Jonny Bairstow and David Warner on Thursday and their opening stand of 160 runs helped Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) to score 201 at a loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs in opposition to Kings XI Punjab on the Dubai International Stadium. Nonetheless, KXIP failed to chase the victory goal of 202 runs and misplaced all of its wickets inside 16.5 overs by scoring 132 runs and misplaced the match by 69 runs.
Jonny Bairstow got adjudged as the Man of the Match for his excellent innings of 97 off 55 deliveries.
Kings XI Punjab’s Nicholas Pooran slammed his maiden IPL fifty while chasing a 202-run target in opposition to Sunrisers Hyderabad. He came to his team’s rescue after Abhishek Sharma dismissed KL Rahul (11) within the seventh over.
Khaleel Ahmed cleared Prabhsimran Singh (11) while Mayank Agarwal (9) got run-out.
Natarajan took the 2 final wickets and KXIP was all out for 132 runs.
Rashid Khan came out as the best wicket-taker after Jonny Bairstow top-scored with (97) and David Warner (52) slammed the second half-century in this season. The mammoth opening stand of SRH was broken within the sixteenth over by Ravi Bishnoi after which KXIP did well to restrain SRH down to a score just over 200. Bairstow was denied his second IPL hundred by Bishnoi in the same over.
KXIP took six wickets and conceded 41 runs within the final 4 overs. Whereas wickets fell around him, Kane Williamson stood sturdy and was unbeaten on 20 off 10 balls. The only noteworthy stand outside of the opening partnership was between Williamson and Abhishek Sharma who put up 24 for the sixth wicket.