SRH vs PBKS highlights: Punjab ends IPL 2022 with a win, defeating Hyderabad to finish sixth


New Delhi: The last league match of IPL 2022 was played between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Punjab Kings on Sunday night. Having won this match by five wickets, Punjab ended the season in the sixth position in the points table. Hyderabad could not save the total of 157 runs, being at number eight. Liam Livingstone scored an unbeaten 49 off 22 balls. Fazlakh Farooqui took 2 wickets for Hyderabad.

In response to the target of 158 runs, Punjab Kings kept on losing wickets at frequent intervals, but Livingstone, who came at number five, stood till the end. Farooqui gave the first blow to the team in the form of Jonny Bairstow. Shahrukh Khan returned to the pavilion as the second wicket, which was dealt by Umran Malik. Mayank Agarwal, who was injured in his ribs by Umran’s deadly pace, got trapped in Sundar’s spin by scoring just 1 run. Shikhar Dhawan, who was batting well after a few overs, got the second wicket of Farooqui. From here there was a good partnership between Jinesh Sharma and Livingstone and Punjab easily won the match on 29 balls.

Electing to bat after winning the toss, Sunrisers Hyderabad scored 157 runs for eight wickets. The bowlers of Punjab Kings bowled very disciplined. Arshdeep Singh conceded only 25 runs in four overs while celebrating his selection in the Indian team with economical bowling. At the same time, Harpreet Brar took three wickets for 26 runs in four overs, he sent Priyam Garg, Rahul Tripathi and Aiden Markram to the pavilion.

The season’s best batsman for Sunrisers Abhishek Sharma once again got off to a good start but could not convert it into a big innings, scoring 43 off 32 balls. Tripathi completed 400 runs in this session, but returned to the pavilion after scoring 20 runs. The teasing of not being selected in the Indian team somewhere dominated his performance and he could not even play strokes openly.

Romario Shepherd scored an unbeaten 26 off 15 balls and Washington Sundar made 25 off 19 balls to take Sunrisers past 150. The duo shared a 58-run partnership for the sixth wicket in 4.5 overs. More than 50 runs were scored in the last four overs. Nathan Ellis took three wickets for 40 runs in four overs but proved costly in the last overs. Ellis took wickets in two consecutive balls but Bhuvneshwar Kumar did not allow him to take a hat-trick. However, he was run out on the next ball.