HIGHLIGHTS IPL 2018: SRH vs KXIPHighlights SRH vs KXIP IPL 2018: Spinners Rashid Khan and Shakib al Hasan claimed three and two wickets respectively, while pacers Sandeep Sharma and Basil Thampi chipped in with two wickets each as Sunrisers Hyderabad outdid Kings XI Punjab by 13 runs in a low-scoring Indian Premier League match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad, on Thursday. Earlier, young KXIP pacer Ankit Rajpoot registered his career-best bowling figures to restrict Sunrisers Hyderabad to a modest 132/6. Rajpoot (5/14) produced a dream opening spell, which included three important wickets, to dismantle Sunrisers innings after Kings XI opted to bowl first. (SRH vs KXIP SCORECARD)
HIGHLIGHTS IPL 2018, MATCH 25: SRH vs KXIP FROM HYDERABAD
23.35 IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad (132/6) beat Kings XI Punjab (119-all out) by 13 runs. Rashid 3/19, Sandeep 2/17.
23.30 IST: FOUR! Streaky runs but it's all the same for the away side. It will take it. The game is not over by any means. Full on the stumps, Rajpoot swings to go over the leg side and gets an inside edge past the leg stump. It runs away to the fine leg fence, beating the fielder chasing after it. 15 to win off 7 now.
23.28 IST: FOUR! Mujeeb giving some hope here. 23 needed in 12. Another superb hit, he brings out the reverse sweep and scoops it over short third man's head for back-to-back boundaries.
23.27 IST: FOUR! Good shot! Sees the flight on the ball and premeditates the reverse sweep. Unleashes it and gets it through backward point, beating Sandeep Sharma's dive out in the deep.
23.25 IST: Mujeeb Ur Rahman is the last man in for Punjab.
23.24 IST: OUT! Rashid Khan removes Ashwin for 4. It's taken this time! Leave it to Kane Williamson to get it done. Man is the perfect captain. Always leads by example. Flighted right up there, Ashwin swings and balloons it towards extra cover. Williamson runs and takes a safe catch after getting under the ball. Kings XI Punjab 101/9 in 17.3 overs vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (132/6)
23.21 IST: Ankit Rajpoot will bat next.
23.20 IST: OUT! Barinder run out for 2. Sran is run out! Slower one again, touch fuller in length outside off. Sran swings and gets a bottom edge behind towards the slip cordon and sets off. Saha is quick to get to the ball, sees Sran is stranded in the middle of nowhere as he's sent back and hits the bull's eye at his end. Another wicket down. Kings XI Punjab 99/8 in 16.5 overs vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (132/6)
23.13 IST: Barinder Sran is the next man in to bat.
23.12 IST: OUT! Sandeep Sharma removes Andrew Tye for 4. Umpire's call! Oh, dear... that was extremely, extremely close! Wow. Not a bad review at all. Punjab won't lose it, but they won't really care about that right now. Length ball angling in on leg, catches the pads of Andrew Tye who looks to flick across the line. Loud shout, the finger goes up but the Australian reviews it. It goes upstairs and replays show that the ball would have gone on to clip the leg stump, so the on-field call will stay. 37 needed to win off 25 balls. Kings XI Punjab 96/7 in 15.5 overs vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (132/6)
23.10 IST: FOUR! Tye gets a boundary instantly! Make no mistake though, that could easily have been another catch. Fuller and slower on off, Tye lofts it down the ground. Shakib from long on goes running back to his left and dives, but it's just a little far from him. One bounce and across the rope.
23.07 IST: Andrew Tye to be the new man in.
23.06 IST: OUT! Sandeep Sharma removes Manoj Tiwary for 1. Tiwary is out of here! Hyderabad are officially into the tail now. They can get what they wished for. Unreal bowling performance, this. The pressure has got to the Punjab outfit. Full on the stumps, it's the slower one and it's cleverly disguised. Tiwary flicks it uppishly straight to mid-wicket. Williamson there, initially doesn't see the ball clearly at first, but then somehow gets his vision clear and then takes it with ease. 41 needed off 27. Kings XI Punjab 92/6 in 15.3 overs vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (132/6)
