Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Gujarat Lions by nine wickets in their 2017 Indian Premier League match with 27 balls remaining. SRH won the toss and opted to bowl. Gujarat Lions could only score 135/7 after Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan took 3/19. SRH captain David Warner (76*) and Moises Henriques (52*) scored fifties in an unbeaten 108-run partnership. Get highlights of Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Gujarat Lions here. (IPL FULL COVERAGE | SCORECARD)
7.24 pm IST: Rashid Khan, as expected, is the Man of the Match. “It’s a positive message back home in Afghanistan. Their players have helped me. The crowd here have given me a lot of support and love. Happy to be a part of the Sunrisers. The coach and the captain asked me to bowl whenever I’m comfortable. I told them I’m happy to bowl at any stage. I thought batsmen weren’t going to read my googlies and tried it, and it worked,” said Rashid Khan at the presentation ceremony.
7.15 pm IST: Suresh Raina accepted they didn’t score enough to challenge Sunrisers Hyderabad. “We haven’t put enough runs on the board. The Afghan legspinner bowled really well. We haven’t seen much for him. This wicket was slow, we started well but then Rashid struck. Dinesh and Smith did well, but 135 wasn’t going to be enough. We need to raise our bowling. If we can’t do that, I don’t think we deserve to finish in the top four,” he said.
7.11 pm IST: One of the most one-sided matches in the IPL so far. Mainly due to Rashid Khan’s 3/19.
7.05 pm IST: That’s it! Easy win for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Moises Henriques reaches his second successive fifty before Warner deposited Baroka out of the park. SRH win by 9 wickets with 27 balls remaining.
7.04 pm IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad 131/1 after 15 overs. Warner 70, Henriques 49.
7.03 pm IST: Only six runs left. Should be a huge victory for SRH.
7.00 pm IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad 126/1 after 14 overs. Warner 68, Henriques 46. SRH need 10 more to win.
6.57 pm IST: Henriques meanwhile is inching towards a well-deserved fifty.
6.56 pm IST: David Warner reaches 7000 T20 runs with a mistimed hoick. Fourth batsman to do so.
6.55 pm IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad 120/1 in 13 overs. Warner 64, Henriques 44.
6.53 pm IST: SIX! Warner looks in a hurry now. Hits Baroka’s full delivery over long-on boundary.
6.51 pm IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad 109/1 after 12 overs. Warner 55, Henriques 42. Should be a cakewalk from here for SRH.
6.48 pm IST: And Warner reaches his fifty in style, hitting Thampi behind square-leg for four. SRH 105/1 in 11.1 overs.
6.46 pm IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad 101/1 after 11 overs. Warner 49, Henriques 41.
6.45 pm IST: Back-to-back fours by Moises Henriques. Shivil Kaushik has been of no effect so far.
6.42 pm IST: Funny thing last over. Basil Thampi’s shoes had come off, but Warner picked it while going for a run and gave it to the bowler. Spirit of Cricket?
6.40 pm IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad in 89/1 in 10 overs. Warner 48, Moises Henriques 30.
6.39 pm IST: Thampi’s pace plays straight into Warner’s hands. He should be happy.
6.38 pm IST: Another four, Warner moves to 45 now.
6.37 pm IST: And David Warner carts him for a boundary. Creams him through covers, easy pickings. Warner moves on to 41.
6.36 pm IST: Basil Thampi in the attack. Too late for him? Probably.
6.33 pm IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad 76/1 after 9 overs. Warner 37, Henriques 29. Timeout taken
6.26 pm IST: Better over from Baroka who looked to use the pitch. Sunrisers Hyderabad 72/1 in 8 ovs. Warner 35, Henriques 27.
6.25 pm IST: Shivil Kaushik concedes 8 runs in his first over. Gujarat Lions 67/1 after 7 overs. Warner 32, Henriques 25.
6.21 pm IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad 59/1. Warner 32, Henriques 18 after two boundaries off Dhawal Kulkarni.
6.16 pm IST: SRH 48/1 after 5 overs. Warner 31, Henriques 8.
6.14 pm IST: FOUR! Warner thwacks Tejas Baroka for consecutive fours. Both deliveries were too short.
6.12 pm IST: Gujarat Lions 40/1 after 4 overs. David Warner 23, Moises Henriques 8.
6.10 pm IST: Dhawan was looking to play Praveen off his pads but got a leading edge. Easy catch for McCullum at cover.
6.09 pm IST: OUT! Shikhar Dhawan c McCullum, b Praveen Kumar 9. SRH 32/1 in 3.1 overs.
6.07 pm IST: Third SIX! This time Warner gets into the act, short and deserved the treatment. SRH 32/0 after 3 overs. 21 runs off this over. Warner 23, Dhawan 9.
