On a tricky track, both sides struggled to get a move on with ball staying low on occasion and not coming along well on the bat. Batting first, GL could only score 126 with Aaron Finch scoring 51 after surviving a dropped catch. In their chase, SRH didn’t start comfortably but with a low target, Dhawan (47*) stayed steady to finish things off. It extends GL’s miserable streak.
AS IT HAPPENED:
2339 hrs IST: Next ball, he plays it for a cover drive and it sails to the boundary. SRH beat GL by 5 wickets.
2338 hrs IST: FOUR! Poor line by Praveen and Dhawan easily plays it along for a four.
2337 hrs IST: Single – 6 needed from 8.
2336 hrs IST: Praveen keeps it in the slot and Ojha sends it straight back over the bowler’s head for a four!
2334 hrs IST: Naman Ojha and Dhawan steal a double to start the penultimate over.
2334 hrs IST: SRH need 14 from 12. Should be easy, right?
2326 hrs IST: Hooda departs! Almost a replica of the Moises Henriques dismissal – short on the leg stump, batsman tries to pull but gets a glove and Karthik takes the catch.
2322 hrs IST: Miserable fielding by Bravo and criminal at this juncture in the game. Moves quickly, gets down low but lets it slip between his hands to concede a four.
2320 hrs IST: Single by Hooda brings up SRH’s 100 from 16.2 overs. GL took 17.1 overs for the same.
2315 hrs IST: Four overs left, SRH are 98/4. 29 needed from 24 balls.
2311 hrs IST: Deepak Hooda gently steers a ball outside off to third man for a boundary. Desperate dive by Praveen Kumar but not enough.
2307 hrs IST: Yuvraj’s return to cricket ends on 5 runs from 14 balls. Tries to go over but doesn’t middle it as Kulkarni strikes. SRH are 81/4.
2259 hrs IST: Next ball is veering on the leg side and Dhawan flicks it for another four.
2258 hrs IST: First ball of the 13th over, Sangwan bowls it short and it climbs into Dhawan. The batsman does well to use the pace of the ball to steer it for a four.
2247 hrs IST: And Yuvraj comes on to a loud cheer from the home crowd
2243 hrs IST: Henriques tries to pull Bravo but gets a glove to it and Karthik takes a good catch behind the stumps.
2240 hrs IST: SRH are rather firm now on 54/2 after 9.
2221 hrs IST: Praveen Kumar bangs it short and Kane Williamson can only punch it straight to Dwayne Smith. SRH are 33/2
2213 hrs IST: GONE! Warner hits it straight to Praveen Kumar and Dhawal Kulkarni starts off with a big wicket!
2209 hrs IST: Warner quick off the blocks once again, Dhawan once again not getting enough action hence runs.
2140 hrs IST: Gujarat Lions close on 126/6 and Finch gets FIFTY. TARGET: 127.
2135 hrs IST: Once again, superb bowling by Mustafizur. Finishes with 4-0-17-2.
2130 hrs IST: Mustafizur strikes! Jadeja tries to clear mid-off but doesn’t get it up and over Bhuvi. Departs for 18 from 13.
2126 hrs IST: Single by Jadeja brings up GL’s 100 in 17.1 overs
2125 hrs IST: Gujarat Lions moving along slowly. 99/5 after 17.
2117 hrs IST: DROP! Finch tries to go over Warner at long off but doesn’t get the elevation. Straight at the skipper but what a howler! He apologises to bowler Henriques.
2114 hrs IST: After 15 overs, GL are 85/5. How many will they get?
2108 hrs IST: Another brilliant piece of fielding by SRH. An impatient Bravo goes for a big shot but substitute Vijay Shankar takes a very well judged catch on the boundary!
2107 hrs IST: Just a single from Mustafizur’s return to bowling. 79/4 after 14.
2103 hrs IST: GL moving very, very slowly. 78/4 after 13 at 6 runs an over. Need Bravo to get going soon.
2051 hrs IST: 10 overs gone, GL are 54/4.
2050 hrs IST: Short and wide by Henriques and Finch slashes it to bring up GL’s 50 in the tenth over.
2043 hrs IST: Yuvraj Singh is back into action – has the ball now. Could have had a wicket on the first ball. Aaron Finch with a big heave but gets an under edge though it misses he stumps.
2039 hrs IST: Another seamer strikes – Moises Henriques this time. And he gets the big fish – Brendon McCullum. Baz tries to go over the top but gets done in by the variation in pace to hand Warner at long off.
2030 hrs IST: At the end of the Powerplay overs, GL are 26/3.
2027 hrs IST: TAKEN! Sensational catch by Kane Williamson. Dinesh Karthik exits after a superb catch by Williamson at backward point.
2024 hrs IST: Change in bowling. Mustafizur comes on. First ball, McCullum skies it and Shikhar Dhawan DROPS it.
2022 hrs IST: CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Bhuvi swings it in and Raina doesn’t time it to hand an easy return catch.
2019 hrs IST: Now Raina goes after Bhuvi and middles it perfectly for yet another big SIX!
2017 hrs IST: Nehra with poor line for a change and gets the spanking it deserves. Going down the leg, Raina flicks it and it goes over the line for a SIX!
2009 hrs IST: Bhuvi was probing since the first ball and he finally gets Smith. Cuts it and it goes straight to Mustafizur Rahman at short third man.
2007 hrs IST: First runs for GL. Smith plays it calmly and the openers pick a single.
2006 hrs IST: And now Ashish Nehra starts with a maiden. Two overs gone, GL are 0/0.
2001 hrs IST: Maiden over! Lovely start by Bhuvi.
2000 hrs IST: Beautiful start by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar. First beats the outside edge of Dwayne Smith and second ball he brings it in but it is going outside leg. Third ball, another beat of the outside edge. Fourth ball same result!
2000 hrs IST: Brendon McCullum and Dwayne Smith to open the innings. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar with the ball. Way too many mosquitoes buzzing around in Hyderabad after the rain and thunderstorms last night.
1940 hrs IST: TEAMS:
SRH XI: D Warner, S Dhawan, K Williamson, Y Singh, M Henriques, N Ojha, D Hooda, B Kumar, B Sran, A Nehra, Mustafizur Rahman
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 6, 2016
Playing XI for @TheGujaratLions #SRHvGL #VIVOIPL pic.twitter.com/OnAVzOSzDg
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 6, 2016
1930 hrs IST: CHANGES:
SRH: One change for the home side – Yuvraj Singh comes back. Crowd roars in unison.
GL: Dwayne Bravo, Pradeep Sangwan in; James Faulkner, Ishan Kishan out.
1927 hrs IST: TOSS: Sunrisers Hyderabad win the toss and opt to bowl first.
Starting with a string of victories, GL have hit a roadblock as they suffered defeats at the hands of KXIP and DD in last two outings.
Yuvraj Singh is nursing an ankle injury he picked up during the World T20 which forced him to miss a game then and each game this IPL so far.
Dinesh Karthik said Gujarat Lions would not like to make any sudden changes because couple of games have not gone their way.
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