Indian Premier League 2016: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rising Pune Supergiants - As it happened...

Finally, after losing four matches on the trot, Pune added two points in their kitty. 

Indian Premier League 2016: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rising Pune Supergiants - As it happened...

No more action from the ground as Dhoni-led Pune beat Hyderabad by 34 runs (D/L method).

Rain again interrupted play. But good news for Supergiants as they are 34 runs ahead of the DLS par score. But the umpires can wait till 12:15 am before taking a final decision. 

Rising Pune Supergiants Innings

Over 11 || Score 94/3 (Smith 46)

Off the last ball, Nehra picked up the wicket of Dhoni. But now it's a day late and a dollar short for the Hyderabad as Pune need mere 25 runs from 54 balls.

Over 10 || Score 88/2 (Dhoni 5, Smith 41)

Finally Henriques gave Hyderabad their 2nd breakthrough in the form of Faf. Skipper MS Dhoni walked into the middle and he opened his account with a boundary.  

F du Plessis c Ojha b Henriques 30 (21b)

Over 8 || Score 71/1 (Du Plessis 29, Smith 33)

Henriques to bowl. Both the batsmen are playing free-flowing cricket. Last ball was dispatched for a six by Faf towards mid-wicket. Eight from the over. 

Over 7 || Score 63/1 (Du Plessis 22, Smith 32)

Most expensive over off the innings as Bipul Sharma gave away 17 runs. First Faf hit a boundary and a six and then off the last ball, Smith collected a boundary. 

Over 6 || Score 46/1 (Du Plessis 10, Smith 27)

Rahman with his 2nd over. Smith is looking in a hurry to finish off the game as he whipped the bowler twice towards mid-wicket to collect two boundaries. The bowler conceded 11 runs. 

Over 5 || Score 35/1 (Du Plessis 10, Smith 17)

Nehra with his 2nd over. Sloppy fielding by Tare at deep square leg gave Smith another boundary. Another good over for RSP as the seamer leaked 11 runs. 

Over 4 || Score 24/1 (Du Plessis 9, Smith 12)

Premier Bangladeshi seamer Mustafizur Rahman into the attack. Smith collected two consecutive boundary in the over. Expensive over first up by the left-arm pacer, 11 came from it.  

Over 3 || Score 13/1 (Du Plessis 9, Smith 3)

From the third ball came a boundary from Du Plessis' willow. Good over for RPS as eight came from it. 

Over 2 || Score 5/1 (Du Plessis 4, Smith 0)

Nehra to bowl the over. Du Plessis pulled the bowler for a boundary off the 2nd ball. Five from the over. 

Over 1 || Score 0/1 (Du Plessis 0, Smith 0)

Bhuvneshwar bowled a wicket maiden first up as he got the better of Rahane off the 5th ball. Steve Smith is the new man in. What an over to start with. 

AM Rahane c Morgan b Kumar 0 (5b) 

Sunrisers Hyderabad Innings

Over 20 || Score 118/8 (Dhawan 56, Nehra 0)

Thisara Perera to bowl the last over. Bhuvneshwar on fire as hit two consecutive boundaries off the first two boundaries. Bhuvi Out! 13 came from the last over as Hyderabad put up 118 on board.  

B Kumar c du Plessis b Perera 21 (8b)

Over 19 || Score 105/7 (Dhawan 53, Bhuvneshwar 11)

Direct hit by Thisara and Bipul got run out! New man Bhuvneshwar Kumar first hit a boundary and then launched the bowler for a six. 13 from the over.     

Bipul Sharma run out 5 (5b)

Over 18 || Score 92/6 (Dhawan 53, Bipul 5)

Perera back into action. Dhawan completed his fifty in style as he smacked the bowler over cow corner for a six. 11 came from the over. 

Over 17 || Score 81/6 (Dhawan 45, Bipul 2)

Dinda is back into the attack. The seamer is on fire as he rattled the stumps of Ojha. Three from the over along with the wicket. Bipul Sharma is the new man in.  

NV Ojha b Dinda 18 (21b)

Over 16 || Score 78/5 (Dhawan 44, Ojha 18)

After R Ashwin finished his bowling quota, Murugan Ashwin has come into the attack. Rahane Dropped Dhawan in the fifth ball. But still runs are not coming in boundaries for Hyderabad.  

Over 15 || Score 72/5 (Dhawan 40, Ojha 16)

Ojha broke the shackles as he hit Bhatia for a six over mid-wicket. First six of the match. Expensive over as 13 came from it.    

Over 14 || Score 59/5 (Dhawan 36, Ojha 8)

Ashwin to bowl his last over. Onus is on opener Dhawan to give some respectability to their total. The offie conceded six runs in the over. 

Over 13 || Score 53/5 (Dhawan 32, Ojha 6)

First ball by Bhatia was lofted over his head by Dhawan to get a boundary. Finally, Hyderabad crossed the 50-run mark in the 13th over. Eight runs from the over.     

Over 12 || Score 45/5 (Dhawan 26, Ojha 4)

R Ashwin with another over. It seems as if both the batsmen are playing a Test match. They should at least look for singles. Again three runs from the over. 

