IPL highlights SRH vs KXIP: Sunrisers Hyderabad beats Kings XI Punjab by 45 runs

Catch the LIVE updates of the Indian Premier League match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab being played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.

David Warner

David Warner is playing his last game for SRH in the IPL2019.   -  IPL

Good evening. Welcome to Sportstar's live coverage of today's Indian Premier League match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab being played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. I am Hari Kishore M and I will take you through the three plus hours of pulsating action as the business end of the league nears.

 

That's it for a Monday night. Good night!

A superb all-round performance from Sunrisers Hyderabad and the team gives David Warner a perfect send-off. K.L. Rahul scored 79 but found no support from anyone. He was finding it tough to find the boundaries and a slow start compounded Punjab's woes. SRH now has 12 points and even one win could be enough, depending on how the other results go out, but it is unlikely SRH will get into the top-two. For Kings XI Punjab, it has made its chances more tougher with this loss and two wins in two matches — make it two big wins in two matches — and other results will be in focus.

KXIP 167/8 in 20 overs: Sandeep Sharma picks up to wickets and SRH beats KXIP by 45 runs.

KXIP 165/6 in 19 overs: It is all but over for Kings XI Punjab. 48 runs needed in the last over and this win will give Sunrisers Hyderabad's net run-rate a huge huge boost.

KXIP 160/6 in 18.2 overs: A fine innings from K.L. Rahul comes to an end and so does Kings XI Punjab's hopes. Rahul departs for 79. A good catch by Kane Williamson off Khaleel Ahmed and it is now 53 off 10 balls. The SRH skipper comes running in from the ropes and dives in to take a good catch. Murugan Ashwin joins Prabhsimran Singh. Khaleel then gives Williamson a kiss on the cap for the effort. SRH in complete control now.

KXIP 157/5 in 18 overs: Debutant Prabhsimran Singh has just smoked Bhuvneshwar Kumar for a six and gets the equation to 56 off 12 balls. A huge huge ask for Rahul and Prabhsimran. Coming to the six, he stayed deep in the crease and smacks a wide yorker over David Warner at the long-on fence.

KXIP 135/5 in 16 overs: K.L. Rahul is in the zone. But has he got into the groove a little late. He scores 12 off Bhuvneshwar Kumar, way below the required 18 runs per over mark. Punjab needs 78 runs in 24 balls. A six over long on and a four in the covers region but Rahul needs to do it more, more often now.

Stat attack: Bhuvneshwar Kumar (SRH) has won the Purple Cap twice in a row - 2016, 2017.

KXIP 107/5 in 13 overs: Two in two for Rashid Khan and Kings XI Punjab is down in the dumps. Rashid bowls a googly to Ashwin and the batsman directs it to Manish Pandey at long-on.

KXIP 107/4 in 12.5 overs: David Miller doesn't stay. He had trouble in reading Rashid. He did pick up a four and a two but tries to heave Rashid over the deep midwicket area but Vijay Shankar is there for that shot. The fielder makes no mistake and Miller fails.

KXIP 101/3 in 12 overs: Mohd. Nabi bowls a good over, just 5 off it as Punjab needs 112 runs in 48 balls, at 14 runs an over. With K.L. Rahul not finding the big hits, he is on 39 off 36 balls, Punjab is in some sort of trouble. It is upto David Miller, at the other end, to ease the pressure a bit. And, he doesn't have enough time and the task is humongous.

KXIP 95/3 in 10.5 overs: Nicolas Pooran was in the zone before Bhuvneshwar sends him on his way. He smacks Khaleel Ahmed for four, six, six and then Bhuvneshwar takes a beauty at the long on fence to dismiss him. Pooran walks off for 21 (10 balls, 2x4, 2x6) and Punjab in a spot of bother. Bhuvneshwar ran to his right, dived forward and picked the ball inches off the ground. Terrific stuff!

KXIP 81/2 in 10 overs: Compared to Hyderabad's start, Punjab's has been dab. Nicolas Pooran struck a six off Mohd. Nabi but with 132 required in the last 10, Punjab would need many many more of that.

Number crunching: 18 wides have been bowled in the game so far, the highest in the IPL 2019.

KXIP 71/2 in 8.4 overs: Rashid Khan strikes. Mayank Agarwal picks the legbreak well and smokes Rashid for a six and tries an encore the next ball. But instead Mayank finds Vijay Shankar at cow corner and departs for 2 (18 balls, 2x4, 1x6). This further dents Punjab's chase.

