Sunrisers Hyderabad host Chennai Super Kings in the only Indian Premier League (IPL) match scheduled for Wednesday. Hyderabad, who are making their IPL debut this season, have enjoyed a fantastic set of results and are fifth in the table, tied with Royal Challengers Bangalore on 14 points. They do, however, have an inferior Net Run Rate, which could come into play if they remain tied on points.
Meanwhile, two-time champions Chennai Super King may be runaway leaders with 18 points and nine wins from 12 games but MS Dhoni's men have the unenviable task of picking themselves up after the absolute mauling against Mumbai Indians in their last match. If any side can do that though, it will have to be the Super Kings.
Where to Watch Live
The match starts at 3.30pm BST, with ITV 4 and ITV 4 HD providing live coverage in the UK. Follow the game live, via text commentary, on ESPN Cricinfo. You can watch the highlights of the match here.
Hyderabad come into this game after a masterful six wicket win over the struggling Delhi Daredevils. The side have had one of the most effective bowling line-ups this season, with South African pacer Dale Steyn leading the attack. And he was once again unplayable, with 2/21 from his four overs setting up his team mates.
Indians Ishant Sharma and Amit Mishra have both turned in masterful performances as well, with a place in the national team for the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy their reward. On this night, they finished with 1/11 and 1/16 respectively.
It was a team effort though, with Thisara Perera, Darren Sammy and Karan Sharma all picking up wickets, to restrict Delhi's big hitters to a paltry 80 in 19.1 overs.
There were some butterflies for home fans when the Delhi bowlers struck thrice in the space of two overs and the loss of in-form batsman Shikhar Dawan would have been particularly worrisome. Sunrisers Hyderabad have not had the most productive of batting performances so far... so it was probably good for their morale that Sammy and Hanuma Vihari guided them home in the 14th over.
The Super Kings, meanwhile, were obliterated in their last match. Dhoni's men, lauded as one of the finest batting units in the competition, shot themselves in the foot repeatedly, chasing Mumbai's modest 139.
Mumbai, batting first and at home, struggled to get the big shots away and needed a late flourish from captain Rohit Sharma to post their final score. The in-form Sharma hit three fours and a six in his 30-ball 39. For Chennai, Mohit Sharma reinforces his position as the best young player of IPL 2013, with a spell of only 20 runs from four overs. Ravindra Jadeja starred with the ball though, picking u 3/29 from his four overs.
But then, as with Sunrisers in their last game, Mumbai turned in a superb bowling performance, with Mitchell Johnson's 3/27 destroying the top order - Murali Vijay, S Raina and S Badrinath all fell to the Australian. And Indian spinner Pragyan Ojha mopped up the middle order, picking Dhoni and Jaedja, as well as the ever-dangerous Michael Hussey, en route to 3/11.
- Last Five (most recent first): W W L L W
- Last Match: Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Delhi Daredevils by six wickets
Chennai Super Kings
- Last Five (most recent first): L W W W W
- Last Match: Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by 60 runs