Indian Premier League, 2020

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab - Match 22

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Date & Time: 08 October 2020

Kings XI Punjab 132/10

RR: 7.84 | Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Kings XI Punjab by 69 runs


Batsman R B 4s 6s
KL Rahul c Kane Williamson & b Abhishek Sharmac Kane Williamson & b Abhishek Sharma111600
Mayank Agarwal run out Khaleel Ahmedrun out Khaleel Ahmed9610
Prabhsimran Singh c Priyam Garg & b Khaleel Ahmedc Priyam Garg & b Khaleel Ahmed11820
Nicholas Pooran c T Natarajan & b Rashid Khanc T Natarajan & b Rashid Khan773757
Glenn Maxwell run out T Natarajanrun out T Natarajan71200
Mandeep Singh bowled Rashid Khanbowled Rashid Khan6600
Mujeeb Ur Rahman c Jonny Bairstow (W) & b Khaleel Ahmedc Jonny Bairstow (W) & b Khaleel Ahmed1300
Ravi Bishnoi not out not out 6710
Mohammed Shami lbw Rashid Khanlbw Rashid Khan0100
Sheldon Cottrell bowled T Natarajanbowled T Natarajan0200
Arshdeep Singh c David Warner (C) & b T Natarajanc David Warner (C) & b T Natarajan0300
Extras 4 (b 0, lb 2, w 2, nb 0)
Total 132 (10 Wkts, 16.5 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
11-1 (Mayank Agarwal,1.3), 31-2 (Prabhsimran Singh,4.2), 58-3 (KL Rahul,6.4), 105-4 (Glenn Maxwell,11), 115-5 (Mandeep Singh,12.3), 126-6 (Mujeeb Ur Rahman,13.5), 126-7 (Nicholas Pooran,14.5), 126-8 (Mohammed Shami,15), 132-9 (Sheldon Cottrell,16.2), 132-10 (Arshdeep Singh,16.5),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Sandeep Sharma4 0 27 0 6.75
Khaleel Ahmed3 0 24 2 8.00
T Natarajan3.5 0 24 2 6.86
Abhishek Sharma1 0 15 1 15.00
Rashid Khan4 1 12 3 3.00
Abdul Samad1 0 28 0 28.00

That is it from this game. Hyderabad with this dominant win move to third in the points table. Punjab have a lot to ponder upon as they find themselves struggling at the last place in the points table. The league action continues on 9th October, Friday as Rajasthan take on Delhi. That promises to be a fascinating clash as it will be played at the run-fest ground of the season, Sharjah. That game begins at 1800 local (1400 GMT). We hope to see you then. Till then, goodbye and take care!

For his brilliant batting display, Jonny Bairstow is named the Man of the Match. Bairstow says he is pleased with the performance and he was pleased he could go on till the 14th over and that was key. States Warner is a quality player and it was important for them to come good. Mentions he is happy with the way he is striking it, the pitch and the dimensions here are different to the ones in India. Adds even the climate here is different. Ends by saying it is tricky keeping to Rashid Khan but he enjoys it.

Hyderabad skipper, David Warner, says he got nervous when Pooran was playing and he always regarded him as a very good player. States he was fortunate to play with him in Bangladesh and it is always worrying to see him strike like that. Credits the way Rashid bowled and he is lucky he has a bowler like him. Mentions having Bhuvneshwar Kumar out is a big loss but it is an opportunity for the others to step up. Admits he loves batting with Bairstow and it is going well with them. Ends by saying they were looking to go after the bowlers at the start and that worked with them. Finishes by saying the next game is a day game and he is looking forward to it.

Rashid Khan is caught down for a chat. Rashid says losing Marsh and Bhuvi is a big blow but feels they have a good combination and thinks it is important that people take responsibility and they are doing it in this team so he is happy. Rashid says that the plan was simple and tells the plan was to score 180-185 and anything above would have been good. Tells Warner said to enjoy their bowling and give their all in the field. Tells Najeeb Tarakai was a good friend of all his Afghanistan teammates and he is very sad and shocked by the news of his passing away.

