So that's it from us for this game. Hyderabad have qualified for the playoffs and they will be relieved with that. They can now sit back and watch the rest fight it out. There is one more game coming your way today, Kolkata are hosting Mumbai. Switch tabs and catch up on all the updates from that game. Until then, it's goodbye and take care!
Man of the Match, Mohammed Siraj says that the wicket of Pradeep Sangwan was the most pleasing one for him. Thanks the Almighty for the performance. Says that he knew he had to vary pace on this wicket. Thanks Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Siddarth Kaul for helping him out throughout the tournament.
Hyderabad skipper, David Warner says that Gujarat got off to a flier. Reckons that the wicket was slowing down a lot and variations worked for them. Mentions that they tried to communicate after the first wicket about the conditions and plans. Credits Mohammed Siraj for the way he came back today after getting the slack initially. Mentions that India have some brilliant talent in pace bowling and names Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma. Opines that it is always about batting around each other and rotating the strike in the middle overs. Ends by saying that they had some pressure on them when it came about the qualification but finally they have made it through. Adds that he is not worried about the next games and he also mentions that he is aware that they might have to once again win three games in a row to win the trophy.
Gujarat skipper, Suresh Raina says that they have missed experienced bowlers and hence failed to qualify to the playoffs. Mentions that they did not do well in the spin department as well. Calls it a season to forget but a learning curve for the youngsters. Credits Ishan Kishan, Basil Thampi for doing well. Thanks the crowd, owners and everyone for supporting them well throughout the season. Says that they can rest now and watch the coming games on TV. Adds that the work from the groundstaff at their home venues was commendable. Feels that they did not make most of the big opening stand and that cost them the game.
Shikhar Dhawan got the visitors off to a brisk start while David Warner played second fiddle. But Praveen Kumar pulled things back when he sent back the former and Moises Henriques in his second over. The skipper though kept marching on calmly and had the young Vijay Shankar for company. Both of them were given a life - Warner was not given out caught behind early in the innings while Shankar was dropped on 6. They both made them pay with an unbeaten 133-run stand to seal the deal for their side.
Hyderabad have put in a clinical show and booked their place in the playoffs. After winning the toss, they put Gujarat to bat. Ishan Kishan and Dwayne Smith got the hosts off to a flying start scoring 105 in the first 10 overs. Once they departed, the innings crumbled like a pack of cards and the home side only managed to post 154.
Ankit Soni to David Warner
FOUR! Playoff spot, sealed for Hyderabad! Fuller on middle, Warner gets under it and just lofts it over the head of the bowler for a boundary. HYDERABAD WIN BY 8 WICKETS!
Ankit Soni called back on to bowl. Just a run needed for the visitors.
Pradeep Sangwan to Vijay Shankar
Yorker around off, Shankar digs it out off the inside edge towards the keeper. He wants a single but it is not on. We will have one more over.
FOUR! Good shot! Shorter in length outside off, Vijay Shankar gets under it and pulls it over mid-wicket. The ball falls just near the ropes. The umpire refers it upstairs to check if it was a boundary or a maximum. Replays show it was a boundary. SCORES LEVEL!
Low full toss on the pads, Shankar clips it to deep square leg. Nath, the substitute, dives to his left, almost loses control of the ball. Gets up in time and stops the ball from going through. Two runs taken.
FOUR! What timing! Good length around off, Shankar just stands tall and clips it through mid-wicket. The ball just races away to the fence.
Pradeep Sangwan to David Warner
Lands it outside off, Warner punches it through covers for a single. 600 runs for David Warner in this edition of the tournament.
Slants it on the stumps, clipped to deep square leg for a single.
Pradeep Sangwan is brought back into the attack.
Praveen Kumar to David Warner
FOUR! Poor ball and punished! Slants it on the pads, Warner just tickles it past the keeper for a boundary. Hyderabad need 13 more in 18 balls.
Yorker outside off, Warner comes down the wicket and jams it out towards covers.
Fuller and sliding down the leg side, Warner makes room to go through the leg side but gets it off the pads down to fine leg. Two runs taken. Leg Byes signaled.
Praveen Kumar to Vijay Shankar
Fuller on middle and leg, Vijay whips it uppishly towards deep square leg for a single.
Full toss outside off, hit straight to covers from the crease.