High in confidence Sunrisers Hyderabad will face Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League 2018 on Thursday at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.
In a top of the table clash, KXIP (2nd) SRH (3rd) will look for a win tonight to put them in a comfortable position as the IPL enters the half-way stage.
The head to head stats favours Hyderabad with 8 wins out of 11 and Punjab have 3 wins.
Gayle vs Sandeep Sharma: Sandeep Sharma has dismissed Gayle four times in 49 balls conceding 55 runs. Only Ashwin has dismissed Gayle as often in IPL.
# 19.2 Overs: OUT! Clean bowled! Rajpoot b Basil Thampi 8(9) KXIP 119-all out.
# 15 needed off the last over! Nail-biter again...
# 17.2 Overs: OUT! Skipper departs. All hope end for Punjab. Ashwin c Williamson b Rashid Khan 4(6) KXIP 101/9
# 16.5 Overs: OUT! SRH are doing it once more. Barinder run out (Saha) 2(5) KXIP 99/8
# 15.5 Overs: OUT! Unbelievable bowling. Andrew Tye lbw b Sandeep Sharma 4(2) KXIP 96/7
# 15.3 Overs: OUT! Wow this is some turnaround. Manoj Tiwary c Williamson b Sandeep Sharma 1(5) KXIP 92/6
# 14.2 Overs: OUT! Another one down! Finch c Manish Pandey b Shakib 8(4) KXIP 88/5
# 13.4 Overs: OUT! Plumb goes Karun. Nair lbw b Rashid Khan 13(17) KXIP 82/4
# 12.1 Overs: OUT! Agarwal departs, comeback for SRH again? Mayank Agarwal c Manish Pandey b Shakib 12(15) KXIP 77/3
# After 11 Overs KXIP are 73/2 after losing Gayle and KL Rahul
# After 7 Overs KXIP 53/0
# After 6 Overs KXIP are 44/0
# After 4 Overs KXIP are 30/0
# Gayle and KL Rahul has already started with a bang! KXIP are 14/0 after 3 Overs
# Kings XI Punjab need to 133 runs win. Can SRH defend a low target yet again?
# 19.6 Overs: OUT Rajpoot to Nabi and gone! Nabi c Mayank Agarwal b Rajpoot 4(2) SRH 132/6
# 19.4 Overs: OUT! Manish Pandey walks back after his gritty innings. Manish Pandey b Rajpoot 54(51) SRH 128/5
# Manish Pandey brings up his fifty
# After 18 Overs SRH are 117/4
# After 16 Overs SRH are 99/4
# 13.4 Overs: OUT! Finally a breakthrough after a tough partnership. Shakib c Mayank Agarwal b Mujeeb 28(29) SRH 80/4
# After 12 Overs SRH are 67/3
# After 10 Overs SRH are 57/3, a nervy start for them
# After 7 Overs SRH are 40/3
# After 6 Overs SRH are 37/3
# 4.5 Overs: OUT! Rajpoot is on fire, what an IPL he is having. Saha c Andrew Tye b Rajpoot 6(9) SRH 27/3
# After 4 Overs SRH are 24/2, Manish Pandey and Wriddhiman Saha are at the crease.
# 2.2 Overs: OUT! Dhawan walks back! Hyderabad are crumbling. Dhawan c Nair b Rajpoot 11(8) SRH 16/2
# 0.4 Overs: OUT! Williamson goes for a duck! Williamson c Ashwin b Rajpoot 0(3) SRH 0/1
# Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson(c), Wriddhiman Saha(w), Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Basil Thampi, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma
# Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI): Lokesh Rahul(w), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Aaron Finch, Manoj Tiwary, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Andrew Tye, Barinder Sran, Ankit Rajpoot, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
# Kings XI Punjab have won the toss and have opted to field