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

commentary

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.

16.5
0
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!
16.4
0
T Natarajan to Arshdeep Singh, Another ball in the block hole. Arshdeep manages to defend it.
16.3
0
T Natarajan to Arshdeep Singh, Very full on off, Arshdeep jams it out.

Arshdeep Singh is the last man in.

16.2
0
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.
16.1
1
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.

15.6
0
Sandeep Sharma to Sheldon Cottrell, Slower one on off, Cottrell defends it. 71 needed in 4 overs just in case you were wondering.
15.5
1
Sandeep Sharma to Ravi Bishnoi, Another short one around the body, Bishnoi pulls it to fine leg for one.
15.4
0
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. 
15.3
4
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.
15.2
0
Sandeep Sharma to Ravi Bishnoi, Another one at the stumps, Bishnoi defends it.
15.1
0
Sandeep Sharma to Ravi Bishnoi, Full on off, Bishnoi defends it.
14.6
0
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.

14.5
0
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. 
14.4
0
Rashid Khan to Nicholas Pooran, Flighted on off, Pooran plays it to long off but again does not take a run.
14.3
0
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.
14.2
0
Rashid Khan to Nicholas Pooran, Floated on off, Pooran keeps it out. 
14.1
0
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? 

13.6
0
Khaleel Ahmed to Ravi Bishnoi, A dot to end! On middle, defended.
13.5
0
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.

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.

13.4
1
Khaleel Ahmed to Nicholas Pooran, Very full on middle, Pooran glances it to square leg for a single. 
13.3
4
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.
13.2
4
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.
13.1
0
Khaleel Ahmed to Nicholas Pooran, Good length ball on off, Pooran keeps it out.

Khaleel Ahmed is back on!

12.6
0
Rashid Khan to Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Flat and on middle. Mujeeb is cramped for room so he just defends it. 
12.5
1
Rashid Khan to Nicholas Pooran, Tossed up quicker on middle, Pooran milks it to long on and gets to the other end.
12.4
1
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?

12.3
0
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.
12.2
2
Rashid Khan to Mandeep Singh, Flatter on middle, Mandeep plays it away from long on for two.
12.1
1
Rashid Khan to Nicholas Pooran, Short on off, Pooran punches it to cover-point for one.
11.6
2
Sandeep Sharma to Mandeep Singh, A couple now! Full and outside off, it is lofted towards deep cover. Two taken.
11.5
1
Sandeep Sharma to Nicholas Pooran, Another single! A low full toss on middle, it is eased down to long off for one.
11.4
1
Sandeep Sharma to Mandeep Singh, Outside off, this is guided towards point for one.
11.3
0
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.
11.3
0
Sandeep Sharma to Mandeep Singh, Outside off, a little too wide. Singh lets it be. Wided.
11.2
1
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.
11.1
1
Sandeep Sharma to Mandeep Singh, Singh is off the mark as he pushes it down to long on for one.
10.6
0
T Natarajan to Glenn Maxwell, OUT! Maxwell is indeed short! A run out is the last thing Punjab would have wanted! Maxwell's poor show in this edition continues. Also, Hyderabad will breathe a huge sigh of relief as they needed to break this stand. It is a full ball on off, Maxwell drives it to Garg at covers and takes off. PG has one stump to aim at and he hits. He is jumping around in celebration. Maxwell is already walking back but the umpire takes it upstairs. Replays show that Maxwell is short. Hyderabad back on top. 97 needed in 54.

A direct hit and Maxwell is a goner! He is already walking back but it has been referred uptairs.

