Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of Match 34 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 where Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) are set to take on Gujarat Lions (GL) at Hyderabad. I am Shruti Hariharan and I will bring you all the live cricket updates and scores from today’s match. This tournament has seen some excellent cricket produced over the last 33 matches, and today is set to be the same. Gujarat Lions and Sunrisers Hyderabad have been two of the better teams of the tournament so far, and that is largely due to the fact that these two teams have the best bowling attacks on display. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Gujarat Lions, IPL 2016, Match 34 at Hyderabad

Live cricket score: Sunrisers Hyderabad 129/5 | Overs 19 | Shikhar Dhawan 47 (40), Naman Ojha 9 (6): SRH require just 14 from 2 overs. Praveen Kumar for his last over and Ojha on strike. Started off with just couple of runs and Ojha knows this win is important smashing for his first FOUR, nearing SRH their win. This is not what GL need at the end, WIDE delivery. 7 from 9 required now. Dhawan is on strike now, just 6 runs required to win. That’s it, SRH are just two runs away from their yet another win, FOUR towards backward square leg. It can be completed in this over. He remains on strike, what could be the next ball? FOUR to lead SRH to their win 5-wicket win against GL.

Live cricket score: Sunrisers Hyderabad 113/5 | Overs 18 | Shikhar Dhawan 39 (38), Naman Ojha 2 (2): Three overs to go and Hooda on strike, Bravo is back into attack. Ran for a quick double runs there and Dhawan once again safe from a run out, direct hit though. SRH can take it easy, just 21 from 18 needed now. OUT! Bravo gets yet another wicket, Hooda goes for 18 and similar fashion with keeper making no mistakes again. New batsman on crease is Naman Ojha and he will be on strike. Quick single from Ojah once again chances of run out possible. That was quick reaction, Dhawan once again diving to save himself from run out, appeal made, two runs if safe. Once again safe. Bravo bowling is last ball of this over, Ojha on strike and single to end it.

OUT! Deepak Hooda 18 (12) c Dinesh Karthik b Dwayne Bravo

Live cricket score: Sunrisers Hyderabad 106/4 | Overs 17 | Shikhar Dhawan 36 (36), Deepak Hooda 16 (10): Shivil Kaushik for his last over and Dhawan on strike. Extras flowing for GL, LEG BYE from, Kaushik. Flicked it for single. Once again an appeal for lbw from Kaushik. FOUR, the ball just slips from Bravo’s hand towards deep extra cover, boundary could haven been saved. Good come back just single from the ball. Keeper is struggling to save the runs and dot to end.

Live cricket score: Sunrisers Hyderabad 98/4 | Overs 16 | Shikhar Dhawan 36 (33), Deepak Hooda 10 (7): Dhawal Kulkarni bowling his last over and Dhawan on strike. Kulkarni has been very impressive with his spells just 10 runs from 3 overs and 2 wickets. Dhawan goes for a single. Dhawan and Hooda running between the wickets to keep the scoreboard ticking. This timr Dhawan is on roll with FOUR towards deep backward point. SRH require 30 from 36 now. Could have been close call, Dhawan could have been run out. Last ball and dot to end it.

Live cricket score: Sunrisers Hyderabad 91/4 | Overs 15 | Shikhar Dhawan 30 (29), Deepak Hooda 9 (5): Ravindra Jadeja comes into attack and new batsman Deepak Hooda on strike. Off the mark with couple of runs towards third man. Once again this time towards long on and couple of runs. Good come back from Jadeja, dot ball this time. Two single from the last two deliveries, one more from this over and FOUR to end the over from Dhawan.

Live cricket score: Sunrisers Hyderabad 81/4 | Overs 14 | Shikhar Dhawan 29 (28): SRH need 46 from 42 now. Dhawal Kulkarni is back for his third over and Yuvraj Singh is on strike. No run from the first ball of Kulkarni. Pressure building on SRH with RR going to 6.90 now with the dot balls. Very good length and short balls from Kulkarni. Goes to the keeper this time, Yuvraj trying to swing for a boundary. This could a maiden over for Kulkarni, last one to go and maiden wicket for Kulkarni, Yuvraj Singh dismissed for 5.

