Skipper David Warner led from the front to help Sunrisers Hyderabad cement their place in the Indian Premier League (IPL) play-offs after the visitors comfortably beat Gujarat Lions by eight wickets at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur on Saturday.

Warner scored a 52-ball unbeaten 69 and was well complimented by young Vijay Shankar’s 44-ball unbeaten 63 to lift the visiting side to the second spot in the IPL standings, with 17 points from their 14 games.

Chasing a decent 155, Warner held up one end firmly after veteran medium pacer Praveen Kumar took two wickets in the same over to dismiss Shikhar Dhawan (18) and Moises Henriques (4).

Dhawan gave the visitors a rollicking start, smacking three consecutive boundaries off left-arm seamer Pradeep Sangwan, during his 11-ball stay before a slow off-cutter from Praveen got the southpaw walking back.

Henriques, who came in next was undone by another wily delivery from Praveen, which stumper Dinesh Karthik latched on comfortably to reduce the visitors to 25/2.

The fall of Henriques brought in the in-form Vijay, who continued his good run with the willow to match shot by shot with his skipper.

The left-right duo started cautiously, dealing mostly in singles and hitting the occasional boundaries to take the visitors to 82/2 midway into the innings.

Warner batted sensibly to bring up his half-century off 41 balls before Vijay joined the party to get to his fifty in 35 balls as the duo went on to add an undefeated 133-run third wicket stand to take their team home in style.

Earlier, Gujarat Lions squandered an excellent start to post 154 after being asked to bat first. Gujarat rode on power-packed batting by openers Ishan Kishan and Dwayne Smith to cross the 100-run mark in the 10th over and were in a comfortable position at the halfway stage of their innings.

However, they seemed to inexplicably lose their wits and lost 10 wickets in the space of just 43 runs to be all out in 19.2 overs.

Young pacer Mohammed Siraj and Afghan leg-spinner Rashid Khan were the lynchpins for Hyderabad as they produced some excellent bowling to contain the dangerous Hyderabad batting line-up.

Siraj posted figures of 4/32 in his four overs while Rashid returned 3/34. Experienced pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar had figures of 2/25 with fellow pacer Siddarth Kaul also bagging a wicket.

Kishan was the top scorer among the Gujarat batsmen with 61 runs off 40 balls with five boundaries and four sixes. Smith plundered 54 runs with seven hits to the fence and two sixes studding his 33-ball knock.

The duo produced an opening partnership of 111 runs off 65 deliveries to give Gujarat an excellent start before losing the plot. (IANS Match Report)

Ball-by-ball highlight of the match between  Gujarat Lions and Sunrisers Hyderabad

 

 

07: 20 PM IST | SRH 158/2. Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Gujarat Lions by 8 wickets 

18.1: Soni into the attack, Warner finishes the match with a FOUR over bowlers head

07: 19 PM IST | 18 overs bowled, SRH 154/2. Sunrisers Hyderabad need 01 runs in 12 balls

17.6: Shankar plays a dot

17.5: FOUR! Shankar picks the slow ball and lofts it to mid wicket

17.4: Shankar flicks to backward square leg for 2 runs

17.3: Shankar flicks the ball to Deep mid wicket for FOUR. Sunrisers Hyderabad need 7 runs in 15 balls

17.2: Warner plays to square of the wicket for a single

17.1: Sangwan into the attack, starts with a single to deep square leg for Shankar

07: 13 PM IST | 17 overs bowled, SRH 142/2. Sunrisers Hyderabad need 13 runs in 18 balls

16.6: FOUR! Warner flicks the ball to fine leg boundary

16.5: Warner plays a dot to short cover

16.4: Leg byes (2 runs)

16.3: Shankar takes a single to deep square leg

16.2: Shankar plays a dot

16.1: Praveen Kumar into the attack, starts with a dot ball to Shankar

07: 07 PM IST | 16 overs bowled, SRH 135/2. Sunrisers Hyderabad need 20 runs in 24 balls

