Bairstow shines after Khaleel, Abhishek show to help SRH register nine-wicket win

Bairstow shines after Khaleel, Abhishek show to help SRH register nine-wicket win

Chennai: Taking up from Khaleel Ahmed and Abhishek Sharma’s medical show with the ball, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) opener Jonny Bairstow smashed a gutsy fifty to steer the David Warner-led aspect to a cushty nine-wicket win over Punjab Kings of their Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter right here on the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Wednesday.

A dominating bowling effort from Khaleel and Abhishek had helped SRH prohibit Punjab Kings to a paltry 120 in 19.four overs. In response, SRH (121/1) chased down the goal with eight balls to spare thanks to a superb batting efficiency by Bairstow that left Punjab Kings gasping for breath. David Warner and Bairstow (63*) began off the chase in complete style, taking SRH to 50 in model in six overs. Within the subsequent 4 overs, Warner slowed down a bit however Bairstow continued his onslaught and smashed well timed boundaries.

Whereas Warner did attempt to up the ante, Fabian Allen eliminated the SRH skipper within the 11th over to give Punjab Kings a glimmer of hope. However Bairstow and Kane Williamson did not enable Punjab Kings to capitalise because the duo stitched a 48-run partnership to take SRH over the road fairly comfortably within the 19th over.

Earlier, after opting to bat first, Punjab Kings bought off to unhealthy begin as they misplaced skipper KL Rahul within the fourth over. Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal then stitched a partnership however Khaleel Ahmed ended Mayank’s keep within the seventh over.

It triggered a middle-order collapse as Punjab Kings misplaced two extra wickets within the subsequent 10 balls. Deepak Hooda and Moises Henriques tried to revive Punjab’s innings, however with out a lot success as Abhishek despatched them again to see Punjab lose six wickets with simply 82 runs on board.

Shahrukh did handle to take Punjab previous the 100-run mark, however the right-handed batsman wasn’t in a position to convert it into the large one.

Khaleel eliminated Shahrukh off the primary ball of the 18th over to deny the Punjab Kings any likelihood of ending the innings on a excessive. Within the remaining two overs, Punjab Kings picked 10 runs to give SRH a 121-run goal.

Temporary Scores: Punjab Kings 120 (Shahrukh Khan 22, Mayank Agarwal 22; Khaleel Ahmed 3-21); SRH 121/1 (Jonny Bairstow 63*; Fabian Allen 1-22)