(Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) host Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in Match 39 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014. Catch Live Cricket Scores and Live Updates of the Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab match below)
Bhuvneshwar comes in as Punjab are four runs away. Miller punches one down the ground for a single. Bailey then plays one to third-man for a single. Miller then takes a single. Bailey then finishes the chase by smashing a six over long-off. What a victory for Punjab it has been! They have won by six wickets.
Nerves all round! Bailey pushes to the cover and runs across. Miller then inside edges one and they get a single. Bailey then comes to the party as he lofts a pull delivery over long-on for a six. That would relieve the pressure. Then Bailey smashes one past point for a four. It was full and hit well past point. Another full delivery and Bailey now creams it over cover. Bailey has done it! The last ball is carted over long-on for a six. This over has gone for 22 runs.
Irfan Pathan comes on and Bailey gets a single off the first ball. Miller then plays another through long-on and they get a single. Pathan then bowls a dot ball. Irfan then hits the pads, but it is given not out. It was a good decision as it pitched outside leg. Bailey could have been runout. But the throw was missed.And Bailey is gone! or is he? He hits one to long on and Warner takes a good catch diving forward. But then it goes to the third umpire, who has a look. It is given not out as there was a doubt. Miller then goes through the off-side for a couple.
Mishra comes on and Miller gets a single off the second. Bailey isn’t able to take a single then. Bailey gets an outside edge over backward point and they get a brace. Bailey then gets a single off a wrong-un. Miller then finishes the over with a brace. They get six off the over.
Karn Sharma comes on and the batsmen take a leg-bye. He then bowls a couple of dots. Bailey then gets a single. Miller also gets another single through the cover region. Only three runs off that over.
Amit Mishra gets back into the attack and he gets Maxwell at last. He charges down the ground and doesn’t hit it. Steyn takes a good catch at long-on. Miller faces the next ball and it is a dot ball. Miller then plays a reverse sweep past point and it is a four. Bailey then gets off the mark by dabbing one to mid-wicket.
OUT! Maxwell 43(22)
Steyn is back.And there is a yorker first up. Maxwell plays it up. It was referred but it was a bump ball. Maxwell then gets a single down the ground. Miller then pulls one to the deep there is a brace.
Karn Sharma now comes from around the wicket and Maxwell gets a single through the leg-side. Miller then works it for another single. Maxwell then dances down the ground and hits it for a six over long-on. And then Karn sweeps one over square-leg for a huge six. Went into the second tier.
Mishra comes on and Miller pulls one to mid-wicket for a single. And Maxwell is gone! Big wicket! He tries to pull one and hits it high in the air and Steyn comes from to take a catch. But wait! It is a no-ball! Yes, Mishra has overstepped and it is a no-ball. Maxwell comes back. Miller takes on the free-hit and it was a skier. It went very high and Rahul spills it at mid-wicket. Maxwell then reverse sweeps a full ball from Mishra and hits it for a four. He defends the next ball.
Anticlimax! Maxwell hits a straightdrive and and Bhuvneshwar gets a hand to it in his follow through. The ball goes onto the stumps at the non-striker’s end and Vohra is gone. But what a knock!! David Miller is the new man. Maxwell hits the next one down the ground for a single. Miller defends the first one as Bhuvneshwar comes from round the wicket. Miller punches the next down the ground for a single to get off the mark. Bhuvneshwar then foxes Maxwell with a slower one outside the off-stump. Maxwlel slices the last ball through third-man for a four.
OUT! Vohra 47(20)
Steyn is the new man and Vohra dabs him to the leg-side. Warner runs in from mid-wicket but misses and that allows the batsmen to come back for a couple. Vohra then gets another couple through third-man. And then Vohra gets into the act. He pulls one off a length and it has gone for maximum for a six.
