IPL 2021, SRH vs PBKS LIVE UPDATES: Punjab wins by 5 runs

IPL 2021, SRH vs PBKS LIVE UPDATES: Commentary, result, scorecard, winner-ayh

11:11 PM IST

PBKS wins by 5 runs

PBKS pulls off a thriller of the final ball, as it wins by five runs. Holder fought until the end, but fell short, as Ellis held his nerves in the final over. Read full report here....

OUT! Saha run out (Arshdeep Singh/Ravi Bishnoi) 31 (37), Rashid c and b Arshdeep 3 (4). SRH 120/7 (20). Batting: Jason Holder 47 (29), Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3 (4).

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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10:43 PM IST

Jadhav and Samad depart, Holder comes on with a mission

Two more setbacks, as Jadhav and Samad have gone for cheap, as Bishnoi has had a day. However, it seems like Holder has arrived with a mission to get the job done, having slammed three sixes already so far. 35 needed off 24.

OUT! Jadhav b Bishnoi 12 (12), Samad c Gayle b Bishnoi 1 (2). SRH 91/5 (16). Batting: Wriddhiman Saha 30 (36), Jason Holder 27 (14).

10:23 PM IST

Saha keeps SRH's ship sailing

Saha keeps SRH's ship sailing along with Jadhav. However, it needs to keep the runs coming. And, with wickets falling, the pressure keeps mounting. Nice job so far by the PBKs bowlers, with the spinners adding more pressure. 72 needed off 48.

SRH 56/3 (12). Batting: Wriddhiman Saha 25 (30), Kedar Jadhav 12 (10).

10:11 PM IST

Pandey departs for 13

Just when it seemed SRH was going steady, Bishnoi gets rid of Pandey for 13 after knocking him over. SRH can still get the job done, with 87 needed off 66, but needs partnerships.

OUT! Pandey b Bishnoi 13 (23). SRH 39/3 (9). Batting: Wriddhiman Saha 18 (19), Kedar Jadhav 3 (3).

9:57 PM IST

Saha and Pandey stabilise SRH at Powerplay

No further harm done to SRH in the next three, but the pressure is surely upon it. PBKS continues to bowl at the right length, as SRH needs 106 off 84.

SRH 20/2 (6). Batting: Wriddhiman Saha 11 (13), Manish Pandey 6 (14).

9:41 PM IST

SRH off to jittery start

SRH is off to a shaky start as well, as it has lost Warner and Williamson within the opening three overs. Nothing seems to be going SRH's way so far.

OUT! Warner c Rahul b Shami 2 (3), Williamson b Shami 1 (6). SRH 10/2 (3). Batting: Wriddhiman Saha 7 (5), Manish Pandey 0 (4).

9:07 PM IST

Punjab score 25 off the last 3 overs

Punjab score 25 off the last 3 overs.

They end their innings at 125 for 7.

Hyderabad needs 126 off their 20 overs.

8:56 PM IST

Punjab crawl to 100

Punjab crawl to 100 at the end of 17 overs.

How many can Punjab score in the last three?

 

 

8:49 PM IST

Substitute Stunner!

Wicket!

Punjab's woes continue to grow as their wickets continue to fall.

Jason holder returns for another spell and straightway picks up his third wicket of the match.

Hooda tries to play Holder over cover; J Suchith plucks the ball out of the air.

8:38 PM IST

Bowling change gets a wicket

Even as wickets keep tumbling around him, Markram keeps the scoreboard ticking.

Markram drives the second delivery of Khaleel Ahmed's third over to the boundary. 

Punjab is going at six runs an over, but they would certainly need more with six overs to go.

Williamson throws the ball to Abdul Samad to bowl the 15th over, and doesn't disappoint his captain.

A full-toss delivery from Samad is mistimed by Makram, and the ball goes straight down to long off. Markram out for 27. Punjab are 93 for 5

8:29 PM IST

Sandeep takes a blinder, Pooran dismissed

Out!

Sandeep Sharma sends Nicholas Pooran packing to the pavilion a ball after the latter dispatched him for a six over deep midwicket.

Stunning return catch. The knuckle-ball is doing wonders for Sandeep. 