Punjab skipper, KL Rahul says that if they lose wickets in the Powerplay it was always going to be tough especially with only 6 batters. Tells losing Mayank was tough and tells that whatever they hit in the air found the fielder. Credits the bowlers for pulling things back in the death and states it as a positive. Says Pooran is batting really well and it is a joy to watch him bat. Tells if they get a decent start up front they know Nicholas can do the job. States Bishnoi has not been afraid whenever he has asked him to bowl and adds that it is a joy to watch a youngster taking responsibility. Tells everyone is working hard and are in a good head space but feels sometimes it does not come off and one needs to be patient and not panic and back them.

The Hyderabad bowling was very good! However, their fifth bowler did take a pounding. Sharma did take the wicket of Rahul but he along with Samad went for above 40 in their 2 overs. However, the rest were excellent, especially Rashid who is back to his best. The three pacers were also impressive and hence, those two overs did not make a lot of difference. A very complete performance from Hyderabad and Warner will be very pleased.

A thumping win for Hyderabad! It was never in doubt to be honest after they scored 200 courtesy Bairstow and Warner. The former was the mainstay but it is their partnership which took them to that total. Also, chasing such a big total, Punjab also needed a good start from their openers who have been so influential for them but that was not the case. Also, they were three down even before they crossed 60. They looked down and out at that time but Pooran came out all guns blazing. He got Punjab back in the game single-handedly. He though failed to get support at the other end and to chase this kind of a target alone, is an improbable one.

T Natarajan to Arshdeep Singh, OUT! CAUGHT! That is it! Comprehensive win for Hyderabad and Natarajan finishes with two wickets. Full around off, Arshdeep hits it uppishly straight to Warner at mid off. Too safe a pair of hands to drop those. HYDERABAD WIN BY 69 RUNS!
T Natarajan to Arshdeep Singh, Another ball in the block hole. Arshdeep manages to defend it.
T Natarajan to Arshdeep Singh, Very full on off, Arshdeep jams it out.

Arshdeep Singh is the last man in.

T Natarajan to Sheldon Cottrell, OUT! The sweet sound of Timber! First wicket for Natarajan in this innings! A perfect yorker on middle and off, it would trouble any top batsman so it is too good for a number 11. Cottrell is slow to get his bat down and Natarajan strikes. Just a wicket away are Hyderabad.
T Natarajan to Ravi Bishnoi, Full around off, Bishnoi runs it down to third man for a single. 

Rashid Khan is done from this end so who does Warner call now to do the formalities? It is T Natarajan.

Sandeep Sharma to Sheldon Cottrell, Slower one on off, Cottrell defends it. 71 needed in 4 overs just in case you were wondering.
Sandeep Sharma to Ravi Bishnoi, Another short one around the body, Bishnoi pulls it to fine leg for one.
Sandeep Sharma to Ravi Bishnoi, Typical pace bowler's response. He gets hit for a boundary so he bangs it in short! Bishnoi looks to pull but gets hit on the grill. 
Sandeep Sharma to Ravi Bishnoi, FOUR! Bishnoi did the job with the ball and he will try to do something with the bat as well. Full on middle and off, Bishnoi lofts it straight down the ground and gets a boundary.
Sandeep Sharma to Ravi Bishnoi, Another one at the stumps, Bishnoi defends it.
Sandeep Sharma to Ravi Bishnoi, Full on off, Bishnoi defends it.
Rashid Khan to Mohammed Shami, OUT! LBW! Two in two for Rashid and he finishes with a double wicket maiden to finish with the figures of 4-1-12-3. Googly on off, Shami looks to defend but misses and gets hit on the pad. The ball hits him on the pad. An appeal follows and the umpire has no qualms raising his finger. Shami looks around for a review but Punjab do not have any left.

