Sat, 25 Sep 2021

IPL 2021: PKBS vs SRH: Punjab Kings beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 5 runs

Punjab Kings beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 5 runs

A nail-biting performance from the Punjab Kings and Sunriser Hyderabad was witnessed by Sharjah on Saturday evening. With 7 runs needed off 1 ball in the final over. Punjab successfully defended that modest total and won by 5 runs. But what an innings by Holder with 47 off 29 balls!

The day started with Sunrisers' winning the toss and opting to bowl first. Punjab got off to a slow start with opening pair KL Rahul (21) and Mayank Agarwal (5). Chris Gayle too failed to show magic with the bat while Aiden Markram remained the highest scorer for the side with 27 runs. Punjab managed a 125-run total at the loss of 7 wickets. 

Despite a not so impressive batting performances, PKBS' bowling unit managed to restrict Sunrisers' to chase the 126-run target and grabbed timely wickets. Rishi Bishnoi dismissed 3wickets while Mohammed Shami took 2 and Arshdeep Singh managed a single. 

SRH despite of a brilliant game by Jason Holder who smashed 47 off 29 balls failed to win the match. 

With today's win, Punjab Kings' have moved up to the fifth place on the points table while Sunrisers Hyderabad remain last on the list.