LIVE SCORE | RPS vs SRH | IPL 2016 | VISAKHAPATNAM
Rising Pune Supergiants innings
Pune Supergiants 133/8 lose to Sunrisers Hyderabad by 4 runs.
19.6 overs: WICKET! Nehra bowled full on off, Zampa slashed hard. The edge was travelling fast the right of Ojha. He dived and cupped the ball. Adam Zampa c Ojha b Nehra 0 (1b 0x4 0x6).
19.5 overs: WICKET! Dhoni is out. MS Dhoni run out 30 (20b 1x4 2x6).
19.3 overs: WICKET! Perera swung hard and sent the ball high up in the air but it didn't cover the distance. Henriques took an easy catch at the edge of the inner circle. Thisara Perera c Henriques b Nehra 17 (13b 0x4 1x6).
19 overs: 8 runs off Mustafizur's over. Rising Pune Supergiants 124/5 (14 runs required from 6 balls).
18 overs: Good over for Pune Supergiants. 15 runs off it. Bhuvi was hit for a SIX and a FOUR in by Perera and Dhoni respectively. Rising Pune Supergiants 116/5 (22 runs required from 12 balls).
17 overs: Excellent over by Mustafizur. Just 5 runs. Dhoni didn't take any risk in the over. He knows it's a big risk against Mustafizur. Rising Pune Supergiants 96/5 (42 runs required from 24 balls). Perera 2 (2b 0x4 0x6), Dhoni 9 (8b 0x4 1x6), Sran 4-0-26-1, Nehra 3-0-20-1.
16.4 overs: 100 up for Pune Supergiants.
16 overs: 10 runs off Sran's over. Dhoni smacked a SIX over long-off in the over. Rising Pune Supergiants 96/5 (42 runs required from 24 balls). Perera 2 (2b 0x4 0x6), Dhoni 9 (8b 0x4 1x6), Sran 4-0-26-1, Nehra 3-0-20-1.
15 overs: Successful over by Nehra. Just 6 runs and he got the wicket of Tiwary. Rising Pune Supergiants 86/5 (52 runs required from 30 balls).
14.6 overs: WICKET! Nehra removes Tiwary, who hit him a cracking FOUR on the previous ball. Bowled short, Tiwary couldn't get below the ball and it looped in the air before Dhawan took an easy catch at mid-wicket. Sourabh Tiwary c Dhawan b Nehra 9 (10b 1x4 0x6).
14 overs: Good over by Sran. He gave just 4 runs and also dismissed Ashwin, who was set and scoring well. Rising Pune Supergiants 80/4 (58 runs required from 36 balls).
13.2 overs: WICKET! Brilliant catch by Naman Ojha down the leg side. Ashwin has to go back. Sran gets the wicket. Ashwin played a good knock. Ravichandran Ashwin c Naman Ojha b Sran 29 (25b 3x4 0x6).
13 overs: Ashwin is doing well now. He is moving around the crease and forcing the Sunrisers bowlers to err in their line. He is getting boundaries for his team. 8 runs off Mustafizur's over. Rising Pune Supergiants 76/3 (62 runs required from 42 balls). Ashwin 27 (23b 3x4 0x6), Tiwary 3 (4b 0x4 0x6), Mustafizur 2-0-13-0, Henriques 3-0-20-1.
12 overs: Successful over by Henriques. 8 runs came off it and he provided the wicket of Bailey. Rising Pune Supergiants 68/3 (70 runs required from 48 balls).
11.6 overs: WICKET! Bailey is out. Henriques provides the breakthrough. Pune Supergiants needed him to bat longer. George Bailey c Nehra b Henriques 34 (40b 3x4 1x6).
11 overs: Sran missed an easy run out. They could have Bailey back in the dug out. 8 runs off the over with the help of a FOUR by Ashwin. Rising Pune Supergiants 60/2 (78 runs required from 54 balls).
10 overs: 5 runs off Mustafizur's first over. Pune should be happy to get those runs. They have batted too carefully today. Need to charge now. Rising Pune Supergiants 52/2 (86 runs required from 60 balls). Ashwin 10 (15b 0x4 0x6), Bailey 30 (34b 3x4 1x6), Mustafizur 1-0-5-0, Henriques 2-0-12-0.