6.06 pm IST: Another six! Surely Raina won’t fancy another over after this.
6.05 pm IST: SIX! Dhawan goes down the track and swats Raina over long-on.
6.04 pm IST: SRH 11/0 in 2 overs. Warner 9, Dhawan 2.
6.01 pm IST: Speed of last Praveen Kumar delivery ---- 108km/hr!
6.01 pm IST: FOUR! Praveen Kumar’s pace was too easy for Warner as he lifted it over mid-off.
5.59 pm IST: SRH 3/1 after first over. Warner 2, Dhawan 1.
5.56 pm IST: Suresh Raina starts proceedings for Gujarat Lions. Well well well.
5.50 pm IST: “It’s a wonderful moment for me to take this purple cap,” said Rashid Khan after being presented the purple cap. “Hopefully I’ll try to keep this with me right till the end. The way I’m bowling, it’s quite difficult for the batsmen to pick it. This is a tough track to bat on if you bowl wicket-to-wicket. I always try to bowl dots and build pressure on the batsmen.”
Message for fans back in Afghanistan? “I’d like to thank the fans back home for their love, support and prayers,” he said.
5.47 pm IST: Rashid Khan presented with the purple cap for being the leading wicket-taker with five scalps.
5.45 pm IST: Once again Bhuvneshwar Kumar showed why he is revered as the most effective death-overs bowler in the country. But this match has been all about Rashid Khan. Afghanistan should be celebrating today.
5.40 pm IST: Top notch stuff from Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Gujarat could only get 5 runs in that last over. Gujarat Lions 135/7 after 20 overs. Basil Thampi 13, Praveen Kumar 7.
5.40 pm IST: Bravo Bhuvi! Another single.
5.39 pm IST: Great over so far from Bhuvneshwar. Three off three.
5.37 pm IST: Gujarat 130/7 after 19 overs. One over to go now. Gujarat have to make the most out of it.
5.35 pm IST: SIX. Basil Thampi swings Ben Cutting out of the park. Gujarat 127/7 in 18.4 overs.
5.32 pm IST: Gujarat Lions 117/7 after 18 overs now. Praveen Kumar 2, Basil Thampi 1.
5.30 pm IST: OUT! Dhawal Kulkarni run out 1. GL 115/7 in 17.4 ovs. Total breakdown of communication. Run out by a mile.
5.29 pm IST: Dinesh Karthik tried to ramp Nehra over the wicketkeeper’s head but only got a faint edge. Gujarat Lions in serious trouble here.
5.27 pm IST: OUT! Dinesh Karthik c Ojha b Nehra 30. GL 114/6 in 17.2 overs.
5.26 pm IST: Three overs now and Gujarat Lions have to score some runs to seriously challenge Sunrisers.
5.24 pm IST: OUT! Dwayne Smith c sub b Bhuvneshwar Kumar 37. SRH 113/5 in 16.4 overs.
5.16 pm IST: Gujarat Lions 110/4 after 16 overs. Dwayne Smith 36, Karthik 28.
5.15 pm IST: Welcome four. Swayne Smith slashes Cutting over backward point. GL 108/4 in 15.3 overs.
5.13 pm IST: Gujarat Lions 102/4 after 15 overs. Smith 30, Karthik 26.
5.09 pm IST: SIX! Dwayne Smith literally scooped Nehra over his head for a monstrous six. Pure power there. Gujarat Lions 96/4 after 14 overs. Smith 27, Karthik 23.
5.07 pm IST: Ashish Nehra back. Trying to bowl as full as possible.
5.05 pm IST: Rashid Khan could have had his fourth when he appealed for a caught-behind against Smith. Umpire didn’t entertain it but replays show he got a thin edge.
5.04 pm IST: Gujarat Lions 87/4 after 13 overs. 12 runs from this over. Smith 20, Karthik 21.
5.02 pm IST: Two boundaries off Moises Henriques now. Smith looking to counter-attack. GL 84/4 in 12.3 overs.
5.00 pm IST: Nice way to finish a superb spell. Sharp turn, Dinesh Karthik plays it watchfully. Gujarat Lions 75/4 after 12 overs. Karthik 19, Smith 10. Rashid Khan 4-0-19-3.
4.58 pm IST: Rashid Khan back. Huge lbw appeal against Smith but umpire says no.
4.55 pm IST: Finally a boundary. Dwayne Smith places it through covers. Some relief for Gujarat. Gujarat Lions 68/4 after 11 overs. Smith 7, Karthik 15.
4.53 pm IST: Rashid Khan held back for one over. Ben Cutting in the attack now.
4.51 pm IST: Bipul Sharma doing a nice job at tying up one end. Gujarat Lions 60/4 after 10 overs. Karthik 13, Dwayne Smith 1.
