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PBKS vs SRH Match 23 Commentary

Results
Match 23, Mohali, April 09, 2024, Indian Premier League, 2024
Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Punjab Kings by 2 runs

Commentary

6:04 PM IST Right then, that is it from this thrilling encounter where Hyderabad just get the better of Punjab. The action in the Indian T20 League 2024 continues on 10th April, Wednesday when table-toppers Rajasthan take on Gujarat. That match will begin on 7.30 pm IST (2 pm GMT), but as you know, you can always join us early for all the build-up to the game. Until then, cheers and goodbye!
6:04 PM IST Nitish Kumar Reddy is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his incredible knock and contributions with the ball as well. He says that it is a big contribution for him and for his team. Adds that the seamers were bowling well so he attacked the spinners. Ends by saying that he just want to keep doing well in all three departments for his team.
6:03 PM IST Pat Cummins, the victorious skipper of Hyderabad says it was a great game of cricket and it got pretty close in the end. Says they (Punjab) bowled pretty good as well and says they were quite happy to get to 180. Adds that Bhuvi and him started off pretty well and mounted the pressure from the get-go. Also says that they have plenty of left-armers and right-armers, and the plan was to just try to bowl to the long boundary. Further says that Nitish was pretty awesome and he was overall fantastic with the ball and also in the field as well.
6:00 PM IST Shikhar Dhawan, the captain of Punjab says Shashank and Ashutosh brought them back in the game. He says that losing wickets early inside the Powerplay did the damage for them and certainly put them behind the game. States that the wicket wasn't providing the bounce so they had to rethink their strategies and adjust the shots accordingly. Reckons that they could have stopped the opposition well 15-20 runs short and that dropped catch in the last ball of final over proved to be costly. On being asked about Ashutosh and Shashank's heroics, he says they are fearless cricketers and have shown great capability as well. However, there's always a room for improvement and ends up by saying that they will come back stronger in the next game.
5:59 PM IST Presentation Time...
5:59 PM IST Bhuvneshwar Kumar is up for a quick chat. He says that it is the beauty of the T20 games. States that the wicket changed a lot in the last few overs. On being asked about that stumping, he says he asked Klaasen to come up to the stumps as there was no movement and Shikhar Dhawan was stepping out of the crease to find boundaries. Adds it was a nail-biting game and good to be on the winning side. Says that it depends on how you prepare and he tries to keep things simple and sticks to the basics. On being asked about Ashutosh's batting, he says it's good to see young talents coming out.
5:58 PM IST Earlier in the game, Hyderabad huffed and puffed to a good total. A couple of cameos upfront and towards the end helped them but it was mainly because of the fantastic half-century from the youngster Nitish Kumar Reddy. Arshdeep Singh was the pick of the bowlers for Punjab with a magnificent four-wicket haul. Sam Curran and Harshal Patel got a couple of wickets each while Kagiso Rabada chipped in with one. While chasing, Punjab were poor in the Powerplay, but towards the end they got close but had to suffer heartbreak.
5:55 PM IST Hyderabad, on the other hand, were right on the money with the ball from the start. It was Captain Pat Cummins who provided them with the early breakthrough by getting rid of Jonny Bairstow. That was followed up by a couple of more wickets by Bhuvneshwar Kumar with the help of some excellent keeping from Heinrich Klaasen. They kept the runs in check and built pressure which rewarded them with another wicket as T Natarajan got Sam Curran out. Then they let the opponents settle in for a bit but a couple of wickets from Nitish Kumar Reddy and Jaydev Unadkat tilted the game towards them. A couple of expensive overs made things closer than they would have hoped but Natarajan bowled a fine 19th over. Jaydev Unadkat conceded the most runs in the 20th over in a run chase, but still, they were able to get the win.
5:53 PM IST Punjab failed to get off to a good start and their batters looked in a hurry in the Powerplay. Some strange shot selections from them and they were three down inside the six overs with not much on the board. In fact, it was the lowest Powerplay score in this season so far. It was then the duo of Sikandar Raza and Sam Curran who steadied the ship for a bit with a partnership of 38 runs before the latter was dismissed after playing a few lusty blows. Raza then changed gears and took the innings forward along with Shashank Singh but he too perished trying to up the ante. Jitesh Sharma came in a scored a quick-fire 19 off just 11 balls to keep their hopes alive. The match-winning duo from the last game, Ashutosh Sharma and Shashank got together and almost pulled off a thrilling win here with the former scoring 33 of just 15, and the latter smashing 46 off 25. They needed 29 runs in the last over but ended up falling short by a couple of runs.
5:46 PM IST HYDERABAD WINS A NAIL-BITER HERE! It became too close for comfort in the last over but they only have themselves to blame as they put three catches down with two of those going for maximums. Otherwise, they would have got over the line comfortably. Punjab will be disappointed but that same duo of Shashank Singh and Ashutosh Sharma got them real close to the two points, but in the end, it just wasn't meant to be as they fell short by just two runs.
End of over 2026 runs
PBKS: 180/6CRR: 9.00
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19.6

