IPL 2021: Sunrisers Hyderabad blow away Punjab Kings with an all-round display

Sunrisers Hyderabad came up with a superb bowling effort to bowl out Punjab Kings for 120.

Sunrisers Hyderabad
Sunrisers Hyderabad

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) secured their first win of the season as they defeated Punjab Kings (PBKS) comfortably to get a boost to their net run-rate as well. It all went horribly wrong for the latter as they won the toss and opted to bat first at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. There were a plethora of debuts during the match as well with Moises Henriques, Fabian Allen and Kedar Jadhav getting their maiden caps for their respective franchises.

The win was SRH’s first win of the season and a much-needed one at that. After three unsuccessful chases, SRH finally aced it although it was down to the low target and the bowling effort. PBKS on the other hand, slumped to their third consecutive win of the season following their win in the thrilling campaign opener against Rajasthan Royals where they came up with a batting effort for the ages.

Sunrisers Hyderabad get their first win of IPL 2021

David Warner
David Warner celebrates the run out of Nicholas Pooran

SRH drew first blood in the match by removing KL Rahul early through Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Just as Mayank Agarwal and Chris Gayle looked well-set, they were sent packing as well before the rest of the batting order completely capitulated. There were good starts and partnerships, but the wickets just kept tumbling at the wrong moments for PBKS. In the end, they were shot out for 120 runs.

In the chase, SRH began positively with David Warner and Jonny Bairstow looking set to ease the chase for their side. That was exactly what happened as they took calculated risks on a difficult pitch to bat on. Although they would feel there could have been a bigger boost to the net run-rate, in the end, the win was what mattered and it was a welcome one at that.


PBKS innings

BatsmanMode of DismissalRunsBalls
KL Rahulc Jadhav b Kumar46
Mayank Agarwal c Rashid Khan b Ahmed2225
Chris Gayle lbw b Rashid Khan1517
Nicholas Pooran run out (Warner)00
Deepak Hooda lbw b Abhishek Sharma1311
Moises Henriques st Bairstow b Abhishek Sharma1417
Shahrukh Khan c Abhishek Sharma b Ahmed2217
Fabian Allen c Warner b Ahmed611
Murugan Ashwin c †Bairstow b Kaul910
Mohammed Shami run out (Shankar/Bairstow)33
Arshdeep Singh not out12

Total – 120 all-out in 19.4 overs

Abhishek Sharma4242
Bhuvneshwar Kumar3161
Khaleel Ahmed4213
Siddarth Kaul3.4271
Vijay Shankar160
Rashid Khan4171

SRH innings

BatsmanMode of DismissalRunsBalls
David Warnerc Agarwal b Allen3737
Jonny Bairstownot out6356
Kane Williamson not out1619

Total – 121/1 in 18.4 overs

Mohammed Shami2160
Fabian Allen4221
Arshdeep Singh3.4310
Moises Henriques170
Murugan Ashwin4220
Deepak Hooda4220

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