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Hyderabad vs Delhi - 36th Match

Series: Indian T20 League, 2018
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Date: 05 May 2018

Hyderabad 164/3 (19.5 Ovs) RR: 8.27 | Hyderabad won by 7 wkts

commentary

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, 2014
180 v PUN, Mohali, 2016
167 v BLR, Bengaluru, 2015
164 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..

19.5
1
Christian to Williamson, 1 run, Williamson hits the winning runs. Flicks this full ball through mid-wicket. A smiling Williamson gets a hug from his batting partner - Yusuf Pathan. Hyderabad win by 7 wickets!
19.4
1
Christian to Y Pathan, 1 run, finally, Christian gets his line and length right. But is it too late? Very full ball on the stumps, Pathan backs away and bunts it over the bowler's head. A single to long-on
19.3
4
Christian to Y Pathan, FOUR, just 2 needed now! Has to be HYD's game from here. Pacy bouncer and Pathan goes for the pull. Off the top-edge and goes over the man at short fine leg
19.2
6
Christian to Y Pathan, SIX, oh, Christian, what have you done. A full toss and gets the treatment it deserved. Was slightly outside off, Pathan crouches low, got underneath and bludgeoned it over long-on. Poses for the photographs as well. Stylish..
19.1
2
Christian to Y Pathan, 2 runs, bowls a length ball and Pathan smashes it straight back. Christian sticks his right hand out and half-stops. Can call it a drop as well. The bowler ran towards mid-wicket and scored a direct-hit at the bowler's end. Is KW in? The third umpire is called and he is safe. 12 off 5!

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?

18.6
1
Boult to Y Pathan, 1 run, wide, low full toss, Pathan moves across a long way to hammer it to long-off. Just a single

Change of bats for Yusuf Pathan. Now he gets a piece of advice from his skipper. Swing hard?

18.5
1
Boult to Williamson, 1 run, low full toss, flicked to deep mid-wicket. Maxwell mops up. 15 off 7 now!
18.4
1
Boult to Y Pathan, 1 run, just a single! A high full toss and Pathan drives it through extra cover off the top portion of the bat
18.4
1
Boult to Y Pathan, wide, slips one wide outside outside off. That's outside the tramline. Pressure
18.3
4
Boult to Y Pathan, FOUR, gold! Boult misses his mark. Doles out a wide-ish full ball and Pathan reaches out with hard hands. Sliced through backward point and that's gone for a boundary
18.2
0
Boult to Y Pathan, no run. Yusuf Pathan has been given OUT lbw. Pathan decideds to go upstairs. Fair delivery. No inside edge. Where did that pitch? That's the key. Oh my goodness! That's pitching outside leg, says HawkEye. I can't believe that. Probably 51 percent of the ball pitched outside leg. That's how close that is. Was a short of length delivery and Pathan misses the hack-across-the-line. Got hit on the back leg and that was adjacent to the stumps. This is a game of margins! Decimal

HYD review!

18.1
6
Boult to Y Pathan, SIX, that's a massive hit! Picked the slower ball, was in his slot, and then butchered it over long-on. Fullish and misses his yorker. 22 off 11 now

Hyderabad need 28 runs in 12 balls!

17.6
1
Plunkett to Y Pathan, 1 run, just 4 off the over! Hit-the-deck-hard short of length delivery, Pathan hurriedly haves it to deep square leg. Off the inside half
17.5
1
Plunkett to Williamson, 1 run, top ball! Saw the batsman back away and followed him with a yorker. Jammed out into the leg-side and can only sneak a single
17.4
1
Plunkett to Y Pathan, 1 run, dropped! Vijay Shankar at deep backward square leg has put down. Probably lost it a bit and was late to go for the catch. Was a shortish ball on leg and Pathan heaved it flat behind square leg. How costly will that be?
17.3
0
Plunkett to Y Pathan, no run, 31 off 15 now! Good ball, first up to Yusuf Pathan. Banged in short and got good height. Above the shoulder and Pathan misses the pull
17.2
1
Plunkett to Williamson, 1 run, short ball on leg, pulled to deep square leg

