IPL 2020 Match 22: Talking points as SRH outplay KXIP
First Published 9, Oct 2020, 12:43 PM
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) registered their third win of the season. They defeated Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) by 69 runs at the Dubai International Stadium.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) placed themselves in the third spot in the points table after defeating Kings XI Punjab by 69 runs. The match at Dubai International stadium yet again witnessed the default setting of “chasers losers” in the match where SRH, who batted first managed to score 200 plus, while the second innings batsman had to struggle to come close.
Here are some talking points of the match.
Fiery opening start
David Warner and Jonny Bairstow gave the dream start that was awaited this season. Together they consolidated a partnership that lasted 15.1 overs and made a 160-run stand between them. They gave SRH a solid start that drove them to 201 at the end of their innings. Warner hammered 52 runs off 40 balls while Bairstow fell three runs short of a century.
With some low scoring individual innings in the initial matches, Jonny Bairstow finally paid off previous debts. He smashed 97 runs off 55 balls, where he hit six sixes and seven fours. He had a strike rate of nearly 180. KL Rahul dropped Bairstow’s catch when he was on 19, which cost KXIP a fortune. Later, Bairstow was adjudged man of the match.
Ravi Bishnoi and Arshdeep Singh strike
Of all the uneconomical bowlers, Bishnoi and Arshdeep stole the show. Together both scalped five wickets for SRH.
It was Nicholas Pooran who saved face for KXIP. With KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal unable to put on the desired show with the willow, he went hard at the bowlers and hammered 77 runs off 37 balls. He smashed seven sixes and five fours at a strike rate of 208.
Rashid Khan bowling magic
Though almost all SRH bowlers were economical, Rashid Khan registered his best bowling figures yet again. With almost every match, he seems to be breaking his own records. On Thursday, he alone scalped three KXIP wickets at an economy rate of just three per over.