IPL 2020: Sandeep's 100 wickets to Warner's unwanted feat, a look at the records scripted as KXIP stun SRH
This was Kings Xi Punjab's fifth win of the season in 11 matches, as they rise to the fifth spot in the table. For Sunrisers Hyderabad, it is their seventh loss of the season in the same number of matches as SRH, as they slide down to the sixth spot. Both teams can still qualify for playoffs.
In what turned out to be a low-scoring thriller, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) tamed former champions Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Match 43 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. Being played in Dubai, KXIP won by a margin of 12 runs, as they rise to the fifth spot, while SRH comes down to sixth. Meanwhile, here are some of the records that were scripted.
KXIP score lowest in Dubai: Dubai has been a decent scoring ground this season. However, tonight's score of 126/7 by KXIP happened to be the lowest at the venue this season, in 19 matches.
Sandeep Sharma joins an elite list: Sandeep claimed his 100th wicket of the tournament to date. In the process, he has now become the sixth Indian to join the 100-wicket club, after Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Ashish Nehra, Vinay Kumar and Zaheer Khan. In fact, Sandeep has also claimed the third most wickets (101) since his debut in May 2013, while the list of the same is led by Bhuvneshwar (113) and Yuzvendra Chahal (115). He has also claimed the most wickets during the powerplay in the IPL following his debut.
Chris Gayle dominates Rashid Khan: Gayle could not play a big innings tonight, as he was dismissed for 20. However, he struck a six off Rashid Khan, as he has become the batsman to hit the most sixes (7) against the guy in the IPL to date.
Glenn Maxwell registers an unwanted one: Maxwell has so far faced 100 balls this season but has failed to hit a six. Consequently, he has faced the second-most deliveries without hitting a big one this season, while the record for the same lies with Ben Stokes (103).
SRH lose the fewest one: SRH did not lose any wickets during the PP. In the process, they became the side to lose the fewest wickets during the phase this season (9), going past Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), who have lost 10 so far.
David Warner scripts an unwanted rare feat: Warner has failed to score a half-century in five of his successive innings so far. As a result, this was his first instance of the same in the competition, while playing for SRH, since 2014. His highest score in these five innings happens to be 48, against Rajasthan Royals (RR).
SRH end a dominant run: This happened to be SRH's first defeat to KXIP under the leadership of Warner. Prior to tonight, Warner had led SRH in seven games against the side, scoring a half-century in all of them and scripting wins in all.
Match summary: Put into bat, KXIP could only manage a below-par total of 126/7, as Sandeep, Jason Holder and Rashid Khan two-for each was too much for them, while Nicholas Pooran played a brave knock of an unbeaten 32. In reply, SRH did look on course for a comfortable win. However, the KXIP bowlers scripted a remarkable comeback, as Arshdeep Singh and Chris Jordan's three-for each allowed them to win it by just 12 runs.