Sat, 09 May 2015
IPL Live! Jhadav's blitz goes in vain as SRH beat Delhi by XX runs

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Keadr Jhadav's 33-ball 63 runs went in vain as Sunrisers Hyderabad edged out Delhi Daredevils by 6 runs.

Requiring 16 off the final over, Saurabh Tiwary started off in impressive fashion smashing a straight boundary off Ishant. But the pacer pulled things back brilliantly to restrict Delhi to 157-4

Earlier, Delhi were off to a good start despite losing Shreyas Iyer early.

Quinton de Kock struck a fiery 50 off just 31 balls. But then three wickets fell in quick succession, including that of De Kock that pegged Delhi back. 

Spinners further added pressure as Yuvraj Singh and in-form JP Duminy failed to deliver.  
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Kedar Jhadav is playing counter-attacking game to get the chase back on track. 

Praveen Kumar, who is brought back into the attack, is welcomed by a boundary for a maximum. 

Jhadav the hits one straight over the bowlers head for another boundary. 

The middle-order batsman, then smashes another six through the leg side. 

Praveen, however corrects his line and length and reduces the damage by giving three singles. 

Jhadav soon brought up his half-century with a boundary off Bhuvneshwar Kumar. The Maharashtra batsman, reached the landmark in just 25 balls, which included seven hits to the fence and two massive sixes.

Delhi at the end of 16 overs were 135-4. Jhadav is on 50, while Saurabh Tiwary is on 18.
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Parvez Rasool strikes for Sunrisers Hyderabad as he had Yuvraj Singh walking back for 2. 

Yuvraj looking to be aggressive against the off-spinner lofted one straight down Karn Sharma's throat. 

Karn then in the next over castled Duminy to put Sunrisers on top. 

Delhi have really stuttered here in quick succession as they were 66-4 in 10.2 overs.
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Karn Sharma strikes in his opening over for Sunrisers as he had Quinton de Kock walking back for 50. 

De Kock, looking to be aggressive against the leg spinner was stumped by Naman Ojha.

Delhi were 62-2 after 9 overs. 

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Quinton de Kock struck a brilliant 29-ball half-century to lead Delhi's chase. He has been aggressive from the word go and looked to take on the bowlers. 

This incidentally is his maiden half-century IPL and fastest half-century by any Dehi player this season. 

After 8 overs Delhi were 60-1. 

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Quinton de Kock has been on the attack ever since the innings began. Shreyas Iyer's dismissal didn't deter the South African in playing his attacking game. 

He smashed three boundaries off Praveen Kumar and then he took on Ishant Sharma and hit him for couple of boundaries. 

The then pulled Ishant for a maximum to ensure that Delhi are off to a good start in the chase. 

Delhi were 49-1 after 6 overs. De Kock is on 43, while JP Duminy is on 5.
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Bhuvneshwar Kumar strikes the first blow as he removes Shreyas Iyer. 

Pressure was on the youngster who had faced six balls tried to pull the short and was safely taken by the bowler himself. 

After three overs Delhi were 15-1.
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A brilliant unbeaten 74 from Mosies Henriques helped Sunrisers Hyderabad post a competitive 163-4 after opting to bat first. 

Sunrisers were struggling at one stage on a slow pitch, but a crucial 64 runs stand between the Australian and Ravi Bopara, gave the visitors the much-needed momentum to the innings.

Karn Sharma, who was promoted up the order too gave important stand to Henriques. 

For Delhi, Nathan Coulter-Nile was pick of the bowlers with figures of 2-25.
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Moseies Henriques is keeping the scoreboard ticking. Ravi Bopara who came in after Karn Sharma's wicket, has been busy by picking up doubles at will. 

Albie Morkel is now into the attack, as Bopara picks up another brace. 

Henriques has been pretty impressive ever since he has come in. 

The Australian clips one off his pads for a single. 

A single to end the over as SRH were 122-4 after 17 overs. 
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Just when a partnership was beginning to develop, Jayant Yadav strikes in his final over removing Eoin Morgan. 