Yusuf Pathan, right handed bat, comes to the crease

17.1
0
Plunkett to Manish Pandey, out Caught by Prithvi Shaw!! The teenager takes a high-pressure catch. The cross-seamed fuller length ball, Pandey went too hard on his lofted shot and lost all his shape in the process. Wanted to go downtown and the bat face turned at the point of impact. Went miles up in the air and Shaw settled under it after running back from extra cover. Reverse-cupped. Manish Pandey c Prithvi Shaw b Plunkett 21(17) [4s-2]

Plunkett to Manish Pandey, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

Liam Plunkett [3.0-0-23-0] is back into the attack

32 needed off 18!

16.6
2
Boult to Williamson, 2 runs, the cutter to finish the over, Williamson moves towards off and then back towards his original position to push-drive it to the left of long-off. Hustles back for the second run. The throw was to the bowler's end, Pandey was in
16.5
0
Boult to Williamson, no run, tries to be cheeky; end result is a dot. It was a low full toss outside off and Williamson shuffled across to paddle it away. Got it off the toe-end and the ball died down in the pitch itself
16.4
1
Boult to Manish Pandey, 1 run, another one in that yorker length, Pandey goes too hard and squeezes it to long-on
16.3
2
Boult to Manish Pandey, 2 runs, yorker length outside off, Pandey throws his bat at it and the bottom hand comes off the handle as well. Off the inside edge and the ball rolls towards mid-wicket. Two more
16.2
1
Boult to Williamson, 1 run, full again and KW drives uppishly. More of a chip. On the bounce to long-off
16.1
1
Boult to Manish Pandey, 1 run, takes the pace off the ball and bowls a full ball on the stumps, Pandey clears the front leg and drives it firmly to long-off

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..

15.6
2
Avesh Khan to Williamson, 2 runs, back of a length delivery and the batsman gets on top of the bounce to punch it square of the wicket. A couple to deep point
15.5
6
Avesh Khan to Williamson, SIX, superb shot! Bouncer well outside off, a slight move across from Williamson, followed by an upper cut over third man. Both his feet off-ground when he made contact with the ball. Classy shot. Timing and placement was spot on
15.4
1
Avesh Khan to Manish Pandey, 1 run, wow! Gets away with a full toss now. 144kph, and just below the waist. Pandey goes hard and heaves off the inside part. A single to long leg
15.3
0
Avesh Khan to Manish Pandey, no run, swing and a miss. Normal-paced short of length delivery wide of off, it was there to be hit. Tries the cut and fails to connect. Beaten for pace - 143kph
15.2
1
Avesh Khan to Williamson, 1 run, short ball without any venom, wide of off, Williamson pulls well, but straight to the man at deep mid-wicket
15.1
0
Avesh Khan to Williamson, no run, back of a length, Williamson punches off the inside part. Back at the bowler

Avesh Khan [2.0-0-37-0] is back into the attack

14.6
4
Christian to Manish Pandey, FOUR, now these two boundaries have made a mess of Christian's figures. The length was shortened by Christian, Pandey danced out of his crease and slapped it through covers. In the gap and 13 came off that over
14.5
4
Christian to Manish Pandey, FOUR, two fielders run across, see each other and neither go for the ball. Comical. Two overseas fielders - Roy and Boult. Was a low full toss and Pandey got underneath it to bunt it over the bowler's head. Long-on should have cut that off. Ordinary stuff!
14.4
1
Christian to Williamson, 1 run, shortish ball on the stumps, the leg-break, Williamson moves across to pull and gets an inside edge onto his pad that rolls to Pant's left
14.3
1
Christian to Manish Pandey, 1 run, shortish ball, Pandey shimmies down and pulls hard, finds long-on. Singles won't hurt DEL
14.2
1
Christian to Williamson, 1 run, Christian nails the yorker and Williamson can only turn it towards square leg. Was another slower ball, but the length was spot on
14.1
2
Christian to Williamson, 2 runs, off-paced full ball on off, Williamson shuffles across and flicks it through mid-wicket for a couple

Daniel Christian [2.0-0-10-0] is back into the attack

Six overs to go, 62 to win.

