Brendon McCullum (above) was dismissed for a healthy 32 by Bipul Sharma © AFP
Brendon McCullum (above) was dismissed for a healthy 32 by Bipul Sharma © AFP

New franchise Gujarat Lions (GL) opener Brendon McCullum was dismissed for a healthy 32 by Bipul Sharma, after being caught by Bhuvneshwar Kumar at cover, against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), in the Eliminator of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 at the Ferozshah Kotla stadium in Delhi on Friday. McCullum went for a sharp smash on the off side, through the covers, as he couldn’t quite reach or connect the ball properly, as the ball took a fine leading edge to be taken by Bhuvneshwar at the cover. Currently. GL are 83 for the loss of five wickets in 13 overs, with Aaron Finch on 15, and Ravindra Jadeja coming in. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Gujarat Lions vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2016, Qualifier 2 at Delhi

The Indian Premier League (IPL) edition 9 is nearing its climax as the fight for a final spot intensifies. Gujarat Lions (GL) will battle it out at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Qualifier 2 of the tournament. The Suresh Raina-led Gujarat Lions lost the first qualifier against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) after AB de Villiers took matters into his own hands. Their top spot after the league matches has eventually helped them stay alive in the competition. They might have lost against SRH twice in the league phase and it might give the latter a psychological boost but GL will start afresh. SRH on the other hand, will be counting on their bowlers who were highly accurate against Kolkata Knight Riders. They might have the momentum going into the decider, but it doesn’t take long before the tides turn, especially in T20′s. FULL CRICKET UPDATES: Gujarat Lions vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2016, Qualifier 2 at Delhi