Saha is gone! Karn Sharma gives it air and Saha charges and misses. Ojha stumps him. A big wicket! What an innings by Saha though as he smashed 54 off only 26 balls. Maxwell comes in and plays the first one back to the bowler. And he gets going with the second ball! He typically sweeps it over mid-wicket for a six. That is the hundred for Punjab. The fastest ever in IPL history. And the next ball is a bit short and Maxwell gives it everything. That has gone into the second tier over mid-wicket. The over gets done with another six over mid-wicket. This is some batting.
OUT! Saha 54(26)
Amit Mishra comes on now. Saha takes a single first up as he plays it quietly through the leg-side. The second ball is a googly and Vohra plays it well to get a single through short third-man. Saha then pulls one for a single through the leg-side. Vohra gets another dot ball and it is played quietly for a dot. He then works one down the ground and they get a brace. Vohra then smashes one through cow corner for a four.
Henriques continues and Vohra gets an outside edge first ball and it has gone fine through third-man for a four. The third man was in the ring. Vohra then smashes one down the ground and it has gone for a four. It just bounced inside the field of play. Vohra then picks a single through the leg-side. Saha smashes a slower delivery over extra cover for a six. What a shot. He waited on it and carted it over the infield and it sailed into the stands. Saha gets his half century. He pulls a length delivery through mid-wicket for a four. Saha gets a single off the last ball. This over has cost 20. That is a the time-out.
Karn Sharma comes on and Vohra gets a single first ball. Saha makes room and tries to hit through the off-side but it is straight to the man. No run. Saha charges and plays to the leg-side as a single is possible. Vohra also works one to deep mid-wicket for a single. Saha then goes down the ground and goes inside out and that has gone for four through cover. It is a bit short and Saha pulls it for a four. the fielders were in.
Henriques has come on. Something has gotten into Saha! He charges to him second ball and smashes it high over long-off for a six. He then takes a single off the third ball. Vohra comes on and this game is not all about power! He opens the face of the bat and glides it fine to third-man for a four. The fifty is up. Vohra then flicks it to fine leg and the fielder is in. It is a four. The fifty partnership is up with that.
Bhuvneshwar comes on and Saha tries to pull him over the in-field over the on-side and they get a couple. Saha then makes room off the next ball and hits it over cover for a four. Bhuvneshwar responds with a yorker. But then the next ball is pulled over mid-on for a four. And Saha is on song! He smashes a full delivery through wide long-off. Dhawan had gone back to long-off but it was timed so well.
Dale Steyn comes on from the other end and Vohra to face him first up. He defends the first ball well. Vohra pulls the second one high over square-leg and they get three as the ball lands in a safe area. Saha then goes over off-side and doesn’t get all of it They get a couple though. Saha then pulls a short one in front of square for a four. Irfan Pathan was in the dep and he could only go a few paces as the ball crossed the boundary. The over is done with Vohra pulling one over mid-wicket for a six! So was this why he was retained!
The chase begins. And before Sehwag took guard, he had a nice laugh with David Warner, his former Delhi Daredevils teammate. Manan Vohra walks in to open the batting with Sehwag. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will open the bowling. And Sehwag starts the chase with a four down the ground. it was uppish and just eluded the mid-on fielder. Sehwag is gone next ball! He tries to go over the top and it hits the bottom of the bat and goes back to Bhuvneshwar who takes the catch. Saha is the new man and he plays a dot first up. And then he gets off the mark by lofting one over cover for a four.
OUT! Sehwag 4(2)
Pathan takes a single off the first ball. Ojha gets a wide down the leg-side and the keeper fumbles. They run one off the bye. Pathan then tries to go over the top, but holes out to the deep. The batsmen cross and Ojha retains strike.Ojha then gets a single to mid-wicket. Karn Sharma is the new man. Karn then gets a single as Ojha comes back. He then goes down the ground and it is a six. Hyderabad cross 200. A single is taken to finish. A good total for Hyderabad.
