313dThe Report by Sidharth Monga

Sunrisers give themselves hope of top-two finish

Gujarat Lions managed the worst IPL collapse of all time: from 111 for 0 to 154 all out after they had looked like they could get to a defendable score on a flat pitch and a small ground

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DA Warner
69(52) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 19 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
4 12 8 4 18 10 5 8
V Shankar
63(44) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 15 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
10 4 1 4 11 4 5 24

Best performances - Bowlers

Mohammed Siraj
O4
M0
R32
W4
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W1W
Rashid Khan
O4
M0
R34
W3
Eco8.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentator: Nikhil Kalro

7.21pm Gujarat Lions dominated the game for one quarter. 25%. Sunrisers won three-fourths of the game and have cruised past the Lions to move to the playoffs. The chase didn't begin as well as Sunrisers would have liked. But Warner, with Vijay Shankar's able company, shepherded a tricky chase in relatively easy fashion. Lions haven't bowled well all season, and today was no exception.

Presentation.

Mohammad Siraj is the Man of the Match: In a pressure match, I got the Man of the Match. Wicket was slow, that's why had to take pace off the ball. Bhuvi bhai tells me what to bowl."

David Warner: 'Would have been (a shame if Sunrisers didn't make it). They got a flier, I was scratching my head there for a second. When we got wickets back to back, it showed the wicket was slowing a bit. Credit to the bowlers, Siraj, the way they brought it back was fantastic. Some fantastic bowling units around in the country. Shows what talent you have here, especially in the T20s and ODIs. Get a little bit of luck, trying to bat with each other. A bit of pressure on us to make that top four. 100%, but we knew two quick wickets. It's about not worrying about the next couple of games, take each game as it comes. Keep backing our skills."

Suresh Raina: "We don't have those good experienced bowled, credit to other teams who executed their plans really well. This year was a learning point. Thanks to all the Gujarat fans, Kanpur has always been good for us. Disappointing season. The groundstaff work so hard in the heat. We didn't bat well."

18.1
4
Ankit Soni to Warner, FOUR runs, 86 kph, lovely finish. Flight on middle, Warner gets underneath the length and lifts the ball right over the bowler for four. That means Sunrisers move to the next stage of the IPL, they've qualified for the playoffs. A fist-pump from Warner.

The previous highest total without a six was RPS' 153 v KXIP last year

END OF OVER:
18 | 12 Runs | SRH: 154/2 (1 run required from 12 balls, RR: 8.55, RRR: 0.50)

  • V Shankar63 (44b)
  • DA Warner65 (51b)
  • PJ Sangwan4-0-37-0
  • P Kumar4-0-22-2
17.6
0
Sangwan to Shankar, no run, good finish. A yorker outside off, dug out towards the keeper

1 more to book a spot in the playoffs

17.5
4
Sangwan to Shankar, FOUR runs, is that the first six of the innings? Is that the match? A short delivery outside off, Shankar pulls and finds the gap. The ball bounces a few inches in front of the boundary. Still no six

Only the third innings ever in which Sunrisers haven't hit one. They've won both the previous instances and are set to keep that record intact here.

17.4
2
Sangwan to Shankar, 2 runs, a low full toss on leg, worked to square leg for a couple. Nath dives to his left ans saves two, good stop
17.3
4
Sangwan to Shankar, FOUR runs, wow. Saw midwicket was more towards square leg so put the ball where midwicket should have been. Flicked his wrists, dragged that stroke into the gap. Awesome

There's 600 IPL runs for Warner this season. His consistency has been astounding

17.2
1
Sangwan to Warner, 1 run, full on off, tailing back in. Driven to the sweeper cover for a run

Sunrisers 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st20S DhawanDA Warner
2nd5MC HenriquesDA Warner
3rd133DA WarnerV Shankar