IPL 2020 KXIP vs SRH: KXIP secures last-over thriller against SRH by 12 runs; keeps Playoffs hopes alive

IPL 2020 KXIP vs SRH: Kings XI Punjab secured a thrilling victory against SRH by 12 runs to keep their playoffs hopes alive. With the win, the KXIP-led team jumped to the 5th spot in the latest points table.

After being restricted to a trivial 126/7 after 20 overs, KXIP bowlers faced an uphill task right from the start. SRH openers Warner and Bairstow didn’t make it easy for them after scripting an opening 50-runs stand to cruise the chase. However, a late comeback by the KXIP bowlers turned their fortunes around as they decimated the SRH batting lineup and stayed alive in the IPL 2020 playoffs race.

KXIP wins by 12 runs

SRH have been bowled out. Khaleel gets run out trying to take a single. Three wickets in the last over and Punjab have done the impossible.

Arshdeep puts the final nail in the coffin

Another wicket and Priyam Garg is gone. He went for a shot down the ground. Hit it high enough but didn’t find the distance.

Sandeep Sharma falls; SRH 8 down

A slower ball and Sandeep went for a pull shot but holed out at midwicket


SRH-113/7 after 19 overs; need more 14 from 6 balls

Two in two for Jordan

Rashid falls on the first ball. Length ball with room on offer but Rahid picked the fielder in deep at cover with his slice shot


Fuller and wide delivery from Jordan which Holder played straight to the cover fielder. SRH in trouble now!


SRH-110/5 after 18 overs; need more 17 from 12 balls

Worry for SRH; Shankar departs now

Shankar departs on the next ball after being hit on the helmet. He was trying to drive the length ball but the slower ball did him as it took the edge on its way to the keeper.

Shankar hit in the helmet

A a small pause in the match after Shankar gets hit on the helmet as a fielder tried to run him out. Shankar looks okay but concussion test is being done.

Eventful over from Jordan!

Jordan continues.  Pandey, who struggled for timing throughout, is gone. Substitute fielder Suchith takes an amazing catch in the deep. Holder comes in to bat. Shankar finishes the over with a boundary with a lofted straight drive. Eight from the over. SRH-107/4 after 17 overs; need more 20 from 18 balls

Will KXIP script a comeback?

Substitute fielder Suchit takes a brilliant running catch at long off to cut off a certain six and remove Manish Pandey. Game on here.


Bishnoi back into the attack. And another good over by the young spinner. Shankar was beaten trying to play a slog sweep. There was a leading edge as well off a googly that fell ahead of Bishnoi. SRH-100/3 after 16 overs; need more 27 from 24 balls


SRH-97/3 after 15 overs; need more 30 from 30 balls

Shankar relieves some pressure off SRH

Ashiwn comes back into the attack. A much-needed boundary in the over for SRH from Shankar.  Ashwin repeats the mistake on the last delivery as well and the result is the same from Shankar’s bat. 10 from the over. SRH-89/3 after 14 overs; need more 38 from 36 balls


Jordan continues. Two from the over which also had Maxwell giving a run-out scare to Pandey with a direct hit from mid off but the batsman was safely home. SRH-79/3 after 13 overs; need more 48 from 42 balls


Good disciplined bowling from Bishnoi. Only three runs from the over. The situation is getting tensed. SRH-77/3 after 12 overs; need more 50 from 48 balls


Tight over from Chris Jordan as he comes into the attack for the first time tonight. Three singles and a wide in the over. SRH batsmen are now being quite cautious here. 53 still needed. SRH-74/3 after 11 overs; need more 53 from 54 balls

We reach the halfway mark

KXIP are back in the game and with Warner and Bairstow gone, things could get tricky for SRH. Just three from Bishnoi’s over. Punjab need a few more wickets to make SRH choke. SRH-70/3 after 10 overs; need more 57 from 60 balls


Shami returns to the attack for his last over return with a wicket. Jordan with a well-judged catch after a superb leap to grab the lofted drive from Samad. Just six from the over including a boundary that came on the first delivery. Vijay Shankar is the new batsman in. SRH-67/3 after 9 overs; need more 60 from 66 balls

Shami joins the party; Jordan takes a stunner!

Shami has been brought back to bowl his last over and he gets a wicket. Jordan with a fantastic catch at mid off. He timed his jump to perfection to grab the lofty drive. Umpires signal for the strategic timeout.


SRH started so brightly but now both the openers have gone back to the hut. Ashwin dismissed Bairstow in this over. Abdul Samad now joins Pandey in the middle. Four from the over. SRH-61/2 after 8 overs; need more 66 from 72 balls

Bairstow follows Warner back into the pavilion

Bairstow looked uncomfortable in the middle and it’s no surprise that he is walking back. Bairstow shuffled across to play the sweep shot but was beaten as the ball crashed into the stumps.

