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PBKS vs SRH: Shashank & Ashutosh take Punjab close to finish line, fail on last ball

PBKS vs SRH: Shashank & Ashutosh take Punjab close to finish line, fail on last ball

Hyderabad and Punjab both have two wins from their four matches and are placed fifth and sixth on the points table, respectively.

Punjab Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (PBKS vs SRH) LIVE Score: After 240 balls, the winner between Punjab Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad was finally decided. After scoring 182 in the first innings, Hyderabad had a tough task of defending the total, and they just managed to cross the line, as PBKS fell short by only two runs. Shashank Singh and Ashutosh Sharma did really well and strung a partnership of 66 from 27 balls.

Who won yesterday’s IPL match?

In what can be called a closely-contested match, SRH registered a win by two runs only. With 29 runs to defend in the last over, Jaydev Unadkat failed to control the flow of runs, and leaked 27, as Shashank Singh and Ashutosh Sharma made hay. Nonetheless, it was still enough for Sunrisers Hyderabad to register yet another win.

Who lost yesterday’s IPL match?

Punjab Kings made an exceptional comeback in the PBKS vs SRH match to come close to the target of 183. Shashank and Ashutosh strung a partnership of 66 in quick time, from when they were reduced to 114/6. From there on, the duo were comfortable. Yet, Sunrisers Hyderabad managed to win the match.

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That’s it

What a finish to the match here. Punjab came so close here. They ended up scoring 180/6 losing by only two runs. Shashank and Ashutosh deserve all the plaudits.

PBKS 180/6 in 20 overs

Ashutosh & Shashank

The duo are doing well at the moment to get closer to the total, but for now the target looks out of reach. 29 needed from last over here.

PBKS 155/6 in 19 overs

50 from 18

Okay, so three overs left now and Punjab have a mountain to climb. But Shashank Singh is still there on the crease.

PBKS 133/6 in 17 overs

Reddy has a wicket

This boy Reddy looks promising. And he has a wicket here. He gets Jitesh Sharma for 19 only.

PBKS 116/6 in 16 overs

Raza gone

What is happening with Punjab here. Now Unadkat has a wicket, as Punjab is out of this match here.

PBKS 93/5 in 13.3 overs

Raza gone

What is happening with Punjab here. Now Unadkat has a wicket, as Punjab is out of this match here.

PBKS 93/5 in 13.3 overs

Punjab struggling

Yet another over comes to an end. Punjab still need 92 from 42 balls now.

PBKS 91/4 in 13 overs

Looking difficult

It is getting difficult for Punjab with each passing over. Still 107 needed from 52 balls. Can PBKS do it from here?

Another wicket

This time Natarajan has a wicket. Sam Curran goes for 29 from 22 balls, and Cummins does well to grab the catch.

PBKS 60/3 in 9.3 overs

Need to revisit again

PBKS 50/3 in 8.2 overs

Hyderabad on top

Punjab is struggling to keep up pace here. Curran and Raza have a long road ahead.

PBKS 40/3 in 7 overs

Stumping deserves applause

Bhuvi has been rewarded for his excellent lines and length. He is back to his best now as Punjab continue to struggle.

PBKS 27/3 in 6 overs

Two more gone

And now Bhuvi strikes. This time he stumps Shikhar Dhawan and Hyderabad are on top.

PBKS 20/3 in 4.4 overs

Cummins strikes

Top of off stump, and Cummins castles Bairstow. Hyderabad has made the strongest start possible. The batter is out for a duck.

PBKS 2/1

Bhuvi makes solid start

Bhuvi swings the ball both ways, and that ensures no runs are scored off him in the first over. It is 1/0 after 1 over.

PBKS 1/0 in 1 over

Another one

Bhuvi is out for 6 from 8 balls. SRH has come up with a under-par batting performance here. They end with 182/9.

SRH 174/8 in 19.3 overs

Arshdeep misses fifer

Arshdeep finishes with match figures of 4/29 here. It is an excellent spell as SRH are stifled for runs.

