Hyderabad beat Gujarat to qualify for play-offs

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Kumar leads the bowling charts with 23 wickets in 12 games and has been quite effective in the death overs with his ability to bowl consistent yorkers and fox the batsmen with his clever change of pace.

Praveen would then nick Moises Henriques off as well, leaving SRH, a little light in batting experience, with Yuvraj Singh injured, in little-worryland.

Warner scored a 52-ball unbeaten 69 and was well complimented by young Vijay Shankar's 44-ball unbeaten 63 to lift the visiting side to the second spot in the IPL standings, with 17 points from their 14 games.

Warner did just that, putting on an outstanding partnership with Shankar. Sunrisers Hyderabad made sure it made the opportunity count, cantering to an eight-wicket win on Saturday and, with it, confirming a spot for itself in the playoffs.

Gujarat would lose all ten wickets over a period where they managed to score just 43 runs.

The Gujarat Lions innings could not have begun any better and finished any worse.

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The stand ... and the fall: Dwayne Smith has been around the IPL blocks a while now, and the reliable West Indian churned out another half-century to seemingly set his team up well.

When your openers put on a hundred-run stand at over ten runs an over, it takes a collapse of ridiculous proportions to not end up with 200 on the board. Gujarat Lions's forgettable season after a questionable team composition for the better part of the tournament saw them finish the engagements at second last place with eight points.

In their previous outing against Delhi Daredevils, the bowlers let the team down after failing to defend a mammoth 195 as Shreyas Iyer single-handedly took the game away with a 57-ball 96. Siddarth Kaul was welcomed with a nonchalant six over fine leg and Rashid Khan was received with another imperious one over midwicket that also brought up his 50. The now famous googly from Rashid accounted for Aaron Finch (2) while James Faulkner and Pradeep Sangwan were cleaned up by Siraj.

That was a sound that the Gujarat Lions tail-enders heard quite a bit as the ball started to tail-in. A frustrated-looking Ravindra Jadeja remained unbeaten on 20, which came off 14 balls with the help of two boundaries.

SRH: 158/2 in 18.1 overs.

For SRH, Mohammad Nabi applied the brakes initially and returned as the most-economical bowler, while the rewards were reaped by Mohammed Siraj (4/32), Rashid Khan (3/34) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2/25). Hyderabad were 25/2 in 3 overs.