KXIP 63/1 in 8 overs: Abhishek Sharma bowls his first over and gets hit for 11 runs and then Sandeep Sharma gives away 8 runs as it needs 150 runs from 12 overs now. With nine wickets in hand, KXIP must find a way out to wriggle and make a chase out of this.

KXIP 44/1 in 6 overs: End of Powerplay and Punjab manages just 44 with Rahul and Mayank at the crease. It lost a huge wicket in Chris Gayle but Rahul has played some fine strokes to keep the run chase interesting. Punjab needs another 169 runs with 14 overs remaining. Current Run Rate: 7.66 Required Run Rate 11.92.

KXIP 40/1 in 5 overs: KL Rahul is 22 short of overtaking Andre Russell in the list of highest run-getters and given the situation, Punjab needs the Karnataka batsman to hold fort and guide his team through.

KXIP 34/1 in 4 overs: KL Rahul seems unaffected with the dismissal of Chris Gayle as he has found the sweet spot of his bat a couple of times. He has Mayank Agarwal in for company. Punjab will hope Rahul bats through, if they need to chase the target. 

KXIP 11/1 in 2.1 overs: Khaleel Ahmed strikes and he gets the Universe Boss - Chris Gayle - Length delivery, Gayle goes for a wild swing, gets a top edge, Manish Pandey settles under the catch, a slight wobble but he manages to hold on to it.

KXIP 7/0 in 1 over: K.L. Rahul plays four balls for a single, gets Chris Gayle on strike and the West Indian sends Khaleel Ahmed to the third man fence off the first ball he faces. Khaleel, on the other hand, looked in great shape bowing to Rahul and almost had his man with an lbw but the height was an issue.

We are back for the chase. 213 is the target. All RCB, Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab fans, hope for a Chris Gayle and K.L Rahul get it off to a flier and the home team loses tonight. That will keep the above teams in fray for the playoffs.

SRH 212/6 in 20 overs: What a batting performance from SRH. David Warner and Wriddhiman Saha started well scoring the fastest 50 of the IPL, Manish Pandey then joined Warner and Kings XI bowlers were treated with disdain. One Warner and Pandey were dismissed, KXIP looked to be back in the game but Kane Williamson and Mohd. Nabi ensured the 200 run mark was well within sight. In the process, Mujeeb also became the most expensive bowler in the IPL 2019.

SRH 202/6 in 19.1 overs: Arshdeep sends Rashid Khan off the first ball of the over. The Afghan was all over the place and misses a leg stump yorker.

Rashid Khan and Vijay Shankar to play out the last over. How much can SRH amass?

SRH 202/5 in 19 overs: The 200 comes up for SRH. This has been a clinical performance with the bat from the Orange Army. Not to forget, R. Ashwin won the toss and asked SRH to bat first!

SRH 198/5 in 18.4 overs: Shami strikes again! Second wicket of the over. Nearly a yorker from Shami, Nabi misses and the pacer makes a mess of the stumps.

SRH 197/4 in 18.2 overs: Mohd. Shami strikes. Kane Williamson is gone. Murugan Ashwin defies physics and laws of gravity as he plucks this cut shot from Williamson out of thin air. This is a great catch.

Number crunching: Mujeeb ur Rahman has broken the unwanted record of conceding the most runs in the IPL 2019. He gives away 66 runs in four overs, eclipsing Tim Southee's 61 in four overs. However, Basil Thampi holds the all-time record. 70 runs leaked in his four overs last year.

SRH 195/3 in 18 overs: Kane Williamson and Mohd. Nabi continue the good work. Williamson smokes Mujeeb for a six, way into the crowds. Nabi then follows it up with two huge hits that got the same result. All this after Chris Gayle tries to stop a ball with his feet only to kick it to the boundary in the first ball of the over.

SRH 163/3 in 16 overs: R. Ashwin strikes again. Two wickets in the over. Ashwin has removed both the dangerous batsmen Pandey and Warner in the space of three balls. A ball that had no pace and Warner tried to pull it but could only find Mujeeb in the deep. Warner is out for 81 (56 balls, 7x4, 2x6) and walks off to standing ovation from the Hyderabad crowd. This is his last match for SRH in this edition of the IPL.

