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23:59   KKR need 14 runs from last over for victory


KKR 160-8 (19 ovs) vs Mumbai 173-5 | Scorecard

Mumbai keep KKR interested as Johnson lets one go through his hands at fine leg to give away a boundary as Kuldeep shuffles across and flicks Southee on the leg side.

However, Southee gets his man with the next delivery caught behind by wicketkeeper Rayudu for 16. Infact, Hawkeye shows that the ball had missed the edge and no wonder Kuldeep was disappointed as he made his way back.

No. 10 Trent Boult flicks NZ team mate Southee behind square on the leg side for a couple. He foxes him with a slower ball before he has a wild swing but fails to make connection.

Southee gives away seven in his final over to finish with two for 39 in four overs.
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23:54   Pandey out for 33 as KKR's hopes suffer


KKR 153-7 (18 ovs) vs Mumbai 173-5 | Scorecard

Johnson ends his spell with another tidy over, conceding just four runs. Infact, he has given away only six runs in his last two overs to finish with respectable figures of one for 30 in four overs.

Southee comes back as Pandey gets the first ball past short fine leg for a four before substitute fielder Jagadeesha Suchith puts down a tough running catch at midwicket to give Pandey (30) a lifeline.

Kuldeep steers Southee through the thirdman region for another four.

Kuldeep survives a run out chance as he taps it to covers and sets off for a single but Karn Sharma can't get the direct hit with the batsman way out of the crease.

KKR are gifted a no-ball as Mumbai have only three fielders inside the circle however the free hit delivery fetches just one with Kuldeep taking one.

14 runs from the Southee brings the equation down to a manageable 25 needed from three overs for victory.

However, Hardik dents KKR's chances big time with the key wicket of Pandey, who is caught at deep midwicket for 33.

A confident Hardik beats Kuldeep with a pacy delivery that bounces more than expected before he gets a single and Umesh Yadav also gets just one.

Just four runs from the over as KKR are reduced to 153 for seven in 18 overs with 21 needed from two overs for victory.
23:34   Kolkata lose 6th wicket, Mumbai on top


KKR 131-6 (15 ovs) vs Mumbai 173-5 | Scorecard

The fall of wickets doesn't seem to be hampering KKR's approach. Pandey flicks Hardik on the leg side for two runs and then takes a single. De Grandhomme then despatches a short ball over midwicket for a huge six followed by two more singles to get 11 from the over.

Mitchell Johnson comes back as he gets Pandey (22) to edge one but the umpire turns down the confident appeal. Strangely, Johnson didn't go up in appeal but all the Mumbai fielders are up in appeal however umpire S Ravi is unmoved.

This could prove to be a crucial moment in the match!

Pandey is struggling to get Johnson as he play four dot balls in a row before getting a single off the fifth to thirdman.

Hardik cripples KKR with the wicket of de Grandhomme, who is bowled after a quickfire 29 from 16 balls. The ball hurried off the surface and came in enough to take the inside edge and crash into the stumps.

That is a big wicket for Mumbai as it exposes the KKR lower order with Kuldeep Yadav walking out at No. 8.

That wicket has severely dented KKR's rhythm as just three runs come from Hardik's second over.

KKR are reduced to 130 for six in 15 overs, needing 43 from five overs for victory.
23:19  


KKR 115-5 (12 ovs) vs Mumbai 173-5 | Scorecard

Left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya comes into the attack. He nearly gets the wicket of Manish Pandey, who looks to play the flick but the ball falls just short of the fielder at short midwicket.

KKR are in a spot of bother as they are reduced to 92 for five in 10 overs.

Pandey will need to stitch a partnership with Colin de Grandhomme in the middle overs and repair the early damage.

De Grandhomme punches a short ball from Vinay through the off-side for a four before he gets the next fine on the off-side for another boundary.

The last ball is again wide as de Grandhomme helps himself to the third boundary of the over with Vinay going for 14 in the 11th over.

De Grandhomme enjoying the width as he this time steers Krunal through thirdman for his fourth four through the region to take KKR to 115 for five in 12 overs.
23:09   Kolkata 5 down, Mumbai in control


KKR 87-5 (9 ovs) vs Mumbai 173-5 | Scorecard

Yusuf Pathan looking in a rush out in the middle. He slams Karn for back to back sixes, over midwicket and long-off respectively to signal his intentions and get 17 from the over.

