to bowl the last over. First ball, wide down the leg side. Next ball, Yuvi smacked the ball over cow corner for a massive six. 2nd ball, no run. 3rd ball, single from Yuvi's willow. 4th ball, Cutting hit a boundary to finish off the game in style. And with that hit David Warner-led Hyderabad beat Punjab by seven wickets, with two balls to spare.
Over 19 || Score 171/3 (Yuvraj 35, Cutting 17)
Sandeep Sharma to bowl the all crucial 2nd last over. Yuvraj took a single off the first ball. 2nd ball, no run. Double came off the next. 4th ball, Cutting's swung his bat to send the ball out of the park. Massive hitt! 5th ball, no run, Last ball, double from it. Hyderabad need 9 runs from 6 balls.
Over 18 || Score 160/3 (Yuvraj 34, Cutting 7)
Mohit Sharma to bowl. Yuvi dispatched the bowler for a six over off the first ball. Boundary towards point region off the next. Single off the third ball. Fourth ball, Cutting slogged the bowler for a six. Two single off the last two balls. Hyderabad need 20 runs from 12 balls.
Over 17 || Score 141/3 (Yuvraj 22, Cutting 1)
Axar Patel to bowl his last over. Superb over by the left-arm spinner. Just two runs came off it. Hyderabad need 39 runs from 18 balls.
Over 16 || Score 139/3 (Yuvraj 22)
Sandeep Sharma to bowl. For Hyderabad good thing is that both the set batsmen are in the middle. 4th ball was sent out of the park by Yuvi. In trying to up the ante Hooda sacrificed his wicket. Hyderabad need 41 runs from 24 balls.
DJ Hooda c Miller b Sandeep Sharma 34 (22b)
Over 15 || Score 130/2 (Yuvraj 14, Hooda 33)
Stoinis with his 3rd over. Lucky boundary from Hooda's willow off the third ball. Off the last ball again Hooda collected a boundary. Hyderabad need 50 runs from 30 balls.
Over 14 || Score 119/2 (Yuvraj 12, Hooda 24)
Yuvi hit a cracking shot towards mid-off to collect a boundary off Mohit Sharma's first ball. Then came five more singles from the over as the bowler conceded eight runs in it.
Over 13 || Score 110/2 (Yuvraj 5, Hooda 22)
Warner hit-wicket! Unfortunate dismissal for Hyderabad. Yuvraj Singh has come to the middle to join Hooda. Yuvi opened his account with a boundary off his the first ball he faced. Hooda finished the over with a six. 13 runs came from the over.
DA Warner hit wicket b Patel 52 (41b)
Over 12 || Score 97/1 (Warner 52, Hooda 14)
Anureet Singh with his 3rd over. Last ball was smacked for a boundary by Hooda as visitors collected 11 runs. Hyderabad need 83 runs from 48 balls.
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Over 11 || Score 86/1 (Warner 50, Hooda 6)
Sandeep Sharma back into the attack. Third ball was a loose delivery by the bowler as Warner collect his fifth boundary. He then took a single after a gap of one ball to complete his fifty. It's his 6th fifty of the season. He used 35 balls to reach the mark.
Over 10 || Score 78/1 (Warner 44, Hooda 5)
Stoinis back to bowl his 2nd over. Excellent over by the Australian, four runs came from it. Hyderabad need 102 runs from 60 balls.
Over 9 || Score 74/1 (Warner 42, Hooda 4)
Hooda is the new man to the crease. Tight 2nd over by Axar Patel. No boundary conceded by the bowler as six runs came from the over.
Over 8 || Score 70/1 (Warner 40)
Anureet Singh with his 2nd over. Dhawan run out! In trying to steal an extra run, Hyderabad lost Dhawan off the last ball. Direct hit by Mohit did the work for Punjab.
S Dhawan run out 25 (22b)
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Over 7 || Score 61/0 (Warner 39, Dhawan 20)
Punjab still looking for their first breakthrough. Axar Patel bowled a tight over first up, six runs came from it.
