Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2018, highlights: KXIP beat SRH by 15 runs
Get highlights of Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2018, here. Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 15 runs thanks in no small part to Chris Gayle’s century in the 1st innings.cricket Updated: Apr 19, 2018 23:53 IST
Sunrisers Hyderabad’s unbeaten streak in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 came to an end when they took on Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali on Thursday. Kings XI Punjab won the toss and chose to bat. The openers KL Rahul and Chris Gayle got off to a solid start before the former was dismissed by Rashid Khan. Mayank Agarwal got a good start but was cheaply dismissed by Siddarth Kaul. But that didn’t stop Gayle, who batted through the innings to score the IPL 2018’s first century with KXIP posting a formidable total of 193/3 in the first innings. In reply, Sunrisers never looked likely to chase down the target despite both Kane Williamson and Manish Pandey scoring half-centuries. In the end, they lost by 15 runs. Get highlights of Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2018, here. (FULL SCORECARD | LIVE STREAMING)
11:40 PM IST: That’s it from our side, thank you so much for joining us. Until next time, goodbye and goodnight!
11:35 PM IST: The game was arguably decided by Gayle’s century; the 193-run target never once looked chaseable. The bowlers of KXIP did a decent job too.
11:32 PM IST: And that’s it! Punjab have won the game by 15 runs.
11:30 PM IST: Punjab have mathematically won the game at this point. But Shakib hits two sixes on the trot regardless!
11:28 PM IST: With one over to go, SRH are 161/4. 33 needed in 6 balls.
11:24 PM IST: SIX! Manish Pandey brings up his 50 with a maximum.
11:22 PM IST: Barinder Sran finishes the night with figures of 0/22. Impressive performance despite not getting a wicket. SRH are 147/4 after 18 overs.
11:16 PM IST: After 17 overs, SRH are 134/4. The game is slipping away from them.
11:14 PM IST: OUT! Hooda goes for a big one but it goes high and straight into the hands of Manoj Tiwary. SRH in trouble now.
11:11 PM IST: 64 runs needed off the last 4 overs. This is a massive ask. SRH 130/3 after 16 overs.
11:10 PM IST: FOUR! Deepak Hooda plays a wonderful late shot down to third man and it races away to the fence.
11:09 PM IST: With 5 overs left to go, SRH are 118/3.
11:03 PM IST: OUT! Williamson departs! SRH in big, big trouble at this point. Asking rate still remains at 14. Time-out has been taken.
11:02 PM IST: FOUR! Williamson is eyeing regular boundaries now.
10:59 PM IST: SIX! Williamson smashes Ashwin for a six on the leg side. They need a lot more of these since the asking rate is climbing.
10:57 PM IST: FOUR! Pandey ends the over with a four as well. SRH 96/2 after 13 overs.
10:53 PM IST: FOUR! Pandey hits Sharma for a much-needed boundary.
10:52 PM IST: Mujeeb continues to tighten the screws. Now or never for Sunrisers if they want to launch an attack. They are 82/2 in 12 overs.
10:48 PM IST: Andrew Tye with another good over, conceding just 4 runs off it. SRH are 76/2 after 11 overs.
10:47 PM IST: David Miller now drops Manish Pandey. The fielding standard hasn’t been too high for KXIP this evening.
10:46 PM IST: Mujeeb is ensuring Sunrisers deal in ones and twos, exactly what the batting side don’t need at this point. SRH are 72/2 after 10 overs.
10:39 PM IST: Ashwin has been expensive thus far but KXIP will be the happier side going into the time-out. SRH 68/2 after 9 overs.
10:36 PM IST: SIX! Williamson charges down and thumps Ashwin for a huge six. He’s not looking to slow down at this point.
10:35 PM IST: Mujeeb Ur Rahman’s first over goes for just five. Good start for him. SRH 57/2 after 8 overs.
10:31 PM IST: FOUR! Williamson plays a beautiful shot in the deep extra cover region. SRH are 52/2 after 7 overs.
10:28 PM IST: Barinder Sran has bowled 3 overs and only given away 9 runs. That’s an amazing return in a high-pressure situation. SRH are 40/2 after 6 overs.
10:23 PM IST: BOWLED! Mohit removes Yusuf the same way he removed Saha - by uprooting his stumps. Pathan didn’t read the slower ball and played on. SRH 37/2 after 5 overs.
10:19 PM IST: FOUR! Yusuf continues to impress, hitting Mohit Sharma for a four off the first ball of his second over.
10:18 PM IST: Andrew Tye’s first over goes for seven runs, including one boundary by Yusuf. SRH are 29/1 after 4 overs.
10:13 PM IST: Dear oh dear... Yuvraj just dropped a sitter. Pathan whacked it straight at him and he somehow couldn’t hold on. This could be costly. SRH 22/1 after 3 overs.
10:09 PM IST: FOUR! Yusuf Pathan hits one just over the man on the circle and starts his innings with a four. SRH 18/1 after 2 overs.
