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Manan Vohra proves mettle with quickfire 95 in losing effort for Kings XI Punjab

Manan Vohra played a blistering innings which saw him hit nine fours and five sixes in an eventually losing effort for Kings XI Punjab against Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2017

ipl 2017 Updated: Apr 18, 2017 01:16 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
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Manan Vohra plays a shot during his 95-run innings in the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) T20 match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad on April 17.(AFP)

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) batsman Manan Vohra scored a blistering 95 as he almost took Kings XI Punjab over the line in an intense 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Hyderabad on Monday. (SRH v KXIP HIGHLIGHTS | SCORECARD)

KXIP ended up on the losing side, with Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s incredible figures of 5/19 helping SRH pull off a five-run win as they bowled out the visitors for 154 after posting a total of 159/6.

Vohra, however, left his mark on the tournament with an incredible innings which saw him hit nine fours and five sixes.

The right-hander from Punjab saw his teammates depart one after another, but kept his composure at the other end to keep KXIP in the match.

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When SRH looked on course for victory, midway through the visitors’ innings, Vohra unleashed himself on the hosts’ bowling attack.

He managed to bring KXIP to a position where they had sight of victory. However, wickets continued to tumble at the other end, and Vohra found himself needing to keep the strike and go for the big shots with less than two overs left.

He was dismissed by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the other hero of the night, as SRH held their nerve to seal a 5-run victory.

First Published: Apr 18, 2017 01:08 IST