OUT! Yuvraj Singh 5 (4) c Pradeep Sangwan b Dhawal Kulkarni

Live cricket score: Sunrisers Hyderabad 81/3 | Overs 13 | Shikhar Dhawan 29 (28), Yuvraj Singh 5 (8): Pradeep Sangwan is back for his second over. Dhawanon strike and he goes off the mark with FOUR towards third man. Second consecutive FOUR for Dhawan, this time towards fine leg. Sangwan makes a comeback with good delivery, dot ball this time. Easy single with that push towards mid on getting Yuvraj on strike. Two fielders running to get hold of the catch, but lands safely. Dhawan this time to face the last ball of this over and smashes it towards deep midwicket to get couple.

Live cricket score: Sunrisers Hyderabad 69/3 | Overs 12 | Shikhar Dhawan 18 (23), Yuvraj Singh 4 (7): Bravo is back for his second over and Yuvraj singh on strike. 62 required from 54. Very slow yorker from Bravo and Yuvraj gets a quick single. Could have been a boundary, good save by the skipper Raina. Another dot ball by Bravo, just a single so far from this over. 61 needed from 51 ball. The current run rate is below the required run rate of 7. Bravo is doing great with the ball, so far just three and last one to go. Single to end the over.

Live cricket score: Sunrisers Hyderabad 65/3 | Overs 11 | Shikhar Dhawan 16 (19), Yuvraj Singh 2 (5): Shivil Kaushik back for third over and Dhawan on strike. Good appeal from Kuashik for an lbw, dot ball. Clipped away for FOUR by Dhawan towards deep backward point. Once again towards the same point but finds the fielder, just single from it. Just a flick this time from Yuvraj, dot ball. Last one to go from Kaushik and this time towards leg side will get a couple to end the over.

Live cricket score: Sunrisers Hyderabad 57/3 | Overs 10 | Shikhar Dhawan 9 (15), Yuvraj Singh 1 (3): Dwayne Bravo into attack for his first over. This is 100th IPL match. Dhawan on strike and edge once again, settling for single. Henriques on strike now. OUT! Moises Henriques gets his first wicket, gets the glove to it and keeper makes no mistake to take the catch. Yuvraj Singh enters in the middle for his first IPL 9 match and 99th IPL match. Good short ball from Bravi and dot after a wicket. Playing safe and leaves that delivery. Off Yuvraj goes the mark with a single towards cover. Good over from Bravo so far, last one to go and single to end it.

OUT! Moises Henriques 14 (16) c Dinesh Karthik b Dwayne Bravo

Live cricket score: Sunrisers Hyderabad 53/2 | Overs 9 | Shikhar Dhawan 7 (12), Moises Henriques 14 (15): Shivil Kaushik back for his second over and Henriques on strike. Swashed it for a boundary and it sweeps for just a couple. Good fielding at the cover. This time Henriques finds the gap and FOURA towards deep extra cover, second one for Henriques. Appealed for a lbw but goes for an extra run, WIDE is the call. 50 up for SRH. Dhawan and Henriques going easy with couple of runs. Last ball from Kaushik and appeals for lbw call not out.

Live cricket score: Sunrisers Hyderabad 43/2 | Overs 8 | Shikhar Dhawan 7 (12), Moises Henriques 5 (10): Spinners into attack, now Ravindra Jadeja for his first over and Dhawan on strike. Dhawan flicks for a single towards long on. Henriques on strike. Single, dot ball so far just 2 runs from this over. Dhawan flicks it for and will easily get a couple to end the over.

Live cricket score: Sunrisers Hyderabad 39/2 | Overs 7 | Shikhar Dhawan 4 (7), Moises Henriques 4 (9): The chinaman spinner into attack and Dhawan on strike. Single towards long off. Quick and flat delivery, two dot balls so far. Kaushik’s googlies are confusing Henriques. Last ball and dot to end the over.

