IPL 2020, SRH vs KXIP: Pooran's heroics in vain as Sunrisers beats Kings XI by 69 runs

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Sunrisers Hyderabad

Rashid Khan celebrating with his SRH teammates after causing Mandeep Singh's undoing with a googly.   -  BCCI/IPL

This is Santadeep Dey bringing you LIVE commentary of IPL 2020: SRH vs KXIP at the Dubai International Stadium.


HIGHLIGHTS

KXIP 132 after 16.5 overs: Cottrell castled! Natarajan takes his first wicket of the night. That was bowled right at the blockhole. Arshdeep takes the walk three balls later, for a duck, and it is all over for Punjab. SRH beats KXIP by 69 runs.

KXIP 131/8 after 16 overs: Bishnoi lofts one over Sandeep's head for a boundary. The pacer follows it up with a sharp bouncer that gets Bishnoi on the visor. The umpires step in to check if he is okay and he lets out a smile. He is alright.

KXIP 126/8 after 15 overs: Rashid to bowl out. Warner would be hoping the Afghan gets rid of Pooran this over itself. And it happens! IT HAPPENS! Three dots followed by one laced with some extra bounce and well, it does the job. The Trinidadian has sliced this one straight to Natarajan at backward point. Shami walks out as soon as he walks in, trapped right in front - a golden duck! Two-wicket maiden for Rashid and he will be on a hattrick when he walks in to bowl in SRH's next fixture on Sunday against Rajasthan Royals.

KXIP 126/6 after 14 overs: Khaleel has been hit for two consecutive boundaries and it is Nicholas Pooran, who has been busy rebuilding the Punjab chase all by himself. A weird dismissal follows! SRH appeals for a caught behind for Mujeeb. The umpires soft signal it not out but go upstairs to check for a bump ball. The third umpire reverses the on-field umpire's decision to signal it out without eve referring to the ultraedge. Mujeeb starts to walk but gets signalled by the dugout to go for a review. The umpires go upstairs again to refer to the ultraedge and turns out there is a significant spike on the line. OUT it is! Time for the strategic timeout.

KXIP 117/5 after 13 overs: Ball of the tournament, anyone? Rashid spins a web around Mandeep, who's been outfoxed by the turn on that googly. It was a tad bit faster as well - 88.7 kmph. Mujeeb is the new man in.

KXIP 112/4 after 12 overs: The pressure's back on the batting team and it shows. Not only is nobody going after the bowler, but there is some fumble as well, while attempting to take a run or two between the wickets. Hyderabad's fielders have, however, been spot on tonight.

KXIP 105/4 after 11 overs: Natarajan has dropped Maxwell off his own bowling. He was still in his follow-through when Maxwell pushed it straight back at him. The pacer gets his fingers onto it but wasn't able to hold on. Later, Pooran gets some bat on a delivery straying down the leg side to steal a boundary. Maxwell, however, doesn't get to survive the over, dismissed by a direct hit from Garg. He was miles out of the line on that occasion. Brilliant work in the field!

KXIP 96/3 after 10 overs: Rashid's back to apply the brakes on the Punjab innings. Pretty much an uneventful over with only five coming off it.

KXIP 91/3 after 9 overs: 50 OFF 17 DELIVERIES! This is Nicholas Pooran's first IPL fifty and he brings it about in some style. It also happens to be the tournament's fastest-ever fifty. Samad's previous over's timeline reads: 6 4 6 6 6 0. My, oh, my! Time for a strategic timeout. Not a surprise, one would say.

Nicholas Pooran

Nicholas Pooran scores the IPL's fastest fifty in 17 balls.   -  BCCI/IPL

 

KXIP 63/3 after 8 overs: Rashid Khan has been brought in. What can he offer here? Just two runs off it. The batsmen cannot afford to take any unnecessary risks, especially at this stage and against one of the most dangerous bowlers in world cricket.

KXIP 61/3 after 7 overs: Pooran welcomes Abhishek with a maximum straight over the bowler's head - 89 metres. Goes again the next delivery. Same zone. Same shot. To the same effect. This time it is bigger. 94 metres! But Abhishek does the bigger damage later on. He gets the big man KL Rahul walking. Rahul sweeps it straight to Kane Williamson at backward square leg.

