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Indian T20 League 2016

Scorecard - 34th Match, Hyderabad vs Gujarat at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad, India (06 May 2016)


126/6 (20) RR:6.3

Hyderabad won by 5 wkts

MOM: Bhuvneshwar Kumar

129/5 (19) RR:6.79

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19.3 - Bhuvneshwar to P Kumar, FOUR, wanted to slap this through mid-off and guess where it goes - fine leg. Stretches arms but there's no bounce on this one. Under edge that has been piped wide enough of the keeper to allow a boundary. French Cut they call it

17.5 - Nehra to Jadeja, FOUR, that's a poor ball in all fairness. Short ball, had the width to free his arms and does so with an uppish cut. Placed it wide of backward point and got away

16.0 - Henriques to Jadeja, FOUR, this is good. Pierces this overpitched delivery through mid-off. Leans forward and lets the hand take over

12.2 - Nehra to Dwayne Bravo, FOUR, from round the wicket, Nehra spears it down leg, Bravo flicks it past the short fine leg fielder and it beats the man at the fence with clockwork precision

11.1 - Barinder to Finch, FOUR, banged in short delivery and Barinder bowls it outside off, Finch pulls it to the deep backward square leg fence, where Hooda puts in a dive, but does not succeed in his endeavour

9.4 - Henriques to Finch, FOUR, short delivery and subsidized with width, Finch opens the bat face and eases it down to deep backward point, where the fielder (Dhawan) runs around the circumference and puts in a dive, but to no avail

7.5 - Henriques to Finch, FOUR, low full toss from Henriques, Finch gets a thick inside edge that zooms away to the fine leg fence. He tried to play the drive there

4.4 - Bhuvneshwar to Raina, FOUR, Bhuvneshwar slips it down leg, Raina neatly flicks it to the fine leg fence for a much-needed boundary. The fine leg fielder was inside the circle

18.5 - Mustafizur to Finch, SIX, this time he stays put and guess what, it's a six! Shunned the shimmy, Mustafizur delivered it on a length and Finch swiped it over deep mid-wicket. Crunched, if I could say. Ball's lost? Nah, they get it back

4.3 - Bhuvneshwar to Raina, SIX, Raina shows his class and quality by lofting a fuller length delivery over mid-wicket. It cleared the fence with ease. The bowler might have rolled his fingers on that one

4.0 - Nehra to Raina, SIX, eventually, Nehra loses his radar, as he bowls it down leg, Raina gets inside the line of the ball and whips it over the deep backward square leg fence

18.1 - Mustafizur to Jadeja, out Caught by Bhuvneshwar!! All too easy for him, isn't it? One lesson: do not hit him on the up. This isn't the pitch and he isn't the bowler. Never will be. Slower delivery, Jadeja was invited for the loft but ends up playing it ages early. Pops it up to the mid-off who was waiting in the ring. Jadeja c Bhuvneshwar b Mustafizur 18(13) [4s-2]

14.1 - Barinder to Dwayne Bravo, out Caught by (sub)V Shankar!! What a stunner! Slow pitch alright but these catches are making up for it well. And it's a catch from a substitute fielder that makes it all the more interesting. Now, now. They are checking if he has flirted with the ropes. Has he? Shortish delivery, Bravo rose up with the bounce and hacked it with a pull. Hit it well and high, Shankar was shaping up for the catch at deep mid-wicket, then saw the ball looping away and makeshifts with a last minute dive to pouch it. Umpires had issues with his slide, fearing that he may have touched the ropes but millions of camera angles and rock-and-rolls later, he has been adjudged OUT. Phew. Dwayne Bravo c (sub)V Shankar b Barinder 18(20) [4s-1]

7.4 - Henriques to Brendon McCullum, out Caught by Warner!! HYD are firing on all cylinders today. Exemplary grab by Warner at long-off. The slower one from Henriques, McCullum waltzes down the track as he attempts to lift it over long-off, but mistimes it. Warner from long-off, runs to his right and then puts in a dive to snare the catch. He celebrates with a fist pump even before tumbling onto the ground. Brendon McCullum c Warner b Henriques 7(19)