Jaydev Unadkat to Shashank Singh, 6 runs

SIX! SMASHED! But Hyderabad take the game marginally by 2 runs, but what a sensational chase this has been! Jaydev Unadkat offers a juicy half-volley on off, Shashank Singh clears his front foot and hoists it up and over long off for a mighty six. Shashank Singh and Ashutosh Sharma, nearly, just nearly did the job yet again for Punjab but they end up on the other side. What a superb game of cricket we have witnessed!

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19.5

Jaydev Unadkat to Ashutosh Sharma, 1 run

THIRD CATCH PUT DOWN IN THIS OVER! Jaydev Unadkat takes the pace off from the ball and bowls it on a length, Ashutosh Sharma heaves it strongly straight towards deep square leg where Rahul Tripathi settles underneath the ball, but puts an easy catch down. Allows two runs. Jaydev Unadkat just need to ball a legal ball here to wrap up things.

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19.5

Jaydev Unadkat to Ashutosh Sharma, 1 run

WIDE! 10 off 2 now! Wide of off on a length, Ashutosh Sharma leaves it and the Umpire calls it a Wide. Tensions running high across the ground.

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19.4

Jaydev Unadkat to Ashutosh Sharma, 2 runs

A slower delivery dug into the pitch outside off, Ashutosh Sharma pulls it in front of square. Rahul Tripathi from deep square leg runs to his left and stops it. He throws it to Klaasen who whips the bails but Ashutosh is just home in time. 11 needed off the last couple of balls.

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19.3

Jaydev Unadkat to Ashutosh Sharma, 2 runs

A short delivery into the pitch on off, Ashutosh drags it towards deep square leg and scampers back for the second. 13 needed off the last 3 now.

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19.2

Jaydev Unadkat to Ashutosh Sharma, 6 runs

SIX! Oh, dear! This is a sheer mockery! Another one put down and the result is the same, A SIX! On a length on off, Ashutosh Sharma makes some room for himself before slapping it flatly towards long off where the fielder miscalculates the jump and results in a six as the ball bursts through his hands and goes into the fence.

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19.2

Jaydev Unadkat to Ashutosh Sharma, 1 run

WIDE! Another extra! The pressure is speaking after that six! Slower short-pitched ball outside off, Ashutosh Sharma aborts to play at it and the Umpire gives it a Wide.

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19.2

Jaydev Unadkat to Ashutosh Sharma, 1 run

WIDE! Wide of off on a fuller length, this is given as a Wide.

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19.1

Jaydev Unadkat to Ashutosh Sharma, 6 runs

DROPPED AND SIX! Oh, Nitish Kumar Reddy what have you done? Short in length and on off, Ashutosh Sharma short-arm jabs flatly towards deep mid-wicket where Nitish Kumar Reddy parries the ball over the fence before dropping a crucial catch.

5:36 PM IST Who will bowl the last over? It will be Jaydev Unadkat. He has to defend 28 runs here.
End of over 1910 runs
PBKS: 154/6CRR: 8.11RRR: 29
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18.6

T Natarajan to Shashank Singh, no run

Brilliant bowling again! Nails a perfect yorker on off, Shashank Singh is a bit late to bring his bat down in time and the ball zips past through to the keeper. Punjab need 29 off the last 6 legal deliveries.

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18.5

T Natarajan to Shashank Singh, 4 runs

FOUR! Clever batting display from Shashank Singh! Way outside off and a low full toss, Shashank Singh reaches to it by shuffling across off and ramps it over short fine for a boundary.

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18.4

T Natarajan to Ashutosh Sharma, 1 run

Nicely bowled again. Yorker outside off, Ashutosh Sharma guides it to deep backward point for a single.

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18.3

T Natarajan to Ashutosh Sharma, no run

Brilliant comeback from Natarajan. Bowls a yorker on the stumps and Ashutosh can only dig it out straight back to the bowler. Crucial dot.

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18.2

T Natarajan to Ashutosh Sharma, 4 runs

FOUR! Oh, that is some shot from Ashutosh! T Natarajan slants it across off and bowls a low full toss, Ashutosh Sharma detects the line early and shuffles across off, and sits down on his knee before dragging the slog-sweep through the gap between deep mid-wicket and long on.

