Lowest target failed to be chased down by SRH In IPL 2020. Chris Jordan, Arshdeep Singh completely dent SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH).

SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) has won the toss and opted to field first. Shahbaz Nadeem gives way for Khaleel Ahmed in SRH’s XI. Mayank Agarwal drops out for KXIP due to an injury, with Mandeep Singh included preferably. Chris Jordan further replaces Jimmy Neesham in the lineup. SRH have opted to make just one change with Khaleel Ahmed handed an opportunity at Shahbaz Nadeem’s expense.

In the absence of Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh and KL Rahul ensured a solid start for KXIP adding 37 runs for the first wicket off 30 balls. Sandeep Sharma breaks the partnership got Mandeep Singh 17 runs off 14 deliveries.

The KXIP innings has stammered in the middle-overs phase. As it is always the problem in a T20 inning, With half the team back in the pavilion, Chris Gayle 20 runs off 20 deliveries.

KL Rahul 27 runs off 27 deliveries Glenn Maxwell 12 runs off 13 deliveries Deepak Hooda 0 run off 2 Chris Jordan 7 runs off 12 deliveries. Murugan Ashwin run-out just 4 runs rest heavily on the shoulders of Pooran while batting Pooran remained unbeaten at 32 from 28 deliveries. the fact that he was the highest run-scorer of the innings speaks a lot about KXIP’s failure to find momentum in the innings. Kings XI Punjab has been restricted to a total of 126 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in 20 overs, by SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH).

SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH), Sandeep Sharma, Rashid Khan and Jason Holder cracked in with two wickets each. SRH continued to tighten the node on KXIP allowing only 38 runs in the last five overs.

Chasing a modest total of 127, SRH openers – David Warner 35 runs off 20 deliveries and Jonny Bairstow 19 runs off 20 deliveries – have started in the most dominating fashion. SRH middle order has to struggle due to discipline bowling by Kings XI Punjab bowlers Arshdeep Singh 3.5/0/23/3, Chris Jordan 4/0/17/3 and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) defeated SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 12 runs. Lowest target failed to be chased down by SRH in IPL. Its Fourth straight win for Punjab.

Warner | SRH captain: Yeah it does (hurt a lot). Our bowlers did a fantastic job to restrict them. After the start we got, we took our foot off the pedal. Felt on that wicket it was going to get tougher once the spin came into it. For us it was about trying to apply pressure upfront, negate the swing bowling, but obviously we didn’t get across the line. They bowled well with the new ball (his bowlers). Didn’t get all the wickets upfront but we brought it back well. Today our bowlers executed the plans well, very happy with them. Just have to forget this game and move forward.

Arshdeep Singh: We saw an opportunity for the win and tried our best and thankfully, it went our way. The plan was to bowl it into the wicket and bowl as many slower balls and it worked. I have been backed up really well by the management and good that we are starting to get some momentum as a team. The plan was to keep it simple (On Vijay Shankar’s wicket) and let them hit on the bigger side and it worked.

KL Rahul | KXIP captain: Yes we are making it a habit. In the first half we somehow couldn’t make this a habit. I am just speechless right now to be honest. Very happy with the show from the boys. The work done is always behind the scenes, not just the players, but the support staff. You can’t change much in a player in two months but you can always make them mentally better and that’s what coach Kumble, Andy, Charl, Jonty and Wasim have done. After me and Mandeep played the first over we know it’s not a high scoring wicket. We were thinking close to 160. They went hard in the first six. But I knew we could pull things back if we don’t leak many runs in the powerplay as we have two leggies. We sat down and thought about the things that the bowlers would need in conditions like these and it’s good to see the work paying off.

Chris Jordan | Player of the Match: Feel great, proud of the team. We had a tough start, but we kept the belief. It’s part and parcel of life to miss a few. The coaches and the teams are trying their best to get the best combination, to win four in a row is really pleasing. Arshdeep backed his skills and it’s come off. I just tried to support him to make it clear for him. I just tried to bowl a quiet over to give Arshdeep as much as I could to defend.

 

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