Sunrisers Hyderabad lock horns with Kings XI Punjab in the 39th match of IPL 7 at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad. The match starts at 4 pm IST. Follow this link for live scores and updates.
Coming back to this game, Kings XI Punjab would look to go top of the table with a win here. They go into the match on the back of a defeat against KKR.
SRH too go into the match on the back of a defeat against Mumbai Indians, they would be looking to keep their hopes alive for the top 4.
KXIP have won the toss & elected to field against SRH. Manan Vohra finally gets a game for KXIP.
KXIP XI: Sehwag, Saha, Maxwell, Bailey, Miller, M Vohra, A Patel, Johnson, Shivam, R Dhawan, Sandeep Sharma.
SRH XI: Dhawan, Finch, Henriques, B Kumar, A Mishra, N Ojha, I Pathan, K Rahul, K Sharma, Steyn, Warner.
Right! The SRH openers Shikhar Dhawan and Aaron Finch are making their way out to the middle. Sandeep Sharma will start off proceedings for KXIP.
FOUR! Finch attacking straightaway. Takes a couple of steps forward and lofts Sandeep over wide mid off.
Finch clips it to mid-wicket for a single.
Dhawan is off the mark. He clips this through mid-wicket for a single to end the over. 6 runs off the first over.
Mitchell Johnson will share the new ball.
Good lines from Johnson so far.
Just 4 from the Johnson over. SRH 10/0 after 2 overs.
Sandeep Sharma will continue.
Ah...Dhawan charges down the track and looks to push but gets an inside edge wide of the leg stump for a single.
FOUR! Lovely placement! Finch just guides it through backward point off Sandeep, it races away.
A quick single to mid off to end the over. 8 runs off the Sandeep over.
Play and a miss! Good length delivery outside off, tailing away. Finch looks to drive on the up but misses.
Good stuff from Johnson just 5 runs off it.
Finch is caught brilliantly by Maxwell but Sandeep has overstepped & it's a NO BALL! Finch uses his feet and looks to cart over the off side but ends up mistiming it. Maxwell back peddles, dives full length and grabs it but Sandeep has overstepped.
FOUR! NO BALL! Smashes! Dhawan just cracks it straight back past Sandeep for a powerful boundary. Sandeep has overstepped again. Free Hit stays.
FOUR! Hammered! Dhawan smashes it straight back over Sandeep's head.
SIX! Dhawan is taking Sandeep on. Clobbers this one straight back over Sandeep's head.
FOUR! Short from Sandeep, Dhawan pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
FOUR! Crashed! Dhawan cracks this full delivery from Sandeep through covers for a boundary.
FOUR! Dhawan is in the mood today. Full outside off, Dhawan lofts Johnson over mid off. 50 up for SRH.
6 runs off the Johnson over. SRH 55/0 after 6 overs.
Shivam Sharma into the attack now.
Ah...Length delivery on off, snakes off the surface. Finch looks to cut but misses. The keeper fumbles.
Good delivery again! Goes straight on after landing outside off, Finch gets down for a slog sweep but misses.
Finch gently clips it through mid-wicket and scampers through for a couple. Just 2 runs off the over. Excellent stuff from Shivam.
Another Youngster comes into the attack - Akshar Patel.
Good start from the Spinner. He's got his lines right so far.
SIX! Thumped. Dhawan gets down & heaves a full delivery from Akshar over deep mid-wicket.
OUT! Shivam breaks opening stand. Cleans up Finch. He had tied down Finch & deserved his wkt. SRH - 65/1 (8.1). It's a length delivery on middle and off, Finch backs away and looks to cut but the ball goes straight on. Finch misses it and the ball rattles the timber. AJ Finch b Shivam Sharma 20 (23b, 2x4, 0x6)
Naman Ojha is the new batsman.
Excellent stuff from Shivam, just 2 runs and a wicket off the over.