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18.1

T Natarajan to Shashank Singh, 1 run

Wide of off, and a wide yorker, Shashank Singh bends low and digs it out to deep backward point for a single.

5:31 PM IST T Natarajan (3-0-23-1) to bowl the penultimate over.
End of over 1811 runs
PBKS: 144/6CRR: 8.00RRR: 19.50
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17.6

Pat Cummins to Ashutosh Sharma, no run

Full, around off, Ashutosh Sharma clears his front leg and smashes it hard but finds the mid off fielder to end the over. A superb spell from the Hyderabad skipper comes to an end. Punjab still in the hunt of 39 of the last two overs.

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17.5

Pat Cummins to Shashank Singh, 1 run

In the air...but safe! Short in length, wide of off, Shashank Singh shuffles across off and mistimes it over mid on for a single, as the ball lands just ahead of the long on fielder.

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17.4

Pat Cummins to Ashutosh Sharma, 1 run

Slows the pace on off, on a length, Ashutosh Sharma drills it to deep mid-wicket for a run.

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17.3

Pat Cummins to Ashutosh Sharma, 4 runs

FOUR! Literally toying around the field at the moment these two! Short and on off, Ashutosh Sharma watches it closely before guiding it over the keeper's head for a boundary. These two are putting on a serious show yet again.

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17.2

Pat Cummins to Ashutosh Sharma, 4 runs

FOUR! Ashutosh Sharma joins the party now! Possibly the shot of the evening! On the back of a length around off, Ashutosh Sharma ferociously drives it through covers for a boundary.

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17.1

Pat Cummins to Shashank Singh, 1 run

Cummins lands it on the top of off on a length, Shashank Singh shuffles to his right and drags it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

End of over 1717 runs
PBKS: 133/6CRR: 7.82RRR: 16.66
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16.6

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Shashank Singh, 1 run

Almost a yorker outside off, Shashank Singh manages to squeeze it toward deep point for a single to end the 17th over. 17 runs from it and this game is far from over.

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16.6

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Shashank Singh, 1 run

WIDE! Another extra delivery! A close call though! Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowls it right on the tramline on a fuller length, Shashank Singh leaves it. Heinrich Klaasen believes that it is a fair delivery and Hyderabad go upstairs to review it. The split-screen clearly shows that the ball has passed beyond the tramline. So a review burnt here by Hyderabad and the onfield decision stands.

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16.6

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Shashank Singh, 1 run

WIDE! Way outside off and beyond the tramline, this is given as a Wide.

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16.5

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Shashank Singh, 4 runs

FOUR! There's no stopping to Shashank as he keeps finding boundaries with ease! Almost a half-tracker outside off, Shashank Singh uses the width, gets on the top of the ball, and slaps it over covers for a boundary on a couple of bounces.

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16.4

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Ashutosh Sharma, 1 run

Outside off on a length, Ashutosh Sharma works it towards long off for an easy single.

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16.3

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Shashank Singh, 1 run

Full in length, and in front of the stumps, Shashank Singh flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

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16.2

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Shashank Singh, 4 runs

FOUR! Oh, what a shot! Offers a half-volley on off, Shashank Singh uses the bottom hand strongly and drives it through covers for a boundary. Back to back fours for Shashank.

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16.1

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Shashank Singh, 4 runs

EDGED AND FOUR! Outside off on a length, Shashank Singh throws his bat at it and it slices off his outside edge for a boundary over short third.

End of over 1611 runs
PBKS: 116/6CRR: 7.25RRR: 16.75
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15.6

Nitish Kumar Reddy to Ashutosh Sharma, no run

Good end to the over from Nitish Kumar Reddy! He nails the slower bouncer here, on middle, Ashutosh Sharma tries to ramp it away but misses.

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15.5

Nitish Kumar Reddy to Shashank Singh, 1 run

Another short delivery, on middle and leg, Shashank Singh swipes it towards deep square leg for one.

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15.4

Nitish Kumar Reddy to Ashutosh Sharma, 1 run

Short and on middle, Ashutosh Sharma pulls it towards deep square leg for a single.

5:19 PM IST Ashutosh Sharma comes out to the middle now.
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15.3

Nitish Kumar Reddy to Jitesh Sharma, no run

OUT! TAKEN! Punjab slide further into the drain and another disappointing outing for Jitesh Sharma but a brilliant catch by Abhishek Sharma in the deep! Bangs it short again on the stump line, Jitesh Sharma mistimes his pull shot over the mid-wicket region. Abhishek Sharma covers a good amount of ground as he runs to his front from the deep, and puts in a timely dive before taking a stunning catch.

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15.2

Nitish Kumar Reddy to Jitesh Sharma, 6 runs

SIX! BOOM! On the hard length around off. Jitesh charges down and tonks it over the long-off for a six. Much, much needed for Punjab.

