Kings XI Punjab won the toss and elected to bowl in their Indian Premier League match against Sunrisers Hyderabad at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium Tonight. Afghanistan's Mohammad Nabi makes his debut for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Ashish Nehra and Bipul Sharma miss out and replaced by Barinder Sran and Siddarth Kaul. Varun Aaron is out for Punjab, being replaced by Ishant Sharma.
Back-to-back losses denting their confidence, defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad would look to put their campaign back on track as they take on Kings XI Punjab.
The Sunrisers had a perfect start this season by winning their first two games—against Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Lions—at home. However, they lost their next two matches away from home—against Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders.
It would be an opportunity for SRH to bounce back on their home turf. The team possessed one of the best bowling attacks in IPL-10 with the likes of pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan, the experienced Ashish Nehra, Ben Cutting, Bangladesh’s Mustafizzur Rahman and all-rounders Yuvraj Singh and Moises Henriques in their ranks.
Here are the highlights from the match:
#11:31 PM: 2, Wide, 1, Wide, 0, Out bowled!!@ Kaul finishes things here in style. A yorker delivery right into the blockhole Ishant could not avoid it. SRH win by 5 runs.
#11:29 PM: Siddhartha Kaul comes to bowl the penultimate over.
#11:27 PM: Last over, 11 needed. This match has been a roller-coaster ride for both the teams. Last 6 balls will decide the fate of this game.
#11:24 PM: Bhuvneshwar to Vohra, out Lbw!! Low full toss, hit Vohra on the pads right in front of stumps. He has changed the entire match in just 2 balls. What is bowler he is, emerged as a hero for SRH.
#11:21 PM: Bhuvneshwar to Cariappa, out Bowled!! Can he change the course of this match again in favour of his team? Yes! Bhuvi is the last SRH hope.
#11:20: 16 needed in 12. Will be something incredible if Vohra can pull it off
#11:17 PM: S Kaul to Vohra, SIX, he's not mis-hit one delivery, What a strike that was from Vohra. He is leading from the front.The Brave Vohra will be remembered for this innings.
#11:16 PM: Siddarth Kaul [2.0-0-9-0] is back into the attack
#11:15 PM: Bhuvi to Vohra,put down!, Oh my good lord, what have you done that Sikhar? He seemed to have grabbed it but then fell down and the ball slips into his hands.
#11:13 PM: Bhuvneshwar to Mohit Sharma, out Caught by Dhawan!! This Match is turning ball by ball. Bhuvi does well to remove danger looking Mohit.
#11:12 PM: Bhuvneshwar Kumar [2.0-0-7-2] is back into the attack
#11:08 PM: 1,4,0,6,6,4 Thats how Manan Vohra has changed the course of this match. 21 runs off the over. 41 runs in last two over.
#11:07 PM: Rashid Khan Comes to bowl his final over
#11:06 PMSIX, Expensive over, 20 of it.
#11:04 PM: , Six!!
#11:03 PM: Barinder to Mohit Sharma, SIX, Mohit clatters a full and wide delivery.
#11:02 PM: Barinder Sran [1.0-0-9-0] is back into the attack, Mohit Sharma is the new man in.
#10:59 PM: Henriques to Axar, out Caught by Dhawan!! Axar wanted to go over extra cover but finds the fielder. 6 down now and this game now looks beyond Punjab's power.
#10:58 PM: Moises Henriques [1.0-0-2-0] is back into the attack
#10:53 PM: Two back to back fours to finish his four-over quota. The start and end of Nabi's spell ain't that good. But he surely impressed us all. That LBW decision could be given in his favour and a missed catch must be caught too.
#10:50 PM: Nabi comes to bowl his last over.
#10:49 PM: Rashid Khan bowled a very tight over here. Just 4 off the over.
#10:46 PM: Nabi to Vohra, no run, Loud appeal, very close. the ball was hitting him right in front of stumps, but umpire put it down, smiles and shake is head in No. Lucky Vohra.
Axar Patel replaces Saha
#10:44 PM: Rashid Khan to Saha, out Bowled!! One more down. This is Afghani magic mate. This time did it with a googly which saha failed to read. Punjab in trouble.
#10:43 PM: Wriddhiman Saha, right handed bat, comes to the crease
#10:42 PM: Rashid Khan to Miller, out Bowled!! Rashid does a Nabi here. Another Kabuliwala strikes here and removes Miller in a similer fashion in which Morgan departed.
#10:39 PM: Nabi to Vohra, 3 runs, that's beautifully played. And an equally superb effort from Yuvraj at the boundary.
#10:36 PM: Nabi to Morgan: Out Bowled!! In his first over Morgan hit him for a six on the very first ball and now he avenges and removed him in style.
#10:35 PM: Nabi is back into the attack.
#10:34 PM: S Kaul to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, Another very good over from him. Just 4 off his second over.
#10:31 PM: Siddarth Kaul [1.0-0-5-0] is back into the attack
#10:28 PM: Henriques bowled very tight lines here. Just 2 runs off his first over. With this umpire signals strategic time out!
#10:25 PM: Henriques to Eoin Morgan, 1 run, misfield from Yuvraj. Morgan takes a single.
Moises Henriques, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
#10:23 PM: Rashid Khan to Vohra, FOUR more! Vohra is looking very very good. Another classy drive through cover and another boundary.
#10:21 PM: What. A. Shot!! Vohra sweeps Rashid out of the park! Massive hitting!
#10:20 PM: Rashid Khan to Vohra, FOUR, Beautiful from Vohra, drives over the inner circle and the ball rushes away to the boundary.