23.01 IST: Ravichandran Ashwin comes out to the middle.
23.00 IST: OUT! Shakib removes Finch for 8. Finch is gone! Hyderabad are completely pumped up. Now they know they're in with a real chance. They know it. They know it. Big wicket, this. Tossed up outside off, Finch makes room and looks to go big downtown once more. Gets a lot of height on this, but not the required distance. Pandey is right at the rope at long on. He positions himself well, gets under the ball and takes it with a lovely reverse cup. 45 needed off 34 to win. Kings XI Punjab 88/5 in 14.2 overs vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (132/6)
22.56 IST: Manoj Tiwary walks in next.
22.55 IST: OUT! Rashid Khan removes Nair for 13. Rashid Khan, you absolute beauty! He strikes again. What a ball! GAME ON. Tosses it up there, it's the googly and it spins back in. Catches Karun Nair on the front pad after going past the inside edge. Loud appeal, but this time the umpire raises his finger. 51 needed off 38. Punjab in some trouble here now.Kings XI Punjab 82/4 in 13.4 overs vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (132/6)
22.51 IST: Aaron Finch out to bat next.
22.50 IST: OUT! Shakib removes Mayank Agarwal for 12. Agarwal departs. Just throws away his wicket. Senseless shot to play at this time. The situation didn't demand it, just had to play sensible cricket. Tossed up on off, Agarwal looks to clear long on. Doesn't middle it one bit and it's straight down the throat of Manish Pandey positioned there. With this, Shakib has picked up 50 Indian T20 League wickets. Kings XI Punjab 77/3 in 12.1 overs vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (132/6).
22.48 IST: Rashid Khan to Karun Nair, no run. Pushed to the right of the bowler for nothing. KXIP 77/2 in 12 overs.
22.40 IST: Siddarth Kaul brought back on to bowl.
22.34 IST: Karun Nair will be the new man in.
22.33 IST: OUT! Thampi removes Gayle for 23. Thampi strikes! What a big moment for him and for Hyderabad as well. The dangerous Chris Gayle departs. Back of a length on middle, Gayle looks to pull and gets a top edge which lobs over towards the short leg region. Thampi himself runs to the ball, calls for it and takes the catch with ease in the end. Both openers now back in the hut. Kings XI Punjab 57/2 in 8.2 overs vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (132/6)
22.28 IST: Mayank Agarwal is the next batsman in.
22.26 IST: OUT! Clean bowled by Rashid Khan and KL Rahul is left dazed on the googly by the Afghani. Various lengths and this turn took the bails off. Rashid Khan strikes and the crowd goes wild! What a ripper! Lands it on middle and off, it turns every so slightly and that's enough to get Rahul. The batsman is forward to defend but gets beaten past the outside edge and has his stumps disturbed. First wicket down for Punjab, maybe a little too late. Their openers have given them a solid start. KXIP 55/1 in 7.5 overs
22.22 IST: Leg break around off, just behind a driving length. It invites Rahul forward to block and beats the outside edge. Superb stuff to start with. KXIP 54/0 in 7.2 overs
22.18 IST: SIX! That is simply... MASSIVE! Gayle does know how to surprise one.When he gets a hold of it, there's no point bothering or hoping for anything else. It's not coming back. Full on off, Gayle clears his front leg and then launches it high into the long on stands for half a dozen. The fifty comes up for Punjab with that. KXIP 51/0 in 6.3 overs
22.15 IST: FOUR! In between third man and point and Chris Gayle gets another boundary. He was quiet for a while but on Kaul's wide delivery it sails down. KXIP 44/0 in 5.5 overs
22.13 IST: FOUR! Lofted and down the track for a boundary. Gayle has been quiet but Rahul doesn't mind taking the risk. Down to mid-on. KXIP 39/0 in 5.2 overs
22.09 IST: FOUR! KL Rahul is making his bat talk at the moment. Hit's Sandeep's delivery hard to deep extra cover and what a glorious cover drive was that.Shot of the match! One for the photographers. Beautiful. Full delivery outside the line of off stump, Rahul leans into the shot and crisply drives it through the gap in the covers for a boundary. KXIP 34/0 in 4.4 overs
22.06 IST: FOUR! Another one by Rahul to fine leg. He wants to play the big shots than play it slow. 15 off the over so far. A big finish coming? On a driving length on off, Rahul kneels down and connects with the sweep nicely. Lifts it over short fine leg and finds the fence. KXIP 29/0 in 3.5 overs
22.05 IST: FOUR! Cut on the backfoot and Rahul drives Nabi's delivery for a boundary. Now follows it up with a boundary. This is good batting. Wide outside off, room to free his arms and Rahul throws everything at this. Carves it through cover-point and sends it across the fence. KXIP 25/0 in 1.5 overs
22.05 IST: SIX! KL Rahul takes a step back and he blasts this one for a maximum. Half-tracker... no need to guess what's happened next. With the form Rahul's in, he's not going to miss out on those. He shifts his weight onto his back foot and then muscles the pull over mid-wicket for a maximum. KXIP 21/0 in 3.3 overs
22.01 IST: Playing slow! Rahul and Gayle are hanging on at the moment, dealing in singles. We did get to see a maximum. KXIP 14/0 in 2 overs
21.57 IST: A stumping appeal! Is Gayle gone? Looks close. Could go either way. But the big man is back as his foot is on the line. Close as he was quite far away.
