In today’s match, PBKS had a brilliant start by winning the toss against SRH and batted. PBKS included Moises Henriques and Fabian Allen in playing XI. SRH has excluded Abul Samad, Mujeeb-ur-Rahim, and Manish Pandey from playing XI, and Kane Williamson, Kedar Jadhav, and Siddarth Kaul played in the team.
PBKS v/s SRH match Highlights: First Innings
The first over of the contest was delivered by Abhishek Sharma. In the first over Rashid Khan grassed a susceptible catch that could have given SRH an early break-through. At the end of the 1st over PBKS were at 3/0. The fourth over in the match was a turning point SRH got its first wicket by Bhuvneshwar Kumar. They sent the KL Rahul back at 4 Runs.
The seventh and ninth overs were also traumatizing ones for PBKS, as it lost two more wickets of Mayank Agarwal at 0 and Chris Gayle at 15. All the best four batsmen were back to the pavilion under 9 overs without scoring enough. Again at the 12th over Abhishek Sharma bowled out Deepak Hooda by lbw at 13 runs. At the end of the 13th over PBKS is clueless and at 75/5.
Punjab Kings lost their two more wickets in the 14th and 17th over to Moises Henriques and Fabian Allen, and at the end of the over they managed 101/7. At the 18th, over hopes of Punjab faded as it lost itself, we sent another wicket and Shahrukh Khan back. In the 20th over Siddharth bags one wicket and sends back Ashwin. PBKS ended up losing its last wicket and folding up in 120 runs in 20 overs.
PBKS v/s SRH match Highlight: Second innings
SRH had a brilliant start and bagged 6 runs, including a boundary from Captain in the first cover that was delivered by Shammi. In the second over, Jonny Bairstow hit an 81-meter wide six and a four against Allen and scored 17/0. At the end of the fifth over SRH was at 40/0. The target was not so tough and SRH already started well so they were not under pressure and got to 56/0 in 7 overs. In the 10th over Warner hit his first six against Deepak and after the 10th over SRH was at 73/0. In the 11th over Fabian Allen grabbed a wicket of David Warner at 37. But actually, it was too late and SRH has already scored a vast sum. SRH was already at 87 runs in 13 overs.
They just needed 30 runs in 35 balls, and it seemed to be the clear victory of SRH. Five singles from the 16th over and SRH was at 100 runs and no more wicket down. By now Bairstow made way to his 7th half-century of IPL with 48 runs and three fours and two sixes. They had ended up the match in 18.4 overs, reaching the score target of 121 with joy one wicket.
PBKS v/s SRH match Highlight:
PBKS needs to work on certain areas and did not play well in the match. KL Rahul needed to play the role of the aggressor while he didn’t and went down quickly. Also, the PBKS skipper needs to learn from the opening pair of capitals to set up the chase.
Also, SRH had the worst start till now and could have played better as they did in other matches. They failed to pick up services from Kane Williamson. The team mainly depends on a trio of David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, and Manish, who are outstanding players. Of course, the match was a Victory for SRH since the starting overs of the innings.