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15.2

Nitish Kumar Reddy to Jitesh Sharma, 1 run

WIDE! Short of a length at the leg stump, Jitesh clips it to deep mid-wicket for a couple.

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15.1

Nitish Kumar Reddy to Jitesh Sharma, 2 runs

IN THE AIR...AND DROPPED! Bangs it short on the stumps, Jitesh Sharma mistimes his pull shot that slices off his bat over the keeper's head. It travels in the air for a long time. T Natarajan from deep fine leg runs to his left to catch but he overruns a bit and puts it down. They cross for a brace. How costly will this drop prove to be for Hyderabad? Only time will tell.

End of over 158 runs
PBKS: 105/5CRR: 7.00RRR: 15.60
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14.6

T Natarajan to Jitesh Sharma, 1 run

Short of a length and on off, Jitesh Sharma miscues his pull through mid-wicket for one. Punjab needs 78 runs in the last five overs!

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14.5

T Natarajan to Jitesh Sharma, no run

T Natarajan bangs in a bouncer now, on off, Jitesh Sharma leaves it alone. He is asking his partner if that was a wide, but decides against the review.

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14.4

T Natarajan to Jitesh Sharma, 4 runs

FOUR! Up and over! T Natarajan goes fuller this time, outside off, Jitesh Sharma steps across, reaches for it and smacks it over extra covers for a boundary. Punjab needs a few more of these!

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14.3

T Natarajan to Shashank Singh, 1 run

Short of a length and outside off, Shashank Singh slices it hard but finds deep point again. Just another run.

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14.2

T Natarajan to Jitesh Sharma, 1 run

Back of a length and around off, Jitesh Sharma cuts it towards deep point for a run.

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14.1

T Natarajan to Shashank Singh, 1 run

Fuller and outside off, Shashank Singh tries to drive it away but gets it from the toe-end towards third man for a single.

5:11 PM IST T Natarajan (2-0-15-1) is back into the attack.
End of over 146 runs
PBKS: 97/5CRR: 6.93RRR: 14.33
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13.6

Jaydev Unadkat to Jitesh Sharma, no run

BEATEN! Jaydev Unadkat bowls this on a good length and just around off, Jitesh Sharma tries to guide it away but fails to connect.

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13.5

Jaydev Unadkat to Jitesh Sharma, 2 runs

Another slower delivery, short and around middle, Jitesh Sharma tries to pull again but gets a top edge wide of fine leg for a brace.

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13.4

Jaydev Unadkat to Jitesh Sharma, 2 runs

Goes short this time, on off, slower too, Jitesh Sharma mistimes his pull wide of long on and comes back for the second run.

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13.3

Jaydev Unadkat to Shashank Singh, 1 run

Back of a length and on off, Shashank Singh pats it down to the off side for a run.

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13.2

Jaydev Unadkat to Jitesh Sharma, 1 run

On a length and on middle, Jitesh Sharma clips it through square leg for a single.

5:07 PM IST Jitesh Sharma is in at number 7.
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13.1

Jaydev Unadkat to Sikandar Raza, no run

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Jaydev Unadkat gets a wicket now! The break in play works in favour of the fielding side once again. This is a slower one, full and around off, Sikandar Raza moves across and tries to scoop but fails to generate power on the shot, the ball lobs up off the upper half of the bat in the air wide of the keeper, Heinrich Klaasen runs to his left and takes a comfortable catch. The dangerous-looking Raza goes back now and Punjab slips further! Hyderabad, overall have been absolutely fabulous in the fielding department, unlike their rivals.

5:03 PM IST Strategic Break! Despite of stumbling initially, Punjab's innings have found stability as Sikandar Raza and Shashank Singh have put on a strong resilient stand of 33 runs. Although they still require 92 off the last 42 deliveries, we have witnessed these asking rates barely matter when any one of the batters puts on a show. With Shashank Singh out in the middle and a couple of hitters yet to bat, Punjab will be surely fancying their chances here by taking calculated risks of being aggressive. Whereas Hyderabad will be aiming to get a couple of wickets to call it a game.
End of over 137 runs
PBKS: 91/4CRR: 7.00RRR: 13.14
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12.6

Pat Cummins to Shashank Singh, 4 runs

FOUR! That spoils the over a bit! Pat Cummins hits the length hard and on off, Shashank Singh uses his feet and slashes it away towards the deep point fence, the fielder runs to his left and dives, gets a hand to it but the ball still rolls away to the fence for a boundary.

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12.5

Pat Cummins to Sikandar Raza, 1 run

Short of a length and outside off, Sikandar Raza punches it towards sweeper covers for one.

