Sunrisers Hyderabad lost their first match in the VIVO IPL 2018 to Kings XI Punjab by 15 runs. With the win over SRH, KXIP consolidated their position in the top three of Vivo IPL points table
Sunrisers Hyderabad lost their first match to Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2018) by 15 runs in pursuit of 194. KXIP kept it tight and did not let SRH batsmen score runs. Earlier, Gayle scored the first ton of the IPL 2018. With the win over Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kings XI Punjab consolidated their position in the top three of VIVO IPL Points table.
Sunrisers Hyderabad had a bad start to their innings as opener Shikhar Dhawan was retired hurt after being hit on the elbow in the first over. After that Wriddhaman Saha was dismissed cheaply and Yusuf Pathan followed him soon after. Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) has been chasing 194 runs, thanks to Chris Gayle’s brilliant century.
Powered by Chris Gayle 100, Kings XI Punjab made 193-3 from 20 overs. Gayle hit massive sixes and four all around the ground and smashed Rashid Khan for four consecutive sixes. He was helped by all the other batsmen who came in. The run rate of Kings XI Punjab maintained the run-rate throughout their innings. Chris Gayle smashed one four and 11 sixes. He remained not out through the innings.
Sunrisers Hyderabad innings update: Over by over
Over 1: Saha and Dhawan to open for SRH. Sran to bowl the first over. The first ball went for wide down the leg side. no run. Second dot ball, another dot ball. Single of the 4th ball. Sran to Dhawan awkward bounce hit Dhawan’s elbow. Another dot ball as Dhawan retired hurt. Kane Williamson to replace Dhawan. Sran to Williamson for no run. SRH 2/0
Over 2: Mohit Sharma to Saha, single of the first ball. Classic cover drive by Williamson for 4. Williamson took 3 runs from the mid-wicket region, good running between the wicket. Runs leaking as the 4th ball hit for four in the fine leg region.