IPL Live Cricket Score, GL vs SRH: Sunrisers Hyderabad need to win to secure a place in the play-offs when they face Gujarat Lions, who are out of the reckoning and have nothing-to-lose.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) Season 10 finds itself in such a situation where one team has qualified, with four others’ fates are to be decided, while three are already out of the running. Among the four hopefuls are Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), whose match with already-out Gujarat Lions (GL) could be a difficult one to deal with, since the rivals are playing without any pressure. SRH however can’t afford to lose, with three other sides still fighting it out for the top slots. SRH have 15 points from 13 matches, leaving them on the edge of a very testing abyss, where their fortunes could teeter and fall over, or they could be back on solid ground. (LIVE SCORECARD)
16:34 IST: Ishan Kishan and Dwayne Smith are building a solid platform for Gujarat Lions.
16:25 IST: Six and a four! Smith changing gears as Nabi is being taken to the cleaners.
16:21 IST: Four! Full length delivery from Kishan, Smith hits the ball straight down the ground for a boundary. Bottom hand comes into play for the West Indian.
16:20 IST: Four! Two in two for Kishan, full delivery from Siraj, Kishan slams the ball straight down the ground for a boundary.
16:19 IST: Four! Wide from Siraj, Kishan dismisses the ball for a boundary.
16:18 IST: Brilliant first over by Mohammad Nabi, gives away only two runs.
16:13 IST: Four! Boundary to end the Siddharth Kaul over. Ishan Kishan is at his best.
16:12 IST: Six! Short from Siddharth Kaul, Kishan pulls and top edges the ball for his second maximum.
16:08 IST: Six! Short from Siraj on the leg side, Kishan pulls the ball over deep square leg boundary for the first maximum.
16:03 IST: Four! Length delivery from Bhuvi, Kishan defends, ball takes an edge to roll towards the third man boundary.
16:02 IST: Four! Dwayne Smith cuts Kumar handsomely for the first boundary.
16:00 IST: First ball, back of a length delivery from Bhuvaneshwar, Dwayne Smith negotiates the ball.
15:59 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar leading the bowling attack for Hyderabad.
15:58 IST: Dwayne Smith and Ishan Kishan are opening the batting for Gujarat Lions.
15:33 IST: Team Changes -- For Gujarat, Praveen Kumar and Munaf Patel replace Dhawal Kulkarni and Basil Thampi. For Hyderabad, Deepak Hooda comes in for Yuvraj Singh.
15:31 IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad captain wins toss, elects to field vs Gujarat Lions.
15:13 IST: Hello and welcome to the live blog of the match between Gujarat Lions and Sunrisers Hyderabad at Kanpur.
With this kind of a scenario, the defending champions will need both Orange Cap holder, skipper David Warner, and the Purple Cap wearing Bhuvneshwar Kumar, as well as all the others, to get their act together and push hard for a decisive win. Easier said than done against Suresh Raina-led GL, who will be playing for a lot of hurt pride.