Morgan, looking to be aggressive against the spinner was caught in the deep by Nathan Coulter-Nile. 

At the end of 11 overs, SRH were 64-3.   
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Mosies Henriques and Eoin Morgan are looking to steady the innings for Sunrisers Hyderabad. 

The pitch is a slow turner and it's uneven bounce is making scoring difficult. 

Amit Mishra introduced now as Morgan picks up a single off the first ball. 

Henriques slaps one hard into the ground for another single. 

Morgan is happy to deal in single at the moment and it remains for the rest of over as SRH were 63-2 after 10 overs. 

Henriques is on 9, while Morgan is on 21. 
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After Shikhar Dhawan, it was turn of David Warner's turn to make the long walk back to the pavillion, after he was caught at midwicket. 

Warner looking to give Nathan Coulter-Nile the charge was caught by Saurabh Tiwary for 17. 
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Zaheer Khan strikes the first blow for Delhi Daredevils, removing Shikhar Dhawan for 13. 

Dhawan, who had clipped Zaheer for a boundary was undone by a slower one and was caught by Albie Morkel at square leg. 

SRH were 31-1 after 4 overs.
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Nathan Coulter-Nile now comes into the attack after first two overs produced 15 runs. 

First up the ball just dies down on David Warner -- no run. 

Coulter-Niles digs one short, Warner backs himself and fetches maximum in the process. 

Warner gives himself a bit of charge only to get a chop for a single behind the stumps. 

Shikhar Dhawan chips on in the air and collects three runs in the process. SRH were 25-0 after 3 overs. 
Welcome to the live update of the second game of the day between Delhi Daredevils and Sunrisers Hyderabad. 

Both teams have had a mixed IPL so far, with Delhi being slightly better. 

The news from the middle is that Sunrisers have won the toss and elected to bat first at Raipur. 

SRH have made a change to their side bringing in Parvez Rasool, in place of Hanuma Vihari. 

Delhi have made three changes into the side bringing in Nathan Coulter-Nile, Quinton de Kock and Jayant Yadav in place of Mathews, Tahir and Tiwary.

Kolkata: 184-9 (19.5 overs)
Punjab: 183-5 (20 overs)

Kolkata need 24 off the last 18 balls.

Chawla hits a couple of boundaries off Hendricks but both Botha (2) and Hogg (5) are run out. 

Chawla hits a six off the third ball of the final over, by Anureet. However, he gets caught behind in the leg side of the next. 

But Sunil Narine gets the job done. 

Kolkata win by one wicket, with one ball to spare. 

Kolkata: 160-6 (17 overs)
Punjab: 183-5 (20 overs)

Johan Botha comes in with Kolkata needing 48 off five overs. Anureet's third over is a miserable one, 19 coming off it, KKR getting past the 150-run mark.

Russell is taking the match away from Punjab here. 

A single off Hendricks helps Russell complete a well-deserved half century, off just 19 deliveries - besting Harbhajan's effort earlier in the season.

However, Axar has him caught behind soon after. Piysuh Chawla is the new man in.

Kolkata: 136-5 (15 overs)
Punjab: 183-5 (20 overs)

Axar Patel's third over, the 14th of the KKR innings, is an expensive one, 24 runs coming off it with both the batsmen clearing the fence. 

Hendricks is back to bowl. He gives away 10 runs, with a boundary by Yusuf bringing on the 50-run partnership - 53 runs off 25 balls -for the fifth wicket. 

However, the bowler has the last laugh, having Yusuf (29) caught behind off the last ball.

Kolkata: 102-4 (13 overs)
Punjab: 183-5 (20 overs)

Gurkeerat strikes in his second over, having Gambhir (24) caught by Vijay at long-on.

Yusuf Pathan is the new man in. He starts off with a six off Gurkeerat but the bowler responds by cleaning up Yadav (9).

Andre Russell is the new man in. He starts off with a couple of boundaries off Anureet, followed it up by six which rings up the Kolkata 100, in the 13th over.