Over 6 || Score 55/0 (Warner 34, Dhawan 19)
Maxwell to bowl. Dhawan hit the last two balls for boundaries. And with that Hyderabad crossed the 50-run mark as well.
Over 5 || Score 44/0 (Warner 31, Dhawan 11)
Time for Marcus Stoinis to bowl his maiden over of the match. First ball was a gentle looser and Warner punched it towards cover region for a boundary. Fifth was hit over long off for a six by the Aussie. 13 runs came from the over.
Over 4 || Score 31/0 (Warner 19, Dhawan 10)
Poor start by Anureet Singh as both the batsmen hit him for a boundary each. 11 runs conceded by the seamer.
Over 3 || Score 20/0 (Warner 13, Dhawan 6)
First bowling change! Mohit Sharma into the attack. The seamer leaked four runs in his opening over.
Over 2 || Score 16/0 (Warner 11, Dhawan 4)
Warner hit two boundaries in the first two overs to made his intentions clear. Murali Vijay has surprised many by bowling the 2nd over of the match.
Kings XI Punjab Innings
Over 20 || Score 179/4 (Maxwell 0, Miller 20)
Bhuvi to bowl the last over of the innings. First ball was punched straight towards bowlers head for a boundary by Miller. Single off the next. Amal on strike, who needs four runs to touch the three figure mark. Third ball, no run. Fourth ball, Amla Out! 5th ball, no run. Last ball, Miller hit a six to end the proceedings as Punjab put up 179 on board.
Over 19 || Score 168/3 (Amla 96, Miller 9)
Mustafizur to bowl the penultimate over of the innings. From the 4th ball came a boundary from Millers's willow. Decent over by the seamer, eight runs came from the over.
Over 18 || Score 160/3 (Amla 94, Miller 3)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked his first wicket in the form of Gurkeerat. David Miller has walked in to bat with compatriot Amla. The opener has reached to 94 runs.
Gurkeerat Singh b Kumar 27 (20)
Over 17 || Score 148/2 (Amla 89, Gurkeerat 23)
Mustafizur was hit for two back-to-back boundaries by Amla off his first two balls. Last ball was again sent for the boundary by the South African. This time 14 came from the over.
Over 16 || Score 134/2 (Amla 76, Gurkeerat 22)
Henriques to bowl. Amla up the ante in the over by hitting the bowler for a boundary and a six. Big over for Punjab as 13 came off it.
Over 15 || Score 121/2 (Amla 64, Gurkeerat 21)
Mustafizur Rahman with his 2nd over. Gurkeerat hit a boundary off the first ball. But the Bangladeshi made a super comeback after that as he gave just two runs in the next five balls.
Over 14 || Score 115/2 (Amla 64, Gurkeerat 15)
Nehra back into the attack. Both the batsmen hit a boundary each. Nehra got injured during his run-up off the last ball. It seemed that he twisted his ankle. Cutting was called to bowl the last ball.
Over 13 || Score 102/2 (Amla 59, Gurkeerat 7)
Karn with his last over. Off the 5th ball, Amla played an inside-out shot to hit the bowler towards extra coves for a boundary. Nine came from the over. Punjab crossed the 100-run mark as well.
Over 12 || Score 93/2 (Amla 54, Gurkeerat 5)
Saha Out! Poor shot selection by Saha cost Punjab a wicket. Gurkeerat Singh has come to the middle after the loss of Hyderabad's 2nd wicket. Gurkeerat opend his account with the help of a boundary.
WP Saha c Hooda b Henriques 27 (23b)
Over 11 || Score 87/1 (Amla 53, Saha 27)
Karn Sharma with his 3rd over. Amla took a single off the first ball to complete his fifty. He used mere 30 balls to reach the mark, with the help of seven boundaries and a six. Saha has now started looking for the opportunities to collect boundaries.
Over 10 || Score 77/1 (Amla 49, Saha 21)
Amla hit a glorious cover drive of Yuvraj's 4th ball to reach to 48. Saha too hit a boundary off the last ball as Yuvi gave 11 runs in his opening over.
