Defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad continued their winning streak in the IPL by notching up their second succesive victory, beating Gujarat Lions by 9 wickets at Hyderabad.
Sunrisers Hyderabad bowlers stuck to their task in restricting Gujarat Lions to 135. Afghan leg- spinner Rashid Khan was impressive with his legspinners once again as he bamboozled Gujarat's top order batsman with his deceptive googlies.
Rashid made quick work of Suresh Raina, Aaron Finch and the dangerous Brendon McCullum.Meanwhile Dwyane Smith and Dinesh Karthik led a recovery of sorts by stepping up the scoring rate in the later stages but it was too late for Gujarat to post a challenging total for the home side.In reply to Gujarat's 136 total, Warner and Dhawan got Sunrisers to a flier. Warner in particular was severe on Shivil Kaushik and yound speedster Basil Thampi.Against the run of play, Shikhar Dhawan got out but Moses Henriques played second fiddle to David Warner and steered the home side to an impressive 9 wicket win. Hyderabad go top of the table courtesy their two wins on the trot.
IPL Live Score: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Gujarat Lions (GJ)
Also Read: IPL 2017 | SRH vs GL, Preview: Sunrisers Hyderabad hold advantage over Gujarat Lions at home
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#Maximum Sixes award - David Warner
#Perfect Catch of the match - Shikhar Dhawan
#Man of the Match - Rashid Khan
#The win takes the defending champions top of the IPL table
#It is two in two for the defending champions
#Sunrisers Hyderabad wins the game with nine wickets to spare
#Warner finishes the match with a six!!!!!
#Henriques heaves one to deep midwicket to bring up yet another half century
#SRH are five runs away from victory
#SRH are 126 for 1 after 14 overs
#Henriques has played a good helping hand.He played second fiddle to Warner but strung a great partnership
#Warner brings up yet another milestone.He has 7000 T20 runs to his name.What a feat
#SRH are 120 for 1 after 13 over
#They should finish it with a flurry as net run rate shall come in the equation later on
#The home side require 17 off 43
#SRH inching closer to victory
#Warner hits Baroka straight down the ground for a maximum
#Warner nears 7000 career T20 runs
#SRH 109 for 1 after 12 overs
#Warner also brought up 2000 IPL runs!!!!The Aussie opener has been a consistent run getter over the years in IPL
#That was dissapointing by Thambi. Bowled it really wide!!!Was he targetting the third stump
#Warner brings up yet another IPL fifty by flicking Thambi for a four
#SRH near 100 run mark after 11 overs
#Kaushik has been dissapointing,he has been on the shorter side all through the match
#SRH comfortably placed at 89 for 1 after 10 overs
#In the interim, Henriques content with milking the ball for singles
#Thambi coming at the back of an impressive domestic season
#Warner nearing his fifty
#Warner hits the young speedster for two cracking boundaries
#Thambi comes into bowl
#Players break for a strategic timeout
#SRH are 75 for 1 after 9 overs
#Gujarat running out of ideas to break this partnership which looks very comfortable at the crease
#Warner flicks it to square leg for another single
#SRH in total command of the match with a run a ball required from here on
#Gujarat continue with Kaushik
#SRH are 71 for 1 after 8 overs
#Henriques plays that to mid-on for another single
#Gujarat Lions running out of options
#It is looking far too easy for Gujarat
#Baroka again is on the short side, Warner rocks back and runs two
#Baroka starts off with his second over
#SRH are 67 for 1 after 7 overs
#Kaushik's delivery skitted off the surface and hurried onto Henriques
#Kaushik now settling into a good line
#Henriques shows his class against spin, hits Kaushik for a boundary square off the wicket
#His action reminds us of Proteas leg spinner Paul Adams
#Shivil Kaushik brought into the attack
#SRH 58 for 1 after 6 overs
#SRH bring up their 50 in the 6th over
#Warner's scampers a quick single
#Warner happpy with milking the singles
#Starts off with a steady line
#Dhawal Kulkarni comes into bowl
#SRH are 48 for one after 5 overs
#Baroka drags it short, Warner smashes another boundary
#Warner smashes Baroka for a boundary
# SRH are 40 for 1 after four overs
# Moses Henriques comes into bat
#Praveen Kumar strikes for Guj Lions, gets Dhawan early
#Warner goes after Raina. hits the third six of the over
#Warner and Dhawan off to a flier
# Second innings begin at Hyderabad's Rajeev Gandhi stadium. SRH openers Warner and Dhawan out in the middle.
# Innings break: Gujarat Lions; 135/7 after 20 overs. Sunrisers Hyderabad need 136 to win.
# First innings comes to an end. Gujarat Lions puts 135 runs on the board. SRH now need 136 to win this. Below par total by the GL batsman. Anything above 175 would have been competitive.
