IPL 2017: Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Gujarat Lions, enter playoffs

Updated On May 14, 2017 12:40 AM IST

Sunrisers Hyderabad rode on Mohammed Siraj’s four-wicket haul to restrict Gujarat Lions to 154 in IPL 2017. Then David Warner and Vijay Shankar scored half-centuries to help their team win and enter the play-offs.

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Captain David Warner and Vijay Shankar guided Sunrisers Hyderabad into the 2017 Indian Premier League playoffs with an eight wicket victory over Gujarat Lions at Green Park in Kanpur on Saturday. (BCCI) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Captain David Warner and Vijay Shankar guided Sunrisers Hyderabad into the 2017 Indian Premier League playoffs with an eight wicket victory over Gujarat Lions at Green Park in Kanpur on Saturday. (BCCI)

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The Gujarat Lions and Sunrisers Hyderabad match was scheduled to be held at Kanpur’s Green Park on Saturday. (BCCI) View Photos in a new improved layout
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The Gujarat Lions and Sunrisers Hyderabad match was scheduled to be held at Kanpur’s Green Park on Saturday. (BCCI)

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Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner won the toss and opted to field against Gujarat Lions. (BCCI) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner won the toss and opted to field against Gujarat Lions. (BCCI)

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Sunrisers Hyderabad had to win this game to ensure themselves of a playoff spot in IPL 2017. Gujarat Lions, on the other hand, had already been knocked out and were only playing for pride. (BCCI) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Sunrisers Hyderabad had to win this game to ensure themselves of a playoff spot in IPL 2017. Gujarat Lions, on the other hand, had already been knocked out and were only playing for pride. (BCCI)

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Dwayne Smith got Gujarat Lions bats off to a brilliant start. He went on to score a blistering 33-ball 54. (BCCI) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Dwayne Smith got Gujarat Lions bats off to a brilliant start. He went on to score a blistering 33-ball 54. (BCCI)

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But Ishan Kishan was the real revelation as he took it upon himself to propel Gujarat Lions. (BCCI) View Photos in a new improved layout
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But Ishan Kishan was the real revelation as he took it upon himself to propel Gujarat Lions. (BCCI)

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Kishan batted brilliantly and went on to score a 40-ball 61 which included four sixes and five boundaries. (BCCI) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Kishan batted brilliantly and went on to score a 40-ball 61 which included four sixes and five boundaries. (BCCI)

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Kishan and Smith struck a 111-run partnership for the opening wicket. (BCCI) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Kishan and Smith struck a 111-run partnership for the opening wicket. (BCCI)

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With Kishan and Smith steady, Gujarat Lions looked like they would go on to score a big total, easily in excess of 200. (BCCI) View Photos in a new improved layout
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With Kishan and Smith steady, Gujarat Lions looked like they would go on to score a big total, easily in excess of 200. (BCCI)

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But that is when things changed and the match turned on its head as Sunrisers Hyderabad struck back. (BCCI) View Photos in a new improved layout
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But that is when things changed and the match turned on its head as Sunrisers Hyderabad struck back. (BCCI)

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Sunrisers Hyderabad clinched wickets in a flurry, causing a complete collapse for the Lions. (BCCI) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Sunrisers Hyderabad clinched wickets in a flurry, causing a complete collapse for the Lions. (BCCI)

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Mohammed Siraj, who was later named Man of the Match, picked up 4/32 from his four overs for Sunrisers Hyderabad as Gujarat Lions collapsed. (BCCI) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Mohammed Siraj, who was later named Man of the Match, picked up 4/32 from his four overs for Sunrisers Hyderabad as Gujarat Lions collapsed. (BCCI)

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Rashid Khan ended with 3/34 as Sunrisers Hyderabad took all 10 Gujarat Lions wickets, giving away only 43 runs. GL were bowled out for 154. (BCCI) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Rashid Khan ended with 3/34 as Sunrisers Hyderabad took all 10 Gujarat Lions wickets, giving away only 43 runs. GL were bowled out for 154. (BCCI)

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Shikhar Dhawan started well for the Sunrisers Hyderabad, striking a couple of beautiful boundaries. (BCCI) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Shikhar Dhawan started well for the Sunrisers Hyderabad, striking a couple of beautiful boundaries. (BCCI)

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Praveen Kumar caused a bit of a hiccup for Sunrisers Hyderabad when he picked up two quick wickets. (BCCI) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Praveen Kumar caused a bit of a hiccup for Sunrisers Hyderabad when he picked up two quick wickets. (BCCI)

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But Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner was always in control of the situation. The southpaw ended up with an unbeaten 69. (BCCI) View Photos in a new improved layout
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But Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner was always in control of the situation. The southpaw ended up with an unbeaten 69. (BCCI)

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Vijay Shankar gave amle support to Warner and also scored his maiden IPL half-century. (BCCI) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Vijay Shankar gave amle support to Warner and also scored his maiden IPL half-century. (BCCI)

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An unbeaten 133-run partnership between Warner and Shankar took the Sunrisers Hyderabad home with eight wickets and 11 balls to spare. (BCCI) View Photos in a new improved layout
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An unbeaten 133-run partnership between Warner and Shankar took the Sunrisers Hyderabad home with eight wickets and 11 balls to spare. (BCCI)

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