IPL PHOTOS: Pune Warriors v Sunrisers Hyderabad, Match 22
Amit Mishra bagged four wickets in five deliveries, including a hat-trick, as Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Pune Warriors by 11 runs in a low-scoring Pepsi Indian Premier League match, in Pune, on Wednesday.
The ace leg-spinner struck with the second, fourth, fifth and sixth deliveries of his final over, as Warriors, chasing 120 runs, were dismissed for 108 in 19 overs.
His figures of 4 for 19 earned him the man of the match award.
Earlier, Pune Warriors won the toss and asked Sunrisers Hyderabad to bat.
Image: Skippers Cameron White and Angelo Mathews at the toss
Roy watches from the stands
Pune slumped from 101 for 4 in the 17th over to 108 all out in 19 overs as Mishra got his third hat-trick over the six editions of the cash-rich T20 league.
Image: Abhijit Sarkar, director, and Sushanto Roy, owner of Pune Warriors, watch the match from the stands
White was happy to bat first
"It is better to be batting second," reasoned captain Angelo Mathews.
Cameron White, his opposite number, didn't seem too perturbed.
"We're happy to be batting first," he said.
South African opener Quinton de Kock fails
Sunrisers' captain Kumar Sangakkara dropped himself from the playing eleven to make way for South African opener Quinton de Kock, but the move didn't pay off.
Inspirational spell by Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled an inspirational spell to grab three for 17 in his four-over spell, as he polished the Sunrisers' top-half within the first six overs.
Dinda does well
Ashok Dinda (1/25 in 4 overs) was also impressive as the duo put tremendous pressure on the top-order.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar's double strike
The slide started with opener De Kock being caught in the covers off Dinda.
In his second, and the team's third, over, Bhuvneshwar cleaned up Parthiv Patel (12) and Cameron White off successive deliveries.
Image: Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Samantray battles gamely
Odisha all-rounder Biplab Samantray tried his bit along with Karan Sharma and took the score to 41.
Rahul Sharma stops Samantray
Samantray's gutsy knock finally ended when he holed out in the deep to give Rahul Sharma his second scalp.
Image: Rahul Sharma celebrates
Mishra-Reddy lift Hyderabad
Amit Mishra and Ashish Reddy added 40 runs for the eighth wicket that took the score past 100.
Image: Amit Mishra
Warriors make strong start
Pune Warriors were off to a good start, hitting five boundaries in the first three overs to race to 28 from three.
Image: Aaron Finch of Pune Warriors drops his bat as he tries to complete a run
Perera brings Hyderabad back
All-rounder Thisara Perera brought Hyderabad back in the contest with a double strike in his first over.
Mishra completes third hat-trick in IPL
Mishra completed his third hat-trick in the IPL when he bowled Ashok Dinda through the gate with the googly.
Image: Amit Mishra