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IPL 2020: Sunrisers Hyderabad restrict Kings XI Punjab

James Jose/Dubai
Filed on October 24, 2020
Sunrisers Hyderabad leg spinner Rashid Khan bowls against Kings XI Punjab in Dubai on Saturday. - BCCI/IPL

Rashid Khan, Jason Holder and Sandeep Sharma pick two wickets each

Sunrisers Hyderabad bowlers turned it on at the 'Ring of Fire' to restrict Kings XI Punjab to a low score in a crucial IPL game in Dubai on Saturday night.

Afghanistan leg spinner Rashid Khan picked up two wickets and West Indian all-rounder Jason Holder and Sandeep Sharma too ended up with two as Kings XI Punjab managed to muster 126 for seven at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner's decision to bowl paid dividends with the bowlers right on their game.

Few of the Kings XI Punjab batters got starts but couldn't carry it through in the face of some tight bowling by the Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Only Nicholas Pooran came up with something substantial with the left-hander remaining unbeaten on 32 from 28 deliveries that had two boundaries.

Captain KL Rahul made a run-a-ball 27 that contained two fours and one six, while 'Universe Boss' Chris Gayle too made a run-a-ball 20 with two boundaries and a six.

Rashid Khan took two for 14, while Holder returned with two for 27. Sharma had two for 29.

Brief scores:

Kings XI Punjab: 126-7 in 20 overs (Nicholas Pooran 32, KL Rahul 27, Chris Gayle 20, Rashid Khan 2-14, Jason Holder 2-27, Sandeep Sharma 2-29) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Teams:

Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul  (C) (wk), Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Murugan Ashwin, Chris Jordan, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh.

Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (C), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan.

james@khaleejtimes.com





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