IPL 2020, Match 43: Talking points as KXIP win defending a low-scoring total against SRH
Match 43 of the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) in Dubai saw a clash between Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), where KXIP won by 12 runs. KXIP have now risen to the fifth position, while SRH have come to the sixth on the points table.
The low-scoring thriller in Dubai nearly slipped out of Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) hands before their bowlers did the magic with the ball in the final four overs, who overturned the things. Despite getting a decent initial thrust, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) lost the match by 12 runs. Let’s just hog some light on the talking points of the match.
KXIP shaky start
The openers KL Rahul and Mandeep Singh were unable to get a good start. The middle-order, too, contributed a little with the willow. Even though some batsmen pushed for runs, they couldn't manage a good strike-rate.
Rashid Khan's magical spell
Though all the bowlers were absolutely magnificent with the ball, who managed to maintain the economy below 7.8, Rashid Khan emerged as the star bowler. He conceded just 14 runs from his spell (economy of 3.5) and scalped two wickets. The entire bowling unit, as a whole, made a remarkable effort and kept scalping KXIP's wickets regularly.
Confident SRH top-order
SRH batsmen got a brilliant start from the openers David Warner and Jonny Bairstow, who made the opening 56-run stand in just 6.2 overs. With little contribution from Manish Pandey and Vijay Shankar, the rest of the players went without scoring. Owing to the exceptional bowling from KXIP bowlers, SRH lost all their wickets.
He competed with Rashid Khan to become the most economical bowler of the match. In his four overs, he conceded just 13 runs with an economy of 3.2.
Arshdeep and Jordan's death bowling
Arshdeep Singh and Chris Jordan nearly did what SRH would not have even thought of. Together, both of them scalped seven wickets and conceded just 15 runs. They brought the nearly-lost match in KXIP favour.