Excellent review from KL Rahul; Warner falls for 35

Warner gets out, caught behind trying to play a sweep. It was initially given not out but KL Rahul immediately took the review, he was confident and replays showed a bit of a spike as the ball went past the gloves.

Fifty comes up for SRH; End of Powerplay

SRH-52/0 after 6 overs; need more 75 from 84 balls

Steady flow of runs for SRH

Another good over for SRH. 10 coming from Shami’s over. Two boundaries in it for Warner. The first one was a slap shot off length ball over the bowler’s head while the second was a powerful pull to the deep midwicket fence. SRH-44/0 after 5 overs; need more 83 from 90 balls

Tight over from Ashwin

Spin introduced as leggie Murugan Ashwin comes on. Terrific over from the spinner. Just five from it and Bairstow had a lot of issues in the over as he continuously failed to pick the googly. Got lucky on one occasion an edge went past the keeper, fetching him four runs. SRH-34/0 after 4 overs; need more 93 from 96 balls


Shami comes in for his over. Bairstow finishes the over with a boundary as he fetched the full toss off his pads and flicked it behind square leg fence. SRH- 29/0 after 3 overs; need more 98 from 17 overs

Warner on fire!

Arshdeep Singh comes into the attack. Warner looks in a rush to finish off things. A couple of singles followed by a six for Warner. A powerful swing over square leg. He finishes off with a single. 11 from the second over as well. SRH-22/0 after 2 overs; need more 105 from 18 overs

Expensive start from Shami

David Warner starts strong, slams Shami for a maximum over the extra cover fence and then ends it with a double. A total of 11 runs come from the first over. SRH-11/0 after 1 over

Warner starts onslaught right from the start

First maximum of the match. There was width on offer as Warner freed his hands to smash Shami’s delivery to extra cover fence

We are underway with SRH’s chase

Warner-Bairstow opens; Shami to start proceedings for KXIP

End of KXIP’s innings

Pooran manages to find the ropes only once in the last over as well but a disciplined Sunrisers attack restricts Kings XI to 126/7. A target of 127 should be a very gettable one on this pitch, unless the Mohammed Shami-led attack is able to produce a similar effort later this evening. KXIP-126/7 after 20 overs


Ahmed bowls the 19th. Vijay Shankar effects a direct hit for the second time in the match, this time successfuly. Murugan Ashwin is run out for 4. Pooran pulls for four. Finally, the boundary is cleared. 9 runs from the over.  KXIP-177/7 after 19 overs


Another wicket for Holder this evening as Jordan holes out to Khaleel at short fine while attempting to hook a short ball from the tall Barbadian. M Ashwin walks out to bat next, with Pooran running out of partners at this stage. KXIP-108/6 after 18 overs

Vijay Shankar with his golden arm!

His second direct hit of the evening, although this one actually catches the batsman short of the crease as Murugan Ashwin treads back to the dressing room. FOW- 110/7

Holder gets his second scalp of the night!

Another wicket for Holder this evening as Jordan edges straight to Khaleel at short fine leg while looking to hook a back-of-length delivery. FOW-105/6

The boundaries have dried up for KXIP

Natarajan brought back into the attack with five overs left. Single off each of the last two balls as Pooran retains the strike. 55 balls without a boundary now! KXIP-94/5 after 16 overs


KXIP-88/5 after 15 overs

Rashid Khan stuns Hooda
KXIP lose half their side; Strategic Timeout taken

The wickets keep falling for KXIP. Rashid Khan comes on for his final over and gets rid of Hooda! Hooda leans forward and is beaten for turn, with  Bairstow whipping the bails off in a flash while the batsman’s foot is in the air. Timeout signalled after this dismissa. FOW- 88/5


KXIP-87/4 after 14 overs

Sharma strikes again; Maxwell falls cheaply

The boundary drought gets the better of Maxwell in the end as he holes out to fellow Aussie Warner standing at long on, failing to get any timing on his slog. Sandeep strikes in his final over of the day. KXIP 85/4


KXIP-80/3 after 13 overs

Tight over from Jason Holder!

Six off Holder’s third, with a single being collected off each delivery of the over. The Sunrisers continue to keep the opposition’s run-rate on a leash. KXIP-75/1 after 12 overs


KXIP-69/3 after 11 overs

KL Rahul departs now

Kings XI lose Rahul right after the wicket of Gayle, as Rashid deceives the opposition skipper with a well-disguised googly that beats his inside edge! FOW- 66/3


Holder starts his second over; bowls a fairly economical for the remainder of the over, restricting the pair to four singles, before getting rid of Gayle, who was starting to free his arms.

Holder removes Gayle on 20

Holder gets the big wicket, getting rid of fellow West Indian Chris Gayle as the ‘Universe Boss’ lofts the off-cutter down Warner’s throat at long off!

