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PBKS vs SRH Clash – SRH Triumphs with a 2-Run Victory

Did you catch the heart-pounding clash between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Punjab Kings (PBKS) in the IPL 2024? In a thrilling encounter, SRH emerged victorious by a razor-thin margin of just 2 runs in the 23rd Match of IPL 2024. The match swung back and forth, with both teams displaying remarkable resilience. Young Nitish Reddy’s explosive innings of 64 runs off 37 balls proved decisive, steering SRH to this nail-biter of a win. Dive into the action-packed PBKS vs SRH clash. SRH emerges victorious by 2 runs in this thrilling encounter. Get the match highlights here!

First Innings (SRH Batting)

In a thrilling encounter at the Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium in Mullanpur, Mohali, Punjab Kings won the toss, and opted to bowl first against SRH. The first innings saw SRH put up a competitive total of 182 runs for 9 wickets in 20 overs.

The innings was kick-started with energy, but SRH faced early setbacks with the quick loss of Aiden Markram. However, Travis Head scored 21 off 15 balls. Abhishek Sharma provided a brief yet impactful innings, scoring 16 off 11 balls, showcasing his ability to accelerate early.

The spotlight of the innings shone brightly on Nitish Reddy, who crafted a masterful 64 off 37 balls. His innings was a blend of aggression and precision, hitting 5 sixes which played a pivotal role in building SRH’s total.

Despite some players getting starts, such as Rahul Tripathi and Heinrich Klaasen, SRH needed someone to carry on the momentum, which came in the form of Abdul Samad. Samad’s explosive 25 off 12 balls, striking at 208.33, added the much-needed late acceleration.

Contributions from Shahbaz Ahmed, who remained not out with 14 off 7 balls, further bolstered SRH’s position, ensuring they had a defendable total on the board.

Even the lower order, including Pat Cummins and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, added valuable runs towards the end. Every run added was crucial, considering the match ended with a narrow margin.

Arshdeep Singh (PBKS) was the standout bowler, taking 4 wickets for 29 runs in his 4.0 overs. Sam Curran and Harshal Patel also contributed with 2 wickets each

Kagiso Rabada (PBKS) also contributed with a wicket, bowling 4.0 overs and conceding 32 runs.

Second Innings (PBKS Batting)

In response, PBKS had a shaky start with Jonny Bairstow departing for a duck, putting early pressure on the chase. However, Shikhar Dhawan, the captain, steadied the ship with a patient 14 off 16 balls, but his efforts were not enough to keep the momentum going.

Sam Curran played a pivotal role in stabilising the innings. Curran’s explosive 29 off 22 balls, including 2 sixes, shifted the momentum in PBKS’s favour.

Sikandar Raza and Shashank Singh provided the late assault, with Raza scoring a quick 28 off 22 balls. Shashank Singh remained not out, scoring a vital 46 off 25 balls, ensuring PBKS stayed in the hunt till the very end.

Ashutosh Sharma also played a key role towards the end, remaining not out with a swift 33 off 15 balls, showcasing his ability to hit under pressure.  Bhuvneshar Kumar (SRH) took 2 wickets, bowling 4.0 overs.

Unfortunately, despite their efforts, PBKS fell short by just 2 runs, losing to Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Award Winners – PBKS vs SRH

  • Player of the Match: Nitish Kumar Reddy (SRH) for his brilliant performance with the bat (64 off 37) and bowling (1/33).
  • Electric Striker of the Match: Ashutosh Sharma (PBKS) with a strike rate of 220.
  • Super Sixes of the Match: Nitish Kumar Reddy (SRH) smashed 5 sixes.
  • Most Fours in the Match: Shashank Singh (PBKS) hit 6 fours.

Updated Points Table

Here’s the updated IPL 2024 Points Table after the PBKS vs SRH match:

  • Rajasthan Royals: Played 4, Won 4, Points 8, NRR +1.120
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: Played 4, Won 3, Points 6, NRR +1.528
  • Lucknow Super Giants: Played 4, Won 3, Points 6, NRR +0.775
  • Chennai Super Kings: Played 5, Won 3, Points 6, NRR +0.666
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad: Played 5, Won 3, Points 6, NRR +0.344
  • Punjab Kings: Played 5, Won 2, Points 4, NRR -0.196
  • Gujarat Titans: Played 5, Won 2, Points 4, NRR -0.797
  • Mumbai Indians: Played 4, Won 1, Points 2, NRR -0.704
  • Royal Challengers Bengaluru: Played 5, Won 1, Points 2, NRR -0.843
  • Delhi Capitals: Played 5, Won 1, Points 2, NRR -1.370

Bottom Line

In a breathtaking display of cricket, the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) edged out the Punjab Kings (PBKS) by a mere 2 runs in what turned out to be a high-octane IPL 2024 match. Nitish Reddy emerged as the hero for SRH with his spectacular innings, proving to be the difference in this tightly contested game. This match not only thrilled cricket fans with its end-to-end action but also highlighted the unpredictable and exciting nature of the IPL.

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