Former champions Sunrisers Hyderabad were defeated by Kings XI Punjab by 12 runs in the 43rd match of IPL-13 on Saturday. Sunrisers Hyderabad, led by David Warner, led by the bowlers’ brilliant performance, stopped Punjab for 126 for 7 but could not achieve the small target and was all out for 114 runs in 19.5 overs.
Although the match was a low score, the batting of both the teams looked very slow and the thrill remained in the match till the end. With this, Punjab registered their 5th win in 11 matches and the team has currently reached 5th position in the points table with 10 points. At the same time, Hyderabad has suffered the 7th defeat in as many matches and has 8 points. Rajasthan Royals also have 8 points.
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Hyderabad could not score 127 runs
Hyderabad captain David Warner (35) and Johnny Bairstow (19) got off to a fast start, but once the wicket fell, it came to an end with a loss. Manish Pandey contributed 15 and Vijay Shankar contributed 26 runs. Apart from him, no batsman could touch the figure of ten. Punjab pacer Arshadip Singh and Chris Jordan took 3-3 wickets, while Mohammed Shami, Murugan Ashwin and Ravi Bishnoi got 1-1 wickets.
Warner returned after DRS
Chasing a modest target of 127 runs, Hyderabad were given a good start by Captain David Warner and Johnny Bairstow and added 56 runs in 6.1 overs. Hyderabad got the first blow in the 7th over of the innings by Ravi Bishnoi and on his second ball, Captain David Warner (35) was caught out by Rahul behind the wicket. Although the on-field umpire had not given out, he had to change the decision after taking the DRS. Warner hit 3 fours and 2 sixes in 20 balls.
Hyderabad’s 3 wickets fell by 67 runs
Johnny Bairstow could not last long after Warner was dismissed and Murugan Ashwin bowled him. Bairstow scored 19 runs in 20 balls with the help of 4 fours. Abdul Samad (7) was caught by Chris Jordan off Mohammad Shami and Hyderabad’s 3 wickets fell to 67 runs.
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Pandey’s slow innings, 15 runs off 29 balls with no boundary
He was handled by Vijay Shankar and Manish Pandey after Hyderabad’s 3 wickets fell. Both added 33 runs for the fourth wicket. Chris Jordan broke the partnership, and Pandey’s catch Substitute Suchit bounced off the boundary. Pandey scored 15 runs in his slow innings of 29 balls, with no boundary.
Jordan jerks off consecutive balls
Chris Jordan jerked Hyderabad off consecutive balls in the 19th over of the innings, and Jason Holder and Rashid Khan showed the way to the pavilion. On the third ball, Holder (5) was caught by Mandeep Singh while on the next ball Rashid Bada (0) was caught by Puran in the spur of playing shot.
Sunrisers stopped Punjab for 126 runs
Sunrisers Hyderabad stunned Punjab for 126 for seven on the back of their bowlers’ brilliant performance. The decision of captain David Warner, who won the toss and decided to bowl first, was proved correct by the Sunrisers bowlers. Punjab wickets kept falling at regular intervals. For Punjab, captain KL Rahul (27), Mandeep Singh (17) and Chris Gayle (20) started well but could not play solid innings.
Gayle out of bad shot game
Punjab could not get a single big partnership. Gayle came out to bat at number three and was not allowed to play openly by the Sunrisers bowlers putting the ball outside the off stump. In the end, Gayle played a bad shot off his West Indies teammate Jason Holder and Warner took a great catch in the long off. Gayle hit 2 fours and 1 six in his innings of 20 balls.
Captain Rahul returned after scoring 27 runs
Punjab captain Lokesh Rahul scored 27 runs. Spinner Rashid bowled a tough blow to Punjab by bowling Rahul on the very first ball of the 11th over. At this time the score was 66 for three wickets. Jason Holder conceded 27 runs and Rashid took 2-2 wickets for 14 runs. Pacer Sandeep Sharma took two wickets for 29 runs.
Maxwell did not run again
Glenn Maxwell (12) continued in poor form and returned to Sandeep off long-on for Warner. Maxwell faced 13 balls and hit no boundary. Deepak Hooda was tricked by Rashid and in an attempt to get out and play he fell victim to Bairstow’s stumping.
Punjab did not have any six for 11 overs
The Sunrisers bowlers were so pressurized that there was no four-and-six in Punjab’s innings till 11 overs. Only Gayle and Captain Rahul hit 1-1 six but then there was no boundary. Finally, Nicholas Pooran broke the pressure in the 19th over, who remained unbeaten after scoring 32 off 28 balls. Puran hit 2 fours in his unbeaten innings of 28 balls. Hyderabad pacer Sandeep Sharma and Khalil Ahmed took 2–2 wickets, while Rashid picked up Lokesh Rahul and Deepak Hooda. (Input from agency)