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12.4

Pat Cummins to Sikandar Raza, no run

Pulls his length back and around off, Sikandar Raza backs away and tries to cut it but only manages to bunt it back to the bowler. Two dots in a row!

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12.3

Pat Cummins to Sikandar Raza, no run

Touch fuller and on off, Sikandar Raza mistimes his drive back towards the bowler.

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12.2

Pat Cummins to Shashank Singh, 1 run

Back of a length and on off, Shashank Singh guides it towards third man for a run.

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12.1

Pat Cummins to Sikandar Raza, 1 run

On a length and on off, Sikandar Raza runs it down to third man for a single.

5:00 PM IST Pat Cummins (2-0-4-1) replaces Jaydev Unadkat.
End of over 1210 runs
PBKS: 84/4CRR: 7.00RRR: 12.37
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11.6

Shahbaz Ahmed to Sikandar Raza, 1 run

Fligthed, full and on off, Sikandar Raza drives it through covers for one.

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11.5

Shahbaz Ahmed to Sikandar Raza, no run

Shorter in length and outside off, Sikandar Raza chops it down to the off side.

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11.4

Shahbaz Ahmed to Sikandar Raza, 6 runs

SIX! That sounded so sweet! Six from the moment he hit it! Shahbaz Ahmed tosses it up, full and around middle, Sikandar Raza goes down on one knee and absolutely nails his slog-sweep way over the deep square leg fence for a huge maximum.

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11.3

Shahbaz Ahmed to Shashank Singh, 1 run

Fires this one full, on leg, Shashank Singh tucks it through mid-wicket for another run.

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11.2

Shahbaz Ahmed to Sikandar Raza, 1 run

Quicker, short and on leg, Sikandar Raza stays back and works it towards long on for a run.

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11.1

Shahbaz Ahmed to Shashank Singh, 1 run

Shahbaz Ahmed starts with a floated delivery, full and on leg, Shashank Singh chips it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

4:56 PM IST Time for some spin as Shahbaz Ahmed is called into the attack now. He replaces T Natarajan.
End of over 118 runs
PBKS: 74/4CRR: 6.73RRR: 12.11
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10.6

Jaydev Unadkat to Shashank Singh, 1 run

Slower one, short of a length and on middle, Shashank Singh steps across and tries to hook it but gets a top edge, the ball lands well wide of fine leg. They cross.

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10.5

Jaydev Unadkat to Shashank Singh, no run

Pulls his length back a bit, on off, Shashank Singh punches it straight to short covers.

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10.4

Jaydev Unadkat to Sikandar Raza, 1 run

Touch fuller and on off, Sikandar Raza knocks it towards mid off for a single.

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10.3

Jaydev Unadkat to Sikandar Raza, no run

Length again and on middle, Sikandar Raza gets cramped up for room and only manages to block it down the pitch.

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10.2

Jaydev Unadkat to Sikandar Raza, no run

On a length and on middle, angling in, Sikandar Raza looks to work it away but misses and gets hit on the pads, he loses his balance as well.

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10.1

Jaydev Unadkat to Sikandar Raza, 6 runs

SIX! BOOM! Sikandar Raza finally connects from the middle! Jaydev Unadkat serves this full and around off, slower too, Sikandar Raza has enough time to wind up and heaves it over the deep square leg fence for a biggie.

End of over 108 runs
PBKS: 66/4CRR: 6.60RRR: 11.70
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9.6

T Natarajan to Shashank Singh, 2 runs

Short of a length at the leg stump, Shashank Singh clips it to deep mid-wicket for a couple.

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9.5

T Natarajan to Shashank Singh, no run

Good length at the middle stump, Shashank Singh tucks it to short mid-wicket.

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9.4

T Natarajan to Shashank Singh, 4 runs

FOUR! Clever, absolutely clever from Shashank! Short in length again from Natarajan on the top of the middle and off, Shashank Singh arches a bit away from the ball's line, and guides the ball uppishly with the pace over the keeper's head for a boundary.

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9.3

T Natarajan to Sikandar Raza, 1 run

Short of a length outside the off-stump. Sikandar Raza fails to get on the top of the bounce while looking for a cut, chopping it to the right of backward point for a risky run.

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9.2

T Natarajan to Shashank Singh, 1 run

Back of a length at the leg stump. Shashank tucks it to deep forward square leg for a run to get off the mark.

