Gujarat Lions got off to a brilliant start with Ishan Kishan and Dwayne Smith striking a 111-run opening wicket partnership. But Sunrisers Hyderabad bowled well to snare 10 wickets for a mere 43 runs, bundling out Gujarat Lions for only 154 with Mohammed Siraj and Rashid Khan picking up seven wickets in total in their Indian Premier League match at Kanpur’s Green Park. In reply, David Warner and Vijay Shankar struck an unbeaten 133-run stand to take Sunrisers Hyderabad into the playoffs quite comfortably. Get highlights of Gujarat Lions vs Sunrisers Hyderabad here. (SCORECARD | LIVE STREAMING INFO)
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19:50 hrs IST: Mohammed Siraj is Man of the Match for his figures of 4-0-32-4
19:47 hrs IST: David Warner, the winning captain, says: “‘Would have been (a shame if Sunrisers didn’t make it). They got a flier, I was scratching my head there for a second. When we got wickets back to back, it showed the wicket was slowing a bit. Credit to the bowlers, Siraj, the way they brought it back was fantastic. Some fantastic bowling units around in the country. Shows what talent you have here, especially in T20s and ODIs. Get a little bit of luck, trying to bat with each other. A bit of pressure on us to make that top four. 100%, but we knew two quick wickets. It’s about not worrying about the next couple of games, take each game as it comes. Keep backing our skills.”
19:45 hrs IST: Gujarat Lions captain Suresh Raina comes to speak at the presentation. “We don’t have those good experienced bowled, credit to other teams who executed their plans really well. This year was a learning point. Thanks to all the Gujarat fans, Kanpur has always been good for us. Disappointing season. The ground staff worked so hard in the heat. We didn’t bat well,” concluded Raina.
19:43 hrs IST: David Warner, leading from the front!
19:40 hrs IST: And the season comes to an end for Suresh Raina’s men, who finished top of the table last year
19:38 hrs IST: The points table as of now
19:36 hrs IST: Laxman is happy, isn’t he?
Congrats @SunRisers on the win and for qualifying for the playoffs👏👏Good bowling e— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) May 13, 2017
19:34 hrs IST: It remains to be seen where SRH finish in the top four
19:30 hrs IST: That was quite a comfortably victory from Sunrisers Hyderabad. They lost Shikhar Dhawan and Moises Henriques at the start but Warner and Shankar did well to take them home and into the playoffs!
19:25 hrs IST: SRH have won and entered the playoffs!
19:20 hrs IST: One run needed
19:15 hrs IST: 13 are required off the last 18 balls!
19:12 hrs IST: SRH are close to victory
19:10 hrs IST: Vijay Shankar has scored his maiden half-century in IPL!
19:06 hrs IST: Reverse sweep for four from Warner
19:05 hrs IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad are in total cruise mode now!
19:02 hrs IST: SRH now need 34 off 34
18:58 hrs IST: SRH need less than 40 runs now. They are closing in on that elusive victory which will ensure them of a playoff spot
18:56 hrs IST: David Warner has brought up his 36th half-century in IPL. What a brilliant knock from the captain
18:51 hrs IST: Three boundaries from that Ankit Soni over and SRH cross the 100-run mark
18:47 hrs IST: David Warner is doing exactly what he needs to do for SRH
18:42 hrs IST: Ankit Soni with the ball and David Warner has taken off his helmet. Big shots on the cards?
18:38 hrs IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad need 84 off 66 deliveries!
18:35 hrs IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad are batting slowly but steadily. Their primary thing is to not lose wickets
18:33 hrs IST: SRH require less than 100 runs now!
18:30 hrs IST: SRH still need 103 runs to win with eight wickets in hand!
18:25 hrs IST: OOh! Vijay Shankar was almost caught behind!
18:23 hrs IST: SRH are batting steadily and not taking any risks!
18:20 hrs IST: SRH are 33/2 after 5 overs!
18:18 hrs IST: Vijay Shankar and David Warner are the crease for Sunrisers Hyderabad!
18:15 hrs IST: If GL keep taking wickets then it is going to be trouble for SRH!
18:13 hrs IST: Praveen Kumar has struck again! Moises Henriques is also out!
18:10 hrs IST: And that is out! Shikhar Dhawan is the first wicket to fall for SRH
18:08 hrs IST: Three in three in fact! Lovely start for Dhawan!
18:05 hrs IST: Back to back boundaries for Dhawan at the start of the second over!
18:00 hrs IST: So that is the target
17:56 hrs IST: Shikhar Dhawan and David Warner out there batting for the defending champions
17:52 hrs IST: It will be interesting to see the chase as Praveen Kumar is out there with the ball
17:47 hrs IST: At the start Gujarat Lions were looking good for post-200 but they lost a flurry of wickets which completely changed the texture of the match
17:42 hrs IST: Three wickets in four balls and Gujarat Lions have been bowled out for 154! This has been a superb comeback from the Sunrisers Hyderabad bowlers
17:38 hrs IST: Ankit Soni is the eighth wicket to fall!
17:37 hrs IST: Ankit Soni and Ravindra Jadeja are the crease for GL
17:34 hrs IST: GL are 150/7 after 18 overs!
