(Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Match 46 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014. Catch Live Cricket Scores and Live Updates of the match below)
Starc is back with four to defend. Sammy hits it down the ground for a single. Starc then bowls a good yorker to Finch as he misses. There is a dot ball. Finch gets a single down the ground then. Hyderabad win as Sammy lofts it over the off-side and they get a brace. Hyderabad win by seven wickets and are alive in the IPL 2014.
Aaron comes in and bowls it on the wide-line. It is given a wide. Kohli and Aaron are not happy. The next ball is a full toss and Ojha hits it in the air but it goes to long-off on the bounce. One run is taken. Finch then gets a a single to long-on. And Ojha is the man! It is outside the off-stump and he smashes it over the off-side for a huge six. It went into the second tier. What a shot that one! And he is out next ball as he hits one straight to cover. Darren Sammy has come in. Sammy smashes his first ball for a six over long off. It was hit quite straight.
OUT! Ojha 24(20)
Yuvraj to bowl the 18th over. Ojha hits it down the ground but they get a single. Finch misses one. He later makes room and gets a single through cover. Ojha gets a couple as he cuts through point. The fielder in the ring gets a hand to it to take pace off it. Ojha tries to go over the top and gets an inside edge to mid-wicket. They get a single. Finch smashes it to long-off and they get a couple. Kohli throws it to the keeper’s end and it hits the stumps.
Aaron comes back and bowls a full-toss. It is high and Warner hits it straight to cover. Wait is it a waist high full-toss? They are checking. He is fine. Warner has to go. Finch is in as a finisher! Who would have though that would happen? Finch hits one straight and Aaron gets a hand to it. He does get a single. Ojha hits to long off for a single to follow. Finch is then hit on the pads and they get a single as there was an inside edge. Aaron bowls a slower ball that foxes Ojha. They run for a bye and Parthiv throws it at the stumps but misses. Finch is in. Had it hit, he was gone! Finch then gets a length delivery and he hits it over cover for a four.
OUT! Warner 59(46)
Abu Nechim is back and Warner lofts the first delivery into the sight screen for a six. The next ball is bludgeoned back to the bowler and he gets his hands in time to save himself from the blow. And Nechim is injured. He cannot hold the ball and Yuvraj comes on. Ojha hits one down the ground for a single. Warner then hits it to mid-wicket and they get a single. Yuvraj then bowls a wide down the leg-side. Ojha then hits two to point, but doesn’t get runs.
Starc is brought back into the attack as Hyderabad need 50 off the last six. Warner gets a single to mid-wicket off the first ball. He gets his fifty off the third ball as he plays it to the leg-side again. Only five runs off it. The pressure is just increasing a little bit.
Chahal continues and Ojha gets a single first ball. Warner then knocks it down the ground for another single. Ojha also knocks another single. And when he faces the last ball, Ojha lofts it high over long off and it clears the boundary.
Dhawan gets a single. Muralitharan bowls on his pads and Dhawan pushes it for a single through the leg-side. Warner changes his footing and hits it over cover for a couple as Chahal stops it well on the boundary. Warner then hits it to short third-,man. Dhawan runs and Parthiv shatters the stumps as the throw comes in. Dhawan’s bat is on the line and he is out. Naman Ojha is in and he gets a single off his second ball to get off the mark.
OUT! Dhawan 50(39)
Chahal bowls the first one short and Warner rocks back and pulls it for a six over mid-wicket. The next ball is fuller and Warner slogs it over long-on for another six. He then tries a sweep and is hit on the pads. But he is given not out. Warner tries a reverse hit but misses and they get one run. Dhawan then gets a single down the ground and Yuzvendra half-stops it.
Muralitharan comes on. Warner dances down the ground and smashes it for a six over long-on. Dhawan then comes on strike and he dances down the ground and lofts it over wide long-off for a four.
Chahal is into the attack and Dhawan gets a single down the ground as he charges and reaches the pitch of the ball. Warner then gets into a bit of a tangle against Chahal. He charges but is hit on the pads. Then there is one that stays low and Warner keeps it out and they get a single. Dhawan also misses as he charges. They then finish the over with a tight two. Or has Dhawan made it? He pushed it to the leg-side and Dhawan pushed for two. ANd, as the throw comes in, he is in.
Abu Nechim comes back and Dhawan gets an edge to third-man. Aaron puts in a spirited dive and stops it. The batsmen get a couple though. The next ball is short and Dhawan pulls it for a four behind square. This is a good start for them. Remember they need to win this to stay alive in the tournament. Warner then pulls to the deep and it is a single.
