Punjab Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Highlights today, Saturday 25-09-2021 – 37th Match (N), Indian Premier League season 14th from Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
Toss: Sunrisers chose to field.
IPL 2021 Points Table
Punjab Kings team: 1 KL Rahul, 2 Mayank Agarwal, 3 Chris Gayle, 4 Aiden Markram, 5 Nicholas Pooran, 6 Deepak Hooda, 7 Ravi Bishnoi, 8 Mohammed Shami, 9 Harpreet Brar, 10 Arshdeep Singh, 11 Nathan Ellis.
Sunrisers Hyderabad team: 1 David Warner, 2 Wriddhiman Saha, 3 Manish Pandey, 4 Kane Williamson, 5 Kedar Jadhav, 6 Abdul Samad, 7 Jason Holder, 8 Rashid Khan, 9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10 Sandeep Sharma, 11 Khaleel Ahmed.
Williamson: “I think the bowling and fielding did a fantastic job. The surface was a tough one. We were certainly backing ourselves to get close. A brilliant individual effort from Jason Holder. It has been a frustrating season… We need to learn a few lessons from the first half. For us, it was about building a platform… It was quite a challenge. The games come think and fast… The challenge is to pick ourselves up and come back… Every team is a strong team. We know what it takes…”
Post match presentation
Rahul, the winning captain: “Used to these games. Hope the TRP is up due to Punjab Kings. I’ll take the win – nothing else to say. Holder played phenomenal innings. He picked up two wickets in an over to get me and Mayank. He came and batted really well… There was no pace on the pitch. It was important for our team for Chris and others to get stuck in. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. It gives us the belief that if you put a decent total on the board, the pressure can make the opposition do funny things.
Shami got two wickets… The lesson for batsmen would be to not play too many shots and understand it is not a 160-170 wicket. If anyone was set, we could have put 140. I think Harpreet is a brilliant all-round cricketer. He has finished games for us… He is not easy to hit or step under and is a tall bowler. He is a very difficult bowler to get away with. Every time I go to him, he says, “Don’t worry, I won’t give away runs”…”
Holder is the Player of the Match: “Tough loss. Halfway we were in the game. Left a little bit too much in the back end to do. It was good to get a good start [with the ball]. Credit to Suchith, he wasn’t playing… [Hit more sixes than others?] That’s how the game plays. We were behind the eight ball… I just wanted to give myself a chance and strike well. Obviously, we have five games left and these are important games for us… The fans are always behind us, so got to play for them.”