13.6
0
Plunkett to Manish Pandey, no run, slower ball to cap off the over. Loopy length ball at 117kph around off, Pandey spots it late and can only push it back to the bowler. Another tight over - just 6 off it
13.5
1
Plunkett to Williamson, 1 run, dragged short, controlled pull to deep backward square leg
13.4
2
Plunkett to Williamson, 2 runs, shimmies down the track does Williamson and taps a length ball to backward point. Boult has a shy at the bowler's end and misses the target, resulting in an overthrow. The throw from long-on is again off-target. They can't steal the third run
13.3
1
Plunkett to Manish Pandey, 1 run, bowled fuller and Pandey looked to drive through covers. Inside-edges to short fine leg. Was another off-pace delivery from Plunkett
13.2
1
Plunkett to Williamson, 1 run, head-high bumper at 116.6kph, pulled to deep square leg
13.1
1
Plunkett to Manish Pandey, 1 run, back of a length delivery around off, Pandey stands tall and punches it on the rise. Beats a diving extra cover fielder for a single to long-off

The asking rate is nearing 10 RPO.

Amit Mishra in T20 League 2018:
vs PUN: 8-0-79-0
vs rest: 14-1-84-6

12.6
1
Mishra to Manish Pandey, 1 run, once again the length is slightly too short, this was the leg-break, turned to deep mid-wicket. Just 4 off the over and Mishra finishes with impressive figures - 4-0-19-2
12.5
1
Mishra to Williamson, 1 run, the wrong 'un, slightly on the shorter side, Williamson has enough time to rock back and knock it to deep mid-wicket
12.4
1
Mishra to Manish Pandey, 1 run, flighted delivery way outside off, Pandey reaches out and cleanly drives it all along the carpet to sweeper cover
12.3
1
Mishra to Williamson, 1 run, leg-stump line, tickled behind square on the leg-side
12.2
0
Mishra to Williamson, no run, quicker ball and Williamson pushes firmly, back towards the bowler. Didn't time it well. Mishra dives to his right, but can't hold on. Those need to stick. Too harsh to call it a drop
12.1
0
Mishra to Williamson, no run, leg-break on middle, tucked to mid-wicket. A dot

Mishra's final over. Will they see him off?

11.6
1
Plunkett to Williamson, 1 run, Williamson will keep doing that all day. Give him a bit of width, he'll open the bat-face and run it down to third man
11.5
1
Plunkett to Manish Pandey, 1 run, short of length around the fifth stump line, patted to the right of the point fielder, who dives and stops
11.4
2
Plunkett to Manish Pandey, 2 runs, short of length, a walk across to wrist it towards mid-wicket. Played with soft hands and collects an easy couple
11.3
0
Plunkett to Manish Pandey, no run, in the air for a while, but safe. Back of a length that held onto the surface a bit, Pandey is early to have a push at it, off the splice and dies well short of the bowler
11.3
1
Plunkett to Manish Pandey, wide, bends his back and bowls a bouncer does Plunkett. On the stumps, but slightly too high. Pandey sways away from it and that's been wided for height
11.2
1
Plunkett to Williamson, 1 run, hint of width outside off and Williamson steers it down to third man
11.1
0
Plunkett to Williamson, no run, decks in from a length, cut to backward point

Liam Plunkett [1.0-0-11-0] is back into the attack

Manish Pandey, right handed bat, comes to the crease

10.6
0
Mishra to Dhawan, out Bowled!! A long stare to the batsman, followed by a loud roar - that's Mishra's reaction. He has removed both the openers. Beautiful bowling. Tosses this well above the batsman's eyeline and that entices Dhawan into a false stroke. He cleared his front leg to hack it over the leg-side and missed it completely. Was bowled full and Dhawan was beaten in the flight. Middle stump takes the brunt. Replay shows that it was a wrong 'un. Dhawan b Mishra 33(30) [4s-2 6s-1]