Punjab 68 for 4 after 12 overs

8:23 PM IST

Rashid Khan gets Gayle

Full delivery from Rashid Khan slams into Gayle's pads.

It looked like a goner even without the replay.

Yet, Gayle goes for a review.

Watching the replay, Gayle starts walking back to the hut.

DRS shows the ball hitting the top of the stumps. The review is retained, Gayle has to go. Punjab in trouble at 58 for 3 

8:17 PM IST

Gayle scores his first boundary

Kumble was seen having word with Gayle and Markram during the strategic time out at the end of the ninth over.

Time-out over, and Gayle scores his first boundary of a straight drive.

The longer Gayle stays at the pitch, the bigger the threat he would be for Hyderabad.

The runs are beginning to come once again for Punjab. But they would need to pick up the scoring rate. The last 5 overs have produced just 28 runs.

8:07 PM IST

Gayle storm yet to hit

Six runs off 10 balls -- for how long will Gayle keep knocking the ball around?

Markram, meanwhile, is trying to push the scoring rate.

In the ninth over, Markram slog-sweeps a flighted delivery from Rashid Khan to the boundary.

At the end of nine over, Punjab reach 45 for 2

 

7:59 PM IST

Warner drops one!

Hyderabad captain Williamson makes a bowling change with Chris Gayle at the crease; replaces Bhuvaneshwar with Sandeep Sharma.

So far, Hyderabad bowlers have managed to keep Gayle quiet. 29 for 2 at the end of six overs.

Scoring has dried up in the last couple of overs.

Hyderabad bowlers seem to be bowling to a plan at Markram and Gayle, mixing up pace and length.

Over 7, Markram mistimes a slower delivery, tries to clear the inner circle. Warner covers the ground running back, but fails to hold to the catch.   

7:54 PM IST

Holder's double blow!

Out!

Punjab suffers a double blow. Mayank is caught at mid-off by Kane Williamson off the bowling of Jason Holder.

Holder has sent back both the openers.

27 for the loss of 2 wickets. Punjab will feel the heat now.

7:51 PM IST

Gayle off the mark

Chris Gayle gets going. Gets off the strike with a single.

Jason Holder is bowling a tight line.  

7:49 PM IST

KL Rahul back in the pavilion

Out! 

KL Rahul holes out to Jason Holder at mid-wicket, trying to take advantage of field restrictions.

Early blow for Punjab.

 

7:42 PM IST

Rahul completes 400 runs in this IPL season

Rahul edges one to the boundary. Lucky there was no first slip.

Hyderabad bowlers have been probing away while Punjab is looking to break free.

And they manage to do that in the fourth over. Rahul walks across the stumps, plays an unorthodox shot off Bhuvaneshwar. Punjab are 26 for no loss. 

Meanwhile, Rahul has completed 400 runs in this season of the IPL.

  

7:35 PM IST

Punjab get going

Punjab started off in a sedate manner in this must-win match. Punjab are 3 for no loss at the end of the first over.

Over number 2 being bowled by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar. 

First boundary of the match comes off the bat of KL Rahul who flashes hard at a delivery outside the off-stump.

The scoring rate has picked up. 14 for no loss at the end of 2 overs.

7:29 PM IST

All set for a blockbuster evening

KL Rahul takes guard with Mayank Agarwal at the non-striker's end.

Sandeep to ball the first over for Hyderabad,

7:27 PM IST

Delhi beats Rajasthan by 33 runs

In case, you haven't already come to know, Delhi has beaten Rajasthan in the first of two double-headers. 

Chasing a 154 set by the Delhi team, the opponents could manage just 121 in their allotted 20 overs.

Brief scores:

Delhi: 154/6
Rajasthan: 121/6

7:20 PM IST

Hyderabad Vs Punjab: The Playing XI

Here is the playing XI for Hyderabad: David Warner, Wriddhiman Saha, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Kedar Jadhav, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma and Khaleel Ahmed

Here is the playing XI for Punjab: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Harpreet Brar, Arshdeep Singh and Nathan Ellis 
 

7:17 PM IST

Why the 'Universe Boss' is key for Punjab

Chris Gayle has played 8 innings in this edition of the IPL. 