Yuzvendra Chahal comes into the attack and Warner sweeps him for a couple. he had to put in the dive for the second. Warner then gets a single by pulling to the deep. Dhawan is then hit on the pads off a good delivery. It was given
Aaron continues and Dhawan drives it beautifully for a couple through cover. Only four runs off the over. A good one by Aaron. Bangalore need many more.
Abu Nechim is into the attack. Hyderabad get their fifty as Warner hits a boundary to start with. Dhawan then faces a few dot balls. He then gets a single off the last ball.
Muralitharan is brought back into the attack and Warner changes his footing and reverse-hits it behind square for a four. Muralitharan then comes back with a couple of dot balls. Warner then makes room and tries to smash it through cover, but hits it straight to the fielder.
Warner carts the first one high in the air and it bounces just short of the ropes down the ground and it is a four. He then gets a couple through the leg-side. Then Starc fires a wide down the leg-side. Dhawan cuts the last ball over point for a four. It was short and wide and he smashed it for a four.
Varun Aaron is into the attack and he is coming from round the wicket to Dhawan. Aaron came from over the wicket for the third ball and bowled it short. Dhawan pulls it for a six over fine-leg. There is another short ball and he is pulled through square-leg for another four.
Mitchell Starc is brought in at the other end and Warner defends the first one very well. He then strays on his pads and the batsmen get a leg-bye. Dhawan gets one in his slot and he drives it through extra-cover for a four. Dhawan then edges one and it is past Parthiv for a four. The next ball is angled into the pads and it is worked for a single.
Muttiah Muralitharan comes into the attack first up. Dhawan defends a couple. Then he drives one through extra cover for a four. Then he gets a single. Warner then gets a single to finish the over. So, six runs off the over.
Sachin Rana flicks the first one to short fine-leg and they get a single. There is another single then and then Rana does something extraordinary. He moves across his stumps and glides it over short-fine leg for a four.He then hits it high in the sir, but it falls between mid-wicket and long on. Rana misses the last ball and there is a comedy of errors. Starc ran for a single, but Rana started and then went back to the crease. Starc reached there as Ojha took the bails off. With both the batsmen at one end, Ojha ran to the other end and took the stumps off.
OUT1 Starc 6(6)
De Villiers is gone. Bhuvneshwar bowls one that is full and straight and de Villiers misses the shot and is bowled. A good ball. This should save Hyderabad a lot of runs. Mitchell Starc is the new man in the middle. He smashes the second ball through third-man for a four. That was well played through the gap.
OUT! de Villiers 29(17)
Irfan comes back and de Villiers misses a heave upfront. But the keeper misses and they run a bye. And that typical Kohli shot comes into play. He wafts it over cow corner for a six using his powerful wrists. Kohli is out! He lofts it high in the air and is taken at long-off by Steyn. Sachin Rana is the new man. He smashes the second ball down the ground for a four. That was hit quite straight.
OUT! Kohli 67(41)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar comes back. Kohli gets a couple off the first ball as he hits it to the off-side and the fielder fumbles a touch. They take a few singles and there was also a misfield from Sammy at cover. There could have been a dot ball there. Kohli then hits it down the ground for a single. De Villiers then waits on one and smashes it over extra cover for a four. What a shot. And the catch is dropped. De Villiers hits it to the deep and Dhawan dives forward, takes it, but it pops out.
Darren Sammy is into the attack and de Villiers gets a couple to start. He then lofts a full delivery into the stands down the ground. What a hit! As easy as it gets! De Villiers then hands Kohli the strike with a single. Sammy fires it down the leg side and Kohli lets it go. It is a wide. And the next ball is smashed by Kohli, in fact bludgeoned into the stands straight down the ground. Kohli then takes a single.
Irfan comes on and Kohli smashes it over cover for a four. That was hit very well off a flat bat. Then they get a single. De Villiers then gets a single to extra cover. Kohli gets his fifty then off 34 balls as he gets a single through third-man. De Villiers then slashes at a wide one and he edges it through third-man for a four. De Villiers then scoops to fine-leg for a single.
Dale Steyn is in and Kohli drives one to cover and they get a quick single as there is a slight misfield. De Villiers then works a single through the leg-side. Kohli also gets one to fine-leg for a single. De Villiers then gets a couple through cover. He then pushes for a single down the ground. Kohli then gets a single to finish the over.
Rasool comes on and fires the first one in. Kohli hits it to long-off for a single. This time Yuvraj is gone! He hits it flat to long on and Steyn pouches it comfortably. AB de Villiers is out there and there is a wide to him down the leg-side. They get a single for that as well. He then bowls to Kohli, but fires it down the leg-side again. Kohli later works a single. De Villiers gets off the mark by playing one to mid-wicket.