OUT! Pathan 1(2)
Warner is gone. He smashes one to extra cover in the deep and he tries for the second but Ojha isn’t interested. He is out for 43. Ojha then gets his fifty as he smashes a four through the covers. Ojha then hits another four as he is trying to take Hyderabad to a big total. And Henriques is gone first ball as he holes out to long-on. Ojha then comes back on strike and he plays one behind point very well and that has gone for a four. Another six! He goes over long-off for a six. Sandeep goes for 26 again.
OUT! Warner 44(23) Henriques 0(1)
Ojha gets a single off the second ball to get to 150 for Hyderabad. And then Akshar Patel bowls a full toss and Warner smashes it over mid-wicket for a six. Warner then smashes to wide long-on and David Miller cannot stop it. it goes for a four. Warner then gets on his knees and smashes it for a six over mid-wicket. A single is taken to finish the over. What an over for Hyderabad!
Mitchell Johnson is back into the attack. Ojha gets a single first ball as he opens the face of the bat and guides it to third-man. Warner then makes room and lofts a full delivery down the ground for a four. The mid-off was in the ring and it goes one-bounce and into the boundary. Johnson then comes back and bowls a good slower ball on the pads. No runs possible off that. Johnson then goes short and Warner pulls him very well for a four through fine-leg. Again the fielder was in the ring and it was played easily. Warner then gets a single as there are overthrows.
Ojha is on strike and he gets a single off Akshar Patel’s bowling. Warner tries to pull the second, but hits it to long-off and only a single is possible. Ojha then dances down the track and and goes inside out over cover for a four. Patel then bowls it a bit outside the off-stump and Ojha carts it behind point for a four. Ojha then tries to go over the top and the edge lands in no man’s land in front of square.
Dhawan, Rishi not Shikhar, comes on to bowl. Warner smashes the first length delivery over mid-wicket for a six. It went high and long. And then Ojha follows suit as he lofts one over long-off for a six. What a hit! Ojha then gets a single down the ground. Warner smashes the last ball through cover and they get two for that. This over has gone for 16.
Akshar Patel comes back. Warner faces two dots upfront. A quiet over and they get only three runs.
Shivam comes on and Ojha gets a single off the second ball. Warner then tries the reverse sweep and it goes to Virender Sehwag at point and he misfields. The batsmen get two for that. Warner then works it to the leg-side for a single. Ojha then lofts Shivam and just clears the man at long-on as it goes over him. The hundred is up. But then the next ball is smashed straight down the ground for a six.
Rishi Dhawan strays on Shikhar Dhawan’s pads first up and it takes it and goes for a four. But, hang on, the umpire has given it as a wide. That is surprising. But off the second ball Dhawan gets Dhawan. Shikhar Dhawan guides one off his pads to short fine-leg. David Warner is the new man. Dhawan places the first one to deep mid-wicket and gets a single. Ojha then goes over the top through the off-side and gets a single as Miller runs across from long-off and saves it.
OUT! Dhawan 45(37)
Shikhar Dhawan dances down the track and gets a single. Later, Ojha comes on strike and smashes Shivam over long-on for a massive six. Shivan then bowls it a bit on a length and Ojha cuts it behind point for a couple. Sandeep does very well to stop it. Ojha then hits it to long-off for a single. The over ends with Shikhar Dhawan taking a single to long-off.
Dhawan bowling to Dhawan! Rishi Dhawan bowls to Shikhar Dhawan and the batsman gets a single off the first ball. Ojha and Shikhar Dhawan work the ball around for a few singles in the over. So, five runs have come off that over.
Shivam is back on and continues from around the wicket. Timber! Finch tries to make room and is bowled by one that sneaked through. Shivam gets a wicket after troubling Finch in the first over. He had a hold over him and Finch was trying to break the shackles. Naman Ojha is the new man in the middle and he defends the first ball. He gets off the mark off his third ball as he hits it down the ground.
OUT! Finch 20(23)
Akshar Patel is into the attack and Dhawan gets a single off the second ball. Akshar does well to keep the batsmen quiet. But then he gets one in his slot and he sweeps it over mid-wicket for a six. He tries a reverse sweep off the last ball, but doesn’t connect.