5.4 - Mustafizur to D Karthik, out Caught by Williamson!! The third umpire has been beckoned. The batsman in question is Karthik. The soft signal is out. They are now using the zoomer. The umpire has raised the finger. Well, it was another slower one from wide of the crease by Rahman, Karthik was opened up a bit. He then got a leading edge towards Williamson at gully, who dived to his left and then snaffled the catch by getting his fingers just underneath. Remember, it was his non-dominant hand. In fact, Williamson was initially not sure about whether the catch was clean or not. D Karthik c Williamson b Mustafizur 0(3)

5.0 - Bhuvneshwar to Raina, out Caught&Bowled!! Well, Bhuvneshwar is pumped up as he picks up the prized scalp of GUJ's captain. Good length delivery and it might have stopped on the batsman, Raina was early into the drive and Bhuvneshwar showed sharp reflexes to pouch the catch with both hands to his left. Raina c and b Bhuvneshwar 20(10) [4s-1 6s-2]

2.4 - Bhuvneshwar to Dwayne Smith, out Caught by Mustafizur!! Smith's misery comes to an end. His footwork was all over the place today against some penetrative bowling by Bhuvneshwar. This time around, it was not the best of deliveries that Bhuvneshwar has bowled in this game, as he offered width, Smith just slashed it straight to Mustafizur at short third man. Dwayne Smith c Mustafizur b Bhuvneshwar 1(9)

15.5 - Henriques to Finch, 1 run, wait, let me recollect. Warner has dropped a dolly. Finch dangerously makes room to a slow full one on middle, thankfully interrupts it with a loft that's more like a chip given the fuller length. Warner runs in from long-off, overruns it in a hurry and takes it on his left thigh - as he missed the catch. Criminal drop this

5.1 - Mustafizur to Brendon McCullum, 1 run, Dhawan has dropped McCullum and that might cost HYD dear. He is the sort of batsman who can cause a lot of damage. The off-cutter from Rahman, McCullum looks to bury it over the off-side and gets it off the toe-end towards Dhawan at backward point, who runs backwards and tumbles. His right shoulder thudded into the surface and that perhaps resulted in him dropping the chance. In fact, he took it on first attempt, but the ball slipped out. He still looked to snaffle it on the rebound, but could not hold onto the catch

20.0 - Bhuvneshwar to Finch, 2 runs, another yorker length delivery squeezed down to mid-wicket. A two was on; always is on the last ball. The throw was quicker this time and the Third Umpire in more fix. Touch and go. No dive from a tired Finch. Bat seems to be just on the inside edge of that thick white line as the LEDs light up. Given NOT OUT and he brings up his half-century as well. Oh, the drama. Blame that Warner drop at long-off

19.0 - P Kumar to Dhawan, FOUR, HYD have made a BIRYANI (Read: mockery) out of the GUJ target. Dhawan steps to leg and anticipates a full ball around off-stump, he gets what he wanted and spanks the cover drive to claim the winning runs. Warner and Co. are elated. Plenty of handshakes and hugs among the players

18.5 - P Kumar to Dhawan, FOUR, you cannot bowl there to Dhawan. Just cannot. Full at the toes and what does Dhawan do - He shuffles slightly and smack-bangs the flick to deep backward square fence

18.3 - P Kumar to N Ojha, FOUR, KABOOM! This might just ease the nerves. Full, in the slot for Ojha who bludgeons it high and over the bowler's head. No chance for long-on and long-off

16.4 - Shivil to Deepak Hooda, FOUR, clobbered! But Bravo makes it look better by conceding a boundary. Through his legs at wide long-off. Hooda nailed the drive from outside off and Bravo from long-off couldn't time the bend-and-field theory to perfection

15.4 - D Kulkarni to Dhawan, FOUR, short and wide and Dhawan ain't sparing that. Rises on his tippy toes and cuts it up and over backward point - Dripping with class and authority

15.0 - Jadeja to Deepak Hooda, FOUR, and Deepak Hooda shows his deft touches! Stoops low and opens his bat face (very late) to send the dab fine towards third man fence

12.2 - Sangwan to Dhawan, FOUR, full one at the toes, Dhawan gets across and whips it powerfully behind square leg. Raced away!

