Player of the Match
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Best performances - Batsmen

KL Rahul
KL Rahul
71(53) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 21 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 3 7 6 15 7 13 16
DA Warner
DA Warner
70(62) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %74%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 21 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 4 14 6 20 9 2 11

Best performances - Bowlers

Sandeep Sharma
O4
M0
R21
W2
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan
O4
M0
R20
W1
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

Kings XI Punjab , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50- 23.20

Match days

8 April 2019 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Kings XI Punjab 2, Sunrisers Hyderabad 0

Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: Hemant Brar (@Cricquest)

That's all from our side for this match. See you tomorrow when table toppers KKR and CSK clash in Chennai. Goodbye!

Rahul: Didn't start off the way I wanted in the first couple of games. All the fifties have come in chasing and I am enjoying my batting. Been playing with Chris for a long time and have been playing Mayank since my childhood. The way Mayank came out, the way he was striking gave me a little bit of time. He hurt his finger, he was in pain, to play that sort of innings was incredible. I did tell Curran that hitting sixes was difficult, so look to hit the pockets. He tried to hit sixes but luckily for us, it went in the gaps.

KL Rahul is the Man of the Match.

Ashwin: Too close for comfort, to be brutally honest. The biggest positive for me is there is scope for improvement and there is enough capability in the dressing room to do that. I think we bowled extremely well to Warner, Ankit was splendid, Sam was brilliant. [On seven-match winning streak at home] I would love it be 11 in a row. It's very important on this ground to bowl spinners with the new ball and Mujeeb has always done it for Afghanistan.

Time for post-match presentation.

Sachinfan: "@Harshal, how about reading it as out of 9 played, he lost only 2?"

Rishabh: "SRH got steal of a deal in Abhishek Sharma, Shankar and Nadeem for Dhawan. Given the nature of pitches in IPL this time around, I fail to understand why they are not making use of the bowling skills of these three. "

Sunny: "WAts the role of mandeep singh? Karun should play rest matches instead of mandeep singh " -- I think Mandeep is a better batsman in the death overs

Raghu ifmr: "Is that innings KL Rahul's ticket to the UK?" -- You would think so

Samir: "Your prediction is right. Nabi did concede only 9 runs, however, two more conceded by misfields from Hooda and Warner :)"

Praveen kumar S: "SRH done well, but KXIP made sure its not another DC. Questions raise on Pathan's role,why Abhisek sharma was not in the squad, why hooda was not sent earlier"

Harshal Shah: "Second straight loss for Nabi. Is his luck fading away ?"

Agarwal: With 19 off 19, somebody had to take a chance. Definitely some nerves. One over 11 needed and Nabi bowling but we backed ourselves. [On batting with Rahul] We enjoy batting together. I am glad he was there till the end and could finish game off.

Bhuvneshwar: The way we bowled I am pretty happy given the dew. Still there are areas in our bowling we can improve. We were 20 runs short but what we all did believe in ourselves.

11.40pm What a game it turned out to be in the end. From 19 needed from the last three overs, Sandeep and Kaul bowled two excellent overs to leave Kings XI with 11 required from the last over. But Curran, Rahul and a bit of dew helped the home side over the line with one ball to spare. And with that win, Kings XI move to the third place on the points table.

19.5
2
Mohammad Nabi to Rahul, 2 runs, Warner of all men fumbles at long-on, it was a low full toss on the stumps, Rahul bunts it down the ground, Curran is coming back for the second, he has dropped his bat at the striker's end but Warner slips, he still tries to balance himself and throw in the ball, too late though

2 off 2 now

19.4
4
Mohammad Nabi to Rahul, FOUR runs, fuller around off, and Rahul goes over the bowler's head, struck hard, Hooda sprints across from long-off, puts in a desperate dive but cannot reach there

6 off 3, will Nabi bowl an arm ball? Warner is instructing the fielders to come in a little bit. Bairstow and Nabi talking to each other

19.3
1
Mohammad Nabi to Curran, 1 run, fuller outside off, Curran digs it out towards extra cover, Warner there but the throw is not quick enough and Curran makes it safely
19.2
2
Mohammad Nabi to Curran, 2 runs, fuller again, Curran has absolutely drilled it past Nabi, excellent work by Pandey from long-off to cut it off
19.1
2
Mohammad Nabi to Curran, 2 runs, a bit of misfield by Hooda at wide long-on, fuller on the stumps, Curran clears his front leg and hammers it

Woah! 11 needed off 6. Who would bowl the last over? Sam Curran is the new batsman. Nabi to bowl, around the wicket. Our predictor says Nabi would concede 9

END OF OVER:
19 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | KXIP: 140/4 (11 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.36, RRR: 11.00)

  • KL Rahul65 (51b)
  • Siddarth Kaul4-0-42-1
  • Sandeep Sharma4-0-21-2
18.6
W
Kaul to Mandeep Singh, OUT, Hooda pouches another one! Fuller around off and Mandeep looks to go aerial but cannot get the power behind it, Hooda comes forward and gets low and takes it comfortably

Mandeep Singh c Hooda b Kaul 2 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Kings XI 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st18CH GayleKL Rahul
2nd114MA AgarwalKL Rahul
3rd3DA MillerKL Rahul
4th5Mandeep SinghKL Rahul
5th11KL RahulSM Curran