Home > News >

CLT20 2013: Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Kandurata Maroons by 8 wickets; Shikhar Dhawan scores 71

CLT20 2013: Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Kandurata Maroons by 8 wickets; Shikhar Dhawan scores 71

Shikhar Dhawan scored 71 off 53 balls against Kandurata Maroons at Mohali © IANS

By Sarang Bhalerao

Sep 17, 2013

Sunrisers Hyderabad comprehensively defeated Kandurata Maroons by eight wickets with nine balls to spare in the second qualifiers of the Champions League T20 at Mohali on Tuesday. Shikhar Dhawan top-scored with 71 off 53 balls (11 boundaries) to script a fine run-chase.

The highlight of the Sunrisers innings was the opening stand of 122 in 14.5 overs between Dhawan and Parthiv Patel. The Kandurata bowlers were totally clueless against the carnage of the two southpaws. The first set of powerplay overs yielded whopping 58 runs and the batsmen hardly seemed to have batted an eyelid.

Parthiv took the Kandurata attack to the cleaners in the initial part of the innings. He showed positive intent cutting Lahiru Jayaratne for a boundary. He followed that up by hitting Jayaratne straight over his head for another boundary.

Nuwan Kulasekara erred in his line bowling a tad short. Parthiv executed a flick that went past short fine-leg for a boundary and then punched the Sri Lankan bowler through extra-cover for another four.  

Dhawan then took over thumping Dilhara Lokuhettige over mid-wicket twice for as many boundaries. Kandutara skipper Lahiru Thirimanne brought his trump card Ajantha Mendis in the final over of the powerplay. Dhawan welcomed the star spinner with three boundaries on the trot — the first one was behind square, the second was a sweet extra-cover drive and the third four was swept with utter disdain. All the Kandurata plans were disturbed by the duo’s assault.

The opening pair showed great amount of intent in taking singles and occasionally punishing the loose balls thus never letting Kandurata get back in the game.

When Parthiv was dismissed for 52 off 42 balls mistiming a big shot, Sunrisers had scored 121 runs inside 15 overs. Dhawan was in total command. He was toying with the bowling much like how he demolished the Australian attack on his debut six months earlier.

When Dhawan was finally dismissed in Mendis’s final over the stage was set for them to snatch an incredible heist. Needing 33 off 23, Thisara Perara smashed his first ball over mid-wicket for a six. Perera smashed 32 off 11 deliveries as Sunrisers won with nine balls to spare. He finished the game with a straight six off a low full-toss against Kulasekara.

JP Duminy provided good support to Perera, remaining unbeaten on six off six deliveries.

Earlier half-centuries from Kumar Sangakkara (61) and Thirimanne (54) helped Kandurata score 168 in their 20 overs. But that was not enough in the end. Dhawan’s magic did the trick yet again for Sunrisers.

Read first innings report here.

Full Scorecard

Brief scores:

Kandurata Maroons 168 for 3 in 20 overs (Kumar Sangakkara 61*, Lahiru Thirimanne 54; Ishant Sharma 2 for 20) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad 174 for 2 in 18.3 overs (Shikhar Dhawan 71, Parthiv Patel 52) by 8 wickets. 

Man of the Match: Shikhar Dhawan

(Sarang Bhalerao hails from a family of doctors, but did his engineering. He then dumped a career in IT with Infosys to follow his heart and passion and became a writer with CricketCountry. A voracious reader, Sarang aspires to beat Google with his knowledge of the game! You can follow him on Twitter here)

South Africa tour of Australia, 2014

Nov 23, 2014 (08:50 IST)   at Sydney

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 23, 2014 (12:00 IST)   at Chittagong

India tour of Australia 2014, Practice matches

Nov 24, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Glenelg, Adelaide

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 24, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Colombo

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Nov 26, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Sharjah

More

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 22, 2014  at Dambulla

Match abandoned without a ball being bowled

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 21, 2014  at Dambulla

Match abandoned without a ball being bowled

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 21, 2014  at Chittagong

Bangladesh won by 87 runs

South Africa tour of Australia, 2014

Nov 21, 2014  at Melbourne

Australia won by 3 wkts

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 20, 2014  at Dambulla

Match abandoned without a ball being bowled(Match rescheduled to 21/11/2014)

Photos

Australia vs South Africa, 3rd ODI at Canberra

Videos

SL vs Eng: Buttler practices wicketkeeping in nets

Live Cricket Score Australia vs South Africa 2014, 5th ODI at Sydney: Quinton de Kock completes first half-century against Australia

Is Dhawal Kulkarni a contender for India’s ICC World Cup 2015 squad?

World Cup 1992: Arjuna Ranatunga masterminds first ever 300-plus ODI chase

India vs Australia 2014: How crucial are India’s practice games ahead of the first Test?

Rohit Sharma: India are serious contenders

Australia Australia vs South Africa Australia vs South Africa 2014 India New Zealand New Zealand tour of UAE 2014 New Zealand vs Pakistan New Zealand vs Pakistan 2014 Pakistan Pakistan vs New Zealand Pakistan vs New Zealand 2014 South Africa South Africa tour of Australia 2014 South Africa vs Australia South Africa vs Australia 2014

Australia vs South Africa 2014: Quinton de Kock scores his 5th ODI half-century

Australia vs South Africa 2014: Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock bring up 50-run partnership for opening wicket

Peter Oborne: Very important to revive international cricket in Pakistan

Live Cricket Score Australia vs South Africa 2014, 5th ODI at Sydney

Live Streaming: Australia vs South Africa, 5th ODI at Sydney

Is Dhawal Kulkarni a contender for India’s ICC World Cup 2015 squad?

World Cup 1992: Arjuna Ranatunga masterminds first ever 300-plus ODI chase

India vs Australia 2014: How crucial are India’s practice games ahead of the first Test?

Rohit Sharma: India are serious contenders

South Africa may lose momentum ahead of ICC World Cup 2015

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

681 Posts | 6 Fans

Video Highlights: Virat Kohli vs Australian cricketers

Watch Free Live Streaming & Telecast of Indian Super League (ISL) 2014 Football 37th Match between Kerala Blasters FC vs Atletico de Kolkata

PK Tharki Chokro making: Rancho aka Aamir Khan and Munna Bhai aka Sanjay Dutt shake legs to this folk number

Simbu-Hansika’s Vaalu slated for Christmas release!

Yeh Hai Mohabbatein: Will Raman and Ishita help Mihika with her plans?

Alibaba to launch its Taobao marketplace in international markets: Reuters

8 reasons to add rosemary to your diet

eBay India ‘Black Friday’ sale kicks off today

How many calories do bananas have?

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here