IPL 2018: Hyderabad beat Punjab by 13 runs in a thriller

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It was again a shocker of a match as Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Kings XI Punjab by 13 runs in a nail-biting Indian Premier League (IPL) match. Rashid Khan and Shakib Al Hasan shared five wickets between them to help Sunrisers Hyderabad defend a small 132.

Demoted to No.3, Kings XI Punjab squandered a watchful 55-run opening start from Chris Gayle and Lokesh Rahul before falling apart, as Rashid (3/19) and Shakib (2/18) triggered a batting collapse to see the team home amid thunderous applause from the vociferous crowd at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Thursday.

While Gayle (23 off 22 balls; 4×1, 6×2) started with a thunderous six over off-spinner Mohammad Nabi’s head before going into a shell, Rahul (32 off 26; 4×4, 6×1) sent the Afghan tweaker to the cleaners on three consecutive occasions to outscore his West Indian opening partner.

Rahul’s innings was laced with a range of stylish cover drives and straight drives even as Gayle found back his groove by welcoming medium pacer Basil Thampi for a thunderous six, and helping his side past the 50-run mark.

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It was again a shocker of a match as Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Kings XI Punjab by 13 runs in a nail-biting Indian Premier League (IPL) match. Rashid Khan and Shakib Al Hasan shared five wickets between them to help Sunrisers…