OUT! Yuvraj 21(25)
Karn Sharma is on and Kohli charges to him first ball and lofts it straight for a six. He then cuts one behind point for a four. These are the boundaries Bangalore required. Kohli then pulls it to cow corner and they get a brace. Kohli then dances down the ground and lofts it inside out over cover for a six. What a shot! He finishes the over with a single.
Yuvraj tries the sweep, but gets an edge onto his pads. The second ball is down the leg-side and they get a four as Yuvraj sweeps it fine. He got a bit of bat on that. Yuvraj is trying to sweep and later shapes up for one, only to adjust and take a single. Kohli then takes a single through square-leg. Yuvraj then goes for it and hits it over long on. Steyn comes around and nearly pulls a catch. He can only get a hand to it. but it goes for six.
Irfan Pathan is into the attack and he bowls well to start with. Yuvraj gets the first one on the middle of the bat but it hits the wickets on the non-striker’s end. Yuvraj can only get a single off the fourth ball to get off strike. It was a good over until the last ball. It is slow and full outside the off-stump and Kohli drives it for a four through wide long-off.
Venugopal Rao comes on and Yuvraj smashes it down the ground and it goes along the ground for a four. Steyn dives, but lands awkwardly and he looked in a bit of pain. Yuvraj then faces a couple of dots before sweeping one to the deep for a single. Yuvraj is living a charmed life today. He charges down the ground lofts one to long on, but it falls short.
Karn Sharma comes on and Yuvraj tries to go over square-leg as he sweeps, Dale Steyn comes forward, but it falls short of him. Kohli then dances down the track and lofts him over cover for a four. Kohli then drives one through the cover and and they get a couple of runs.
Yuvraj gets off the mark by charging to Rasool and placing it to mid-wicket. Kohli then flicks one to the deep and gets a single. This is some good bowling by Hyderabad. The spinners build the pressure. And it nearly pays as Yuvraj chips one to long-on but it falls just short.
Gayle is gone! Karn Sharma comes on and Gayle tries to go over the top and he gets an outside edge that goes to Rasool to third-man. Yuvraj comes on and he is yet to get off the mark.
OUT! Gayle 14(20)
Parvez Rasool is back into the attack.Gayle gets a single down the ground. Kohli then works one single. Gayle dances down the ground and it hits his pads. Gayle tries to use his feet a few times, but is not able to get them away. Rasool bowls the conventional. A single is taken off the last ball.
Steyn continues and Gayle gets a single. Gayle then gets an edge behind point and before the third-man comes around, they get a couple. He then bowls one on his body and Gayle flicks it square for a couple. Gayle then gets a single through third-man. Kohli solidly defends the last ball.
Kohli gets off the mark with a single. Gayle charges down the ground and hits it over extra cover for a four. It was in his half and he goes for it. Gayle then works it to square-leg for a single. Kohli then finishes the over with a single
Steyn comes in and gets the first two to move away from Gayle. Gayle then defends the third ball as he gets right behind it. Gayle then works one off his pads into the leg-side for a couple of runs. A good over from Steyn as only two runs conceded.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar starts and bowls a few on the line. But then the third ball is driven through cover for a beautiful boundary by Parthiv. A good shot to start with. And Bhuvneshwar gets him. He bowls it on the line and it swings a bit into Parthiv and it hits his pads. It hit him plumb in front and Parthiv is not happy for some reason.
OUT! Parthiv 4(4)
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Shikhar Dhawan, Aaron Finch, Naman Ojha (wk), David Warner, Venugopal Rao, Darren Sammy (c), Irfan Pathan, Karn Sharma, Parvez Rasool, Dale Steyn, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle, Parthiv Patel, Yuvraj Singh, AB de Villiers, Sachin Rana, Varun Aaron, Mitchell Starc, Yuzvendra Chahal, Muttiah Muralitharan, Abu Nechim.
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain, Virat Kohli has won the toss and elected to bat. Sunrisers Hyderabad is captained by Darren Sammy.
Hyderabad are out of playoffs contention, after losing against Kolkata Knight Riders in their last match. With two matches left, Hyderabad are at seventh position in the IPL 2014 points table with eight points. Sunrsers Hyderabad have been inconsistent this season and are having a poor run on their home ground, losing all the three matches in a row so far.
Bangalore has been erratic side, but with Yuvraj Singh and Chris Gayle performing well in the last game and with AB de Villiers’s 14-ball 28 cameo, RCB look better than SRH. Adding to that, the side has had some decent outings in recent times, beating dominant Chennai Super Kings in their last match at Ranchi.