IPL 2017, GL vs SRH: How David Warner helped Sunrisers Hyderabad thrash Gujarat Lions to seal playoffs spot

first_imgCaptain and opener David Warner carried his bat through the innings with an unbeaten 69 as Sunrisers Hyderabad thrashed Gujarat Lions by eight wickets to seal a play-offs berth in the Indian Premier League. (Scorecard | Points table)Warner shared 133 runs with Vijay Shankar (63 not out) for the unbroken third wicket stand as the Sunrisers chased down the target of 155 with 11 balls to spare by reaching to 158 for 2 in 18.1 overs at the Green Park.With the win in their last league match, the Sunrisers collected 17 points from 14 matches to seal a knock-out stage berth. HIGHLIGHTS: HYDERABAD INNINGS:19.37 IST: Mohammed Siraj is the man-of-the-match. “I liked my 4th wicket the most. The wicket was a bit slow so I cut down the pace to prevent runs. Ithelps a lot to bowl with Bhuvi and Kaul, Bhuvi keeps advising on whereto bowl.”19.35 IST: David Warner: It would have been a shame to miss out on theplayoffs. We tried to communicate after the first wicket. When we lostcouple of wickets we realized the wicket was slowing up. Credit to Siraj for the way he bowled. India have got some brilliant pace bowlingnames.. from Bumrahs to Bhuvis to Ishants, the list just goes on. Ithink it is all about batting around to each other. To have the luxuryto have guys come and rotate strike in the middle overs. We are veryhappy. With the way this wicket was, we knew this was going to be toughas the ball got older. Obviously we are not worrying about the next fewgames. We will take one game at a time. Thanks to all the people whocame out to watch the last couple of games.advertisement19.30 IST: Suresh Raina: It’s been that way for a couple of games, lack ofexperienced bowlers cost us. Credit to SRH, they had a game plan andwent along with it. It was a disappointing year this time around, butthere was some positives – the bowling of Basil Thampi was excellent,Ishan Kishan batted very well. Disappointing season, we need to forgetthis year – we didn’t play well as an unit. Thanks to the crowd inKanpur and Rajkot, the support here was outstanding and the facilitieswere great as well. Thankful to the administrators and the groundsmenfor their work. We had a fine platform set today, but we lost our waycompletely after the first 10 overs.19.26 IST: Dhawan got off to a flying start with Warner playing calmly from theother end. But Praveen Kumar pulled things back when he sent back theformer and Henriques in his second over. David Warner kept marching oncalmly and had the young Vijay Shankar for company on the other end.They both managed to get a reprieve and that was it for the home side as both of them registered fifties and saw their team through the line.19.23 IST: Hyderabad have pulled it off in style and booked their place in theplayoffs. After winning the toss, Hyderabad put Gujarat to bat first who started off really well when Ishan Kishan and Dwayne Smith went allguns blazing. Once they departed, the hosts went down like a pack ofcard and only managed to post a total just above 150 on the board. Theyhad to do something special with the ball to restrict the opposition.19.21 IST: FOUR! Playoff spot, sealed for Hyderabad! Fuller on middle, Warner getsunder it and just lofts it over the head of the bowler for a boundary. HYDERABAD WIN BY 8 WICKETS!19.18 IST: FOUR! Good shot! Shorter in length outside off, Vijay Shankar gets under it and pulls it over mid-wicket. The ball falls just near the ropes.The umpire refer it upstairs to check if it was a boundary or a maximum. Replays show it was a boundary. Hyderabad need 1 run now!19.17 IST: FOUR! What timing! Good length around off, Shankar just stands tall andclips it through mid-wicket. The ball just races away to the fence.19.14 IST: FOUR! Poor ball and punished! Slants it on the pads, Warner just tickles it past the keeper for a boundary. Hyderabad need 13 more in 18 balls. SRH 142/2 in 17 overs, chasing 15519.10 IST: Hyderabad need 20 more in 24 balls. Time-Out signalled.19.06 IST: Maiden fifty for Vijay Shankar off 35 balls. 