IPL Score SRH vs KXIP: Kings XI captain R Ashwin called correctly at the toss and inserted Sunrisers Hyderabad on a grassy pitch in Hyderabad. Kings XI made two changes with Chris Gayle making a return, after pulling up sore against Delhi Daredevils, and Manoj Tiwary getting his first match of IPL 2018. This meant David Miller and Yuvraj Singh were dropped.
To make sense of numbers in the shortest format – Yuvraj has cost Kings XI 22.87 runs this season, and his scratchy 14 off 17 balls against Daredevils contributed to a below-par total on Monday.
Sunrisers, on the other hand, retained the team that had defended 118 against Mumbai Indians. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who had missed that game because of injury, hasn’t recovered yet.
When these two sides met last week, Chris Gayle shellacked 104 not out off 63 balls to consign Sunrisers to a 15-run defeat.
Here are Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab Cricket Score:
11:27 pm: Kings XI Punjab require another 22 runs with 1 wicket and 11 balls remaining.
11:22 pm: aul to Sran, OUT, and now the wicketkeeper runs out the batsman! Kings XI are pulling off a spectacular collapse. And Sran’s little contribution is a toe-end slog that goes into the slips, making him believe there is a single. Ashwin knows there isn’t and sends the batsman back. Meanwhile, Saha runs across, grabs the ball, takes aim and topples the stumps.
11:19 pm: Kane WIllaiamson has brought all his captaining NZ experience to Sunrisers Hyberbad and done an excellent captaincy! They have the bowlers but he is making proper use of all of then ! His team now just need a relaible one middle order batsman then boom boom SRH!
11:07 pm: SRH spinners have been the most economical this IPL. Both Rashid and Shakib have gone at less than 7.5 an over and have picked 17 wickets between them.
10:38 pm: If Rashid Khan is Mo Salah then Kohli is the Ronaldo, hardworking, determined and fitness freak and Steve Smith the Messi.
10:17 pm: This was a good strategic call by KW as Nabi and Sandeep both were expected to trouble Gayle. And they did do that but only problem was Rahul is in form as well!
10:13 pm: While he typically feasts on medium pace, Gayle tends to underperform when given surfaces like these. He struggles with foot movement and timing. I would love to see him overcome those challenges today, but I am not too sure he will. Then again, with Gayle, you keep getting proved wrong!
10:10 pm: Kings XI Punjab require another 99 runs with 10 wickets and 15.3 overs remaining
10:04 pm: I still remember how ordinary Rahul was when he was first picked in IPL by SRH. Probably the most transformed player in recent years.
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 26, 2018
9:32 pm: That 48-ball fifty from Pandey was the slowest of the season, and took five more balls than the previous slowest, by Kane Williamson off 43 balls against KKR.
9:24 pm: Those drop catches will cost KXIP the game . Had they taken those catches scorecard would have looked different. — Still looks cool at 117 in the 19th over.
9:16 pm: Two runs from that final over from Mujeeb and out-foxing Yusuf Pathan on multiple occasions.. incredible! 1/17 for a 17 year old. Did that cricket ball to the eye give Mujeeb powers like Spiderman did with the sp? Oh my gosh, I gotta pitch this to Marvel!
9:14 pm: Expect Pandey to pick up the pace of scoring from here. He usually takes a while to get going: scores at only 112 in his first-30 balls in the IPL. After that he goes at an SR of 173. However, the gestation period is perhaps too long for this format, and leaves him too less time to make up for slow starts. This is reflected in his overall SR of just 119.81.
9:10 pm: That partnership between Shakib and Pandey which scored at just 5.88 runs an over was the slowest stand of 50 or more runs of this season.
8:44 pm: That’s the time out.
8:41 pm: Manoj Tiwary bowled round-arm darts, Malinga style, in the 20-over Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy too. Believe it or not, he was the top wicket-taker for Bengal in the tournament with 13 wickets in eight matches at an economy rate of 8.2.
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) April 26, 2018
8:16 pm: Barinder Sran, left arm quick and Dhawan would know. He hurt his elbow against him.
7:49 pm: As a neutral, it is good to see Kings XI Punjab’s rise this year, especially how K.L. Rahul has surpassed himself. Hoping to see a new IPL champion this year. (I guess that doesn’t make me a neutral anymore).—- He’s 39 runs away from scoring 1000 IPL runs.
7:32 pm: Kings XI have won the toss and will be bowling. “I think the wicket is going to be pretty good. We’ll hope to restrict them,” says Ashwin. “[On giving players a long rope] We are winning games, these are quality players, they’ll come good as the tournament goes on. Aaron Finch is too good a player not to come good. Yuvi’s missing out. Manoj Tiwary comes in. Chris Gayle is playing.”
“Wicket plays good throughout the game,” says Williamson. “The surfaces this year have been different from one another. We need to do well to adapt. Nice to be back home though. Very dangerous player, Gayle, but its important to stick to our plans. Hopefully we can contain him. But we’ve got a job to do with the bat first. Same team“
7:26 pm: Battle of wits!!! Ash and Kane Williamson have been the best captains so far this IPL.
Here are Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab squads:
Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson(c), Wriddhiman Saha(w), Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Basil Thampi, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma.
Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI): Lokesh Rahul(w), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Aaron Finch, Manoj Tiwary, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Andrew Tye, Barinder Sran, Ankit Rajpoot, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.