IPL: Punjab Beat Hyderabad in High-Scoring Thriller to Top Points Table
Kings XI Punjab chased down 205 for the second time in IPL 7 to beat Sunrisers Hyderabad to go top of points table.
Wriddhiman Saha (54 off 26 balls) played a sensational knock to lay the platform for a massive run-chase as Kings XI Punjab chased down Sunrisers Hyderabad's total of 205/5 to top the points table (Image credit BCCI)
He arrived. He took guard. He demolished. All over again! Glenn Maxwell played yet another demolishing knock (43 off 22 balls, 5x6) to make mockery of a target in excess of 200 (Image courtesy BCCI)
Batting at No.3, Wriddhiman Saha seemed like a fearless man on a mission as he toyed with Hyderabad bowling to finish with 54 off 26 balls (Image courtesy BCCI)
Saha had the young Manan Vohra for company who was playing in his first game of the season. Latching onto the opportunity, Vohra proved how Punjab's decision to retain him was the right one as he scored 47 off 20 balls and added 91 runs off 41 balls for the second wicket (Image credit: BCCI)
Earlier, Shikar Dhawan finally got off to a good start but yet again failed to convert it to a big one as he fell for 45 off 37 balls (Image credit: BCCI)
Naman Ojha played a scintillating knock of 79 from 36 balls, including four fours and seven big sixes (Image credit: BCCI)
David Warner (44 off 23 balls) added an 81-run stand off 42 balls with Ojha for the third wicket to take Sunrisers to 205/5.
In the end, even that proved too small as George Bailey (35 off 19) and David Miller (24 off 24) took Kings XI to a six-wicket win and the top of points table (Image credit: BCCI)