He has scored a total of 178 runs at a strike rate of 134

7:08 PM IST

'Universe Boss' Chris Gayle is back

Hyderabad is fielding an unchanged team. 

Punjab have made four changes. 'Universe Boss' Chris Gayle is back. And so are Ravi Bishnoi  and Nathan Ellis

7:01 PM IST

SRH opts to field

Toss: SRH opts to field.

Kane Williamson: We are going to have a bowl. Chances of dew coming in later on, and it's a small ground. We will try to restrict them to a low score. It's about staying tight together and making minor adjustments. It's essential to keep coming up with that energy, and at times, it's easy to reflect on past performances where we have done better, but we need to play with that freedom. We are playing the same team.

KL Rahul: I was unsure of what to do. That game can either make you go deflating or go fearless. Everyone is keen to get ut there and turn this around. We have three changes. Fabien Allen, Porel and Adil Rashid are out. Ellis, Gayle and Ravi Bishnoi are back in the team. When you are at the bottom of the table, you are still trying to figure out your best eleven. With Chris, it gives Mayank and me a lot of breathing space at the top. Chris has consistently delivered for us, and we hope he can do that again for us today.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Playing XI
SRH:
David Warner, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma and Khaleel Ahmed.
PBKS: KL Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Harpreet Brar, Arshdeep Singh and Nathan Ellis.

6:38 PM IST

Quick preview

Hello and welcome to Asianet Newsable's live coverage of Match 37 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 between former champion Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Punjab Kings (PBKS) at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. It happens to be a virtual knock, with a must-win tie for SRH.

SRH is presently placed at the bottom of the table, winning just a game from its eight matches. On the other hand, PBKS is just a place above, having won three from nine.

"

SRH pacer T Natarajan remains isolated for having tested COVID positive, along with his teammate Vijay Shankar. There have been 17 matches between the two, with SRH having a lead of 12-5. They have clashed thrice in UAE, as PBKS has an authority of 2-1; while playing once in Sharjah, PBKS had the upper hand.

LIVE SCORECARD: IPL 2021- SRH vs PBKS

"

The weather in Sharjah is expected to be scorching like the desert. The temperature is around 38 degrees, with 49% humidity. The pitch is generally flat but became slow as the game progressed last night. The shorter boundaries should aid the batsmen, as winning the toss and batting first should help.

Probable XI
SRH:
Kane Williamson (c), Jason Roy, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav/Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed and Sandeep Sharma.
PBKS: KL Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi and Arshdeep Singh.

11:47 PM IST:

PBKS pulls off a thriller of the final ball, as it wins by five runs. Holder fought until the end, but fell short, as Ellis held his nerves in the final over. Read full report here....

OUT! Saha run out (Arshdeep Singh/Ravi Bishnoi) 31 (37), Rashid c and b Arshdeep 3 (4). SRH 120/7 (20). Batting: Jason Holder 47 (29), Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3 (4).

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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10:45 PM IST:

Two more setbacks, as Jadhav and Samad have gone for cheap, as Bishnoi has had a day. However, it seems like Holder has arrived with a mission to get the job done, having slammed three sixes already so far. 35 needed off 24.

OUT! Jadhav b Bishnoi 12 (12), Samad c Gayle b Bishnoi 1 (2). SRH 91/5 (16). Batting: Wriddhiman Saha 30 (36), Jason Holder 27 (14).

10:24 PM IST:

Saha keeps SRH's ship sailing along with Jadhav. However, it needs to keep the runs coming. And, with wickets falling, the pressure keeps mounting. Nice job so far by the PBKs bowlers, with the spinners adding more pressure. 72 needed off 48.

SRH 56/3 (12). Batting: Wriddhiman Saha 25 (30), Kedar Jadhav 12 (10).

10:11 PM IST:

Just when it seemed SRH was going steady, Bishnoi gets rid of Pandey for 13 after knocking him over. SRH can still get the job done, with 87 needed off 66, but needs partnerships.

OUT! Pandey b Bishnoi 13 (23). SRH 39/3 (9). Batting: Wriddhiman Saha 18 (19), Kedar Jadhav 3 (3).

