Sunday, 15 May 2016

Indian Premier League 2016 - 46th Match

15 May 2016

Indian Premier League 2016 - 46th Match
(Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad at Chandigarh)

Sunrisers all but through to playoffs

179/4 (20) 180/3 (19.4)
SRH won by 7 wickets
Photo © BCCI

Yuvraj Singh and Ben Cutting unleashed some brutal end-overs hitting to nail a chase of 180 in Mohali and all but seal Sunrisers Hyderabad's berth in the playoffs of IPL 2016. For their part, Kings XI Punjab became the second team after Rising Pune Supergiants to crash out of the tournament, despite a 56-ball 96 by Hashim Amla.

Yuvraj showcased his clean striking, with three fours and three massive sixes, in an unbeaten 42 off 24, while Ben Cutting - playing his first game for Sunrisers - chipped in with crucial monster hits of his own. Both batsmen ruthlessly tore into seamer Mohit Sharma in the 18th over, plundering 19 runs to bring the equation down to 20 required off the last two overs. Kings XI were clinging on as Sandeep Sharma conceded only three off the first three balls of the 19th, but Cutting slammed the fourth over the straight boundary to puncture the tension in the Sunrisers dugout. The chase was completed with seven wickets in hand and two balls to spare.

Sunrisers all but through to playoffs (espncricinfo):
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