IPL live: Sunrisers Hyderabad stun Pune Warriors
Friday, Apr 5 2013 11:28PM IST
Hyderabad: Sunrisers Hyderabad had just got 126 runs on the board and their bowlers defended this total by performing brilliantly.
It was Steyn who took three three wickets off four deliveries to clinch the match.
Angelo earlier thought this to be a 160-170 pitch, Steyn would be the bowler look forward to.
Electing to field after winning the toss, PW bowled with discipline to restrict the hosts.
Making its debut in the IPL, the new Hyderabad franchise failed to post a huge score as their batsmen struggled against some fine bowling by Ashok Dinda, Bhuvaneswar Kumar and Rahul Sharma.
Sri Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera top scored for the home team with 30 off 18 balls. He hit three boundaries and the only six of the innings.
Dinda was the most successful bowler for PW, claiming two wickets for 39 in his four overs. Buvaneswar Kumar conceded only 17 runs in his four overs and claimed one wicket. Rahul Sharma was also impressive with the figures of 4-0-21-1. Yuvraj Singh bagged one wicket for eight runs in his two overs. Marlon Sameuls also got one wicket.
Earlier, Parthiv Patel and Akshath Reddy made a cautious start, adding 32 runs off 5.2 overs before Ashok Dina gave Pune Warriors the first breakthrough.
It was Patel who tried to give some momentum in the sixth year by hitting Samuels for two boundaries. However, the left hander did not last as he tried to hit Dinda
Pune Warriors India captain won the toss and elected to field against Sunrisers Hyderabad in an Pepsi Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here Friday.
Pune Warriors: Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey, Ross Taylor, Yuvraj Singh, Marlon Samuels, Angelo Mathews (captain), Mitchell Marsh, Abhishek Nayar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashok Dinda, Rahul Sharma
Sunrisers Hyderabad:Akshath Reddy, Parthiv Patel, Kumar Sangakkara (captain), Cameron White, Hanuma Vihari, Thisara Perera, Ravi Teja, Amit Mishra, Ashish Reddy, Dale Steyn, Ishant Sharma