SRH’s edge-of-the-seat victory against PBKS

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) got the final laugh after they beat Punjab Kings (PBKS) by just 2 runs.  

Sunrisers posted 182/9 in 20 overs and Kings posted 180/6 in 20 overs. 

Both the teams got victory in their last encounter. Punjab got the victory against Gujarat in a thrilling finish while Hyderabad got away Chennai by 6 wickets. 

Punjab after winning the toss goes for bowling. 

At the start Hyderabad lost their 4 wickets in just 64 runs and looked completely back foot. But Nitish Reddy took his time and scored his maiden half-century after scoring 64 runs in 37 balls. Reddy started slow as he got 14 runs in 18 balls and then he showed his power in the remaining balls he played. He hit 4 fours and 5 sixes in his knock.  

Abdul Samad also helped him and both of them added crucial 50 runs for the 6th wicket. Samad added 25 runs in 12 balls. 

Arshdeep Singh bowled brilliantly and got 4 wickets by giving away only 29 runs in his 4 overs. Sam Curran and Harshal Patel got 2 wickets each while Kagiso Rabada ended with 1 wicket. 

In the chase, Kings struggled very much as they were not able to build big partnerships. At one point of time they lost 3 wickets by adding only 20 runs to the board. 

But again Shashank Singh and Ashutosh Sharma tried to pull up the things for the team. They added 66 runs in just 27 balls for the 7th wicket. But unfortunately they failed to get par the targeted score by just 2 runs. Shashank scored unbeaten 46 runs in 25 balls in which 6 fours and a six was included while Ashutosh scored 33 runs in 15 balls and hit 3 fours and 2 sixes.  

Bhuvneshwar Kumar got 2 wickets while Pat Cummins, Nitish Reddy, T Natarajan and Jaydev Unadkat got 1 wicket each. 

Nitish Reddy, SRH, Player of the Match

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