Punjab Kings ended their marketing campaign on a profitable be aware, crushing an already demoralised Sunrisers Hyderabad by 5 wickets in an inconsequential closing IPL league match right here on Sunday. Batting first, Sunrisers Hyderabad managed solely 157 for 8 on a very good batting observe. Nevertheless it was by no means going to be sufficient as Liam Livingstone made mincemeat of a hapless SRH assault, scoring 49 not out off 22 balls, and in addition hitting the coveted a thousandth six of the event. Shikhar Dhawan (39 off 32 balls) and Jitesh Sharma (19 off 7 balls) additionally contributed handsomely to the group’s trigger because the chase was accomplished in simply 15.1 overs.
Punjab Kings, who have not made the play-offs since their closing look in 2014, completed sixth whereas the Sunrisers ended their high-spending IPL on eighth within the 10-team competitors.
For Livingstone, it was all about smashing massive sixes as soon as once more as he hit 5 in all, whereas Dhawan helped himself to 2 fours and two sixes.
It helped Dhawan to play his accumulating sport as Punjab maintained their philosophy of all out assault at the same time as Sunrisers dropped some sitters on the sector.
Worst was Washington Sundar’s blooper when Livingstine tried to hit Jagadeesha Suchit in opposition to the flip and provided a dolly at level.
There have been too many on-field bungles with Roamrio Shepherd’s fifteenth over going for 23 runs.
Earlier, Punjab Kings bowlers confirmed lots of self-discipline, proscribing SRH to 157 for 8 in 20 overs. Arshdeep Singh (0/25 in 4 overs) celebrated his maiden India call-up with one other parsimonious spell nevertheless it was his state group colleague Harpreet Brar (3/26 in 4 overs), who was the choose of the bowlers with wickets of Priyam Garg, Rahul Tripathi and Aiden Markram.
With 4 qualifiers already selected Saturday, there was little greater than tutorial curiosity left within the sport and the ‘Orange Military’ in reality appeared jaded and extra like going by means of the motions whereas batting earlier than sprucing up their scores within the closing few overs.
SRH’s greatest batter of the season, Abhishek Sharma (43 off 32 balls) as soon as once more received a begin however ought to have transformed it into a giant one which did not occur.
A solemn wanting Tripathi (20) did cross a private milestone of 400 runs for the season however disappointment of not making it to the nationwide group was writ massive in his physique language as he failed to attach the massive hits.
Brar did not do something extraordinary and stored it totally on the stumps, stifling the opposition batters for runs.
It was left to Romario Shepherd (26 not out off 15 balls) and Washington Sundar (25 off 19 balls) to take the Sunrisers previous the 150-run mark, as each of them used the lengthy deal with to good impact of their 58-run sixth-wicket partnership off solely 4.5 overs.
Actually, 50-plus runs got here within the final 4 overs as Nathan Ellis (3/40 in 4 overs) erred in size regardless of a few back-to-back wickets that he received within the discount.
Ellis did bowl a very good hat-trick supply which Bhuvneshwar Kumar averted solely to get run-out of the very subsequent supply.
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