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162/7 (20)
168/2 (19.1)
SRH won by 8 wickets
Player of the match: Kane Williamson
 
Right then. The Orange Army go marching on and seal a win against the only side that was undefeated in the tournament so far. Not anymore though. They've still dangling third-last on the points table with a four-point lead ahead of the bottom two sides. Speaking of which, the Chennai Super Kings will go head-to-head against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in tomorrow's contest. That contest rarely disappoints, does it? Will the defending champions find their first win tomorrow, or will the RCB juggernaut continue to demolish all the sides in their stride? Tune in tomorrow to find out. Same place, same time. Until then, this is Pratyush Rohra, signing off on behalf of my co-commentator, Sooryanarayanan Sesha. Buh-bye for now! 
Kane Williamson (Sunrisers Hyderabad Captain and Player of the Match): yeah, the pitch was a bit different. A very good game of cricket. We were pretty good with the ball, and so were there. It was a par total on the board. It was hard to get a rhythm. They certainly have a very good bowling attack so for us it was just trying to build partnerships throughout which we managed to do. All in all, a great game of cricket. And for us, great to see more signs of improvement. (On the bowling performance) It was good to see the guys executing their roles. Just getting a little bit clearer as the tournament goes on and naturally, there are always a number of challenges when you're playing against the best in the world. You're always put under pressure but the execution was largely very good today and we adjusted nicely that sort of stood up a bit. It was quite tough to hit through the line. It was a pretty fair game of cricket and if you could pick up wickets throughout, you could make life a bit difficult. It was nice to build partnerships and get over the line. (On Tripathi's injury) Hopefully, it's minor and he recovers quickly. Looked like a cramp. Unfortunately, Washington Sundar's picked up an injury as well. Not sure how he's doing but hopefully they both recover well. (On his innings) I just look at the options and try to hit them as best as you can. Have to work with your partner at the other end too. It's just about guys trying to get out and contribute as much as they can to the team with their performance. We've seen a variety of surfaces already throughout the competition, so we have to keep trying to adjust with bat and ball and play some nice cricket. Today was a nice performance towards it.
Nicholas Pooran (Sunrisers Hyderabad): We didn't have much dew at all. We just had to learn from our mistakes in the past and had to build partnerships. The wicket was a bit two-paced - the ball was sticking a bit in the surface. We knew that the guys had to stay until the end and not do anything stupid. (On the secret behind his success) Pure hard work - I try to improve every single day. Fortunately we have some amazing coaches with whom I've had some amazing conversations. Brian (Lara) is here and you can't find anyone better to have great conversations. (What can SRH improve upon?) Definitely starting well. In saying that, I think we restricted them well. Despite the dropped catches I felt 162 on that wicket was far less and our bowlers did really well.
Hardik Pandya (Gujarat Titans Captain): I think batting-wise, maybe we were 7-10 runs short. Those 10 runs would have made a difference in the end. We had a good start with the ball but those two overs in the Powerplay brought them back into the game. (On the blow to his head) With all due respect I can't let a young gun get away with something right? (laughs). The IPL is tough so it kind of woke me up and it felt nice after that. They bowled well and stuck to their plan - there was varying bounce with their bowlers also having different heights. I didn't get that one shot I wanted. Our motto has always been the same which is to learn from our mistakes whatever the result is. We will have a good laugh and move on with our next game coming up in a couple of days' time so we have to get prepared for that.
Sunrisers Hyderabad - 168/2 (Kane Williamson 57 off 46, T Natarajan 2/34) beat the Gujarat Titans (Hardik Pandya off 42, Rashid Khan 1/28) by 8 wickets

The Sunrisers Hyderabad hand the Gujarat Titans their first loss of the tournament. With the kind of target they had on the board, it always felt under-par from the start. While Williamson and Abhishek got off to an ultra watchful start to invite some pressure on themselves, the batting order has scaled the target quite perfectly. A reprieve for Williamson ultimately proved to be quite costly for the Titans, as they decided not to go upstairs.