So here comes the man with golden arms, another Afghani Rashid Khan.
#10:15 PM: Nabi to Eoin Morgan, SIX, Welcome to the IPL mate!! There is no mercy here if you ball that too short and slow.
Nabi for the first time in IPL comes into the attack
#10:13 PM: Kaul is bowling tight lines here. Just 5 off his first over.
#10:10 PM: S Kaul to Vohra, starts with a wide, going down the leg side.
Siddarth Kaul, right-arm medium, comes into the attack
Eoin Morgan comes out to bat
#10:07 PM: Bhuvneshwar to Maxwell, out Caught by Warner!! He is charged up and roaring, he knows how big the wicket of Maxwell is. Bhuvi has done him with the leg-cutter.
#9:57 PM: Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Amla, OUT LBW!! Bhuvneshwar strikes on the very first ball, fuller on the pad comes in a bit Amla completely beaten. What a start Kumar has provided to SRH.
Amla and Vohra are at the crease. Amla is on strike. Bhuvneshwar will open the attack
Hyderabad sets a 160-run target for Punjab, Warner Played a wonderful and responsible inning. The pitch is not flat ball was not coming easily to the bat so it would be a challenging target for Punjab as they will face the best bowling attack of IPL 2017.
#9:38 PM: Rashid comes out in the middle to face the last ball. Six!! He goes for the big one, this guy is proving his worth in every department.
#9:37 PM: Sandeep Sharma to Warner, SIX, slips through the hands of Morgan.
#9:35 PM: OUT! The Kabuliwala has to depart, Caught by Miller!!
#9:33 PM: Nabi to face his first ball of IPL. No run, a good bouncer.
Last over of the innings, Sandeep Sharma is the man.
#9:30 PM: OUT!! Hooda goes after the bouncer, tried to pull it and the perfect 'tuckkk' sound of the bat could not help the ball to get the distance and caught by Sandeep Sharma.
#9:28 PM: FOUR!! Mohit fires in a low full toss, Warner changes his side in the crease and becomes a righty to place it in the leg side for a boundary.
Mohit Sharma to bowl the 19th over.
#9:24 PM: Axar to Deepak Hooda, FOUR, Hooda goes for a cut shot on off side, finds the gap and boundary as well. Hyderabad reaches to SRH 134-4 after 18 overs.
Axar Patel [3.0-0-23-2] is back into the attack
#9:20 PM: "Seeing a completely new dimension to David Warner today. He might well have read this surface perfectly," says Harsha Bhogle.
#9:18 PM: Mohit Sharma to Warner, FOUR, played it very fine David. Fifty comes up for the skipper. Five consecutive half-centuries for him against Punjab.
Mohit Sharma [2.0-0-6-1] is back into the attack
Deepak Hooda, right handed bat, comes to the crease
#9:12 PM: Cariappa to Naman Ojha, out Stumped!! Another stump out, Saha is having a great day. Carriappa also does well to lure the batsman. Ojha goes for 34 in 20 balls
Never seen this kind of innings from @davidwarner31 before. Ball not coming on? Setting himself up to bat through the innings?— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 17, 2017
#9:08 PM: Ishant to Warner, FOUR, Full toss wanted to punish hard but manages more of an edge but goes for a boundary.
#9:06 PM: Ishant Sharma is back into the attack and he has been wonderful with the ball. Just conceded 12 runs in his 3 overs.
#9:03 PM: Axar to Ojha, Six!! Naman Ojha goes for it, steps out and hit a massive six over long on.
#8:57 PM: 9 off the over. With this SRH reaches to 75 for 3 in 12 overs.
#8:54 PM: Axar Patel continues in his second over, he is having a wonderful IPL season.
#8:50 PM: Cariappa to Naman Ojha, FOUR!! Top edge goes up in the air, Mohit Sharma charging in but failed to catch and sacrifices some runs.
# 8:47 PM: Naman Ojha, right handed bat, comes to the crease
#8:44 PM: OUT stumped!! Punjab brought Axar after the first time out and deceive Henriques.
#8:40 PM: Cariappa to Warner, SIX, what a shot David, it was all warner power.
#8:35 PM: KC Cariappa, right-arm off break, comes into the attack
#8:30 PM: After 6 overs Sunrisers Hyderabad 29 for 1. This is their lowest Powerplay score against Kings Xi Punjab.
#8:27 PM: Ishant to Henriques, no run, an airy waft. Beaten.
#8:25 PM: Moises Henriques, right handed bat, comes to the crease
#8:24 PM: First wicket goes, Out! Mohit Sharma removes Dhawan on a bouncer.
#8:20 PM: Mohit Sharma, right-arm medium, comes into the attack, He is the third 'Sharma' of SRH.
#8:09 PM: Ishant to Warner, no run, a peach. Very rarely is it that the extra ball almost produces a wicket.
#8:05 PM: Sandeep Sharma to Warner, First bowl of the match, no run, nice gentle swing.
#8:00 PM: Warner and Dhawan are at the crease. Warner is on strike. Sandeep Sharma will open the attack
#7:30 PM: Kings XI Punjab have won the toss and have opted to field
Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI): Manan Vohra, Hashim Amla, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Eoin Morgan, David Miller, Glenn Maxwell(c), Axar Patel, Mohit Sharma, KC Cariappa, Ishant Sharma, Sandeep Sharma
Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): David Warner(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Moises Henriques, Yuvraj Singh, Deepak Hooda, Mohammad Nabi, Naman Ojha(w), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Barinder Sran, Siddarth Kaul