Sharjah, 25th Sep 2021: Punjab Kings successfully defended 125 runs target set by them in the first innings against the Sunrisers Hyderabad and won the match by 5 runs.
Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and skipper Kane Williamson asked KL Rahul led Punjab Kings to bat first. Punjab lost KL Rahul at the score of 26 and Mayank Agarwal the score of 27 Runs. Punjab Kings could only score 125 for the 7 wickets in 20 Overs. Jason Holder took three scalps including the importent wickets KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal.
Chasing a target of 126 runs, Sunrisers lost their key wickets of David Warner (2) and skipper Kane Williamson (1) in the first three overs itself. All-rounder Jason Holder notched up 47* runs in 29 balls with 5 maximum. SRH could only manage 120 runs for the loss of seven wickets in their quota of 20 overs.
“We are playing some entertaining Cricket and have been doing for the last two or three years.” – KL Rahul
“It’s very important for us to win this match to stay in the contention and we were determined to do well.” – Ravi Bishnoi