IPL 2018, SRH vs KXIP: Sunrisers defend 132, break Punjab's winning streak

Sunrisers Hyderabad players celebrate the dismissal of Kings XI Punjab's batsman Chris Gayle at IPL 2018 at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad on Thursday. Photo: PTI
 
In the 25th match of Vivo Indian Premier League (IPL 2018) Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) defeated Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) by 13 runs. Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) gifted the match to Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and pushed them to the second spot of the Vivo IPL points table as none of the batsmen barring Chris Gayle and Lokesh Rahul showed any signs of building a partnership and chase the below-par target of 133. It seemed that the match would not even go until the last over but surprisingly, it did. Wickets fell in quick succession and irresponsible shots from Kings XI Punjab batsmen added to their woes.

With an aim to build their innings after a string of setbacks, Kings XI Punjab suffered yet another blow as Sandeep Sharma eliminated Manoj Tiwary. The tail-enders shouldered the responsibility but with the run-rate increases and practically no big hitter left, Kings XI Punjab needed a miracle but it happened to SRH. The remaining batsmen looked in a hurry to gift their wickets and SRH accepted it with open hands. The victory came for SRH as Basil Thampi bowled Ankit Rajpoot on the second ball of the last over. SRH gloriously won the match by 13 runs.

 

Here are the squads for both the teams:
2> Kings XI Punjab Playing XI for today:
Lokesh Rahul(w), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Aaron Finch, Manoj Tiwary, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Andrew Tye, Barinder Sran, Ankit Rajpoot, Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Change: Chris Gayle is back as Yuvraj misses out, Manoj Tiwary gets a game

Kings XI Punjab innings update: Over by over

 
Over 1: Chris Gayle and K L Rahul to open for Kings XI Punjab. Sandeep Sharma to start off for Sunrisers Hyderabad.  Dot balls. First runs for KXIP. Dot ball. Gayle takes single. KXIP: 2-0

Over 2: Nabi comes to the attack. SIX by Gayle. Single to Gayle. Rahul takes single. Gayle tries to hit, stumping chance, well inside the crease. KXIP: 10-0

Over 3: Sandeep to continue. Driven, but no run. Quick single. Off the pads of Gayle for one. Single to Rahul. Quick single to end. KXIP: 14-0

Over 4: Nabi continues, single to Gayle. Rahul pulls for six. Four, on the off side this time. Makes some room, wacks it for four over fine leg. Single to finish it off. KXIP 30-4

Over 5: Sandeep continues, on the pads of Rahul, no run. Dot again. Classic cover drive for four. Single to Rahul. KXIP: 35-0

Over 6: Siddarth Kaul comes into the attack. Dot ball. Straight down the ground for four. Single. Gayle hits a four. KXIP: 44-0

Over 7: Basil Thampi is in the attack. Dot ball.  Gayle hits a huge six. 

Over 8: Rashid Khan comes in. Rahul is clean bowled. Goes for 32. Mayank Agarwal is the new man in. KXIP: 56-1

Over 9: Thampi continues, one run to Mayank. Gayle hits high in the air, and Thampi takes it. Gayle gone. Karun Nair is the new man in. KXIP: 61-2

Over 11: Kaul continues, In the air, falls in no man's land. 6 came from the over. KXIP: 73-2

Over 12: Rashid into the attack. Brilliant over, just four runs from it. KXIP: 77-2

Over 16: Sandeep Sharma into the attack. Manoj Tiwari is gone. Andrew Tye is gone now LBW. SRH: 96-7. Barindar Sran is the new man in.

Over 17: Kaul continues, Dot, one, one. Dot. Run out, pathetic running. Ankit Rajpoot comes in. In the air, dropped, Nabi drops it. In the air, no man's land. In the air again, gone this time. KXIP: 101-9. Four runs to Mujeeb. Over third man, four. KXIP: 110-9

Over 19: Swing and a miss, one run. One run. Single again. Inside edge, gone for four. Slower one, misses. KXIP: 118-9. Need 15 from 6

Over 20: Thampi to finish it off. One run. Bowled. SRH win by 13 runs. 

