Saturday, 23 April 2016

Indian Premier League 2016 - 18th Match

23 Apr 2016

Indian Premier League 2016 - 18th Match
(Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab at Hyderabad)

Mustafizur, Warner hand Sunrisers comfortable win

143/6 (20) 146/5 (17.5)
SRH won by 5 wickets
Photo © BCCI

Mustafizur Rahman and David Warner produced clinical performances to pave the way for Sunrisers Hyderabad's thumping five-wicket win against Kings XI Punjab in Hyderabad. Mustafizur executed his offcutters and yorkers again to return figures of 2 for 9 - the most economical numbers of the season - as Kings XI were restricted to 143. Warner then blasted his third consecutive fifty, off just 23 balls, to effectively finish the game. Sunrisers' third win of the season pushed them to third spot on the points table, while Kings XI were left languishing at the bottom with just one win in five games.

The tone for Kings XI was set by an outswinger from Bhuvneshwar Kumar that took M Vijay's outside edge in the third over. Manan Vohra then stabilised the innings with a flurry of boundaries, including an exquisitely-timed drive over cover for six. Just when it looked like the batsmen were wrestling back the momentum, Vohra pushed one to cover and set off for a non-existent single. Shikhar Dhawan hit the stumps and Vohra made his crease at the batsman's end, but his bat bounced up after a full-length dive.

Mustafizur, Warner hand Sunrisers comfortable win (espncricinfo):
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