New Delhi | Jagran Sports Desk: Kings XI Punjab bowlers remained wicket-less for 35 overs straight before the dismissal of Sunrisers Hyderabad’s skipper David Warner in the sixteenth over of game 22 of the Indian Premier League 2020 on Thursday.

The team had failed to take a single wickets against Chennai Super Kings in their previous encounter last week. Bowling first against Sunrisers Hyderabad, the team could not break the opening partnership between David Warner and Jonny Bairstow until the 16 over of the match, remaining wicketless for 35 overs straight in the tournament.

The team, however, managed to take wickets in quick succession in the final overs of the innings following Warner's dismissal and restricted Sunrisers Hyderabad to 201. Ravi Bishnoi took three wickets, including that of Jonny Bairstow and Warner, while youngster Arshdeep Singh two two wickets.

Sunrisers Hyderabad were six down at the end of 20 overs even though they had not lost a single wicket in the first fifteen overs.

Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Kings XI Punjab by 69 runs

Kings XI Punjab batsman Nicholas Pooran’s fiery half-century went in vain as the team suffered a 69-run defeat against Sunrisers Hyderabad in game 22 of the Indian Premier League 2020 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Thursday.

Chasing a massive total of 202, Punjab lost its opener Mayank Agarwal for just 9 in the second over of the match. Wickets continued to tumble for the team on the other end as Nicholas Pooran marched on unassisted. The middle order failed to perform again and nine out of the 11 players were dismissed in a single digit score. 

Posted By: Lakshay Raja