Yusuf has smashed his way to 19 from just four balls with KKR desperate to continue their attacking approach despite a few early wickets.

Vinay gets another big wicket in his second wicket, that of Pathan. One shot too many by the KKR right-hander as he ends up lofting it straight to Hardik at long-off to walk back after an entertaining came of 20 from seven balls.
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22:59   Lynn dismissed for 26, Mumbai in control


KKR 63-4 (7 ovs) vs Mumbai 173-5 | Scorecard

After a tight first over, Karn continues in the Powerplay and the move pays off. Robin Uthappa looks to hit a boundary off the last delivery but fails to get enough power and is caught on the off-side for two.

A good start by Karn, conceding just nine runs in two overs despite bowling in the Powerplay while picking up the wicket of Uthappa.

R Vinay Kumar, playing his first match of IPL-10, strikes in his very first over. Lynn pulls a half-tracker straight into the hands of the fielder at deep midwicket to fall for 26 from 14 balls.

Yusuf Pathan has a wild swing off the first ball he faces as he gets a thick outside edge which goes over the fielder on the thirdman fence for a six. He pulls the next ball to deep midwicket for a single.

Manish Pandey drives the last ball down the ground to get off the mark with three runs.

22:48   Gambhir falls for 21, KKR lose 2nd wicket


KKR 49-2 (5 ovs) vs Mumbai 173-5 | Scorecard

Gambhir gets stuck into Johnson as he picks up the slower ball early and lofts him over long-on for a six.

However, the pacer gets revenge two balls later with the wicket of Gambhir. The KKR top edges the pull shot and is caught at short fine leg after scoring 21 from 16 balls.

Johnson attempts a short ball but Lynn pulls it through midwicket for a four. The last ball is again short and Lynn pulls it fine this time for another boundary.

Despite the wicket, KKR maintain the momentum by getting 14 runs from the fifth over.
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22:40   Lynn, Gambhir rally KKR after an early wicket


KKR 35-1 (4 ovs) vs Mumbai 173-5 | Scorecard

Mitchell Johnson to bowl the second over. Gautam Gambhir turns the second ball to fine leg for one followed by a wide before Lynn is struck on the body by the short ball.

Gambhir pulls a short ball through midwicket for a four and he gets another boundary off the last ball to get 11 from the over.

Southee started off with a wicket maiden but he is smashed for a couple of sixes and a four by Lynn in his next over.

He makes the mistake of bowling it full on the stumps to Lynn, who crashes it high over long-on for a six. The fifth ball is again a similar delivery and Lynn again smokes it over the same region for another maximum before whipping the last ball over short fine leg for a four.

Southee goes for 19 runs in his second over as KKR recover to 30 for one in three overs.

Leg-spinner Karn Sharma comes into the attack to bowl the fourth over. He starts with three dot balls to Gambhir, who then comes down the track and lofts it over the covers for a four before taking a single off the last ball.
22:30   Narine out for a duck after Mumbai post 173


KKR 0-1 (1 ov) vs Mumbai 173-5 | Scorecard

Tim Southee opens the bowling for Mumbai Indians, who have rested their entire frontline bowlers.

Southee starts with a full delivery which Sunil Narine keeps out before he is beaten as he chases a wide delivery.

Southee bowls a good short which Narine looks to pull but misses before he falls off the next delivery. Another short ball directed at the body as Narine makes room and looks to hit down the ground but can only manage to loft it to Hardik at mid-off to fall for a duck.

Chris Lynn defends the first two balls as Southee starts off with a wicket maiden.
22:10   Rayudu, Tiwary hit 50s to power Mumbai to 173


Mumbai 173-5 (20 ovs) vs KKR | Scorecard

KKR take a gamble as spinner Kuldeep is brought in to bowl the penultimate over.

Pollard picks a single from the second ball before Rayudu takes him to the cleaners. He blasts the third ball back over the bowler's head for a six and then hammers the next ball over long-on for another maximum.

Rayudu goes for another big hit but this time Kuldeep foxes him with the wide delivery which beats him with the wrong one and wicketkeeper Uthappa completes an easy stumping.