19.04 IST: FOUR! Too easy! Lands it outside off, Warner gets in position to reverse sweep it. Gets it off the toe end to the third man fence.19.02 IST: FOUR! Hit away! Full outside off, Shankar gets across and flays it over covers for a boundary. SRH 127/2 in 15 overs, chasing 155.advertisement19.01 IST: FOUR! The luck is with Hyderbaad! Shorter in length on the stumps,Shankar goes for the pull. He gets it off the top edge down to the fineleg fence.19.00 IST: Meanwhile, Gujarat’s collapse is the worst in T20s after a 100-run opening stand.Worst collapses in T20s after a 100-run opening stand:43-10 (111/0 to 154 ao) #GLvSRH Tonight64-10 (101/0 to 165 ao) DC v RCB, 2011#IPL- Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) May 13, 201718.55 IST: Warner brings up his fifty off 41 balls. SRH 112/2 in 13 overs, chasing 155. 18.53 IST: FOUR! Lovely placement! Good length outside off, Warner gets on top of it and crunches it past point for a boundary.18.50 IST: FOUR! More runs! Floats it outside off again, wider this time, Shankar gets under it and lofts it over extra cover for a boundary. Top batting from the Indian youngster. Hyderabad need 53 more in 48 balls. SRH 102/2 in 12 overs, chasing 15518.49 IST: FOUR! Good shot! Floats it outside off, Shankar gets under it and hits it over the head of the bowler for a boundary. This is a good supporting knock by Shankar.18.48 IST: FOUR! In the gap! Shorter on the stumps, Warner stays back and thumps it through mid-wicket for a boundary.18.42 IST: FOUR! Good shot! Short outside off, Shankar pulls it through the mid-wicket region for a boundary. SRH 82/2 in 10 overs, chasing 15518.41 IST: FOUR! Good shot! Shortish outside off, Warner gets close to it and cuts it past the fielder at backward point region for a boundary. 50-run stand between Warner and Shankar!18.40 IST: Drifting away from outside off, Warner tries to cut it through. Fails to make contact and Karthik catches it quickly and starts appealing. The umpire stays put and the players are not liking it. Replays show that he had edged it.18.36 IST: FOUR! Length delivery outside off, Shankar slashes hard at it. Gets an outside edge to it and the ball flies past the keeper for a boundary. SRH 71/2 in 9 overs, chasing 155. Umpires signal Time-Out!18.33 IST: FOUR! Precious timing! Bangs this short around off, Warner works this one late through the backward point region for a boundary.18.26 IST: Munaf Patel called on for a bowl. Tidy over from Munaf, gives away just 5 runs. SRH 52/2 in 7 overs, chasing 155 18.24 IST: FOUR! Streaky runs! Good length delivery outside off, Warner tries to go for a drive. Is early on it and gets a thick outside edge which goes through the backward point region for a boundary. SRH 47/2 in 6 overs, chasing 15518.22 IST: Dropped! Good length delivery around off, Shankar tries to poke at it. Gets an outside edge to it and the ball flies towards the keeper. Karthik dives to his right, gets a hand to it but cannot hold onto it. A chance goes down and the batsmen run a single.18.21 IST: FOUR! Lucky runs! Fuller length delivery outside off, Shankar defends it towards the backward point region. Jadeja cuts it off and has a shy at the striker’s end. There was no backing up as Ishan Kishan just watches it pass him for a boundary on overthrow.advertisement18.19 IST: James Faulkner comes on for a bowl.18.16 IST: FOUR! Much needed! Low full into the leg stumps, Warner jams it out. Gets it through the mid off region for a boundary. SRH 33/2 in 5 overs, chasing 155.18.11 IST: OUT! Praveen Kumar takes his 2nd, removes Henriques for 4. Praveen Kumar strikes again! Good length delivery outside off, nipping away. Henriques tries to poke at it but he manages to get a faint edge to it. The ball flies straight to the keeper. Karthik takes a simple catch behind the stumps. SRH 25/2 in 3 overs, chasing 155. Vijay Shankar is the new man in.18.08 IST: FOUR! Free runs! Angling into the pads, Henriques just flicks it towards the mid-wicket region. Dwayne Smith lazes around and is too slow to bend and stop it. The ball races away to the fence for a boundary.18.06 IST: OUT! Praveen Kumar outsmarts Dhawan! Bowls a slower delivery around off, Dhawan goes for the pull. He mistimes it completely and gets it off the toe end of his bat. The ball flies towards the mid on region and James Faulkner runs in and takes a sharp catch to dismiss the opener. SRH 20/1 in 2.1 overs, chasing 15518.03 IST: FOUR! Even better! Length delivery into the stumps, Dhawan pulls it through the mid-wicket region for a boundary. SRH 20/0 in 2 overs, chasing 15518.01 IST: FOUR! Pure timing! Good length delivery outside off, Dhawan cuts it through the backward point region for a boundary.18.00 IST: FOUR! Shot! Good length delivery outside off, Dhawan caresses it through the cover region for a brilliant boundary.18.00 IST: Pradeep Sangwan to bowl from the other end.17.58 IST: FOUR! Easy pickings! Length