Mishra to Dhawan, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

10.6
1
Mishra to Dhawan, wide, darted down leg at 94.4kph, Dhawan misses the fine sweep. Wided
10.5
1
Mishra to Williamson, 1 run, drifting in on leg, Williamson stays low and works it with soft hands towards mid-wicket. Has to settle with a single
10.4
0
Mishra to Williamson, no run, Williamson is half-forward to push this quick leg-break to cover. No feet movement there from the HYD captain
10.3
1
Mishra to Dhawan, 1 run, 91.8kph, leg-break that turns in a tad towards off, Dhawan stays back to cut to sweeper cover
10.2
1
Mishra to Williamson, 1 run, punched to Mishra's right. A single to long-on. This was bowled quickly by Mishra
10.1
0
Mishra to Williamson, no run, bit of extra bounce on this leg-break, Williamson stands to knock it towards mid-wicket

Current run rate - 8.2; Required run rate - 8.2

9.6
1
Christian to Williamson, 1 run, pulls the length further back, Williamson moves off-side, gets into a good position and pulls it to deep square leg
9.5
1
Christian to Dhawan, 1 run, the length has been shortened and Dhawan stands tall to force it through backward point
9.4
0
Christian to Dhawan, no run, pitched up outside off at 116kph, driven straight to cover
9.3
1
Christian to Williamson, 1 run, good length ball on middle, Williamson moves across and glances it to fine leg. Off the mark straightaway
9.2
1
Christian to Dhawan, 1 run, over-corrects, short-and-wide outside off, cut to deep point
9.1
2
Christian to Dhawan, 2 runs, on the pads, tickled down to fine leg for an easy couple

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.

8.6
0
Mishra to Hales, out Bowled!! That's an absolute peach. Hales had no clue, still doesn't. Stands in his crease and stares at his stumps in total disbelief. That ball reminded me of the famous ball bowled by Warne to Gatting. Mishra gives air on this occasion, gets it to drift in and beats him with the away-turn. Pitched around middle and leg, beat the outside edge and crashed into the off-stump. There's the breakthrough DEL were looking for. Hales not happy with Mishy's celebration in his face. Maybe something was said. Kept looking back while walking. Hales b Mishra 45(31) [4s-3 6s-3]

Mishra to Hales, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

8.5
1
Mishra to Dhawan, 1 run, shortish ball, punched to long-off
8.4
4
Mishra to Dhawan, FOUR, that's a gift and Dhawan takes full toll of it. What was that from Mishra? Darts a full toss on the pads and Dhawan won't miss out on those. Bends his back leg and clouts it behind square leg. There's none to stop that
8.3
1
Mishra to Hales, 1 run, quicker delivery, driven past the bowler to long-off
8.2
1
Mishra to Dhawan, 1 run, the short ball, Dhawan has ample time to trek back and muscle the pull. Maxwell, at deep mid-wicket, mops up

Continues from over the wicket

8.1
1
Mishra to Hales, 1 run, flat ball just outside off, Hales gets low and laps it to the right of long leg
7.6
0
Christian to Dhawan, no run, pacy length ball on off and middle, Dhawan walks across towards off and taps it towards cover. Looks for a non-existent single, rightly sent back by Hales. Just 4 off Christian's opening over
7.5
1
Christian to Hales, 1 run, the off-cutter at 115.7kph, dinked to long-on
7.4
0
Christian to Hales, no run, length ball, skids on, Hales stays leg-side of the ball to push it through covers. Off the inside half and Christian is quick to cut it off in his followthrough
7.3
1
Christian to Dhawan, 1 run, straighter lines, short of length on middle and leg, worked around the corner
7.2
1
Christian to Hales, 1 run, slower ball, short again, Hales stands, waits and heaves it to deep mid-wicket
7.1
1
Christian to Dhawan, 1 run, starts from round the wicket and bowls a shortish ball, Dhawan waits for it and muscles the pull to deep mid-wicket