 
Kings XI Punjab innings analysis after the powerplay

Chasing the small target of 133 runs, Chris Gayle and Lokesh Rahul came to open the innings for Kings XI Punjab. Sandeep Sharma opened the bowling for SRH and have only 2 runs. Mohammed Nabi came to bowl the 2nd over the innings and Gayle hit the 2nd ball of the over for six but Nabi pulled it back for SRH as he only gave 2 runs in the last 4 balls. Sandeep Sharma continued from other end and didn’t allow SRH batsmen break free and gave only 4 runs in his 2nd over. Mohammad Nabi came to bowl the 4th over and Rahul collected 15 of the last 4 balls as hit a six and 2 fours. Sandeep Sharma came to bowl the 5th over and bowled another economical over for SRH as runs were flowing from the other end. Siddarth Kaul came to bowl the last over of the powerplay and Rahul hit the ball down the ground for four. Siddhartha gave away 9 runs in his first over as KXIP batsmen are scoring at a run-rate of 7.33 much ahead the required rate of 6.32 runs per over. 

After the end of the 6th over, KXIP were 44 for no loss with Chris Gayle (15 runs off 15 balls) and K L Rahul (29 runs off 21 balls) at the crease

Basil Thampi came to bowl the 7th over of the innings and Gayle hit the third ball of the over for six over long-on as he gave away 9 runs in the over. Rashid Khan came to bowl the 8th over of the innings and foxed Rahul to provide first break-through for SRH. Rahul scored 23 runs off 22 balls with the help of 2 sixes and a four. Rashid Khan gave away 3 runs in his first over and took the wicket of in-form Lokesh Rahul. Thampi continued from the other end and as he took the wicket of Gayle. Thampi gave 5 runs in his 2nd over as both the openers were out in the successive overs. Karun Nair came to the crease after the dismissal of Chris Gayle.

Shakib Al Hasan came to bowl the 10th over of the innings and gave runs per ball as Nair and Mayank were trying to build a partnership. Kaul came to bowl the 11th over of the innings and gave only 6 runs in his 2nd over. Rashid came to bowl the 12th over and gave only 4 runs as for the first time KXIP required run-rate supersede the current run-rate. Shakib Al Hasan came to bowl the 13th  over and took the wicket of Mayank Agrawal as he again failed to perform for Kings XI Punjab. Shakib Al Hasan gave only 3 runs as required run-rate past 7 rpo mark. Rashid Khan came to bowl the 14th over and the wrist spinners did it again for SRH as Rashid trapped Nair in front of the wicket and gave only 2 runs.

Shakib continued from the other end and hit for a six of the first ball by Finch before he took Finch’s wicket who again tried to send Hasan out of the park. Shakib Al Hasan gave away 9 runs in his 3rd over. Sandeep Sharma came to bowl the 16th over and took the wicket of Manoj Tiwari of the 3rd ball. KXIP were in deep trouble as they kept losing the wicket.

2> Sunrisers Hyderabad Playing XI for today:

Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson(c), Wriddhiman Saha(w), Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Basil Thampi, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma. Change: No change in the squad


Sunrisers Hyderabad innings update: Over by over

Over 1: Ankit Rajpoot opens the attack for KXIP, Dhawan and  Williamson to start off for SRH. Rahman hit on the face while fielding. OUT, Williamson is gone. End of over. SRH 1-1

Over 2: Barindar Sran is the new bowler. Wriddhiman Saha is the new man in. Perfect line. Cracking shot by Dhawan for four. Leg-by, one run. Saha on strike. Down the side, wacked for four. SRH: 12-1

Over 3: Rajpoot continues, Dhawan cuts towards third man boundary for four. Dhawan edges, caught at slip, Ankit Rajpoot gets his third wicket. Manish Pandey is the new man in. Dot ball.  Well defended. End of over. SRH: 16-2

