SunRisers Hyderabad virtually thought that is their night time after they took out three top-order KXIP batsmen inside the first seven over and 58 runs on board whereas organising a large 201 goal in match 22 of IPL 2020 in Dubai. Nonetheless, a swashbuckling 17-ball 50 by West Indian Nicholas Pooran meant that SRH have been shortly made to recollect the cliched adage ‘it is not over until it is over’.
The KXIP southpaw shot seven big sixes and a boundary to succeed in his 50 whereas the facet was again within the recreation, reaching 100 by the start of 11th over.
Pooran’s fifty got here at an important stage after KXIP regarded down and out after a shaky begin within the powerplay.
Chasing 201, KXIP have been off to a shaky begin with Mayank Agarwal (9 off 6) being run out on the non-strikers finish after a mix-up with skipper KL Rahul. Prabhsimran Singh (11 off eight) didn’t impress in his second IPL outing as Khaleel Ahmed ended his innings within the fourth over with mere 31 runs on the board.
Pooran then had a 28-run stand with skipper Rahul (11 off 16) with the previous scoring all of the runs within the partnership with 2 runs coming from the additional.
Rahul was at blame for throwing away his wicket with a sweep shot off Abhishek Sharma, who was already dealing with the warmth after being shot for 2 big sixes earlier within the over by Pooran.
He then had one other agressor partnership with Glenn Maxwell with the duo including 47-run for the wicket. Whereas hopes have been excessive from the Aussie to sew a match-winning stand with the in-form West Indian, Maxwell (7 off 12) was run out by Priyam Garg earlier than the Ouncescould push the throttle.