SRH vs KXIP, Nicholas Pooran’s 17-ball fifty goes in vain: Jonny Bairstow’s magical innings led Sunrisers Hyderabad to an invincible victory against Kings XI Punjab by 69 runs at Dubai International Stadium on Thursday.
Jonny Bairstow, Man of the Match
Jonny Bairstow, the Man of the Match. He scored 97 runs off just 55 balls including 7 boundaries and 6 sixes. The raining boundaries were all over the ground. He was looking unstoppable until Ravi Bishnoi trapped him. It was a major breakthrough even as it came just after Sunrisers lost David Warner.
SRH Openers vs KXIP Openers
Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and elected to bat first and probably the best decision. Batting first, David Warner and Bairstow played another 100-run partnership as Warner and Bairstow scored 52 and 97, respectively. It was a kind of highlights of the IPL 2019 match against Royal Challengers Bangalore when the duo had smacked a ferocious 100-run stand.
However, for Kings XI, KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal, who have been doing great throughout the tournament, failed to execute this time. Agarwal got run out while Rahul scored just 11 runs.
Nicholas Pooran smashes fastest fifty of IPL 2020
Kings XI Punjab’s Nicholas Pooran on Thursday smashed the fastest half-century of IPL 2020 as he reached the 50-run mark off just 17 balls.
Earlier, the previous fastest fifty in IPL 2020 was scored by Rajasthan Royals’ Sanju Samson, who had taken 19 balls to smash 50 runs. The 17-ball fifty by Nicholas Pooran is also the second-fastest half-century by a Kings XI Punjab’s batsman in IPL history.
Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh impressed Jumbo
The youngsters Ravi Bishnoi and Arshdeep Singh impressed coach Anil Kumble, also known as Jumbo, with their exceptional spell. Bishnoi, in his 3 overs, gave just 29 runs but bagged 3 wickets. On the other hand, Arshdeep bowled 4 overs and spared 33 runs claiming 2 wickets.