Dhoni Leads RPS To Victory

  • RPS wins.
  • Dhoni works it towards fine-leg for one more run. RPS need 5 off 3.
  • SIX! The name is MS Dhoni. Slower delivery from Siraj and he smashes it into long-on stands.
  • FOUR! Much-needed boundary. RPS require 47 off 18.
  • need 56 off 24 balls
  • FOUR! First boundary for Stokes. RPS need 62 off 30.
  • Single for Dhoni. RPS need 79 off 42. Second strategic time-out.
  • FOUR! Short and wide, too much width, Dhoni strikes it past the backward point region for his first boundary.
  • Four runs off Henriques first. RPS require 86 off 48 balls.
  • Single and that’s fifty for Tripathi. His first in IPL. A well-compiled innings!
  • RPS are 61/1 after 8 overs.
  • Smith, Tripathi steady RPS
  • SIX! Length delivery from Kaul, Tripathi steps out and hits it over the long-on boundary.
  • Single for Tripathi. He moves to 30. Costly over from Siraj. 13 runs off it. RPS are 37/1 after 5 overs.
  • OUT! Rahane c Kaul b Bipul 2(7). RPS are 15/1
  • FOUR! Tripathi uses the pace of the ball, opens the bat face and works it to third-man boundary.
  • Another tidy for SRH. Just the kind of start Warner would have wanted. RPS are 5/0 after 2 overs.
  • Excellent start from Bhuvneshwar. RPS are 1/0 after first over
  • Rahane to take strike. Bhuvneshwar to bowl the first over.
  • And that’s it. SRH finish on 176/3. 15 runs off the final six balls. What a knock from Henriques. Remains unbeaten on 55 off just 28 balls. Not to forget Hooda’s 19* off just 10. We’ll back soon with RPS’ reply.
  • Henriques slams his 5th FOUR
  • SRH are 161/3 after  19 overs
  • Hooda has smashed a massive SIX
  • SRH are 146/3 after 17 overs.
  • Henriques hits FOUR
  • SRH are 129/3 after 16 overs.
  • David Warner OUT
  • Henriques hits SIX
  • FOUR! Warner moves to 42.
  • SRH are 113/2 after 15 overs. Warner 38, Henriques 18.
  • Warner hits SIX
  • Moises Henriques hits for FOUR of Thakur
  • SRH are 85/2 after 13 overs. Warner 29*, Henriques 1.
  • Big blow for the visitors. Williamson LBW Christian 21(14). SRH are 84/2 after 12.3 overs.
  • Willimson OUT
  • Kane Williamson hits SIX
  • SRH are 68/1 after 10 overs.
  • SRH are 59/1 after 9 overs.
  • Dhawan OUT
  • SRH are 53/0 after 7 overs.
  • Warner hits FOUR
  • SRH are 37/0 after 5 overs.
  • FOUR! Width on offer from Stokes, Dhawan gets into position early and hits it well to backward point boundary.
  • FOUR! Dhawan being the aggressor. Fullish length from Sundar and he slog sweeps it to mid-wicket boundary. SRH are 28/0 after 4 overs.
  • FOUR! Short of length, Dhawan charges down the track and hits it through mid-wicket for his second boundary.
  • SRH are 20/0 after 3 overs. Dhawan 11, Warner 5.
  • SRH are 12/0 after 2 overs.
  • SRH are 7/0 after first over
  • Warner and Dhawan make their way out in the middle. Unadkat to bowl the first over for RPS.
  • W Sundar is the third youngest player (17 years) to play in IPL.
  • Yuvraj Singh misses out for the visitors due to illness. Bipul Sharma replaces him. As for Pune, Washington Sundar debuts.
  • SRH: David Warner(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Moises Henriques, Deepak Hooda, Naman Ojha(wk), Rashid Khan, Bipul Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Siraj, Siddarth Kaul
  • RPS: Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Tripathi, Steven Smith(c), MS Dhoni(wk), Ben Stokes, Daniel Christian, Manoj Tiwary, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir, Jaydev Unadkat

Pune: With four wins in six games, Sunrisers Hyderabad take on Rising Pune Supergiant in their seventh match of the 10th edition of Indian Premier League at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune on Saturday.

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