ball into the hips, Dhawan works it through the backward square leg region. Munaf Patel thinks of diving at first but then watches the ball go through to the fence. SRH 7/0 in 1 over17.55 IST: Welcome back for the chase. The two Hyderabad openers are Shikhar Dhawan and David Warner. Praveen Kumar will start with the new ball for Gujarat. Here we go…Gujarat Innings:17.48 IST: This score is still a fighting one but the hosts will know that they could have got a lot more. They had got the perfect platform but the train never arrived to make the most of it. Can they make a match of this? Let’s see. Hyderabad will back their batting to come good. Join us in a while for the chase.17.46 IST: What a collapse, Gujarat! They have gone from being 111 for 0 to getting bowled out for 154. They were given the best of starts by both Dwayne Smith and Ishan Kishan. Both of them departed after getting to their fifties and that was it for the home side. Rashid Khan took three, Mohammed Siraj took four wickets as the visitors roared back in the game taking 5 for 30 in the last five overs.17.42 IST: OUT! Bhuvi ends it on a high! On a length and angling into the stumps, Munaf Patel swings across but his bat was nowhere near the ball. The ball goes onto rattle the stumps and GUJARAT END ON 154!17.39 IST: OUT! Bhuvneshwar removes Praveen Kumar for 1. Bhuvi strikes! That’s fantastic! Fuller delivery around middle and off and nipping inwards, Praveen Kumar tries to slog it out but he fails to get anything on it. Misses it completely and finds his timber shattered. GL 154/9 in 19.1 overs 17.37 IST: OUT! Kaul removes Soni for a duck. Kaul gets his first! Fuller delivery around off, tailing in. Soni tries to dig it out, gets an inside edge to it and the ball goes onto hit the stumps. Soni’s struggle in the middle comes to an end. GL 153/8 in 18.5 overs 17.30 IST: FOUR! Shot! Full toss around off, Jadeja hoicks it over the wide mid on region. Warner cannot cut it across and the ball races away to the fence. GL 150/7 in 18 overs17.27 IST: OUT! Siraj takes his fourth, removes Sangwan for a golden duck. Perfect way to end the spell! Angling into the stumps from a length outside off, Sangwan tries to defend it. The ball sneaks in through the gap between the bat and the pad and goes onto hit the stumps. Siraj celebrates and Gujarat lose another wicket. He ends with 4-0-32-4. GL 142/7 in 17 overs. Ankit Soni walks out to bat.17.24 IST: OUT! Siraj takes third, removes Faulkner for 8. Siraj gets his third! Another short of the length slower one, Faulkner kneels and tries to swing hard across the line. Gets nowhere near the ball and sees his timber disturbed. Siraj is excited and Gujarat have totally lost the plot after getting such a good start. GL 142/6 in 16.5 overs. Pradeep Sangwan comes out to bat.17.22 IST: FOUR! Faulkner is on the charge! Full toss on the hips, Faulkner just works it through the short fine leg region for a boundary.17.20 IST: Mohammed Siraj is called back after Time-Out! 17.14 IST: Another good over from Siddarth Kaul, gives away just three runs. GL 126/5 in 15 overs  17.08 IST: OUT! Rashid takes his 3rd, removes Finch for 2. Rashid Khan gets his third! A wrong ‘un outside off, Finch kneels and goes for a slog sweep. Fails to read the turn and gets totally beaten by it. The ball goes onto shatter the stumps and Finch also has to walk back on a low score. GL 123/5 in 13.5 overs. James Faulkner is the new man in.17.05 IST: OUT! Golden duck! Full toss into the stumps, Karthik goes for a slog sweep it. Does not time it well and the ball goes towards the deep mid-wicket region. Hooda runs in and dives forward to take a really good catch. Karthik departs on a really loose delivery and that is such a common thing these days. Ravindra Jadeja walks out to bat. Gujarat have lost wickets in a cluster here.17.03 IST: OUT! Siraj removes Raina for 2. Raina throws it away! Another slower delivery sprayed into the pads, Suresh Raina stays in his crease and flicks it powerfully over the square leg region. He cannot find the distance and Shikhar Dhawan at deep square leg makes no mistake and pouches it safely. Siraj gets his second and Raina fails to make an impact. GL 120/3 in 13 overs. Aaron Finch is the new man in.17.01 IST: OUT! Siraj removes Kishan for 61. Kishan holes out! Slower delivery on a length around off, Kishan swings hard at it. Gets a top edge to it and the ball balloons towards the short fine leg region. Naman Ojha covers some distance, gets underneath it and goobles it to