Over 4: Sran continues, two dots and a single. Manish Pandey wacks it for a four. Hit high in the air, Ashwin drops it. Chace goes down. SRH: 23-2

Over 5: Rajpoot continues, Dot and a single to Saha. Driven through covers, just for two. Quick single. Saha departs, hits in the air, straight to the fielder. Saha goes for 6. Shakib Al Hasan is the new man in. Another chance put down. Tye dropped a dolly. SRH 27-3

Over 6: Sran continues, Out, oh no, it might be a no ball, yes it is. Lucky for Shakib. FREE HIT sent flying for four. Brilliant cut for four by Shakib. One run. SRH 37-3

Over 7: Ashwin come into the attack, tight line by KXIP captain. Very decent over for KXIP. SRH: 40-3

Over 8: Manoj Tiwary comes in, very weird action to see. 10 runs came from the over. SRH 50-3

Over 9: Ashwin continues,  very tight line. Manish Pandey and Shakib finding difficult to score boundaries. SRH: 54-3

Over 10: Mujeeb Ur Rahman into the attack. Just one. Good line, three dots balls. SRH: 57-3

Over 11: Andrew Tye comes into the attack. Just one. Pulled by Shaki for one. Bad pull, just for one. Double. Dot ball. One to finish the over. SRH 62-3

Over 12: Mujeeb continues, One run to Manish. Shakib tries to get the ball past Gayle, just one. Dot ball. Cut by Manish, two runs. SRH: 67-3

Over 13: Tye to continue, Shakib pulls for four. Singles coming easily. SRH 76-3

Over 14: Mujeeb continues, Single to Manish. One run to Shakib, decent cut. Shakib hits high in the air, caught, Shakib gone for 28. SRH: 79-4. Manish sweeps for one. Yusuf Pathan is the new man in. One run to him. Manish takes single to end the over. SRH: 83-4

Over 15: Ashwin continues, two runs for Manish. One run. Yusuf takes a single. Manish flicks, what a pathetic misfield that is, four runs. FLAT SIX. SRH: 97-4

Over 16: Mujeeb continues, Pathan takes double. Four dot balls. What an over by Rahman. SRH: 99-4

Over 17: Tye continues, Manish swings and misses. Slower one, Manish misses again. Manish swings again and gets just one. Powerful stroke by Yusuf just for two. Decent push through point, just for two. Manish hits high in the air, dropped at the boundary. SRH: 104-4

Over 18: Ashwin continues, Overthrow. Yusuf hits high in the air, dropped again. SIX runs. Double to Yusuf., Driven, a chance of a runout, safe. Dot to end the over. SRH: 117-4

Over 19: Tye continues, Four to Manish, 50 for him. One run. Pathan swings and misses. Four runs to Pathan. Hit straight to the bowler. SRH: 126-4

Over 20: Rajpoot to finish it off. One run. Pathan swings and misses. Bouncer, they still ran for it. One run. Perfect yorker, Manish Pandey is clean bowled. Nabi hits a four. In the air, taken. Ankit Rajpoot ends with a fifer. SRH: 132-6

Sunrisers Hyderabad innings analysis after end of innings

Kings XI Punjab skipper Ravichandran Ashwin won the toss and elected to field first, Shikhar Dhawan and Kane Williamson came to open the innings for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Ankit Rajpoot came to open the bowling for Kings XI Punjab and took the wicket of SRH captain Kane Williamson, who scored a duck, of the 4th ball and gave SRH their initial scare. Wriddhiman Saha came to the crease after the dismissal of Williamson. Barinder Sran came to bowl the 2nd over of the innings and gave away 2 runs in the first 3 balls but hit for a boundary of the 4th ball and 6th ball of the over. SRH collected 9 runs in the Sran’s first over. Ankit Rajpoot continued from the other end and Dhawan greeted him with a late cut but the young pacer bounced back and got the outside edge which was brilliantly taken by Karun Nair standing at first slip. Rajpoot sent both the openers back to the dug-out in the space of 15 balls. Shikhar Dhawan scored 11 runs off 8 balls with a strike rate of 137.50. Manish Pandey came to the crease after the wicket of Dhawan. Ankit Rajpoot gave away 4 runs in his 2nd over. After the end of 3rd over SRH were tottering at 16/2 with a run-rate of 5.33