Rayudu walks back after a cracking innings of 63 from 37 balls, having hit six fours and three sixes.

Hardik Pandya has a big swing off the last ball but was unable to make a connection.

Boult to bowl the final over and he starts with two dot balls to Pollard, who hits the third ball straight for a couple of runs.

Pollard looks for the big hit but miscues it on the off-side and is caught by Yusuf Pathan on the off-side for 13.

Boult bowls a full toss which hits Hardik on the thigh pad off the inside edge as he gets just a single.

The last ball is again a full toss and Krunal Pandya is also unable to get it away for another leg bye as Mumbai post a healthy 173 for five in their 20 overs.

Superb stuff from Boult as he concedes just five runs in the final over to finish with good figures of two for 30 in four overs.
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21:56   Rayudu hits 32-ball fifty, Mumbai eye huge total


Mumbai 157-3 (18 ovs) vs KKR | Scorecard

Rayudu getting the boundaries early in the over. He steers Narine's first ball for a four to get nine from the 17th over.

In the next over, he hammers Boult for a four through the covers off the first ball. He walks across his stumps and flicks the next ball over the square leg fence for a six to bring up his fifty, from 32 balls.

Kieron Pollard takes no time to warm up. The fourth delivery he faces, from Boult, is pulled over midwicket for a six as the Kiwi pacer goes for 18 runs in his third over.
21:50   Tiwary run out for 52, Mumbai lose 3rd wicket


Mumbai 130-3 (16 ovs) vs KKR | Scorecard

Mumbai look to turn it on. Rayudu crashes a wide delivery from Umesh past point for a four before he pulls a short ball over square leg for a six.

But against the run of play, Mumbai lose the wicket of Tiwary, who is run out for 52 after a huge misunderstanding with Rayudu.

Rayudu could not get hold of a slower bouncer as it bounced on the leg side close to the pitch. The batsman went off straightaway but Tiwary stood his ground before he made a late dash but Umesh by then had already dislodged the bails to get him out.
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21:43   Tiwary's half-century lifts Mumbai in middle overs


Mumbai 118-2 (15 ovs) vs KKR | Scorecard

Umesh comes back as Tiwary slashes the first ball through thirdman to bring up Mumbai's 100, in the 14th over. But the fast bowler makes a good comeback by giving away just two singles in the rest of the over.

Rayudu looks to break free as he heaves Narine over midwicket for a four and Tiwary repeats the shot later in the over for the same result.

He lofts the last ball straight back over Narine's head for the third four of the over to bring up his fifty, in grand style, from 42 balls.

Mumbai are 118 for two in 15 overs, with Tiwary on 51 and Rayudu on 25.
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21:33   KKR pacers keep Mumbai in check in middle overs


Mumbai 99-2 (13 ovs) vs KKR | Scorecard

Tiwary looks to break the shackles as he lofts a length delivery from Rajpoot back over his head for a four. Mumbai pick another three more singles in the over to get seven from it.

Narine comes back, taking over from Kuldeep, who bowled two overs for 14 runs.

Rayudu gets an inside edge but wicketkeeper Uthappa is unable to hold on. He slog sweeps the fourth ball over midwicket for a four despite Boult making a diving effort near the boundary.

Rajpoot bowling a superb spell as Rayudu is beaten by one which moves away slightly. He comes down the track and has another wild swing but fails to make connection.

Rayudu gets two runs from the fifth ball to long-on and picks another couple off the last ball.

Mumbai have kept in a tight leash by some disciplined bowling from the KKR bowlers as they reach 99 for two in 13 overs.
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21:19   Rohit dismissed for 27, Mumbai 2 down


Mumbai 79-2 (10 ovs) vs KKR | Scorecard

Left-arm chinaman spinner Kuldeep Yadav comes into the attack in place of Umesh, who was expensive in his first spell of two overs for 22 runs.

Rohit plays the sweep, hitting the second ball for a four before he tries the shot again two balls later and fails to make connection but it hits his pads and goes past the wicketkeeper for four byes.

Pace bowler Ankit Rajpoot strikes in his first over with the key wicket of Rohit. The Mumbai captain is beaten by the incoming delivery as he plays from the crease but is struck right in front of the stumps to be dismissed leg before wicket for 27.