send the young batsmen back to the hut. Kishan’s super knock comes to an end. GL 120/2 in 12.4 overs. Dinesh Karthik is the new man in.16.53 IST: FOUR! Bad fielding Dhawan! Length delivery outside off, Kishan drives it through covers. Dhawan tries to stop it but the awkward bounce beats him and the ball goes through to the fence. GL 118/1 in 12 overs. Kishan 60*, Raina 1* 16.51 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back on16.49 IST: OUT! Rashid gets Smith for 54. Rashid tosses up a googly around off, Smith camps back and tries to punch it across the line. Gets beaten totally and is hit on the back pad. GL 111/1 from 10.5 overs. Kishan 54*. Suresh Raina is the next man in. 16.48 IST: FOUR! Shot! A bit short from Rashid and Smith camps back and muscles it through the mid-wicket region for a boundary.16.47 IST: FIFTY! Short and way wide outside off, Smith punches it through covers for a single. The West Indian has looked comfortable in the middle and he will look to make it big tonight.16.47 IST: Rashid continues.16.47 IST:  10 gone. GL 105/0. Kishan 53*, Smith 49*  16.45 IST: FOUR! Edged! Good length outside off, Smith throws his bat at it. The ball goes off the outside edge down to third man fence.16.45 IST: FOUR! Clobbered! Good length outside off, Smith just punches it hard through covers for a boundary. He is on 42 all of a sudden.16.44 IST: Moises Henriques into the attack.16.43 IST: FOUR! Poor ball and punished! Flatter down the leg side, Smith gets across and sweeps it past short fine leg for a boundary. 17 runs off the Rashid over. Big one, that. GL 93/0 (9 overs) vs SRH. Kishan 52*, Smith 38*16.42 IST: SIX! Over the ropes! Shorter in length, Smith gets back and thumps it over mid-wicket for a maximum. That was a 70m hit.16.40 IST: SIX! Fifty! Played, Kishan! Shorter on middle and leg, Kishan gets under it and pummels it over mid-wicket for a maximum. This has been a superb innings from him. Nabi was the fielder in the deep who could not get to it.16.39 IST: Rashid Khan introduced into the attack.16.36 IST: Strategic time out take after an excellent over from Nabi, just three runs came off it.End of 8 overs, Lions have raced to 76/0. Strategic time-out taken! #GameMaariChhe #GLvSRH- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 13, 201716.30 IST: Kaul to Ishan, SIX! Top edged! Good length on the stumps, Kishan gets in position and goes for the pull shot. The ball goes off the top edge just over Dhawan at depe square leg. Dhawan in the deep did not judge it well.Top edged! Good length on the stumps, Kishan gets in position and goes for the pull shot. The ball goes off the top edge just over Dhawan at depe square leg. Dhawan in the deep did not judge it well.16.25 IST: Nabi to Smith, FOUR! Powerful! Too full around off at 109 kph, Smith just jams it out. The timing and power is too good and it beats Warner going across from mid off. Another boundary.At the end of the powerplay overs, the Lions have raced to 61/0. Scoring at over 10 an over. #GameMaariChhe #GLvSRH- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 13, 201716.25 IST: Nabi to Smith, SIX! That was always on the cards! Nabi darts it on the stumps, Smith gets under it and clobbers it over mid-wicket for a maximum.16.23 IST: 13 runs came off the over from Kaul, including three boundaries. GL 48/0 in 5 overs 16.23 IST: Kaul t0 Smith, FOUR! Nobody moved! Fuller length on the stumps, Smith does not miss out and muscles it past the non-striker for a boundary.This time Siraj pitches it up, but the result is the same. Smacked down the ground for another boundary. #GameMaariChhe #GLvSRH pic.twitter.com/xVgDbLglzF- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 13, 201716.19 IST: Kaul to Ishan, FOUR! BOOM! Goes round the wicket, bowls it full and outside off, Kishan gets under it and launches it over mid off for a boundary. He is not letting any bad balls go away.16.19 IST: Kaul to Ishan, FOUR! Cracked! Shorter outside off, Kishan flay it through the covers for a boundary. He is getting too many freebies to put away here.The boundaries are flowing for the Lions. @ishankishan23 27 off just 12 balls so far. #GL 39/0 in 4.1 overs. #GameMaariChhe #GLvSRH- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 13, 201716.18 IST: Mohd Nabi concedes just two runs from his first over, terrific stuff from the Afghan. GL 35/0 in 4 ovs16.15 IST: Kaul to Ishan, FOUR! Poor bowling! Shorter on the pads, Kishan gets outside the line and just pulls it nicely past the short fine leg fielder for a