Sunrisers’ solid win over Punjab
Sunrisers Hyderabad, who have recovered from hat-trick defeats, have lost their first match. Chennai Super Kings registered their third consecutive victory after losing the first match. If Warner’s army is dusted with bowling strength as always in the battle against Punjab .. Duplessis, Gaikwad ‘Chennai splashed with lightning. Deepak Chahar took four wickets in the opening over and broke the back of Kolkata. Danger man Russell and Cummins smashed Chennai with huge sixes. At one stage, Dhoni’s army must be defeated .. Chennai conquered the pressure at the crucial moment and breathed a sigh of relief with the third victory.
Chennai: Sunrisers Hyderabad opened the points account with a solid victory in the 14th season of IPL. The Raiders thrashed the Punjab Kings by 9 wickets in the afternoon match at the Chepauk Stadium on Wednesday. Mayank (22) and Shah Rukh (22) are the top scorers. Man of the match Johnny Bairstow (63 not out off 56 balls; 3 fours, 3 sixes) hit an unbeaten half-century as Hyderabad lost one wicket in 18.4 overs and scored 121 runs. Captain David Warner (37 off 37 balls; 3 fours, one six) and Williamson (16 not out), who made his debut this season, excelled.
Hyderabad, who have struggled to score in the last three matches, won this time by a landslide. The Raiders’ task was made easier when openers Bairstow and Warner put on a 73-run partnership. In the second over bowled by Allen, Bairstow hit fours and sixes. Warner also played aggressively and Hyderabad reached the 50-run mark in six overs. After that, both of them played achituchi .. Warner came back in the 11th over trying for a big shot. Along with Kane Williamson, Bairstow led the team to victory.
Bowlers well ..
With the Hyderabad bowlers taking wickets at successive intervals, Punjab won the toss and elected to bat. Kings captain Rahul (4) was dismissed by Bhubaneswar. Mayank (22) and Gayle (15) played achituchi for a while. However, when Khalil put Agarwal in the basket, Pooran (0) reached the pavilion without facing a single ball. Gayle was found in front of the wickets by Rashid .. Hooda (13), Henriques (14), Allen (6) disappointed. Shah Rukh Khan (22) played a bit aggressively and the Kings were able to score that much.
Punjab: Rahul (c) Kedar (b) Bhubaneswar 4, Mayank (c) Rashid (b) Khalil 22, Gayle (LB) Rashid 15, Pooran (runout) Warner 0, Hooda (LB) Abhishek 13, Henriques (stumped) (B) Abhishek 14, Shah Rukh (c) Abhishek (b) Khalil 22, Allen (c) Warner (b) Khalil 6, Murugan (stumped) Bairstow (b) Siddharth 9, Shami (runout) 3, Arshadeep (not out) 1 ; Extras: 11, Total: 120 all out in 19.4 overs. Fall of wickets: 1-15, 2-39, 3-39, 4-47, 5-63, 6-82, 7-101, 8-110, 9-114, 10-120, Bowling: Abhishek 4-0- 24-2, Bhubaneswar 3-0-16-1, Khalil 4-0-21-3, Siddharth Kaul 3.4-0-27-1, Shankar 1-0-6-0, Rashid 4-0-17-1.
Hyderabad: Warner (c) Agarwal (b) Allen 37, Bairstow (not out) 63, Williamson (not out) 16; Extras: 5, Total: 121/1 in 18.4 overs. Fall of wickets: 1-73; Bowling: Shami 2-0-16-0, Fabian Allen 4-1-22-1, Arshadeep 3.4-0-31-0, Henriques 1-0-7-0, Murugan 4-0-22-0, Hooda 4 -0-22-0.
Table of points
Team A Ge Ge O Ne, Ra Pa
Chennai 4 3 1 1.14 6
Bangalore 3 3 0 0.75 6
Delhi 4 3 1 0.42 6
Mumbai 4 2 2 0.18 4
Hyderabad 4 1 3 -0.22 2
Kolkata 4 1 3 -0.7 2
Rajasthan 3 1 2 -0.71 2
Punjab 4 1 3 -0.82 2
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