Kane Williamson

Kane Williamson takes a comfortable catch at backward square leg to dismiss KXIP skipper KL Rahul.   -  BCCI/IPL

 

KXIP 45/2 after 6 overs: Natarajan's back - Warner's operating with left-arm seam from both ends. Pooran, however, gets his timing right to dispatch the third delivery out of the park with a stylish, wristy flick! Glorious, glorious shot. No backlift, no movement of the feet but look at how it all panned out.

KXIP 37/2 after 5 overs: An excellent catch by Garg at cover point ends Prabhsimran's brief stay on the patch. It was hit hard but the fielder was pretty alert. Khaleel gets his first wicket. Pooran walks in and slams Khaleel for a delightful four through covers off the very first delivery he faces.

KXIP 27/1 after 4 overs: T Natarajan is into the attack. Prabhsimran Singh tees off with a boundary. And that too a helicopter flick! Yuvraj Singh has been working on this youngster and it shows.

KXIP 20/1 after 3 overs: Sandeep Sharma has been Sunrisers' all-time best bowler when it comes to matches against Punjab. This over was all about the same - only six runs off it as the bowler keeps it pretty tight.

KXIP 14/1 after 2 overs: Yes... no... maybe... And gone! A brief moment of hesitation from skipper KL Rahul has cost Punjab the wicket of Mayank Agarwal. Praises must be sung of Warner who pulled off an athletic save at mid-off before throwing it to the bowler's end.

Sunrisers Hyderabad

David Warner celebrates the wicket of Mayank Agarwal with his teammates.   -  BCCI/IPL

 

KXIP 9/0 after 1 over: The most destructive opening pair this IPL have walked out onto the middle. KL Rahul will face Sandeep Sharma with Mayank Agarwal at the non-striker's end. There is a hint of movement on the ball and Mayank, for a moment, looked as good as gone off the second delivery. It hung in the skies for quite some time before landing a few yards ahead of the onrushing pair of Warner and Abhishek straight down the field. Mayank, however, quickly restored momentum with a wonderful shot through the covers for a four.

KXIP INNINGS

Kings XI Punjab needs 202 to win.

SRH 201/6 after 20 overs: Shami's yorker goes wrong and BAM! Williamson goes over extra cover. FOUR. The very next ball, he takes the aerial route and it disappears. SIX. The applauses in the SRH dugout die out after Abhishek miscues one to a diving Maxwell, running in from deep midwicket.

SRH 187/5 after 19 overs: "Cricket is a game of glorious uncertainties," they say. The statement couldn't be more correct. We are witnessing an epic turnaround here from the Kings. Pooran doesn't put the opportunity down this time and Priyam Garg has been dismissed for a duck. Abhishek Sharma, who has just walked in, has teed off, meanwhile, with a brilliant maximum and then a cracking four.

SRH 175/4 after 18 overs:
Having pulled off one of the best fielding efforts of the tournament, thus far, a few days ago, you wouldn't expect Nicholas Pooran to let go off opportunities like that. Abdul Samad heaves a sigh of relief, more so because the ball has rolled right on to the boundary. But Arshdeep, at deep square leg, doesn't let a freebie go out of hand again, four balls later, as Samad walks. Williamson walks in.

SRH 165/3 after 17 overs: And Manish Pandey follows the openers back into the dugout in no time, nudging one right back to the bowler Arshdeep Singh. This is as easy as it gets... What a comeback this is turning out to be for Punjab!

SRH 161/2 after 16 overs: A googly from Bishnoi tricks Warner into skying it really high. Maxwell, who has one of the safest pairs of hands in the Kings XI dugout, gets underneath and he wouldn't miss sitters like these for anything. And in the same over, the youngster has gotten rid of Bairstow, trapping him plumb in front! Can KXIP apply the brakes hereon?