boundary. This is not good bowling. GL 33/0 in 3 oversPulled again for a FOUR. Fractionally short and @ishankishan23 pounces on it. End of 3 overs, #GL 33/0. #GameMaariChhe #GLvSRH pic.twitter.com/1lDxXYt316- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 13, 201716.09 IST: Siraj’s first over goes for 9 runs including the SIX off the fourth ball. GL 20/0 in 2 overs16.08 IST: Siraj to Ishan, SIX! Poor ball and punished! Siraj bowls it short and on the stumps, Kishan gets under it and just helps it on its way over backward square leg for a 70m maximum. GL 18/0 in 1.3 ovs SIX. Pulled with disdain. This looks like a good batting wicket. First six of the match comes off @ishankishan23. #GameMaariChhe #GLvSRH- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 13, 201716.05 IST: Bhuvi to Ishant, FOUR! Edged! Slants it on a good length, just outside off, Kishan hangs his bat for it. The ball goes off the edge down to third man for a boundary. Good start for the home side. GL 11/0 in 1 over 16.02 IST: Bhuvi to Smith, FOUR! In the gap! Good length outside off, Smith punches it through covers for a boundary. Superb shot, that.FOUR. We’re away. Through the covers off the backfoot. #GameMaariChhe #GLvSRH- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 13, 201716.00 IST: Ishan Kishan and Dwayne Smith are out in the middle to open the innings for the Lions. Bhuvneshwar Kumar to start the proceedings with the ball for Sunrisers.15.50 IST: Even if Hyderabad lose this match, they can still go through to the playoffs provided Kings XI Punjab (14 points from 13 games) are not able to beat Rising Pune Supergiant tomorrow.15.45 IST: Gujarat Lions Playing XI – Here’s our Playing XI for our last match today! #GameMaariChhe #GLvSRH pic.twitter.com/YZNaXD8XhM- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 13, 201715.40 IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad Playing XI – Here’s our pumped Playing XI for today’s game. Yuvraj makes way for Deepak Hooda.#OrangeArmy #RiseOfOrange #GLvSRH pic.twitter.com/5ov2o9rS4Y- SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) May 13, 201715.32 IST: TOSS! David Warner wins the toss, Sunrisers Hyderabad opt to bowl against Suresh Raina’s Gujarat Lions. Yuvraj Singh ruled out of this match with a sore finger.Gujarat skipper, Suresh Raina says that they are looking forward to the game to play good cricket. Calls them unlucky at times but are pumped up for today. Informs that they have two changes in Praveen Kumar and Munaf Patel coming in for Dhawal Kulkarni and Basil Thampi.Hyderabad skipper, David Warner says that it is a day game and he feels that the wicket won’t change much. Reckons that he wants his bowlers to come out and restrict the opposition to a competitive total which they can chase down later. Mentions that Yuvraj Singh has a sore finger so he won’t be able to play today and Deepak Hooda will replace him.The SunRisers have won the toss & decided to bowl in our last #IPL encounter!!! #GameMaariChhe #GLvSRH pic.twitter.com/VrPT5MjnNa- The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) May 13, 2017Brief Preview:Sunrisers Hyderabad will aim to go for the kill and cement their place in the top four when they face Gujarat Lions in their last league tie of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Saturday.Placed at the fourth spot in the standings with seven wins from 13 matches, Hyderabad find themselves in a must-win situation to qualify for the play-offs.Gujarat, on the other hand, are at the penultimate spot in the eight-team standings and can only be party spoilers for Hyderabad.Even if Hyderabad lose, they can still go through provided Kings XI Punjab (14 points from 13 games) are not able to beat Rising Pune Supergiant on Sunday. But Hyderabad will not look for favours from Pune.Going into Saturday’s tie, Hyderabad will bank on their skipper David Warner and in-form opener Shikhar Dhawan to lay a solid platform for the likes of Kane Williamson, Yuvraj Singh and Deepak Hooda to explode lower down.In the bowling, medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Afghan leg-spinner Rashid Khan have been Warner’s go-to bowlers while the likes of veteran Ashish Nehra, Siddharth Kaul and Mohammed Siraj have also been amongst the wickets.Gujarat on the other hand, will hope to finish the season on a high. With four wins from their 13 outings, they are already out of the race to the play-offs and can only play for pride.last_img

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