Mohammed Shami is the new man in.

Rashid Khan to Nicholas Pooran, OUT! CAUGHT! GAME! SET! MATCH! - Hyderabad! The Afghan superstar does the trick and Warner's ploy to bowl his trump card to the left hander has paid its dividend. Short and spinning away from Nicholas Pooran. He punches it uppishly but straight to cover. Khaleel there makes no mistake and takes the catch and one can also say he takes the match. Did not understand the ploy not to take a single and once you get negative in this game it pays off badly and that is what has happened. 
Rashid Khan to Nicholas Pooran, Flighted on off, Pooran plays it to long off but again does not take a run.
Rashid Khan to Nicholas Pooran, Shorter on off, Pooran plays it to long off but refuses to take a single. The ploy is simple, it is to see off Rashid Khan but that is increasing the run rate.
Rashid Khan to Nicholas Pooran, Floated on off, Pooran keeps it out. 
Rashid Khan to Nicholas Pooran, OH! Was there an edge? Quicker around off, Pooran looks to defend but the ball spins in and goes between his bat and pad. Bairstow behind fails to take it cleanly.

DRINKS! P for Punjab, P for Pooran! That is the only hope for the Men in Red. They need 76 off 36 and Pooran is batting at 77 off 32 balls so he can do it but the bigger question is can anyone provide him support? Hyderabad need one wicket, Nicholas Pooran but that is easier said than done as he has looked at his blistering best tonight. Can Punjab and Pooran pull off this miraculous heist? 

Khaleel Ahmed to Ravi Bishnoi, A dot to end! On middle, defended.

An umpire referral! They want to check it is a bump ball. The soft signal is NOT OUT! What drama! The third umpire initially gives it out and Mujeeb starts walking back. He though is asked to review it from someone in the dressing room and Mujeeb does signal the 'T'. It is Punjab's referral now.

Khaleel Ahmed to Mujeeb Ur Rahman, OUT! So out is how it stays and Mujeeb walks back and takes the only review along with him. Not sure why he reviewed there when he was willingly walking back after the initiall referral. Coming to the ball now. It is a full one outside off, Mujeeb looks to jam it out but there is a noise as the ball passes the bal. Bairstow takes it and both the bowler and the keeper appeal. The umpire does not make any decision. He waits to see if Hyderabad review but they don't. The umpire now takes it upstaurs to check if it is a bump ball. Replays roll in and they show it is not a bump ball and OUT flashes on the bigscreen. Mujeeb start walking back but he has been asked to review it from the pavillion. He does so but Snicko shows there is an edge. He eventually has to walk back.
Khaleel Ahmed to Nicholas Pooran, Very full on middle, Pooran glances it to square leg for a single. 
Khaleel Ahmed to Nicholas Pooran, FOUR! Pooran keeping Punjab's hopes alive! Yorker around off, Pooran manages to squeeze it away from short third man and gets a boundary.
Khaleel Ahmed to Nicholas Pooran, FOUR! Just short of the man at deep square leg. Length ball on off, Pooran pulls it. Samad at deep square leg comes in front and dives forward to take the catch but the ball falls in front of him and goes away to the fence.
Khaleel Ahmed to Nicholas Pooran, Good length ball on off, Pooran keeps it out.

Khaleel Ahmed is back on!

Rashid Khan to Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Flat and on middle. Mujeeb is cramped for room so he just defends it. 
Rashid Khan to Nicholas Pooran, Tossed up quicker on middle, Pooran milks it to long on and gets to the other end.
Rashid Khan to Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mujeeb is off the mark! On the pads, Mujeeb flicks it to the on side for one. 

Who will walk out to bat next? They need someone to support Pooran. Can Mujeeb Ur Rahman do it?

