KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal slammed fifties as Kings XI Punjab won by six wickets after David Warner's 70* helped Sunrisers Hyderabad reach 150/4. Get highlights here. (Image credit: Twitter)
Kings XI Punjab chose to bowl against Sunrisers Hyderabad and they made an excellent start, restricting the powerful Sunrisers Hyderabad batting line-up and giving away just two boundaries in the first six overs. Jaoony Bairstow fell cheaply while Vijay Shankar tried to resurrect the innings with David Warner. The left-hander showed his mettle and slammed his 39th fifty but some brilliant hitting from Deepak Hooda, in which he hit two boundaries and a six in his last three balls have boosted Sunrisers Hyderabad to 150/4. In response, KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal blasted fifties and Rahul held his nerve to give Kings XI Punjab a thrilling win against Sunrisers Hyderabad by six wickets and with one ball to spare. Get highlights of the match in Mohali here. (LIVE SCORECARD)
23:43 hrs IST: Brilliant stuff from KL Rahul. Sam Curran hits a couple of braces and with six needed off three balls, Rahul blasts Nabi to the long off boundary and a misfield from Warner at long on gives Kings XI Punjab a thrilling four-wicket win with one ball to spare. Once again, there has been a thriller in Mohali and the hosts have come out on top.
23:34 hrs IST: Mandeep Singh holes out to long off and Siddarth Kaul concedes just five runs in the 19th over. Kings XI Punjab need 11 runs in the final over. Sam Curran joins KL Rahul. Mohammad Nabi to bowl the final over.
23:26 hrs IST: David Miller falls. Is there a twist in the tale now? The knuckle ball from Sandeep Sharma and Miller miscues the lofted shot and is caught at long on. Kings XI Punjab need 16 off 12 balls.
23:21 hrs IST: Finally, a catch is being held. Sandeep Sharma bangs it short on off stump and Agarwal miscues the pull shot and Vijay Shankar takes the catch at deep midwicket. Agarwal's fine knock of 55 has ended and Kings XI Punjab need 19 off 17 balls.
23:16 hrs IST: Mayank Agarwal launches Kaul for a big six down the ground and he brings up his fifty off just 40 balls. The partnership is well past 100 and Kings XI Punjab are coasting towards victory.
23:13 hrs IST: Mayank Agarwal upper-cuts a short ball and it sails to deep point but Yusuf Pathan drops the catch. Kings XI Punjab need 32 off 24 balls. The game could well be up for Bhuvneshwar's side.
22:59 hrs IST: Rahul slams a brilliant fifty as he swat pulls Mohammad Nabi to the wide long on region and the fielder misfields. Third fifty in four games for Rahul. Brilliant stuff.
22:48 hrs IST: Mayank Agarwal creams Siddarth Kaul past extra cover for a lovely boundary as Kings XI Punjab continue to make good progress. The partnership between the duo has gone past 50 as KL Rahul joins Agarwal in hitting a boundary to deep midwicket.
22:37 hrs IST: Rahul drills a drive off Siddarth Kaul past extra cover and he makes his crease comfortably as the fielder scores a direct hit. Kings XI Punjab are 62/1 in nine overs and they need 89 off 66 balls.
22:33 hrs IST: Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul are reviving Kings XI Punjab as both batsmen hit a six and a four off Mohammad Nabi. The Afghanistan offspinner is having an off day today.
22:26 hrs IST: Nabi drags a delivery short on middle stump, Rahul just hangs back and lifts it effortlessly straight down the ground for a six. That spoils a good over.
22:15 hrs IST: Mayank Agarwal begins with a boundary. The onus is on KL Rahul and Agarwal to guide Kings XI Punjab. Big matches coming in the next couple of days with the Indian squad being selected on April 15 for the World Cup.
22:12 hrs IST: Masssive wicket for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Rashid Khan floats a flighted delivery on off stump and Gayle launches it flat to long on, Deepak Hooda slides to his right and takes a smart, low catch.
22:05 hrs IST: Chris Gayle slams a boundary off Sandeep Sharma as he makes steady progress. Solid start for Kings XI Punjab. Next over, he launches Bhuvneshwar Kumar for a big six.
21:42 hrs IST: Brilliant stuff from Deepak Hooda. After Manish Pandey is caught in the deep by Karun Nair, Hooda blasts two fours and a six to boost Sunrisers Hyderabad to 150/4. Those last 14 runs might make the difference for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
21:36 hrs IST: Manish Pandey and Warner are finding the boundaries in the 19th over. They are on course to reach 150.
21:27 hrs IST: Warner and Manish Pandey hit two boundaries in the 17th over bowled by Mohammed Shami and Sunrisers are making a move on.
