Sunrisers Hyderabad, the defending champions of Indian Premier League, took on Gujarat Lions in their second match of IPL 2017. After a 35-run win courtesy Moises Henriques and Yuvraj Singh against RCB, Henriques was once again up to the mark alongside skipper David Warner in the comfortable 9 wicket win over Gujarat Lions who were patchy at best. Rashid Khan bagged the Purple Cap with his three wickets in the first innings to earn his side a modest 136 runs to chase.
IPL 2017, SRH vs GL Scores and Updates:
1904 hrs IST: SIX! WIN! After Henriques gets to his second successive fifty, Warner gets the job done with a six to Baroka. SRH continue their unbeaten run against Gujarat. It has been an absolute stroll for SRH. Win by 9 wickets with 27 balls remaining. Warner on 76 and Henriques on 52
1854 hrs IST: David Warner takes the aerial route. Not a controlled shot that but he’s safe. No one to catch that. Warner brings up his 7000th T20 run
1851 hrs IST: SIX! Warner with a slapped six straight down the ground for the third six for Warner. Too full by Baroka, Warner reads the wrong one and sends it coasting towards the sight screen
1843 hrs IST: Clever batting by Henriques. Slaps one into the wide long off boundary and then steers the ball towards the third man region for another four
1837 hrs IST: Slower one and outside off by Thampi. Warner doesn’t read it too well and topples over. Expected it to come quicker than it did and he looked to direct it and ground it out. But its a wide delivery nevertheless
1829 hrs IST: Helmet off for Henriques as spin being employed by Gujarat Lions. Shivil Kaushik and Dhawal Kulkarni in the attack
1818 hrs IST: Henriques with two boundaries to Kulkarni and at the end of the Powerplay overs, SRH are 59/1. Meanwhile Warner is past 1000 runs at ‘home’
1814 hrs IST: First over for Tejas Baroka. Making his IPL debut. And not a good start. Nerves maybe. Two short deliveries and they’re pounced upon by Warner. He relishes on such lengths
1807 hrs IST: GONE! Shikhar Dhawan gets a leading edge off Praveen Kumar. Turned the bat a touch too early off a low full toss and taken by McCullum at cover.
1804 hrs IST: SIX! SIX! SIX! Uh-oh. Suresh Raina goes for 21 runs with three sixes in the over and his expensive bowling record against SRH stays alive. Warner with two of the big hits and Dhawan with the other. Not the kind of bowling and overs you need when defending 136 runs
1800 hrs IST: FOUR! Warner opens the face of his bat to play a lofted shot to send the ball over the mid-off boundary for four runs
1754 hrs IST: Warner and Dhawan in the middle and skipper Raina to begin the proceedings for the Lions. After Rashid’s performance, visitors will look to capitalise the pitch condition with their spin attack
1738 hrs IST: Bhuvi to bowl the final over of the innings. And its been an economical one. 5 runs from the first five balls – single on each one. And a swing and a miss on the final ball. Gujarat Lions accumulate 135 runs batting first. SRH to chase 136 runs
1733 hrs IST: Thampi oozing confidence and latches on to a slower ball by Cutting and sends it cruising into the stands for a massive six
1728 hrs IST: RUN OUT! Dhawal Kulkarni exits quickly. After taking three wickets, Rashid Khan strikes from the field and has Kulkarni caught short. Gujarat Lions are 115/7
1725 hrs IST: GONE! And now Karthik, another set batsman, falls. Tried to go down on one knee and ramp it over the keeper but Nehra follows him to the tee. Reduces the gap for Karthik to relax himself. Goes for 30 from 32 balls
1723 hrs IST: GONE! Dangerous man in Dwayne Smith departs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar strikes. Smith drags the delivery from outside off to Shankar at deep midwicket. Looked to muscle it much harder but didn’t get the desired effect. Very useful knock still for GL. He exits for 37 from 27 balls
1715 hrs IST: Time for the second strategic time out. Gujarat Lions are 110/4 after 16 overs. They’ve managed to curtail the fall of wickets but not really seen the runs rise in the same manner
1707 hrs IST: SIX! Dwayne Smith pummels Ashish Nehra for a huge hit. In the hitting zone for Smith and he happily obliges with considerable ease. Smashes into the sight screen
1658 hrs IST: Dwayne Smith with back-to-back boundaries to Moises Henriques. That would help up the run rate and get a move on for Gujarat.
