Sunrisers Hyderabad beat the most beloved side Trinidad & Tobago in a Group B tie of the Champions League Twenty20 at Mohali. Catch all the highlights here: (Scorecard | Commentary)
00:22 (IST): QUOTES -
Thisara Perera - Man of the Match: I think every Sri Lankan will be watching this. I am really proud of the way I played. I got the bowling right as well
Shikhar Dhawan: It was a great game of cricket by both the sides. We did not field well and gave 8 to 10 runs extra. We dropped a couple of catches as well, we should have restricted them to under 150. (Thisara) Perera was amazing as he hit the ball cleanly and bowled really well too.
Denesh Ramdin: We were 10 runs short. We did not finish well. The last three balls in Steyn's last over were all dots and this is where we missed out. Thisara (Perera) is a dangerous batsman and (Darren) Sammy's cameo was a crucial one. (Sunil) Narine lacked support from other end.
00:08 (IST): That's it! Karan Sharma seals it with a huge six over mid wicket. Thisara Perera remains not out 57 to help Sunrisers Hyderabad register a four-wicket victory over Trinidad & Tobago at Mohali. Sunil Narine finished with four for nine but lacked support from other bowlers.
23:59 (IST): FIFTY! Thisara Perera scores his maiden fifty in Champions League Twenty20. Sunrisers need 17 from 11 deliveries.
23:58 (IST): WICKET! Sunil Narine removes Darren Sammy and Ashish Reddy in one over. Sunrisers need 19 from 12 deliveries.
23:45 (IST): Thisara Perera has kept Sunrisers Hyderabad in the game with some lusty blows. Sunrisers Hyderabad 117/4 (16 overs) against Trinidad & Tobago 160/8.
23:31 (IST): WICKET! Sunil Narine strikes again to get rid of Hanuma Vihari. Narine bowls a slower delivery outside off, Vihari misses and gets late in dragging back his feet on time. Denesh Ramdin does the rest. Sunrisers Hyderabad 95/4 (13.1 overs) against Trinidad & Tobago 160/8.
23:26 (IST): Rayad Emrit is getting expensive here. Thisara Perera hammers him for a six and a four as he concedes 12 runs in his second over. Sunrisers Hyderabad 95/3 (10 overs) against Trinidad & Tobago 160/8.
23:14 (IST): WICKET! JP Duminy has to go back. Duminy plays to fine leg but was not ready to change ends with Hanuma Vihari, who had already crossed half the pitch. Duminy gets too late to take off and Ravi Ravi Rampaul hits it directly at the non-striker's end. Sunrisers Hyderabad 70/3 (10.1 overs) against Trinidad & Tobago 160/8.
22:59 (IST): WICKET! Navin Stewart is on fire here. He gets a wicket by a slower delivery as Shikhar Dhawan fails to pick it while trying to work it on the leg side. Ends up popping a simple catch to bowler. Sunrisers Hyderabad 45/2 (6.2 overs) against Trinidad & Tobago 160/8.
22:50 (IST): WICKET! Sunil Narine strikes on his first delivery. Parthiv Patel cuts it straight to Navin Stewart at short third man. Sunrisers Hyderabad 35/1 (4.1 overs) against Trinidad & Tobago 160/8.
22:40 (IST): Parthiv Patel receives a blow by Rayad Emrit's bouncer. He is hit just below his left eye. Sunrisers Hyderabad 25/0 (3.3 overs) against Trinidad & Tobago.
22:28 (IST): Parthiv Patel dropped on the first ball. Parthiv top edges cut but Navin Stewart puts it down at backward point position. Trinidad and Tobago too could have had a wicket on the first delivery.
22:26 (IST): Sunrisers Hyderabad openers Shikhar Dhawan and Parthiv Patel are out their in the middle. Fast bowler Ravi Rampaul takes the new ball.
22:15 (IST): That's that! Trinidad & Tobago score 160/8 in their 20 overs. Darren Bravo top scores with 66 while Evin Lewis (22) and skipper Denesh Ramdin (21) score crucial runs. For Sunrisers Hyderabad, Thisara Perera, Darren Sammy and Ishant Sharma get two wickets each while Dale Steyn chips in with one.
22:00 (IST): Sunrisers Hyderabad are fielding poorly. They dropped two catches in the previous over of Darren Sammy. Trinidad & Tobago 139/5 (17.4 overs) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad.
21:55 (IST): WICKET! Darren Sammy strikes again and this it is Nicolas Pooran. Pooran looks to cut a short of length delivery but only manages to get an outside edge to keeper Parthiv Patel. Trinidad & Tobago 124/5 (16.2 overs) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad.
21:45 (IST): WICKET! Darren Sammy joins the party as he strikes to remove Jason Mohammed. Jason tries to slog a straight delivery but misses is completely. Trinidad & Tobago 110/4 (14.3 overs) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad.
