IPL Highlights, Kings XI Punjab vs SunRisers Hyderabad: Kings XI Punjab Beat Hyderabad By 15 Runs
ipl kings xi punjab vs sunrisers hyderabad highlights: kings xi punjab beat hyderabad by 15 runs

Chris Gayle stole the show with his fine century after Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) beat SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 15 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) clash on Thursday. Chasing a competitive target of 193 runs, Hyderabad were dealt an early blow after opener Shikhar Dhawan was retired hurt. Skipper Kane Williamson (54) tried hard with his valiant half-century but his team couldn't get boundaries regularly. Manish Pandey remained unbeaten on 57 and played an anchor role for his team. Shakib Al Hasan tried hard with his quickfire 24 runs but eventually, his team fell short. Andrew Tye (2/23) and Barinder Sran (0/22) were the pick of the bowlers for Hyderabad. Mohit Sharma also took two wickets but was expensive for them. (SCORECARD)

Earlier, Gayle helped Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) post 193/3 against Hyderabad. This was Gayle's sixth IPL century, maximum by any player. He remained unbeaten on 104 off 63 balls. His innings was laced with 11 sixes and a solitary four. Both Lokesh Rahul and Gayle stitched a 53-run opening wicket partnership. Rahul departed for 18 runs in the 8th over. Mayank Agarwal also chipped in with 18 runs hitting two fours and one six. After his dismissal, Karun Nair came along and ably supported the star of the match Gayle. All SRH bowlers faced the wrath of Gayle's power hitting. Rashid Khan (1/55) and Shakib(2/28) in particular bore the brunt of Gayle's anger. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the sole economical bowler in the SRH outfit. He finished with bowling figures of 1/25 in 4 overs.

When and Where to Watch: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH)

India: TV: Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD (English, Hindi, Tamil). Live Streaming: Hotstar.

UK: TV: Sky Sports 2. Live Streaming: Sky Go and Watch Sky Sports.

Bangladesh: TV: GTV and Star Sports.

USA: TV: Willow TV. Live Streaming: Willow TV Live Online.

Australia: TV: Fox Sports. Live Streaming: Foxtel.

New Zealand: TV: Sky Sport 1. Live Streaming: Sky Go NZ.

South Africa: TV: SuperSport 2. Live Streaming: SuperSport Live Video.

Middle East: TV: OSN Sports Cricket. Live Streaming: OSN Play.

Singapore: TV: Star Cricket.

We're done and dusted with this encounter. Punjab continue their good run while Hyderabad suffer their first defeat of the season. More than the defeat, they will hope Shikhar Dhawan is back for them sooner rather than later. Anywho, we move on. Tomorrow, on 20th April, Chennai host Rajasthan in their new home in the city of Pune. It should be a good contest. Join us as the action begins at 2000 local (1430 GMT). Cheers!

Obviously, to nobody's surprise, Chris Gayle is declared as the Man of the Match. His blitzkrieg in the first innings, where he powered himself to the first century of the season, was the difference-maker in tonight's game. He's playing like a man who has a point to prove.

The Punjab bowlers, in all honesty, never really had to work too hard for their wickets. They came at timely intervals and with the asking rate always up, there was no danger of any sort. Earlier in the evening, the Gayle-storm came to destroy and with his powerful ton, he showed everyone that he's still got a lot left in his tank. His partnerships with Agarwal and Nair were pivotal in putting up a score more than enough for Hyderabad.

A thoroughly deserved victory for Punjab. Hyderabad were never in this game the moment the chase began. Losing Shikhar Dhawan to injury was more or less a blow they couldn't recover from. After that point, the innings never picked up pace. Williamson tried to keep it alive somehow, but his efforts fell short. Pandey stayed till the end, but his knock was less than ideal. Had he accelerated a bit more in the middle overs, his side would have had a fighting chance at least, as shown by Shakib when he came on late.

Ravichandran Ashwin to Manish Pandey

Pandey punches this shorter ball through extra cover and takes a single. PUNJAB WIN BY 15 RUNS!

Ravichandran Ashwin to Shakib Al Hasan

Dropped! Won't really matter at this point, except to maybe Ashwin who could have had one more scalp. Shakib lofts it over mid-wicket. Mujeeb comes running to his left in the deep and then drops it after getting under the ball. 17 needed off 1, a mere formality now.

Ravichandran Ashwin to Shakib Al Hasan

SIX! Two in two! This is sumptuous hitting from Shakib Al Hasan! Once again it's full and in his slot, the southpaw picks the bones out of this one and sends it sailing into the wide long on stands for a maximum.

Ravichandran Ashwin to Shakib Al Hasan

SIX! It's got the distance on it! Full and in the slot, Shakib hits this right out of the screws. Launches it and clears long on for a biggie.

Ravichandran Ashwin to Shakib Al Hasan

Wide! Darted wide down the leg side, the batsman has nothing to do with that.

Ravichandran Ashwin to Manish Pandey

Pandey comes down the track and knocks it to long on for a single.



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