21.56 IST: SIX! Gaye's off. Straight down the track and it was massive of Nabi's delivery. Smoked that! Powerful hit from the big man! Tossed up around off, Gayle doesn't waste any more time as he charges out and hammers it straight over the bowler's head for a biggie. KXIP 8/0 in 1.1 overs
21.53 IST: Two runs off Sandeep Sharma's over. The wicket does have a swing to it. Rahul and Gayle playing it slow, checking out the wickets so far. KXIP 2/0 in 1 over
21.50 IST: That is a massive ovation for Chris Gayle as he comes on strike. Two dot balls and a single so far. KXIP 1/0 in 0.3 overs
21.48 IST: Chris Gayle and KL Rahul are out to bat for Kings XI Punjab. Do you reckon they can wrap up matters early today? Let's get ready as Kings XI Punjab chase 133 set by Sunrisers Hyderabad.
21.36 IST: A very good bowling effort from the Punjab boys yet again. Might have only got 6 wickets, but the overall performance has been superb. Rajpoot rocked them early with 3 wickets inside the Powerplay, then the rest came forward and choked the run flow like it's nobody's business. Pandey (who scored a fifty) and Shakib did their best and tried to pull things back with a 50-stand, but that too came at a slower pace and did not cause much damage.
21.32 IST: OUT! Fifer for Ankit Rajpoot and he takes it off the last ball of his innings. Take a bow, young man. He has also bowled an exceptional final over. Just 6 and two wickets from it. This is full and on off, Nabi tries to clear long off by moving his front leg out of the way. He however does not get the desired connection and holes out in that position where Agarwal takes a good catch running forward. HYDERABAD END WITH 132 RUNS!
21.31 IST: FOUR! Nabi comes in and cuts Rajpoot's delivery do go down for a boundary to deep backward point. SRH 132/5 20 overs
21.28 IST: OUT! Ankit Rajpoot collects his fourth wicket of the match and he removes Manish Pandey. Brilliant. SRH 128/5 in 19.4 overs
21.26 IST: FOUR! Errs with the line and pays the price! Length ball straying on the hips, Pathan tickles it fine down the leg side and sends it across the fine leg fence. SRH 126/4 in 19 overs
21.24 IST: FIFTY! 11th Indian T20 League fifty for Manish Pandey! One that was most needed by Hyderabad in this situation. Fuller and outside off, he takes a step out of the crease and drives it through the covers to send it across the rope. Now, needless to say, he has to stay there till the end. SRH 122/4 in 18.4 overs
21.19 IST: SIX! Another chance goes squandering as Manoj Tiwary drops a catch and goes out of the boundary line for a six. Basically it has been gifted by the fielder. SRH 113/4 in 17.4 overs
21.16 IST: Dropped! Another chance goes missing! Mayank Aggarwal drops Manish Pandey, the guy who is leading the way for Hyderabad. Manish Pandey has another life. This is a sitter, Punjab are just not in the mood to catch the balls today. The slower ball on middle, Pandey goes for the heave but only gets height and not the distance. It goes towards deep mid-wicket where Mayank Agarwal settles himself under it but can't take it. The batsmen take a run. SRH 107/4 in 17.3 overs
21.12 IST: 100 up for Sunrisers Hyderabad. It's been a slow start but the team is getting there. Manish Pandey is close to his fifty. SRH 101/4 in 16.4 overs
21.07 IST: SIX! The first of the match! Deep to mid-wicket on Ashwin delivery and finally the fans get to see a maximum after a long time.This is on the leg side. Manish goes down on one knee and slog sweeps it over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie. SRH 91/4 in 14 overs
21.06 IST: FOUR! Misfielding sees Manish Pandey's shot deep to sqaure leg. Manish Pandey slogs this one towrads deep square leg. Rajput there runs to his right and tries to collect it ont he bounce but pushes it over the rope. Boundary results. SRH 91/4 in 14.5 overs