9:57 PM IST:

No further harm done to SRH in the next three, but the pressure is surely upon it. PBKS continues to bowl at the right length, as SRH needs 106 off 84.

SRH 20/2 (6). Batting: Wriddhiman Saha 11 (13), Manish Pandey 6 (14).

9:43 PM IST:

SRH is off to a shaky start as well, as it has lost Warner and Williamson within the opening three overs. Nothing seems to be going SRH's way so far.

OUT! Warner c Rahul b Shami 2 (3), Williamson b Shami 1 (6). SRH 10/2 (3). Batting: Wriddhiman Saha 7 (5), Manish Pandey 0 (4).

9:10 PM IST:

Punjab score 25 off the last 3 overs.

They end their innings at 125 for 7.

Hyderabad needs 126 off their 20 overs.

9:06 PM IST:

Punjab crawl to 100 at the end of 17 overs.

How many can Punjab score in the last three?

 

 

8:54 PM IST:

Wicket!

Punjab's woes continue to grow as their wickets continue to fall.

Jason holder returns for another spell and straightway picks up his third wicket of the match.

Hooda tries to play Holder over cover; J Suchith plucks the ball out of the air.

8:47 PM IST:

Even as wickets keep tumbling around him, Markram keeps the scoreboard ticking.

Markram drives the second delivery of Khaleel Ahmed's third over to the boundary. 

Punjab is going at six runs an over, but they would certainly need more with six overs to go.

Williamson throws the ball to Abdul Samad to bowl the 15th over, and doesn't disappoint his captain.

A full-toss delivery from Samad is mistimed by Makram, and the ball goes straight down to long off. Markram out for 27. Punjab are 93 for 5

8:33 PM IST:

Out!

Sandeep Sharma sends Nicholas Pooran packing to the pavilion a ball after the latter dispatched him for a six over deep midwicket.

Stunning return catch. The knuckle-ball is doing wonders for Sandeep. 

Punjab 68 for 4 after 12 overs

8:27 PM IST:

Full delivery from Rashid Khan slams into Gayle's pads.

It looked like a goner even without the replay.

Yet, Gayle goes for a review.

Watching the replay, Gayle starts walking back to the hut.

DRS shows the ball hitting the top of the stumps. The review is retained, Gayle has to go. Punjab in trouble at 58 for 3 

8:21 PM IST:

Kumble was seen having word with Gayle and Markram during the strategic time out at the end of the ninth over.

Time-out over, and Gayle scores his first boundary of a straight drive.

The longer Gayle stays at the pitch, the bigger the threat he would be for Hyderabad.

The runs are beginning to come once again for Punjab. But they would need to pick up the scoring rate. The last 5 overs have produced just 28 runs.

8:16 PM IST:

Six runs off 10 balls -- for how long will Gayle keep knocking the ball around?

Markram, meanwhile, is trying to push the scoring rate.

In the ninth over, Markram slog-sweeps a flighted delivery from Rashid Khan to the boundary.

At the end of nine over, Punjab reach 45 for 2

 

8:05 PM IST:

Hyderabad captain Williamson makes a bowling change with Chris Gayle at the crease; replaces Bhuvaneshwar with Sandeep Sharma.

So far, Hyderabad bowlers have managed to keep Gayle quiet. 29 for 2 at the end of six overs.

Scoring has dried up in the last couple of overs.

Hyderabad bowlers seem to be bowling to a plan at Markram and Gayle, mixing up pace and length.

Over 7, Markram mistimes a slower delivery, tries to clear the inner circle. Warner covers the ground running back, but fails to hold to the catch.   

7:58 PM IST:

Out!

Punjab suffers a double blow. Mayank is caught at mid-off by Kane Williamson off the bowling of Jason Holder.

Holder has sent back both the openers.

27 for the loss of 2 wickets. Punjab will feel the heat now.

7:54 PM IST:

Chris Gayle gets going. Gets off the strike with a single.

Jason Holder is bowling a tight line.  

7:50 PM IST:

Out! 

KL Rahul holes out to Jason Holder at mid-wicket, trying to take advantage of field restrictions.

Early blow for Punjab.