Read: David Warner - Sunrisers Hyderabad's jewel in the crown

SRH  160/2 in 15.3 overs: There is the much awaited wicket. It almost seemed elusive. The 82 run partnership is finally broken. Manish Pandey tries the scoop but only manages a catch to short fine leg.

SRH 159/1 in 15 overs: 30 balls remain and how much can SRH milk is the question? It is now not about wickets but how much can the damage be reduced is what KXIP would think of. David Warner moves into the 80s.

SRH 146/1 in 14 overs: 12 runs off the Mujeeb over. Innovation from Warner. He gets into position, executes a reverse sweep to perfection as the ball speeds to the SRH dugout, behind the wicketkeeper. SRH in complete control of the game now.

SRH 122/1 in 12 overs: SRH looks set for a huge score. Warner and Pandey look in no trouble to thwart any resistance from the KXIP bowlers.

SRH 117/1 in 11.2 overs: 50 for David Warner. His eighth 50 in the IPL. An edge to the third man fence of Shami gets him to the landmark. This man is in form and it is only unfortunate for SRH that he has to leave after this match. What a huge void will this player generate?

Some numbers for you: Basil Thampi's (SRH) 4 overs for 70 runs against Royal Challengers Bangalore in May 2018 is the most expensive figures by a bowler in the history of the IPL. In the current edition, Tim Southee’s (RCB) 4 overs for 61runs against Kolkata Knight Riders is the most expensive figures. Will we see this unwanted record broken tonight?

SRH 103/1 in 10 overs: The team 100 comes up in the 10th over. SRH is looking for a humongous score, especially with Warner and Pandey in good form.

SRH 91/1 in 8 overs: Manish Pandey and David Warner keep the scoreboard ticking as SRH races to breach the 100-run mark before the halfway stage of the innings. Nine runs came off the last Ravi Ashwin's over including a beautiful inside-out cover drive for four by Manish Pandey.

SRH 78/1 in 6.2 overs: There is the wicket Punjab is looking for. Murugan Ashwin strikes and Wriddhiman Saha departs. A leg spinner and Saha tried to drag-pull but manages an inside edge to Prabsimran Singh. The initial reaction from the umpire was not out, Murugan Ashwin signalled for the review in a split second and then the umpire raises his finger, a little late. Drama out there as Warner has a chat, but Saha eventually leaves. Warner is now joined by Manish Pandey,

SRH 77/0 in 6 overs: What a powerplay we have just witnessed. Wriddhiman Saha and David Warner have caressed Ravichandran Ashwin and Co. and it is a carnage out there in Hyderabad. The crowd is in a trance, the SRH dug out is delighted and the KXIP dug out is lost in deep thoughts. Warner is on 37 off 24 balls (4 fours, 2 sixes) and Saha is on 28 off 12 balls (3 fours, 1 six).

SRH 66/0 in 5 overs: Mohd. Shami isn't spared too. The first four balls did minimal damage, a run-out chance evaded by SRH, but Saha ups the ante to smack the speedster for a four and then for a six, into the top tier at deep midwicket, as SRH is going hammer and tongs.

SRH 53/0 in 4 overs: David Warner and Wriddhiman Saha are taking the Punjab bowlers to the cleaners. 10, 10, 15, 18 in the first four overs and it just keeps getting better. Warner sends Mujeeb for two boundaries, Saha sends one to the fence and the bowler gifts five wides too. The powerplay is hurting Punjab the most. This is also the fastest team-50 in the powerplay in the IPL 2019.

SRH 20/0 in 2 overs: David Warner carts Mujeeb for the first six of the game. Mujeeb pitched it outside off, tad width offered and Warner gets to the pitch of the ball and sends it soaring into crowds at long-off.

SRH 10/0 in 1 over: A good start by SRH. Two good deliveries first up and then young Arshdeep Singh strays down the legside and David Warner wouldn't leave those. He directs them to the vacant fine leg area and picks up two fours in the first over.

Wriddhiman Saha and David Warner walk out to open for SRH. For Kings XI Punjab, Prabhsimran Singh will keep wickets. So, Nicholas Pooran and K.L. Rahul will be out in the field.

In Hyderabad, in the last four matches, it is all square. The teams batting first have won two while the other two have been won by teams bowling first. The pendulum is all set to swing one side tonight.

Who is the debutant Prabhsimran Singh? We have you covered. Read this to know more about the youngster from Punjab who says, he loves to play an aggressive brand of cricket.