15.6: Shankar takes a single to short third man

15.5: Warner takes a single to deep mid wicket

15.4: Warner plays a dot 

15.3: Shankar takes a single to long on; FIFTY for Vijay Shankar

15.2: Warner takes a single to deep mid wicket

15.1: Jadeja continues, Warner reverse sweeps to fine leg for FOUR

07: 03 PM IST | 15 overs bowled, SRH 127/2

14.6: Shankar takes a couple off the last ball to mid wicket

14.5: Shankar plays a dot

14.4: FOUR! Shankar drives to sweeper cover boundary 

14.3: Shankar plays a dot

14.2: FOUR! Shankar flicks Sangwan to fine leg boundary

14.1: Sangwan into the attack, starts with a dot ball to Shankar 

06: 57 PM IST | 14 overs bowled, SRH 117/2

13.6: Shankar takes a single to mid wicket off the last ball

13.5: Another dot ball to Shankar

13.4: Shankar plays a dot

13.3: Warner takes a single to deep mid wicket

13.2: Warner takes 2 runs to mid-wicket

13.1: Jadeja into the attack, starts with a single to mid wicket

06: 55 PM IST | 13 overs bowled, SRH 112/2

12.6: Warner takes a couple to deep mid wicket; FIFTY for Ddavid Warner

12.5: FOUR! Warner waits for the short ball to come to him and cuts to backward point

12.4: Shankar plays to third man for another easy single

12.3: Warner punches the ball to long off for a single

12.2: Shankar guides the ball to third man for a single

12.1: Faulkner into the attack, starts with a single to Warner behind square leg

06: 49 PM IST | 12 overs bowled, SRH 102/2

11.6: FOUR! Shankar gets on one knee to get underneath the ball and places it to sweeper cover boundary

11.5: FOUR! Shankar hammers the tossed up ball to straight boundary

11.4: Warner flicks the flighted ball to mid wicket for a single

11.3: FOUR! Warner pulls the ball between deep mid wicket and long on; sheer timing from Warner

11.2: Warner flicks off the pitch off the ball to mid wicket for 2 runs

11.1: Ankit Soni continues, Shankar cuts the ball to backward point for a single

06: 46 PM IST | 11 overs bowled, SRH 86/2

10.6: Warner plays a dot off the last ball

10.5: Shankar flicks the ball to long on for a single

10.4: Warner takes a single to square of the wicket

10.3: Warner drives to cover point, no run

10.2: Shankar takes a single to short mid on 

10.1: Munaf Patel continues, Warner takes a single to sweeper cover

06: 42 PM IST | 10 overs bowled, SRH 82/2

9.6: Shankar pulls the tossed up ball to  deep mid wicket for FOUR

9.5: Warner takes a single to mid wicket

9.4: FOUR! Wide and sliding straight delivery by Soni, Warner cuts between short third man and point to backward point boundary

9.3: Warner plays a dot

9.2: Shankar punches the ball to long on for a single

9.1: Ankit Soni into the attack, starts with a single to Warner

06: 36 PM IST | 9 overs bowled, SRH 67/2

8.6: FOUR! Shankar gets thick inside edge and the ball races to third man boundary behind wicketkeeper Karthik

8.5: Warner flicks the ball to short fine leg for a single

8.4: Shankar opens the face of the bat to guide the ball to third man for 1 run

8.3: Shankar pulls the ball to deep mid wicket for a couple

8.2: Warner takes a single to leg side

8.1: Warner uses the pace of Munaf Patel and opens the ball to race to third man boundary for FOUR

06: 31 PM IST | 8 overs bowled, SRH 58/2

7.6: Warner takes a single to mid wicket

7.5: Warner takes 2 runs to long on

7.4: Warner plays a dot

7.3: Shankar flicks to mid wicket for a single

7.2: Warner pulls to long off for a single

7.1: Ravindra Jadeja into the attack, starts with a single to Shankar to long on

06: 28 PM IST | 7 overs bowled, SRH 52/2

6.6: Shankar cuts the ball to backward point for a single

6.5: Warner flicks off the pads to deep square leg for a single

6.4: Warner plays a dot to point

6.3: Shankar takes a single to short mid wicket

6.2: Warner takes a single to mid on

6.1: Munaf Patel into the attack, starts with a single to Shankar to square leg

06: 23 PM IST | 6 overs bowled, SRH 47/2. End of Power Play

5.6: FOUR! Warner plays between short third man and point

5.5: Warner drives to sweeper cover for a couple

5.4: DROPPED! Shankar gets a healthy outside edge, Dinesh Karthik fails to grab it behind the wicket. 1 run to Shankar

5.3: Shankar plays a dot

5.2: Warner takes a quick single to cover

5.1: Faulkner into the attack, starts with 2 runs to Warner to deep mid wicket

06: 18 PM IST | 5 overs bowled, SRH 33/2

4.6: Leg Byes (1 run); Warner retains strike

4.5: Warner cuts to cover point, no run

4.4: FOUR! Warner times perfectly to push a good yorker by Praveen Kumar to straight boundary