Daniel Christian, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

6.6
0
Mishra to Hales, no run, googly, skidding on with the angle. Hales waits back to work it through square leg. Is beaten by the extra zip off the deck and wears it on the thigh pad
6.5
0
Mishra to Hales, no run, wicket-to-wicket line from Mishra, Hales watchfully blocks it off the front foot
6.4
0
Mishra to Hales, no run, spinning on middle, turned softly to mid-wicket
6.3
1
Mishra to Dhawan, 1 run, rank long hop from Mishy, at the stumps. Dhawan spots it early and muscles it into the gap on the leg-side. Maxi from deep mid-wicket sprints to his left and keeps it down to a single
6.2
1
Mishra to Hales, 1 run, drags it short, Hales tucks it to mid-wicket
6.1
1
Mishra to Dhawan, 1 run, flipper from Mishra, Dhawan goes back and shovels it away to long-on

Amit Mishra, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Highest PP score for HYD in 2018:
61 v DEL, Hybd*
57 v RAJ, Hybd
56 v MUM, Hybd
51 v MUM, Mumbai

5.6
6
Avesh Khan to Hales, SIX, 27 runs off the over. Avesh has been taken to the cleaners. Drops it short on seeing Hales move to leg. Hales throws it bat and smashes it over the in-field on the off-side. Sails over the ropes by a few inches. Just the momentum HYD needed at the end of Powerplay
5.5
0
Avesh Khan to Hales, no run, full and tailing in, Hales drills it to mid-on
5.4
6
Avesh Khan to Hales, SIX, this is turning out to be an expensive over for DEL. Went full outside off, Hales jumped across and lifted it over mid-off. Not off the sweet spot but enough to take it all the way for a maximum
5.3
6
Avesh Khan to Hales, SIX, no respite for Avesh whatsoever. Tests Alex with a short ball, much like Hales he gets under it and blasts the pull over the mid-wicket fence
5.2
1
Avesh Khan to Dhawan, 1 run, short and this one hurries onto Dhawan. Gets it high on the bat as he pulls it wide of short fine leg
5.1
6
Avesh Khan to Dhawan, SIX, bang! "Don't ball short to me," seemed like the body language of Dhawan. Knew what was coming, was ready on the back foot as he muscled it way back into the deep square leg stands
5.1
2
Avesh Khan to Hales, no ball, 1 run, full and curves in late, Hales digs it into the pitch and it bounces over Avesh's stretched hands. The highlight of the delivery is - Avesh has overstepped. Free-hit for Dhawan next ball

Avesh Khan [1.0-0-10-0] is back into the attack

4.6
4
Plunkett to Dhawan, FOUR, Plunkett is spraying it all over the place. Misses the line and ends up offering a buffet ball for Dhawan down leg. Just needed to get some bat on that. Does so after a half-swivel and runs it down to the fine leg fence
4.5
1
Plunkett to Hales, 1 run, again that mini-shuffle from Hales, short on leg-stump line. Hales rolls his wrists and controls the pull along the ground to deep square leg
4.4
1
Plunkett to Dhawan, 1 run, 134kph, slanting in from round the wicket. Dhawan mistimes the heave - gets it off the inner half to deep square leg
4.3
1
Plunkett to Hales, 1 run, better. Tucks Hales for room by following him. Nudged to the vacant mid-wicket region
4.2
4
Plunkett to Hales, FOUR, overcorrects and lands a fuller length delivery on the pads. Hales shuffled a bit and that must've put Plunkett off-guard. Moves inside the line and glances it very fine. The fielder was inside the ring and didn't have any chance
4.1
0
Plunkett to Hales, no run, short, slower ball that went awry for Plunkett. Hales chased and thrashed, fails to thread the gap on the off-side

Liam Plunkett, right-arm fast, comes into the attack

3.6
1
Maxwell to Hales, 1 run, flat and quick on leg, turned through square leg
3.5
1
Maxwell to Dhawan, 1 run, straighter at the stumps, Dhawan gets low and plays a cute-little lap-sweep to short fine leg
3.4
1
Maxwell to Hales, 1 run, spearing on middle and leg, knocked away to long-on
3.3
0
Maxwell to Hales, no run, half-tracker and Maxi is lucky to get away with this. Hales bashed it straight to cover
3.2
1
Maxwell to Dhawan, 1 run, drifter on leg, Dhawan hangs back and hacks it to deep backward square leg, on the bounce to the fielder
3.1
0
Maxwell to Dhawan, no run, snaking in from round the wicket, Dhawan punches it to extra cover

Maxi handed the ball. Let us see if he can turn the tide for DEL.