Ambati Rayudu, playing in his second game of IPL-10, comes out to bat at No. 4.

At the halfway stage, Mumbai are 79 for two with Tiwary batting on 30 from 27 balls.
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21:03   Tiwary, Rohit rally Mumbai after early wicket


Mumbai 51-1 (6 ovs) vs KKR | Scorecard

Umesh Yadav comes into the attack in place of de Grandhomme. The third ball is on the pads as Rohit Sharma tries to play the glance but misses and get four leg byes in the process.

However, he manages to flick the next ball through midwicket for another boundary before Tiwary punches the last ball down the ground for the third four of the over.

Spinner Sunil Narine comes into the attack. Rohit tries to sweep the first ball but misses before he gets the shot right two balls later for a four.

Narine then bowls a wide as wicketkeeper Robin Uthappa fumbles to give away another extra run.

Tiwary throws his bat at a wide delivery from Umesh for a boundary fine on the off-side. Rohit then lofts a full delivery over long-on for a six and takes one to take Mumbai to 51 for one in six overs.
20:51   Simmons out for a duck, Mumbai lose early wicket


Mumbai 18-1 (3 ovs) vs KKR | Scorecard

Mumbai have a brand new opening pair as Saurabh Tiwary opens the innings with the in-form Lendl Simmons.

Trent Boult starts with a wide to left-hander Tiwary as the ball moves away considerably after pitching. He gets the line right with the next two balls as Tiwary is forced to play but is beaten before he picks a single to get off the mark.

Simmons survives a huge shout for LBW as Boult beats him with the inswinger before the next ball moves away and beats him again.

Colin de Grandhomme to bowl the second over. Tiwary punches the first ball through the covers where Yusuf Patel makes a lazy effort and is unable to get behind the ball to give away a four.

He comes down the track to the next ball and has a wild swing but is beaten. The fourth ball is short and Tiwary is happy to rock back and cut it over short thirdman for another four as 10 come from the second over.

Simmons throws his wicket away with a reckless shot. He tries to loft Boult down the ground but fails to time it and is caught by Sunil Narine at mid-off to be dismissed for a duck.

Rohit Sharma is nearly dismissed off the first ball as Boult gets it to bounce and move away, going past the edge of the bat.

Tiwary crashes the fifth ball through the covers for a four and keeps strike with one from the last ball.
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20:28   KKR elect to bowl; Mumbai rest Malinga, Bumrah
Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir has won the toss and elected to bowl against Mumbai Indians in the rain-hit match.

The hosts have made one change with Trent Boult replacing Chris Woakes, who has been ruled out with a niggle.

Mumbai, who have already made it to the play-offs, are giving some of their players a look-in by making as many as six changes.

Lasith Malinga, Harbhajan Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Nitish Rana, Parthiv Patel and Mitchell McClenaghan are rested as Mitchell Johnson, Tim Southee, Krunal Pandya, Ambati Rayudu, Saurabh Tiwary and R Vinay Kumar are brought into the team to replace them.
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20:08   Rain delay start of KKR vs Mumbai match
We move on the second match of the day with Kolkata Knight Riders taking on Mumbai Indians in a high-voltage clash at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

The start of the match has been delayed because of rain.

The toss is expected to take place at 2010 hours IST and the match is scheduled to start at 2030 IST.
19:29   Dominant Sunrisers crush Gujarat to qualify for play-offs


Sunrisers 158-2 (18.1 ovs) vs Gujarat 154 | Scorecard


A dominating performance by defending champions Sunrisers with both bat and ball as they crush Gujarat Lions by eight wickets to qualify for the IPL play-offs.

They were in a spot of bother after a couple of early wickets but a determined Warner took them home with a dogged innings of 69 from 52 balls.

Vijay Shankar gave him good support but cutting loose at the end to hit an unbeaten 63 from 44 balls, with the two batsmen putting on an unbroken stand of 133 runs.

The victory lifted Sunrisers to second in the table with 17 points from 14 games as they sealed their spot in the play-offs.