10.5
1
T Natarajan to Nicholas Pooran, Goes full and on middle, it is hit down to long off for one.
10.4
4
T Natarajan to Nicholas Pooran, FOUR! A little too straight and that is poor bowling with fine leg up. A full toss on the pads, it is worked past him and to the boundary.
10.3
1
T Natarajan to Glenn Maxwell, Maxwell is surprised by this high full toss. He ends up mistiming it towards deep mid-wicket for one.
10.3
0
T Natarajan to Glenn Maxwell, WIDE! A little too far outside off, Maxwell looks to jam it out but misses.
10.2
1
T Natarajan to Nicholas Pooran, A full toss now on middle, it is hit down to long off for one.
10.1
1
T Natarajan to Glenn Maxwell, DROPPED! This could be very costly! Yes, Maxwell is not in form but he is not a player you want to be dropping! It is fuller and on middle, Maxwell drives it back uppishly towards Natarajan who reacts late, spills it as it goes towards mid on for one.
9.6
1
Rashid Khan to Glenn Maxwell, A single to end! On off, it is pushed through covers for one.
9.5
0
Rashid Khan to Glenn Maxwell, A dot! The leg spinner, it is outside off. Maxwell looks to push at it but is beaten.
9.4
1
Rashid Khan to Nicholas Pooran, Quicker again, this is pulled through mid-wicket for one more.
9.3
1
Rashid Khan to Glenn Maxwell, Quicker and on middle, Maxwell works it towards mid-wicket for one.
9.2
1
Rashid Khan to Nicholas Pooran, On middle, it is pushed down to long off for one.
9.1
1
Rashid Khan to Glenn Maxwell, Shorter and around middle, this is pulled down to long on for one.

DRINKS!

8.6
0
Abdul Samad to Nicholas Pooran, No he can't! A dot to end but this is surely the over Punjab needed and it could well be a momentum shifting one. On off, it is pushed to covers.
8.5
6
Abdul Samad to Nicholas Pooran, SIX! 28 runs in the over with a ball to go! Samad drags his length back this time. Pooran rocks back and pulls it hard. It goes just over the mid-wicket fence. Can he hit 5 in the over?
8.4
6
Abdul Samad to Nicholas Pooran,  SIX! The fifty comes up in style! Fastest in this year's Indian T20 League! That is also his 6th six so far. Brilliant from him. He needs to keep going though. It is full and in the slot again. It is lofted over the long off fence for a huge one.
8.3
6
Abdul Samad to Nicholas Pooran, SIX! Make that 16 now! Excellent use of the feet this time. Gets to the pitch of it and tonks it well over the long on fence for a biggie.
8.2
4
Abdul Samad to Nicholas Pooran, FOUR! 10 runs from the first two balls! This is full again and outside off, Pooran hits it hard and to the right of the fielder at long off. He runs towards the ball and dives to push it back in but fails to do so.
8.1
6
Abdul Samad to Nicholas Pooran, SIX! Pooran is dealing in sixes! Right in the slot again. Full and outside off, Pooran lofts it well over the long off fence for a huge one.
7.6
0
Rashid Khan to Glenn Maxwell, Tossed up on off, Maxwell defends it to point. Solid start from Rashid. Just 2 off his first over.
7.5
0
Rashid Khan to Glenn Maxwell, On the pads, Maxwell tucks it to the leg side.
7.4
0
Rashid Khan to Glenn Maxwell, Flighted on off, Maxwell defends it off the front foot.
7.3
1
Rashid Khan to Nicholas Pooran, Flat and quicker on off, Pooran looks to pull but gets a top edge which goes away from Bairstow who has no idea of where the ball is. The ball goes to the right of short third man. He dives and keeps it down to one.
