Match Over - Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 13 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Kings XI Punjab, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad
  • Referee: J Srinath
  • When: 26 Apr 2018, 16:30 SAST
  • Winner: Sunrisers Hyderabad
  • Man of the Match: AS Rajpoot


  • Umpire1: YC Barde
  • Umpire2: CK Nandan
  • Third Umpire: RJ Tucker



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Sunrisers Hyderabad



Overs: 19.2 / 20.0

Kings XI Punjab

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Ankit Rajpoot is the Man of the Match for his 5 for 14. "Everyone is practicing hard, everyone is working hard, it's not easy doing well in the IPL. The pitch had some help, so I just bowled full, and then used my variations, slower balls. It was just my day, so I got five wickets"

"We hadn't really played on surfaces where 180 was par. We want more from our batting unit, but often only 15-20 more. 145 would have been competitive here. But Kings XI bowled well to restrict us. Our bowlers fought hard, and though they ran away in the Powerplay, we knew our spinners could pull things back," Williamson says. "It's nice ot defend these totals, but we want to be smarter with the bat. It's not about getting 180 always, get 145, 155 and we can use our bowling to put them under pressure. The bowlers have been operated really smartly. And our fielding and energy is great. Fortunate with our bowling depth, with bowlers going out with injury but the back ups coming good. The guys have been fantastic, the way they've managed to fight, a lot of credit to the bowlers, the lengths they hit to get their wickets"

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11.35 pm You get 5 for 14, the best figures by an uncapped bowler in the IPL. And still end up on the losing team. Poor Ankit Rajpoot. He rain into Houdini tonight. Actually, Sunrisers Hyderabad are better than Houdini. For the second game in a row, they have defended a below par total, 118 against Mumbai Indians and 132 now, by knocking the stuffing out of two strong batting line-ups. Kings XI were 55 for 0 chasing 133. Then Rashid Khan bowled the ball of the tournament to KL Rahul, knocking over his off stump, Basil Thampi took out Chris Gayle and an almighty collapse ensued: 10 wickets for only 64 runs. Shakib Al Hasan picked up his 50th IPL wicket. Manish Pandey took a gun catch on the boundary, and also hit a painstaking, and now, a match-winning half-century. It is the fifth instance of a team losing after a bowler has taken five wickets for them - three of those have come against SRH

"It was a tough challenge for me after two bad games againts Chennai and Kings XI. The plan was to be positive. The coaching staff's support was amazing. They just told me to enjoy myself," Rashid Khan whose performance in In IPL 2018 is split thus: in wins (5): 7 wkts, 97 runs, eco 4.86. in losses (2): 2 wkts, 104 runs, eco 13.00, says. "Ready to bowl any time the skipper need. Either in the Poweprlay, middle or end. Bowling Rahul was, he's a class player, he's one of my favourites, and his wicket brought me a lot pleasure. The plan was to bowl wicket to wicket and vary the pace. Gives us confidence defending low totals, we can defend anything. They guys did a very good job in the fielding department as well and hopefully we can keep this up. We need few more runs, but the wicket we have seen in the last two games was totally different and that score was the best score here"

"From where we were, we should have put this game away. It's disappointing. It was not the greatest of wickets, the ball stuck in it," Ashwin says, "It can happen in this format, we';ve been on a roll, but these kinds of things happen. We let ourselves down in the field as well, we could have been chasing 20-25 runs. Always difficult to catch under lights, but there are no excuses. We are professionals, we have to work harder to get back in. Seven days off, looking at the loss, it's probably a good thing. Rashid bowled very well, you have to expect it from him and on a wicket like this, he is a handful"

19.2Basil Thampi to AS Rajpoot, OUT, No run, Base of middle Thampi seals the game! The simplest way to knock over the tailender. Go full, go straight, watch him flop around like mad and knock the stumps over. Rajpoot goes for the scoop, so he probably expected the fuller ball, just couldn't come out the right side of the gamble.
19.1Basil Thampi to Mujeeb Ur Rahman, LEG BYES, 1 run, goes for the inswinging yorker at 141 kph, Mujeeb clears the front leg to heave it through midwicket. Gets struck on the back pad and pinches a run to point.
End of over 19. 8 runs this over. 118/9 after 114 balls.
AS Rajpoot 8 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) S Kaul 4-0-25-0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman 10 (4b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Kings XI need 15 off the last over, with one wicket in hand. Basil Thampi will bowl it. Williamson and Pandey are in conversation about the field. Midwicket, long-on, long-off and sweeper cover are back on the boundary. Fine leg as well.

End of over 18. 10 runs this over. 110/9 after 108 balls.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman 8 (2b 2x4 0x6 ) Rashid Khan 4-0-19-3
AS Rajpoot 3 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Kings XI need 23 off 12 with one wicket left

End of over 17. 3 runs this over. 100/8 after 102 balls.
AS Rajpoot 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) S Kaul 3-0-18-0
R Ashwin 4 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Pradeep D: "oh oh ho, Saha is doing a Dhoni not Ashwin"

Aniket Shukla: "Imagine guys, Ashwin doing a Dhoni Here!!"