4.3: Shankar flicks off the pads to mid wicket for a single

4.2: Shankar plays another dot; good variations by Praveen Kumar

4.1: Praveen Kumar continues, starts with a dot ball to Shankar

06: 14 PM IST | 4 overs bowled, SRH 27/2

3.6: Warner plays a dot to end the over

3.5: Warner plays another dot; Pressure talking

3.4: Warner plays a dot

3.3: Vijay Shankar gets off the mark with a single to short third man

3.2: Vijay Shankar is the new batsman, starts with a dot ball

3.1: Sangwan continues, starts with a single to Warner to point

06: 09 PM IST | 3 overs bowled, SRH 25/2

2.6: WICKET! Henriques gets the outside edge, Praveen Kumar strikes again

2.5: Moises Henriques is the new batsman, starts with a FOUR to deep mid wicket

2.4: Warner flicks to mid wicket for a single

2.3: Another dot ball to Warner

2.2: Warner plays a dot ball

2.1: WICKET! Shikhar Dhawan 18(11) gets the top edge off the slow ball from Praveen Cover, good catch by Faulkner diving forward at mid on. SRH 20/1

06: 04 PM IST | 2 overs bowled, SRH 20/0

1.6: Dhawan takes a single off the last ball to short mid wicket

1.5: Dhawan plays a dot

1.4: Dhawan plays a dot to point

1.3: FOUR! Dhawan pulls the ball to mid wicket boundary; Dhawan in a rush in Kanpur

1.2: FOUR! A fraction short by Sangwan, Dhawan guides the ball to backward point boundary; two in a row for Dhawan

1.1: Pradeep Sangwan into the attack, Dhawan welcomes with a FOUR to backward point

06: 00 PM IST | 1 over bowled, SRH 6/0

0.6: Dhawan takes a quick single to short cover for a single

0.5: WIDE!

0.5: FOUR! Dhawan flicks off the pads to guide the ball to backward square leg boundary; Dhawan gets off the mark

0.4: Dhawan plays another dot

0.3: Dhawan plays a dot

0.2: David Warner gets off the mark with a single to fine leg; first runs on board for SRH

0.1: Praveen Kumar begins the bowling attack for Gujarat Lions, starts with a dot ball to Warner

05: 58 PM IST | The Chase Begins! Sunrisers Hyderabad openers Shikhar Dhawan and David Warner are in the middle

05: 37 PM IST | GL 154 all-out

19.2: WICKET! Munaf Patel comes and goes, Bhuvi has clean bowled him

19.1: Bhuvneshwar Kumar starts the last over with the WICKET of Praveen Kumar 1(2); GL 154/9

05: 37 PM IST | 19 overs bowled, GL 154/8

18.6: Praveen Kumar gets off the mark with a single to mid on

18.5: WICKET! Ankit Soni 0(6) in undone by a perfect yorker by S Kaul. GL 153/8

18.4: Ankit Soni pushes the ball back to the bowler, no run

18.3: Jadeja cuts the slow ball by Kaul to sweeper cover for a single

18.2: Swing and a miss by Ankit Soni; Byes (1 run). Jadeja back in strike

18.1: Kaul into the attack, Jadeja takes a single to sweeper cover

05: 31 PM IST | 18 overs bowled, GL 150/7

17.6: Soni plays a dot off the last ball

17.5: Soni plays a dot

17.4: Jadeja opens the face of the bat, gets a single to sweeper cover

17.3: FOUR! Jadeja hammers the full toss to long on boundary

07.3: WIDE!

17.2: Ankit Soni is the new batsman, Leg Byes (1 run); Jadeja gets back to strike

17.1: Bhuvneshwar Kumar into the attack, starts with a single to Jadeja to long on

05: 26 PM IST | 17 overs bowled, GL 142/7

16.6: WICKET! Pradeep Sangwan is bowled off  the first ball by Siraj

16.5: WICKET! Faulkner 8(10) tries to go big and misses to connect, ball hits the leg wicket; Siraj strike. GL 142/6

16.4: Jadeja takes a single to long off

16.3: Jadeja guides the ball to backward point for 2 runs

16.2: Faulkner gets a single to silly point; Very well bowled yorker by Siraj

16.1: Siraj into the attack, starts with a ball drifting to leg side. Faulkner guides the ball to fine leg boundary for FOUR

