Mon, 11 May 2015
IPL Live! Hyderabad sneak through despite Miller's heroics

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Punjab: 180-7 (20 overs)
Hyderabad: 185-5 (20 overs)

Boult ends an expensive spell (4-0-45-1) highlighted by one great ball that accounted for Maxwell.

Punjab need 39 off their final two overs. Bhuvneshwar to bowl the penultimate over. He has Axar (15) caught behind off the last ball. 

Axar hit a couple of boundaries in his 11-ball stay and helped Miller add 59 runs (off just 29 balls) for the seventh wicket. 

Punjab need 28 off the last over. Miller hits the first for a huge six. Ditto for the second ball.The fourth goes to the fence. But only two come off the fifth. 

The sixth ball goes for a six. Miller (89 not out) takes 22 off the final over by Ishant. 

But Hyderabad still sneak through to a five-run win. Two critical points for Tom Moody's side.

Punjab: 147-6 (18 overs)
Hyderabad: 185-5 (20 overs)

Punjab need 82 runs off their final five overs. Hopeless chase this. 

Henriques has finished what was an impressive spell (4-0-16-3). Bhuvneshwar Kumar to replace him in the 17th over. Miller, who is fighting a lone battle, smashes a straight six off the fifth ball.

A huge six over extra cover, off Boult, helps Miller complete a well-deserved half century. He celebrates it with another six. 

Punjab: 104-6 (15 overs)
Hyderabad: 185-5 (20 overs)

Karn Sharma replaces Boult (3-0-27-1) in the attack in the 12th over. He gives away five runs.

Henriques takes his second wicket when he has Bailey (6) caught by Warner at cover. 

Miller eases the pressure with a massive six over long-on off Karn. Three balls later, he repeats the feat, this time over deep midwicket. 

Henriques albeit returns to have Gurkeerat (3) caught by Morgan at backward point. 

Punjab: 69-4 (10 overs)
Hyderabad: 185-5 (20 overs)

David Miller is the new man in. 

And a bowling change for Hyderabad, Moises Henriques replacing Bipul Sharma (2-0-13-2) in the attack in the ninth over. 

He strikes with his final ball, a spectacular low catch by KL Rahul ending Saha's (5) stay at the crease. 

From 42 for no loss, Punjab has been reduced to 65 for four before the first strategic timeout is taken. 

Captain George Bailey comes out with his team in familiar surroundings. 

Punjab: 61-3 (8 overs)
Hyderabad: 185-5 (20 overs)

Punjab reach 47 for one after the powerplay (six overs). 

In the first ball of the seventh over, Vohra (20) hits a Bipul delivery straight to Bhuvneshwar Kumar at long-on. 

Glenn Maxwell is the new man in. He hits a massive six straight of bowler Bipul's head to help Punjab get past the 50-run mark, in the seventh over. 

However, a beauty from Boult ends Maxwell's (11) innings, out caught behind.

Punjab: 42-1 (5 overs)
Hyderabad: 185-5 (20 overs)

Manan Vohra and Murali Vijay to open the batting for Punjab.

They add 42 runs, in under five overs, before Bipul Sharma has Vijay (24) caught by Dhawan at cover.  

Wridhimaan Saha is the new man in.

Hyderabad: 185-5 (20 overs)

Warner's 81 takes his tournament total to 504, 43 runs ahead of second placed Rahane in the race for the Orange Cap. 

Karn Sharma (11 not out) and Lokesh Rahul (17 not out) take Hyderabad to a formidable 

Hyderabad: 159-5 (18 overs)

Naman Ojha is the new man in. A boundary off Anureet, by Warner, helps Hyderabad get past the 150-run mark, in the 17th over. Another boundary helps Warner get past the 500-run mark for the tournament. 

However, Warner's (81) is a meek dismissal. The Australian mistimes a Hendricks delivery and Gurkeerat takes a dolly at midwicket. Warner's 52-ball innings was inclusive of six hits to the fence and five over it. 

Ojha (2) is run out, on the follow through, in the next ball.

Hyderabad: 140-3 (15.2 overs)

Punjab finally get a much needed breakthrough when Gurkeerat has Henriques (28) caught by Anureet. 

Henriques' 24-ball knock was inclusive of four hits to the fence and he helped his captain add 65 runs (off 45 balls) for the second wicket.

Eoin Morgan joins his captain at the crease. He starts off with successive sixes and a boundary off Maxwell. 

However, a sensational catch by Manan Vohra in the deep cuts short Morgan's (17) stay, giving Hendricks his first wicket. 

Hyderabad: 114-1 (13 overs)

Henriques helps himself to a couple of boundaries in Hendicks' second over. 

At the halfway mark the home team has reached 86 for one. 

Dhawan has now surpassed Ajinkya Rahane in the race for the Orange Cap. 

A massive six over cover off Axar Patel helps Warner complete a well-deserved fifty and take his team past the 100-run mark as well, in the 13th over.

Its one of the fastest fifties. He celebrates it with another six over midwicket. 

Hyderabad: 73-1 (9 overs)

Punjab make the first bowling change in the fourth over, Beuran Hendricks replacing Anureet (1-0-14-0). Dhawan welcomes him with successive boundaries. 

Glenn Maxwell is introduced in the seventh over. He strikes with his first ball, having Dhawan (24) stumped. 

Dhawan's 18-ball innings was inclusive of four boundaries and he helped his captain add 56 runs (off 37 balls) for the opening wicket. 

Moises Henriques is the new man in. He begins with a boundary off Gurkeerat.

Hyderabad: 28-0 (3 overs)

David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan to open the batting for Hyderabad while it will be Sandeep Sharma first up for Punjab. Five runs off the over.

Anureet Singh to bowl the second over. Warner hits a couple of boundaries and a big six over midwicket as 14 runs come off the over. 

Dhawan helps himself to a couple of boundaries in Sandeep's second over. 

Good evening and welcome to the live coverage of the Indian Premier League match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab in Hyderabad. 

The home team has won the toss and opted to bat first.

"We are pretty confident about our bowling but we want to put up the runs on the board," reasons Hyderabad captain David Warner. George Bailey, his opposite number, is not too perturbed.

"It looks a beautiful wicket. A good night for batting, I reckon," he says.

Punjab is already out of contention whereas Hyderabad is very much in the scheme of things.