David Warner's 81 along with Rashid Khan's 3 wickets for 21 runs sealed a famous win for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Batting first, they went onto post a mammoth total of 212 runs on the board, and in response, Punjab fell short by some 45 run margin. From here, Punjab needs to win both the games if they wish to stay in the competition. Hyderabad, on the other hand, will look to go with thesame mindset and confirm playoffs berth. LIVE SCORECARD
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RESULT: Hyderabad beat Punjab by 45 runs (KL Rahul 79, Rashid Khan 3/21)
WICKET: Knocked him over! Mujeeb departs without troubling the scorers!
WICKET: One more wicket! Punjab's wickets falling like pack of cards here. Simran Singh departs!
WICKET: Punjab's last hope departs! Khaleel Ahmed bowls a slower one and bat twists in Rahul's hand. Departs for 79.
The onus is on KL Rahul here. If at all Punjab is fancying his chances in this chase, he needs to bat through the innings. After 17.3 overs, it's 148/5.
ALERT: KL Rahul gets to his 5th IPL fifty this season!
WICKET: Two in two balls! Half side back to the pavilion. Ravichandran Ashwin departs for Golden DUCK.
WICKET: Another short ball from Rashid Khan and straight into the hands of mid-wicket fielder. OUT for 11.
100 up for Kings XI Punjab
22.214.171.124.W we saw everything in this over but Khaleel Ahmed had the last laugh. Nicholas Pooran's short stay at the crease comes to an end. After 11 overs, it's 96/3.
WICKET: Mayank Agarwal plays a sweep shot but couldn't clear the fence. Rashid Khan picks his first wicket. OUT for 27.
50-run partnership between KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal!
The powerplay has been evenly matched, with Hyderabad picking Gayle. However, with KL Rahul still at the crease, Punjab will be fancying their chances. After 6 overs, it;s 44/1.
Hyderabad 212/6 in 20 overs vs Punjab (David Warner 81, Ravichandran Ashwin 2/30)
WICKET: Another wicket down! Hyderabad losing way here. Three wickets in no time for Punjab!
200 up for Sunrisers Hyderabad!
WICKET: Knocked him over. In block hole and just couldn't get bat on ball. OUT for 20.
WICKET: A stupendous catch! This should be Murugan Ashwin's wicket. Skipper departs!
26 runs in Mujeeb's last over. After 18 overs, it's 195/3.
Just 18 balls remaining and it wouldn't be wrong to say that Punjab has been able to make a slight comeback. After 17 overs, it's 169/3.
WICKET: David Warner departs for 81. Absolutely sensational. Ravichandran Ashwin picks his second wicket. After 16 overs, it's 163/3.
WICKET: Finally, some good for Kings XI Punjab. Skipper pitched the ball short and Pandey tried to play between keeper and short fine leg fielder. However, it went straight into the hands of fielder. OUT for 36.
150 up for Sunrisers Hyderabad!
Warner is making most of his form. He has not only registered his eighth half-century against Kings XI Punjab, but is also keeping SRH on top. After 12 overs, it's 122/1.
ALERT: David Warner gets to his 44th IPL fifty!
At the end of 9 overs, Sunrisers Hyderabad is just three shy of 100 run mark. Absolute dominance from the hosts. Warner is still at the crease and will look to end his IPL 12 career on high. After 9 overs, it's 97/1.
WICKET: Just a slight nip and through to the keeper. Finally, some respite in Kings XI Punjab camp. Saha departs after a scoring 28. Murugan Ashwin picks his first.
This has been one of the best powerplay we have witnessed in the Indian Premier League. Both Warner and Saha are hammering opposition bowlers in most obnoxious manner possible. After 6 overs, it's 77/0.
50-run partnership in just 24 deliveries between Saha and Warner. What a start this has been for Orange army. After 4 overs, it's 53/0.
David Warner was joined with a new opening partner Wrisdhiman Saha and till now, he is looking to anchor the innings. David Warner, on the other hand, is hammering the ball all around the ground as SRH see themselves 35 for no loss after 3 overs.
Players are out in the middle and so are the umpires. It's game time!
Here are playing XI of two teams:
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner, Kane Williamson(c), Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, K Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma
Kings XI Punjab: Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Nicholas Pooran(w), Simran Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
TOSS: Punjab opt to bowl vs Hyderabad
The toss is scheduled to happen in less than 60 minutes time and team winning the toss will look to have a bat first as chasing has been comparatively difficult at Uppal. However, this remains to be seen if toss-winning captain goes with the same mindset.
Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab have all to play as they take on each other at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. A win here will keep the team in contention, and loss will make the road tough.
Hello and a warm welcome. We are all set to witness another game of the Indian Premier League as Kane Williamson-led Sunrisers Hyderabad take on Kings XI Punjab at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.