4:48 PM IST The hero of the last game, Shashank Singh walks out to bat now.
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9.1

T Natarajan to Sam Curran, no run

OUT! TAKEN! Pat Cummins takes an absolute screamer at mid off to send Sam Curran packing! Such a phenomenal display of athleticism from the Hyderabad skipper! T Natarajan bowls it short and around off, Sam Curran tries to pull it away to the leg side but he plays it too close to his body to execute that shot and slices it uppishly before Pat Cummins, stationed at mid off, holds onto an absolute stunner of a catch, grabs it over his head by reverse-cupping it. He keeps running with the momentum but keeps the ball stuck to his hand. Punjab are 4 down now and are reeling.

End of over 99 runs
PBKS: 58/3CRR: 6.44RRR: 11.36
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8.6

Nitish Kumar Reddy to Sam Curran, 1 run

On the back of a length around off, Sam Curran drives it through covers for a single to end the over. Despite a six, only 9 of it. This also brings up 3000 T20 runs for Sam Curran.

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8.5

Nitish Kumar Reddy to Sam Curran, 6 runs

SIX! What a sensational hit from Curran! Short again, outside off, Sam Curran uses the pace and the room with precision and slashes it aerially over the deep backward point boundary for a maximum.

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8.4

Nitish Kumar Reddy to Sam Curran, no run

Slows the pace, and bowls short and outside off, Sam Curran smacks it hard but finds the cover fielder in the way.

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8.3

Nitish Kumar Reddy to Sikandar Raza, 1 run

Aims the stumps on a fuller length, Sikandar Raza flicks it to widish long on for a single.

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8.2

Nitish Kumar Reddy to Sam Curran, 1 run

Just outside off on a length, Sam Curran covers his off stump and drives it through covers for an easy single. 50 up for Punjab!

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8.1

Nitish Kumar Reddy to Sam Curran, no run

Lands it on off, and angles it across on a length, Sam Curran drives it straight to mid off.

4:39 PM IST Strategic-Break! After a hurried start from Punjab losing three wickets, they have managed to calm things down as Sikandar Raza and Sam Curran are building up a partnership in the middle. However, they will also have to keep an eye on the asking rate. Hyderabad have been brilliant with the ball and they will just look to keep things simple as they know that the batters will need to take risks which will create opportunities for them. They just need to be alert and take them. An exciting phase of cricket awaits us.
End of over 89 runs
PBKS: 49/3CRR: 6.13RRR: 11.16
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1
7.6

Jaydev Unadkat to Sam Curran, 1 run

Shade full and attacking the off stump, Sam Curran turns it toward the widish deep mid-wicket for a quick single to end the over.

0
7.5

Jaydev Unadkat to Sam Curran, no run

Short and on the bodyline of the southpaw, Sam Curran ducks underneath and lets it go. First-bounce called by the Umpire.

1
7.4

Jaydev Unadkat to Sikandar Raza, 1 run

Short and on the stumps, Sikandar Raza pulls it through mid-wicket where Abhishek Sharma parries the ball to the deep due to misfield which allows them to cross for a single.

0
7.3

Jaydev Unadkat to Sikandar Raza, no run

Stays over the wicket and bowls it on the hard length on the top of the middle, Sikandar Raza tries to tuck it away off the back foot but closes the bat's face a bit too early, and the ball flirts past the edge of his willow to the keeper.

1
7.2

Jaydev Unadkat to Sam Curran, 1 run

Slants it across the middle, on a length, Sam Curran works it through mid-wicket for a single.

6
7.1

Jaydev Unadkat to Sam Curran, 6 runs

SIX! No mercy whatsoever for the new bowler! Not too short from Unadkat in the middle stump line, Sam Curran effortlessly pulls it over the deep mid-wicket region and deposits it into the stands for half a dozen.

End of over 713 runs
PBKS: 40/3CRR: 5.71RRR: 11
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4
6.6

Nitish Kumar Reddy to Sikandar Raza, 4 runs

FOUR! Up and over for four more! Bowls almost a half-tracker on the off-stump line, Sikandar Raza anticipates the length early and simply lofts it over the covers for a boundary on a couple of bounces at deep extra cover.

4
6.5

Nitish Kumar Reddy to Sikandar Raza, 4 runs

FOUR! Gets off the mark, finally, but in a streaky manner! On the back of a length, just on off, Sikandar Raza opens the face of the bat and gets a thickish outside edge which races away to the fence at deep third.

0
6.4

Nitish Kumar Reddy to Sikandar Raza, no run

Lands it on the hard length, angles it on the middle and leg channel, Sikandar Raza pushes it firmly back to the bowler.

1
6.3

Nitish Kumar Reddy to Sam Curran, 1 run

Short, on the stumps, Sam Curran tucks it with soft hands to the deep mid-wicket region for an easy single.

0
6.2

Nitish Kumar Reddy to Sam Curran, no run

Aims the off-pole on a length, Sam Curran eases it to the off side on the back foot.

