Shakib, Rashid star as Sunrisers defend another low total
Two nights after defending 118, Sunrisers Hyderabad defended 132 to snap Kings XI Punjab's four-match winning streak
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Ankit Rajpoot is the Man of the Match for his 5 for 14. "I don't think IPL is easy. Everybody works hard and does well. Getting help from wicket and I was bowling it full. I planned and stuck to it. I was aided by the pace that I found. It was my day today so I got five wickets"
"We hadn't really played on surfaces where 180 was par. We want more from our batting unit, but often only 15-20 more. 145 would have been competitive here. But Kings XI bowled well to restrict us. Our bowlers fought hard, and though they ran away in the Powerplay, we knew our spinners could pull things back," Williamson says. "It's nice ot defend these totals, but we want to be smarter with the bat. It's not about getting 180 always, get 145, 155 and we can use our bowling to put them under pressure. The bowlers have been operated really smartly. And our fielding and energy is great. Fortunate with our bowling depth, with bowlers going out with injury but the back ups coming good. The guys have been fantastic, the way they've managed to fight, a lot of credit to the bowlers, the lengths they hit to get their wickets"
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11.35 pm You get 5 for 14, the best figures by an uncapped bowler in the IPL. And still end up on the losing team. Poor Ankit Rajpoot. He rain into Houdini tonight. Actually, Sunrisers Hyderabad are better than Houdini. For the second game in a row, they have defended a below par total, 118 against Mumbai Indians and 132 now, by knocking the stuffing out of two strong batting line-ups. Kings XI were 55 for 0 chasing 133. Then Rashid Khan bowled the ball of the tournament to KL Rahul, knocking over his off stump, Basil Thampi took out Chris Gayle and an almighty collapse ensued: 10 wickets for only 64 runs. Shakib Al Hasan picked up his 50th IPL wicket. Manish Pandey took a gun catch on the boundary, and also hit a painstaking, and now, a match-winning half-century. It is the fifth instance of a team losing after a bowler has taken five wickets for them - three of those have come against SRH
"It was a tough challenge for me after two bad games againts Chennai and Kings XI. The plan was to be positive. The coaching staff's support was amazing. They just told me to enjoy myself," Rashid Khan whose performance in In IPL 2018 is split thus: in wins (5): 7 wkts, 97 runs, eco 4.86. in losses (2): 2 wkts, 104 runs, eco 13.00, says. "Ready to bowl any time the skipper need. Either in the Poweprlay, middle or end. Bowling Rahul was, he's a class player, he's one of my favourites, and his wicket brought me a lot pleasure. The plan was to bowl wicket to wicket and vary the pace. Gives us confidence defending low totals, we can defend anything. They guys did a very good job in the fielding department as well and hopefully we can keep this up. We need few more runs, but the wicket we have seen in the last two games was totally different and that score was the best score here"
"From where we were, we should have put this game away. It's disappointing. It was not the greatest of wickets, the ball stuck in it," Ashwin says, "It can happen in this format, we';ve been on a roll, but these kinds of things happen. We let ourselves down in the field as well, we could have been chasing 20-25 runs. Always difficult to catch under lights, but there are no excuses. We are professionals, we have to work harder to get back in. Seven days off, looking at the loss, it's probably a good thing. Rashid bowled very well, you have to expect it from him and on a wicket like this, he is a handful"
Kings XI need 15 off the last over, with one wicket in hand. Basil Thampi will bowl it. Williamson and Pandey are in conversation about the field. Midwicket, long-on, long-off and sweeper cover are back on the boundary. Fine leg as well.
Kings XI need 23 off 12 with one wicket left
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