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Update: So that is it, play has been officially called off and Pune Supergiants win by 34 runs (DL Method.)
MS Dhoni Out! Cuts, cuts it hard and straight to Aditya Tare. Great catch there. Dhoni c Tare b Nehra 5(4). Well it has started to rain and players are going off the field. So Dhoni’s dismissal brings rain. But RPS are 34 runs head.
Faf du Plessis Out! Gone! Looking to run it down the third man, Faf edges it to keeper. Consolation wicket for Sunrisers Hyderabad, the damage is already done we reckon. Anyway, couple more wickets and we could have a close game. du Plessis c N Ojha b Henriques 30(21).
Live Score Rising Pune Supergiants 50/1 after 7 Overs: Faf du Plessis and Steven Smith looking good here. The duo is scoring freely and making sure, runs keep coming for Pune Supergiants. Sunrisers Hyderabad need to pick wickets here, otherwise Supergiants will walk away with the honours. Also Catch- SRH vs RPS, IPL 2016 Live Streaming
Live Score Rising Pune Supergiants 24/1 after 4 Overs: Mustafizur Rahaman into the attack now. He is key here for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s success. He gives away eleven runs from his first over, but looked good as well.
Live Score Rising Pune Supergiants 5/1 after 2 Overs: Ashish Nehra is back for Sunrisers Hyderabad and he gives away five runs from his first over. A boundary for Faf du Plessis and a wide came from this over. Also Score- SRH vs RPS, Live Score, IPL 2016
Ajinkya Rahane Out! Gone! What a start for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Rahane cuts the ball and hits it straight to backward point. Eoin Morgan takes it on second attempt. Rahane c Eoin Morgan b Bhuvneshwar 0(5).
Live Score Sunrisers Hyderabad 118/8 after 20 Overs: So with some onslaught by Bhuvneshwar Kumar Sunrisers Hyderabad finish on 118. But Bhuvi lost his wicket on fourth ball Bhuvneshwar c du Plessis b T Perera 21(8). Shikhar Dhawan finishes unbeaten on 56 off 53 balls.
Bipul Sharma Out! Gone! Direct hit and that is number seven down for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Thisara Perera with a brilliant throw. Bipul Sharma run out (T Perera) 5(5).
Live Score Sunrisers Hyderabad 92/6 after 18 Overs: That is half-century up for Shikhar Dhawan. 50 off 48 balls for Dhawan. He gets to it with a hug six. Just two overs remaining now.
Naman Ojha Out! Gone! It is Ashok Dinda who strikes once again. Pitches it up, Ojha goes for a big slog, but he misses the line of the ball and all ends up. N Ojha b Dinda 18(21)
Live Score Sunrisers Hyderabad 72/5 after 15 Overs: So just five overs to go now. A good over this for Sunrisers Hyderabad. 13 runs came from it. SRH need few more overs like this.
Live Score Sunrisers Hyderabad 59/5 after 14 Overs: Both Shikhar Dhawan and Naman Ojha looking to rotate the strike. Meanwhile, Ashwin bowls his quota of four overs, has given away just 14 runs and picked a wicket as well.
Live Score Sunrisers Hyderabad 53/5 after 13 Overs: Bit aggression by Shikhar Dhawan as he smashes Rajat Bhatia down the ground. Eight runs come from this over. And that is half-century up for SRH as well.
Live Score Sunrisers Hyderabad 42/5 after 11 Overs: With just nine overs to go, Shikhar Dhawan and Naman Ojha are in with a big task, Sunrisers Hyderabad will be eyeing 130 or more from here on now.
Moises Henriques Out! This is disaster for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Half the side has been dismissed. Dished down the leg by Mitchell Marsh, Henriques decides late on flicking it and gets toe-end of the bat. MS Dhoni takes another catch. Henriques c Dhoni b Mitchell Marsh 1(4)
Deepak Hooda Out! Make that four, wickets tumbling here in no time. Ravi Ashwin into the attack and he straightaway picks a wicket. Hooda opts for reverse-sweep, it did not came off well. The ball takes the gloves and MS Dhoni pouches it. Deepak Hooda c Dhoni b Ashwin 1(9)
Eoin Morgan Out! Number three goes down for SRH. Morgan goes for the drive, as the ball was pitched up, and gets the outside edge. MS Dhoni into the service and he takes the catch. Mitchell Marsh strikes as well. Morgan c Dhoni b Mitchell Marsh 0(2).
