KXIP vs SRH: Live Blog | Live Scorecard | Target for SRH – 127
2 overs: SRH 22/0
Back-to-back 11-run overs for Hyderabad as David Warner (18* off 10) hit another six. Expensive start for pacer Arshdeep Singh.
1.4 overs: SIX! David Warner (17*) smacks Arshdeep Singh over deep square leg for his second maximum. SRH 21/0
* Arshdeep Singh to share the new ball with Mohammed Shami
STATS | David Warner’s last nine innings vs KXIP: 58 (41), 81 (52), 59 (31), 52 (41), 70* (54), 51 (27), 70* (62), 81 (56), 52 (40)
1 over: SRH 11/0
David Warner (10*) hit a six and ran hard for two twos as Mohammed Shami leaked 11 runs in the first over.
0.4 overs: SIX! David Warner (8*) opens his boundary count with flat six over deep extra cover off Mohammed Shami. SRH 9/0
Welcome Back! David Warner and Jonny Bairstow to start the SRH run chase. Mohammed Shami with the ball for KXIP.
Sandeep Sharma (4-0-29-2): “Very happy and it was very satisfying to get to 100 wickets. I was trying to get there for the last two games, and am glad to get it against my ex-team. The celebration was thanking God, and that’s why I wrote it in the air. Actually I back my strengths and believe in them, at the same time work on the field placements. I speak to the other bowlers like Jason Holder about these field placements, and it is really helping me. When the ball doesn’t swing after one over, I try to bowl at the stumps as much as possible and not give room to the batsmen. I try to play around with the two fielders in the deep. Even if batsmen score against me, I try to ensure they find the fielders.”
20 overs: KXIP 126/7
Superb final over from T Natarajan, who bowled three straight dot balls in it. The pacer started with a wide and that was followed by a boundary hit by Nicholas Pooran, who remained unbeaten on 32 off 28 balls, but he composed himself and conceded just nine runs in it.
19 overs: KXIP 117/7
Nine runs off Khaleel Ahmed’s final over as Nicholas Pooran (24*) finally hit a four in it. Ahmed’s figures: 4-0-31-0
18.2 overs: OUT! Murugan Ashwin run out for 4. KXIP 110/7
Direct hit from Vijay Shankar and Punjab lost another wicket.
18 overs: KXIP 108/6
Seven runs and a wicket from Jason Holder’s final over as the pacer returned figures of 2 for 27 in 4 overs. The wait for a boundary continues in Dubai.
17.3 overs: OUT! Jason Holder dismisses Chris Jordan (7). KXIP 105/6
Second wicket for Holder as Jordan top-edged the slow bouncer and Khaleel Ahmed grabbed it comfortably at short fine leg.
17 overs: KXIP 101/5
That’s 10 successive overs without a boundary for Punjab. Khaleel Ahmed gave away just seven runs in it.
* 100 comes up for KXIP in 16.5 overs – 100/5
16 overs: KXIP 94/5
Just six runs off T Natarajan’s over. Punjab desperately needed boundaries and they haven’t got one in the last nine overs.
15 overs: KXIP 88/5
Rashid Khan completed his spell with another brilliant over – a wicket and just one single off it. Rashid returned figures of 2 for 14 in 4 overs.
14.2 overs: OUT! Rashid Khan dismisses Deepak Hooda (0). KXIP 88/5
STUMPED! Brilliant gloves work from wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow as he dislodged the bails in a jiffy before Hooda could put his foot down. Second wicket for Rashid Khan and Punjab are in deep trouble now.
14 overs: KXIP 87/4
Sandeep Sharma completed his spell with another successful over – a wicket and seven runs off it. Sandeep’s final figures: 4-0-29-2
13.4 overs: OUT! Sandeep Sharma strikes again, dismisses Glenn Maxwell (12). KXIP 85/4
Good catch by David Warner, who ran forward before diving to his right to grab it. Maxwell was looking for a big one over long-on but mistimed it. The Australian’s dismal show continues.
13 overs: KXIP 80/3
Another tidy over from T Natarajan, just five runs off it including a leg bye. No boundaries for Punjab in the last six overs.
12 overs: KXIP 75/3
Good one from Jason Holder, just six singles off it.
11 overs: KXIP 69/3
Another brilliant over from Rashid Khan as he took a wicket and gave away just three singles in it.
10.1 overs: OUT! Rashid Khan cleans up KL Rahul for 27. KXIP 66/3
What A Delivery! BOWLED. Rashid foxed Rahul with a wrong’ un and the ball castled into the stumps. Rahul departed after scoring a run-a-ball 27 which included a six and two fours. Hyderabad sent back the two set batsmen in successive balls.
9.6 overs: OUT! Jason Holder gets rid of Chris Gayle (20). KXIP 66/2
Big Wicket. Gayle failed to middle the slower delivery from Holder and he hit it straight to David Warner at long-off. Keeping the big man quite worked well for Hyderabad as Gayle tried to break the shackle and failed. Gayle hit a six and two fours during his 20-ball innings.
9 overs: KXIP 61/1
Brilliant over from Rashid Khan – just one single off it.
8.2 overs: NOT OUT! SRH lost their review for LBW against Chris Gayle, on 17, as Rashid Khan’s delivery landed just outside leg stump line. KXIP 60/1
8 overs: KXIP 60/1
Good start from T Natarajan, gave away just four singles in it.