9 overs: Bailey is driving the scorecard for Pune Supergiants at the moment. It is not clear why Ashwin was promoted up the order. 7 runs off the over. Rising Pune Supergiants 47/2 (91 runs required from 11 overs).
8 overs: That one was good for Pune Supergiants. Yuvraj was hit for a SIX by Bailey. 10 runs off the over. Rising Pune Supergiants 40/2 (98 runs required from 12 overs).
7 overs: Henriques into attack. Gave 5 singles in the over. Rising Pune Supergiants 30/2 (108 runs required from 13 overs). Bailey 16 (23b 2x4 0x6), Ashwin 2 (8b 0x4 0x6), Henriques 1-0-5-0, Sran 1-0-5-0.
6 overs: Sran erred once in the over to concede a FOUR, otherwise he did well. Just 5 off the over. Rising Pune Supergiants 25/2 (113 runs required from 14 overs). This is the lowest powerplay over in this IPL.
5 overs: Another excellent over by Bhuvi. He is bowling extremely well today. Just 1 run of the over and he dismissed Bailey but umpire couldn't spot that edge. Rising Pune Supergiants 20/2 (118 runs required from 15 overs).
4 overs: A bit expensive but Sunrisers got an important wicket in the over. Khawaja hit two consecutive FOURs in the over. But he got himself run out. 10 runs off Nehra's over. Rising Pune Supergiants 19/2 (119 runs required from 16 overs).
3.6 overs: WICKET! Khawaja just started to play shots and he got run out. Wanted two runs but couldn't reach in time. Usman Khawaja run out 11 (8b 2x4 0x6).
3 overs: Another good over Bhuvi. Kept it tight and provided no room to free arms. Just 4 runs. Rising Pune Supergiants 9/1 (129 runs required from 17 overs).
2 overs: Good over by Nehra. Just 4 runs off it. Provided width to Bailey on the last ball and was hit for FOUR. Rising Pune Supergiants 5/1.
1 overs: Excellent over by Bhuvi. Wicket-Maiden. One run came through leg-bye. Rising Pune Supergiants 1/1 (137 runs required from 19 overs).
0.3 over: WICKET! That was a beautiful delivery by Bhuvi. Bowled in the wickets, it swung away from the back of the length and took Rahane's edge. Ajinkya Rahane c Ojha b Kumar 0 (3b 0x4 0x6).
Field is set. Rahane and Khawaja have marked their guards. Bhuvneshwar has the ball.
Sunrisers Hyderabad have good bowlers in their attack. It won't be cakewalk for Pune Supergiants. They will have to bat carefully. 138 is a small target but it needs to be achieved. You won't get it as a gift.
Sunrisers Hyderabad innings
20 overs: Sunrisers Hyderabad score 137 for 8.
19.6 overs: WICKET! Sixth wicket for Zampa. Amazing effort. Bhuvneshwar swung at the ball and it went high up in the air. Tiwary took the catch long-on boundary. Bhuvneshwar Kumar c Tiwary b Zampa 1 (2b 0x4 0x6).
19.4 overs: WICKET! Zampa completes his five-wicket haul. First of the season. Naman Ojha goes back. Naman Ojha b Zampa 7 (5b 1x4 0x6).
19.2 overs: WICKET! Fourth wicket for Zampa. Hooda hit a superb SIX on the previous ball. Looked for another big hit but Zampa beat him. Deepak Hooda st †Dhoni b Zampa 14 (5b 0x4 2x6).
19 overs: Good over for Sunrisers. 15 runs off Dinda's over. Deepak Hooda hit a SIX and Naman Ojha a FOUR in the over. Sunrisers Hyderabad 129/5.
18 overs: Excellent over by Zampa. Three runs and two wickets. Sunrisers Hyderabad 114/5.
17.5 overs: WICKET! Two in two for Zampa. Same bowler, same fielder. Henriques hit it straight down Bhatia's throat at long-off. Moises Henriques c Bhatia b Zampa 10 (8b 1x4 0x6).