21.02 IST: OUT! Mujeeb removes Shakib Al Hasan for 28. Shakib perishes in an attempt to up the scoring rate. He had to go for it as this innings was going nowhere. Mujeeb bowls this one full, it is a flighted delivery. Shakib tries to clear the mid-wicket fence but only manages to get a top edge. It goes high up in the air towards long on. Agarwal there settles himself under it and takes a good catch. The 52-run stand has been broken and Mujeeb gets his first. SRH 79/4 in 13.4 overs
20.59 IST: Would still mention that's its a decent over by Tye, conceding just 9 off it and a boundary coming after six and a half overs!! SRH 76/3 in 13 overs
20.56 IST: FOUR! Finally! Tye's short delivery sees Shakib Al Hasan hit the ball offside.Smart shot! Picks his spot to perfection. Expected a slower ball from Tye and he got that. He uses the depth of the crease, swivels inside the crease and pulls it over short fine leg for a much-need boundary. It has come after six and a half overs. SRH 72/3 in 12.2 overs
20.55 IST: Five runs off Mujeeb's over. Few googly's and caroms and the batsman out there are quite alert. SRH 67/3 in 12 overs
20.51 IST: Andrew Tye comes in and concedes just 5 off the over. It's pretty slow out there now. However, with slow and fast deliveries one after the other, the main objective of the batsman is to hang on. SRH 62/3 in 11 overs
20.47 IST: Mujeeb comes into bowl concedes just three of it. Hyderabad are playing it quite slow to be exact. Punjab have been dominating with the ball. SRH 57/3 in 10 overs
20.43 IST: The match has become a little slow as Shakib and Manish Pandey aim to build on making a score and keep it grounded as the spinners come out to play. Brilliant over once again by Ashwin with just four off it. Haven't seen a boundary in a while though. Waiting for the fireworks to begin soon. SRH 54/3 in 9 overs
20.39 IST: Ten runs off the over by Manoj. Two different bowling actions. SRH 50/3 in 8 overs
20.37 IST: Good over by skipper Aswhin with just three off it. SRH 41/3 in 7 overs
20.30 IST: FOUR! Payback time. Shakib is now in the mood as he cuts Sran's delivery to deep backward point. How costly will that no ball prove? It has already cost them 8 runs. This is short and outside off, Hasan guides it through backward point and the ball races to the fence. SRH 36/3 in 5.4 overs
20.29 IST: FOUR! A full toss and Shakib is not missing those. A powerful shot deep to square leg and sails down for a boundary. Shakib pulls it but not off the middle but in the gap. It races through square leg for a boundary. A freebie on a Free Hit, one should not miss out. SR 32/3 in 5.3 overs
20.27 IST: NO BALL and a free hit. Sran is way off the crease and now has to pay for it. Could have been a wicket but gifted a freebie. SRH 28/3 in 5.1 overs
20.24 IST: OUT! Ankit Rajpoot removes Wriddhiman Saha for 6. Rajpoot gets his third and Saha bags another failiure! The slower one this time does the trick. It is outside off, Saha looks to clear the leg side. Not a good shot, especially under the circumstances. The ball takes the top edge and balloons towards mid-wicket. Andrew Tye there positions himself under it and takes a dolly. SRH 27/3 in 4.5 overs
20.21 IST: DROPPED! Good length by Sran as it hits the middle of Pandey's bat. Unfortunately the Punjab captain Ashwin drops the catch. SRH 24/2 in 4 overs
20.18 IST: FOUR! Pandey times the shot perfectly which goes past the covers and races for a boundary. Smart thinking by the batsman. That has been flicked with a lot of style! Full and on the pads, Pandey flicks his wrists on the last second, finds the gap through mid-wicket and the ball races away. SRH 21/2 in 3.4 overs