Rashid Khan to Mandeep Singh, OUT! BOWLED! Rashid does the trick with the googly. The best batters in the world have struggled to pick this Afghanistan spinners variation and Mandeep too has failed. It is the wrong 'un bowled at pace around off, Mandeep looks to defend but the ball goes right between his bat and pad to hit the stumps. Rashid is up in celebration so is the whole of Hyderabad.
Rashid Khan to Mandeep Singh, Flatter on middle, Mandeep plays it away from long on for two.
Rashid Khan to Nicholas Pooran, Short on off, Pooran punches it to cover-point for one.
Sandeep Sharma to Mandeep Singh, A couple now! Full and outside off, it is lofted towards deep cover. Two taken.
Sandeep Sharma to Nicholas Pooran, Another single! A low full toss on middle, it is eased down to long off for one.
Sandeep Sharma to Mandeep Singh, Outside off, this is guided towards point for one.
Sandeep Sharma to Mandeep Singh, Confusion but safe! Length and on middle, Mandeep pushes it to the left of mid-wicket and initially takes off. Pooran too takes off but then is sent back in time.
Sandeep Sharma to Mandeep Singh, Outside off, a little too wide. Singh lets it be. Wided.
Sandeep Sharma to Nicholas Pooran, Another run out chance! Length and outside off, Pooran guides it towards backward point and takes one. The fielder does has a shy at the keeper's end but misses.
Sandeep Sharma to Mandeep Singh, Singh is off the mark as he pushes it down to long on for one.

Match 22 of the Indian T20 League sees Hyderabad take on Punjab. The former had started off slowly but won 2 games on the trot before losing to Mumbai. The latter have been disappointing as they have lost 4 out of their last 5 games. Talking about Hyderabad, they will have a question on their heads as Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been ruled out of the tournament. Even as their youngsters Abhishek Sharma and Priyam Garg have played well in their last 2 games, they are still over-reliant on their top four batters. The positive thing for them was that their bowling is still looking good as Sandeep bowled well in the previous game and Natarajan has proved that he is a vital cog in the setup of this Hyderabad side. They also have a trump card in the name of Rashid Khan who gives them a vital advantage in the middle overs. Punjab, on the other hand, have been dismal since their victory against Bangalore. They sit at the last position on the table and will want to start gathering points if they want to make the play-offs starting now.Even though their openers have been on fire, their middle order is still looking shaky and they will need Maxwell to get his groove on. But it is their bowling which has been their kryptonite as in this edition of the tournament, they have been the team leaking the most runs at the death. They were so poor with the ball in the previous game against Chennai as they could not pick up even a single wicket. It is highly expected that one of Cottrell or Jordan makes way for the inclusion of Mujeeb. If Punjab get their combinations right, then they will be a tough team to beat not just in this upcoming game, but all throughout the tournament. Game on for an exciting encounter then.

Sunrisers Hyderabad Team Squad -Bavanaka Sandeep,David Warner,Kane Williamson,Manish Pandey,Priyam Garg,Virat Singh,Abdul Samad,Abhishek Sharma,Fabian Allen,Jason Holder,Mohammad Nabi,Sanjay Yadav,Vijay Shankar,Jonny Bairstow,Shreevats Goswami,Wriddhiman Saha,Basil Thampi,Billy Stanlake,Khaleel Ahmed,Prithvi Raj,Rashid Khan,Sandeep Sharma,Shahbaz Nadeem,Siddarth Kaul,T Natarajan

Kings XI Punjab Team Squad -Chris Gayle,Deepak Hooda,Karun Nair,Mayank Agarwal,Sarfaraz Khan,Glenn Maxwell,James Neesham,Krishnappa Gowtham,Mandeep Singh,Tajinder Singh,KL Rahul,Nicholas Pooran,Prabhsimran Singh,Arshdeep Singh,Chris Jordan,Darshan Nalkande,Hardus Viljoen,Harpreet Brar,Ishan Porel,Jagadeesha Suchith,Mohammed Shami,Mujeeb Ur Rahman,Murugan Ashwin,Ravi Bishnoi,Sheldon Cottrell