17.4 overs: WICKET! Zampa gets another wicket. Williamson looked to hit over cover but Bhatia covered a lot of distance to take that catch at long-off. Kane Williamson c Bhatia b Zampa 31 (37b 3x4 0x6).
17 overs: 12 runs off Perera's over. Williamson and Henriques hit a FOUR each in the over. Sunrisers Hyderabad 111/3.
16 overs: Successful over. Just 3 runs and Zampa dismissed Yuvraj, who was getting dangerous. Sunrisers Hyderabad 99/3.
15.2 overs: WICKET! Zampa has ended Yuvraj's cameo. Looked to go for another SIX but couldn't time it well. Yuvraj Singh c Tiwary b Zampa 23 (21b 1x4 2x6).
15 overs: Another big over. Yuvraj is on fire. Hit Perera for a SIX and a FOUR. 14 off it. Sunrisers Hyderabad 96/2.
14 overs: Expensive over. Yuvraj hit a SIX and Williamson hit a FOUR in the over. 12 runs off Bhatia's over. Sunrisers Hyderabad 82/2.
13 overs: Superb over by Ashwin. Just 1 runs. Kept Yuvraj tied to one end. Sunrisers Hyderabad 70/2.
12 overs: Pune Supergiants have bowled really well today. Whenever there is a wicket, they follow it up with economical overs. Bhatia gave 3 in the over. Sunrisers Hyderabad 69/2.
11 overs: Successful over by Ashwin. Just 3 runs and he got Dhawan's wicket in the over. Sunrisers Hyderabad 66/2.
10.2 overs: WICKET! Ashwin dismissed Dhawan. Saw Dhawan stepping out and pulled ball back. Dhawan was nowhere near the ball but hoicked it in the air. Tiwary takes an easy catch at the long-on boundary. Shikhar Dhawan c Tiwary b Ashwin 33 (27b 2x4 2x6).
10 overs: Good over for Sunrisers. Dhawan collected 12 runs off Bhatia. Hit a SIX in the over. Sunrisers Hyderabad 63/1.
9 overs: Another 6-run over by Ashwin. Williamson collected a FOUR in the over. Sunrisers Hyderabad 51/1.
8 overs: Spinner from the other end too. Adam Zampa bowled nicely. Just 5 runs. Sunrisers Hyderabad 45/1.
7 overs: Right after Powerplay, Dhoni brought Ashwin into attack. An average over. 6 runs came off it. Sunrisers Hyderabad 40/1.
6 overs: Finally some runs for Sunrisers. Dhawan hit RP for a SIX and a FOUR in the over to collect 13 runs. Sunrisers Hyderabad 34/1. Dhawan 18 (15b 2x4 1x6), Williamson 3 (7b 0x4 0x6), RP Singh 3-0-23-1, Dinda 3-0-11-0.
5 overs: Outstanding over by Dinda. Just 2 runs off it. Pune Supergiants have gagged Sunrisers today. Sunrisers Hyderabad 21/1.
4 overs: Excellent over by RP Singh. Just 1 run off the over and he dismissed the dangerous Warner. Sunrisers Hyderabad 19/1.
3.2 overs: WICKET! RP Singh gets Warner. Big wicket for Pune Supergiants. David Warner c Dhoni b Singh 11 (14b 0x4 1x6).
3 overs: Another good over by Dinda. Shikhar played as superb shot on the last ball to collect a FOUR. Otherwise, Dinda allowed no easy balls. 7 runs off the over. Sunrisers Hyderabad 18/0.
2 overs: The moment you allow Warner some room, expect a big shot. RP Singh bowled on outside off and Warner smashed him over cover for SIX. 9 runs off the over. Sunrisers Hyderabad 11/0.
1 over: Good over to start the match. Dinda gave just 2 runs. Sunrisers Hyderabad 2/0.
Sunrisers Hyderabad openers Shikhar Dhawan and David Warner are ready to face Ashoke Dinda. Lets' go.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: D Warner, S Dhawan, K Williamson, Y Singh, M Henriques, D Hooda, N Ojha, B Kumar, B Sran, A Nehra, Mustafizur Rahman.