# Just one over to go and its Bhuvi who will bowl. Gujarat batsman would look to capitalise the last six balls and post a respectable score. Singles won't hurt Hyderabad, Gujarat needs fours and sixes here.
# After 19 overs, Gujarat 129/7
# New batsman Thampi on the crease now. Some fireworks from the young lad Thampi. Courageous step by the IPL debutante. Only the second SIX of the inning.
# After 18 overs, Gujarat Lions 117/7
# GL in deep trouble with one more wicket falling. 7 wickets down now and its not even 120 on the board. Hyderabad on top in the match.
# Another wicket falls for Gujarat. Sunrisers bowlers on a roll today. Well set Karthik is gone now.
# After 17 overs, Gujarat Lions 113/4.
# Short pitched bowl from Bhuvi and Smith hits it hard. Looks like a mishit, Bowl high in the air and its caught. Smith gone!! He should have been stayed there to take the team to a good total. More trouble for Gujarat Lions.
# Bhuvi back into the attack. Tough challenge for both GL batsman to take the team to a decent competitive total. Karthik playing a good role as an anchor in the innings. On Hyderabad's pitch, Gujarat at least need 180 to fight.
# After 15 overs, Gujarat Lions 103/4
# Bipul Sharma into the attack. Final over of his spell. All eyes on Smith to take his team home.
# After 14 overs, Gujarat Lions 96/4.
# And here it goes. Smith hit it over the bowler's head. SIX !!
# Warner brings in Nehra into the attack. No wickets fell in the last 2 overs which are a good sign for GL's high score prospect in the match. Both Karthik and Smith are looking settled in the middle.
# With 3 wonderful wickets in this match, Afganistan's Rashid Khan also becomes the purple cap holder in IPL 2017. 5 Wickets in 2 matches.
# After 13 overs Gujarat Lions 87/4
# 13th over on. Henriques into the attack to Smith. He starts the over on the good note with 2 boundaries. Can they put a big total on the scoreboard? GL batsman especially Smith really has to hang out there.
# After 12 overs, Gujarat Lions 75/4
# Rashid Khan back into the attack. Final over his spell and he has been fantabulous with the ball. Taking three wickets with impressive variations. This kid is a wonderboy. Good prospects for Afganistan.
# After 11 overs, Gujarat Lions 68/4 ( Dinesh Karthik14, Dwayne Smith 9 )
# After 10 overs, Gujarat Lions 60/4 ( Dinesh Karthik 13 , Dwayne Smith 9)
# Rashid strikes again. Skipper Raina walks back. GL in deep trouble. Dwayne Smith on the crease now.
# Rashid continuing his wonderful form. Lions' batsman are struggling to understand his spin mystery.
#Guj Lions are 25 for no loss after three overs
#Mccullum charges down the wicket and lofts the ball straight down the ground for another boundary
#Now that's typical Mccullum, improvizes, Switch hit and goes to the boundary
#Bipul has settled into to a good line
#Guj Lions are 13 for no loss after two overs
#Bhuvi strays in line, Roy rolls his writs and plays it fine to the leg side
#Roy again down the wicket and hits Bhuvi over the covers for another boundary
#Roy goes on the attack, smacks Bhuvi straight down the ground
# Bhuvi getting some swing straight away
# Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowls the first ball spot on.He has been immaculate with his length
# Gujarat Lions are 3 for no loss after the first over
# Bipul has been good at containing the openers so far
#Surprise Surprise!!!SRH open the bowling with Bipul Sharma
#Mccullum and Roy open for the Lions
#Hyderabad are a batting heavy side so will fancy their chances to win while chasing
# Warner wins toss, invites Gujarat Lions to bat
# The toss will be underway shortly
* SRH defeated RCB by 35 runs
* Gujarat Lions lost to Kolkata Knightriders by 10 wickets
Gujarat Lions (Playing XI): Jason Roy, Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina(c), Aaron Finch, Dinesh Karthik(w), Dwayne Smith, Praveen Kumar, Tejas Baroka, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shivil Koushik, Basil Thampi
Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): David Warner(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Moises Henriques, Yuvraj Singh, Deepak Hooda, Naman Ojha(w), Ben Cutting, Bipul Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Ashish Nehra
Gujarat Lions vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
Head to Head - Total Played - 3, Sunrisers Hyderabad - 3, Gujarat Lions - 0