Barinder Sran came to bowl the 4th over of the innings and didn’t allow Saha to score a single run of the first two ball. Manish Pandey hit the 4th ball in the mid-wicket region for four before Ashwin dropped the miss hit from Pandey, it might become a costly miss for KXIP. Sran gave away 7 runs in his 4th over. Rajpoot continued to bowl his 3rd over and gave 3 runs in first 3 balls as Ashwin dived to stop a well timed shot of Pandey. Meanwhile, the SRH batsmen were able to take a double. The misery of Saha continued in IPL 2018 as he again played a horrific shot to gift his wicket to opponents. Saha scored 6 runs off 9 balls with a strike rate of 66.66. Shakib Al Hasan came to the crease after the dismissal of Saha and Rajpoot nearly got his 4th wicket but Andrew Tye dropped an easy catch. Sran came to bowl the 6th over and took the wicket of Shakib Al Hasan of a no ball. Shakib sends the free-hit for four in the deep square leg region. Sran gave away 10 runs in his 3rd over

After the end of the powerplay, SRH were 37/3 with Shakib Al Hasan (9 runs off 6 balls) and Manish Pandey (9 runs off 11 balls) were at the crease

R Ashwin brought himself after the end of powerplay and bowled with great line & length as he gave only 3 runs. Manoj Tiwary came to bowl the 8th over of the innings with an awkward action and gave 10 runs. Manish Pandey and Shakib Al Hasan were in rebuilding mode after losing 3 quick wickets in the powerplay. Ashwin continued from the other end and gave only 4 runs in the 9th over of the innings. After the end of the 9th over SRH were 54 for 3 with Shakib Al Hasan (17 runs off 17 balls) and Manish Pandey (15 runs off 18 balls) at the crease.

 Mujeeb Ur Rahman came to bowl the 10th over and kept the lid of the run flow as he gave only 3 runs with 3 dot balls. Ashwin asked Andrew Tye to bowl the 11th over and the Australian pacer gave only 5 runs. SRH batsmen looked extra cautious as they were not making the use of long boundary lines. Mujeeb continued from the other end and gave only 5 runs in his 2nd over. Andrew Tye came to bowl the 13th over and Pandey took a single off the first ball followed by a power hit for four over the infield. Andrew Tye gave away 9 runs in his second over as Shakib was the aggressor among the SRH batsmen.

Mujeeb came to bowl the 14th over and took the wicket of Shakib Al Hasan who was trying to accelerate the run-rate for SRH. Shakib scored 28 runs off 29 balls, as we are again heading for another low score match in IPL 2018. Yusuf Pathan came to the crease after the dismissal of Shakib Al Hasan.

 
After the end of the 14th over, Sunrisers Hyderabad scored 83 runs with a run-rate of 5.84. Yusuf Pathan (1 run off 1 ball) and Manish Pandey (30 runs off 35 balls) were at the crease.

Ashwin came to bowl the 15th over of the innings and hit for 14 runs as Manish Pandey looked aggressive and collected 10 runs in the last three balls of the over. Mujeeb came to bowl the 16th over and gave only 2 runs in his last over of the game as Pathan struggled to pick his deliveries. Andrew Tye came to bowl the 16th over of the innings and Manish Pandey played 2 dot balls upfront and took a single of the third ball as he failed to score big runs. The hundred for SRH came in the 16th over. Tye gave away 5 runs in his 3rd over as Mayak Agrawal dropped an easy catch and poor catching and ground fielding continue to scare Kings XI Punjab. Ravichandran Ashwin came to bowl the 17th over of the innings and Pathan hit the ball in the mid-wicket region and Manish Pandey this time dropped the catch which went to for a six. Pathetic fielding by Kings XI Punjab continues…. Ashwin gave away 13 runs in his final over as he finished with the figure of 4-0-34-0.

