Sharjah: Punjab Kings dished out a disciplined bowling efficiency to notch up a five-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in a low-scoring IPL match on Saturday. SRH had been knocked out of the race of the play-offs after the loss.
Opting to discipline, Sunrisers restricted Punjab Kings to a modest 125 for 7 with West Indies seamer Jason Holder (3/19) rising as probably the most profitable bowler together with his three wickets. He was ably supported by fellow pacers Sandeep Sharma (1/20), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1/34), spin duo of Rashid Khan (1/17) and Abdul Samad (1/9).
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In reply, Sunrisers misplaced half of their facet in 13 overs, slipping to 60 for 5. Jason Holder scored a 29-ball 47 not out but it surely was not sufficient ultimately.
For Punjab, South African batsman Aiden Markram (27) was the top-scorer, whereas skipper KL Rahul contributed with run-a-ball 21 on the high.
Punjab Kings: 125 for 7 in 20 overs (Aiden Markram 27; Jason Holder 3/19).
Sunrisers Hyderabad: 120 for 7 in 20 overs (Jason Holder 47 not out; Ravi Bishnoi 3/24).