SunRisers Hyderabad could not end Kings XI Punjab’s three-match winning streak in IPL 2020 as they suffered a loss in a low-scoring thriller. SunRisers Hyderabad put up a tidy bowling performance after which David Warner and Jonny Bairstow got their side off to a breezy start. Despite a positive start, the Orange Army could not get home and lost by 12 runs to hand KXIP the fourth consecutive win.
Mayank Agarwal had to sit out of the game against SunRisers Hyderabad as he found himself injured against Delhi Capitals. As a result, KL Rahul opened with Mandeep Singh, which was not successful. The top three, including, KL Rahul, could not make big scores as KXIP scraped through to 126 in 20 overs. With an unbeaten 32, Nicholas Pooran was the top run-scorer as Rashid Khan claimed two wickets for 14 runs in four overs.
David Warner and Jonny Bairstow got the SunRisers off to a blistering start, putting 56 in 6.2 overs. However, in the next three overs, KXIP struck back by removing Warner, Bairstow, and Abdul Samad. Manish Pandey and Vijay Shankar kept ticking along with a 33-run stand; however, the former departed in the 17th over to keep their opposition a little edge. Kings XI Punjab capitalized on the same by picking up regular wickets. Chris Jordan was the pick of the bowlers as he finished with bowling figures of 4-0-17-3.