Shikhar Dhawan (above) was dismissed for 33 by spinner Ravichandran Ashwin © AFP
Shikhar Dhawan (above) was dismissed for 33 by spinner Ravichandran Ashwin © AFP

Vistors Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) opener Shikhar Dhawan was dismissed for 33 by spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, after being caught by Saurabh Tiwary at long-on, against hosts and new franchise Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS), in Match 40 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016, at the Dr. YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Vishakapatnam on Tuesday. It was almost a flighted one from Ashwin, prompting Dhawan to come down and hit it over long on, but straight to the man. Currently, SRH are 96 for the loss of two wickets in 15 overs, with Kane Williamson on 24, and Yuvraj Singh on 23. Live Cricket Scorecard: Rising Pune Supergiants vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2016 Match 40 at Visakhapatnam

Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) battle against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Match 40 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 at Visakhapatnam on Tuesday. This is a battle between a team chasing the top spot on the points table, and a team struggling to stay off the bottom. As such, SRH are the clear favourites, but as we have seen in the tournament so far, top ranked teams do not always prosper against the lower-ranked ones. Gujarat Lions (GL) are the prime examples for this; they lost 3 matches in a row while being table-toppers, but have recovered and are now again at the top of the table. Live Cricket Updates: Rising Pune Supergiants vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2016 Match 40 at Visakhapatnam

RPS beat SRH in their last encounter after an inspired spell from Dinda, so Warner and Co. will be wary of an encore. SRH are still the better team on current form and posses a good enough bowling attack to take out the RPS top order. Once that happens, RPS will be vulnerable. All the signs point to a thrilling match at Vizag.