21:21 hrs IST: David Warner launches Mujeeb for his first six in this match and he nears his 39th fifty. Splendid effort from Warner who continues to impress.
21:14 hrs IST: Sam Curran appeals for an LBW but it is not given. Kings XI Punjab do not opt for the review and they have made a big mistake. Replays show that the ball would have hit off stump and had pitched in line.
21:09 hrs IST: Mohammad Nabi is backing too far as Warner drives a flighted ball back to the bowler. Ashwin spots that Nabi is out of the crease and runs him out. Warner slams a short ball to the long leg fence.
21:02 hrs IST: Warner unfurls the reverse sweep off Mujeeb and the ball goes to the square third man fence. Warner is getting into the groove.
21:00 hrs IST: Mohammad Nabi makes room and Sam Curran follows him with a short ball on leg stump, Nabi top-edges the pull and the ball lands safely in midwicket. Curran is frustrated.
20:54 hrs IST: WICKET! Ashwin gets the massive wicket as he gets the carrom ball to break away and Shankar tries to run it down to third man but gets the edge to the keeper. Warner keeps Sunrisers Hyderabad by cutting a quicker boundary for a boundary.
20:49 hrs IST: Seven runs in the first over bowled by Sam Curran. However, still no boundaries hit. The next 10 overs are vital for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
20:42 hrs IST: Good over from Ashwin. The run-rate is below five runs an over. This is a disastrous nine overs for Sunrisers Hyderabad so far.
20:38 hrs IST: Another tight over from Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Only two boundaries have been hit so far in the Sunrisers Hyderabad innings.
20:34 hrs IST: Another great over from Ravichandran Ashwin as only three runs come off it. Sunrisers Hyderabad are struggling to get going.
20:32 hrs IST: 27 runs in the powerplay and Kings XI Punjab are on top. Ravichandran Ashwin is into the attack.
20:27 hrs IST: Warner breaks the shackles by flicking a full ball from Rajpoot on the pads past the fielder at midwicket for a boundary. Still a good start for Kings XI Punjab.
20:21 hrs IST: Ashwin is ringing in the changes and Mohammed Shami bowls the fourth over and he concedes just one run. The pressure is buidling on Sunrisers Hyderabad.
20:16 hrs IST: Rajpoot bowls a wonderful over and he could have ended it in a great way had he not misfielded to allow Warner a couple. Slow start for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Vijay Shankar gets going with a lovely boundary
20:12 hrs IST: WICKET! Mujeeb gets the big wicket. He gets this flighted delivery to drift in and Bairstow chips the flick straight to mid wicket where Ashwin leans forward and takes the catch.
20:05 hrs IST: Ankit Rajpoot is getting some swing and bounce. Warner cuts a short ball to point where Mandeep Singh dives to his left and stops a certain boundary. Good start for Kings XI Punjab.
19:57 hrs IST: The Kings XI Punjab side are in the huddle while David Warner and Jonny Bairstow has come out for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Ravichandran Ashwin will open the bowling.
19:52 hrs IST: The humidity level in Chandigarh is less than 50 percent. Dew might play a certain factor but outfielding catching will be a problem because of the low floodlights in Mohali.
19:45 hrs IST: Ankit Rajpoot has a five-wicket haul for Kings XI Punjab. With Sam Curran and Ravichandran Ashwin among the top wicket-takers for Kings XI Punjab in this IPL, the side has a strong bowling line-up
19:39 hrs IST: Here are the playing XIs of both sides
Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): David Warner, Jonny Bairstow(w), Vijay Shankar, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar(c), Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma
Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI): Lokesh Rahul(w), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Sarfaraz Khan, David Miller, Mandeep Singh, Sam Curran, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Ankit Rajpoot, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
19:32 hrs IST: Kings XI Punjab have chosen to bowl against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Bhuvneshwar Kumar'sside are unchanged while Kings XI Punjab have made two changes, bringing in Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Ankit Rajpoot.
19:26 hrs IST: Teams that win the toss might want to chase as the venue favours the sides that chase. Kings XI Punjab defeated Mumbai Indians by chasing while Delhi Capitals lost seven wickets for eight runs while chasing.
19:20 hrs IST: The battle will feature Chris Gayle and David Warner, two giants of the Twenty20 game. Gayle has six centuries while Warner has four. A total of 10 centuries, add Jonny Bairstow and KL Rahul to the mix and you have a potent batting combination.
19:11 hrs IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad were blown away by Alzarri Joseph's record haul of 6/12. They would be hoping that another West Indies player, a certain Christopher Henry Gayle, does not come to form and usher in a Gayle-storm.
18:54 hrs IST: A warm welcome to the match between Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad from the IS Bindra stadium in Mohali. Both teams are coming off losses against Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians respectively and a win for either side will boost their chances of staying in the top four.