10:07 PM IST: WICKET! Saha is clean bowled by Mohit Sharma off the very next ball. Not what KXIP wanted.
10:06 PM IST: FOUR! Saha gets in the action now.
10:05 PM IS: FOUR! Williamson with a classy cover drive hits the first boundary of the innings. They’ll need a lot more of those.
10:02 PM IST: Beginning of the second innings and there’s some bad news for SRH fans as Shikhar Dhawan has retired hurt. Kane Williamson out to bat. SRH 2/0 after 1 over.
9:40 PM IST: And that’s the end of the first innings. KXIP end the first innings with a formidable total of 193/3. SRH will have to do well to chase that down. Will they be able to? Join us in a few to find out!
9:38 PM IST: FOUR AND SIX! Gayle is at the non-strikers end but Aaron Finch is smashing Rashid Khan.
9:35 PM IST: And with one over to go, KXIP are 180/3.
9:32 PM IST: AND THERE IT IS! Gayle brings up his 100 with a single. This is his 6th IPL century - the most by any batsman.
9:30 PM IST: SIX! Gayle ends the over with a huge six that takes him to 99. He’s almost there. KXIP 174/3 after 18 overs.
9:28 PM IST: OUT! Bhuvneshwar removes Karun Nair, the latter holing out in the deep to Shikhar Dhiwan.
9:24 PM IST: 3 overs to go and KXIP are well set to launch a final assault on SRH’s bowlers. They are 164/2 after 17 overs.
9:23 PM IST: FOUR! Karun Nair cleanly hits one over the infield and it goes for a boundary after one bounce. At this rate 200 seems likelier.
9:22 PM IST: SIX! Gayle reads the slower ball from Jordan and pulls him for a maximum. Gayle is now on 90.
9:17 PM IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s return to the attack sees KXIP score 8 runs in the over but none from boundaries. They are 151/2 after 16 overs, meaning their dug-out is arguably the happier one going into the time-out.
9:12 PM IST: Gayle, who’s been dealing in sixes mostly, ends the over with a single. KXIP 143/2 after 15 overs.
9:09 PM IST: TWO FOURS! Karun Nair doesn’t want to be left behind here, and he hits consecutive fours off Kaul’s bowling.
9:07 PM IST: This is Gayle’s highest score vs Sunrisers Hyderabad. Can he score the IPL 2018’s first hundred?
9:06 PM IST: AND ANOTHER SIX! Rashid Khan looks bamboozled here. The over ends with Gayle taking two runs. KXIP 131/2 after 14 overs.
9:05 PM IST: THREE SIXES! When Gayle is in such imperious form even his mishits go the distance. That’s exactly what happened the first time around. The second and third ones were smoked straight over Rashid’s head.
9:02 PM IST: Karun Nair ends the over with a single. KXIP 104/2 after 13 overs.
8:59 PM IST: Gayle brings up his second consecutive fifty of the tournament! The Universe Boss will no doubt be eyeing a bigger score now.
8:56 PM IST: SIX! Gayle gets in on the act again then ends the over with a single. KXIP are 100/2 after 12 overs.
8:54 PM IST: SIX! New batsman Karun Nair goes for the big one off Shakib and is nearly caught by Manish Pandey, but the ball eventually finds its way over the boundary rope.
8:53 PM IST: After 11 overs, Kings XI Punjab are 86/2. That’s still a decent score this time but Gayle needs to play till the end now.
8:50 PM IST: OUT! Mayank Agarwal throws away his wicket, giving Deepak Hooda a simple catch at backward point. His innings looked promising but that’s a very soft dismissal.
8:47 PM IST: SIX! Agarwal has taken a liking to Shakib, this time smashing the ball into the crowd. KXIP 82/1 after 10 overs.
8:45 PM IST: FOUR! Shakib is greeted with a well-hit inside out lofted shot from Mayank Agarwal that races away to the fence.
8:44 PM IST: Shakib Al Hasan to bowl the first over after the timeout.
8:41 PM IST: End of the ninth over and it’s time for the strategic timeout. KXIP 69/1 at this point.
8:39 PM IST: FOUR! New batsman Mayank Agarwal joins in on the action, but nearly lost his wicket doing so. The ball looped towards backward point but he missed the catch and the ball rolled away to the boundary.
8:38 PM IST: SIX! Deepak Hooda bowls a tad too full and Gayle punishes him, hammering the ball for a maximum.
8:35 PM IST: OUT! Rashid Khan snares KL Rahul leg-before. This was exactly what the doctor ordered for SRH. His second over goes for just two runs and the away side have that all-important breakthrough. KXIP 53/1 after 8 overs.
8:33 PM IST: Rashid Khan to bowl his second over. His first one saw him go for 13 runs; can he get that breakthrough his side desperately need this time around?
8:32 PM IST: Unsurprisingly, the first over after the powerplay is a quiet one, bowled by Deepak Hooda. KXIP are 51/0 after 7 overs.