Live cricket score: Sunrisers Hyderabad 38/2 | Overs 6 | Shikhar Dhawan 3 (6), Moises Henriques 4 (4): Dhawal Kulkarni back for his second over and Dhawan on strike. Starts with a dot ball trying to push it towards extra cover. Singfle from Dhawan, gets Henriques on strike. Pretty close and dot ball. So far just one run from this over. Could have been chances of run out, Tye is on field as Finch is off the field due to injury. Missed the catch and first FOUR for Henriques to end the over.

Live cricket score: Sunrisers Hyderabad 33/2 | Overs 5 | Shikhar Dhawan 2 (3), Moises Henriques 0 (1): Praveen Kumar for his third over and Williamson on strike. Begins with a dot ball. Williamson smashes for a boundary but finds McCullum at deep mid wicket, short ball frim Kumar. Dhawan on strike, quick running between wickets for single. Williamson and Dhawan keeping the momentum on. Good length, close chance but reaches the keeper. What a catch from Dwayne Smith, OUT! Kane Williamson for 6, Kumar gets his first wicket. Last ball to go and Moises Henriques the new batsman on strike, dot to end the over.

OUT! Kane Williamson 6 (9) c Dwayne Smith b Praveen Kumar

Live cricket score: Sunrisers Hyderabad 31/1 | Overs 4 | Shikhar Dhawan 1 (2), Kane Williamson 5 (5): Dhawal Kulkarni comes for his first over and Warner on strike. Kulkarni right on target, OUT! Warner smashes for another boundary and Praveen Kumar takes a simple catch, skipper dismissed for 24. Kane Williamson enters the crease. Williamson taking it easy, dot ball from Kulkarni. Good length and short ball from Kulkarni, dot ball once again. Williamson off the mark with FOUR, gentle push. Last ball from Kulkarni and single to end the over.

OUT! David Warner 24 (17) c Praveen Kumar b Dhawal Kulkarni

Live cricket score: Sunrisers Hyderabad 26/0 | Overs 3 | David Warner 24 (16), Shikhar Dhawan 1 (2): Praveen Kumar is back for second over and Warner on strike. Single to begin with. Dhawan did not run, over throw and easy single for these opening pair. This time yorker from Praveen Kumar, dot ball. Warner wanting to go for straight boundary, Praveen Kumar saves it painfully. Another dot ball, GL need to cover up the boundary and runs. Last spell and single to end the over.

Live cricket score: Sunrisers Hyderabad 23/0 | Overs 2 | David Warner 22 (11), Shikhar Dhawan 0 (1): Pradeep Sangwan is the new bowler into attack. Warner just flicks it towards deep square leg and Bravo juggling with ball at the fence. First extra for GL, WIDE from Sangwan. SIX! Warner on roll, straight over the bowlers head towards the fence. Comeback from Sangwan, dot ball. Another dot ball and no run. SIX! Another one from skipper Warner from short ball. Last one to go and single to end the big over.

Live cricket score: Sunrisers Hyderabad 7/0 | Over 1 | David Warner 7 (5), Shikhar Dhawan 0 (1): SRH are ready to chase a achievable target posed by GL. Skipper Warner and his opening pair Shikhar Dhawan enter the crease Praveen Kumar opens the attack and Warner on strike. First ball and begins with dot ball. Good length from Praveen Kumar another dot ball. Could this be a maiden over for GL? Off the mark goes the skipper with couple of runs with those quick runs between the wicket. FOUR, crunched it off towards deep extra cover, Warner in command. Quick single once again and Dhawan to face his first ball. Last ball from Praveen Kumar’s over and dot to end the over.

Live cricket score: Gujarat Lions 126/6 | Overs 20 | Aaron Finch 51 (42), Praveen Kumar 6 (4): Bhuvneshwar Kumar for last over and his last as well. Finch on strike, begins with a yorker still manages to get couple to keep Finch on strike. Missed out the right shot and will get single, getting Praveen Kumar on strike. Another edge, this one first FOUR for Praveen Kumar towards fine leg. Single and Finch on strike, will stick to that. Finch is just three runs away from his half-century. Will easily get couple from that flick of Finch, still appeal made by keeper for a run out possibility. Finch is safe and not out. Last ball and Finch will get his half-century, there is another referral made for run out, Finch could be out this time and he is safe. So GL have set target of 127 for SRH.

