IPL 2019, SRH vs KXIP: Sunrisers Hyderabad kept their playoff hopes alive as they secured a comprehensive 45-run victory against Kings XI Punjab at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Monday. After being asked to bat first, SRH posted a mammoth 212/6 on the board. David Warner, who was playing his final match of the season was the top-scorer with 81 runs off 56 balls.
In response, Kings XI lost Chris Gayle early in the 213 run chase. However, KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal kept Punjab in the hunt before Agarwal was removed by Rashid Khan in the 9th over. After Agarwal’s departure wickets kept tumbling at regular intervals as Punjab could only manage 167/8 in their 20 overs.
Indian Premier League, 2019Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad 18 June 2019
Sunrisers Hyderabad 212/6 (20.0)
Kings XI Punjab 167/8 (20.0)
Match Ended ( Day - Match 48 ) Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Kings XI Punjab by 45 runs
IPL 2019, SRH vs KXIP:
SRH win by 45 runs
Sandeep Sharma picks two wickets in the final over as KXIP could only manage 167/8 in response to SRH's 212.
The dangerous KL Rahul departs after scoring 79 off 56 balls. A slower delivery and Rahul fails to middle it as the ball balloons up in the air before Kane Williamson takes a brilliant diving catch to send the batsman back to the pavilion.
12 runs come from Bhuvneshwar Kumar's previous over as KXIP require another 56 to win in the final 12 deliveries.
Rahul starts by slamming a six in the first ball of the over and then finishes it with a boundary. He is getting the crucial runs for KXIP at this point. 12 runs off Bhuvi's over.
KL Rahul completes half-century
Kings XI's lone hope KL Rahul brings up his half-century in style as he smashes Mohammad Nabi for consecutive sixes. KXIP still require 93 to win in the final six overs
Rashid Khan on hat-trick
Rashid Khan picks two wickets in consecutive deliveries. The first man to depart was David Miller who was caught by Vijay Shankar at deep mid-wicket and in the very next delivery R Ashwin plays the ball straight to Manish Pandey at long-on.
100 up for Punjab
Meanwhile, KL Rahul who is still present at the crease along with David Miller help Punjab edge past the 100-run-mark. Rahul is batting on 39, while Miller is on 5.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar completes a stunning diving catch at fine-leg area as Nicholas Pooran walks back to the pavilion after scoring 21 off 10 deliveries.
A ball after smashing a six, Mayank Agarwal throws away his wicket as he goes for another lofted shot, however, this time only to be caught by Vijay Shankar at deep mid-wicket. The batsman departs after scoring 27 off 18 balls.
50 up for KXIP
A short of length delivery by Abhishek Sharma and KL Rahul punches the ball towards cover for a boundary to bring up the 50 for Kings XI Punjab.
Rashid Khan misses a catch
A fuller length delivery by Bhuvneshwar Kumar and KL Rahul flicks it uppishly. The ball soars high but lands safely, as Rashid Khan efforts go in vain.
13 runs come from Sandeep Sharma's first over
A good over from KXIP's perspective as 13 runs come off Sandeep Sharma's first over. KL Rahul is batting on 19, while his partner Mayank Agarwal is on 8.
A short of a length delivery by Khaleel Ahmed and Chris Gayle tries to pull it across the line. However, the ball hits the toe end of the bat and balloons up in the air before Manish Pandey settles under it, not on the first but on the second attempt. The batsman walks back after scoring 4 in 3 balls.
KL Rahul and Chris Gayle walk out in the middle
Kings XI openers KL Rahul and Chris Gayle walk out in the middle to start the chase. Khaleel Ahmed will start the proceedings for the hosts.
Mohammad Nabi during the innings break
It is easy for me to hit Mujeeb as I have played him for the national team. I pick him off the hands. I know better whether it is a straighter one or a googly. It is a good total on the board. This pitch is very good for batting. I prepare all the time to be in the playing eleven. There is no dew here so I am very happy.
SRH post 212/6 in 20 overs
A brilliant over by Arshdeep Singh as Vijay Shankar and Abhishek Sharma only manage to fetch 10 runs in the final over. SRH post 212/6 in 20 overs.
Arshdeep Singh starts the final over on a high as his perfectly executed yorker knocks off the stumps. Rashid Khan couldn't do much as he walks back after scoring 1.