8:29 PM IST: Deepak Hooda now into the attack. Williamson is certainly ensuring the home side don’t get comfortable against any of his bowlers. Not that the strategy has worked thus far; both Rahul and Gayle are scoring at will.
8:28 PM IST: TWO FOURS! Kaul had been putting in a decent shift in his first over but the last two balls are dispatched to the boundary by KL Rahul. KXIP end the powerplay at 49/0.
8:24 PM IST: Kane Williamson is ringing in the bowling changes quickly. Siddharth Kaul now into the attack.
8:22 PM IST: SIX! This time over long on and it’s a massive one from Gayle. At the end of the fifth over, SRH are 38/0.
8:21 PM IST: SIX! Rashid Khan bowls a full toss to Gayle. The ball was asking to be hit and the Universe Boss obliged.
8:20 PM IST: Rashid Khan into the attack now. SRH want a wicket quick.
8:19 PM IST: KXIP are looking for the big shots now. They are 25/0 after 4 overs.
8:17 PM IST: SIX! The Universe Boss has waited long enough and sends a short ball from Chris Jordan right into the crowd! He follows that with a four on the off-side.
8:13 PM IST: The home side are slowly but surely getting into their groove now. KXIP 13/0 after 3 overs.
8:11 PM IST: KXIP are saved by the review! KL Rahul was given out LBW but immediately calls for the review. Replays show the ball took a slight knick before hitting his pad, meaning he stays in the middle.
8:09 PM IST: FOUR! Rahul gets in on the action now with a lovely flick down the leg side. The fielder chases the ball and slides in an attempt to save it but can’t.
8:07 PM IST: So nearly a dismissal! Gayle goes for the big one but the ball hits the top half of his bat, landing just behind the fielder inside the circle. That was a close one. KXIP 8/0 after 2 overs.
8:05 PM IST: FOUR! Chris Jordan strays down the leg side and the ball races to the boundary off Gayle’s thigh-pad. He follows that with a rising delivery close to the big Jamaican’s body.
8:03 PM IST: The first over sees the two batsmen start cautiously rather than go for the big hits from the first ball. KXIP 2/0 after 1 over.
8:00 PM IST: As expected, Rahul and Gayle to open the innings for KXIP. Bhuvneshwar Kumar to open the bowling for SRH. We are underway at Mohali!
7:55 PM IST: Beginning of the game is mere minutes away. The opening combination of Chris Gayle and KL Rahul looked good in their last game vs Chennai Super Kings. It will be interesting to see if they can repeat that form today.
7:45 PM IST: The home side go in with a unchanged XI, which isn’t too surprising. Sunrisers make the lone change, bringing in Chris Jordan for Billy Stanlake.
7:35 PM IST: Kings XI Punjab line-up: KL Rahul (wk), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Yuvraj Singh, Aaron Finch, Karun Nair, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Andrew Tye, Barinder Sran, Mohit Sharma, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
Sunrisers Hyderabad line-up: Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson (c), Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Siddarth Kaul, Chris Jordan.
7:32 PM IST: Kings XI Punjab have won the toss and, somewhat surprisingly, chose to bat. KXIP skipper R Ashwin at the toss: “We have got a formidable batting line-up and we would like them to go out and express themselves. We had a wonderful win in the last match and we would like to keep the momentum going.”
7:25 PM IST: Pitch report seems to indicate that the surface will favour the batsmen. There is some grass on the pitch and that will help the bowlers early on, but it will also ensure the ball comes onto the bat nicely. Dew could be a factor, meaning the captain who wins the toss will likely have a bowl first.
7:20 PM IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad have won their previous games thanks in no small part to the efforts of their bowlers, whilst Kings XI Punjab have looked to bat aggressively at all times. The toss for what promises to be a thrilling game is only minutes away now.
7:10 PM IST: Today’s a battle of the team’s placed second and third. Sunrisers occupy that second spot and will go top of the table with a win. However, only a massive win for the home side will see them go second.
7:00 PM IST: Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the match between Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad!
SRH’s bowling attack including Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Billy Stanlake, Siddharth Kaul, Shakib Al Hasan and Sandeep Sharma, have been among the wickets and have managed to contain the batsmen from rival camps.
SRH also boast of an experienced batting lineup. Wriddhiman Saha, Kane Williamson, Shikhar Dhawan and Manish Pandey form the core of their batting, while Shakib, Deepak Hooda and Yusuf Pathan lend depth to the line-up.
On the other hand, Kings XI Punjab too are high on confidence after defeating Chennai by four runs in the previous outing here when they defended a big total of 197 on home turf.
For Punjab, Chris Gayle, who played his first match of the season against Chennai, showed why he still instills fear in the opposition camp.
Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair and Ashwin too have been in good form with the bat. However, it is the lack of form of their key batsman Yuvraj Singh, who has scored 36 runs (12, 4 and 20) combined in the three games, which should worry KXIP.