In a blockbuster clash between KL Rahul’s Punjab Kings and Kane Williamson’s Sunrisers Hyderabad, it is the former who showed some excellent skills, played well under pressure and emerged on the winning side. Defending a low total of 125 runs, PBKS didn’t lose hope and bowled really well to restrict SRH to 120.
For PBKS, it is Mohammad Shami and Ravi Bishnoi who gave their all for the team. While Shami picked two wickets, leaking just 3.5 runs per over, Bishnoi claimed three scalps, conceding just 24 runs.
It is a cause of worry for SRH as they are, more or less, out of the IPL 2021 now. Their batting has been a huge drawback for them as neither David Warner or Kane Williamson are not playing good.
With PBKS’ win, they have now climbed to the fifth spot in the points table. On the other hand, SRH continue to stay at the bottom of the table with just two points.
Twitter reacts as Punjab Kings steamroll over Sunrisers Hyderabad at IPL 2021
A low-scoring match is often not likes by fans. Thus, they expressed their disappointment on Twitter. While some posted videos of yawning, others compared the match between Punjab Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad to a test match.
The Twitteratis trolled Manish Pandey badly for his performance of 13 runs off 23 deliveries. Even though he tried to build the innings, Twitter downgraded him for playing a test innings.
PBKS’ fans hailed Mohammad Shami for his brilliant opening spell. In the initial three overs, he took two important wickets and gave away just five runs. In addition, he bowled a maiden wicket over.
The only player who gave the fans of SRH some hope was Jason Holder. Although he tried his best and scored an unbeaten 47 runs off just 29 deliveries, that included five sixes, he couldn’t win it for SRH. However, fans recognised the importance of his knock and applauded him on social media.
After this, Punjab Kings have a strong chance to finish in the top 4. Will they be able to win their maiden IPL trophy this year?