Openers David Warner and Jonny Bairstow showcased respectable performances with the bat earlier than the Sunrisers Hyderabad bowlers got here to the fore to assist their franchise beat Kings XI Punjab by 69 runs in Match 22 of the 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on the Dubai International Stadium on Thursday.
The Warner-led aspect gained the toss and opted to bat first.
Bairstow and Warner offered an ideal begin to Hyderabad because the duo not solely smashed a fifty every, but in addition stitched a mammoth partnership of 160 runs for the primary wicket.
Kings XI Punjab’s Ravi Bishnoi lastly gave the much-needed breakthrough to his aspect by eradicating each the SRH openers within the 16th over. While Warner departed for 40-ball 52 runs, Bairstow fell three runs wanting a century and dismissed for 55-ball 97 runs.
After the duo’s departure, the SRH did not sew partnerships and completed with 201 for six of their stipulated 20 overs.
Bishnoi bagged three wickets for Kings XI Punjab whereas conceding 29 runs. Arshdeep Singh and Mohammed Shami claimed two and a wicket, respectively.
In reply, Rashid Khan completed with good figures of three for 12, whereas Khaleel Ahmed and T Natarajan bagged two wickets every to assist Sunrisers Hyderabad bundle out Kings XI Punjab for 132 runs in 16.5 overs.
Besides them, Abhishek Sharma additionally claimed figures of 1 for 15.
Nicholas Pooran was the highest scorer fo the KL Rahul-led aspect with quick-fire 37-ball 77.
Bairstow was declared ‘Man of the Match’ for his blistering knock, which was embellished with seven boundaries and 6 maximums.
With the win, SRH have now handed Kings XI Punjab their fourth successive loss.
The Sunrisers have climbed as much as the third spot within the IPL standings with three wins from six matches, whereas the KL Rahul-led workforce proceed to face on the backside of the desk with only one victory to date.