Team news: Kings XI Punjab hands a debut cap to Prabhsimran Singh. He is a dashing wicket-keeper batsman and he is Punjab domestic run machine Anmolpreet Singh's cousin. Mujeeb is also back in the playing XI while SRH has three changes — Abhishek, Nabi and Sandeep feature in the playing XI. 

Playing XIs:

Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner, Kane Williamson (cap), Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, K Khaleel Ahmed and Sandeep Sharma.

Kings XI Punjab: K.L. Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Nicholas Pooran, Prabhsimran Singh (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin (cap), Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh and Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

Toss update: Ravichandran Ashwin calls it right at the coin spin and Kings XI Punjab will bowl first.

Here is a stat that you might like: Kings XI Punjab has changed its playing XI in every match of the IPL 2019. Will it continue the trend or will there be a change tonight?

All eyes on David Warner. It is his last game of the tournament as he leaves to join Australia's World Cup camp. His opening partner Jonny Bairstow has already left and there is a void in the SRH camp already.

Another hot day in Hyderabad and the 22-yards which is the centre of attention now is expected to play a little slow.

The SRH players are sweating it out in a training session and look who is bowling to whom!

 

We are almost nearing the business end of the league and there is plenty to play for in every match. All eyes will be on the teams, the wins and losses, the points, the net run rate, the permutations and combinations and more. All these make the Indian Premier League even more interesting now.

Before we get on with tonight's match, read what our correspondent V. V. Subrahmanyam has to say about the crucial match,

David Warner, with 611 runs from 11 games, has been a leading light for Sunrisers Hyderabad in this edition of the IPL. And with the flamboyant opener set to play his final game this season before joining the Australian team for the forthcoming World Cup, the home side will be keen that he scripts a winning moment when the R. Ashwin-led Kings XI Punjab comes visiting on Monday night.

The equation is pretty simple for the teams — both have 10 points each from 11 games — they need to win all their remaining three matches to make the playoffs.

Read: IPL Playoffs and final to begin at 7:30pm

Sunrisers’ captain Kane Williamson says that it will be great to play in front of the home crowd. But, with its confidence dented after the loss to Rajasthan Royals on Saturday, Sunrisers may not find it easy against a team which can surprise the best on its day.

Potential treat

The game may prove to be a treat for fans if Warner at the top for Sunrisers and Chris Gayle (10 matches, 444 runs) for Kings XI Punjab, both get going.

Read: IPL 2019 points table: Team standings and rankings

Manish Pandey’s welcome return to form notwithstanding, Sunrisers’ middle-order continues to be brittle. It poses a serious challenge in either setting a target or chasing down a big score if the top three — Warner, Williamson and Manish — fail.

In bowling, leggie Rashid Khan seems to be the only bowler who looks like taking wickets. But to the Sunrisers camp’s dismay, opponents are playing it safe against him and targeting the rest, who have been inconsistent, to say the least.

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All-round attack

For Kings XI, its street-smart captain Ashwin should have a few tricks up his sleeve. Punjab has a line-up with potential match-winners like opener K.L. Rahul, David Miller, Sam Curran and Mayank Agarwal in batting and a very experienced bowling attack headed by Mohammad Shami in pace and Ashwin in spin.

This is Sunrisers’ last home game before flying to Mumbai and Bengaluru for the final two engagements. Kings XI meanwhile will be at home to KKR and CSK to round off its league campaign.

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Will Ashwin be able to spin a web around the unstoppable Warner?

 

TEAMS:

SUNRISERS HYDERABAD: Kane Williamson (cap), Abhishek Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Jonny Bairstow, Basil Thampi, Ricky Bhui, Shreevats Goswami, Martin Guptill, Deepak Hooda, Siddarth Kaul, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Nabi, Shahbaz Nadeem, T. Natarajan, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Rashid Khan, Wriddhiman Saha, Sandeep Sharma, Vijay Shankar, Shakib Al Hasan, Billy Stanlake and David Warner.

KINGS XI PUNJAB: Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, Nicholas Pooran(w), Mandeep Singh, Sam Curran, Ravichandran Ashwin (C), Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ankit Rajpoot, Karun Nair, David Miller, Simran Singh, Murugan Ashwin, Andrew Tye, Hardus Viljoen, Arshdeep Singh, Prabhsimran Singh, Moises Henriques, Varun Chakravarthy, Darshan Nalkande, Agnivesh Ayachi, and Harpreet Brar.


The match will start at 8pm and will be streamed live on Hotstar.