KXIP vs SRH Match Highlights:
- SRH won by 13 runs
- They made 132-6
- 3 teams sit on 10 points
Sunrisers Hyderabad extracted revenge from the Kings XI Punjab for the defeat at their hands earlier in the tournament. The match was a complete contrast to the run rain that was witnessed in the first match between the two. Completely opposite to that one, game 25 was a low scoring affair that eventually ended up going SRH’s way by 13 runs.
A duplicate of the duo’s previous matches, yesterday’s match was another low scoring affair for both the sides. Unfortunately, Punjab were unable to once again defend a low total much to the joy of Hyderabad who after defending 118 in their last match went onto defend 132 this match to show the world that the tag of best domestic bowling side in the world is indeed justified. Bhuvneshwar Kumar or not, the Hyderabad side showed that they have the bench strength when it comes to the bowling department. More so the mental strength shown by their players along with the grit, determination and never say die spirit would have pleased Hyderabad’s team management and supporters to no end.
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Coming back to KXIP vs SRH match highlights, going against popular belief of this being another high scoring match, both the teams battled out below-par scores in Hyderabad. With both having gone into the match with wins courtesy of their bowlers, Hyderabad knew a win would see them level of points with Punjab and Chennai while a win for Punjab would take them to the top of the table. And on the day, Hyderabad showed that they were hungrier for a win. Despite the return of Chris Gayle to the Punjab side, Punjab failed to chase down a target of 133.
Continuing where they had left off against the Delhi Daredevils, the Punjab bowlers put on another masterclass performance. Orchestrating the performance was Indian pacer Ankit Rajpoot who returned with figures of 5-14 off his 4 overs to decimate the Hyderabad side. Despite their stellar performance while bowling, Punjab were left to rue the many catches which they dropped, especially that of Manish Pandey whose 54 proved to be the game changer in the end.
Getting off to a rosy start of 55 for no loss in their chase, things went from bad to worse in a matter of overs for Punjab. Losing 5 wickets in 6 overs for just 35 runs saw them collapse like a house of cards to hand SRH the win.
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