Rising Pune Supergaints: A Rahane, U Khawaja, S Tiwary, MS Dhoni, T Perera, G Bailey, R Bhatia, R Ashwin, A Zampa, A Dinda, RP Singh.
Toss: Sunrisers Hyderabad win toss and opted to bat first against Rising Pune Supergiants.
Stats: Sunrisers Hyderabad has the best economy rate among all teams in the Powerplays -- 6.44.
Stats: David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan have put together three fifty-plus stands - 137*, 90 and 85 - in winning causes this season.
We are only 20 minutes away from the toss.
Good evening everyone. Welcome to the 40th match of the IPL 2016. This match is between the teams which occupy the two extreme ends of the points table. While Sunrisers are second from the top, Pune Supergiants are second from the bottom.
Rising Pune Supergiants: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (C), Ankit Sharma, Baba Aparajith, Murugan Ashwin, Ravichandran Ashwin, George Bailey, Ankush Bains, Rajat Bhatia, Scott Boland, Deepak Chahar, Ashok Dinda, Peter Handscombe, usman Khawaja, Albie Morkel, Ishwar Pandey, Irfan Pathan, Thisara Perera, Ajinkya Rahane, Ishant Sharma, RP Singh, Saurabh Tiwary, Adam Zampa.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (C), Ashish Reddy, Ricky Bhui, Bipul Sharma, Trent Boult, Ben Cutting, Shikhar Dhawan, Moises Henriques, Deepak Hooda, Siddarth Kaul, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Abhimanyu Midtun, Eoin Morgan, Mustafizur Rahman, Ashish Mehra, Naman Ojha, Vijay Shanker, Karn Sharma, Barinder Sran, T Suman, Aditya Tare, Kane Williamson, Yuvraj Singh.
It will be a battle of survival for struggling Rising Pune Supergiants when they lock horns against formidable title-contenders Sunrisers Hyderabad in an Indian Premier League match.
With just three wins out of 10 games, Pune is placed at a lowly sixth spot in the points table, while Hyderabad have been a dominating force in this edition with six wins and three losses to capture the second spot.
For Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men, it has been a demoralising journey so far as apart from three wins against -- Mumbai Indians, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Daredevils -- they have failed to trouble other teams, losing four matches at their home ground in Pune itself.
Dhoni also have been left with a depleted side after a spate of injuries which led to the return of Faf du Plessis, Kevin Pietersen, Steven Smith and Mitchell Marsh.
Though Pakistani-born Australian batsman Usman Khawaja and former Aussie captain George Bailey joined the side, they have not been able to make much of a difference so far and the Sanjeev Goenka-owned team will need desperately need to do something to keep themselves afloat.
The Supergiants have been affected by the lack of qualify bowlers, who can restrict the opponents. None of their bowlers figure in the top 15 wicket-takers list this season.
Among batsmen, it has been left to Ajinkya Rahane to do the job as he has scored 417 runs so far and is placed at the third spot in highest run-getters list.
With the team needing to win every match from here on to stay in the hunt, Dhoni and his boys know very well that any slip up now and they can safely say goodbye to the tournament.
Hyderabad, on the other hand, have been riding on a wave of success with their latest win being against two-time winner and defending champions Mumbai Indians by 85 runs last night at the ACA-VDCA stadium here.
The Sunrisers have been driven by the batting prowess of skipper David Warner, who is placed at the second position in top-scorers list with 458 runs with five fifties so far.
Shikhar Dhawan too has taken the responsibility and complemented his captain in the opening slot.
Australian all-rounder Moises Henriques too has proved to be an important cog in Sunrisers' wheels with some crucial contributions.
Having returned to the side after recovering from an ankle injury, Yuvraj Singh too is slowly getting into the groove.
Hyderabad's bowling unit too have worked like a well-oiled machine with their formidable pace battery of Ashish Nehra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Bangladesh's Mustafizur Rahman and Barinder Sran doing the job for the team.