7.2
0
Rashid Khan to Nicholas Pooran, Short on off, Pooran late cuts it to short third man. He looks for a run but Maxwell is quick to tell him to wait.
7.1
1
Rashid Khan to Glenn Maxwell, Rashid starts with a shortish leg breaker around off. Maxwell taps it towards point and takes a single.
6.6
2
Abhishek Sharma to Nicholas Pooran, A couple to end! Shorter and outside off, Pooran looks to cut but it goes off the outside edge down to third man for two. End of an action-packed over. 16 from it and a wicket.
6.5
1
Abhishek Sharma to Glenn Maxwell, Maxwell is off the mark as he pushes it towards cover for one.
6.4
0
Abhishek Sharma to KL Rahul, OUT! TAKEN! Abhishek Sharma gets the big fish and he is over the moon! Brilliant from the youngster. He might be under so much of pressure after going for 13 from the first three balls but he has now got the skipper of Rahul. KL looks to continue the pressure on the young one as he tries to play the sweep. There is extra bounce and hence, the top edge. It goes towards Kane Williamson at deep square leg who makes no mistake. Punjab in real trouble now. However, one could argue, Rahul did not need to play that. He could have easily given the strike over to Pooran and let him take on the left-arm spinner.
6.3
0
Abhishek Sharma to Nicholas Pooran, Leg bye! Fires it on the pads, Pooran looks to sweep but misses. It hits the pad and rolls towards short fine leg for one.
6.2
6
Abhishek Sharma to Nicholas Pooran, SIX! Two in a row but this is right in the slot! Fuller and on middle, easy for Pooran. He lifts it over the long on fence for another biggie. 12 from the first two balls. Can they make this over a huge one?
6.1
6
Abhishek Sharma to Nicholas Pooran, SIX! Pooran is in some mood today! Takes on the left-arm spinner straightaway! This is full and in the arc. Pooran lofts it over the mid on fence for a biggie. Excellent start to the over.
5.6
0
T Natarajan to KL Rahul, A dot to end the Powerplay and it is Hyderabad who continue to boss the game! A low full toss to end. Rahul hits it hard but to mid on. 157 needed in 84.
5.5
1
T Natarajan to Nicholas Pooran, A full toss and Pooran is surprised by it. He works it towards mid-wicket for one.
5.4
0
T Natarajan to Nicholas Pooran, Length and on off, Pooran swings but it goes off the inner half towards mid-wicket.
5.3
6
T Natarajan to Nicholas Pooran, SIX! Picked up and it goes all the way! Angled into the pads, Pooran goes down on one knee and lofts it well over the square leg fence for a biggie.
5.2
0
T Natarajan to KL Rahul, On the pads, Rahul looks to paddle scoop it but misses. It hits the pad and rolls on the leg side. A leg bye taken.
5.1
0
T Natarajan to KL Rahul, On middle, it is worked to mid-wicket.
4.6
0
Khaleel Ahmed to Nicholas Pooran, On off, Pooran pushes it to mid off. 5 gone, Hyderabad are 37/2. They need 165 in 90 balls. 
4.5
2
Khaleel Ahmed to Nicholas Pooran, On middle and leg, Pooran flicks it towards square leg and gets a couple. 
4.4
0
Khaleel Ahmed to Nicholas Pooran, Khaleel pulls his length back a bit around off. Pooran defends it.
4.3
4
Khaleel Ahmed to Nicholas Pooran, FOUR! Crunching way to get off the mark! Full outside off, Pooran gets on his front foot and drives it deliciously through covers for a boundary.