Live cricket score: Gujarat Lions 114/6 | Overs 19 | Aaron Finch 44 (38), Praveen Kumar 1 (2): Two more overs to go and Mustafizur Rahman bowls his last over, Jadeja on strike. OUT! This is getting easy for SRH, Bhuvneshwar grabs it on time and dismissed for 18. Praveen Kumar new batsman on crease and dot ball. Kumar gets Finch on strike with a single. Perfect yorker from Mustafizur and dot ball. SIX! First one for Finch, picked it up well towards deep mid-wicket, slow ball from Mustafizur, gone to crowd and the ball comes back to bowler. Last ball and once again aiming for SIX, single to end.

OUT! Ravindra Jadeja 18 (13) c Bhuvneshwar Kumar b Mustafizur Rahman

Live cricket score: Gujarat Lions 106/5 | Overs 18 | Aaron Finch 37 (35), Ravindra Jadeja 18 (12): last three overs to go and Nehra back for his last over. Jadeja on strike, good length but will get single ands finally 100 up for GL. Trying to get edge past for boundary again turning out to be a dot ball. Not going good for GL as they need runs here and at the moment going for dot ball at death over, Finch still on strike. Jadeja slashed it over for FOUR, much needed one towards deep backward point. Another one and single to end it.

Live cricket score: Gujarat Lions 99/5 | Overs 17 | Aaron Finch 36 (32), Ravindra Jadeja 12 (9): Finch is strike, last four overs to go. Mustafizur Rahman for his third over and yet again good length from Rahman, cannot risk to take a run. Edged it once again, could have gone for boundary towards third man but finds a fielder, will get a couple. This time aims for another boundary towards deep backward point, unable to find the gap and will get another couple of it. This time Mustafizur restricts and leaves no way to give out runs. Jadeja comes into strike after single. Gentle flick and single to end it.

Live cricket score: Gujarat Lions 93/5 | Overs 16 | Aaron Finch 31 (27), Ravindra Jadeja 11 (8): Henriques is back for third over and new batsman Jadeja on strike. Finch and Jadeja just going on with singles. No luck with boundaries. GL are just being safe not giving way too many runs. This was flicked towards long on and drops the wicket of Finch, skipper Warner guilty of dropping another important wicket. Last one and Jadeja gets his first boundary FOUR towards long off. Strategic Time Out!

Live cricket score: Gujarat Lions 85/5 | Overs 15 | Aaron Finch 29 (35), R Jadeja 5 (4): Sran to continue. OUT, another blinder of a catch by SRH, Bravo’s struggle ends. SRH have been brilliant in the field tonight. Moreover, the bowlers have put up a commanding show. Only 6 runs off it.

OUT! Bravo c (sub) V Shankar b Barin 18 (20)

Live cricket score: Gujarat Lions 79/4 | Overs 14 | Aaron Finch 28 (24), Dwayne Bravo 18 (19): Mustafizur Rahman comes into attack for his second over and Bravo on strike. Very slow delivery and dot to begin with. This is turning to be a good over for SRH with three dot balls so far. Another superb over by SRH just one from it and ends it well.

Live cricket score: Gujarat Lions 78/4 | Overs 13 | Aaron Finch 28 (22), Dwayne Bravo 17 (15): Nehra comes back for his third over and Finch on strike. Bravo gets his first boundary, smashed it towards short fine leg. GL need more of these. Bravo flicks it towards long on and will easily get a couple from that. Finch on strike after a single and dot to end the over.

Live cricket score: Gujarat Lions 70/4 | Overs 12 | Aaron Finch 27 (20), Dwayne Bravo 10 (11): Sran back into the game, Finch on strike and he gets hold of his second FOUR towards backward square leg. Finch going easy with a single getting Bravo on strike and once again a single to third man. Smashed it off towards cover, Finch trying to then right gap. Bravo trying a similar shot but this time once again towards cover. Finch for the last ball and dot to end it.