Things could have gone a different route from there, but Sharma added the much-needed impetus as he broke the shackles, while Tripathi and Williamson picked up from where he left off. Building solid partnerships to get to the target worked out quite well, as far as Hyderabad are concerned. Their captain getting amongst the runs again will be another welcome sign for the franchise, as they look to build from stride to stride. Plenty of positives for their bowling unit as well, almost in vintage SRH fashion. 

As for the Titans, there won't be any panic stations yet. However, this win does mean that they've dropped down to fifth place on the points table. Yep, that's how quickly things can change in this tournament. Their bowlers lacked their usual penetration this evening, while Wade's scratchy form will continue to be a cause of concern. Hardik continues to do the heavy lifting for his side but there will be some areas to address before they go into the next game. 

Another exciting encounter comes to an end. Stick around for the presentations. 
19.1 Darshan Nalkande to Nicholas Pooran, SIX! SEALED IN GRAND FASHION! A 'hit me' ball that sits up off a short length around leg stump, on his hips and Pooran swivels on the back foot to power it way into the second tier over backward square leg to pull the curtains down on this contest. Two in two now for the Orange Army and the Titans' unbeaten streak has come to a halt! Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Gujarat Titans by 8 wickets with 5 deliveries to spare!
Darshan Nalkande [2.0-0-16-0] is back into the attack
Right then. We do go into the final over of this contest. It'll be formalities to complete though. Sunrisers Hyderabad need 1 to win in the final over. Who will bowl it? Nalkande or Tewatia? It doesn't matter, most would think. 
19
overs
162 /2 score
1
1
1
4
1
4
runs
cricket bat icon Rahul Tripathi
17 (11)
cricket bat icon Nicholas Pooran
28 (17)
cricket bat icon Aiden Markram *
12 (8)
cricket ball icon Mohammed Shami
0 /32
18.6 Mohammed Shami to Aiden Markram, FOUR! BLAZED DOWN THE GROUND! Very full on the off stump as he gets the yorker wrong, Markram simply blasts it down the ground with a swing on the up as it rockets well past long on to the fence to level the scores!
18.5 Mohammed Shami to Nicholas Pooran, very full this time and shaping into the stumps, Pooran gets forward for a wristy pick up towards deep backward square leg for one.
Fortune favours the brave. Shami can only shake his head and have a wry smile about that one. SRH inch closer to handing GT their first loss in the tournament. Just one hit away now. 
18.4 Mohammed Shami to Nicholas Pooran, FOUR! OFF THE TOP EDGE! Dug short looking to tuck Pooran for room again on off stump, Pooran takes it on and turns in his crease as the ball flies off the top-edge and soars over the keeper's head before trickling to the ropes.
18.3 Mohammed Shami to Aiden Markram, good length slower delivery outside off, Markram makes a bit of room and slaps it powerfully towards sweeper cover. Three singles so far!
18.2 Mohammed Shami to Nicholas Pooran, around the wicket and dug into a short of a length radar on leg stump, Pooran is tucked for room as he clogs his swivel-pull backward of square and over the inner ring for a single.
18.1 Mohammed Shami to Aiden Markram, length delivery angling into off stump, Markram clears his front leg and heaves it flat towards deep mid-wicket for a lone run.
Mohammed Shami [3.0-0-20-0] is back into the attack
16 runs from that over. It should be the over that seals the same, really. We've seen funnier things happen in this sport. An SRH mess up from this stage would be right up there, if it happens. Almost a run a ball needed. The Titans would bite the hand that gives them the opportunity to take this game to the final over.
18
overs
150 /2 score
0
4
1w
6
1
2
1
runs
cricket bat icon Rahul Tripathi
17 (11)
cricket bat icon Nicholas Pooran
22 (14)
cricket bat icon Aiden Markram *
6 (5)
cricket ball icon Lockie Ferguson
0 /46
17.6 Lockie Ferguson to Aiden Markram, full and quick on off stump, eased with a flick towards long on for a single by Markram as the 150 comes up for Sunrisers Hyderabad!