Kings XI Punjab snatched victory from the jaws of defeat to come from behind and defeat SRH by 12 runs at the Dubai International Stadium on Saturday, 24 October.
The resounding victory has still kept them in the hunt for the playoffs race following victories in their last four outings.
On Saturday, against a competent Sunrisers Hyderabad, they registered a dramatic win after being restricted to 126/7, courtesy Nicholas Pooran’s 32* off 28 balls.
Chasing 127, David Warner and Jonny Bairstow had the perfect start and SRH were cruising at 56/0 after 7 overs. But Punjab’s bowlers then stepped up and slowly started chipping away at the SRH batting order, eventually bowling out the team for 114.
From needing 20 runs in the last 3 overs, Hyderabad ended up losing 6 wickets as Chris Jordan and young Arshdeep Singh turned the match around, picking up 3 wickets apiece.
KXIP fans were thrilled to see their team win the match in such a stellar manner and while some appreciated young bowler Arshdeep Singh’s brilliant effort with the ball, some hailed Mandeep Singh for playing the match despite having lost his father
Loss of a loved one hurts, but what’s more heartbreaking is when one doesn’t get to say a final goodbye. Praying for @mandeeps12, @NitishRana_27 and their families to heal from this tragedy. Hats off for turning up today. Well played.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 24, 2020
— ᏒᎧᎷᏋᎧ (@Romeo_theboss) October 24, 2020
Arshdeep Singh Appreciation Tweet
➡️ They Say Young, inexperienced!
But He Showed To The World That How You Perform in Such Critical Situations.
➡️ Those Slow Balls and Mixup Of Variations, Only a Champion Player Can Do That.
Thank You @arshdeepsinghh Veere ❤️#KXIPvSRH pic.twitter.com/u9AQdEmwlE
— Satnam Sohal (@TheSikhBlood) October 24, 2020
Arshdeep what a star for kings 11 @lionsdenkxip well done
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 24, 2020
— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) October 24, 2020
guys like Natrajan and Arshdeep deserve much more than Unadkat.
— Kuptaan (@Kuptaan) October 24, 2020
Well well well ! I told you this team has got some momentum going @lionsdenkxip has snatched that game out of @SunRisers hands That’s what happens if you don’t go ahead of the run rate in a low scoring game ! Tables getting interesting ? #KXIPvSRH #IPL2020
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) October 24, 2020
KXIP is doing the opposite of last 2 years. They used to be in top 4 in the 1st half and choked in the 2nd half. This time they were at the bottom in 1st half and now they're accelerating in the 2nd half.
— Sayeed Rahman (@Iamsayeedrahman) October 24, 2020
You've to give credit here to the KXIP team who believed in themselves to restrict SRH on 114 when they needed 70 in 83 balls with all 10 wickets in hands. Ravi Bishnoi, Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin and Asrhdeep Singh all been miraculously well in this.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) October 24, 2020
What a victory @lionsdenkxip! Cricket is truly a mystery! As they say nothing is done in a game of cricket until the last ball is bowled! Absolute brilliant team effort from the Punjab boys! #KXIPvSRH #IPL
— Kris Srikkanth (@KrisSrikkanth) October 24, 2020
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) October 24, 2020
It’s a team win but this one should be for @mandeeps12 - lost his father and then turned out for @lionsdenkxip tonight. His loss can never be compensated but at least he can dedicate this one to his father #KXIPvSRH
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) October 24, 2020
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