Warner’s misfield to give Pinjab a win sums up poor night’s cricket by SRH. Barring few wickets falling before close, Punjab always in control. Hyderabad were 20-25 runs short. The bowlers made up for it to an extent, but a dropped catch and some sloppy fielding put paid to hopes— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) April 8, 2019
How often have two opposing openers batted through an IPL innings? Warner, and KL Rahul more especially have shown the value even in this format sometimes of someone batting deep in the innings. Well played @lionsdenkxip . K L for that No4 slot for World Cup?— ian bishop (@irbishi) April 8, 2019
Warner the hero, Warner the Villain. Class innings from Kannanur Lokesh Rahul. NO.4👀 #KXIPvSRH— Naveen (@ImNsamy) April 8, 2019
Earlier, after being asked to bat first, Hyderabad were off to a poor start as Mujeeb-ur-Rahman got rid of Jonny Bairstow in his very first over.
Fantastic planning for dismissal, Ash. Well bowled Mujeeb.— KASHISH (@crickashish217) April 8, 2019
Bairstow has been dismissed by spinners this IPL in each of his six innings now,— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) April 8, 2019
v DC : Tewatia
v RCB : Chahal
v RR : Gopal
v KKR : Chawla
v MI : Rahul Chahar
v KXIP : Mujeeb Ur Rahman*#KXIPvSRH
KXIP came into this match with the worst powerplay bowling record, conceding at 9.40. And against the best top order perhaps, they have done superbly well tonight (27/1). The early wicket surely helped as SRH cannot quite go nuts with that middle order. #IPL2019 #KXIPvSRH— Vinayakk (@vinayakkm) April 8, 2019
Wickets fell at the other end which meant David Warner had to reign himself in and play through the innings scoring an unbeaten 70. Deepak Hooda struck 14 in 3 to give impetus to the innings.
Hooda might end up as the difference between the two sides. Fantastic striking! #IPL2019— Manya (@CSKian716) April 8, 2019
Lowest strike rate in an innings of 60+ by an SRH batsman: -— Victor Tarapore (@VictorTarapore) April 8, 2019
110 - Finch v MI 2014
112 - Warner v KXIP, 2019👈
124 - Warner v RCB, 2014
127 - Warner v MI, 2014
130 - Warner v KXIP, 2017
(when Warner on 64 off 57)#SRHvKXIP #KXIPvSRH #MakeStatsGreatAgain #VIVOIPL #IPL2019
Aside of the opening bowlers Rajpoot and Mujeeb, three bowlers Ashwin, Shami and Curran giving away exactly 30 in their 4 overs. That's some consistency. And the total 150 as well at 7.5 rpo #KXIPvSRH— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) April 8, 2019
In the chase, Chris Gayle threatened to take the game away but Rashid Khan got rid of him. Kl Rahul and Mayank Agarwal then steadied the hosts with a century stand. But once the latter got out, there was a bit of stutter.
Mayank Agarwal is in top form.— KASHISH (@crickashish217) April 8, 2019
Surely there is a tweet out there asking for Mayank Agarwal to be India's number 4 at the World Cup. Surely.— Clive (@vanillawallah) April 8, 2019
This is the KL we’ve been wanting to see for a while. Delightful! #KXIPvSRH— Arjun Ashok (@arj_90) April 8, 2019
Two Karnataka boys in the middle. Third Karnataka boy in the opposition wraps his arms around a young leggie from Afghanistan to give some tips on how to bowl to them. Gotta love these little IPL moments.— cricBC (@cricBC) April 8, 2019
So basically all you need to do is watch the last 15 minutes of an IPL game #KXIPvSRH— Gaurav Sethi (@BoredCricket) April 8, 2019
It came down to the last over and KL Rahul kept his calm to see his side over the line.
Calm under pressure. KL, you beauty! Has sealed the World Cup spot in style. #IPL2019— Srini Mama (@SriniMaama16) April 8, 2019
Top, top innings by KL Rahul. Some tempo issues apart, has looked in good touch for the most part of this tournament. #IPL2019— Vinayakk (@vinayakkm) April 8, 2019