Andrew Tye came to bowl the 19th over and Manish Pandey hit the 2nd ball of the over for four in the extra cover region and completes his fifty. Tye finished his last over with a dot ball as he gave away 9 runs. Ankit Rajpoot came to bowl the last ball of the over and Pandey continued to struggle as he failed to connect the ball and finally got perished of a Yorker as Ankit Rajpoot took his 4th scalp. Manish Pandey scored 54 runs in 51 balls with a strike rate of 105.88. Mohammad Nabi came to the crease and cut the ball over the backward point for 4. But got perished in the next ball as Rajpoot takes the first five-wicket haul of IPL 2018. Ankit Rajpoot gave only 6 runs in the last over of the innings.

After the end of the 20 overs, Sunrisers Hyderabad managed to score 132 runs.
 

Here are a few things to know before the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) match to be played at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal, Hyderabad, the two teams' players who could prove handy, and who has said what before the clash:

 

 

Fractured finger rules Stanlake out of IPL 2018: Sunrisers Hyderabad paceman Billy Stanlake has been ruled out of the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 season due to a fractured finger. The Australian suffered a displaced fracture on the little finger of his right hand while fielding in the game against Chennai Super Kings on Sunday. The franchise has confirmed in a tweet that the 23-year-old will not be available for the rest of the tournament. "Billy Stanlake has been ruled out of the remainder of IPL 2018 owing to a fractured finger. The #OrangeArmy wishes him a speedy recovery," the franchise tweeted.

 

Kaul reprimanded for breaching IPL code of conduct: Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer Siddharth Kaul has been reprimanded for breaching the IPL code of conduct during the match against Mumbai Indians here. "Mr. Kaul admitted to the Level 1 offense under 2.1.4 of the IPL Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials and accepted the sanction. For Level 1 breaches of the IPL Code of Conduct, the Match Referee's decision is final and binding," read an IPL media advisory. What led to the breach of conduct was not mentioned in the advisory but Kaul got a bit carried away while celebrating the dismissal of Mumbai spinner Mayanka Markande at the Wankhede Stadium last night. Kaul has been in fine form so far in the season, taking nine wickets in six games.

 

Part of 2019 IPL may shift to the UAE due to general elections: A part of the 2019 Indian Premier League (IPL) is likely to take place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) due to the general elections in 2019, a Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) official said. "Due to the Lok Sabha elections, the IPL next year may take place in the UAE," the BCCI official said on condition of anonymity. "There could be a possibility of a part of the IPL being shifted like last time. It will depend on the general election dates," the official added. The first two weeks of the 2014 IPL was also played in the UAE, after the BCCI was forced to shift the cash-rich Twenty20 tournament outside the country because of the Lok Sabha elections in April-May. The 11th edition of the IPL is currently underway. In 2009, the second edition of the IPL was hosted by South Africa.

 

Team Head to Head after today’s match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab:

 

Overall:

Matches – 12, Sunrisers Hyderabad won – 9, Kings XI Punjab won – 3

 

In Hyderabad:

Matches – 6, Sunrisers Hyderabad won – 5, Kings XI Punjab won – 1

When these two teams met earlier this season – in Match 16 – KXIP prevailed after they successfully defended 193 and restricted the Sunrisers to 178-4.

 

Trivia ahead of today’s match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab:

 
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad have an outstanding record in IPL matches at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad; they’ve won 22 and lost 11 of their home matches. More recently, they have won 8 of their last 10 matches at the venue.
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad’s scoring rate against pace this season is 8.37; against spin, it drops to 6.72.
  • Kings XI Punjab are the only team to score at more than 10 runs an over in the first six overs; their scoring rate in the powerplay overs this season reads 10.30.
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad have the best economy rate in the powerplay overs this season – 6.91.