17:33 hrs IST: Siraj and Rashid have put the Sunrisers on top!
17:31 hrs IST: Mohammed Siraj ends with a brilliant spell of 4/32!
17:29 hrs IST: Pradeep Sangwan falls next ball for a golden duck!
17:27 hrs IST: James Faulkner has also departed! Some comeback from SRH!
17:25 hrs IST: James Faulkner and Ravindra Jadeja at the crease!
17:24 hrs IST: GL are 134/5 after 16 overs!
17:23 hrs IST: Rashid Khan finishes his quota of 4 overs to end with a brilliant 3/34
17:22 hrs IST: Gujarat Lions are now 126/5 after 15 overs!
17:20 hrs IST: From 111 for no loss to 123 for 5!
17:17 hrs IST: Gujarat Lions lost five wickets for only 12 runs. First it was Smith, then Kishan, Raina, Karthik and then Finch!
17:13 hrs IST: Finch also falls! Five wickets in eight balls! This is some turnaround!
17:10 hrs IST: Three wickets in four balls!
17:08 hrs IST: GL has lost another! Dinesh Karthik is walking back to the pavilion! Wow this is some turn around
17:05 hrs IST: WHOA! Two wickets in three balls and Ishan Kishan and Suresh Raina have to walk back to the pavilion!
17:00 hrs IST: GL are 118/1 after 12 overs! Superb start for GL. They must get a big total from hereon
16:55 hrs IST: In comes skipper Suresh Raina!
16:54 hrs IST: And Smith is out! First wicket to fall for GL and who but Rashid Khan who has taken the wicket of the West Indies cricketer!
16:50 hrs IST: Dwayne Smith brings up his 17th half-century in IPL!
16:47 hrs IST: 100 run partnership comes up between Ishan Kishan and Dwayne Smith
16:46 hrs IST: Two sixes and a four and GL reach 93/0 after 9 overs!
16:41 hrs IST: Ishan Kishan reaches his maiden half-century in IPL, that too only in 27 balls!
16:37 hrs IST: What a start GL have got! 73/0 after 7 overs!
16:35 hrs IST: Smith and Kishan are currently dealing only in boundaries!
16:33 hrs IST: 50-run partnership comes up between Ishan Kishan and Dwayne Smith!
16:31 hrs IST: Three boundaries from the fifth over off Mohammed Siraj as GL reach 48/0 after 5 overs!
16:29 hrs IST: Smith should be wary here
16:28 hrs IST: Wow! This will be some achievement if he makes it
16:27 hrs IST: Oh just like Raina, David Warner also had a message for SRH fans before the start of the match
16:26 hrs IST: GL are 33/0 in 3 overs
16:25 hrs IST: GL before the match
16:24 hrs IST: This well could be the last game for Gujarat Lions as a franchise if they do not make a return next year
16:20 hrs IST: Here is Gujarat Lions owner Keshav Bansal interviewing James Faulkner
16:15 hrs IST: GL are 11/0 after 1 over
16:13 hrs IST: This is the last match for the Lions and here is what Suresh Raina had to say for the fans
16:10 hrs IST: If you want the IPL scenario, this is what you should go through
16:05 hrs IST: Here are the two teams which are playing this important match
16:02 hrs IST: Dwayne Smith is opening with Ishan Kishan for the Lions
16:00 hrs IST: The match is about to begin. This will be played Green Park in Kanpur and will be the home match for Gujarat Lions
15:59 hrs IST: For the Lions Praveen Kumar and Munaf Patel come in for Basil Thampi and Dhawal Kulkarni.
15:57 hrs IST: Yuvraj Singh has not recovered as he has a sore finger and Deepak Hooda replaces him in SRH
15:54 hrs IST: This is the last weekend of IPL 2017 before the playoffs.
15:50 hrs IST: Gujarat Lions, on the other hand, are already out of contention for the playoffs. They are playing for pride
15:45 hrs IST: If SRH lose this and KXIP win then the David Warner side will be out of contention for the playoffs.
15:40 hrs IST: Currently Sunrisers Hyderabad are fourth in the standings with 15 points.
15:35 hrs IST: This is quite a crucial match for Sunrisers Hyderabad. They need to win this to assure themselves of a spot for the knockouts.
15:30 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the IPL 2017 match between Gujarat Lions (GL) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). SRH have won the toss and opted to bowl.
Interestingly, Sunrisers Hyderabad have never lost in four previous encounters against Gujarat Lions. But today’s match in Kanpur probably assumes a great significance for SRH. A victory will assure the defending champions a last-four berth while a defeat could mess up calculations. (RESULTS | POINTS TABLE)
After back-to-back losses against Delhi Daredevils and Rising Pune Supergiant, SRH carved out a seven-wicket win over table-toppers Mumbai Indians at Hyderabad and David Warner’s men need another inspiring show this afternoon. (PREVIEW)
With 15 points from seven wins and five losses in 13 games, Sunrisers Hyderabad are currently placed at the fourth spot, while Gujarat Lions are already out of contention with only eight points from 13 matches.
If SRH lose against GL, then their play-off hopes will depend on the match between Rising Pune Supergiant and Kings XI Punjab in Pune on Sunday. They would need RPS to beat KXIP to make it to the playoffs.