Dinesh Karthik 6(7); |
Avesh Khan* 1.1-0-7-1; | Liam Plunkett 1-0-6-0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman 10(5); |
Basil Thampi* 2.2-0-14-2; | Siddarth Kaul 4-0-25-0
Irrespective of the toss, HYD should just start bowling as soon as the umpire calls 'play' At least that way we will see more early finishes and less panic. Not that anyone anticipates such moments, but blimey! HYD have a factory of bowlers. Fast, spin, medium pace doesn't matter. They just have the 'know-how' to pick wickets. And when you have bowlers like that, Williamson can snuggle his pillow and stop turning up for batting practice. Absolutely brimming with confidence, the HYD side. Righto! That's that for tonight. Tomorrow we have DEL taking on KOL. A must win for DEL. Do join us for that in few hours time. Until then, good night and goodbye from Raju Peethala, Sagar Chawla, Pradeep Krishnamurthy, Srivathsa, Varun Dixit and our scorer Shashikant Singh. Cheers!!
All out totals after a 50+ opening stand119 PUN v HYD, Hyderabad, 2018 (55)154 PUN v GUJ, Rajkot, 2016 (65)154 GUJ v HYD, Kanpur, 2017 (111)161 GUJ v PUNE, Pune, 2017 (55)165 HYD v BLR, Hyderabad, 2008 (101)173 MUM v DEL, Mumbai WS, 2014 (87)Best figures in losing causes in T20 League6/19 A Zampa v HYD, 20165/14 A Rajpoot v HYD, 20185/16 J Faulkner v HYD, 20135/19 S Narine v PUN, 20125/21 M Patel v PUN, 2011
Ankit Rajpoot - the best bowling [5/14] figures by an uncapped player in T20 League - gets the Man of the Match award: It isn't an easy job. Everyone practice hard and we practice a lot before the games. The wicket was offering a bit of help early on and I made sure I used my variations and hit the right lengths. I had planned early on about which areas to bowl and it all worked out well. It was my day today and thankfully I got a fifer. (*Roughly translated from Hindi*)
Williamson, HYD skipper: We haven't really played on surfaces that are 180s and 190s. We wanted more from our batters, and today 150-160 would have been a competitive total. The Punjab bowled really, really well, but the boys fought really hard. It's nice to be able to defend these totals. We didn't bowl well in the powerplay, but we did well to squeeze it towards the end. We want to be a little bit smarter with the bat. It's about getting 145s and 155s on these kind of surfaces. Competitive totals on these kind of surfaces. The bowlers have been operating very well, they know their roles very well. We are fortunate with our bowling depth. Very lucky to have the local talent. Some good tough decisions to make going into the next few matches. You always want more, but the boys have been fantastic in the way they fought with the ball especially on this kind of a pitch. We want to maintain the same trend for the rest of the tournament. Yes! (it is a difficult surface to bat)
Rashid Khan: It was tough to come back after those two bad games (against CHN and PUN). It's a part of cricket, the team support was amazing, they just told me to go there and enjoy myself. I don't know (about the plan to bowl him after the powerplay), it's up to the skipper, whenever he wanted me to bowl, I was ready. Getting KL's wicket was great, he's a class player, one of my favourites, the plan was to bowl wicket-to-wicket, mix up my lengths. It gives a lot of confidence defending small totals, with our bowling - we can defend any total, the guys did a wonderful job in the last two games. The fielding was excellent, but we need more runs from the batsmen. The wickets in the last two games wasn't easy, in the next few games, I think they will get more runs.
Ashwin - From where we were we should have really put this game away. It is disappointing. It was not the greatest of wickets and we succumbed to it. These losses can happen in this format and these sort of games do happen in T20 League, we have to move on. We need to address our fielding. It is always difficult to catch under the lights but there are no excuses, we are professional cricketers and we have to put it behind and work harder. This 7 days gap is good for us, we will try to regroup and come back stronger. Rashid bowled really well, he is a world class bowler and we lost wickets against him in the middle overs.
23:37 Local Time, 18:07 GMT, 23:37 IST: At 55/0, PUN were cruising, but then Rashid Khan found a way to sneak through Rahul's defences and that's it...Out of nowhere, the pitch started looking like a minefield, at least PUN batters definitely made it seem like one; They kept playing rash shots and gifted wickets in clusters, and the result? Lost 10 wickets for 64 runs and missed out on claiming the top spot in the table. Rashid Khan was too good. A lot of credit must go to Williamson, who despite defending a low total, held back Rashid for the latter stages. And that, I guess, made a massive difference. The rest of the bowlers garnished Rashid's efforts and vindicated the tag of the 'best bowling side' of this T20 League.
Basil Thampi to Rajpoot, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!
15 needed of 6. KW turns to Thampi. Can he? Can he?
KW has a word with his bowler
Mujeeb Ur Rahman, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Rashid Khan to Ashwin, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Rashid Khan [3.0-0-9-2] is back into the attack
S Kaul to Barinder, THAT'S OUT!! Run Out!!
Siddarth Kaul [2.0-0-15-0] is back into the attack
36 required from 24. At the moment, HYD bowlers are making that 36 look like 63. The crowd have found their voice
Barinder Sran, left handed bat, comes to the crease
Sandeep Sharma to Andrew Tye, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!
Andrew Tye has been given out lbw. He reviews straightaway. Legal delivery. No inside edge. Umpire's call on hitting. Just shaving the top of leg peg. OUT.
Andrew Tye, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Time-out! From 55/0 to 92/6, the story of PUN. They now need 41 off 27 with no recognised batsman left in the tank
Sandeep Sharma to Manoj Tiwary, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Replays in: Karun Nair got an inside edge on that. It was caught at first slip neatly and that's why he didn't review. The umpire though adjudged it lbw
Sandeep Sharma [3.0-0-11-0] is back into the attack
42 needed from the last 5 overs
Ravichandran Ashwin, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Shakib to Finch, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Manoj Tiwary, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Rashid Khan to Nair, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!
Foreign spinners with most T20 League wkts:103 S Narine63 M Muralitharan57 S Warne53 I Tahir50 Shakib
Aaron Finch, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Shakib to Mayank Agarwal, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Shakib Al Hasan [1.0-0-6-0] is back into the attack
And here he comes with a slip in place
Rashid Khan [1.0-0-3-1] is back into the attack
Siddarth Kaul [1.0-0-9-0] is back into the attack
66 from 60
Shakib Al Hasan, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack
Karun Nair, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Basil Thampi to Gayle, THAT'S OUT!! Caught&Bowled!!
One slip for Mayank
Mayank Agarwal, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Rashid Khan to Rahul, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!
Gayle - Rahul opening stands so far96 v CHN53 v HYD116 v KOL54* v HYD
Rashid Khan, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack
Round the wicket to Gayle
Basil Thampi, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
Siddarth Kaul, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
Cacophony of whistles in the crowd
Slightly subdued approach from these two
Deep mid-wicket and long-off are the ones back for Nabi. Slip in place too
Mohammad Nabi, right-arm off break, comes into the attack
Gayle vs Sandeep, who's had a fair bit of success against the Jamaican
Rahul and Gayle are at the crease. Rahul is on strike. Sandeep Sharma will open the attack