12.1 - Sangwan to Dhawan, FOUR, and Sangwan continues to err in lines and lengths. Short, wide, Dhawan rises on his toes and flays it up and over backward point. Go, fetch that!

10.2 - Shivil to Dhawan, FOUR, finesse! Superb shot from Gabbar. He picked that one from middle stump and cut it so superbly behind backward point

8.3 - Shivil to Henriques, FOUR, flighty, loopy outside off. Henriques sits on one knee and leans into an elegant cover drive, scorched off the turf. No stopping that one...

6.0 - D Kulkarni to Henriques, FOUR, Smith couldn't quite pull off a Leverock but it was close! Henriques looks to cut one away but it's too full to be able to do so. Gets a thick top-edge that evades a leaping Smith at slip...and the ball runs away

3.5 - D Kulkarni to Williamson, FOUR, too gentle for a cut. Gets a length ball outside off, waits on it and steers it - like a torchman at a theatre ushers you to your seat - through point. Cleaves the gap between backward point and cover-point and sees it roll away

0.4 - P Kumar to Warner, FOUR, wow. Length ball, not much width and he's shamed that away. Gets taller, punches on the up and cleaves the gap between mid-off and extra cover

1.5 - Sangwan to Warner, SIX, the ground is big enough. Every ground is for Warner. Sangwan bangs this in short (is that the stare?), Warner rises up with the bounce and pummels it with an intended uppish pull over mid-wicket

1.2 - Sangwan to Warner, SIX, BOOM! Pounds it on back of a length but Warner goes straight down the ground. The bounce helps him time the loft over Sangwan's head

17.2 - Dwayne Bravo to Deepak Hooda, out Caught by D Karthik!! If I was a machine, I could have done a CTRL C + CTRL of Henriques's dismissal. Short and horribly slipping down leg. Hooda swivels and is late on the pull. Off the glove and DK accepts it gleefully. Gujarat are fighting. Deepak Hooda c D Karthik b Dwayne Bravo 18(12) [4s-2]

14.0 - D Kulkarni to Yuvraj, out Caught by Sangwan!! And Cool-Karni ends Yuvraj Singh's struggles. Blame the pitch, blame the shot, blame the placement. Well! Let's not ponder too much. It's been that kind of a day for the batsmen. Full and Yuvi had plenty of width on offer. He backed away and got into nice position to thump that over extra cover. The ball didn't rise as much as he would've liked. The leather kisses the toe-end and lands in the safe hands of Sangwan at deep extra cover. Yuvraj c Sangwan b D Kulkarni 5(14)

9.2 - Dwayne Bravo to Henriques, out Caught by D Karthik!! S Ravi had his finger up even before DK appealed. He's spot on...Well done! Bravo strikes - That's quite a familiar term in T20 cricket, isn't it? To be honest, it was a tosh delivery. Short and arrowing down leg: Henriques is a tad early into the pull, swivels and gloves it to a leftward diving DK. Good grab! Henriques c D Karthik b Dwayne Bravo 14(16) [4s-2]

4.5 - P Kumar to Williamson, out Caught by Dwayne Smith!! Williamson goes! What a tame, tame dismissal. Praveen pings this on a length, had the pace taken off and Williamson ends up punching it uppishly. Looked intended to me and perhaps wanted to place it wide of Smith at cover. Instead, Smith flings to his left and grabs it air-borne. Williamson c Dwayne Smith b P Kumar 6(9) [4s-1]

3.1 - D Kulkarni to Warner, out Caught by P Kumar!! Pink slip for Warner. One shot too many. Kulkarni rolls his finger on this shortish ball, Warner wants to make a statement first ball and what better way to make it than with a pull. Looks to do it, but the ball comes slowly and he ends up flat-batting it to mid-on. Easiest of catches for Praveen. Warner c P Kumar b D Kulkarni 24(17) [4s-1 6s-2]

15.5 - D Kulkarni to Dhawan, 1 run, jumps down the pitch and plays a crunching drive....don't get excited. He hits it straight to extra cover and runs for an ill-advised quick single. Raina dives, picks and aims at the bowler's end, only to miss by a whisker. A direct hit and Dhawan would have been taking a shower by now