IPL 2020: SunRisers Hyderabad Defeats Kings XI Punjab

SRH beat KXIP by 69 runs to climb to 3rd in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 points table. Jonny Bairstow and David Warner first stole the show.

Jessica David

October 9, 2020

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SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) defeated Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) by 69 runs in the 22nd match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. SRH posted a total of 201/6 in 20 overs after winning the toss and opting to bat. Openers David Warner and Jonny Bairstow were the top run-scorers, smashing half-centuries. Warner was dismissed for 52 runs off 40 deliveries in an inning comprising of five boundaries and a six. Bairstow smashed 97 runs off 55 balls, hitting seven boundaries and six sixes. Spinner Ravi Bishnoi was the pick of the bowlers, accounting for the key dismissals of Warner and Bairstow finishing with figures of 3/29.

None of the KXIP batsmen, barring Windies cricketer Nicholas Pooran made their presence felt after being handed a stern target of 202. Pooran smashed 77 runs off 37 deliveries, scoring the fastest half-century in the ongoing edition. However, Rashid Khan delivered the goods when it mattered the most, dismissing Pooran. It was a mere formality from then on, in the clash head at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Bairstow and Warner first stole the show with their 160-run partnership, before Khan’s three-wicket haul ensured that KXIP fell well short of their target in the chase.

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