Liam Livingstone’s red hot, unbeaten 49 tied down a triumphant finish to the season for Punjab Kings as they pursued down Sunrisers Hyderabad’s 157 for 8 with 29 balls in excess. Inspite of the battling 6th wicket stand between Romario Shepherd and Washington Sundar at the passing, SRH posted a below average absolute to bow out with the eighth loss of their season.
A consistent begin to pursue
However Jonny Bairstow’s endeavors to torment his old partners was stopped from ever really developing by Fazalhaq Farooqi, Shikhar Dhawan gave the pursuing side some early catalyst when he pursued Jagadeesha Suchith in the 6th over to take PBKS to 62 for 1 of every 6 overs.
A concise wobble and a Livingstone exceptional?
Like SRH, PBKS also got shocked just after the PowerPlay. Umran Malik excused Shahrukh Khan with a fast short ball while Mayank Agarwal’s disappointing competition didn’t see a turn even in the last excursion as he tumbled to Washington Sundar in the accompanying over. However, then….
….in ventured Livingstone
He got going with a six over profound midwicket – giving a little look at what was to continue in the pursuit. His next casualty was Umran, who bowled with a spring to his progression however saw two of his conveyances sent taking off for progressive sixes. With that the condition for PBKS was down to 66 off 66. Farooqi attempted to reverse the situation with his excusal of Dhawan – for 39 off 32, and Suchith finished Jitesh Sharma’s visit for a 7-ball 19 – yet both these wickets came excessively late. Livingstone’s six-hitting free for all implied even at that stage PBKS required only 25 off the last six overs. That got predominated to only 2 after the 23-run over off Shepherd, where Livingstone flew off the handle. He finished the over unbeaten on 49 off 22, with two fours and five sixes to his name. Prerak Mankad polished off the pursuit on the primary wad of the accompanying over.
About the first innings…
Consistent beginning for SRH
However Priyam Garg couldn’t imitate his fireworks from the past installation, SRH were looking consistent so far, getting to 43 for 1 of every six overs. One of SRH’s batting constants this season – Abhishek Sharma – was simply getting everything rolling in the organization of Rahul Tripathi.
Twirled around by Harpreet Brar
SRH were ready to burst away however left-arm spinner Harpreet Brar had different thoughts. He started with a wicket off a leg side gift that Tripathi hit directly to short third man however at that point excused Abhishek as well as Aiden Markram. In the middle among Abhishek and Markram’s flights was the exit of Pooran, who succumbed to a 10-ball five off Nathan Ellis.
At the 16 over mark, SRH were down to 99 for 5 and gazing at an embarrassingly inferior aggregate.
How could they get to 157/8 then?
Because of Sundar and Shepherd! The pair got going via hauling 17 takes off Ellis in the seventeenth over that came just after the key break. While Sundar saw through Ellis’ difference in pace, Shepherd swung hard against more limited lengths to clear the square leg wall. Washington saved the absolute best of the night for a ball from Kagiso Rabada, sending off it over wide mid-off with a slick uppish drive. Sundar likewise sneaked in a saucy scoop shot and Rabada bowled a wide for a four in a 19-run over that out of nowhere provided SRH with the kind of lift they frantically required. The last two overs went for 12 and 10 as Sundar wrapped up with 25 off 19 and Shepherd oversaw 26 off 15 – however their standout endeavors demonstrated insufficient on the evening.
Brief Scores : Sunrisers Hyderabad 157/8 (Abhishek Sharma 43, Romario Shepherd 26, Washington Sundar 25; Harpreet Brar 3-26, Nathan Ellis 3-26) lost to Punjab Kings 160/5 in 15.1 overs (Liam Livingston 49*, Shikhar Dhawan 39; Fazalhaq Farooqi 2-32) by 5 wickets.