1654 hrs IST: CLOSE! Sharp turn from Rashid Khan to beat Dinesh Karthik. Vicious turn from outside off and the ball fizzes through to the keeper. Replay suggests that there was a thin edge on the way but not given. Lucky DK!
1642 hrs IST: GONE!! Gujarat Lions’ woes extended as Rashid Khan strikes – again – and Suresh Raina is caught leg before. Pitches in line, impact is in line and going on to hit the stumps. Bowled with back of the hand and it was easily going on to hit the stumps. Terribly poor judgement from Raina there. The blade and the ball far away from each other
1636 hrs IST: Suresh Raina and Dinesh Karthik in the middle for Gujarat Lions. Flow of runs has slowed down
1630 hrs IST: GONE! Rashid Khan continues to weave his magic. Another googly that comes in and Finch looked to half-play it off the line and beats the inside edge to be caught plumb in front. Three wickets in three overs then
1624 hrs IST: TAKEN? Maybe? Dhawan claims a catch at midwicket to dismiss Jason Roy but the GL batsman isn’t convinced it has been taken cleanly. Third umpire says OUT! Ashish Nehra strikes and GL lose two wickets in two overs.
1620 hrs IST: DROPPED! Sharp chance at first slip. Raina looks to play inside-out but gets a thick outside edge. Ball flies to Warner at sharp speed and at a good height. Put down.
1618 hrs IST: And does so once again. GONE! Brendon McCullum is caught leg before and Rashid has brought SRH the breakthrough. Baz looked to sweep but plays it too early and is beaten by the young one. No hesitation for the umpire in raising his finger
1614 hrs IST: Rashid Khan comes into the attack for SRH. He took two wickets the other day and one in the opening over.
1607 hrs IST: 10 runs off the second over with two boundaries off Bhuvi. Jason Roy on the move after a slow first over. Bipul to continue
1603 hrs IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be the bowler from the other end. Jason Roy will be on strike for Gujarat
1602 hrs IST: So Gujarat Lions start with only three runs off the first over. Excellent line from Bipul Sharma. The pitch is clearly on the slower side
1558 hrs IST: Gujarat Lions are opening with Jason Roy and Brendon McCullum. Bipul Sharma will bowl with the new ball for Hyderabad
1550 hrs IST: 10 minutes before live action in Hyderabad. Lions will be opening the innings. SRH will look for some quick wickets
1540 hrs IST: Playing XI for Gujarat
Brendon McCullum, Jason Roy, Suresh Raina, Aaron Finch, Dinesh Karthik, Dwayne Smith, Praveen Kumar, Dhawala Kulkarni, Tejas Baroka, Basil Thampi, Shival Kaushik
1535 hrs IST: Playing XI for Hyderabad
David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan, Mosis Henriques, Yuvraj Singh, Deepak Hooda, Ben Cutting, Naman Ojha, Bipul Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Ashish Nehra
1528 hrs IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad have won the toss and they have decided to field on a hot afternoon in Hyderabad
1520 hrs IST: Surishers Hyderabad have won all three matches they have played against Gujarat Lions. Can the Lions notch up their first win against Hyderabad?
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1510 hrs IST: Raina (7), Yuvraj Singh (8) and Henriques (10) features in top 10 list of highest scorer in this season so far while Bhuvneshwar Kumar is sixth in the list of top wicket takers.
1500 hrs IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad on the other hand would be confident about their game plan after they etched win over RCB…David Warner would be looking to fire after he failed to capitalise on the start he got in the last match…Yuvraj too is going to be somebody to watch out for
1456hrs IST: Gujarat Lions’ skipper Suresh Raina has featured in most number of matches so far and has just missed one match. He also leads the top scorer chart with 4166 runs.
1450 hrs IST: In their previous game, SRH played with David Warner, Moises Henriques, Ben Cutting and Rashid Khan as their overseas player while Gujarat played with four overseas batsmen — Brendon McCullum, Aaron Finch, Dwayne Smith and Jason Roy.
1445 hrs IST: In their maiden IPL season, Raina-led side won 80% of their matches fielding first, most by any team in the history of the tournament.
1440 hrs IST: Since their debut in IPL, Gujarat Lions have had tough time against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Defending champions lead 3-0 in head to head with GL. In their previous meeting, Hyderabad rode on skipper David Warner’s knock of 93 to make it into the final.
1430 hrs IST: Welcome to the coverage of the Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Gujarat Lions match in Hyderabad. SRH have won their first game while Lions have lost their first game.