4.46 pm IST: OUT! Raina gone, lbw Rashid Khan 5. GL 57/4 in 9 overs. Third wicket for Rashid Khan.
4.41 pm IST: Gujarat Lions 54/3 after 8 overs. Dinesh Karthik 9, Suresh Raina 4.
4.40 pm IST: What an IPL this has been for Rashid Khan so far! Two wickets in the last match against RCB and he has already got two more here.
4.38 pm IST: Gujarat Lions 46/3 after 7 overs. Suresh Raina 3, Dinesh Karthik 2.
4.32 pm IST: OUT! The Afghan strikes again! Finch trapped leg-before to a straighter one from Rashid Khan. GL 42/3 in 6.2 overs.
4.25 pm IST: OUT! Jason Roy gone for 31! Dhawan claims his catch at midwicket. Third umpire gives him out after long deliberations on whether the ball touched the ground. Gujarat Lions 37/2 in 5.2 overs.
4.21 pm IST: Dropped! Raina dropped by Warner at slip. Touch chance though.
4.20 pm IST: McCullum OUT! Rashid Khan strikes. McCullum lbw Khan 5. Gujarat Lions 35/1 in 4.5 overs.
4.19 pm IST: Rashid Khan in the attack.
4.18 pm IST: Brendon McCullum understandably subdued, given Jason’s form right now. If he joins the party, SRH could be in real trouble.
4.17 pm IST: Gujarat Lions 32/0 after 4 overs. Jason Roy 28, Brendon McCullum 3.
4.14 pm IST: Jason Roy in punishing mood. Pulled Ashish Nehra towards midwicket boundary.
4.11 pm IST: Two Fours from Roy. First one was too short from Bipul. Roy came down the track next ball and lifted Bipul over mid-on. Gujarat Lions 25/0 after 3 overs. Roy 22, McCullum 3.
4.09 pm IST: Good over for Gujarat. 13/1 after 2 overs. Roy 11, McCullum 2.
4.07 pm IST: Another four! This time through covers. Roy made space for himself and placed it through covers.
4.06 pm IST: WHAM! FOUR! Jason Roy comes down the track and pulls Bhuvi over his head for the first four of their innings.
4.05 pm IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar from the other end now.
4.03 pm IST: GL 3/1 after first over. Roy 2, McCullum 1.
4.01 pm IST: SRH plans clear. They don’t want to give Jason Roy and Brendon McCullum any pace to play around with.
4.00 pm IST: Jason Roy to take strike. Surprise surprise. Sunrisers start with spin, Bipul Sharma!
3.55 pm IST: A few minutes from start. This should be a run feast considering the top-order batsmen in both sides.
3.53 pm IST: Basil Thampi is a Kerala pacer who was bought for Rs 85 lakh.
3.46 pm IST: Tejas Baroka, 21, is yet to play senior-level cricket. He is leg-spinner from Delhi.
3. 44 pm IST: Unchanged Sunrisers Hyderabad XI. Gujarat Lions have left out Shadab Jakati and Manpreet Gony and taken pacer Basil Thampi and leg-spinner Tejas Baroka.
03:33 pm IST: Here are the playing XI of both teams:
GL: Jason Roy, Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina(c), Aaron Finch, Dinesh Karthik(wk), Dwayne Smith, Praveen Kumar, Basil Thampi, Tejas Baroka, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shivil Kaushik
SRH: David Warner(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Moises Henriques, Yuvraj Singh, Deepak Hooda, Naman Ojha(wk), Ben Cutting, Bipul Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Ashish Nehra
03:30 pm IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad win the toss and opt to bowl.
03:25 PM IST: GL must consider playing James Faulkner ahead of Dwayne Smith. Handy with the bat and can chip in with crucial wickets.
03:20 pm IST: Toss in 10 minutes.
03:19 pm IST: SRH, the defending champions, started off from where they left last season. Riding on Yuvraj Singh’s blistering fifty, they defeated Virat Kohli-less RCB by 35 runs. On the other hand, GL suffered a thrashing 10-wicket loss to KKR, courtesy ‘Lynn-sanity’.
03:15 pm IST: Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the IPL 2017 match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Gujarat Lions.
Gujarat Lions suffered a 10-wicket thrashing at the hands of Kolkata Knight Riders in their opening match, and will look to bounce back from the defeat against SRH. (SCHEDULE)
GL will need to improve their bowling performance from their last match to have a chance of winning against the holders, to whom they had sustained defeats in all their three matches last season. (RESULTS)
SRH, meanwhile, will be quietly confident after their opening day exploits, which saw Indian veterans Yuvraj Singh and Ashish Nehra and Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan play key roles in a 35-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore.