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How will SRH and KXIP react to the middle-order blues in their respective last games?

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KL Rahul: "Didn't start off the way I wanted to in the first couple of games. Just enjoying my batting and happy to end up on the winning side. Been playing with Chris for a long time and really enjoy batting with Mayank. The batting group has done well so far. The way Mayank came out and the way he was striking even against Mumbai gives me a little bit of time. He had to look for the boundaries, I did tell him (Curran) that maybe hitting six is difficult. I told him to target the pockets."

KL Rahul wins it for KXIP!

He wasn't going to fall in the last over of a doable chase for the second time in a row, was he? 11 runs needed off six, Sam Curran on strike. 2 runs, 2 runs, 1 run, and then Rahul nails that straight boundary over Nabi's head. It helped that Nabi was bowling the last over, with a wet ball and with fielders deep on the boundary ropes on a big ground. Also, this is KXIP's seventh consecutive win in Mohali.

Two wickets in one over

#1: With 19 needed off 18, Mayank holes out in the deep. Tries to pull Sandeep Sharma off the front foot, fetching the ball from wide outside off-stump, and doesn't time it at all. Goes for 55 off 43. 19 off 17 needed, Miller walks in.

#2: Miller can't resist and Sandeep Sharma picks a second wicket in the over. Miller hits the knuckle ball straight up and is caught by Hooda, who's been good today. Those floodlights in Mohali can be a real pain in the eyes. 16 off 12 needed.

Agarwal dropped on 40

Yusuf Pathan drops it. Crouching at deep cover and dropping an easy catch. What that also does is pave way for this pair to bring up a 100-run stand off 77 balls. KXIP cruising towards the target. They just know how to do it in Mohali.

Mayank gets to his fifty soon after, his fifth in IPL.

Fifty for KL Rahul

Comes off 34 balls too. Slow pitch, they said? The partnership started with Mayank timing the pants off a few balls but Rahul has nicely graduated into his sublime zone, taking special liking to Siddharth Kaul and Mohammad Nabi, who has bowled his 3 overs for 31 runs. This *should* be an easy chase.

Mayank and Rahul steady ship

It was never a wreck but these two have batted well. They have attacked Mohammad Nabi from the outset, taking him for 20 runs in 2 overs. Devesh Lal, one of our users, says that he should have been brought on earlier. And we agree. KXIP 62/1 after 9 overs. They need 89 from 11 overs.

@Praveen, but Sharma jee's son hits 140ks ....

Gayle goes early

And Rashid has gotten him with the first ball of his first over. Gayle wanted an easy say in this battle, takes the leg break on but holes out to long-on, where Hooda takes a sharp catch. If Sandeep Sharma doesn't get you, Rashid will.. someone once said. Or maybe not. 19/1

SRH make 150

46 runs from the last four overs! Hooda comes in and smashes three balls he faced for four, four and six. Warner remained unbeaten on 70 for 62, hitting his slowest IPL fifty, but it's difficult to call the pitch right now. It looks like a good pitch -- green grass and hard and all -- but we'll never know how it is until KXIP bat. For now, it's to KXIP's credit that they have kept SRH down. Bairstow fell early to Mujeeb, who had come in for Murugan Ashwin, whereas Tye-replacer Rajpoot conceded only 21 in his 4 overs. SRH could never take off against tight lines.

How will the chase pan out? Interestingly, the two lowest totals defended here have been by SRH. The instances were in 2013 and 2015, both successfully seeing 150 defended. HOW EERIE. Sides batting first have an edge here in 8PM games. Join us back to find out. Ashwin chose to bowl, remember.

@Praveen, like the sound of it but SRH are a pretty conventional franchise. And two average games shouldn't lose YJB his opening spot

That's how mankad won the cricket debate..

Atypical fifty for Warner

It's come off 49 balls, which is slowest fifty in IPL. Previous was off 45 balls against KXIP again in Hyderabad in 2017. But at least he's got there, fighting all the slow pace that KXIP have hurled at him. It's also his seventh consecutive fifty against KXIP, so he clearly likes facing them.