SRH 174/8 in 19.3 overs

Now Rabada

SRH have had a poor outing with the bat on Tuesday. They lose skipper Pat Cummings now.

SRH 156/8 in 18 overs

Arshdeep strikes back

And within one over, Arshdeep has struck back. He gets two wickets — Abdul Samad and Nitish Reddy.

SRH 152/7 in 17 overs

Reddy in control

SRH 146/5 in 16 over

50 for Reddy

And Reddy has scored his maiden fifty in only 32 balls, when his team needed this knock the most. Woah, Nitish is 61 from 34.

SRH 131/5 in 14.5 over

Who’s this Reddy guy

While the other batsmen are struggling on this Mullarpur pitch, Nitish Reddy and quietly scored 41 from 29.

SRH 102/5 in 13.3 over

Her reaction says it all

SRH 90/4 in 12 over

Tripathi out

Another one bites the dust. This time Rahul Tripathi falls to Harshal Patel for 11. It is 66/4 after 11 overs.

Brar into the attack

Harpreet has been excellent so far in this year’s IPL and economical as well. He would look to curb the runs further. It is 45/3 in 6.4 overs.

What a catch

Abhishek hits a few boundaries here before he hits one cracking shot to point fielder Shashank Singh. It is 39/3.

Two in the over

Arsheep gets new man Aiden Markram for 0. SRH are in deep trouble here as the score in 27/2.

Head departs

Arshdeep into the attack, and Head tries to take the aerial route. But he is caught in the deep. Excellent catch by Shikhar Dhawan here. SRH 27/1.

Streaky Head

Head has not started well here. He has already edged a few. But out of nowhere he comes up with two excellent fours. SRH 25/0 after 3 overs.

Slow start

Excellent over by Rabada here as SRH get only four runs from the first over. Head is looking out of sorts for now. It is 4-0.

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1st ball wicket?

Rabada comes with a jaffa here. Head misses, and there’s a appeal. But it’s been turned down.

180 enough?

Punjab would be looking to get at least 180 here. They seem to have the line up to reach there, but it remains to be seen as to how much they get.

What’s wrong with Umran?

Umran Malik would have been a huge asset for the SRH side had he been performing to his best. But then he has been rather ordinary this year and hasn’t bagged a wicket yet in the tournament.


Playing XIs

Travis Head, Abhishek Sharma, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen(w), Abdul Samad, Nitish Reddy, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pat Cummins(c), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat, T Natarajan

Shikhar Dhawan(c), Jonny Bairstow, Jitesh Sharma(w), Ashutosh Sharma, Sam Curran, Shashank Singh, Sikandar Raza, Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh

PBKS to bowl

And there we have it, Punjab have won the toss and opted to bowl first.

Toss time

We are just moments away from the toss. Let’s see what happens here.

SRH or PBKS

In a mid-table clash here. Who do you think will win here? ON team form, it looks like SRH are in a good position, with their batting going well so far.

SRH news

And there is news coming from the SRH camp. Lankan spinner Vijaykanth Viyaskanth has come in as replacement for injured Wanindu Hasaranga for the remainder of the IPL 2024.

Punjab Kings Squad

Shikhar Dhawan (c), Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh, Sam Curran, Sikandar Raza, Shashank Singh, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Harpreet Brar, Ashutosh Sharma, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh, Tanay Thyagarajan, Nathan Ellis, Rahul Chahar, Vidhwath Kaverappa, Liam Livingstone, Rilee Rossouw, Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Chris Woakes, Rishi Dhawan, Atharva Taide, Shivam Singh, Prince Choudhary, Vishwanath Singh.

Sunrisers Hyderabad squad

Abhishek Sharma, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Abdul Samad, Shahbaz Ahmed, Nitish Reddy, Pat Cummins (c), Jaydev Unadkat, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mayank Markande, T Natarajan, Travis Head, Umran Malik, Washington Sundar, Glenn Phillips, Rahul Tripathi, Mayank Agarwal, Upendra Yadav, Anmolpreet Singh, Jhatavedh Subramanyan, Sanvir Singh, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Marco Jansen, Akash Maharaj Singh.

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