Two wickets for Shami in same over
A full-length delivery by Mohammed Shami and Mohammad Nabi fails to make any connection. The ball goes and rips the stumps apart. Two wickets for Shami in same over.
Murugan Ashwin takes a spectacular catch at cover to send Kane Williamson back to the pavilion on 14.
Mohammad Nabi joins the party
After Warner's departure, Mohammad Nabi joins the party as Mujeeb Ur Rahman gives away 26 runs in his final over. The spinner was very expensive tonight as he gave away 66 runs in his four overs.
Double blow for SRH as a lofted shot by David Warner falls straight into the hands of Mujeeb Ur Rahman at point. The batsman departs after playing a fabulous knock of 81 in just 56 balls. Warner gets a rousing reception from the Hyderabad crowd. On the other hand, R Ashwin sends two set batsmen back in the pavilion in the same over as KXIP hope to restrict SRH before they post a mammoth score on the board.
R Ashwin provides KXIP with the second breakthrough as Manish Pandey walks back to the pavilion after scoring 36 off 25 balls.
150 up for SRH
Young Arshdeep Singh tries to bowl a yorker but misses by a couple of inches and Warner makes most out of the low full toss as he flicks it past Chris Gayle towards the third man area for a boundary. With this boundary, SRH edge-past the 150-run mark.
50-run partnership between Warner and Pandey
David Warner and Manish Pandey add 56 runs for the second wicket in 46 balls as SRH reach 134/1 in 13 overs. Warner is batting on 63, while Pandey is playing on 28.
Warner completes his half century
David Warner continues his fine run in the ongoing season as he completes his half-century. A slower delivery pitched outside off by Shami and Warner goes deep in his crease and whacks it towards the third man fence for a four.
Manish Pandey survives
A lifeline for Manish Pandey as he hits the ball straight towards R Ashwin at mid-off. The skipper leaps but is unable to hold onto the ball.
100 up for SRH
David Warner along with Manish Pandey add 25 runs for the second wicket as SRH cruise past the 100-run mark in 10 overs.
Warner pushes the ball towards the mid-wicket area and straightaway calls for two. However, David Miller was quick on the ball and releases it quickly towards Warner's end, who eventually makes his ground quite comfortably before the bails were removed by the wicket-keeper.
Just after the break, Murugan Ashwin provides KXIP with the vital breakthrough as Wriddhiman Saha departs after scoring 28 from 13 deliveries. A quick one from the bowler and Saha tries to play it across the line but gets a faint edge, which in the end was well collected by the keeper. Manish Pandey is the new man out in the middle.
End of powerplays
David Warner and Wriddhiman Saha make great use of the field restrictions as the duo scores 77 runs in the first six overs. While Warner is playing on 37, his partner is on 28.
Warner welcomes R Ashwin with a SIX
KXIP skipper R Ashwin comes into the attack and David Warner welcomes him with a maximum. The ball was pitched short and gets the treatment it deserved as Warner smashes it over the fine leg boundary.
50 up for SRH
David Warner is in no mood to stop as he smashes Mujeeb Ur Rahman all over the park. Four boundaries in the over help SRH edge past the 50-run mark in just 4 overs, which is also the fastest fifty by a team in this season.
First six of the match
David Warner gets into his groove as he smashes the ball over the long-off boundary for a SIX as SRH reach 20/0 at the end of 2 overs.
Warner smashes two boundaries in first over
Two boundaries from Warner help SRH reach 10/0 at the end of first over. Mujeeb Ur Rahman comes into the attack
First boundary of the match
A pacy inswinger coming towards the pads and David Warner smashes it for a four towards the fine leg area. First boundary of the match
Here we go!
Openers David Warner and Wriddhiman Saha walk out in the middle to start the SRH innings. Youngster Arshdeep Singh will start the proceedings for the visitors
The Orange Army
Plenty of home support for Sunrisers as David Warner plays his final match of the tournament. Can the Aussie opener finish his scintillating campaign on a high?
Playing XI: David Warner, Kane Williamson(c), Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Wriddhiman Saha(wk), Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, K Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma
Kings XI Punjab
Playing XI: Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Nicholas Pooran(w), Simran Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Kings XI Punjab have won the toss and have elected to bowl first