In the 22nd match of IPL 2020, Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Kings XI Punjab by a big margin of 69 runs. Chasing the mammoth target of 202 runs from Hyderabad, the entire team of Kings XI Punjab were all out for 132 runs.
Rashid Khan took the maximum 3 wickets for Hyderabad. For Punjab, Nicholas Pooran played a stormy inning of 77 runs. Before this, Johnny Bairstow (97) and David Warner played (52) sensational innings for Hyderabad.
It was Kings XI Punjab’s fifth loss in this tournament. They have played 6 games till now, out of which they have won just one match.
Getting Mayank Run-Out Was a Disaster: KL Rahul
Kings XI Punjab skipper KL Rahul feels that losing wickets in the powerplay is the main reason behind their consecutive losses. He also said that getting Mayank run-out in the powerplay was a disaster. Mayank Agarwal was run-out by David Warner in the second over after scoring 9 runs off 6 deliveries.
“I think when we lose wickets in the powerplay, it’s always going to be tough and getting Mayank run-out was a disaster,” said Rahul in the post-match conference.
“We kept losing wickets after that and it was one of those days where everything (aerial shots) went into the hands of fielders. The last five games we’ve been struggling in the death overs, but we pulled things back, else 230 was on the cards.”
Pooran is So Good To Watch: KL Rahul
KL Rahul hailed Pooran for his phenomenal innings. He made a stormy start against Sunrisers Hyderabad, scoring a half-century on just 17 balls. He scored the fastest half-century of the season, hitting 6 sixes in the innings.
“Pooran is so good to watch, he’s hitting proper cricketing shots. If we get a decent job at the start, he can do the job for us later. He’s (Ravi Bishnoi) always enjoyed those situations, that’s great to see for a youngster,” he added.
Sometimes it Doesn’t Come Off, But You Got to be Patient: KL Rahul
Rahul believes in his team and said that they all are professional and have proved themselves in the past. They know where they are going wrong and said that everyone is working hard and are keen to contribute to the team.
“All of them are professionals, and they know where they’re going wrong. Everyone’s working hard and they want to contribute to the team. They have proved themselves in the past, sometimes it doesn’t come off, but you got to be patient,” he concluded.