Yusuf Pathan* 27(12); | Kane Williamson 32(30);
Daniel Christian* 3.5-0-37-0; | Trent Boult 4-0-30-0
Dwayne Bravo* 14(17); | MS Dhoni 31(23);
Colin de Grandhomme* 4-0-16-1; | Yuzvendra Chahal 3-1-29-0
That's all we have from today's encounter. CHN took the top spot after beating BLR, only to be replaced by Hyderabad after four hours. The bowlers after conceding 95 in 10 overs, bowled fantastically to restrict them to 163. But, they'll be very pleased with the way the batsmen responded - especially Pathan. Join us back for another double-header tomorrow. Until then, it's goodbye from Abhinand, Nikhil, Sriram, Pradeep, Akshay and Mukesh.
Rashid Khan, Man of the Match: Feels really good to perform well and play 100 games at such a young age. I had two bad matches, so had to keep everything simple, do the basics right and enjoy myself. That is the main strength - the quick arm action which makes it difficult for the batsmen. That's the only thing I'm taking advantage and working hard on it. The main thing is to bowl at good length - that is important for me. Feeling like playing in Afghanistan. The support and the love they've given me in the last two years, it's amazing. It gives the motivation. Feels good to perform. I don't think there's anybody who doesn't watch T20 League (in Afghanistan). I think their prayers help me, specially my parents.
Kane Williamson: I don't think there's any secret. As a team, we are trying to play our roles and adapt to the surfaces. We were on a different one again. Both teams used the new ball well. I thought the way we came back with the ball was really important. In terms of getting more runs, they looked like they would. It was nice to restrict them to a par score. They certainly put us under a lot of pressure. The bowlers responded well. We knew that the middle overs would be tough. Certainly the two openers did that. Those PP overs, were extremely important. He's (Hales) a world class international cricketer and it was great that he was able to give a good start. He (Pathan) hits the ball really well. Great example shown today. He performed well in tough conditions, against a good DEL side. We still have too many games left. From a team's perspective, we are looking for improvement. Today was a good team performance, not perfect.
Hales: It was good to be playing, had to wait for my chance. Had to make sure that I worked hard and be ready for the moment. Got a bit of luck, dropped by Maxi. Had to do well in the powerplay, it was a pretty decent wicket with the new ball. I have learnt a lot over the past few days, the amount of practice and the amount of stuff you have to do when you aren't playing, credit to the coaches behind the scenes. I do it both ways (his batting stance), sometimes, I move around to put the bowlers off their lengths, sometimes I do stand still and look to clear the infield, need to make the most when only two fielders are inside the ring.
Shreyas Iyer: Very disappointing to be honest. At certain point we were really in the game, on top but the momentum changed completely. It was a really good total to get on the board, even though we got a good start, we didn't capitalize later on, but 10 runs extra would have been nice. It was really hard surface and I knew it wasn't going to turn, I was banking on my seamer Avesh Khan but he didn't turn up that great. It was the perfect decision (to play only one spinner) on this wicket with the ball not turning that much, Mishra bowled really well and got two crucial wickets for us. It was a good chase from them. Catches win matches and we have been practicing really hard on our fielding, but when the nerves are really high, it happens and is part of the game; can't really complain. We didn't give up till the end. They had a good start and they have a good batting line-up, are on top of the table and they backed themselves to chase this down.
Previous highest chased down by HYD in Hyderabad: 162 v BLR, 2014
Highest targets chased down by HYD in T20 League:186 v CHN, Ranchi, 2014180 v PUN, Mohali, 2016167 v BLR, Bengaluru, 2015164 v DEL, Hyderabad, 2018 *
A cracking contest! It went down to the wire and HYD held their nerves in the end. The fantastic partnership - 32 off 16 deliveries - between KW and Yusuf Pathan took them past the finishing line. Williamson was calm at one end, and from the other end it was the powerful Pathan. It was the perfect combo for Hyderabad to register their seventh win and go to the top of the table. Hales was dropped on 9 by Maxwell off Avesh and the poor youngster had to bear the brunt of the Englishman who hit three sixes in one over. The openers got HYD off to a steady start - scoring 76 in eight overs, before Hales got bamboozled by Mishra. The leggie bowled beautifully and finished with figures - 2/19. Plunkett bowled a tight spell as well. But, Pathan was too good towards the end. And how good was that review in the penultimate over! Delhi are still in the tournament, mathematically! Hang around for the presentations..
Daniel Christian [3.0-0-23-0] is back into the attack
One over to go. 14 needed! HYD scored 14 off the penultimate over. Who is going to bowl this over? Christian or Avesh Khan? It's the former. What are the chances of this match going to a Super Over?
Change of bats for Yusuf Pathan. Now he gets a piece of advice from his skipper. Swing hard?
Hyderabad need 28 runs in 12 balls!
Yusuf Pathan, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Plunkett to Manish Pandey, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Liam Plunkett [3.0-0-23-0] is back into the attack
32 needed off 18!
Trent Boult [2.0-0-9-0] is back into the attack
Time-out! 23 off the last two overs and the equation is now: 39 runs needed off 24 balls. With eight wickets in hand, HYD have to be the favourites. Can the visitors sneak back? Boult has two left, here's one..
Avesh Khan [2.0-0-37-0] is back into the attack
Daniel Christian [2.0-0-10-0] is back into the attack
Six overs to go, 62 to win.
The asking rate is nearing 10 RPO.
Amit Mishra in T20 League 2018:vs PUN: 8-0-79-0vs rest: 14-1-84-6
Mishra's final over. Will they see him off?
Liam Plunkett [1.0-0-11-0] is back into the attack
Manish Pandey, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Mishra to Dhawan, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!
Current run rate - 8.2; Required run rate - 8.2
Kane Williamson, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Time-out! Hales misses his half-ton by five runs. Remember, he was dropped by Maxwell on 9. With the opening stand now broken, DEL will look to attack more and put the hosts under pressure. 88 needed off 66.
Mishra to Hales, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!
Continues from over the wicket
Daniel Christian, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
Amit Mishra, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack
Highest PP score for HYD in 2018:61 v DEL, Hybd*57 v RAJ, Hybd56 v MUM, Hybd51 v MUM, Mumbai
Avesh Khan [1.0-0-10-0] is back into the attack
Liam Plunkett, right-arm fast, comes into the attack
Maxi handed the ball. Let us see if he can turn the tide for DEL.
Avesh Khan, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
Team batting 1st setting 150+ targets:Win: 15Lost: 9 (last in 2014)There have been nine successful chases of 150+ targets in T20 League matches in Hyderabad - eight of them against the home side (HYD/HYD). Last such instance came in 2014.
Hales and Dhawan are at the crease. Hales is on strike. Boult will open the attack