Meanwhile, Gujarat suffered their 10th loss of the season to finish second from bottom with eight points from 14 games.
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19:21   Warner, Shankar guide Sunrisers into play-offs


Sunrisers 158-2 (18.1 ovs) vs Gujarat 154 | Scorecard


Praveen comes back but no troubling the Sunrisers as Warner clips the last ball fine for a four to get seven from the over and inch closer to the target.

Warner picks a single to complete his 600 runs in IPL-10 before Shankar plays a VVS Laxman-type flick through midwicket for a four.

He gets two runs off the next ball and then clobbers the fifth ball over midwicket for another boundary to level scores.

Warner smashes Soni straight down the ground for a four to take his team to a convincing eight-wicket victory which helps them seal their spot in the IPL play-offs.
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19:08   Warner, Shankar hit 50s, Sunrisers in control


Sunrisers 135-2 (16 ovs) vs Gujarat 154 | Scorecard


Sunrisers doing it sensibly as they play Jadeja with caution and pick just five runs from his second over, not willing to take risks against the Indian spinner.

Shankar turning it on now as he hits Sangwan for a couple of boundaries in the 15th over.

Warner keen to lift the tempo as he reverse sweeps Jadeja for a four before Shankar takes a single to complete his maiden half-century, from just 35 balls.

Sunrisers are 135 for two in 16 overs, with 20 needed from four overs for victory.
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18:57   Warner hits half-century, Sunrisers in control


Sunrisers 112-2 (13 ovs) vs Gujarat 154 | Scorecard


The experienced Munaf bowls another tidy over, giving away just four runs in his third.

Warner heaves Soni through midwicket for a four before Shankar lifts the fifth ball straight back over the bowler's head for another boundary.

He lofts the last ball over the off-side for another boundary to get 16 runs from the over and take Sunrisers past the 100-run mark, in the 12th over.

Faulker bowls short and wide as Warner steers it through the thirdman for a four and then takes two runs off the last ball to complete his half-century, from 41 balls.
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18:50   Warner rallies Sunrisers after early wickets


Sunrisers 82-2 (10 ovs) vs Gujarat 154 | Scorecard


It's the rebuilding phase for Sunrisers and even Warner knows the importance of a partnership to steer their team out of trouble.

Warner and new batsman Vijay Shankar pick a single each before the former plays three dot balls in a row off Sangwan.

Praveen to continue as he bowls his third over in a row and Gujarat have a man at slip for him against Shankar.

The pressure continues to build as Shankar plays two dot balls before taking a single. Praveen then bowls a good yorker but Warner gets his bat down in time and punches it down the ground for a much-needed four for Sunrisers.

James Faulkner comes into the attack in place of Sangwan. Shankar is gifted four runs as he hits it straight to point where Jadeja has a go at the stumps but misses and gives away four overthrows.

Faulkner produces the edge off Shankar (6) but wicketkeeper Karthik puts down a tough catch diving to his right.

Warner also gets a thick outside edge off the last ball which goes through the vacant thirdman region for another boundary as 14 runs come from the over.

Munaf Patel replaces Praveen, who bowled a good first spell of two for 17 in three overs. He also sends down a tight over, giving away five runs as Sunrisers go past the 50-run mark, in the seventh over.

Spin introduced as left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja comes into the attack. The left-armer looks to continue the recent good work by his team mates as he keeps things in check by conceding just six in his first over.

Warner has had enough of defending. He steers a short wide delivery from Munaf past the point fielder for a four and then takes a single.

Shankar swings the third ball across the line over midwicket for a couple before he edges the last ball for a four.

The 13 runs helps Sunrisers push the tempo slightly to take the score to 71 for two in nine overs.

Leg-spinner Ankit Soni is unlucky not to pick up the wicket of Warner (29) after he had got an outside edge but the umpire turns down the appeal.

He then hits the spinner for a four through the off-side and Shankar pulls a short ball to midwicket for a four to take Sunrisers to 82 for two in 10 overs.
18:11   Praveen's double strike rocks Sunrisers


Sunrisers 25-2 (3 ovs) vs Gujarat 154 | Scorecard


The dangerous left-handed duo of Shikhar Dhawan and David Warner walk out to open the batting with a modest target of 155 to chase to seal their spot in the plays-off.

Veteran Praveen Kumar to open the bowling. Warner gets off the mark with a single before Dhawan turns the fifth ball on the leg side for a four and keeps strike with a single from the last ball.

