Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Punjab by 69 runs in a match of the 2020 season of the IPL. Hyderabad, batting first, scored 201 runs at the loss of 6 wickets. In response, the Punjab team, chasing a target of 202 runs, scored 132 runs for the loss of 10 wickets in 16.5 overs.
Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Punjab by 69 runs in a match of the 2020 season of the IPL. Hyderabad, batting first, scored 201 runs at the loss of 6 wickets. In response, the Punjab team, chasing a target of 202 runs, scored 132 runs for the loss of 10 wickets in 16.5 overs. Johnny Bairstow (97 runs), David Warner (52 runs) and Rashad Khan (12/4) were the heroes of Hyderabad’s victory in the match.
Disappointing start of Punjab in 22nd match of IPL
Punjab, who faced huge scores, did not get the expected start in this IPL match. His first blow came in the form of Mayank Agarwal (9), who scored a century in the tournament. He was run out by Khalil Ahmed at the exact throw of David Warner. After this, Prabhasimran (11), playing his first match, was caught by Priyam Garg off Khalil Ahmed, while captain KL Rahul (11) was caught by Williamson by Abhishek Sharma and the team scored 58 for 3 wickets.
Half century in Puran’s 17 balls
After KL Rahul’s dismissal, Nicholas Pooran took charge of the attack and completed the half-century in just 17 balls with 4 sixes and a four to Abdul Samad who came to the 9th over. This is the fastest fifty of the IPL season. Samad scored 28 runs in this over. However, while Puran was expecting runs, Maxi was also expected, but he was run out on a personal score of just 7 runs.
Wicket fell again like this
Mandeep (6) was bowled by Rashid Khan after Maxwell. Puran, who was batting at the other end, was dismissed for 77 from 37 balls. During this, he hit 5 fours and 7 sixes. He was also implicated by the charismatic spinner Rashid Khan in his spin. Mujib ur Rehman (1) wicket to Khaleel Ahmed.
Bairstow and Warner’s great break.
Earlier, a half-century between Johnny Bairstow (97) and David Warner (52) and a century partnership between the two helped Sunrisers Hyderabad to 201 for 6 against Kings XI Punjab in this IPL match. Bairstow also scored a 97-run partnership for the first wicket with Warner (52) in addition to playing 97 off 55 balls with six sixes and 7 fours. The Sunrisers were brought back in the final five overs by leg-spinners Ravi Bishnoi (three wickets for 29 runs) and Arshdeep Singh (two wickets for 33 runs) in which the Sunrisers could add only 41 runs.
Bairstow gets life
Sunrisers captain Warner decided to bat first after winning the toss and teamed up with Bairstow to give the team a stormy start. Warner opened the account with two consecutive fours on Sheldon Cottrell while Bairstow also extended his innings with a four over Mujib ur Rehman. Bairstow hit three fours in Cottrell’s next over. Bairstow, however, was fortunate on scoring 19 when his difficult catch was dropped by Punjab captain Lokesh Rahul off Mohammed Shami. Warner hit two consecutive fours in the same over in today’s IPL match.
The wicket fell again like this
Rahul turned the ball over to Bishnai in the over in the 16th over, this proved to be the turning point. Bishnoi also lured Bairstow after Warner was caught by Maxwell on the very first ball, scoring only one run in this over.
Warner faced five fours and a six while facing 40 balls. Arshdeep in next over
Manish Pandey (01) was caught on his own ball which resulted in Punjab losing three wickets in seven balls. Bishnoi also sent Abdul Samad (08) to the pavilion while Arshdeep ended Priyam Garg’s (00) innings. Sunrisers lost five wickets within 15 runs. Kane Williamson (20 not out) hit a four and a six off Shami’s successive balls in the final over which helped the team cross the 200-run mark.