2.6
1
Boult to Dhawan, 1 run, full and zeroing at the stumps, Dhawan with a shuffle to get inside the line, pushes it to mid-on
2.6
2
Boult to Hales, 2 wides, Boult loses his radar, slips it down leg. Pant dives across and makes a half-stop
2.5
2
Boult to Hales, 2 runs, Boult rifles a yorker outside off, Hales slices it square on the off-side. Maxi from the deep cuts it off moving to his right
2.4
1
Boult to Dhawan, 1 run, scrambled seam delivery from Boult, on a fuller length. Dhawan checks his drive to mid-off
2.3
0
Boult to Dhawan, no run, fizzes off the deck, startles Dhawan. He was late to bring his bat down and wears it on the thigh pad as it rolls towards the lone slip
2.2
1
Boult to Hales, 1 run, slower ball, fired it very full outside off. Hales squeezes the drive to mid-off
2.1
1
Boult to Dhawan, 1 run, sliding on leg, Dhawan turns it softly to square leg
1.6
1
Avesh Khan to Dhawan, 1 run, angled across outside off, Dhawan waits and flashes it to third man
1.5
0
Avesh Khan to Dhawan, no run, pokes and misses. This short of length delivery rises off after hitting the deck, Dhawan tamely jabs and makes no connection
1.4
1
Avesh Khan to Hales, 1 run, Maxi drops a skier. He's having a horrible tournament, not amongst the runs and now puts down a sitter. Hales miscues the pull, gets it high on the bat and sends it high into the night sky. Maxi from deep square leg, runs in and slides with both hands cupped. Straight in and out, embarrasses himself and DEL
1.3
4
Avesh Khan to Hales, FOUR, Hales is aware of the field. Perhaps realised another short ball was coming. Moved away to the leg-side, opened himself up and ramps it over short third man
1.2
0
Avesh Khan to Hales, no run, pulls and misses this time. More venom and hike in pace from Avesh on this bumper. Goes sniffing past Hales's helmet
1.1
4
Avesh Khan to Hales, FOUR, lousy beginning from Avesh. Whangs in a short ball on leg-stump line, forgets the fine leg is inside the circle. Easy picking for Hales, swivels across and helps it over the man at 45. Didn't get it off the middle but enough to clear the fielder

Avesh Khan, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Team batting 1st setting 150+ targets:
Win: 15
Lost: 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.

0.6
0
Boult to Dhawan, no run, goes short outside off, Dhawan standing tall forces it to point. Just a solitary run from the over. Tidy start from Boult
0.5
0
Boult to Dhawan, no run, bends his back and digs it short, look at that carry. Whew! Dhawan thought about ramping it over the keeper but it kicked off rapidly and he withdrew from the shot at the last moment
0.4
0
Boult to Dhawan, no run, 141kph, pitched up and wooes Dhawan into the mandatory drive. He prodded forward and drove, straight to extra cover
0.3
1
Boult to Hales, 1 run, Hales is off the mark. Languidly wades forward and drives an overpitched delivery just outside off to mid-off
0.2
0
Boult to Hales, no run, oops. Boult tumbles in his followthrough as he hurls this full ball that swung into the right-hander. Hales was neither forward nor back - defends it onto his pad and dribbles away to the off-side
0.1
0
Boult to Hales, no run, hint of shape back from this back of a length delivery on off, Hales stayed back and punched it with an open bat face to point

Hales and Dhawan are at the crease. Hales is on strike. Boult will open the attack