Hyderabad, April 18: Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Kings XI Punjab by five runs in a 2017 Indian Premier League clash at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. Notably, Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Kings XI Punjab by a small margin of five runs. In another match, Kolkata Knight Riders beat Delhi Daredevils by 4 wickets.
Sent into bat, Sunrisers Hyderabad scored 159 for six with skipper David Warner hitting 70 off 54 balls at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. Naman Ojha contributed 34 off 20 balls. For Kings XI Punjab, Mohit Sharma and Axar Patel claimed two wickets each.
In reply, Punjab was bowled out for 154 in 19.4 overs. Manan Vohra, 95 off 50 balls brought the visitors within striking distance of pulling off an incredible win. But Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who returned excellent figures of 5 for 19, had trapped Vohra in the penultimate over of the match. Bhuvneshwar was declared Man of the Match.
In an another match in Delhi yesterday, two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders rode on Manish Pandey’s unbeaten match-winning half- century to beat Delhi Daredevils by four wickets. Asked to bowl, KKR first restricted Delhi Daredevils to 168 for eight and then chased down the target with one ball to spare, reaching 169 for six. Pandey steered the KKR chase with a 49-ball unbeaten 69, a knock that was laced with four boundaries and three sixes.
Besides Pandey, Yusuf Pathan made useful 59 off 39 deliveries with the help of six boundaries and two hits over the fence. For Delhi Daredevils, skipper Zaheer Khan (2/28) and Pat Cummins (2/39) impressed with the ball. In today's match, Gujarat Lions will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, from Rajkot. The match will begin at 8 PM.