Over 9 || Score 66/1 (Amla 43, Saha 16)
Karn Sharma to continue. Another excellent over by the leggie. He is not giving any room to the batsmen to free their arms. Five came from the over.
Over 8 || Score 61/1 (Amla 42, Saha 12)
Moises Henriques set to bowl is first over. Amla hit his 6th boundary towards third man off the third ball. Ten runs came from the over. Amla eight runs shy of his fifty.
Over 7 || Score 51/1 (Amla 34, Saha 10)
Spin for the first time as Karn Sharma has come into the attack. Tight over by the leggie as he gave just four runs. Punjab crossed the 50-run mark.
Over 6 || Score 47/1 (Amla 32, Saha 8)
Double bowling change! Ben Cutting to bowl his first over. Expensive first over by the seamer as both the batsmen hit him for a boundary each. Ten came from the over.
Over 5 || Score 37/1 (Amla 27, Saha 3)
Vijay Out! Mustafizur gave Hyderabad their first breakthrough. It's a slower one from the Bangladeshi that has done the trick. Wriddhiman Saha is the new man to the crease.
M Vijay c Warner b Mustafizur Rahman 6 (12b)
Over 4 || Score 33/0 (Amla 26, Vijay 6)
Amla is dealing in boundaries and sixes as he once again hit Nehra for a six, straight over his head off the 4th ball. Expensive over by the ageing bowler, 11 came from the over.
Over 3 || Score 22/0 (Amla 18, Vijay 3)
Bhuvi to continue. Tight over by the seamer as he conceded mere three runs.
Over 2 || Score 19/0 (Amla 17, Vijay 1)
Seasoned campaigner Ashish Nehra with the ball. Amla hit three boundaries in the over to collect 12 from the over.
Over 1 || Score 7/0 (Amla 5, Vijay 1)
Amla and Vijay have come to the middle to open Punjab's innings, while, Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bowl the opening over of the match. Amla opened his account with the help of a boundary. Seven came from the over.
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Kings XI Punjab have won the TOSS and decided to bat first.
Welcome to our LIVE UPDATES of the 46th match of the Indian Premier League's ninth edition, which is being played between Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad at PCA IS Bindra Stadium, Chandigarh.
After a disappointing loss against Delhi Daredevils in their last game, table toppers Hyderabad will look to get back to the winning ways, when they face perennial strugglers Punjab.
Seeing the Hyderabad side in action has been a treat to watch, with its bowlers and batsmen clicking collectively.
Captain Warner is one of the highest run-getters in this edition and he single-handedly led the team to victory more than once. He is among the most successful batsmen in the league, making fifty-plus scores every three innings.
The other opener Shikhar Dhawan has also been in good form steering the team in the event of his skipper's early dismissal. Even in their last game against Delhi, Warner (46) and Dhawan (34) had made their contribution with the bat.
For Punjab, a win against Mumbai Indians yesterday has infused new energy in the team and they will be eager to win all the remaining three matches.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (C), Ashish Reddy, Ricky Bhui, Bipul Sharma, Trent Boult, Ben Cutting, Shikhar Dhawan, Moises Henriques, Deepak Hooda, Siddarth Kaul, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Abhimanyu Midtun, Eoin Morgan, Mustafizur Rahman, Ashish Mehra, Naman Ojha, Vijay Shanker, Karn Sharma, Barinder Sran, T Suman, Aditya Tare, Kane Williamson, Yuvraj Singh.
Kings XI Punjab: Murali Vijay (capt), Hashim Amla, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Gurkeerat Singh, David Miller, Axar Patel, Wriddhiman Saha, Mohit Sharma, KC Cariappa, Sandeep Sharma, Anureet Singh, Armaan Jaffer, Kyle Abbott, Farhaan Behardien, Rishi Dhawan, Mitchell Johnson, Nikhil Naik, Manan Vohra, Pradeep Sahu, Swapnil Singh, Shradul Thakur.