Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 12 runs in the 43rd match of the 13th season of IPL. This is Punjab’s fourth consecutive win. The team remains in the race for the play-offs with 10 points. At the same time, with this defeat, the road to play-offs for Hyderabad has become difficult.
Batting first after losing the toss, Punjab gave a target of 127 runs. In reply, Hyderabad was all out after scoring 114 runs. This is the shortest target of the season in Dubai. Earlier, in the 40th match, Rajasthan Royals gave Hyderabad a target of 155 runs.
Hyderabad Lost 7 Wickets in Last 4 Overs
Sunrisers Hyderabad lost 7 wickets in last 3.5 overs, in fact, their 6 wickets fell in just 13 deliveries. Punjab snatched the victory from Hyderabad. After Vijay Shankar was dismissed on the 5th ball of the 18th over, Hyderabad’s score was 110 for 5 wickets. On the next 12 balls, the Hyderabad team could only manage to score 4 runs and lost 5 wickets. The team could not bat even for the entire 20 overs.
Manish-Vijay Didn’t Do Anything Special
Chasing down the target, Sunrisers started with a fantastic start by opener David Warner (35) and Johnny Bairstow (19). After this, the team lost 3 wickets within 11 runs between 7 and 9 overs. Manish Pandey and Vijay Shankar played carefully and made a 33-run partnership for the fourth wicket. Manish scored 15 off 29 balls and Vijay scored 26 off 27 balls.
Pooran’s Throw Hits Vijay Shankar’s
Jason Holder, who was on strike, on the fourth ball of the 18th over, to run for a quick single. Meanwhile, Nicholas Pooran hit a sharp throw to the stumps. The ball hit Vijay Shankar’s helmet running straight. Vijay Shankar narrowly escaped because of the helmet.
Despite a Good Start SRH Could Not Able to Reach Finishing Line
Punjab had scored 126 runs losing 7 wickets. The team was given a decent start by opener Lokesh Rahul and Mandeep Singh, but the team could not convert this into the big score due to no big partnership. In the match, Punjab team was completely dominated by Sandeep Sharma, Rashid Khan and Jason Holder. Nicholas Pooran 32 not out for Punjab, Rahul 27, Chris Gayle 20, Mandeep scored 17 runs. Hyderabad’s Sandeep, Rashid and Holder took 2-2 wickets.
Gayle & Rahul Back to Pavilion on Consecutive Deliveries
Punjab lost 2 consecutive wickets on the score of 66 runs. Chris Gayle (20) was dismissed by Jason Holder in the hands of David Warner on the last ball of the 10th over. At the same time, on the first ball of the next over of Rashid Khan, bowled Lokesh Rahul (27). Earlier, opener Mandeep Singh was dismissed on 17 runs. Rashid caught his brilliant catch on Sandeep’s ball.
Maxwell Could Not Hit a Single Six in The Season
Punjab’s Glenn Maxwell’s poor form continued in this match as well. He has scored 102 runs in 10 innings of 11 matches played so far at an average of 14.57. During this time his best score was 32 runs, which he had made against Delhi Capitals. Maxwell could not hit a single six so far this season, while he hist 8 fours so far in the 11 matches he played in this tournament.
Man of The Match
Chris Jordan is adjudged Man of the Match for his match-winning spell of 3/17.
Chris Jordan Performance
Changes in Playing 11
A change was made to the Hyderabad team. Khaleel Ahmed replaces Shahbaz Nadeem. Made two changes in Punjab’s playing eleven. Mayank Agarwal and Jimmy Neesham were dropped. They were replaced by Mandeep Singh and Chris Jordan.
Punjab & Hyderabad Playing 11
Kings XI Punjab
KL Rahul (C/WK), M Singh, C Gayle, N Pooran, G Maxwell, D Hooda, C Jordan, M Ashwin, R Bishnoi, M Shami, A Singh
D Warner (C), J Bairstow (wk), M Pandey, V Shankar, P Garg, A Samad, J Holder, R Khan, K Ahmed, S Sharma, T Natarajan