Left-arm pacer Sangwan to bowl the second over. He starts with a loose delivery as Dhawan crashes it through the covers for a four and the next ball is hit through point for the same result. The next ball is on the pads and Dhawan clips it through the leg side to make it a hat-trick of boundaries as Sunrisers race to 20 for no loss in two overs.

Praveen makes the breakthrough with the wicket of Dhawan, who looks to swing it on the leg side but mishits a slower ball straight into the hands of the fielder at mid-on to perish for 18.

Moises Henriques is lucky to get off the mark with a four as Dwayne Smith at square leg is slow to get to the ball at square leg and gives away a four.

However, Praveen gets his man off the last ball, getting Henriques caught behind for four to leave Sunrisers in a spot of bother at 25 for two in three overs.
17:41   Sunrisers send Gujarat packing for 154


Gujarat 154-all out (19.2 ovs) vs Sunrisers | Scorecard

Death overs specialist Bhuvneshwar comes back into the attack. Two runs from the first two balls before he bowls a wide to Jadeja who then hits a full toss to long-on where Warner lets one go through for a four.

Ankit Soni is beaten off the last two balls of the over which goes for just eight runs in the 18th over.

The boundaries have dried up and the wickets keep tumbling as Kaul bowls Soni with a full delivery to bowl him for a duck.

Sunrisers pacers bowling it full and on the stumps. Praveen Kumar misses a full delivery from his UP team mate Bhuvneshwar and is bowled for a duck.

He repeats the same delivery and lastman Munaf Patel also perishes in the same fashion for a duck.

Three wickets in the last four balls as Gujarat fold for 154 in 19.2 overs.
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17:40   Siraj claims 4th wicket, Gujarat struggle with the bat


Gujarat 142-7 (17 ovs) vs Sunrisers | Scorecard

Ravindra Jadeja and James Faulkner look to repair the damage as they look to bat with caution and build a partnership.

Kaul bowls a good over, giving away just three singles with both batsmen content to just take the singles.

Jadeja breaks the shackles as he hammers Rashid down the ground for a four, the first boundary after four overs.

Four more singles as Rashid finishes with wonderful figures of three for 34 in four overs.

Siraj starts his new spell with a full toss which Faulkner despatches square on the leg side fora  four. The next ball is a yorker as the right-hander falls to the ground trying to avoid it and has to scamper for the quick single.

Jadeja takes two runs from the next ball and then picks a run.

Siraj then cripples Gujarat further with the wicket of Faulkner, who looks to heave it on the leg side but misses and is bowled for eight.

Siraj running through the Gujarat batting line-up as Pradeep Sangwan is beaten all ends up by a full delivery which bowls him for a duck.

The Hyderabad pacer finishes with splendid figures of four for 32 in four overs. He and Rashid (3-34) have claimed all seven wickets to fall with combined figures of seven for 66 in eight overs.
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17:10   Gujarat in tatters after batting collapse


Gujarat 123-5 (14 ovs) vs Sunrisers | Scorecard

Gujarat are collapsing here. Dinesh Karthik hits a full toss from Rashid straight down the throat of Deepak Hooda, who does well to dive forward and take a low catch.

The wickets keep tumbling for Gujarat as Aaron Finch looks to slog sweep Rashid Khan but misses and is bowled for two.

Gujarat have four wickets for three runs in the space of nine balls to be reduced to 123 for five, after 14 overs.

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17:04   Siraj's double blow rocks Gujarat Lions


Gujarat 120-3 (13 ovs) vs Sunrisers | Scorecard

Bhuvneshwar, who bowled just one over so far, comes back for his second spell. Kishan drives the first ball through the covers for a four as Dhawan misfields at sweeper cover but Bhuvi does well to concede just three runs from the rest of the over.

Siraj sends back Kishan as he deceives him with a slower ball to have him caught by wicketkeeper Ojha on the leg side after a superb innings of 61 from 40 balls, having hit five fours and four sixes.

Kishan goes for another big swing on the leg side but the change of pace does the trick.

