Failed Sunrisers Top Order .. Finally Defended Feford .. Punjab Target 158

Despite the Sunrisers’ top order failure, Shepherd and Sundari finally hit boundaries and SRH managed 157 in 20 overs. With the exception of opener Abhishek Sharma, none of the other top-order players have excelled. Among the Punjab bowlers, Harpreet Brar took three crucial wickets to beat SRH. The match was hosted by Mumbai Wankhede Stadium.

Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and elected to bat, scoring 157 for 8 in 20 overs. The loss of opener Priyam Garg in the first over was a big blow to the team. Garg faced 7 balls and was bowled out for just 4 runs. Rahul Tripathi, who came in first down, also did not stay at the crease for long. Tripathi, who played 18 balls, struck 20 off a four and a six and was bowled by Brar. Abhishek, who had scored 43 off 32 balls with five fours and two sixes, was also caught near the boundary.

Nicholas Pooran, who came into the crease after Abhishek was out, also backed away immediately. Pooran, who played 10 balls, scored just 5 runs and was caught by the keeper. Markram made 21 off 17 balls and was stumped in Brar bowling. The Sunrisers were able to cross the 150 mark with Washington Sundar and Shepherd finally supporting. Sundar 25 (19), Suchit 0 (1), Bhubaneswar 1 (1) were out. Shepherd was unbeaten on 26 (15). Punjab bowlers Harpreet Brar and Nathan Ellis Chero took three wickets each while Rabada took one wicket.