20.12 IST: OUT! Ankit Rajpoot removes Shikhar Dhawan for 11. EDGED AND TAKEN! Ankit Rajpoot gets his second. This a top, top delivery. Bowls it on a back of a length around off, this one also shapes away a touch. Dhawan tries to keep it out off the back foot but plays inside the line. The ball takes the outside edge and goes low towards Nair at first slip who is a little deep. He dives forward and takes it inches above the ground. Two quick wickets for Punjab and Hyderabad are in trouble early. SRH 16/2 in 2.2 overs
20.11 IST: FOUR! Down to fine leg once again and through the slipcovers. Edged but a boundary! Short and outside off, it shapes back in a touch, Dhawan tries to cut but the ball takes the outside edge and goes past the diving first slip fielder for a boundary. So a boundary to start the over. SRH 16/1 in 2.1 overs
20.10 IST: FOUR! Races down for a four to fine leg and Saha gets started as well. SRH 12/1 in 2 overs
20.08 IST: FOUR! First boundary off the innings and Dhawan gets things started. Dhawan drives the shot past cover and races for to the fences. SRH 7/1 in 1.4 overs
20.04 IST: OUT! Ankit Rajpoot removes Kane Williamson for 0. Punjab claim first blood and Hyderabad lose their first wicket and a massive one. The skipper goes back walking on a duck. Rajput bowls it short and outside off, Williamson rocks back and tries to drag his pull on the leg side but the extra bounce does him in. The batter is not able to get on top of the bounce and it takes the top edge and goes into the hands of Ashwin who takes an easy catch. SRH 1/1 in 0.4 overs
20.00 IST: Ankit Rajpoot will bowl the first over vs SRH. Mujeeb tries to save a hit on the top edge and gets hit in the face by the bounce of the ball. Hope it's not serious!
19.57 IST: There is quite a lot we can expect in today's match. Will the Sunrisers hit big in their backyard? Let's take a look as we bring you the live updates and ball by ball commentary. Let's get started.
19.55 IST: So we are all set for the action to begin. The Punjab players and the umpires make their way out to the middle. They are followed by the opening pair of Kane Williamson and Shikhar Dhawan.
19.50 IST: Ravichandran Ashwin says the wicket is going to be good. Adds further they are winning games and they have quality players in their ranks who will come good very soon. Informs there are two changes Yuvraj Singh goes out and Manoj Tiwari comes in. Chris Gayle coming in for David Miller is the second change.
19.47 IST: Kane Williamson starts by saying it looks like a good surface and they will try and put up a good score on board. Mentions the surfaces have been different at different places and he is happy to be at home. He hopes to contain Chris Gayle today.
19.44 IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad Playing XI vs KXIP
19.43 IST: Kings XI Punjab Playing XI vs SRH
19.34 IST: Playing XI for SRH vs KXIP
Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI): Lokesh Rahul(w), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Aaron Finch, Manoj Tiwary, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Andrew Tye, Barinder Sran, Ankit Rajpoot, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson(c), Wriddhiman Saha(w), Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Basil Thampi, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma
19.30 IST: KINGS XI PUNJAB WIN TOSS, ELECT TO BOWL FIRST vs SRH
19.10 IST: The last time Sunrisers Hyderabad faced Kings XI Punjab. A Gayle-storm occurred in Mohali!!
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Despite missing the services of injured Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sunrisers showed their bowling prowess. Pacer Siddarth Kaul and leg-spinner Rashid Khan helped the home team dismiss the two-time champions for 87 on a slow wicket at the Wankhede Stadium to record a 31-run victory. (READ FULL PREVIEW HERE)