Vohra played the best innings of his IPL career as blasted 95 runs off just 50 deliveries, but couldn't take his team home.
With the Kings reeling on 62/5, Manan Vohra started an amazing rearguard as he launched an attack on the Sunrisers bowlers. The equation seemed out of Punjab's reach but that is when Manan Vohra began a vicious assault on the Hyderabad bowlers. He first targetted Barinder Sran in the 15th over, hitting two sixes and four to bring up his half-century.
And then came the innings' biggest over, Vohra became the first batsman to solve the Rashid Khan 'mystery' as he hit the Afghan leg-spinner for 20 runs in five deliveries to bring the target within reach as Punjab now needed 35 runs to win off the last four overs.
Vohra kept KXIP in the hunt by helping the team take 12 runs off Siddarth Kaul' 18th over as the visitors now needed 16 runs off the last two overs.
But Bhuvneshwar Kumar would have the last laugh as he first dismissed KC Cariappa and then trapped Vohra in front with a perfect yorker to bring the curtains down on Vohra's brilliant effort.
His dismissal meant Punajb had their last pair of Ishant Sharma and Sandeep Sharma out in the middle and Sunrisers finally clinched the match by 5 runs. Vohra;s dismissal thus proved to be the turning point of the match.
First Published: April 18, 2017, 12:29 AM IST