Toss: KXIP won the toss and opt to
matches. Five wins. Six losses. 10 points.
thing that separates Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab is Net Run Rate,
the former with the higher rate, as they square up against each other in
Hyderabad. There is a lot at stake, make no mistake. A win here could see the
team rise up significantly in the race for the playoffs, while a loss could make
the situation more dire. With so much to gain, the contest should evoke some
great phases and myriad emotions. Here’s hoping for a cracker!
forget the man who’s behind the SRH win everytime, yup you guessed it right,
David Warner. He has scored 493 runs with an average of 70.43 with 7 fifties to
tally. I hope he signs off with on a high note.
Warner & Wridhhiman Saha comes to the crease
making the most of this powerplay. Five overs down, and they already have 66 on
the board. Massive start this is and KXIP are a little short on ideas, and have
no clue whatsoever.
powerplay score this IPL
– 10 runs
– 10 runs
– 15 runs
– 18 runs
– 13 runs
to a flier — 66/0
end of powerplay
eventually end with 77 from the powerplay – this highest this IPL edition.
Murugan Ashwin gets breakthrough
some relief for the visitors. Murugan Ashwin gets Saha to edge behind, and the
umpire, after some deliberation and resulting confusion rules the batsman out.
falls down after the wicket
boundary since the powerplay. KXIP are keeping things tight right now. 100 up
for SRH in the 10th over.
reprieve for Manish Pandey. He smashes Shami on the up, but straight towards R
Ashwin. The KXIP captain jumps and gets one hand to the ball, but can’t hang
Fifty for David Warner
towards a strong total
from the home team here. They are not letting up on the momentum. Warner and
Pandey are both dealing in plenty of boundaries. 150 up already and they still
have more than 5 overs to go.
welcome, KXIP fans. Just as we said SRH are racing along, they gets derailed.
Pandey and Warner fall in the same over to R Ashwin, and KXIP will now hope to
restrict the home team to less than 200.
Warner’s final knock in this IPL, and he walks off to a massive applause. He
finished with 692 runs this edition.
blasting off in style!
the ending they were desperate for. Williamson and Nabi bring in the big hits,
smashing Mujeeb for a massive 26-run over, making Mujeeb’s figures the highest
ever for a spinner in the IPL, as they close in on 200.
SRH get a
solid total for the hosts. Nabi smashes 20 off 10, while Williamson chips in
with 14 off 7 to give SRH a pretty strong finish. Now they just need an equally
strong performance with the ball.
needs 213 runs to win off 120 balls
Chris Gayle & Kl Rahul
wants to win this game, one of them has to stay till the end.
falls early in the chase
for KXIP at the very start. Gayle skies Khaleel Ahmed and Manish Pandey takes a
fine catch before almost spilling it. Massive, massive breakthrough for SRH.
end of powerplay KXIP end with 44/1
Pooran quick fire 46 helps KXIP gets going! Pooran you beauty! How talented
this guy is! He comes in at 3 where the situation is quite critical for his
team and what does he do? He bangs everyone outta park. That’s what i like
abhout him. No mercy upon anyone. Just brutal, pure power!
wickets derail KXIP case
Agarwal falls after getting to a good start, so does Nicholas Pooran as KXIP
chase goes down the dumps.
Miller and skipper RaviAshwin fall immediately after. So the responsibility
only rests only with KL Rahul. If he pulls this off, it’s going to be
says KXIP need 53 of 11 balls.
Impossible unless KL Rahul does something completely impossible
rather slow start has affected his team big time here. He may be 79 off 55 now,
but the accelerator needed to have been pressed much, much earlier. He falls on
the same score, but he’ll be disappointed with the overall effort.
update: SRH win by 43 runs
handsome win for SRH, and it’ll do them a world of good as they try and hunt
down a top four spot. After Warner’s stunning innings, Rashid Khan and Khaleel
pick three wickets each to help restrict KXIP to 169. A big win, and a big
boost to the NRR as well. A winning farewell to David Warner, too.
Man of the match: David Warner for his 56 ball 81.