Hyderabad: Tearaway pacer Dale Steyn grabbed three wickets in a sensational over as Sunrisers Hyderabad spanked Pune Warriors by 22 runs in a low-scoring Pepsi IPL match at Rajiv Gandhi Cricket Stadium on Friday.

SCORECARD: SUNRISERS VS PUNE WARRIORS

Playing in their first match of the IPL under a new name, the Sunrisers defended a small total of 126 for six with their bowlers producing a disciplined show to bundle out the Warriors for 104 in 18.5 overs at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium.
     
Steyn dismissed tailenders Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3), Rahul Sharma (0) and Ashok Dinda (0) in the space of four balls in the 19th over to end the Warriors' innings. The South African fast bowler conceded just 11 runs in his 3.5 overs.
     
Leg-spinner Amit Mishra also claimed three wickets for 19 runs from his four overs while Thisara Perera took two for 29 runs.
     
The Warriors batsmen fell in quick succession after their openers Robin Uthappa (24) and Manish Pandey (15) raised 36 runs from 41 balls. From 36 for one in the seventh over, they were reduced to 50 for four in the 12th over and they lost the plot from there.
     
The Warriors were dealt a severe blow as they lost the wicket of Yuvraj eight balls later of the bowling of Amit Mishra. Yuvraj charged down the wicket but the flat delivery of Mishra turned down the leg side leaving past the batsman and Parthiv took the bails off in a jiffy. When Yuvraj left, the Warriors were 47 for three in the 10th over, needing 80 runs from the 10 overs remaining.
     
Earlier, Sunrisers Hyderabad failed to impress with their batting as they could score just 126 for six.
     
Put into bat, Sunrisers made a steady start but later lost wickets at a regular interval to post a small total. They failed to stitch any substantial partnership, the highest being the opening stand of 34 from 32 balls between Parthiv Patel (19) and Akshath Reddy (27).
     
Sri Lankan Thisara Perera top-scored with a 18-ball 30 which he made with the help of three fours and a six while Akshath Reddy was the other notable contributor.
    
 Warriors' bowlers put up a disciplined effort to deny the home side easy runs. Pacer Ashok Dinda was the pick of bowlers with two wickets for 29 runs. Four other bowlers -- Rahul
Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Marlon Samuels and Yuvraj Singh -- took a wicket each.
 
Pune, who opened bowling with off-spinner Marlon Samuels, then tightened the grip by removing Sunrisers captain Kumar Sangakkara (15) in the 10th over with leg-spinner Rahul Sharma taking the wicket with a gem of a ball.
    
Yuvraj played his part with his left-arm spin as he clean-bowled opener Akshath Reddy with a quicker delivery as Sunrisers were reduced to 72 for three in the 13th over.
     
Sunrisers struggled for runs as they were 87 for four at the end of the 15th over. The home side tried their best to get maximum runs in the last five overs but could add just 39 with Perera scoring most of the runs.
 
The Teams (from):    
     
Sunrisers Hyderabad:
Kumar Sangakkara (capt), Akshath Reddy, Parthiv Patel (wk), Cameron White, Hanuma Vihari, Thisara Perera, Dwaraka Ravi Teja, Amit Mishra, Ashish Reddy, Dale Steyn, Ishant Sharma.

Pune Warriors: Angelo Mathews (capt.), Robin Uthappa (wk), Manish Pandey, Ross Taylor, Yuvraj Singh, Marlon Samuels, Mitchell Marsh, Abhishek Nayar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashok Dinda, Rohit Sharma.

(JPN/Agencies) 

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