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Best performances - Batsmen

WP Saha
39(32) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 4 13 1 6 3 9 3
JR Philippe
32(31) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 0 2 2 10 7 7

Best performances - Bowlers

YS Chahal
YS Chahal
O3.1
M0
R19
W2
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Sandeep Sharma
O4
M0
R20
W2
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Scorer: Venkat Raghav | Commentator: Sidharth Monga

That brings to an end another night of the Indian Unpredictable League. Now we are going all the way into the last match to identify the playoffs. The one thing we know from today: practically KXIP just need to beat CSK tomorrow to ensure qualification. Even if they win by just one run, RR will have to beat KKR by about 65 runs to upstage them. Stranger things have happened, but KXIP just need to win tomorrow without worrying too much about the NRR. But up against them are the biggest party poopers in town, CSK. And today's defeat leaves RCB needing to beat DC to secure a top-two slot. A defeat could possibly push them out of the tournament. Same for DC. Three big days coming up. Till then, take a break. Hydrate yourself. Don't be naughty. Don't go out playing in the dew. Over and out for now

Sandeep Sharma, Man of the Match: "When I started bowling, the wicket was sticky. My plan was to bowl wicket to wicket, and swing the ball. It was swinging nicely as it has got cooler over here. I have been bowling knuckle balls and getting big help from Jonny Bairstow, who is helping me add deliveries and how I can go about my business. Kohli is one of the greatest batsmen this sport has seen. To get him out is always sepcial. We are now finding our momentum. We are excited about the next game."

David Warner: "Coming here, needing to win against top teams, needing to win all to qualify. It is big. Losing Vijay is a big miss. For us, we worked out how to go about it. Right balance, right partnerships. All the credit today goes to the bowlers. The kind of wicket it is, it is slowing up quite a bit. The bowlers have to adapt. Can't just be yorkers, can't just be slowers. You have to hit the wicket. I was not surprised at all with the dew. When it is cooler here, it gets quite dewy. Jason is a very very good cricket ball. Someone of his height, if you are trying to bowl a bouncer to him, you have to dig it in quite short. And it will sit up for him in these pitches. Same do-or-die in the next game. Yeah we can still win the IPL. We had to win all three in 2016. We are winning these close ones. Of course we lost that close one the other night; don't even remind me of it."

"So Punjab will be practically qualified if they win tomorrow. Wow this season is amazing" Venky, you can't be sure of that. If SRH win their last game and if the RR-KKR game is one-sided, KXIP could still end up losing out on NRR. And the curel part of it for KXIP is that, they play before RR and KKR tomorrow

Virat Kohli: "It was never enough. We thought 140 might be a good total to get into the game, but things changed drastically, which we didn't predict. It is strange. We thought the weather became pleasant, and there won't be much dew. I thought we were not brave enough with the bat throughout the innings. To be fair to them, they bowled in the right areas and used the pitch. The situation is straightforward: win the last game and finish in the top two. It is going to be a cracker of a game with two teams locked at 14. I have always been a Bangalore boy when it comes to the IPL, and never drifted towards Delhi."

What a performance from SRH. read the conditions perfectly, chose to field, and executed their plans with their slower ones and their spinners exceptionally well. Then they broke the back of the chase inside the Powerplay even before RCB's best bowler, Chahal, could be used. And then a stumble in the middle gave nerves to the SRH fans, but Holder absolutely smashed it out of the park in the end. RCB lost a big toss, granted, but they didn't do themselves any favours. They bowled their best bowler after the target was half chased, and their fast bowlers just keep refusing to bowl slower balls and use the pitch. They did so against CSK, and they did it again tonight

SRH are alive and how. We are going into the last match now. Plus RCB's NRR has now dropped below KXIP's. Now they can't afford to lose against DC and leave their fate in someone else's hand

Which team is most assured of a win on Sunday? Tell us on our rolling report

14.1
6
Chahal to Holder, SIX runs, and Holder finishes it off with an incredible six. Short of a length, straight, and he nonchalantly uses his ling arms to punch this straight down the ground for a flat six

Samad has joined Holder in the middle, but the big man is on strike. Chahal back

END OF OVER:
14 | 19 Runs 1 Wkt | SRH: 115/5 (6 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 8.21, RRR: 1.00)

  • Jason Holder20 (9b)
  • Abdul Samad0 (0b)
  • Navdeep Saini2-0-30-1
  • Isuru Udana3-0-20-1
13.6
1
Saini to Holder, 1 run, full, straight and quick, driven down to long-on for one

Another questionable bowling change. You have now lost the match even without bowling out your best bowler, who came on to bowl with half the target chased down in the first place

13.5
W
Saini to Abhishek Sharma, OUT, wide length ball, Sharma looks to draw level in one shot, but gets too much under it and holes out to long-off

Abhishek Sharma c Gurkeerat Singh b Saini 8 (5b 0x4 1x6) SR: 160.00

13.4
6
Saini to Abhishek Sharma, SIX runs, pace on the ball. It is your biggest enemy today. Saini just keeps giving them pace on the ball. Yes it is a top edge on the pull, but these are small boundaries. There is premium to be had on slower balls. It is gripping in the surface. And you keep giving them pace

I'd hate to see a beamer from Saini now. He has got himself a bit of a reputation for bowling one when under fire

13.4
2w
Saini to Holder, 2 wides, full and fast, wide down the leg side. Called a wide. They get a bye too

Saini continues to fight the conditions instead of bowling according to the conditions

13.3
4
Saini to Holder, FOUR runs, pace on, pace on. Yorker down leg, and he cue-ends it fine of fine leg

Sunrisers 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st10DA WarnerWP Saha
2nd50WP SahaMK Pandey
3rd22KS WilliamsonWP Saha
4th5KS WilliamsonAbhishek Sharma
5th27JO HolderAbhishek Sharma
6th7JO HolderAbdul Samad