Aditya Tare Out! Gone! Second wicket for Dinda. Tare opts for pull, gets top-edge and Thisara Perera takes an easy catch at cover. Tare c T Perera b Dinda 8(14).
Live Score Sunrisers Hyderabad 19/1 after 4 Overs: Sunrisers Hyderabad looking to rebuild after losing their captain early. Aditya Tare got a losner and he smashed first four of SRH’s innings.
Live Score Sunrisers Hyderabad 7/1 after 2 Overs: Aditya Tare is the new batsman now. And Mitchell Marsh to bowl second over for Pune. Good over this by M Marsh, just three off it. Good start for Pune.
David Warner Out! What a start for Pune Supergiants. Ashok Dinda is the man, he removes SRH captain David Warner early. Warner goes for a hard slash and hits it straight to Ajinkya Rahane at backward point. Warner c Rahane b Dinda 0(4)
Update: The rain started again, but has cleared now. Play will now begin at 9:00 PM IST.
Update: Well the rain has stopped and covers are coming off, good news indeed. Hopefully play will begin soon and we hope it is the end of rain as well. And there is no deduction is overs and the play will begin 8:45 PM.
Update: No respite from rain. We will start losing overs after 9:00 PM IST, which is over 35 minutes away. Stay tuned as we bring you the latest.
Update: Well bad news here, it has started to rain heavily. And covers are being rushed to the pitch. Players are off the field. Hopefully it is just a passing shower. So the scene fans would not have wanted.
TOSS: Rising Pune Supergiants have won the toss and opted to field. Here is the playing XI of both the sides-
SRH: David Warner(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Aditya Tare, Eoin Morgan, Deepak Hooda, Moises Henriques, Naman Ojha(w), Bipul Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mustafizur Rahman, Ashish Nehra.
RPS: Ajinkya Rahane, Faf du Plessis, Steven Smith, Thisara Perera, MS Dhoni(w/c), Mitchell Marsh, Rajat Bhatia, Saurabh Tiwary, Ravichandran Ashwin, Murugan Ashwin, Ashok Dinda.
Hello, and welcome to India.com’s live coverage of Indian Premier League match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rising Pune Supergiants at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. Sunrisers Hyderabad looks the team in form after winning three back to back matches, and now face Rising Pune Supergiants. Stay tuned as we bring you the updates.
Hyderabad had a poor start to their campaign, losing the first two matches. But they have staged a fine recovery by winning three matches on the trot, which has taken them to the fourth spot in the eight-team standings with six points from five games.
They have a strong batting line-up which includes the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, David Warner, Eion Morgan, Kane Williamson and the veteran Yuvraj Singh.
Warner has been in great form so far and has struck four half-centuries in five matches to be the second highest scorer with 294 runs. The Australian’s opening partner Dhawan seems to have finally snapped out of his prolonged run of poor form after good performances in the last two matches.
The left-hander from Delhi batted through the innings along with Warner to post an unbeaten 53 and take Hyderabad to a 10-wicket win over IPL debutants Gujarat Lions. He was in fine touch in the last match against Kings XI Punjab as well and was unlucky to miss out on a half-century.
Henriques, Morgan, and wicket-keeper Naman Ojha have also done well with the bat for Hyderabad.
Hyderabad also have a high-quality pace attack spearheaded by New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult. Although veteran pacer Ashish Nehra is down with an injury, Hyderabad has not felt his absence thanks to the in-form duo of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mustafizur Rahman.
Bhuvneshwar is currently occupying the second place in the bowlers’ list with eight wickets in five games. Left-arm Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur has also been impressive so far and is fourth on the wicket-takers list with seven scalps. He also boasts a good economy rate of 5.75 runs per over.
Ben Cutting of Australia and Barinder Sran, who recently made his debut for India, are also good options in the pace department. Hyderabad also have top class all-rounders in Yuvraj Singh, Moises Henriques, and Karn Sharma.
Pune, on the other hand, seems to have lost their way a bit. They started off in promising fashion with a commanding nine-wicket win over defending champions Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2016 opener. But they have struggled to find the right combination since and have lost four consecutive matches. They are second from the bottom in the table with just two points.