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IPL 2022 | Punjab Kings sign off with easy win over Sunrisers Hyderabad

Aiden Markram of SRH plays a shot against Punjab Kings, at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, on May 22, 2022.

Aiden Markram of SRH plays a shot against Punjab Kings, at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, on May 22, 2022. | Photo Credit: PTI

Punjab Kings outclassed Sunrisers Hyderabad by five wickets in the last IPL group stage fixture at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.

PBKS took the sixth spot, while SRH — with six losses in its last seven outings — finished eighth.

Chasing 158, Kings cruised home on the back of an explosive knock from Liam Livingstone (49 n.o., 22b, 2x4, 5x6).

The Englishman’s assault on the express Umran Malik provided exciting fare. With sixes over extra-cover and mid-wicket, Livingstone clearly won this battle.

Opener Jonny Bairstow received a life when Umran put down an absolute sitter. The damage was minimal, however, as the Englishman was cleaned up by Afghanistan fast bowler Fazalhaq Farooqi soon after. The England batter engaged in some verbal jousting with the opponents as he walked off the park.

After electing to bat, Sunrisers struggled to find rhythm and finished with a sub-par total. Left-arm spinner Harpreet Brar broke the back of the Hyderabad batting with three wickets.

Rahul Tripathi (20, 18b, 1x4, 1x6) was his first victim, a mistimed sweep finding Dhawan at short fine-leg. Abhishek Sharma (43, 32b, 5x4, 2x6) was taken well by Livingstone at long-on.

Harpreet saved his best for South African Aiden Markram (21, 17b, 2x4), drawing him out with flight and beating the bat with turn. Harpreet, who recorded his best figures for this season, proved his worth by dismissing three settled batters.

Washington Sundar (25, 19b, 3x4, 1x6) and Romario Shepherd (26, 15b, 2x4, 2x6) put on 58 runs for the sixth wicket.

Australian Nathan Ellis, playing his second match of the season, picked up two wickets in the final over.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar led Sunrisers in the absence of the unavailable Kane Williamson.

SCOREBOARD

SUNRISERS HYDERABAD

Priyam Garg c Mayank b Rabada 4  (7b), Abhishek Sharma c Livingstone b Harpreet 43  (32b, 5x4, 2x6), Rahul Tripathi c Shikhar Dhawan b Harpreet 20  (18b, 1x4, 1x6), Aiden Markram st. Jitesh b Harpreet 21  (17b, 2x4), Nicholas Pooran c Jitesh b Ellis 5  (10b), Washington Sundar c Shikhar Dhawan b Ellis 25  (19b, 3x4, 1x6), Romario Shepherd (not out) 26  (15b, 2x4, 2x6), J. Suchith c Prerak b Ellis 0  (1b), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (run out) 1  (1b), Umran Malik (not out) 0  (1b); Extras (b-2, lb-1, w-8, nb-1): 12; Total (for eight wkts. in 20 overs): 157.

FALL OF WICKETS

1-14 (Garg, 2.4 overs), 2-61 (Tripathi, 8.3), 3-76 (Abhishek, 10.3), 4-87 (Pooran, 12.6), 5-96 (Markram, 14.4), 6-154 (Washington, 19.3), 7-154 (Suchith, 19.4), 8-156 (Bhuvneshwar, 19.5).

PUNJAB KINGS BOWLING

Livingstone 4-0-25-0, Arshdeep 4-0-25-0, Rabada 4-0-38-1, Ellis 4-0-40-3, Harpreet 4-0-26-3.

PUNJAB KINGS

Jonny Bairstow b Farooqi 23  (15b, 5x4), Shikhar Dhawan b Farooqi 39  (32b, 2x4, 2x6), Shahrukh Khan c Washington b Umran 19  (10b, 2x4, 1x6), Mayank Agarwal c Suchith b Washington 1  (4b), Liam Livingstone (not out) 49  (22b, 2x4, 5x6), Jitesh Sharma c Garg b Suchith 19  (7b, 3x4, 1x6), Prerak Mankad (not out) 4  (1b, 1x4); Extras (lb-2, w-4): 6; Total (for five wkts. in 15.1 overs): 160.

FALL OF WICKETS

1-28 (Bairstow, 2.6), 2-66 (Shahrukh, 6.3), 3-71 (Mayank, 7.5), 4-112 (Shikhar Dhawan, 12.3), 5-133 (jitesh, 13.6).

SUNRISERS BOWLING

Bhuvneshwar 2-0-22-0, Washington 2-0-19-1, Farooqi 4-0-32-2, Suchith 4-0-38-1, Umran 2.1-0-24-1, Shepherd 1-0-23-0.

Toss: SRH;  MoM: Harpreet.

Kings won by five wickets with 29 balls to spare.


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