From a decent start, SunRisers Hyderabad has gone on to have an incredible one in their ongoing clash against the Punjab Kings in Chennai. SunRisers’ captain David Warner was at the forefront of it as he ran out Nicholas Pooran with a fantastic throw for a direct hit. David Warner’s successful shy at the stumps meant that Nicholas Pooran had to head back to the pavilion without facing a ball.
The dismissal occurred in the eighth over when Chris Gayle, who was at the striker’s end nudged to extra cover and ran. David Warner sprinted to his right and fired a throw, as the ball took a bounce before hitting the stumps. Pooran, who batted at number four for the first time in IPL 2021, departed for a diamond duck. Simultaneously, it was also Nicholas Pooran’s third duck of the edition in as many as four games, proving to be an unlucky season for him.
Ahead of a crucial tie for both sides, they carried out massive changes. SunRisers Hyderabad dropped Manish Pandey and drafted in veteran batsman Kedar Jadhav, as Kane Williamson came in for Mujeeb Ur Rahman. The third change was Abdul Samad sitting out due to injury as the Orange Army brought in Siddharth Kaul.
Punjab Kings dropped both Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith and drafted Moises Henriques and Fabian Allen to boost their batting unit. On the other hand, Jalaj Saxena was dropped to accommodate Murugan Ashwin. Punjab Kings have won only one of their three matches, while SunRisers remain the only winless team so far this year.