IPL Highlights, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs (KXIP) Kings XI Punjab

Updated: 18 April 2017 00:01 IST

IPL highlights and ball-by-ball commentary from the 19th T20 match between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Monday.

IPL Highlights, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs (KXIP) Kings XI Punjab
IPL Highlights: Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Kings XI Punjab by 4 runs in a thrilling finish. © BCCI

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) pulled off a thrilling five-run win over Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Monday in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Chasing 160 to win, Punjab lost Hashim Amla in the very first ball courtesy Bhuvneshwar Kumar's excellent swinging delivery. Following that Hyderabad bowlers kept on tightening the noose around Punjab batsmen and put them under tremendous pressure which resulted in slow flow of runs and fall of wickets. But, it was the resilient Manan Vohra who kept the fight going for his team. Scoring 95 off 50 balls, Vohra brought back his team back from the dead as Punjab needed only 16 runs from the last two overs after earlier needing to score at a run rate of over 12. 

But a game changing spell from Bhuvneshwar Kumar snatched the win away from Punjab. Bhuvneshwar finished with figures of five for 19 -- the second five-wicket haul of IPL 2017 -- from his stipulated four overs, including the most important wicket of Manan Vohra. Assisting Bhuvneshwar was Afghan spinner, Rashid Khan, who dismissed Miller and Wriddhiman Saha cheaply for 1 and 0, respectively. But he was taken for 21 runs in his last overs, which ruined his figures. With this win SRH recorded their third win in five games and are placed third in the points table. For Punjab, this was their third consecutive loss and are now fifth in the table. (SCORECARD)

IPL Highlights: SRH vs KXIP

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That's it from us from this game. We have witnessed such a fantastic game of cricket which went down to the wire. After all that's what we live for right? Hyderabad will be delighted with the win while Punjab will need to look deep and make some changes as they were nowhere in the chase if Manan Vohra hadn't played that knock. Join us tomorrow as Gujarat take on Bangalore at their backyard Rajkot at 2000 local (1430 GMT). Till then, good night and take care!

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Man of the Match, Bhuvneshwar Kumar says that the format is such that you expect the unexpected. Manan Vohra played a real good knock and almost won it for his side. Mentions that he has overcome the pressure of expectations, knowing that he is expected to do well and just looks to do the job. On bowling to Vohra, he was already planning and the yorkers worked today. Calls the wicket not an easy one. Credits the batsman for getting them to a good total on this wicket. Mentions that early wickets are key, especially of Maxwell, Miller and Morgan.

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Hyderabad skipper, David Warner credits Manan Vohra for his sensational innings. Feels that it was a really tough wicket to bat on. Applauds Bhuvneshwar Kumar for his superb bowling. Mentions that he counts on the Indian quick a lot. Reckons that Rashid Khan is disappointed after his performance today as he regards his game very highly. Ends up saying that winning at home is always important.

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Punjab skipper, Glenn Maxwell calls it an outstanding game. Credits Manan Vohra for playing superbly but adds that he needed support from his teammates. Says that the target was chaseable but once again they gave away 10-15 too many towards the end. On Manan Vohra, he replies that the opener is an absolute superstar and they have always backed him to come good. On Bhuvneshwar Kumar, he mentions that they knew he would swing the ball around but did not expect the wicket to be up and down as it was. Further says that they played Rashid fairly well thanks to Manan again but giving away 7 wickets to Rashid and Bhuvi was where they lost the game. On his promotion, says that the idea was to hit a lot of boundaries early on but unfortunately today he missed out.

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar was sensational with the ball and he managed to register a fifer. He ended with match winning figures of 4-0-19-5, his best in T20 cricket. Manan Vohra played his heart out but could not get his team over the line. Punjab will be really disappointed for not giving the support the young opener deserved.

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The home side got off to a perfect start by dismissing Hashim Amla off the very first ball. Maxwell, Miller and Morgan could not get going as the Hyderabad bowlers always kept them in check. Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi bowled in tandem to put the visitors on the back foot but there was Manan Vohra who had different plans altogether. He kept middling the ball and managed to score a brilliant 95 off just 50 balls but found little support from the other end.

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Phew! What a game of cricket! Hyderabad have got back to winning ways after losing two matches in a row. But they will know they got away with one as Manan Vohra was really after them today. At the end, they held their nerves to come on top.

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Siddarth Kaul to Ishant Sharma

OUT! Yorker, right on the money this time! Ishant fails to get his bat down on time on this one and the ball goes onto disturb the timber. Kaul lies down on the ground to celebrate the win. The crowd is up on its feet. What a game! HYDERABAD WIN BY 5 RUNS!

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Siddarth Kaul to Ishant Sharma

Full toss into the stumps, Ishant smashes it back to the bowler. Crucial dot ball.

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Siddarth Kaul to Ishant Sharma

Wide! Sprayed down the leg side, Ishant fails to clip it. The umpire signals it as a wide. 6 needed off 4 balls. More pressure!

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