 

7:49 PM IST:

Rahul edges one to the boundary. Lucky there was no first slip.

Hyderabad bowlers have been probing away while Punjab is looking to break free.

And they manage to do that in the fourth over. Rahul walks across the stumps, plays an unorthodox shot off Bhuvaneshwar. Punjab are 26 for no loss. 

Meanwhile, Rahul has completed 400 runs in this season of the IPL.

  

7:41 PM IST:

Punjab started off in a sedate manner in this must-win match. Punjab are 3 for no loss at the end of the first over.

Over number 2 being bowled by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar. 

First boundary of the match comes off the bat of KL Rahul who flashes hard at a delivery outside the off-stump.

The scoring rate has picked up. 14 for no loss at the end of 2 overs.

7:31 PM IST:

KL Rahul takes guard with Mayank Agarwal at the non-striker's end.

Sandeep to ball the first over for Hyderabad,

7:27 PM IST:

In case, you haven't already come to know, Delhi has beaten Rajasthan in the first of two double-headers. 

Chasing a 154 set by the Delhi team, the opponents could manage just 121 in their allotted 20 overs.

Brief scores:

Delhi: 154/6
Rajasthan: 121/6

7:21 PM IST:

Here is the playing XI for Hyderabad: David Warner, Wriddhiman Saha, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Kedar Jadhav, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma and Khaleel Ahmed

Here is the playing XI for Punjab: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Harpreet Brar, Arshdeep Singh and Nathan Ellis 
 

7:18 PM IST:

Chris Gayle has played 8 innings in this edition of the IPL. 

He has scored a total of 178 runs at a strike rate of 134

7:13 PM IST:

Hyderabad is fielding an unchanged team. 

Punjab have made four changes. 'Universe Boss' Chris Gayle is back. And so are Ravi Bishnoi  and Nathan Ellis

7:12 PM IST:

Toss: SRH opts to field.

Kane Williamson: We are going to have a bowl. Chances of dew coming in later on, and it's a small ground. We will try to restrict them to a low score. It's about staying tight together and making minor adjustments. It's essential to keep coming up with that energy, and at times, it's easy to reflect on past performances where we have done better, but we need to play with that freedom. We are playing the same team.

KL Rahul: I was unsure of what to do. That game can either make you go deflating or go fearless. Everyone is keen to get ut there and turn this around. We have three changes. Fabien Allen, Porel and Adil Rashid are out. Ellis, Gayle and Ravi Bishnoi are back in the team. When you are at the bottom of the table, you are still trying to figure out your best eleven. With Chris, it gives Mayank and me a lot of breathing space at the top. Chris has consistently delivered for us, and we hope he can do that again for us today.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Playing XI
SRH:
David Warner, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma and Khaleel Ahmed.
PBKS: KL Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Harpreet Brar, Arshdeep Singh and Nathan Ellis.

6:38 PM IST:

Hello and welcome to Asianet Newsable's live coverage of Match 37 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 between former champion Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Punjab Kings (PBKS) at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. It happens to be a virtual knock, with a must-win tie for SRH.

SRH is presently placed at the bottom of the table, winning just a game from its eight matches. On the other hand, PBKS is just a place above, having won three from nine.

"

SRH pacer T Natarajan remains isolated for having tested COVID positive, along with his teammate Vijay Shankar. There have been 17 matches between the two, with SRH having a lead of 12-5. They have clashed thrice in UAE, as PBKS has an authority of 2-1; while playing once in Sharjah, PBKS had the upper hand.

LIVE SCORECARD: IPL 2021- SRH vs PBKS

"

The weather in Sharjah is expected to be scorching like the desert. The temperature is around 38 degrees, with 49% humidity. The pitch is generally flat but became slow as the game progressed last night. The shorter boundaries should aid the batsmen, as winning the toss and batting first should help.

Probable XI
SRH:
Kane Williamson (c), Jason Roy, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav/Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed and Sandeep Sharma.
PBKS: KL Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi and Arshdeep Singh.

Sunrisers Hyderabad and Punjab Kings are placed at the bottom half of the IPL 2021 table. We present all the live updates here in what happens to be a virtual knockout and must-win game for SRH.