* More bowling change: T Natarajan comes into the attack
7 overs: KXIP 56/1
Rashid Khan started nicely, giving away just three singles in the first four balls before Chris Gayle smoked him over long-on for a maximum. The spinner ended up conceding nine runs in it.
6.5 overs: SIX! Chris Gayle (15*) smacks Rashid Khan over long-on for his first maximum. KXIP 56/1
* 50 comes up for KXIP in 6.3 overs – 50/1
* Change at both ends: Rashid Khan comes into the attack
6 overs: KXIP 47/1
End of Powerplay. 10 runs off Jason Holder’s over as Chris Gayle (8*) opened his account with two fours in three balls.
* Bowling change: Jason Holder comes into the attack
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4.6 overs: OUT! Sandeep Sharma strikes to dismiss Mandeep Singh (17). KXIP 37/1
Good catch by Rashid Khan at deep square leg. Mandeep mistimed it and the ball went up very high. Sandeep Sharma got a wicket in the over, in which KL Rahul smacked a six and a misfield by Abdul Samad resulted in a four. A wicket and 13 runs off it. Mandeep scored 17 off 14 balls which included a lone four.
4.1 overs: SIX! KL Rahul (19*) smacks Sandeep Sharma over deep mid-wicket for the first maximum of the night. KXIP 30/0
4 overs: KXIP 24/0
11 runs off Khaleel Ahmed’s over. Good one for Punjab as KL Rahul hit a four in it.
3.4 overs: FOUR! KL Rahul (12*) hits another four off Khaleel Ahmed. KXIP 21/0
3 overs: KXIP 13/0
Just four runs off Sandeep Sharma’s second over. Good start from the SRH pacers, they have bowled 11 dot balls so far in the first three overs and conceded only one boundary.
2 overs: KXIP 9/0
One four and five dot balls off Khaleel Ahmed. Good start for the pacer too.
1.4 overs: FOUR! KL Rahul (6*) opens his boundary count with a four towards third man off Khaleel Ahmed. KXIP 9/0
* Khaleel Ahmed to share the new ball with Sandeep Sharma
1 over: KXIP 5/0
Good, tidy start from Sandeep Sharma as the pacer gave away just five runs in the first over.
Here we go… KL Rahul and Mandeep Singh to start the KXIP innings. Sandeep Sharma with the ball for SRH.
* The commentators said that Mandeep Singh lost his father earlier today. And that’s why KXIP are wearing black armbands.
Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul (w/c), Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Mandeep Singh, Deepak Hooda, Murugan Ashwin, Chris Jordan, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (w), Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan
TOSS | Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner wins toss, opts to bowl against Kings XI Punjab in Dubai
Captains at the toss:
KL Rahul:“I would’ve liked to bowl as well. We’ve batted second in the last few games which we’ve won. The wicket shouldn’t change much, it looks good. Winning obviously gives the group a lot of confidence especially when it comes against the top three teams. Different people have put their hands up in all three games which was pleasing. We had to win each game in the second half and we’re taking it one game at a time. Chris has been a big matchwinner, he has come good and brings calm and a winning spirit into the dressing room. He keeps the mood of the dressing room very light and the boys love playing with him. There have been different people in different games, the bowling has come good as well. Maxwell coming good in the last game gives confidence to the group. Hopefully we can play aggressive cricket. Two changes – Mayank Agarwal and Jimmy Neesham miss out and Mandeep Singh and Chris Jordan come in.“
David Warner:“We’re going to have a bowl first. I think the last game proved that a little bit of dew came towards the end. Towards the back end there was a bit of pace on the wicket. Each game presents a new challenge, these guys are on a roll and it was nice for us as well to win the last game and get some momentum. We have spoken a lot about our middle order and it was nice to see the guys play without risk in the last game. Khaleel Ahmed comes in for Nadeem.“
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“What we’re seeing at the back-end of this tournament is a little bit of grass being left on the surface. The grass gives a little bit of pace and bounce. So what we’re seeing is a different tactic, where captains want to bat second. These slightly cooler nights mean dew and the ball skidding on later in the evening. 165-170 looks par.” – Simon Doull
KXIP’s Glenn Maxwell:“Going well, to take down the top three teams in the last week has been really rewarding. Things have started to go our way, things can be fickle in T20s. To get little parts of the game to fall our way feels nice. It has been a tough few games at the start of the tournament, to not have wins in such tight games was hard on the boys. But we now have a chance to make it to the top four. Pretty chilled out change room, we haven’t gone very high or low. Credit to the backroom staff, there are so many highs and lows in T20 cricket. I might not be getting the runs, but I was training really well. I only had three or four balls to face at the back end of the innings in a lot of games, but I was hitting the ball well. I wasn’t losing focus, not getting too hard on myself. Last match was nice to spend some more time in the middle and help out the side to get to a win. Hopefully it is a stepping stone for the team.”
Hello and welcome to the live coverage of Match 43 of the Indian Premier League 2020 between Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad in Dubai.
STATS THAT MATTER
* SRH have an 11-4 head-to-head advantage over KXIP
* Warner, with his tally of 871, is the leading run-getter against KXIP in IPL
* KXIP’s death-bowling economy rate has dropped to 10.36 in the last five games, as compared to 14.81 in the first five.
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