Manish Pandey hits a boundary soon after. "Breaking news," someone sitting next to me calls it. Well, we won't be taking any questions on that.

Plumb LBW not reviewed

Pitching leg, hitting off. THREE REDS. Manish Pandey's score = 2

Curran appealed but no dice .. from the umpire or from Ashwin. Maybe KL Rahul was the best one to convince Ashwin?

@Arjun, Ashwin would be already be a GOAT if cricket allowed two wicket-keepers

Nabi run out by Ashwin at non-striker's end

No no, it's not mankad. Not everything in cricket is about it. Warner hit the shot back at Ashwin who stopped the ball, picked it up, turned out and took the bails off. Nabi was out trying to steal a run. Well, hasn't worked out well this IPL, has it.

Mayank walks off with injury

Tries to stop a boundary at sweeper cover and he's running off holding his hand. Dislocation? The on-air commentators say that his hand did look in odd shape.

Vijay Shankar falls

Not quite a struggle like Warner's innings has been so far but it was a struggle alright. 26 off 27 balls, with two boundaries in there. Tries to late-cut a carrom ball for Ashwin and edges behind. 56/2

And guess what, Mohammad Nabi has come out to bat. There Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda and Yusuf Pathan waiting in the wings..

Cricbuzz Comm Box

It's been a slow start for Hyderabad. Here's Gaurav Kapur and Simon Doull reviewing the proceedings at the 10th over mark.

Good thought @Mohit but isn't it a bit too early a statement? *adjusts in his critic's arm-chair*

Definitely an other-worldly bowling attack, @Devesh

One of the things Mankad has done this season....

27/1 after the powerplay

That's the second lowest powerplay score this season behind 16/1 in the first game this season. That slow-boiler of a match set the tone, one fears now. And it coming from Hyderabad on a grassed Mohali pitch suggests how well KXIP have bowled.

Here's something fun --> KXIP had the worst economy rate in the powerplay coming into this game (9.40) and SRH the best run-rate (9.43)

@Ritik, Henriques was supposed to join the squad after the Shield final but not sure he's here in India yet

There goes Bairstow

Credit to Ashwin for playing Mujeeb and Rajpoot here in Mohali and unleashing them straightaway. Mujeeb finds Bairstow's wicket with a carom ball early and we know it's a huge wicket. Caught at mid-wicket. Ashwin takes it nice and low. 7/1

TOSS - KXIP opt to bowl

The hosts bring in Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Ankit Rajpoot in place of Murugan Ashwin and Andrew Tye. "It is more to do with the venue and the opposition. Mujeeb knows the conditions here and (we) will use Rajpoot to swing the ball early," Ashwin says at the toss.

SRH, as expected, are unchanged. "We would have bowled first as well," says Bhuvneshwar, who's again the captain as Kane Williamson continues to miss out. Fitness or team combination? Your guess is as good as mine.

SRH: David Warner, Jonny Bairstow(w), Vijay Shankar, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar(c), Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma

KXIP: Lokesh Rahul(w), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Sam Curran, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Ankit Rajpoot, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Hello and welcome!

The Mohali stadium road would be buzzing by now, lined on either side by KXIP jersey sellers and face painters. Glad there's a broad footpath sandwiching the road on both sides, allowing a freeway for VIP vehicles trying to wade through the thousands of walkers. Sunrisers Hyderabad might not evoke the kind of crowd support - on the road or inside the stadium - like Mumbai or Delhi did but their playing jersey would contrast nicely to Punjab's red. How their game plans do is yet to be seen.

The middle-order meltdown against Mumbai Indians was an accident waiting to happen for SRH. How they respond in terms of team changes and performance on a much flatter deck will make for an interesting watch. More about them and about Kings XI Punjab's lack of a finisher for another year in a row in our preview.

... And because you're here early, you've got to read this statistical-analytical piece from Gokul Gopal and Deepu Naranayan on the workload management for fast bowlers. With a World Cup tailgating the IPL, the topic of fast bowlers and fitness become all the more important. There's also our That Happened blog that you must always keep checking. You never know when something interesting drops in.

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