KXIP

Ravi Bishnoi and his KXIP teammates celebrate David Warner's wicket.   -  BCCI/IPL

 

SRH 160/0 after 15 overs: Cottrell bounces right back with a good over - just six off it. However, a look at his overall figures [3-0-33-0] would reveal how the night has turned out to be for the Punjab bowlers. Time for the strategic timeout.

SRH 154/0 after 14 overs: An over of records and milestones galore for Warner! Not only does the Australian reach his 46th IPL fifty, but with that he also reaches the 9500-run mark in T20s. This also happens to be his 9th fifty in a row against Kings XI Punjab.

SRH 138/0 after 13 overs: Shami gets punished for an erratic low full toss by Bairstow for a four towards the mid-off boundary. Except for that, it turns out to be quite the decent over - only eight off it.

SRH 130/0 after 12 overs:
Arshdeep sprays one down leg to concede a wide even as the batters run an extra. Things get worse as Arshdeep ends up bowling a no ball and gifting a free hit to Bairstow. The Englishman, however, manages to run only a single off it.

SRH 120/0 after 11 overs: Bairstow's on fire... 4, 6, 6 - and each time it gets bigger and better! The last maximum cleared the sightscreen and was 90-metres-long! There was a call for a catch but wonder who it was meant for. There is nothing that Maxwell has done which has seemed to worry the 31-year-old.

SRH 100/0 after 10 overs: Arshdeep Singh will be bowling his first over. Bairstow decides to get to his fifth IPL fifty - third in this edition - in style, with a six straight down the ground but he couldn't middle it well and it lands just within the ropes. Nonetheless, he gets his half-century by running a double. A run off the last delivery also brings up the fifth century stand for the openers.

SRH 93/0 after 9 overs: A cracking six that, from Warner as he lifts it over the bowler's head. The openers have cut loose. Who will KL Rahul go to next?

SRH 82/0 after 8 overs: Bairstow goes downtown! He dances down the track and gets it straight and long down the ground. The pressure gets to Bishnoi, who goes wide of off stump in the next delivery and Bairstow punishes him again. The misery is however far from over for Punjab as the last ball has also been smoked for a huge SIX over deep square leg.

SRH 64/0 after 7 overs: Can Glenn Maxwell's right arm off-spin provide Kings XI the much needed breakthrough? Warner and Bairstow don't go after him and just concentrate on running the singles and doubles.

SRH 58/0 after 6 overs: Punjab has opted to go for the strategic timeout right at the end of the PowerPlay. Bairstow and Warner run three off Mujeeb's first ball this over to bring up their 1000-runs partnership in this league. This is also Hyderabad's highest PowerPlay score in IPL 2020.

Jonny Bairstow and David Warner

Jonny Bairstow and David Warner have put up a fifty-run stand for the opening wicket.   -  BCCI/IPL

 

SRH 52/0 after 5 overs: The carnage continues this over after KL Rahul drops Bairstow on 19. It was a difficult one and he just managed to get his fingers to it - the KXIP skipper running in and diving for it at mid-off. Two back-to-back boundaries follow to make it 11 off the fifth.

SRH 41/0 after 4 overs: Cottrell starts off with a wide. He is feeling the heat, alright. It gets bad to worse after Bairstow takes him for a ride, hitting him for three boundaries. The Yorkshire batsman will be, however, relieved that the ball just flies over a leaping Ravi Bishnoi at short fine leg.

SRH 26/0 after 3 overs: Mohammad Shami comes into the attack. Warner pulls a short ball from Shami over mid-wicket for a boundary. Sunrisers are off to a confident start.

SRH 19/0 after 2 overs: Mujeeb is bowling his first over in IPL 2020. This might turn out to be an interesting contest: Warner - Bairstow vs the Afghan. The England wicketkeeper-batsman nudges one through the covers for a boundary but Mujeeb comes back well to keep it down to six runs off the over.

Jonny Bairstow

Jonny Bairstow (in picture) and David Warner have gotten off to a confident start against Kings XI Punjab.   -  BCCI/IPL

 

SRH 13/0 after 1 over: A brief pep talk from KL Rahul and off they sprint as David Warner and Jonny Bairstow come out to bat for Hyderabad. Sheldon Cottrell will be starting the proceedings with the new ball, with the Aussie on strike. 5 wides gets Hyderabad's scoreboard ticking. Simran Singh, who is donning the wicketkeeping gloves today, leaps for it but misses. After Warner survives a close call, he clears the infield to hammer the first four. Later follows it up with another fine boundary as well.