05: 17 PM IST | 16 overs bowled, GL 134/5

15.6: Faulkner takes a single off the last ball

15.5: Faulkner plays a dot

15.4: Jadeja takes a quick single to short square leg

15.3: Faulkner cuts to sweeper cover for a single

15.2: Jadeja takes a single to point

15.1: Rashid Khan continues, Jadeja picks the flighted ball and hammers it to straight boundary for FOUR

05: 15 PM IST | 15 overs bowled, GL 126/5

14.6: Jadeja takes a single to cover

14.5: Faulkner gets off the mark with a single to long on

14.4: Faulkner plays another dot; what a turnaround this has been for Gujarat Lions

14.3: Faulkner plays a dot; slow ball by Kaul

14.2: Jadeja takes a single to long on

14.1: S Kaul into the attack, starts with a dot  ball to Jadeja

05: 10 PM IST | 14 overs bowled, GL 123/5

13.6: Faulkner plays a dot off the last ball

13.5: WICKET! Aaron Finch 2(3) is bowled by Rashid Khan; what a comeback by Sunrisers Hyderabad

13.4: Finch plays a dot

13.3: Finch takes a couple to square of the wicket

13.2: Ravindra Jadeja gets off the mark to cover

13.1: WICKET! Rashid Khan starts the over with the wicket of dangerous Dinesh Karthik caught at mid wicket by Deepak Hooda; GL 120/4

05: 04 PM IST | 13 overs bowled, GL 120/3

12.6: WICKET! Suresh Raina is out, hands an easy catch to Shikhar Dhawan in the deep

12.5: Raina plays a dot

12.4: WICKET! Siraj strikes with a slow ball, Ishan Kishan 61(40) hand an easy catch to mid wicket Naman Ojha

12.3: Raina takes a single to on side

12.2: Kishan takes a single straight down the wicket

12.1: Siraj into the attack, starts with a dot ball to Kishan

04: 57 PM IST | 12 overs bowled, GKL 118/1

11.6: Kishan takes a single off the last ball 

11.5: Kishan plays a dot

11.4: Raina gets off the mark with a single to long-on

11.3: Kishan takes a single to extra cover

11.2: Kishan drives to short cover for a dot

11.1: Bhuvneshwar Kumar into the attack, Kishan gets a FOUR to sweeper cover; sloppy from Shikhar Dhawan

04: 52 PM IST | 11 overs bowled, GKL 111/1

10.6: Suresh Raina starts with a dot

10.5: WICKET! Dwayne Smith 55(33) is given Lbw, Rashid Khan gets the breakthrough for Sunrisers Hyderabad

10.4: FOUR! Smith picks the slow tossed up ball and carves it between midwicket and long on

10.3: Kishan sweeps to backward square leg for a single

10.2: Kishan plays a dot

10.1: Rashid continues, Smith takes a single to sweeper cover for a single; FIFTY for D Smith

04: 47 PM IST | 10 overs bowled, GKL 105/0

9.6: Kishan plays a dot off the last ball

9.5: Smith takes a single to mid wicket

9.4: FOUR! Smith gets an outside edge and the ball races to the third man boundary; luck with Gujarat

9.3: Smith pushes the ball to square of the wicket for 2 runs; HUNDRED up for Gujarat Lions

9.2: FOUR! Smith cuts the half tracker from Henriques to deep extra cover

9.1: Henriques into the attack, starts with a single to long on for Kishan

04: 43 PM IST | 9 overs bowled, GKL 93/0

8.6: FOUR! Smith guides the ball to fine leg boundary

8.5: SIX! Smith pulls the ball  0ver backward square leg

8.4: Smith plays a dot

8.3: Single for Kishan to mid wicket

8.2: SIX! Kishan Pulls the half tracker from Rashid over mid wicket; FIFTY for Ishan Kishan

8.1: Rashid Khan into the attack, starts with a dot ball to Kishan

04: 35 PM IST | 8 overs bowled, GKL 76/0

7.6: Smith pushes the ball back to the bowler, no run

7.5: Kishan places the ball to deep mid wicket for a single; good variations by Nabi

7.4: Kishan pushes the ball to short square leg, no run

7.3: Smith takes a single to deep mid wicket

7.2: Kishan plays of the backfoot and punches the ball to mid wicket for a single

7.1: Nabi continues, starts with a dot ball to Kishan

04: 32 PM IST | 7 overs bowled, GKL 73/0

6.6: Leg Byes (1 run) off the last ball

6.6: WIDE!