We reach the halfway mark

KXIP-66/2 after 10 overs

Strategic Timeout taken


KXIP-61/1 after 9 overs


T Natarajan brought into the attack now, and he starts off on an economical note, giving away no more than four singles as Gayle and Rahul rotate the strike between themselves. KXIP-60/1 after 8 overs


Rashid Khan comes into the attack in the 7th over. Gayle pulls. For six. KXIP-56/1 after 7 overs

End of Powerplay

Chris Gayle joins Rahul in the middle as Jason Holder comes into the attack. Gayle, meanwhile, signals his intent as he collects two boundaries off three deliveries to get going, picking the gaps on either side of the square on the off side. KXIP-47/1 after 6 overs

Expensive but effective

Sandeep leaks 13 runs off the first five balls of his third over, with Rahul smashing the first delivery over deep midwicket for a six and Mandeep collecting his first four three balls later. The seamer however, has the last laugh as he gets rid of the latter of the last delivery. KXIP-37/1after 5 overs

Milestone for Sandeep Sharma

Sandeep Sharma gets the breakthrough

Sunrisers get Mandeep early, who departs after getting off to a good start. Gets a thick top-edge that sends the ball high up in the sky. Rashid gets underneath and completes a fine catch. The ‘Ring of Fire’ never really makes it easy for fielders to collect such high catches.


KXIP-37/1 after 5 overs


KXIP-24/0 after 4 overs


Sandeep continues as Shankar walks off the field off the first delivery of the over. Mandeep goes for an aerial cut over square off a short ball off the fourth delivery, with Priyam Garg giving it a spirited chase to save a run for his side. Rahul retains the strike with a single off the last ball. KXIP-13/0 after 3 overs


KXIP0-9/0 after 2 overs


Tidy first over from Sandeep as just five runs are conceded, with both Rahul and Mandeep getting off the mark. A fumble by Samad near mid on off the third delivery results in Mandeep collecting a second. KXIP-5/0 after 1 over

We are underway!

KL Rahul-Mandeep Singh opens for KXIP; Sandeep Sharma to start off proceedings.

7:05 pm


Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI): KL Rahul(w/c), Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Mandeep Singh, Deepak Hooda, Murugan Ashwin, Chris Jordan, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh

Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): David Warner(c), Jonny Bairstow(w), Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan

7:00 pm


SRH win toss, opt to field first vs KXIP

6:29 pm:

Dream11 IPL 2020 Kings XI Punjab v Sunrisers Hyderabad (KXIP vs SRH) Probable XI

Dream11 IPL 2020 KXIP Probable XI –  Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (c)(wk), Nicholas Pooran, Chris Gayle, Mandeep Singh, James Neesham/Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Sarfaraz Khan, Murugan Ashwin/Krishnappa Gowtham, Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bishnoi.

Dream11 IPL 2020 SRH Probable XI – David Warner(c), Jonny Bairstow(w), Manish Pandey, J Holder, Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Priyam Garg, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, K Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan

6:00 pm: Wild Card for KXIP — Glenn Maxwell

While he has done a fine job with the ball over the last few games for KXIP, Glenn Maxwell also scored a crucial 32, putting up a crucial 67-run stand with Nicholas Pooran. His return amongst runs will be a pleasing sight for KXIP and if the Big Show lives up to his big-hitting reputation against SRH, KXIP will be in with a chance to register their fifth win of the season.

5:20pm: IPL 2020 KXIP vs SRH Live Updates: Stats for both teams at this venue

  • KXIP at this venue: Played 7, Won 4, Lost 3
  • SRH at this venue: Played 8, Won 5, Lost 3

4:51pm: IPL 2020 KXIP vs SRH Live Updates: Approaching Milestones

  • Chris Gayle needs 36 runs to complete 1000 IPL runs for KXIP.
  • Glenn Maxwell requires 13 runs to complete 1500 IPL runs.
  • Manish Pandey needs 77 runs to complete 1000 IPL runs for SRH.
  • Sandeep Sharma is a wicket away from completing 100 IPL wickets.

4:20 pm : IPL 2020 KXIP vs SRH Live Updates : KXIP is on hot winning streak with 3 consecutive vicotries, that too against top 3 teams in IPL 2020 Delhi Capitals, Royal Challengers Bangalore & Mumbai Indians. Introduction of Chris Gayle and KL Rahul has played big part in this resurgence. Can these two continue their magic and deliver 4th vicotry for KXIP ? Click the link below to chk the analysis

4:00 pm : Dream11 IPL 2020 KXIP vs SRH Live : Kane Williamson unlikely for today’s match, Jason Holder will continue in the XI

An thigh injury kept Kane Williamson out against the Royals. There has been no official word on his fitness, but even if he is fit, the Sunrisers might be tempted to stick with Jason Holder, who not only guarantees four overs with the ball but also strengthens their lower-middle order batting.