SRH INNINGS

WHAT THEY SAID

KL Rahul, KXIP skipper:
 I was hoping I'd lose the toss but I would have wanted to bat first too. We've just not been able to close games with bat or ball. We've started well, but not closed down things. Bowlers haven't executed their plans but we know that can happen. Guys know that we've made mistakes and everyone is keen to come back stronger. Three changes - Prabhsimran, Arshdeep and Mujeeb come in for Jordan, Brar and Sarfaraz.

David Warner, SRH captain:
 
We'll have a bat. Last game while chasing, we lost a lot of wickets in the middle. And in the bowling, there were about two or three overs where they just overpitched. 170-200 has been the range of par scores. One change - Khaleel in for Kaul.

PLAYING XI

Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul (c), Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran (w), Simran Singh, Glenn Maxwell, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell

Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (w), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan

TOSS UPDATE

David Warner wins toss. Sunrisers Hyderabad to bat.

PITCH REPORT BY GRAEME SWANN AND BRETT LEE

100

This traditionally has got the most bounce among all three venues. There is a little bit of carry with the new ball. Little bit of turn, little bit of grass. Don't think it will do a great deal. Will be batting first should a side win the toss. It will be a belter initially and later there might be some turn.   -  BCCI/IPL

 

- Look who all have made it to the venue already...

100

Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner arrives at the stadium.   -  BCCI/IPL

 
100

Kings XI Punjab players arrive at the Dubai International Stadium.   -  BCCI/IPL

- Poll time, ladies and gentlemen!

 

MATCH PREVIEW BY WRIDDHAAYAN BHATTACHARYYA

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab

Sunrisers Hyderabad will face Kings XI Punjab at the Dubai International Stadium today.   -  BCCI/IPL



Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad are plagued with issues in the bowling department. When the two sides meet at the Dubai International Stadium today, the focus will be on the power-hitters.

The build-up

Kings XI has been unlucky in its first two losses; one being in the Super Over against Delhi Capitals, followed by a miraculous run chase of 227 by Rajasthan Royals — the highest ever in the Indian Premier League. But it got completely outplayed by Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings last week.

David Warner’s side joined the party after two early losses. It bounced back against Delhi, then it beat Chennai but found itself gagged against a strong Mumbai.

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Besides Mohammed Shami, no other bowler has been consistent for Kings XI, especially at death. Sheldon Cottrell delivered in bits and pieces but the left-armer has been wicketless in his last three appearances. T20 specialist Chris Jordan did not cause much damage either.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s hip injury ruled him out of the tournament; Sunrisers roped in Prithvi Raj Yarra as his replacement but it remains to be seen if the Andhra pacer is included in the playing XI with seasoned campaigners Sandeep Sharma and Siddarth Kaul around.

But if Khaleel Ahmed isn’t fit, Prithvi Raj — who has played two IPL games for Kolkata Knight Riders in the past — may just sneak in.

 

There is a buzz that Kings XI may include hard-hitter Chris Gayle and finger-spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman to bolster the combination. And in that case, Glenn Maxwell — who hasn’t fired yet — may have to sit out. Jordan can make way for Mujeeb, while the team management can also consider Ishan Porel as the second seamer.

The key men

Kings XI has scored more than 60 per cent of its runs from the opening combination. K.L. Rahul (302 runs) and Mayank Agarwal (272 runs) have been batting fearlessly from the start, and it will be a battle between the Kings XI openers and the Sunrisers bowling attack.

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It will be also interesting to gauge Warner’s approach against a fiery Shami upfront. But Sunrisers’ middle-order is a cause for concern.

HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD

Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab will meet each other for the first time in the 2020 IPL season on October 8 at the Dubai International Stadium. The teams will then return to the same venue for the reverse fixture on October 24.

