Quick bowler Khaleel Ahmed led a formidable bowling effort earlier than Jonny Bairstow smashed an unbeaten fifty as Sunrisers Hyderabad snapped their three-match shedding streak with a convincing nine-wicket win over Punjab Kings in an IPL recreation, on Wednesday. Requested to bowl first, Sunrisers Hyderabad’s pace-spin duo of Khaleel (3/21) and Abhishek Sharma (2/24) did bulk of the harm to bundle out Punjab Kings for a below-par 120 in 19.4 overs. Senior pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1/16), star Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan (1/17) and Siddarth Kaul (1/27) additionally picked up a wicket every as Punjab by no means gained momentum.
Chasing the entire, SRH openers Jonny Bairstow (63) and David Warner (37) pummelled Punjab into submission, including 73 runs off 60 balls to set the muse. Bairstow and Kane Williamson (16) then knocked off the remaining runs as SRH romped dwelling with 8 balls to spare.
Bairstow and Warner smashed 5 boundaries and two sixes throughout their 50-run stand within the powerplay, whereas Punjab had managed 9 fours and two maximums of their total innings.
Warner picked up the primary boundary when he despatched Mohammed Shami throughout level within the third ball of the innings. Bairstow then welcomed Fabian Allen with a 4 and a six within the subsequent over. A low full toss by Shami was then despatched throughout the mid-wicket by Bairstow earlier than Warner hit the Indian via backward level.
Bairstow additionally pulled Moises Henriques over lengthy leg, whereas Warner swatted Arshdeep Singh over the backward sq. leg. Warner despatched Deepak Hooda crusing over additional cowl for a six however within the subsequent over he holed out to Mayank off Allen, who bowled a wicket maiden, as SRH had been 73 for 1.
Bairstow discovered an ready ally in Williamson, who was taking part in his first match of the season, as they added an unbeaten 48 runs to assist SRH log their first win of the season.
Earlier, Shahrukh Khan (22) and Mayank Agarwal (22) had been the highest scorers for Punjab Kings, who got here into the match after two losses. In an innings when clearing the boundary appeared to be a tall activity, Khan managed two sixes, whereas Agarwal, who was dropped on 0 within the very first over by Rashid, hit two fours.
Opting to bat of their first recreation at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Punjab misplaced their in-form skipper KL Rahul (4) early on. Agarwal and Chris Galye (15) stitched 24-run partnership. Nonetheless, on the finish of the seventh over, Khaleel removed the Indian with Rashid making no errors this time at midwicket.
West Indian Nicholas Pooran (0) was out for a diamond duck as Sunrisers skipper David Warner effected his run out within the eighth over. Gayle adopted his compatriot within the subsequent over as he was adjudged leg earlier than.
Punjab was reeling at 53 for 4 on the midway mark as wickets continued to tumble at common intervals. Deepak Hooda (13) and Australian all-rounder Moises Henriques (14) bought begins however had been unable to capitalised on them.
Spin all-rounder Fabian Allen (6) additionally struggled on his debut. Native star Khan tried to inject some hope into the Punjab camp however a slower ball by Khaleel ended his cameo.
Murugan Ashwin (9) hit a boundary however Kaul accounted for the spinner within the final over which was adopted by the dismissal of Shami (3), who was run out.