Sunrisers, Supergiant clash in a crucial game

Rising Pune Supergiants Jaydev Unadkat celebrates after taking five wickets against Sunrisers Hyderabad during the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rising Pune Supergiants at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad on Saturday. David Warner's team is now placed third on the points table with 14 points, having won six of the seven matches they have played.

Yuvraj continued to play his shots but failed to take the team all the way home, falling for 43-ball 47 that included four boundaries and two sixes, with the scorecard reading 117 for five.

Ben Stokes, IPL 10's costliest buy, too proved his worth with the bat when he hit his maiden T20 century (103 off 63 balls) against Gujarat Lions.

While Pune have Rahul Tripathi and Ben Stokes in good form, Hyderabad's top 3- Warner, Dhawan and Williamson are piling up big runs this season.Hyderabad's Rashid Khan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar might play a crucial role in the outcome of this match.

The team has found great momentum at the business end of the tournament and seems to be peaking at the right time.

Fans hail Jaydev Unadkat for his brilliant bowling performance.

For Sunrisers Hyderabad they have been enjoying a dream run at home.

The openers for the Sunrisers Hyderabad squad are likely to be David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan.

However, against SRH, who will be playing on their hometurf, it won't be an easy task as they will be eager to get back to winning ways after being inconsistent in their last few games.

Ashish Nehra and Bipul Sharma have replaced Mohammed Siraj and Deepak Hooda for the Sunrisers.

With the win, the Steve Smith-led Supergiant vaulted to the second spot in the IPL standings, and nearly booked their place for the IPL play-offs while the Sunrisers remained fourth after their second successive loss. Bipul Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Rashid Khan were the batsmen who were dismissed on the second, third and fourth delivery of the over.

  • Julie Sanders