Kolkata: 66-2 (8 overs)
Punjab: 183-5 (20 overs)

Manish Pandey helps himslef to three boundaries in Sandeep Sharma's third over, the fifth of the innings, the second of them taking Kolkata past the 50-run mark.

Axar Patel is introduced in the sixth over. He gives away just two runs first up. 

Glenn Maxwell replaces him in the eight over, and strikes with his third ball, having Pandey (22) caught by Axar at long-on. 

Suryakumar Yadav joins his captain at the crease. 

Kolkata: 40-1 (4 overs)
Punjab: 183-5 (20 overs)

Kolkata get off to a good start, Gambhir and Robin Uthappa (17) adding 31 for the opening wicket. 

Then, Anureet Singh strikes, having Uthappa caught by Axar Patel at short midwicket. 

Manish Pandey joins his captain at the crease. He begins with an exquisite cover drive. 

Punjab: 183-5 (20 overs)

David Miller and Gurkeerat Singh are the two new batsmen at the crease. 

A single by Miller, off Hogg (4-0-30-0), helps Punjab get to the 50-run mark, in the 18th over. 

Yadav finishes an expensive spell (4-0-36-0), bowling the penultimate over. 

Russell to bowl the final over. Miller smashes the first ball for a huge six over long-off. However, Russell has Gurkeerat (4) caught off his own bowling. 

However, Miller (27 off 11) gets his second six of the over long-on followed by a couple of boundaries as Punjab manage a formidable 183 for five.

Punjab: 149-4 (17 overs)

Hogg gave away 21 in his third over. Yadav replaces Chawla (3-0-35-0) in the 16th over. He gives away seven runs.

Narine is back for the 17th over, replacing Hogg (3-0-27-0). He strikes with his third ball, having Maxwell (43) caught by Johan Botha at deep midwicket. 

Maxwell's 22-ball innings was inclusive of four boundaries and three sixes and he helped Saha (33) add 65 runs for the third wicket. 

Narine cleans up Saha with his final ball to finish with impressive figures (4-0-19-4).

Punjab: 134-2 (15 overs)

Russell replaces Narine (3-0-11-2) in the 13th over. Maxwell hits a big six over deep midwicket off the final ball as 11 runs come off the over. 

A single by Saha, off Chawla, helps Punjab get to the 100-run mark, in the 13th over. Maxwell reverse sweep the fourth ball for a boundary and follows it up with a huge six straight over the bowler's head.

Hogg replaces Russell (3-0-29-0) in the 15th over. Maxwell welcomes him with a couple of boundaries and a huge six over deep midwicket. Another single helps raise the 50-run partnership for the third wicket.


Punjab: 88-2 (12 overs)

Piyush Chawla is introduced immediately after resumption, replacing Russell (2-0-19-0). Vohra hits a big six as 11 come off the over.

Narine replaces Hogg (2-0-7-0) in the 11th over and strikes with his fifth ball, catching Vohra (39) off his own bowling. 

Glenn Maxwell is the new man in. 

Punjab: 64-1 (9 overs)

After many missed chances Sunil Narine strikes in his second over, having Vijay (28) cleaned up.

Vijay's 21-ball innings was inclusive of four boundaries and a six and he helped Vohra add 45 for the opening wicket. 

Wridhimann Saha is the new man in. Meanwhile, Vohra (on 19) is dropped by Uthappa off Russell, and the resultant couple helps Punjab get past the 50-run mark, in the eighth over. 

Punjab reach 64 for one after nine overs. Time for the first strategic timeout.

Punjab: 28-0 (3 overs)

Murali Vijay and Manan Vohra to open the batting for Punjab and it will be Umesh Yadav first up for the holders. Just two off the over.

Andre Russell to bowl the second over.  He is unlucky as Gambhir puts down Vijay (on 1 ) at short extra cover off the second ball.

Yadav's second over is an expensive one, , with Vijay hitting a boundary to deep backward square leg, a six over cover followed by another couple of boundaries.

Good afternoon and welcome to the live coverage of the Indian Premier League match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab at the Eden Gardens. 
The news is that George Bailey has won the toss and Punjab will bat first. 

Punjab is already out of contention