The common belief of T20 format being high-scoring and the team who can rack up a lot of runs on the board emerging victorious was once again defied by SRH as they came up top once again despite failing to register a score above 140. Having won the toss, KXIP were in a commanding position by limiting the hosts to a low total of 132, thanks to exceptional bowling by Ankit Rajpoot, who finished his spell as 5/14. With explosive and in-form Chris Gayle and KL Rahul in the line-up, it was only a matter of time for Punjab to clinch their second victory against Hyderabad this season. But all the speculation of this being a one-sided match was over-ruled as SRH picked-up from where they left in the last match and the prodigious bowling display along with ice-cool captaincy from Kane Williamson saw them defend a low total in back-to-back matches. Another low-scoring thriller in the IPL and again SRH are the ones to achieve it. Here are some the reactions people had on twitter.
Everyone thought SRH would miss Warner, but the cool head of Kane and phenomenal bowling line-up have not let people miss his captaincy and match winning knocks. So, all about the bowlers again for SRH and they have been appreciated people all over the social media. Former cricketers Mohammad Kaif and VVS Laxman also had their say on watching the “Best Bowling Side” in IPL.
Tough luck for Ankit Rajpoot to be on the losing side despite giving a match-winning performance. There were appreciation and support for his performance too as he bagged the best spell by an uncapped Indian in the IPL.
By Sakar Dotel