In the 28th match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) defeated Punjab Kings (PBKS) by seven wickets to register their fourth back-to-back win in the fifteenth season.
Bowling first, SRH pacers completely dominated the proceedings, not allowing PBKS batters to settle down. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was at his best with a disciplined bowling display. He picked up three wickets while conceding only 22 runs in his quota of 4 overs.
Bhuvi was well supported by young speedster Umran Malik, who once again exhibited his fiery pace in the match. The right-armer picked up a brilliant 4-wicket haul, out of which three scalps came in the last over, which was also the maiden over as Punjab got bundled out for 151.
For PBKS, Liam Livingstone was the only batter who could able to stand in front of high-quality SRH bowling. The English all-rounder smashed 60 from just 33 deliveries with the help of nine boundaries, including four massive sixes.
Chasing 152, the Sunrisers finished the proceedings in the penultimate over with seven wickets in hand. Aiden Markram (41 not out) and Nicholas Pooran (35 not out) stayed undefeated to help SRH chase down the target easily.
Abhishek Sharma, with 31 off 25 balls, and Rahul Tripathi, with 34 off 22 balls, also chipped in with valuable contributions.
Highest win% vs an opposition in IPL (10+ matches):
- 73.33% – MI vs KKR
- 70.59% – CSK vs SRH
- 68.42% – SRH vs PBKS
Here is how Twitter reacted:
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 17, 2022
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 17, 2022
Hyderabad has reached number 4 at points table, but has same number of points as of number 1 team. #SRH
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 17, 2022
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 17, 2022
— Ian Raphael Bishop (@irbishi) April 17, 2022
Umran Malik 🥳💪
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) April 17, 2022
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) April 17, 2022
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) April 17, 2022
4th consecutive win for Hyderabad in #IPL2022.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) April 17, 2022
Youngest player to take a 4+ wicket haul for SRH:
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) April 17, 2022
🧡🏏 A SOLID WIN! SRH is on a roll as they register their fourth win on the trot. They are in the top four with eight points!
🙌 They have found their rhythm after losing their first two games!
— The Bharat Army (@thebharatarmy) April 17, 2022