IPL 2018, SRH vs KXIP Highlight: Sunrisers Defend 132 & Break Off Punjab’s winning streak

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Sunrisers Hyderabad players celebrate the dismissal of Kings XI Punjab’s batsman Chris Gayle at IPL 2018 at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad on Thursday by 13 runs. Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) gifted the match to Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and pushed them to the second spot of the Vivo IPL points table as none of the batsmen barring Chris Gayle and Lokesh Rahul showed any signs of building a partnership and chase the below-par target of 133. It seemed that the match would not even go until the last over but surprisingly, it did. Wickets fell in quick succession and irresponsible shots from Kings XI Punjab batsmen added to their woes.

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With an aim to build their innings after a string of setbacks, Kings XI Punjab suffered yet another blow as Sandeep Sharma eliminated Manoj Tiwary. The tail-enders shouldered the responsibility but with the run-rate increases and practically no big hitter left, Kings XI Punjab needed a miracle but it happened to SRH. The remaining batsmen looked in a hurry to gift their wickets and SRH accepted it with open hands. The victory came for SRH as Basil Thampi bowled Ankit Rajpoot on the second ball of the last over. Would you believe this? From being 55/0 to 119 all out! Kings XI Punjab will really be wondering how it could go so wrong! Sunrisers meanwhile script another famous victory after a sensational bowling effort!

Get IPL 2018 highlights of SunRisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab match @ https://www.iplt20.com/video/127054/m25-srh-vs-kxip-match-highlights?tagNames=indian-premier-league,highlights,indian-premier-league,highlights

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Courtesy : IPLT20, Espncricinfo & BCCI.

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