On a Super Sunday of low scoring matches, the highest score was 130 in the two matches played at Pune and Hyderabad. But the day saw a Super over finish in the second match when RCB and SH were tied on 130 runs. Cameron White and Perera proved better than Gayle and Kohli, while finally Steyn vs Gayle show saw Steyn taking his team to second consecutive win.
Touted as the match between Steyn and Gayle, Vihari of Hyderabad made the Super Sunday as day of IPL debutants grabbing the Player of the match. Even the first match of the day had seen IPL debutant grabbing the MOM.
Gayle vs Steyn Show
Much awaited Steyn vs Gayle show could produce only 1 ball of 1 run. In between unknown Hanuman Vihari became the hero sending Gayle back on 7th ball of the match. Since then RCB struggled, and even Sunrisers Hyderabad somehow managed to tie the match. But in Super over a different Cameron White took guard and RCB faced 4th loss in 5 matches at Hyderabad ground.
Steyn and Gayle met again in Super Over, where Steyn won the match for his team saving 21 runs, but Gayle did hit a six.
Super Over: Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 5 runs
Sunrisers batsmen were Perera, Cameron White and Sangakkar to face Vinay Kumar from RCB.
RCB batsmen were Gayle, Dilshan and Kohli to face Steyn from Sunrisers.
Sunrisers 6 balls
- 1st ball Perera takes a single on a no ball. 2/0.
White takes a single. 3/0
2nd ball Perera takes a single. 4/0
3rd ball White hits a very timely six. 10/0
4th ball White takes a Couple. 12/0
5th ball Another six from White. 18/0
6th ballWhite takes a couple. 20/0.
RCBs 6 balls
- 1st ball Gayle takes a couple. 2/0
2nd ball Gayle takes a single. 3/0
3rd ball Kohli gets a boundary. 7/0
4th ball Kohli takes a single. 8/0
5th ball Gayle hits a six. 14/0
6th ball Gayle gets a a single. 15/0.
- Debutant Hanuman Vihari got the Man of the Match award for his unbeaten 44 runs, as well as Innovative Thinker award for taking wicket of Gayle.
50+ wicket takers in IPL: Amit Mishra (78), Vinay Kumar (65), Dale Steyn (63)
Final Score: 130/8 (RCB), 130/7 (SH)
6 overs: 40/2 (RCB), 37/2 (SH)
10 overs 55/3 (RCB), 56/3 (SH)
50 runs: 9.2 ov (RCB), 8.3 ov (SH)
100 runs: 16.2 ov (RCB), 16.1 ov (SH)
6s/4s: 1/11 (RCB), 1/7 (SH)
Best Bowling: 18/1 (Muralitharan) 14/2 (Henriques) (RCB), 15/1 (Amit Mishra), 21/1 (Perera) (SH)
Best Batting: 46 (Kohli), 44 (Henriques) (RCB), 44* (Hanuman Vihari) (SH)
Kohli lected to bat first but they could score only 130/7. Gayle departed on the second ball he faced, but not on Steyn’s ball but on debutant Vihari’s debut IPL ball in the 2nd over. That is the only over he bowled in the match giving 5 runs. Steyn overall went for runs giving 37/1 but he made up for that by taking Hyderabad to victory against Gayle and Kohli in the Super Over. Amit Mishra (15/1) was the pick of the bowlers, while Perera came good with 21/1. Ishant Sharma did maximim damage with 27/3, while Ashish Reddy had 7/1.
Captain Kohli (46 runs on 44 balls with a six and 5 boundaries) and Henriques, replacement for Christian, (40-ball 44 runs with 5 boundaries) were the only two players to get into double digits. Gayle (1), Dilshan (5), Karuna Nair (9), Mayank Agarwal (7), Arun Karthik (0), Vinay Kumar (7) could not do much. Kartik and Unadkat remained unbeaten on 2 and 1, respectively.
Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Chase
The pitch was tricky but Hyderabad has no batsman to count for even for a low chase. This was evident again when as their key batsmen Sangakkara (17-ball 16 runs) and White (9-ball 5 runs) failed again, even Perera could contribute only 7 runs. While Parthiv Patel could score only 2 runs, P Reddy (23 runs of 21 balls with 2 boundaries), Ashish Reddy with 12-ball 14 runs with a six were the key players who helped Vihari (46-ball unbeaten 44 runs with 2 boundaries) to grab a tie. Amit Mishra was run out without facing a ball being slow to finish the third run, while Steyn scored 3 runs in 3 balls in the last over.
RCBs best economic bowlers were Muralitharan (18/1) and Henriques (14/2 in 3 overs). But while Unadkat (24/2) took key wickets of Sangakkara and Perera, Vinay Kumar was again their best death bowler with 27/1 that included giving only 6 runs in the last over to get a tie. Although in the Super over he was taken to pieces by Cameron White.