SRH vs PBKS IPL Score: Jason Holder removed PBKS openers in his first over.© BCCI/IPL
SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) have won the toss and elected to bowl first vs Punjab Kings (PBKS) in Match 37 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah. Chris Gayle is back in PBKS playing XI as the side made three changes. Australia fast bowler Nathan Ellis who recently became the first bowler to claim a hat trick on T20I debut vs Bangladesh is playing his first IPL match for PBKS. Kane Williamson-led SRH are going ahead with the same team that played vs Delhi Capitals. Both the teams are coming after a series of consecutive defeats and are in the bottom half of the points table with PBKS sitting in seventh spot and SRH in eighth. Kings are coming after a close defeat in their previous game vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) where Kartik Tyagi conceded just one run in the final over. Punjab have three wins from their nine games so far in this season while Hyderabad won just a single game in their eight matches. SRH can finish their league stage with a maximum of 14 points if they win their remaining six matches but even then, their qualification will depend on the results of other teams. (LIVE SCORECARD)
IPL 2021 Live Score Updates Between SunRisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings, Straight From Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
SRH Bowlers Steal Show!
Just two overs left and SunRisers Hyderabad bowlers have done a great job as they never allowed any batsman to settle down. Punjab Kings are 104/6 with no main batter on the crease.
Third Wicket For Holder!
Holder to Hooda, OUT!! Excellent catch from Jagadeesha Suchith!! He is not in the eleven but he impressed with his two catches so far in the game.
Hooda c (sub) Suchith b Holder 13(10) (4s-1)
Abdul Samad to Hooda, FOUR, to extra cover. Terrific shot from Deepak Hooda!!
Abdul Samad to Markram, OUT, and easy catch for Manish Pandey. Bowling change worked for SRH.
Aiden Markram departs after getting a good start.
Markram c Manish Pandey b Abdul Samad 27(32) (4s-2)
Khaleel Ahmed to Markram, FOUR to the off-side. Much needed boundary for PBKS.
FOURTH WICKET Falls! Six on the previous ball but this time Pooran fails to deliver on the knuckle ball. Caught and bowled by Sandeep Sharma.Pooran c and b Sandeep Sharma 8(4) (6s-1)
Sandeep Sharma to Nicholas Pooran, SIX on the third ball his inning, over deep mid-wicket.
Big Wicket For SRH As Chris Gayle Departs!
Rashid Khan to Gayle, appeal for LBW and umpire Kumar Dharmasena has given him OUT.
Gayle reviewed the decision but that too fails him to save as the ball was hitting the wickets straight.
Chris Gayle lbw b Rashid Khan 14(17) (4s-1)
PBKS 57/3 after 10.4 overs.
Khaleel Ahmed to Gayle, FOUR, to long-on. Back to back boundary for Punjab Kings.
PBKS In Trouble!
After seven overs Punjab Kings have 32 runs on the board with the loss of two wickets. Jason Holder removed openers KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal in his first over by giving away just a single run. Chris Gayle is batting along with Aiden Markram as PBKS are eyeing for a rebuild.
Holder Strikes Again!
ANOTHER WICKET!!!!!! Mayank Agarwal has to go this time.
Excellent over from Jason Holder as he removed both the openers.
Mayank c Williamson b Holder 5(6)
OUT!!!! Jason Holder gave his team the first breakthrough on his first ball.
PBKS skipper KL Rahul departs.
Rahul c (sub) Suchith b Holder 21(21) (4s-3)
SCOOP From KL Rahul!
FOUR!! This time to fine leg. Excellent SHOT from KL Rahul and he completes his 400 runs this season.
Sandeep Sharma to KL Rahul, FOUR to third man.
Bhuvneshwar to Rahul, FOUR, to third man. First boundary of the match.
Good Start From SRH!
Good over from Sandeep Sharma. Just three runs from the first over.
Sandeep Sharma to KL Rahul, single, first run for PBKS.
Players In Middle!
Players are in the middle. Last match star openers for PBKS- KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal on the crease. Sandeep Sharma got the ball for SRH.
DC Back On Top Of Points Tally!
Delhi Capitals registered a comfortable win against Rajasthan Royals by 33 runs to go on top of the points table.
PBKS Playing XI: Chris Gayle Back, Nathan Ellis Makes IPL Debut!
Punjab Kings Playing XI: KL Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Harpreet Brar, Arshdeep Singh, Nathan Ellis
3 changes for us
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) September 25, 2021
No Changes In SRH Playing XI!
SunRisers Hyderabad Playing XI: David Warner, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Kane Williamson(c), Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) September 25, 2021
Speculations On PBKS XI, Eyes On Chris Gayle!
Punjab Kings dropped Chris Gayle as Aiden Markram made his IPL debut in the previous match. Markram added 26 runs off 20 balls at No.3 on his debut vs Rajasthan Royals where PBKS middle-order choked in the Kartik Tyagi’s incredible final over. Chris Gayle is the leading run-scorer in T20 cricket and recently he started playing at No.3 for his various T20 sides. He played few good knocks for PBKS as well while batting at No. 3. So, all eyes will now be on PBKS team management whether they would continue with the same combination or bring back the Universe Boss in the playing XI.
Hello And Welcome!
Hello and Welcome to the Live Blog of Match 37 between SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Punjab Kings (PBKS) in the Indian Premier League 2021. Both the teams are at the bottom half of the points table with a string of defeats this season. PBKS are at the seventh position while SRH are at the eighth spot. SRH have just a single win off their eight games and that too came vs Punjab Kings when the two sides met earlier in this season.
Tune in for all the updates here as we wait for an exciting clash to begin at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah.
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