In the 37th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) being played in Sharjah, Punjab Kings (PBKS) scored 125 runs in the first innings against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).
Aiden Markram scored 27 runs in 32 balls for Punjab. On the other hand, Jason Holder from Hyderabad bowled brilliantly and took three big wickets.
Bad start of Punjab
Playing first, Punjab had a poor start, and the team lost the wickets of both their openers in the form of KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal.
Rahul, who was in good form in the season, scored 21 runs and got out on the team score of 26. At the same time, Mayank could only score five runs. Jason Holder took out both the batsmen in the fifth over of the innings.
Punjab scored 29 runs for the loss of two wickets till the powerplay.
Punjab’s middle order also disappointed after a poor start. Chris Gayle, playing today’s match, scored just 14 runs in 17 balls.
At the same time, Nicholas Pooran’s poor form continued in the IPL. He scored just eight runs. Aiden Markram could convert the start into a big score. He scored 27 runs in 32 balls. At the same time, Deepak Hooda contributed only 13 runs.
Jason Holder was the most successful bowler in the team. He took three big wickets for 19 runs in his quota of four overs.
In his first over, Holder showed the way to the pavilion to opposition captain KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal. At the same time, when Punjab was trying to come back in the middle overs, Holder took the wicket of Deepak Hooda.
Holder gave the best performance of his IPL career so far.
Such was the performance of Hyderabad bowlers
Sandeep Sharma took the wicket of Nicholas Pooran for 20 runs in his four overs. On the other hand, Rashid Khan remained economical as always.
He conceded just 16 runs in his four overs and took the big wicket of Chris Gayle. Abdul Samad took the wicket of Aiden Markram for nine runs in an over.
Khaleel Ahmed gave away 22 runs in three overs without taking a wicket. Bhuvneshwar Kumar took one wicket (1/34).