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IPL updates! Hodge consigns Hyderabad to elimination

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May 22, 2013


23:33  
Scorecard:

James Faulkner announces his arrival with a superb boundary off Perera. White takes a risk by getting Steyn bowl the 18th over, his last. 

The Hyderabad captain follows it up with a midfield that brings Hodge back on strike. Faulkner eases the pressure with a boundary off the fourth ball. 

Thisara Perera bowls a good penultimate over, giving away just five runs. 

Darren Sammy to bowl the final over. Hodge hits the first ball for a huge six. 

Another six not only earns Hodge his fifty but also earns Rajasthan a four wickets. 

Hodge remains unbeaten on 54, off just 29 balls.
23:09  
Scorecard:

Darren Sammy strikes again in his second over, getting through the defence of Stuart Binny (2). 

Sammy goes for eight in his third over with Hodge hitting a boundary past mid-off. The Australian veteran helps himself to two huge sixes in the 14th over bowled by Karan Sharma. The last ball is pulled to the fence as 18 come off the over. 

Hodge helps himself to a third six in Mishra's last over. The Australian's aggression has forced White to get Steyn back into the attack. The South African strikes fifth ball, having Samson (10) out leg before.

Rajasthan 102 for six after 16 overs. Time for second strategic timeout.
22:40  
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Darren Sammy into the attack immediately after resumption. He strikes fourth ball, getting through Dishant Yagnik's (0) defense.

Stuart Binny joins Rahane at the crease. Amit Mishra to bowl the ninth over and he strikes second ball, having Rahane (18) caught off his own bowling. It's a wicket maiden.

Rajasthan 55 for four after nine overs. 
22:29  
Scorecard:

Karan Sharma is introduced into the attack in the seventh over and Watson welcomes him with a boundary over midwicket. 

He repeats the shot off the next ball only for Darren Sammy to take a spectacular catch at the fence. Watson's 15-ball 24 was inclusive of five boundaries and he added 37 runs for the second wicket with Rahane. 

Rajasthan 50 for two after seven overs. Time for a strategic timeout.
22:24  
Scorecard:

Shane Watson has come out to replace his captain at the crease. Steyn concedes just two runs in his second over. 

Ishant's second over is an expensive one, 10 runs coming off it with Watson finding the boundary twice. 

Thisara Perera replaces Steyn (2-0-10-0) in the attack in the fifth over and gives away just three runs.  

Ishant to continue with a third over. Rahane welcomes him with a six and Watson hits a boundary over midwicket, survives a leg before appeal, before getting another boundary in what is a 16-run over.

Rajasthan 44 for one after six overs. 
22:06  
Scorecard:

Ajinkya Rahane and Rahul Dravid open the batting for Rajasthan and it will be Dale Steyn first up for Hyderabad. 

After four dots Dravid manages to hit the fifth ball to the fence. The sixth ball is a convincing, a second boundary in succession. 

Ishant Sharma to bowl the second over. He concedes five runs and has Dravid (12) caught off the last ball, by Karan Sharma at point. 

Rajasthan 13 for one after two overs.
21:41  
Scorecard:

Kevon Cooper's final over costs Rajasthan nine runs, with Biplab Samatray taking eight of them. The bowler ends with figures of none for 36. 

Faulkner goes for 10 in his final over. 

Hyderabad manage 132 for seven in their stipulated 20 overs.


21:30  
Scorecard:

Cooper's third over is an expensive one, 16 runs coming off it with both Sammy and Perera hitting sixes. 

Watson returns in the 18th and Sammy (29) welcomes him with a six over midwicket. But he is run out next ball and Watson has Perera (11) caught behind. 

Hyderabad 113 for six after 18 overs.
21:18  
Scorecard:

Darren Sammy has come out to replace his captain. He and Dhawan put on 28 for the fourth wicket. 

Faulkner returns to the attack in the 16th over and strikes fourth ball, having Dhawan (33) caught by Trivedi at short fine leg. It is his 11th wicket against Hyderabad. 

The time out is taken. 

Hyderabad 88 for four after 16 overs. 
20:54  
Scorecard:

Kevon Cooper into the attack 10th over. He concedes six runs, including a boundary to White. 

Another boundary by White, his fifth, in Trivedi's third over helps raise the 50-run partnership for the third wicket. However, the bowler has the last laugh, having White (31) caught by Cooper at wide mid-off.

The Australian's 28-ball innings was inclusive of five boundaries and he helped Dhawan add 52 runs for the third wicket. 

Hyderabad 55 for three after 11 overs.
20:42  
Scorecard:

Shikhar Dhawan has eased the pressure with a boundary apiece of Faulkner and Malik, the latter's third over being an expensive one with White also helping himself to a boundary.

Shane Watson into the attack in the sixth over and White gets two boundaries in his first two overs.

The two combine well after the dual loses early on.

Hyderabad 42 for two after nine overs. Time for the first strategic timeout.
20:17  
Scorecard:

Malik strikes a second time in his second over, having Hanuma Vihari (1) caught by Kevon Cooper at mid-on. 

Captain Cameron White comes out to join Shikhar Dhawan at the crease. 

Hyderabad seven for two after four overs.
20:06  
Scorecard:

Parthiv Patel and Shikhar Dhawan to open the batting for Hyderabad and it will be Vikramjeet Malik first up for Rajasthan. 

Malik strikes with his final ball, having Parthiv (1) caught by Samson. 

Hyderabad 2 for 1 after the first over.


19:41  
Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and elected to bat first in the eliminator against Rajasthan Royals at the Ferozshah Kotla.

"I'm not sure about the wicket but it looks two-faced," reasoned captain Cameron White. His opposite number, Rahul Dravid, admitted he would have also admitted first. 

19:37  
Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and elected to bat first in the eliminator against Rajasthan Royals at the Ferozshah Kotla.

"I'm not sure about the wicket but it looks two-faced," reasoned captain Cameron White. His opposite number, Rahul Dravid, admitted he would have also admitted first.