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Glenn Maxwell has been adjudged as the Man of the Match. Was there even a doubt? Not really. Maxwell is the standout player in IPL 2014 so far. He now has scores of 95, 89 and 95 in three innings. The triple-figure is not far away.
Rishi Dhawan will bowl the final over of the match. Bhuvneshwar slogs one to Johnson at mid-wicket. That is the end of the match. Punjab beat Hyderabad by 72 runs.
OUT! B Kumar 1(3)
Balaji also to bowl his final over. He bowls a straight and full delivery. Steyn swings across the line and misses and gets bowled. Balaji has his fourth wicket.
OUT! D Steyn 12(16)
Johnson to bowl his fourth and final over as well. He bowls a short delivery and Steyn top-edges a pull. Saha had enough time to get underneath it, but manages to drop the catch. Karn Sharma lobs one straight to Miller at mid-on. Johnson finishes with two wickets for 26.
OUT! K Sharma 10(8)
Sandeep Sharma to bowl his final over. He is coming from round the wicket to bowl to the right-handed batsmen. It is a tight over.
Johnson has been brought back into the attack. Karn Sharma moves towards the leg side and Johnson follows him with a short delivery. Sharma somehow manages to hook it over deep square-leg for a six.
Akshar Patel to bowl his final over. Rahul skies one in the air and Miller takes the catch at long-off. Dale Steyn is the next batsman in. He comes down the track and slices one over cover for a single.
OUT! KL Rahul 27(27)
Balaji comes in. He bowls a back of a length delivery and Sammy flat-bats it to Akshar Patel at mid-off. That could be it for Hyderabad. Karn Sharma is the next batsman in.
Akshar Patel continues. Sammy stands and smashes a god length delivery high over long-on for a six. That is the longest six in the IPL this season. It seems that the Sunrisers Hyderabad are still keeping their hopes high. Just see the tweet below. ↓
Sandeep comes back into the attack. There is a close run-out chance but the direct-hit does not come to pass. No worries for Punjab as Sandeep bowls Rao. The batsman swung across the line and got bowled.
OUT! V Rao 11(9)
Rishi Dhawan has been brought into the attack. He bowls one short and wide and Venugopal Rao slices it away over backward-point for a four. The next delivery is slightly short and Rao pulls it over wide mid-on for a four.
Mitchell Johnson no ball resembled that of Rorke and meckiff in 56 Ashes. Only difference was back then it was back back foot no ball
Laxmipathy Balaji comes into the attack. He bowls one full and the ball comes in after pitching. Finch does not move his feet and gets bowled. Balaji then gets one to bounce from a good length and it surprises Warner and he gives a catch to Glenn Maxwell at point.
OUT! A Finch 19(15), D Warner 8(12)
Johnson comes in. He bowls a front-foot no-ball and it is a free-hit. Johnson bowls a short delivery and Finch pulls the ball straight to David Miller at square-leg. Johnson bowls another front-foot no-ball and Warner hits the ball to cover, but is well fielded. Again the free-hit is not put away for a boundary. Johnson bowls a back of a length delivery and Finch cuts it in the air through extra-cover for a four.
Sandeep Sharma continues. It is a tight over from Sandeep till the last delivery. He bowls one on the pads and Warner flicks it away for a four behind square on the leg side.
Ambanis must be wondering why did MI mentor let go Jonson & Maxwell
Mitchell Johnson will bowl the second over. Dhawan edges one to Saha behind the wickets. David Warner is the next batsman in. Finch hits the last through extra-cover for a four.
OUT! S Dhawan 1(3)
Aaron Finch and Shikhar Dhawan will begin the run-chase for Hyderabad. Sandeep Sharma will open the bowling for Punjab. He is a right-arm medium-fast bowler. Finch gets Hyderabad underway with a lofted straight drive for a six.
Phew… that was some innings from Glenn Maxwell. Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled very well. Read our innings report here.
Maxwell in this #IPL so far 34 Dots 39 Singles 13 Doubles 28 Fours 17 Sixes 279 runs off 131 balls
Bhuvneshwar to bowl the final over of the innings. The first ball is a high full-toss and Bailey gets a top-edge and the ball goes over short third-man for a four. It is not called a no-ball for height. Bailey then hits the second delivery towards long-on and Warner takes a simple catch in front of the boundary. Johnson gets two twos off consecutive deliveries. Bhuvneshwar bowls one straight and Johnson swings and misses and gets bowled. Punjab manage to post 193 for six. Bhuvneshwar gets three wickets for 19 runs.
OUT! G Bailey 10(8), M Johnson 4(6)
Mitchell Johnson is the next batsman in. Steyn also to bowl his fourth and final over. It is a good over from Steyn as he only gives away only six runs.
Mishra to bowl his final over. He tosses one up and Maxwell hammers it over long-on for a six. Mishra bowls a low full-toss and Maxwell hits it straight down the ground for a six. He then comes down the track and tries to cream one over long-off, but does not get the height and gets caught by Sammy at the deep. That is the second time in IPL 2014 that Maxwell has got out for 95.
Steyn has finally been brought back into the attack. He bowls a very good yorker outside off-stump, but Maxwell gets some bat onto it and gets a four towards third-man. Bailey drives one towards cover and gets a single to get of the mark.
