M Ashwin is mobbed after dismissing Jonny Bairstow

M Ashwin is mobbed after dismissing Jonny Bairstow
Kings XI Punjab 126 for 7 (Pooran 32*, Rashid 2-14, Holder 2-27) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad 114 (Warner 35, Shankar 26, Jordan 3-17, Arshdeep 3-23) by 12 runs

The Kings XI Punjab had no business winning this. They had managed all of two boundaries in their last 13 overs, and it could"ve been just one had David Warner not fumbled at wide long-off in the final over of the Kings XI"s innings. Rashid Khan, Jason Holder, and Sandeep Sharma all bowled skilfully to limit the Kings XI to 126 for 7.

David Warner and Jonny Bairstow then dashed out of the blocks, and rattled off 56 together in 38 balls. The Sunrisers Hyderabad had no business losing this. However, they unravelled spectacularly in the face of smart bowling on a tiring Dubai track to be bundled out for 114, losing 10 for 58. Chris Jordan, picked in place of James Neesham, and Arshdeep Singh claimed five of those wickets in the last two overs as the Kings XI defended the lowest total this IPL.

The Kings XI"s come-from-behind victory - their fourth win on the trot - moved them up to fifth on the points table, just behind the Kolkata Knight Riders who had retained their fourth spot after toppling the Delhi Capitals earlier in the day. As for the Sunrisers, they dropped to sixth, but they"re still in the hunt for the playoffs and are the only team outside the top three with a positive net run-rate.

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