Punjab Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad post-match review:-
The Punjab Kings had a clash with the Sunrisers Hyderabad on Wednesday evening where the Sunrisers triumphed and made their name on the points table. The Punjab Kings stagnated a target of 120 runs for the Deccan team which seemed a little easy for them. Hyderabad knew that the target is not a big one. So, Warner took his time while Bairstow went after the balls. The duo added 73 for the first wicket and almost sealed the deal.
Warner would have loved to finish things off but that wasn’t to be. However, Bainstow and Williamson with their unbeaten stand took the team over the line without another hurdle. Bainstow reached his half century. A bit slow but that was the demand on this wicket.
PBKS VS SRH | Punjab Kings Review:-
The Punjab bowlers had their shoulders down in the very first over. They didn’t look in the game at all and Warner and Bairstow had no difficulty in negotiating them. The spinners did manage to bowl a few tight overs but they needed wickets in a cluster and they never came. The Sunrisers Hyderabad have now lost three in a row.
Earlier in the game, Punjab opted to bat first and just kept losing wickets at regular intervals to find themselves in trouble. Rahul, Agarwal, Gayle, and three powerhouses of the batting failed. Nicholas Pooran fell for a duck again, this time, without facing a ball and the middle order failed as well. Shahrukh Khan with his 22 made sure the team got over 100 but that was never going to be enough. Credit to Hyderabad bowlers were superb. Khaleel was the pick as he took 3. Sharma got two while Rashid, Bhuvneshwar and Kaul bagged 1 wicket apiece. Eventually, chasing the score, Hyderabad easily crossed the line.
KL Rahul, the Punjab skipper, says that they knew what to expect. Tells they tried to get used to the condition but admits they were 10-15 runs short on this track. He rues the fact that none of the batters could go and make a 30-40 that could have made a difference. Rahul says hindsight is a beautiful thing.
Johny Bairstow is undoubtedly, declared as the MAN OF THE MATCH for his fine performance.
Absolutely over the moon to get us over the line. Been really close in most of the games, and haven’t got through. Probably through carelessness to be honest. Pleased to get over the line. Each game we’ve seen after the powerplay it’s gotten harder and harder. It was key to make sure we took advantage (of the powerplay). I don’t really need to talk about how good Kane is. That one Moises dropped at covers, to time it like that and not get fourJonny Bairstow
This makes an end for the game. Winning and losing, Hyderabad have finally got off the mark for the season with a convincing win. Punjab have succumbed to their third loss in a row.