Jayawardene and Trescothick are the only players to score 75+ in 3 consecutive T20 innings. Can Maxwell emulate them? #IPL7#KXIPvsSRH
Sammy comes in. Maxwell smashes one towards deep mid-wicket. The fielder takes the catch. The Hyderabad players are celebrating. But the umpires call for the replay and it clearly shows that Sammy over-stepped the front crease. Maxwell has got some awesome talent and some extraordinary luck. Maxwell then moves towards the off side and whips one over backward square-leg for a six. The last delivery is struck down the ground for a four. The second strategic Time-Out has been taken.
Karn Sharma to bowl his final over. The first delivery is hit for a six over extra-cover. That brings up his half-century in only 21 deliveries. Maxwell comes down the track and lofts one over wide mid-on for a four. The last delivery is reverse-swept over point for a four.
Mishra continues. Maxwell slog-sweeps the first ball over deep mid-wicket for a six. The next ball is also hit for a six over deep mid-wicket. The third delivery is also over deep mid-wicket. He then takes a single and Miller slams one down the ground for a six. The last delivery is a dot ball.
David Miller is the next batsman in. Irfan has been brought into the attack. He bowls a length delivery and Maxwell pummels that over wide long-on for a six. Irfan bowls down the leg side and Maxwell flicks it over short fine-leg for a four.
Sammy comes into the attack. He bowls a wide yorker and Pujara guides it in-between third-man and point to get a four. Pujara then slog-sweeps one towards deep mid-wicket, but Venugopal Rao takes a good catch in front of the boundary.
OUT! C Pujara 35(32)
pujara has hit two over long on off steyn, warner has dropped a catch, sammy has lost a ball in the lights, what next today? #PepsiIPL
Karn Sharma again. Maxwell slogs one, but the ball bounces in front of long-on. Maxwell then slog-sweeps one over deep mid-wicket for a six. Maxwell is on attack mode and skies one down the ground. Of all people, David Warner drops a sitter at long-off. He cannot believe it himself. Pujara then lofts one towards long-on and Sammy loses sight of the ball and moves his head away. The ball just bounces in front of the boundary and goes for a four.
good idea to have two leg spinners bowling at maxwell. different challenge.
Karn Sharma continues. Maxwell gets of the mark with a single towards long-on. Pujara turns one from the pads towards mid-wicket for a single.
It is spin at both ends as Amith Mishra has been brought to bowl. He tosses one up and Sehwag smashes it in the air, straight down the ground for a six. That brings up the 50 for Punjab. The next ball is also lofted down the ground, but Sehwag does not get much distance on it. Darren Sammy takes a comfortable catch at long-on.
OUT! V Sehwag 30(22)
Karn Sharma comes into the attack. He is a leg-spinner. Pujara lofts a sweep in the air in-between backward square-leg and short fine-leg and gets a four.
Pujara taking the aerial route thrice in a Dale Steyn over….I Have Seen It All. #PepsiIPL
Steyn has been brought back. Pujara comes down the track on the first delivery and smacks one over mid-wicket for a four. Pujara then leans forward and hits a length delivery over mid-on for a four. Steyn then strays onto the pads and Pujara flicks it over short fine-leg for another four.
Bhuvneshwar continues. Pujara mishits one on the pitch and the ball bounces over the bowler and gets a single. Bhuvneshwar then bounces Sehwag and he ducks. The next ball also is a bouncer and Sehwag hooks it over fine-leg for his second six.
Irfan Pathan is the reward you get for surviving Steyn. #IPL7#KXIPvSRH
Irfan Pathan comes into the attack. He bowls a back of a length delivery and Sehwag pulls it away for a flat six behind square on the leg side. Irfan bowls a similar delivery and Sehwag pulls it again, but this time gets a four through square-leg. Shewag hits the last ball over mid-off for a four.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar will share the new ball with Steyn. Sehwag gets a single towards third-man on the first delivery. Pujara then plays five dot deliveries.
Cheteshwar Pujara and Virender Sehwag walk out to bat for Kings XI Punjab. Dale Steyn will begin proceedings for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Pujara leans forward and guides the first ball towards deep backward-point for a single. Sehwag gets of the mark with a single on the leg side.
Toss: Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and elect to field. George Bailey leads Kings XI Punjab and Shikhar Dhawan will captain Sunrisers Hyderabad. Irfan Pathan comes in for Ishant Sharma in the Hyderabad side. Punjab bring in Rishi Dhawan and Sandeep Sharma.
Kings XI Punjab: Virender Sehwag, Cheteshwar Pujara, Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, George Bailey (c), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Mitchell Johnson, Akshar Patel, Rishi Dhawan, Sandeep Sharma, Laxmipathy Balaji.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Aaron Finch, Shikhar Dhawan (c), David Warner, Venugopal Rao, KL Rahul (wk), Darren Sammy, Irfan Pathan, Karn Sharma, Dale Steyn, Amit Mishra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Hello and welcome to the live updates of the Match 9 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 on April 22 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) clash with Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). I am Shrikant Shankar and will be bringing you all the live updates from the match.
Punjab have won both their matches so far in the IPL. SRH have only played one, but lost that match. Punjab have earned themselves the tag of excellent chasers. They chased down a 206-run target against Chennai Super Kings in their first match on April 18. They then chased down a 192-run target against Rajasthan Royals on April 20. Glenn Maxwell has been the star batsman for Punjab as he top-scored in both matches with innings of 95 and 89. David Miller also has been brilliant as he scored 54 not out and 51 not out.
Hyderabad played against Rajasthan in their first match. It was a low-scoring match and Hyderabad’s better players were unable to put up a good performance. Their bowling was better as they managed to drag the match into the last over. A victory for Hyderabad is paramount as they would want to open their accounts.