Kings XI Punjab beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 12 runs to complete one of the best turnarounds in this IPL season to bag their fourth win on the trot. Rather surprisingly, it was a batting collapse from SRH from bing 56 for no loss in the seventh over to being for 100 for 3. From their on, they lost seven wickets for 14 runs to lose the game by 12 runs. This win gives KXIPa huge boost ahead of their next game against KKR on Monday, who are on 12 points. More about the KXIP vs SRH match report in detail below.
Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and opted to field first. Their bowlers led by Rashid Khan did well to restrict KXIP to 126 for seven in their 20 overs. None of the KXIP top-order batters scored big runs but made important contributions. KL Rahul (27), Chris Gayle (20) and Nicholas Pooran (32*) were the chief contributors to Punjab’s total. Sandeep Sharma, Rashid Khan and Jason Holder took two each and at the halfway point, SRH looked the better of the two teams.
They had a great start to their courtesy David Warner (35). He was particularly effective within the first six overs. He struck the ball fiercely as well as ran between the wickets like a hare. He was well supported in the partnership as they scored 56 inside the first seven overs. Ravi Bishnoi broke the partnership and brought Punjab back into the game.
SRH Face Batting Collapse Vs Kings XI Punjab
What followed was a rare sight of a team chasing in this season. From 56 for no loss in the seventh over, Kings XI Punjab bowled out Hyderbad in the last over of the game for 114, registering a 12-run win. At one point in the game, SRH were 100 for 3 in 16 overs and required 27 from 24 with 7 wickets in hand. As it turned out, SRH gave away an opportunity for an easy win as they lost their sixth game of this IPL campaign.
Nerves got the better of the Sunrisers batsmen as they failed to get past a simple equation. Meanwhile, KXIP skipper KL Rahul rotated his bowlers well and especially his two spinners tightened the grip in the middle overs.
What Was the Turning Point in The Game?
The initial wicket of SRH skipper DavidWarner proved to be the turning point in the game, as it allowed Punjab to make a comeback which they did pretty well at the end.
Punjab, who have now won four games on the trot, face KKR on Monday. SRH, meanwhile have their last three games with the table toppers, starting with Delhi Capitals on Tuesday, October 27.
“Feel great, proud of the team. We had a tough start, but we kept the belief. It’s part of parcel of life to miss a few. The coaches and the teams are trying their best to get the best combination, to win four in a row is really pleasing. Arshdeep backed his skills and it’s come off. I just tried to support him to make it clear for him. I just tried to bowl a quiet over to give Arshdeep as much as I could to defend” said Jordan after his effort with the ball.