Kaul delivers a perfect yorker under pressure to clinch the thriller
Sunrisers Hyderabad kept their nerves to clinch a last over thriller. Manan Vohra threatened to take it away single-handedly but a brilliant over from Man of the match, Bhuvneshwar Kumar proved too much for him.
Cricingif takes a look at some of the top moments that shaped the game.
Shikhar Dhawan continued to struggle with the bat as he couldn’t kick on despite getting a start. He has two scores in forties this season but the defending champions will need more from him at the top if they are to replicate their performance of the previous season. Kane Williamson will be knocking the doors if Dhawan continues his poor form.
Dhawan falls for 15
David Warner seemed to have judged the pitch perfectly and played a rather gritty knock per his standards to drag Hyderabad to a fighting score. While wickets kept falling at the other end, Warner kept his cool – scoring fifth consecutive fifty against the KXIP. With 24 scores of 50 or more, Warner is also the player with most fifties in the IPL history.
Warner reverse-sweeps Cariappa for a maximum
Warner scored his fifth consecutive 50 against Punjab
Warner flat-bats Mohit Sharma
Mohammad Nabi, making his IPL debut, had a mixed game that witnessed a few dropped chances as well as a wrong umpiring decision. But he combined with his country-man Rashid Khan to produce a brilliant spell of spin bowling to dent KXIP’s chase significantly.
Mohammad Nabi removes Morgan
Rashid Khan cleans up David Miller
Saha goes for a second-ball duck
Manan Vohra stood between SRH and the victory till the 19th over of the innings – scoring 95 off 50 balls threatening to win it single-handedly for Punjab. With Punjab reeling at 5/62 after 10 overs, it was Vohra’s heroics that took the game to the last over.
Vohra clubs Rashid Khan into the stands
Vohra goes downtown
Vohra goes over long on
Bhuvneshwar Kumar continued his brilliant run with the ball, claiming his first five-for of the season. With a tally of 15 wickets, Kumar is also the purple cap owner for being the highest wicket taker of the season. He finished with the figures of 5/19 that included a magnificent 19th over where he conceded just four runs and claimed two wickets, including the prized scalp of Manan Vohra.
Kumar picks Amla on the first ball
Kumar accounts for a threatening Maxwell
Bhuvneshwar removes Vohra