21:41 (IST): WICKET! Darren Bravo departs after scoring 66. Ishant Sharma strikes after being hammered for a six and a four in the same over. This time he keeps a bit widish and lures Bravo into drive. The plot works as Bravo fails to keep it down and plays straight to Shikhar Dhawan at cover. Trinidad & Tobago 110/3 (13.5 overs) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad.
21:31 (IST): FIFTY! Darren Bravo scores his second fifty in the Champions League Twenty20. Trinidad & Tobago 89/2 (12 overs) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad.
21:22 (IST): Darren Bravo is looking in a very good touch and is not shy of punishing the bad deliveries. He and Jason Mohammed have added 24 runs for the third wicket. Trinidad & Tobago 73/2 (10 overs) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad.
21:04 (IST): WICKET! Ishant Sharma strikes to get rid of Evin Lewis. Lewis was looking to guide a short pitched delivery to third man but ends up edging it to keeper Parthiv Patel. Trinidad & Tobago 49/2 (5.4 overs) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad.
20:59 (IST): Sunrisers Hyderabad replace Dale Steyn with Hanuma Vihari in the fifth over. Trinidad & Tobago 40/1 (5 overs) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad.
20:55 (IST): Darren Bravo and Evin Lewis take the attack back to bowlers. Trinidad & Tobago 32/1 (4 overs) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad.
20:30 (IST): WICKET! Trinidad & Tobago opener Lendl Simmons out on first ball. Simmons comes down the track against Dale Steyn only to get a faint inside edge to wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel. Trinidad & Tobago 0/1 (0.1 over) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad.
20:15 (IST): Teams -
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Shikhar Dhawan(c), Parthiv Patel(w), Jean-Paul Duminy, Thisara Perera, Darren Sammy, Hanuma Vihari, Ashish Reddy, Karan Sharma, Amit Mishra, Dale Steyn, Ishant Sharma
Trinidad & Tobago: Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Darren Bravo, Jason Mohammed, Denesh Ramdin(w/c), Nicolas Pooran, Navin Stewart, Rayad Emrit, Sunil Narine, Samuel Badree, Ravi Rampaul
20:07 (IST): Toss! Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper Shikhar Dhawan opts to field after winning the toss against Trinidad & Tobago at PCA Stadium in Mohali.
19:30 (IST): Toss has been delayed as the first match between Brisbane Heat and Titans is still in progress. The first match was delayed by rain.
19:15 (IST): T&T remain a force to reckon with despite being without three big boys. Denesh Ramdin's batting unit looks a little undercooked but there is plenty of firepower in the bowling group. The batting was less than impressive against Brisbane Heat in Ranchi on Sunday but the bowlers defended the somewhat anaemic total of 135 with tigerish zeal. Ravi Rampaul led the way with 4 for 14 while Samuel Badree was his usual parsimonious self and Sunil Narine struck vital blows at critical stages.
19:00 (IST): Despite allegations of spot-fixing against four of their players in the latest bunch of conveniently timed revelations, Hyderabad remained in high spirits at a crisp, intense training session on Monday. There was no lack of exuberance or enthusiasm. Hyderabad are clearly a closely knit unit where each player has the other's back.
The carefree spirit of the Caribbean up against the camaraderie coursing through the Hyderabad ranks. It should make for a fabulous contest at the PCA Stadium in Mohali tonight.
Trinidad & Tobago have been the most beloved side across all editions of the Champions League Twenty20 tournament. They first caught the imagination with a spectacular victory against New South Wales Blues in a league match in the inaugural CLT20 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Uppal, a match after which the Hyderabadis took T&T to heart.
The Sunrisers will believe they are in a better space than their opponents for the simple reason that they played three matches at the PCA Stadium in the qualifying phase of the competition. They therefore have not just first-hand knowledge but also immediate experience of having played at the venue, which should give them a bit of an edge over a team itself not short on confidence after its tournament-opening 25-run win over Brisbane Heat on Sunday.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Shikhar Dhawan (captain), Parthiv Patel (wicketkeeper), JP Duminy, Biplab Samantray, Thisara Perera, Darren Sammy, Ashish Reddy, Karan Sharma, Amit Mishra, Dale Steyn, Ishant Sharma, G Hanuma Vihari, Cameron White, Clint McKay, Anand Rajan.
Trinidad & Tobago: Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Darren Bravo, Jason Mohammed, Denesh Ramdin (captain, wicketkeeper), Sherwin Ganga, Nicholas Pooran, Sunil Narine, Rayad Emrit, Ravi Rampaul, Samuel Badree, Navin Stewart, Adrian Barath, Khesan Yannick Ottley.