Will Punjab promote Maxwell or will it be someone else coming at number 4? It is Nicholas Pooran.

4.2
0
Khaleel Ahmed to Prabhsimran Singh, OUT! CAUGHT! The rub of the green going Hyderabad's way! This was not a shot you get out to because he absolutely middled it. Good length ball outside off, Prabhsimran Singh crunches his punch as it makes a cracking sound as it hits the bat. His shot though is uppish and straight to Priyam Garg at cover. He pouches it safely. Not easy as the ball was travelling like a bullet to him.
4.1
4
Khaleel Ahmed to Prabhsimran Singh, FOUR! Unbelievable shot from Prabhsimran! Full around off, Prabhsimran lofts it over Warner at mid off and gets a boundary.
3.6
0
T Natarajan to KL Rahul, Shortish ball on the pads, Rahul tucks it but straight to mid-wicket.
3.5
1
T Natarajan to Prabhsimran Singh, Follows the boundary with a single to the off side. 
3.4
4
T Natarajan to Prabhsimran Singh, FOUR! First boundary for Prabhsimran and Punjab need more of these! On the pads, Prabhsimran lofts his flick over mid-wicket and gets a boundary.
3.3
1
T Natarajan to KL Rahul, Length ball on off, Rahul punches it towards extra cover and gets a single.
3.2
1
T Natarajan to Prabhsimran Singh, Around off, Prabhsimran Singh runs it down to third man for one.
3.1
0
T Natarajan to Prabhsimran Singh, On the pads, Prabhsimran flicks it but finds mid-wicket.
2.6
2
Sandeep Sharma to KL Rahul, Full ball on off, Rahul drives it through covers. The batsmen get two runs.
2.5
2
Sandeep Sharma to KL Rahul, Length ball on middle, Rahul flicks it through square leg for a couple.
2.4
0
Sandeep Sharma to KL Rahul, Back of a length on off, Rahul pushes it towards the off side.
2.3
1
Sandeep Sharma to Prabhsimran Singh, On a good length on off, Prabhsimran pushes it towards point for a run.
2.2
0
Sandeep Sharma to Prabhsimran Singh, Length ball on off, Singh punches it to covers.
2.1
1
Sandeep Sharma to KL Rahul, Back of a length on middle, Rahul pushes it through mid on for a single.
1.6
1
Khaleel Ahmed to KL Rahul, NOT OUT! Prabhsimran Singh is in! On middle and leg, Rahul flicks it to the right of short mid-wicket and goes off for a quick run. The fielder there dives and stops the ball. He sends a good throw at the keeper's end. Bairstow collects the ball before the stumps and then whips it. He does well. The square leg umpire goes upstairs and replay shows Prabhsimran Singh is in. A direct hit might have sent the youngster back in the dug out.

Is Singh short of his crease? A direct hit would have done it for sure.

1.5
2
Khaleel Ahmed to KL Rahul, On off, layed to point for a brace.
1.4
0
Khaleel Ahmed to KL Rahul, Good length ball on off, Rahul looks to defend but the ball shapes away and takes the outside edge. Luckily it falls short and away from the man at slip.

Who will walk out to bat at number 3? It is Prabhsimran Singh who comes out to bat now.

1.3
1
Khaleel Ahmed to Mayank Agarwal, OUT! RUN OUT! Oh dear me! This is what Punjab did not want! Excellent fielding from Warner. His commitment and athleticism has made this wicket happen. Good length ball around off, Mayank Agarwal drives it to the left and away of extra cover. Warner runs behind it and then stops it with a dive. Mayank and Rahul finish the first run and go for the second. They both come halfway down but Rahul then sees the ball has been stopped by Warner and changes his mind. Agarwal is in no man's land. Warner sends the throw perfectly at the bowler's end and Khaleel does the restt.
1.2
1
Khaleel Ahmed to KL Rahul, This one is on off and angling in. Rahul glances it to mid-wicket and gets a single.
1.1
0
Khaleel Ahmed to KL Rahul, Good start from Khaleel! Good length ball outside off, it comes in to the right hander. Rahul looks to punch but misses.

Khaleel Ahmed to bowl from the other end first up with the new ball.

0.6
0
Sandeep Sharma to Mayank Agarwal, An inswinger on off, Agarwal taps it to point but Rahul is quick to turn him down. Good start for Punjab! 9 from the first over.
0.5
4
Sandeep Sharma to Mayank Agarwal, FOUR! Lovely timing and placement! Good length ball around off and it moves away from him. Agarwal leans on his drive and hits it right off the middle through extra cover for a boundary. Did not look to hit it hard but just timed it to perfection.
0.4
2
Sandeep Sharma to Mayank Agarwal, On the pads, Mayank tickles it towards square leg and gets another brace.
0.3
0
Sandeep Sharma to Mayank Agarwal, Good length ball on off, Agarwal punches it straight to cover.
0.2
2
Sandeep Sharma to Mayank Agarwal, IN THE AIR BUT IN NO MAN'S LAND! Fullish ball on off and middle, the ball shapes in to Agarwal. He looks to loft it straight down the ground but chips it over and luckily away from mid on and mid off for a couple.
0.1
1
Sandeep Sharma to KL Rahul, Rahul and Punjab are off the mark straightaway! Good length ball outside off, it comes back in just a bit. Rahul punches it to the right of cover and gets a single.