Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Sunrisers Hyderabad up to an exciting 4-wicket win over Trinidad

All-rounder Thisara Perera pulled Sunrisers Hyderabad up to an exciting 4-wicket win over Trinidad & Tobago as he helped them complete a dramatic chase at the PCA Stadium on Tuesday night. Having secured 135 in their previous game, Trinidad & Tobago mounted another stiff challenge to guard a much more impressive 160 against the Sunrisers. But the bigger total proved harder to protect.
Sunrisers' chase was off to a rocky start. Starter Parthiv Patel (17) was first dropped, then rattled by a strike on the helmet, and finally out on the first delivery bowled by Narine. Dhawan (23) was next when he played vapidly back to medium-pacer Navin Stewart for a simple caught and bowled. 

JP Duminy (17) was run out – Stewart coming into the picture again with a deadly straight hit from fine-leg – and Narine had Hanuma Vihari (13) stumped to leave Hyderabad struggling on 95/4 in the 14th. 

Perera then launched into a wonderful assault on Emrit, mowing the seamer for sixes over mid-wicket. Ravi Rampaul was biffed over the leg-side field, only for Lendl Simmons to tip the ball over the ropes in a valiant attempt to catch it. It all came unstuck for the West Indian side in the 17th over as Emrit leaked 23 runs – a dropped catch of Darren Sammy (15) and a couple of no-balls not helping his cause.
Earlier, Shikhar Dhawan won the toss and saw his team let him down badly as misfields and dropped catches added at least 20 runs to the total. After opener Lendl Simmons was caught behind off Dale Steyn on the 1st ball of the innings, the Brian Lara lookalike Darren Bravo (66, 44b) smashed 4 sixes and 5 fours, leading from the front in a Champion league series of partnerships.

Score Details

Trinidad and Tobago-160/8 (20 overs)
Highest Score
D Bravo -66(44)

Hyderabad- 164/6 (19.3)
T Perera -57(32)

Best Bowling
S Narine- 4 Over 9 Runs 4 Wickets

Player of the match
T Perera 

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