New Delhi, 21/4 (AO bureau)Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) got the first win after three defeats. In their fourth match of IPL 2021 (PBKS vs SRH), Hyderabad defeated Punjab Kings by 9 wickets. This is Punjab’s third consecutive defeat. The Punjab team could score only 120 runs while playing first. In response, Hyderabad achieved the target for one wicket in 18.4 overs. Hyderabad team has moved up from 8th to 5th in the point table with 2 points. At the same time, Punjab’s team has come from 7th to 8th.
Sunrisers Hyderabad started off well to chase the target. Captain David Warner (37) and Johnny Bairstow (63 *) added 73 runs in 10.1 overs for the first wicket. Warner was dismissed by left-arm spinner Fabian Allen, playing his first match of the season. However, Hyderabad batsmen also could not play openly. Bairstow and Kane Williamson (16 *), playing the first match, ensured the team’s victory with an unbeaten 48-run partnership. This is Hyderabad’s first win in Chennai. He had lost in all 6 matches played before.
Fast bowler Khalil Ahmed took three wickets
Earlier, the Punjab Kings team was dismissed for 120 runs in 19.4 overs. Punjab batsmen had no answer to the spin of Abhishek Sharma (two wickets for 24 runs) and Rashid Khan (one wicket for 17 runs). Left-arm fast bowler Khalil Ahmed also took three wickets for 21 runs. Mayank Agarwal (22), Shah Rukh Khan (22) and Chris Gayle (15) could not play big innings after a good start. In the first over itself, Rashid Khan caught Abhishek Sharma off Mayank Agarwal. He hit a four off Khalil Ahmed in the third over, but Bhuvneshwar Kumar drove Rahul (4) in the next over