IPL 2018, SRH vs KXIP, Match 25: KXIP Fails To Take The Game Home, SRH Win By 13 Runs

IPL 2018, SRH vs KXIP: The Sunrisers Hyderabad perfectly tackled the hard-hitting Kings XI Punjab batsmen and won the game by 13 runs

The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) seemed to have mastered the art of chasing low score in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018. Like their previous game, failed to perform with the bat and added just 132 runs after losing 6 wickets. But the way their bowlers overpowered the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)batsmen was phenomenal. AFtfer a good bowling show, the KXIP batsmen gave a decent start but after the dismissal of Gayle and KL Rahul, the rest of the team couldn’t sustained the pressure and fell 13 runs short to take the game home.

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23:30 IST It’s over for the KXIP. SRH has done it again. They successfully saved a low total and have gained 2 more points by beating Punjab by 13 runs.

23:05 IST More trouble for the guests tonight. After a phenomenal bowling performance, the KXIP batsmen are getting clogged in the webs spun by the SRH bowlers. 5 down, KXIP need 41 to win from 27 balls.

22:55 IST The game seems to be going in SRH’s favour. The KXIP are 4 wickets down while the rest of the batsmen are in trouble scoring runs.

22:45 IST The Orange Army is putting all their efforts to pull out a victory in this game. The bowlers have been successful to remove the furious opening pair of Rahul and Gayle. Will they able to make a comeback?

22:30 IST Sad news for the KXIP fans. We are sorry to inform that Chris Gayle is dismissed by Basil Thampi. For the first time in this tournament, he lost his wicket before scoring a fifty.

22:15 IST KXIP is off to a steady start while Gayle has other plans. While Rahul is dealing in boundaries, the Universe Boss has sent the bowl out of the park twice. The fans are going gaga but they want more!

22:05 IST Both the KXIP openers are off the mark and the way at hey are getting runs through boundaries is an example of clever batting. The fans are simply loving it.

21:55 IST KL Rahul and Universe Boss open the inning and the KXIP fans are expecting another Gayle Storm here. And guess what, the first six of the 2nd innings comes off Gayle’s bat.

21:35 IST Here comes the first five-wicket haul of this season. Ankit Rajpoot struck twice in the last over and restricted SRH at 132/6. KXIP need 133 to win!

21:25 IST Finally, Pandey turns out to be the saviour. Smashes an amazing 50 and still fighting to gt a good total.

21:15 IST Though the KXIP have bowled really well tonight but they are unable to get rid of their poor fielding, especially, dropping catches. 4 catches dropped in this entire game so far!

21:05 IST Manish Pandey has finally decided to play some big shots and was lucky enough that he didn’t get caught near the boundary by Rajpoot.

20:55 IST After the early blows, the SRH fans seem to be getting bored. The way Manish Pandey and Shakib Al Hasan is frustrating the fans and they are worried now.

20:45 IST Apart from threatening the SRH batsmen, some of the KXIP players are up to something unique on the ground. While Universe Boss puts on the wicketkeeping gloves and takes the position, Manoj Tiwary’s bowling action has put other bowlers in doubt!

20:35 IST What is a No-Ball? Something which spoils the mood. Indeed it is. The KXIP had another wicket, Shakib Al Hasan this time but a no-ball gave the Bangladeshi all-rounder another life.

20:25 IST Missing this game will be a big loss in your lives because Rajpoot is on fire. In last game, he plucked 2 scalps and today he went past his previous stats. Top 3 batsmen have been dismissed by this young speedster. After skipper Williamson and Dhawan, he hunted Wriddhiman Saha down.

20:15 IST Rajpoot strikes again. After Williamson, Dhawan becomes his second victim and now, SRH i 2 down in the powerplay. But wait, it seems heat of the moment is all over Ankit’s head right now. That was not good send off to Dhawan from this young lad.

20:05 IST The KXIP has got the hold on the game right in the beginning. Huge blow to the SRH after skipper Kane Williamson lost his wicket to Ankit Rajpoot right in the first over. All responsibilities on Shikhar ‘Gabbar’ Dhawan to give the desired start.

19:55 IST For the first time in this season, KXIP star batsman Yuvraj Singh got dropped from the team and his absence makes space for Manoj Tiwary.

19:35 IST Here’s the playing XI of both the sides:

SRH: Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson(c), Wriddhiman Saha(w), Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Basil Thampi, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma

KXIP: Lokesh Rahul(w), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Aaron Finch, Manoj Tiwary, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Andrew Tye, Barinder Sran, Ankit Rajpoot, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

19:30 IST R Ashwin has won the toss and KXIP will chase tonight.

19:25 IST In KXIp’s last game against the Delhi Daredevils, Gayle was benched while the fans were left heartbroken. Today they are wishing to see the Universe Boss again.

19:10 IST Captain Kane is busy in the eleventh-hour preps while the fans are eagerly waiting for the game.

19:05 IST Last time when these two teams played, Chris Gayle scored a magnificent ton and took apart the SRH bowling. That was in Punjab and tonight the clash is in Hyderabad. Can the orange Army turn the table against the King of North and his men?