4
6.1

Nitish Kumar Reddy to Sam Curran, 4 runs

FOUR! What a cracking shot this! Nitish Kumar Reddy bowls a predictable short-pitched delivery on off, Sam Curran gets on the top of it and heaves it through the mid-wicket region for a boundary.

4:30 PM IST Nitish Kumar Reddy has been introduced into the attack now.
End of over 67 runs
PBKS: 27/3CRR: 4.50RRR: 11.14
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5.6

T Natarajan to Sam Curran, 1 run

Keeps the length and the line the same, Sam Curran this time gets it through the cover-point for a single to end the over. End of the mandatory Powerplay. Punjab are 27/3, and Hyderabad are right on the top of the game right now.

0
5.5

T Natarajan to Sam Curran, no run

Lands it short and outside off, Sam Curran flashes hard but gets it off the bottom half of the bat, and finds the point fielder.

0
5.4

T Natarajan to Sam Curran, no run

Back of a length on off, Sam Curran gets on the back foot and punches it to the covers.

2
5.3

T Natarajan to Sam Curran, 2 runs

In the air...but safe! T Natarajan bangs short on the top Sam Curran just couldn't get enough wood on it and mistimes it over the mid on fielder for a brace.

0
5.2

T Natarajan to Sam Curran, no run

On the back of a length, and nips into the left-hander from off, Sam Curran punches it to mid on.

4
5.1

T Natarajan to Sam Curran, 4 runs

FOUR! Natarajan gets greeted with a cracking boundary. Full and on the stumps, Sam Curran clears his front foot and slaps the ball through the left of mid on for a boundary.

4:24 PM IST T Natarajan is into the attack, and he replaces Pat Cummins.
End of over 56 runs
PBKS: 20/3CRR: 4.00RRR: 10.86
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4.6

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Sikandar Raza, no run

Fuller one and on middle, Sikandar Raza knocks it towards mid on.

0
4.5

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Sikandar Raza, no run

Back of a length and around off, shaping away, Sikandar Raza leaves it alone.

4:22 PM IST Sikandar Raza is in at number 5.
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4.4

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Shikhar Dhawan, no run

OUT! STUMPED! Wow..that is some glovework from Heinrich Klaasen! Bhuvneshwar Kumar gets his second wicket now and gets rid of the opposition skipper. He serves this a touch fuller and on off, angling away, Shikhar Dhawan takes a chance and steps down the track with the keeper standing up to the stumps, he misses the ball and Heinrich Klaasen shows quick hands to collect and breaks the stumps in a flash. Punjab three down and in a spot of bother!

0
4.3

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Shikhar Dhawan, no run

Slower one, on a length and on middle, Shikhar Dhawan blocks it on the pitch.

4
4.2

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Shikhar Dhawan, 4 runs

DROPPED AND FOUR! A big chance goes begging! Bhuvneshwar Kumar lands this on a good length and on off, angling away, Shikhar Dhawan looks to play at it but gets an outside edge towards first slip, Abdul Samad fails to react quickly and lets it through for a boundary. Dhawan gets a life here!

2
4.1

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Shikhar Dhawan, 2 runs

Fuller one and on off, Shikhar Dhawan uses his feet and drives it nicley wide of sweeper covers for a couple of runs.

End of over 43 runs
PBKS: 14/2CRR: 3.50RRR: 10.56
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3.6

Pat Cummins to Sam Curran, no run

Goes short again, on middle, Sam Curran mistimes his pull shot towards short mid-wicket.

0
3.5

Pat Cummins to Sam Curran, no run

Pat Cummins bangs in a sharp bouncer now, on middle, Sam Curran ducks under it.

1
3.4

Pat Cummins to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run

Touch fuller and on off, Shikhar Dhawan looks to push it away but gets an outside edge towards third man for one.

1
3.3

Pat Cummins to Sam Curran, 1 run

Short of a length and on off, Sam Curran tries to punch it but gets an inside edge towards backward square leg for a run.

1
3.2

Pat Cummins to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run

Back of a length and outside off, Shikhar Dhawan slashes hard at it and gets an outside edge that falls short of third man for a single.

0
3.1

Pat Cummins to Shikhar Dhawan, no run

Fuller one and on off, angling in, Shikhar Dhawan knocks it down the pitch.

4:14 PM IST Sam Curran is in at number 4 to rescue Punjab from an early collapse.
End of over 39 runs
PBKS: 11/2CRR: 3.67RRR: 10.11
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2.6

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Prabhsimran Singh, no run

OUT! TAKEN! Bhuvneshwar Kumar has the last laugh here! He pulls his length back slightly here, on the middle, and nips away, Prabhsimran Singh once again comes down the track to flick it away but closes the face of the bat too early, the ball catches the outside half of the bat and goes high in the air behind point, Nitish Kumar Reddy can do nothing wrong as he runs backward, keeps his eyes on the ball and pouches it safely. Punjab two down and in a bit of trouble.