Live cricket score: Gujarat Lions 61/4 | Overs 11 | Aaron Finch 20 (16), Dwayne Bravo 8 (9): Yuvraj back for his second over. Finch easing for a single. Bravo just flipped it towards backward-point and will get a couple from it, though Williamson tried to stop it. Now just going for a single towards mid-wicket. Pulled it off well but unable to find the gap. Last one to go, Finch on strike and single to end it.

Live cricket score: Gujarat Lions 54/4 | Overs 10 | Aaron Finch 17 (13), Dwayne Bravo 4 (6): Henriques comes back for his second over. Finch on strike and begins with single. Thirs extra from SRH, WIDE ball this time. Second time in a row with WIDE. Bravo and Finch struggling to get runs. Just a single. Finch finally finds the gap and FOUR towards square, short delivery from Henriques. Good come back from seamer and no run. Last one to go and single to end.

Live cricket score: Gujarat Lions 45/4 | Overs 9 | Aaron Finch 11 (9), Dwayne Bravo 3 (4): And Yuvraj Singh plays his first IPL 9 game, spinners into attack with Finch on strike. Begins with a wide. This time Finch just mistimes it and flicks towards fine-leg. Finch and Bravo going slow with just singles. Just misses the stump and edged for couple of runs. GL unable to get hold of the right shots at the gap. Strategic Time Out!

Live cricket score: Gujarat Lions 39/4 | Overs 8 | Aaron Finch 9 (7), Dwayne Bravo 0 (0): Moises Henriques comes into attack for his first over and McCullum on strike. Starts with a single. That was very quick run from Finch, could have been chances of run out. McCullun unable to get the required runs and dot ball. SRH this time get a big wicket of McCullum for 7, Moises Henriques gets his first and Warner makes no mistakes to grab hold of this big wicket. An inside-edge FOUR, Finch gets his first boundary. While champion Bravo comes at No.6. Finch just flicks it for a single.

OUT! Brendon McCullum 7 (19) c David Warner b Moises Henriques

Live cricket score: Gujarat Lions 32/3 | Overs 7 | Brendon McCullum 6 (16), Aaron Finch 3 (4): Barinder Sran new seamer into attack. Finch on strike and gets a single gflicking towards deep backward point. McCullum and Finch running between wickets to keep the scorecard ticking. Finch is deperate to get runs but mistimed this shot towards backward square leg. WIDE ball for Sran. GL playing now very safe, McCullum is just flicking the ball, no outcome. Last ball and another WIDE ball. Last one and will get just a single.

Live cricket score: Gujarat Lions 26/3 | Overs 6 | Brendon McCullum 4 (12), Aaron Finch 1 (2): Mustafizur Rahman is the new pacer into attack. And starts witha srop catch from Dhawan, McCullum gets lucky. Dinesh Karthik is the new batsman on crease. He is on strike with a single from McCullum and dot ball. Looks like could be a catch, Karthik on strike. Williamson is not sure if he caught it and appeal is made to the third umpire, SRH get their third wicket. Karthik departs for 0, Mustafizur gets his first wicket. Aaron Finch at No.5. Finch on strike, wants to go off the mark right away but finds a fielder. Both take quick single to end the over.

OUT! Dinesh Karthik 0 (3) c Kane Williamson b Mustafizur Rahman

Live cricket score: Gujarat Lions 24/2 | Overs 5 | Brendon McCullum 3 (11): Bhuvneshwar comes back for his third over and McCullum on strike. Begins with a single. Raina once again went for SIX, but lands safely unable to make it towards boundary, will get a couple. This has flown away to the audience towards mid-wicket, SIX for Raina. Now the runs are flowing this time FOUR towards fine leg. Good defense by Raina, stops McCullum taking a quick single. Last one to go and gets a wicket with Raina pushing towards Bhuvneshwar, Raina goes for 20

OUT! Suresh Raina 20 (10) c & b Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Live cricket score: Gujarat Lions 11/1 | Overs 4 | Brendon McCullum 2 (10), Suresh Raina 8 (5): Raina on strike with Nehra coming back for his second. Nehra trying for a googly here and it does work with a dot ball. GL now being very careful after an early wicket. Raina quickly running between the wickets, taking the risk at the moment. That was the perfect length and delivery from Nehra, making no rooms for error. McCullum seems to be impatient and trying to get runs smashing the ball all over, but managing with singles. Last ball to go and that is first SIX for GL as well Raina to end the over.

