IPL 2023: Just keep praying that I get to break bails like this in future, says Umran Malik to Rahul Tripathi
After Hyderabad got their first victory -- an eight-wicket win, top-order batter Rahul Tripathi, who played a fantastic knock, gifted the broken bails to Umran. In the match, the speedster picked 2/32 in his four overs as Hyderabad restricted Punjab to 143/9, before Tripathi made 74 not out to chase down the total in 17.1 overs.
IPL 2023: Tripathi fifty helps Sunrisers beat Punjab Kings for first win of season
Tripathi smacked his 74 off 48 deliveries and Markram smashed 37 off 21 deliveries as they raised 100 runs for the third wicket off 51 balls as Sunrisers Hyderabad scored 145/2 in 17.1 overs chasing a modest score of 143/9 in 20 overs built on an unbeaten 99 by PBKS skipper Shikhar Dhawan. The PBKS innings was destroyed by rookie leg spinner Mayank Markahde who claimed his first four-fer with a 4-15.
IPL 2023: Dhawan hits 99 not out but Markande's 4-15 restrict PBKS to 143/9
Dhawan blasted 12 boundaries and five sixes during his sensational innings and ended up scoring 69.2% of his team's runs. This is the second-highest per cent after Brendon McCullum blazed to 158 out of KKR's total of 222 (71.2%) in the first match in IPL history in 2008.
IPL 2023: Sunrisers win toss, elect to field first against Punjab Kings
"We'll bowl first. We are happy to chase. Looks like a good surface. Hopefully, we can bowl well upfront. To the eye, it looks a lot better. The atmosphere has been pretty calm, you can't fix anything in a day technically. Hopefully, we can get our first win. Two new caps are Klaasen and Mayank Markande, excited for them," said SRH skipper Aiden Markram at the toss.
Prabhsimran's form is a good sign since we don't have Bairstow, says PBKS batting coach Wasim Jaffer
PBKS rode on the fifties from captain Shikhar Dhawan (86 not out) and Prabhsimran Singh (60) to post a huge total of 197/4 in 20 overs. Later, pacer Nathan Ellis picked up four wickets for just 30 runs to help his side restrict RR to 192/7 in their allotted overs.Prabhsimran along with Dhawan slammed the Royals' bowlers to all parts of the ground to bring the team's fifty in just 4.2 overs.
'We were just one hit away from win', says RR captain Sanju Samson after a loss against PBKS
Chasing a huge 198-run target, the Royals had managed 57 in the powerplay, although they lost three wickets while doing so. Sanju stood tall and took the attack to the opposition in his style and played a crucial 42-run knock off 25 balls. "Yes I think it's very important in games like this, where the momentum shifts away from you. We started off really well, we finished the powerplay really well. I think in the middle (overs) we were expecting us to get those boundaries here and there.
IPL 2023: Nathan Ellis claims four-fer as Punjab Kings beat Rajasthan Royals by 5 runs in final over thriller
RR started the chase with a strange batting line-up as Ravichandran Ashwin came in to open with Yashasvi Jaiswal as Buttler went off the field immediately after taking the catch in the last over. Jaiswal started with an impressive six over square leg. In the next over, Arshdeep Singh struck to dismiss the in-form Jaiswal for 11 and Buttler came in to bat.
IPL 2023: Dhawan's unbeaten 85, Prabhsimran's 60 help PBKS to 197/4 against Rajasthan Royals
With his unbeaten 85 off 56 balls, Shikhar Dhawan completed his 50th 50-plus score in his IPL career. He now has 48 half-centuries and two tons, while Jason Holder was the pick of the bowlers for PBKS, picking up two wickets after conceding 29 runs in his four-over quota.
IPL 2023: Rajasthan Royals win toss; elect to bowl first against Punjab Kings
Both teams will take the field with no changes in their line-ups. After winning the toss, RR captain Sanju Samson said that some dew is expected and will look to use the opportunity to bowl first. "The players have gotten used to the conditions. We are going in with the same side," Samson said.
IPL 2023: Punjab Kings sign Gurnoor as replacement of injured Raj Bawa
Bawa, who played two games for PBKS last season, has been ruled out due to a left shoulder injury. His replacement Gurnoor, a left-handed batting all-rounder, made his first-class debut for Punjab in December 2022. He has featured in 5 first class matches and scored 107 runs at a S/R of 120.22 and picked up 7 wickets at an economy of 3.80.