4
2.5

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Prabhsimran Singh, 4 runs

FOUR! Nice shot! Bhuvneshwar Kumar continues with his fuller length, on middle, Prabhsimran Singh skips down the track again lofts it, does not get it from the middle but enough to clear mid on for a boundary.

0
2.4

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Prabhsimran Singh, no run

Pitched up and around middle, Prabhsimran Singh uses his feet but only manages to drill it straight to mid on.

0
2.3

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Prabhsimran Singh, no run

Full again and on off, shaping in, Prabhsimran Singh tries to drive on the up but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

1
2.2

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run

Touch fuller and on leg, Shikhar Dhawan clips it through square leg for a single.

4
2.1

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Shikhar Dhawan, 4 runs

FOUR! First boundary of the chase! Bhuvneshwar Kumar lands this on a good length and on off, Shikhar Dhawan gives charge by coming down the track and crunches it through point for a boundary.

End of over 21 run
PBKS: 2/1CRR: 1.00RRR: 10.05
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1.6

Pat Cummins to Prabhsimran Singh, no run

On a length and on off, Prabhsimran Singh pushes it to short covers. Just one run and a wicket from this over.

0
1.5

Pat Cummins to Prabhsimran Singh, no run

Short of a length and on off, Prabhsimran Singh dabs it down to point.

4:07 PM IST The Impact Sub for Punjab, Prabhsimran Singh is in at number 3. Arshdeep Singh has been subbed out.
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1.4

Pat Cummins to Jonny Bairstow, no run

OUT! BOWLED'EM! The skipper Pat Cummins draws first blood! In the battle of an Englishman and an Aussie, he gets the better of Jonny Bairstow and sends him back for a duck. This is back of a length and around middle, Jonny Bairstow stays back and has a swipe across the line but plays all over it and the ball goes through to rattle the stumps. Early blow for Punjab!

0
1.3

Pat Cummins to Jonny Bairstow, no run

BEATEN! Pat Cummins hits the length hard this time, on the fifth stump line, nips away a bit, Jonny Bairstow tries to steer it away but gets beaten on the outside edge again.

1
1.2

Pat Cummins to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run

First runs off the bat! This is on a good length and on off, Shikhar Dhawan tries to push it away but gets an inside edge onto his pads as the ball rolls to the off side. They cross.

0
1.1

Pat Cummins to Shikhar Dhawan, no run

Pat Cummins begins with a fuller delivery as well around off, Shikhar Dhawan drives it firmly but straight to covers.

4:04 PM IST Pat Cummins, the skipper to share the new ball.
End of over 11 run
PBKS: 1/0CRR: 1.00RRR: 9.57
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0.6

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Jonny Bairstow, no run

BEAUTY! Bhuvneshwar Kumar lands this on a good length and around off, shaping away sharply Jonny Bairstow takes a couple of steps forward to push it away but gets beaten on the outside edge. A maiden over, and this is his 13th maiden over in the Indian T20 League.

1
0.5

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Shikhar Dhawan, 1 run

Punjab are underway with extras! This one is overpitched and on leg, shaping in, Shikhar Dhawan fails to work it away as the ball goes off his pads towards square leg. A leg bye is taken.

0
0.4

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Shikhar Dhawan, no run

Make that four! Bhuvneshwar Kumar pitches it up, on middle and leg, Shikhar Dhawan tries to flick it away but misses and gets hit on the pads as the ball goes nowhere.

0
0.3

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Shikhar Dhawan, no run

Goes fuller again and on off, Shikhar Dhawan knocks it towards mid off. Three dots in a row!

0
0.2

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Shikhar Dhawan, no run

This is on a good length and around off, shaping away, Shikhar Dhawan uses his feet and dabs it towards point.

0
0.1

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Shikhar Dhawan, no run

Bhuvneshwar Kumar starts with full delivery, on off, Shikhar Dhawan taps it towards short covers.

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Match Details

Venue
Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium, Mullanpur, Mohali
Toss
Punjab Kings, elected to field
Series
Indian Premier League, 2024
Series Period
22 Mar 2024 - 26 May 2024
Match Day
09 Apr 2024 - D/N (20 - over match)
Umpires
Navdeep Singh (IND), Nikhil Patwardhan (IND) and Alex Wharf (ENG)
Match Referee
Vengalil Narayanan Kutty (IND)
Streaming Platform
JioCinema
Broadcasting Platform
Star Sports