Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Gujarat Lions by 9 wickets! Warner hits the winning six! Moises Henriques gets his second consecutive half-century of IPL 2017 and skipper Warner hits the winning six soon after. The captain finishes the game in style with 27 balls remaining! SRH – 140 for 1, win by 9 wickets. Excellent!
7000 runs for David Warner in T20 cricket! What a player! What an achievement. Sunrisers Hyderabad are 121 for 1 and need only 15 more runs to thump the Lions in this contest. Just a matter of time now!
#SRH reaping the benefits of looking beyond traditional ponds to fish in. Bangladesh last year for the “Fizz”, now Afghanistan for Rashid
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 9, 2017
Half-century for SRH skipper David Warner! He was the second leading run getter in IPL 2016 and yet again the skipper is amongst runs. The Sunrisers have run away with the game quite comfortably in this chase. Captain Warner is leading his troops from front and Sunrisers Hyderabad who are 105 for 1 after 11.1, need 31 runs in 53 deliveries now.
Sunrisers Hyderabad 67 for 1 after 7! Warner and Henriques are in middle of a good partnership for the second wicket. The hosts require 69 more runs to win this contest in the remaining 13 overs. Should be a cake walk for the defending champions.
Sunrisers Hyderabad 48/1 after 5! David Warner has raced away to 31 off 16 deliveries in this paltry run chase of 136. Three boundaries and a couple of maximums for the skipper already and the required run rate is under 6 now! They need 88 off 90 deliveries to win their second match of IPL 2017.
OUT! Praveen Kumar gets Shikhar Dhawan! Sunrisers have lost their first wicket in the form of Dhawan. Looks to flick this full toss to the on side, gets a leading edge instead. McCullum takes the catch and SRH are 32-1 after 3.1…
21 runs off the third over! A very expensive over by the Gujarat Lions skipper as Dhawan and Warner, both smash him in that over. 3 sixes in all and SRH are 32 for no loss after the end of 3 overs.
Sunrisers Hyderabad 11/0 after 2 overs! SRH openers have got the team off to a steady start in this run chase of 136. There’s no need to take any risk as the required run rate in still below 7. 00! The home team needs 125 more in 108 deliveries.
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 9, 2017
Gujarat Lions end on 135 for 7 after 20! Impressive bowling performance by Sunrisers to restrict the Lions to 135 at the end of 20 overs. Rashid Khan took three wickets and a direct hit in that innings. The youngster is now the purple cap holder after his spell of 3 for 19. SRH need 136 to win this match.
Rashid Khan scores a direct hit! Is there anything on the field, Rashid can’t do? He took three wickets earlier and now gets a direct hit to dismiss Dhawal Kulkarni as Lions lose their 7th wicket on 115.
Dwayne Smith – Dinesh Karthik fall after fine partnership! Both set batsmen have been dismissed by Bhuvi and Nehra respectively with three overs remaining. 30 for Karthik and 37 for Smith in that impressive stand. Lions are six down for 114.
Gujarat Lions 110 for 4 after 16! Smith and Karthik have added 50+ partnership for the 5th wicket and have taken the Lions out of danger. How many more will these two add in the remaining 4 overs?
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) April 9, 2017
Rashid Khan’s Twenty20 career:
0 wickets – 5 times
1 wicket – 10 times
2 wickets -11 times
3 wickets – 8 times
5 wickets – 1 times#SRHvGL
— Sampath Bandarupalli (@SampathStats) April 9, 2017
Dwayne Smith and Dinesh Karthik rebuild! These two batsmen are trying to get a partnership going for the fifth wicket. Both are unbeaten in the 20s and will look to shift gears in the coming overs. Lions 96 for 4 after 14 overs.
End of a fine spell by Rashid Khan! That brings an end to a superb spell by Rashid Khan in this match. 3 wickets in the 4 overs and only 19 runs scored in them. Dwayne Smith and Dinesh Karthik are trying to rebuild for the visitors. After 12 overs, Gujarat Lions are 75 for 4.
Rashid Khan gets his third wicket! Excellent display of spin bowling by Rashid Khan. Gets his third lbw dismissal of the match and it’s Suresh Raina who has been trapped in front of his wicket this time. Sensational Rashid! Gujarat Lions are 57 for 4 after 9 overs.
A message from Sachin Tendulkar to everyone! Be safe, wear a helmet while riding. Prevention is better than cure, after all….
— RJ ALOK (@OYERJALOK) April 9, 2017
OUT! Another one bites the dust! Rashid Khan is on fire. Gets his second wicket of the match in only his second over. Aaron Finch is the man dismissed, leg before the wicket and that’s Rashid’s fourth wicket of IPL 2017. 42 for 3 are Gujarat Lions after 6.2 overs.
Gujarat Lions lose their second wicket! Jason Roy pulls a short delivery bowled by Bhuvi towards the on side and Dhawan stationed at mid-wicket dives forward and takes a sharp catch to dismiss Jason Roy. The fielder’s fingers are underneath the ball and it’s a clean catch according to the third umpire. Both openers are back in the pavilion before the end of the powerplay. Gujarat Lions are 37 for 2 after 5.2 overs
Rashid Khan strikes in his first over! The googly master has dismissed Brendon McCullum with his googly. McCullum is out leg before wicket as Lions lose their first wicket. Suresh Raina dropped by Warner in the slip region on the very next delivery. It could have been two wickets in two deliveries for Rashid Khan. Gujarat Lions – 35 for 1 after 5 overs..
Gujarat Lions 32/0 after 4 overs! McCullum hasn’t been at his best so far in this innings but Roy is looking good to get a big score under his belt at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium today. The English opener has already cracked 5 boundaries in the first 4 overs of the match.
— CricWizz (@CricWizz) April 9, 2017
Gujarat Lions 13/0 after 2 overs! Jason Roy shows aggressive intent and takes charge against Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the second over of the match. A couple of boundaries by Roy and the Lions are up and roaring against the defending champions in Hyderabad.
Rashid Khan has an economy of 4.94 in T20 cricket in year 2017. How many wickets will he take today?
Sunrisers Hyderabad – Shikhar Dhawan, David Warner(c), Moises Henriques, Yuvraj Singh, Deepak Hooda, Naman Ojha, Ben Cutting, Rashid Khan, Ashish Nehra, Bipul Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Gujarat Lions – Jason Roy, Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina(c), Aaron Finch, Dwayne Smith, Dinesh Karthik, Praveen Kumar, Shivil Kaushik, Tejas Baroka, Basil Thampi, Dhawal Kulkarni.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 9, 2017
Toss – Sunrisers Hyderabad win the toss and elect to bowl first.
— Michael Clarke (@MClarke23) April 9, 2017
Hello everyone! Welcome to the first match of the double header on a Super Sunday. Sunrisers Hyderabad and Gujarat Lions will face-off at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium on a hot sunny day. The defending champions won the season opener, while the Lions faced a humiliating 10-wicket defeat against the Knight Riders. So, you can expect a few changes in that Gujarat Lions for today’s game! Stay tuned in, as we bring you the toss and teams for this match!