SIjan Bhattarai: "Kane WIllaiamson has brought all his captaining NZ experience to Sunrisers Hyberbad and done an excellent captaincy! They have the bowlers but he is making proper use of all of then ! His team now just need a relaible one middle order batsman then boom boom SRH!"

End of over 16. 6 runs this over. 97/7 after 96 balls.
BB Sran 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) Sandeep Sharma 4-0-17-2
R Ashwin 3 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Kings XI have lost seven wickets for only 41 runs. And now they need 37 off 25 balls, with only three wickets in hand.

End of over 15. 9 runs this over. 91/5 after 90 balls.
R Ashwin 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) Shakib Al Hasan 3-0-18-2
MK Tiwary 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 14. 2 runs this over. 82/4 after 84 balls.
MK Tiwary 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) Rashid Khan 3-0-9-2
AJ Finch 2 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 3 runs this over. 80/3 after 78 balls.
KK Nair 12 (14b 0x4 0x6 ) Shakib Al Hasan 2-0-9-1
AJ Finch 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 12. 4 runs this over. 77/2 after 72 balls.
KK Nair 10 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) Rashid Khan 2-0-7-1
MA Agarwal 12 (14b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 6 runs this over. 73/2 after 66 balls.
KK Nair 8 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) S Kaul 2-0-15-0
MA Agarwal 10 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 6 runs this over. 67/2 after 60 balls.
KK Nair 6 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) Shakib Al Hasan 1-0-6-0
MA Agarwal 6 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9. 5 runs this over. 61/2 after 54 balls.
KK Nair 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) Basil Thampi 2-0-14-1
MA Agarwal 5 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more

YoKo: "If Rashid Khan is Mo Salah then Kohli is the Ronaldo, hardworking, determined and fitness freak and Steve Smith the Messi"

End of over 8. 3 runs this over. 56/1 after 48 balls.
MA Agarwal 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) Rashid Khan 1-0-3-1
CH Gayle 23 (21b 1x4 2x6 ) more

Akeel: "KXIP must just play out the rest of Rashid khan's 3 overs and try not to give wickets to him, if they are to win this game smoothly."

Vigs: "Rashid Khan = Mo Salah of cricket? From an underdogs national team who as an individual are the best at their skill."

End of over 7. 9 runs this over. 53/0 after 42 balls.
CH Gayle 22 (19b 1x4 2x6 ) Basil Thampi 1-0-9-0
KL Rahul 31 (23b 4x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 6. 9 runs this over. 44/0 after 36 balls.
CH Gayle 15 (15b 1x4 1x6 ) S Kaul 1-0-9-0
KL Rahul 29 (21b 4x4 1x6 ) more

Saurabh: "This was a good strategic call by KW as Nabi and Sandeep both were expected to trouble Gayle. And they did do that but only problem was Rahul is in form as well!"

End of over 5. 5 runs this over. 35/0 after 30 balls.
CH Gayle 11 (13b 0x4 1x6 ) Sandeep Sharma 3-0-11-0
KL Rahul 24 (17b 3x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 4. 16 runs this over. 30/0 after 24 balls.
KL Rahul 19 (12b 2x4 1x6 ) Mohammad Nabi 2-0-24-0
CH Gayle 11 (12b 0x4 1x6 ) more

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End of over 3. 4 runs this over. 14/0 after 18 balls.
CH Gayle 10 (10b 0x4 1x6 ) Sandeep Sharma 2-0-6-0
KL Rahul 4 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Kiran Thammanen: "I still remember how ordinary Rahul was when he was first picked in IPL by SRH. Probably the most transformed player in recent years."

End of over 2. 8 runs this over. 10/0 after 12 balls.
CH Gayle 8 (8b 0x4 1x6 ) Mohammad Nabi 1-0-8-0
KL Rahul 2 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 2 runs this over. 2/0 after 6 balls.
CH Gayle 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) Sandeep Sharma 1-0-2-0
KL Rahul 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more

SD: "While he typically feasts on medium pace, Gayle tends to underperform when given surfaces like these. He struggles with foot movement and timing. I would love to see him overcome those challenges today, but I am not too sure he will. Then again, with Gayle, you keep getting proved wrong!"

KL RahulB Rashid Khan322641123.08
CH GayleC Basil Thampi B Basil Thampi232212104.55
MA AgarwalC MK Pandey B Shakib Al Hasan12150080
KK NairLBW Rashid Khan13170076.47
AJ FinchC MK Pandey B Shakib Al Hasan8401200
MK TiwaryC KS Williamson B Sandeep Sharma150020
R AshwinC KS Williamson B Rashid Khan460066.67
AJ TyeLBW Sandeep Sharma4210200
BB SranRun out WP Saha 250040
AS RajpootB Basil Thampi891088.89
Mujeeb Ur Rahmannot out 10520200
Total 119/10
Sandeep Sharma4.001724.25
Mohammad Nabi2.0024012
S Kaul4.002506.25
Basil Thampi2.201426
Rashid Khan4.001934.75
Shakib Al Hasan3.001826