Live cricket score: Gujarat Lions 3/1 | Overs 3 | Brendon McCullum 1 (8), Suresh Raina 1 (1): Bhuvneshwar is back into attack. Smith on strike, unbelievable, another dot ball. And GL go off the mark, Smith goes for easy single. That was slapped way for boundary by McCullum finding a keeper towards square and just a single. OUT! Bhuvneshwar gives the first breakthrough for SRH, Smith goes for a cut short and Mustafizur Rahman gets hold it, goes for 1. Skipper to give some momentum. He goes off the mark immediately, with a flick. Last ball to go and dot to end.

OUT! Dwayne Smith 1(9) c Mustafizur Rahman b Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Live cricket score: Gujarat Lions 0/0 | Overs 2 | Dwayne Smith 0 (6), Brendon McCullum 0 (6): Ashish Nehra comes into attack. McCullum on strike. Shaky start for Nehra, goes past the off-stump. GL taking their time to get runs on board. Justa slight swing and McCullum just flicks it being safe. McCullum smashes it for GL’s boundary, but finds the fielder. McCullum badly wants runs here, yet another dot ball. Just one ball left in this over and another maiden over.

Live cricket score: Gujarat Lions 0/0 | Over 1 | Dwayne Smith 0 (6), Brendon McCullum 0 (0): GL’s opening pair Smith and McCullum come out to begin the inning for their side, while SRH will open attack with Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Bugs causing hurdle in between. First ball to go and Smith on strike begins with a dot ball, gentling passing to the keeper. Bhuvneshwar appealing for an lbw, no luck for the bowler, yet another dot ball. This is turning to be a good start for SRH, third ball and no run. Bhuvneshwar bowling the same length and once again finds the keeper. Smith gets the ball to bat but no luck with runs. Last one to go and maiden over to finish.

Sunrisers Hyderabad Playing XI: David Warner(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Moises Henriques, Yuvraj Singh, Naman Ojha(wk), Deepak Hooda, Barinder Sran, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Mustafizur Rahman

Gujarat Lions Playing XI: Dwayne Smith, Brendon McCullum, Aaron Finch, Suresh Raina(c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Pradeep Sangwan, Praveen Kumar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shivil Kaushik

LIVE TOSS UPDATE: Sunrisers Hyderabad win toss and elect to field!

David Warner has been in outstanding form for SRH, but the team is far too reliant on his individual brilliance. With Kane Williamson at No. 3 SRH have some stability but the day they lose too many early wickets they lack the batting depth to cause a lot of damage. This is the same problem that GL is currently facing. GL were table-toppers till they lost two matches in a row. They are still comfortably placed, but with the growing reliance no the top 3 or 4 batsmen, they will not be confident of winning even when they have bad starts. Despite the fact that they have a few big names in the middle order, the likes of Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, and James Faulkner have not managed to hold their own.

Squads:

Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (c), Ashish Reddy, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Bipul Sharma, Karn Sharma, Naman Ojha (wk), Ricky Bhui, Shikhar Dhawan, Siddharth Kaul, Moises Henriques, Eoin Morgan, Kane Williamson, Trent Boult, Yuvraj Singh, Ashish Nehra, Deepak Hooda, Mustafizur Rahman, Aditya Tare, Barinder Singh Sran, Ben Cutting, Vijay Shankar, Abhimanyu Mithun, Tirumalsetti Suman

Gujarat Lions: Suresh Raina (c), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, James Faulkner, Brendon McCullum, Praveen Kumar, Dale Steyn, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Dwayne Smith, Dhawal Kulkarni, Aaron Finch, Eklavya Dwivedi, Andrew Tye, Ishan Kishan, Jaydev Shah, Shadab Jakati, Pravin Tambe, Pradeep Sangwan, Amit Mishra, Shivil Kaushik, Aksh Deep Nath, Sarabjeet Ladda, Umang Sharma, Paras Dogra.

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