Over 11 || Score 42/5 (Dhawan 24, Ojha 3)

Now comes veteran all-rounder Rajat Bhatia to bowl his first over. Right on the money from the word go as he gave away mere three runs.  

Over 10 || Score 39/5 (Dhawan 22, Ojha 2)

Ashwin to continue. Tight over by the offie as he conceded mere three runs.  

Over 9 || Score 36/5 (Dhawan 19, Ojha 2) 

Marsh picked up his 2nd wicket as Henriques got Out after scoring just one run. Batting collapse for Hyderabad. Naman Ojha joined Dhawan in the middle. 

MC Henriques c Dhoni b Marsh 1 (4b)

Over 8 || Score 32/4 (Dhawan 17)

Ashwin to bowl his opening over. Wicket! Soft dismissal as Hooda miss-timed his reverse sweep and gave a simple catch to Dhoni, behind the stumps. Moises Henriques walked into the middle. 

DJ Hooda c Dhoni b R Ashwin 1 (9b)

Over 7 || Score 29/3 (Dhawan 16, Hooda 1)

Perera with his 2nd over. The Sri Lankan gave no room to the batsmen to free their arms as he conceded just two runs. 

Over 6 || Score 27/3 (Dhawan 16, Hooda 0)

This time Marsh gave Pune their third breakthrough. Morgan out for a duck. Deepak Hooda walked into bat as Hyderabad lost wickets in a heap. 

EJG Morgan c Dhoni b Marsh 0 (2)

Over 5 || Score 26/2 (Dhawan 14)

Cagey start by Sunrisers batsmen. Wicket-taking bowler Dinda is back. Lucky boundary in the first ball from Warner's willow. Tare Out! Dinda strikes again. 

Over 4 || Score 19/1 (Dhawan 7, Tare 8)

Marsh to continue. Fourth ball was on the pads and Tare rolled the ball towards mid-wicket for a boundary. Still mere six runs came from the over, all from Tare's willow. 

Over 3 || Score 13/1 (Dhawan 7, Tare 2)

Thisara Perera with his first over. Tare opened his account with the help of a single. Six runs came from the over.  

Over 2 || Score 7/1 (Dhawan 3, Tare 0)

Mitchell Marsh into the attack. Dhawan opened his account off the first ball with the help of a double. Tare is still on zero.  

Over 1 || Score 4/1 (Dhawan 0, Tare 0)

Sunrisers off to a poor start as they lost their skipper in the first over. Dinda picked up the wicket. Aditya Tare is the new man in.    

DA Warner c Rahane b Dinda 0 (4b)

Here is the latest update.

Good news for the IPL lovers as the covers are off and the live action is mere few minutes away.  

Here is an update: Due to heavy rain stadium has been covered with plastic covers.  

The stage is set - @SunRisers v @RPSupergiants #SRHvRPS #VIVOIPL

Playing XI

F du Plessis, A Rahane, S Smith, S Tiwary, MS Dhoni, M Marsh, T Perera, R Bhatia, R Ashwin, A Dinda, M Ashwin.

SRH: D Warner, S Dhawan, M Henriques, A Tare, N Ojha, D Hooda, E Morgan, B Sharma, B Kumar, A Nehra, Mustafizur Rahman. 

Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the TOSS and decided to bowl first. 

Welcome to our LIVE UPDATES of the 22nd match of the Indian Premier League, which is being played between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rising Pune Supergiants. 

On one end, where MS Dhoni-led Pune are struggling to find the winning combination, Hyderabad are flying high after winning their last three matches on the trot.

Injury of star batsman Kevin Pietersen, who has ruled out of the IPL, has added batting woes of the Pune franchise.

On the other hand, for Sunrisers there is a good news as two of their senior players in Yuvraj Singh and Ashish Nehra are looking set to make a comeback.

SRH skipper David Warner has been going through a purple patch and as the tournament is progressing, other batsmen in the team are also chipping in. 

When it comes to their bowlers, Bhuvneshwar Kumar is leading the bowling pack and is currently the second- highest wicket taker with eight scalps from five games. Mustafizur Rahman is also a value addition for the team.

However, for Pune their bowling is a major concern. 

Pacer Ishant Sharma is not regarded a potent T20 bowler and has been on and off the playing eleven while the likes of Thissara Perera and Albie Morkel needs to shoulder more responsibility in the pace unit.

Medium-pacer Rajat Bhatia has been impressed but the Supergiants have been hit hard by the inconsistent performances of spin trio of Ravichandran Ashwin, Murugan Ashwin and Ankit Sharma.


Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (C), Ashish Reddy, Ricky Bhui, Bipul Sharma, Trent Boult, Ben Cutting, Shikar 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 and Yuvraj Singh.

Rising Pune Supergiants: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Kevin Pietersen, Faf du Plessis, Steve Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Jaskaran Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ankit Sharma, Albie Morkel, Irfan Pathan, Ishant Sharma, Ishwar Pandey, Thisara Perera, Saurabh Tiwary, RP Singh, Rajat Bhatia, Ankush Bains, Baba Aparajith, Murugan Ashwin, Ashok Dinda, Deepak Chahar, Scott Boland, Peter Handscomb, Adam Zampa.

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