IPL 2017, Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab: As It Happened
Sunrisers Hyderabad (207/3) thrash Kings XI Punjab (181/9) by 26 runs.
David Warner 51, Shikhar Dhawan 77, Kane Williamson 54*. Siddarth Kaul 3/36
Last over is coming up. Nehra to bowl the last over. KXIP need 33 off 6 balls
FOUR! Anureet slices this away towards third man for a boundary. KXIP need 35 off 8 balls
Siddarth Kaul removes Axar Patel for 16.
KXIP 162/7, need 46 off 14 balls
FOUR! Axar crashes this through extra cover region. KXIP 157/6, need 51 off 19 balls
FOUR! Axar comes forward, gets an outside edge and the ball races towards third man region.
Bhuvneshwar ends Shaun Marsh's stay at 84.
KXIP 144/6, need 64 off 26 balls
FOUR! Marsh opens the face of the bat and sends the ball towards backward point. He has some other intentions. KXIP need 65 off 28 balls
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back into the attack.
Siddarth Kaul castles Wriddhiman Saha for 2.
KXIP 138/5, need 70 off 30 balls
FOUR! Marsh smashes this time towards deep mid wicket. Warner had a chance but the Australian fails to judge the ball. KXIP need 72 off 32
SIX! What a shot from Marsh. He comes inside out and sends Kaul towards deep extra cover region. He is keeping KXIP in the hunt.
RASHID KHAN SPELL:
FOUR! Marsh ends Rashid Khan's fourth over with a boundary towards long on.
KXIP 121/4, need 87 off 36 balls
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Rashid Khan removes Eoin Morgan for 26.
KXIP 115/4, need 93 off 41 balls
19 runs off Henriques over. What an over for KXIP. They need three to four more overs like this to get into the game.
FIFTY! Shaun Marsh brings up his half-century off 36 balls with a boundary off Henriques.
SIX! Eoin Morgan fetches the length ball and smashes it over the long on region. KXIP 103/3, need 105 off 46 balls
Moises Henriques starts his third over.
8 runs off Rashid's over. KXIP have to go a long way. They still need 112 off 48 balls
FOUR! What a shot. Rashid gets a warm welcome. Marsh sends him towards third man for a boundary. KXIP 93/3, need 115 off 52 balls
FOUR! Another one from Morgan. It seems a replay of the previous shot. Same placement, same direction and same energy. KXIP 85/3, need 123 off 57 balls
FOUR! Eoin Morgan smashes this through sweeper covers. What a solid shot.
Moises Henriques starts his second over.
Another excellent over from him. Just one run off his over.
Kings XI Punjab 76/3, need 132 off 60 balls
Rashid Khan starts his second over of the spell. Can he send the well-settlled Shaun Marsh back to the pavillion.
Excellent over from Kaul. Just 5 runs off it. Pressure is mounting over Kings XI Punjab.
KXIP 75/3, need 133 off 66 balls.
Siddarth Kaul starts his second over.
Brilliant over from him. Just 3 runs off it.
Rashid Khan comes into the attack.
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Defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad will start favourites when they take on the struggling-for-survival Kings XI Punjab.
The David Warner-led Hyderabad have won four out of eight games so far and have shared the points in a rain-abandoned outing against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
The visitors are placed third with nine points and would certainly have the upper-hand against Kings XI Punjab, who have managed to win just three of their seven games.