6.5: SIX! Kishan gets a top edge and ball barely makes to the fine leg boundary 

6.4: Kishan places the ball to long on for 2 runs

6.3: Swing and a miss for Kishan; slow ball by Kaul outfoxes Ishan Kishan

6.2: Smith takes a single to long on

6.1: S Kaul back into the attack, starts with a single to long on to Kishan

04: 26 PM IST | 6 overs bowled, GKL 61/0. End of Power Play

5.6: Dot ball to end the over

5.5: FOUR! Smith hammers the ball to straight boundary; how powerfully was that hit

5.4: SIX! Smith picks the tossed up ball and hits the ball over deep mid wicket for a maximum

5.3: Kishan pushes the ball to mid wicket for a single

5.2: Smith drives to long on for a single

5.1: Nabi continues, Kishan sweeps the flighted ball outside off stump to deep mid wicket for a single

04: 22 PM IST | 5 overs bowled, GKL 48/0

4.6: Dot ball to finish the over

4.5: FOUR! Smith plays on the up and sends the ball to long on boundary

4.4: Smith plays a dot, Siraj appeals for Lbw; umpire says NO (Right decision)

4.3: Kishan takes a single to square leg

4.2: FOUR! Kishan picks the half volley and lofts over the infield to extra cover boundary

4.1: Siraj starts the fresh over with a wide ball outside the off stump, Kishan cuts to backward point boundary for FOUR

04: 18 PM IST | 4 overs bowled, GKL 35/0

3.6: Smith ends the over with a dot; end of an excellent over by Nabi

3.5: Kishan takes a single to mid wicket

3.4: Kishan pushes the ball back to the bowler, no run

3.3: Kishan plays a dot ball

3.2: Leg byes (1 run); good bowling by Nabi

3.1: Mohammad Nabi (Right-arm off break) into the attack, starts with a dot ball to Smith

04: 14 PM IST | 3 overs bowled, GKL 33/0

2.6: Kishan ends the over with a FOUR to fine leg

2.5: Smith takes a quick single to point

2.4: Kishan takes a single to deep square leg

2.3: SIX! A fraction short and Kishan pulls the ball over fine leg boundary for a maximum; Top edge but safe

2.2: Kishan get son toes to guide the ball to point fielder, no run

2.1: Siddarth Kaul into the attack, starts with a quick single to smith to short mid on

04: 08 PM IST | 2 overs bowled, GKL 20/0

1.6: Smith takes a quick single to mid on off the last ball

1.5: Kishan takes a single to silly point 

1.4: SIX! Kishan picks the slow ball and dispatches it over backward square leg for a maximum

1.3: Smith guides the ball to the third man for a single

1.2: Smith drives to short mid on, no run

1.1: Mohammed Siraj into the attack, starts with a dot ball to Smith

04: 04 PM IST | 1 over bowled, GKL 11/0

0.6: Kishan gets off the mark with a FOUR to third man

0.5: Ishan Kishan pushes the ball to short cover, no run

0.4: Smith guides the ball to third man for a single

0.3: FOUR! Width of offer, Smith cuts to cover point boundary

0.2: Dwayne Smith gets off the mark with 2 runs to mid on

0.1: Bhuvneshwar Kumar starts the bowling attack for SRH, begins with a good length ball to Smith for no run

03: 58 PM IST | Match Begins! Gujarat Lions openers Dwayne Smith and  Ishan Kishan are in the middle to start the proceedings.

 

03: 40 PM IST | Here is the final playing XI for SRH and GL

Team Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Moises Henriques, Vijay Shankar, Deepak Hooda, Mohammad Nabi, Naman Ojha (w), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Siddarth Kaul, Mohammed Siraj

Team Gujarat Lions: Suresh Raina (c), Dwayne Smith, Ishan Kishan, Dinesh Karthik (w), Aaron Finch, Ravindra Jadeja, James Faulkner, Pradeep Sangwan, Munaf Patel, Praveen Kumar, Ankit Soni

 03: 30 PM IST | Toss Time! Sunrisers Hyderabad Captain David Warner has won the toss and has decided to bowl first against Gujarat Lions at Green Park Stadium in Kanpur.

03: 25 PM IST | Purview!

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.

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.

While their batting has clicked big time, with skipper Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik, Brendon McCullum and Ishan Kishan in full flow, their main headache is the lack of depth in the bowling department.

03: 15 PM IST | Hello and a very warm welcome to our live IPL blog for Match 53 of the 2017 Vivo IPL between Gujarat Lions and Sunrisers Hyderabad played at Green Park Stadium in Kanpur.

 

First Published | 13 May 2017 3:11 PM
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