The youngster Shivam Sharma is into the attack and he gets one to bounce to Finch as he is beaten off the second ball. Shivam is coming from around the wicket. Only two runs off the over and that only comes off the last ball. Shivam has bowled very well to keep Finch quiet.
Johnson contiues and Dhawan goes over the top and smashes it for a four over mid-off. Johnson then bowls it short and Dhawan pulls it for a single. The over then gets over with a single by Finch.
Sandeep comes on and bowls a no ball first up. Finch lofts it over the off-side, but Maxwell runs behind from backward point and takes it well. But, it doesn’t matter! Dhawan comes to face and the ball is full and he smashes it down the ground for four. But, it is another no-ball! So another free-hit for Dhawan. Sharma comes back well to bowl a slower ball and Dhawan misses it. Dhawan then dances down the ground and smashes it back over Sandeep’s head for a four. The keeper then comes to the stumps and Sandeep is smashed by Dhawan over his head for a massive six. Dhawan then pulls the next one through mid-wicket and that has gone for a four. Dhawan then smashes it down the ground for a four. It was hit over mid-off and it is a four. The over finishes with a single. In all, 26 have come off it.
Johnson bowls to Finch and there is a short ball outside leg. It is called a wide. Finch then guides one to third-man and gets two as there is a fumble by the fielder in the deep. For the last two balls, Johnson comes from round the wicket and strays down the leg-side. Finch then guides another to third-man for a single.
Dhawan tries to walk down the ground and gets an inside edge which goes to short fine-leg and they get a single. As Finch comes on strike, the keeper comes up to the stump. Finch then glides one through the gap behind square on the off-side and it is a four. That was very well played there by Finch. Finch then punches one down the ground, but there is a fielder at long-on. The batsmen get a single. The ball then hits Dhawan’s pads and they go for a leg-bye. Saha comes across and scores a direct hit, but it is not out as Finch has made his ground.
Mitchell Johnson starts off from the other end and Finch gets an inside edge off the second ball which goes to fine-leg as they get a single. Johnson then strays down the leg-side to Dhawan and it is a wide. Dhawan is kept on strike by Johnson and then he gets one on his body and he works it for a single towards mid-wicket.
Sandeep Sharma started off and he bowls outside the off-stump. FInch lofts the first ball over cover for a four. He then takes a single. Dhawan comes on strike. Dhawan then gets off the mark off the last ball as he places one past mid-wicket and they run two. So, seven runs off the first over.
Here are the teams for today:
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Shikhar Dhawan (c), David Warner, Aaron Finch, KL Rahul, Naman Ojha (wk), Karn Sharma, Moises Henriques, Irfan Pathan, Amit Mishra, Dale Steyn, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Kings XI Punjab: George Bailey (c), Virender Sehwag, Manan Vohra, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, Rishi Dhawan, Akshar Patel, Sandeep Sharma, Mitchell Johnson, Shivam Sharma
Toss: Punjab have won the toss and have elected to bowl first.
We will have the news from the toss soon. Kings XI Punjab against Sunrisers Hyderabad under the scorching sun at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.
Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of game No 39 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014, where Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will take on Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at Hyderabad. I am Nishad Pai Vaidya and I will bring you live updates of the game. Hyderabad lost their previous match in IPL 7 against Mumbai Indians at Hyderabad. Punjab suffered a shock defeat to Kolkata Knight Riders in their last match. Both teams will be looking to get back to winning ways.
Hyderabad lost their last game at home, and will be looking to rectify that in this game. There wasn’t much spin on offer, and their leg-spin twins of Amit Mishra and Karn Sharma were unable to get past the duo of Lendl Simmons and Ambati Rayudu, and that really hurt them against Mumbai. On the other hand, Punjab will not mind that one bit, as Glenn Maxwell likes to go against the spin when hitting the ball on the leg side. However, with Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowling the way he is at the moment, Maxwell will do well to see him off rather than attack him right from the get go.