The both teams, SRH and KXIP, both have played 11 matches so far, 5 wins, 6 losses and 10 points.But the only matter that separates both teams is NRR or net run rate.Now Sunrisers Hyderabad has 0.559 and Kings 11 Punjab has -0.117.So the team which will win will climb up for playoffs. On the other hand, a loss will make critical situation for a team to qualify for playoffs.So we expect a tough game between them.We hope both team will keep no room for mistakes.
KXIP won the toss and chose to field. They made three changes each for both the teams.SRH included Nabi, Sandeep & Abhishek. And KXIP Brought Prabhsimran,Mujeeb and Arshdeep Singh.
SRH makes an accelerating start:
In 5 overs SRH have made 66 runs already.And they ended up with 77 runs in powerplay- this highest in this IPL. Details in powerplay:
1st over: 10 runs
2nd over: 10 runs
3rd over: 15 runs
4th over: 18 runs
5th over: 13 runs
6th over: 11 runs with 0 wickets.
KXIP’s 1st breakthrough:
After much frustration, Murugan Ashwin got Wriddhiman Saha to edge behind . And the umpire checked this again and again with confusion and finally ruled the batsman out.
Manish got life:
Manish smashed Shami on the up but the ball flew straight to the captain R Ashwin. The captain jumped and got one hand to the ball but could not able to hold. Warner elevated to half century in the next ball.
SRH on top:
We saw a superb team effort here. Warner and Pandey hold the momentum and took the total run to 150.They still had 5 overs more in hand.
But good news for KXIP fans:
We have told you earlier that SRH team players hold the momentum but Pandey & Warner went back to the pavilion in the same over to R Ashwin.And KXIP team can think to restrict the opponent to 200 runs max .
SRH rocked again:
Now the ending in near. But both Williamson and Nabi hammered Mujeeb’s over for a 26 run over. And that took Mujeeb as the most expensive spinner in IPL. SRH close to 200 too.
SRH ended with 212:
Thats a huge total for SRH. Nami scored 20 off 10 and Williamson hammered 14 off 7 balls.So finally SRH players took the total to 212.
Beginning of KXIP innings- Gayle falls early:
Thats a huge blow for KXIP at the beginning.Gayle rocked Khaleel Ahmed and Manish Pandey took a fine catch before almost dropping it. A huge breakthrough for SRH and KXIP ended with 44/1 in powerplay.
Quick wickets weaken KXIP’s chase:
Mayank Agarwal showed a promising start but fell and Nicholas Pooran followed his path.By this way, KXIP chase weakened. Miller and Ashwin also fell in a quick session.So only KL Rahul can save KXIP.
KXIP require 53 of 11:
It’s very impossible.Rahul’s slow start affected the team in bigger scale although he was 79 off 55 balls then.And oh my God! He fell on the same score and disappointed the team too.
SRH won by 45 runs:
A big win and a comfortable situation for SRH now as they climbed on the top four spot for now at least.After Warner’s wonderful figures, Rashid Khan and Khaleel took three wickets each to restrict KXIP to 169. A big win and great boost to net run rate as well.