Sunrisers and Kings XI have played some nail-biting encounters over the years, giving fans some great memories to cherish. To understand how the two sides have fared against each other in the past editions of the IPL, let’s take a look at their head-to-head statistics.

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Overall H2H: (14 matches- SRH 10 | KXIP 4)

SRH and KXIP have faced each other 14 times in the IPL so far and the Hyderabad-based team currently leads the head-to-head 10-4.

Recent H2H: (Last 5 matches)

Sunrisers holds a slender lead over Kings XI in the recent past, winning three of their past five matches.

Last 5 matches

SRH won by 45 runs

KXIP won by 6 wickets

SRH won by 13 runs

KXIP won by 15 runs

SRH won by 26 runs 

Last encounter:

In 2019, Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 45 runs at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. Batting first, Sunrisers set Kings XI a massive target of 213. David Warner top-scored with 82, while Manish Pandey scored 36. In response, Kings XI, despite KL Rahul’s 79, could only manage 167/8 in 20 overs.

Last meeting in the UAE:

The two teams met at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in 2014, where Kings XI Punjab (193/6 in 20 overs) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad (121/10 in 20 overs) by 72 runs.
 

#STAT_ATTACK - SRH vs KXIP

Leading run-getters:

Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (574) 

Kings XI Punjab: Manan Vohra (195)

Highest Score in an innings:

Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (81) 

Kings XI Punjab: Chris Gayle (104*)

Most Wickets:

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Bhuvneshwar Kumar (18) 

Kings XI Punjab: Sandeep Sharma (15)

Best Bowling Figures:

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Bhuvneshwar Kumar (5/19)

Kings XI Punjab: Ankit Rajpoot (5/14)

Highest Innings Total:

Sunrisers Hyderabad: 212/6 

Kings XI Punjab: 211/4


TOP FIVE PLAYERS WITH MOST POINTS YOU MUST HAVE IN YOUR FANTASY SQUAD

1. KL Rahul (KXIP) - 117.5 points
2. Mayank Agarwal (KXIP) - 113.5 points
3. Mohammad Shami (KXIP) - 82 points
4. Rashid Khan (SRH) - 77 points
5. Sheldon Cottrell (KXIP) - 73 points

NUMBER-CRUNCHING

  • Highest run-getter: KL Rahul (302)
  • Highest wicket-taker: Kagiso Rabada (12)
  • Highest individual score: KL Rahul (132*)
  • Best bowling figures: Jasprit Bumrah (4/20)
  • Best economy: Axar Patel (4.57)
  • Most fours: KL Rahul (31)
  • Most sixes: Sanju Samson (16)
  • Fastest ball: Jofra Archer (153.62 kmph)
  • Fastest fifty: Sanju Samson (19 balls)
  • Fastest century: Mayank Agarwal (45 balls)

PREDICTED XI

SRH Probable XI:  David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, Khaleel Ahmed

KXIP Probable XI: KL Rahul (c), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Sarfaraz Khan, Murugan Ashwin, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammad Shami, Sheldon Cottrell

SQUADS

Sunrisers Hyderabad:
 David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Manish Pandey, Virat Singh, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Vijay Shankar, Sanjay Yadav, Wriddhiman Saha, Shreevats Goswami, Bavanaka Sandeep, Basil Thampi, Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan, Abhishek Sharma.

Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul (c), Mayank Agarwal, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Sarfaraz Khan, Chris Jordan, Harpreet Brar, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell, Chris Gayle, Murugan Ashwin, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Hardus Viljoen, Krishnappa Gowtham, James Neesham, Karun Nair, Deepak Hooda, Jagadeesha Suchith, Ishan Porel, Tajinder Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Arshdeep Singh, Simran Singh


IPL 2020 Points Table

TEAMSPWLPointsNRR
Mumbai Indians6428+1.488
Delhi Capitals5418+1.060
Kolkata Knight Riders5326+0.002
Royal Challengers Bangalore5326-1.355
Chennai Super Kings6244-0.371
Sunrisers Hyderabad5234-0.417
Rajasthan Royals5234-0.826
Kings XI Punjab5142+0.178


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