And two balls later, Siraj claims the big wicket of Gujarat captain Suresh Raina, who also swings across the line but is caught at deep square leg for two.
16:52   Smith out for 54, Gujarat lose 1st wicket


Gujarat 111-1 (11 ovs) vs Sunrisers | Scorecard

Leg-spinner Rashid Khan comes into the attack but suffers in his very first over as he goes for 17 runs.

Kishan pulls the second ball but fails to connect cleanly as Nabi on the midwicket fence is unable to take the catch as it sails over him for a six. That brings up the 18-year-old's maiden half-century in the IPL which he brings up from just 27 balls.

Rashid drops short again and this time Smith pulls it over the leg side for a six before he sweeps the last ball for a four.

Moises Henriques comes into the attack but is unable to stop the flow of boundaries. Smith slaps a short wide delivery through the covers for a four.

Gujarat well placed on 105 for no loss in 10 overs, with a target of around 200 looking a real possibility.

Rashid provides the first breakthrough for a desperate Sunrisers as he claims the wicket of Smith, who is trapped leg before wicket after a quickfire 54 from 33 balls.

The openers have given their team a flying start as they put on 111 runs for the opening wicket, with Kishan unbeaten on 54 from 32 balls.
16:37   Kishan, Smith give Gujarat a quickfire start


Gujarat 76-0 (8 ovs) vs Sunrisers | Scorecard

Pacer Kaul comes back into the attack. He bowls a few slower deliveries which foxes Kishan who looks to pull it but is early into the shot. The left-hander finally makes connection but only manages a top edge and it still carries all the way over square leg for a six.

Nabi bowls another tidy over, giving away just four as Sunrisers reach 76 for no loss in eight overs at the first strategic time out.

The two openers are playing sensibly, not looking to hit every ball, as they look to lay a solid foundation for the rest of their batting.

Kishan has been positive right from the start, to hit 45 from 25 balls, while Smith has been more circumspect to score 28 from 23 balls.
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16:26   Gujarat off to a flying start vs Sunrisers


Gujarat 61-0 (6 ovs) vs Sunrisers | Scorecard

Off-spinner Mohammed Nabi comes into the attack early. He bowls a tidy over first up conceding just two singles with Kishan and Smith adopting a cautious approach against the Afghanistan spinner.

Siraj comes back but continues to leak boundaries. Kishan gets another short ball which he despatches through the covers for a four and Smith punches a full delivery down the ground for the same result.

After a good first over, Nabi comes under in his second over and also the last of the Powerplay.

Smith slog sweeps the off-spinner for a six over square leg before hitting one down the ground for a four to get 13 from the over.

Gujarat are off to a good start as they race to 61 for no loss in six overs with Smith on 26 from 19 balls and Kishan on 34 from 16 balls.
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16:16   Gujarat off to a flying start vs Sunrisers


Gujarat 33-0 (3 ovs) vs Sunrisers | Scorecard

The young Ishan Kishan to open the batting for Gujarat with the dangerous Dwayne Smith.

IPL's highest wicket-taker Bhuvneshwar Kumar will bowl the first over. Smith gets off the mark with two runs as the fielder at mid-on misfields before he drives the next ball through the covers for a four.

He picks a single before Kishan edges the last ball which goes through the vacant slip region for another boundary as 11 come from the first over.

Mohammed Siraj to bowl the second over. He starts with two dot balls before Smith picks a single and Kishan pulls a short ball over square leg for a six followed by two more singles.

Siddharth Kaul comes into the attack after Bhuvi bowls just one over with the new ball. He drops one short and Kishan again pulls it over fine leg for a six before he repeats the shot off the last ball for a four.

Gujarat are off to a flier as they race to 33 for no loss in three overs with Kishan smashing 22 from eight balls and Smith on 11.

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15:41   Sunrisers elect to bowl vs Lions, Yuvraj out with injury
Welcome the coverage of the 53rd match of the Indian Premier League between Gujarat Lions and Sunrisers Hyderabad in Kanpur on Saturday.

It's a must-win match for defending champions Sunrisers as far as their chances of advancing to the play-offs.

Sunrisers have suffered a big blow as Yuvraj Singh is ruled out with injury and he is replaced by Deepak Hooda.

Gujarat make a couple of changes as pacers Praveen Kumar and Munaf Patel replace Basil Thampi and Dhawal Kulkarni.

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