Hyderabad Sunrisers defeated Kings XI Punjab by 69 runs in the 22nd match of IPL played in Dubai. The entire team of Kings XI Punjab could score only 132 runs in 17 overs.
Kings XI Punjab started off badly after chasing the target of 202 runs from Sunrisers Hyderabad. Only 11 runs were scored and the team’s first wicket fell.
In the second over, David Warner was run out by Mayank Agarwal off Khalil Ahmed. He scored nine runs off six balls with the help of a four.
In the fifth over, Simran Singh once again caught Priyam Garg off Khalil Ahmed. He contributed 11 runs off eight balls with the help of two fours.
Captain KL Rahul was holding the other end when the first two wickets fell. But in the seventh over, Kane Williamson was caught by Abhishek Sharma off the ball. He scored 11 off 16 balls.
The process of falling wickets continued. Maxwell was run out by Priyam Garg in the 11th over. Maxwell could score only seven runs off 12 balls.
Mandeep Singh became the victim of Rashid Khan after scoring six runs off six balls. At that time, Kings XI Punjab were able to score 115 runs after losing 5 wickets.
Meanwhile, in Nicholas Puran, the team saw a ray of hope for those who had completed their half-century.
But the wickets were falling one after the other. In the 14th over, Mujibur Rahman was caught out by Khalil Ahmed at the hands of Johnny Bairstow. Mujibur Rahman was able to score one run off three balls.
Kings XI Punjab had 126 runs at the loss of six wickets. But in the 15th over, Nicholas Pooran and then Mohammed Shami on the next ball came out lbw to Rashid Khan.
Nicholas Pooran scored 77 runs off 37 balls. He hit seven sixes and hit five fours. Kings XI Punjab was getting closer to defeat. Eight wickets had fallen for 126 runs. Ravi Bishnoi and Sheldon Cottrell were trying to score somehow on the pitch.
But the wickets were falling like dry leaves. In the 17th over, T Natarajan took the wicket of Sheldon Cottrell, who could not open his account by playing two balls.
Only 132 runs were scored on the loss of 9 wickets. Arshdeep Singh, who came as the last batsman, could not stand in front of T. Natarajan and with the loss of this last wicket, Kings XI Punjab lost their fourth consecutive match.
Sunrisers Hyderabad gave Kings XI Punjab a target of 202 runs. Sunrisers Hyderabad, batting first, scored 201 runs for the loss of six wickets in 20 overs. David Warner and Johnny Bairstow batted in the storm.
Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner decided to bat first after winning the toss. David Warner and Johnny Bairstow gave a strong start to the team.
Both batsmen troubled all the bowlers of Punjab Kings XI. Kings XI Punjab’s Sheldon Cottrell, Mujibur Rahman, Mohammed Shami, Glenn Maxwell, Ravi Bishnoi and Arshadip Singh continued to thrash and yearn for one wicket.
The pair of David Warner and Johnny Bairstow stood in front of the bowlers of Kings XI Punjab, scoring 100 in 10 overs and then 160 in 15 overs.
Kings XI Punjab got their first success in the first ball of the 16th over. David Warner wanted to hit a six off Ravi Bishnoi, but Glenn Maxwell took his catch before the boundary.
David Warner scored 52 runs from 40 balls with the help of five fours and a six. At the time Warner was out, Johnny Bairstow was at the other end scoring 97 runs.
Abdul Samad came to support Johnny Bairstow. It seemed that Johnny Bairstow’s century was just about to be completed, but before that, Ravi Bishnoi got the second success at the interval of two balls.
Ravi Bishnoi dismissed Johnny Bairstow lbw. He scored 97 runs in 55 balls with the help of six sixes and seven fours.
Now it was the turn of Manish Pandey. Manish Pandey did not get even five minutes on the pitch that Arshadip Singh caught him on his own ball.
Manish Pandey could only score one run off two balls. Abdul Samad could not even open his account. Kane Williamson, who came to support him, tried to increase the speed of runs as soon as he came.
But this pair also broke up soon after, Abdul Samad caught Ravi Bishnoi off Arshdeep Singh. He contributed eight runs in seven balls with the help of a four.
Priyam Garg, who came on the pitch as the next batsman, was Kane Williamson at the other end. But without opening the account, Priyam Garg was caught out by Nicholas Pooran off Arshdeep Singh.
Now it was Abhishek Sharma, who came to the pitch and hit a six on the very first ball. Sunrisers Hyderabad reached 188 runs in the 19th over.
The last over was thrown by Mohammed Shami who also got the wicket of Glenn Maxwell in this over. Rashid Khan could not even open an account but remained unbeaten. Kane Williamson also remained unbeaten after scoring 20 runs off 10 balls.
Team and player
Sunrisers Hyderabad have a team – David Warner (captain), Johnny Bairstow, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Khalil Ahmed, and T Natarajan.
Kings XI Punjab has team – KL Rahul (Captain), Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Simran Singh, Mujibur Rahman, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Arshadip Singh, Sheldon Cottrell.
Hyderabad has played a total of 6 matches so far. It has won three and lost in three matches. Hyderabad has now got a total of six points.
Punjab has played a total of 6 matches so far, in which the win has been won only once and had to face defeat in 5 matches.
In the points table of eight teams, Punjab’s team is currently at the bottom with two points.
The Punjab team has lost four times in a row. Breaking this hopeless series of defeats will be the biggest challenge for Punjab today.