IPL 2020, KXIP vs SRH: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) defended a modest 126 to keep their playoffs hope alive as the KL Rahul-led side defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 12 runs. The pair of David Warner and Jonny Bairstow started strong, adding 56 runs in the first six overs. However, the team witnessed a dramatic turnaround with Ravi Bishnoi bowling clinical spell and Chris Jordan and Arshdeep Singh picking vital wickets.
Earlier in the day, Rahul got the KXIP innings off to a fluent start, and Chris Gayle joined him soon to pilot the innings along. However, both batsmen fell around the 10-over mark and Rashid Khan (2/14) and company orchestrated a strangle. Sandeep Sharma (2/29) became just the sixth Indian pacer to take 100 IPL wickets. Nicholas Pooran (32*) anchored the second half of the KXIP innings, but only two boundaries were hit in the second half of the innings. SRH need 127 to win.
Match 43, Dubai International Cricket Stadium, 24 Oct, 2020