The Punjab Kings defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad in the last game of the group league and ended their campaign on a high note. The venue was Wankhede Stadium, where PBKS defeated the orange army by 5 wickets, and registered a dominant win, securing it by 29 runs. SRH batted first and put up 157 on the scoreboard with the loss of 8 wickets. PBKS in the second innings batted dominantly and chased down the score successfully in 15.1 overs, losing only 5 wickets. Here are 3 factors that led Punjab Kings to secure the win.
PBKS bowling unit doing well
The Punjab Kings bowlers indeed did very well in bowling, as they limited SRH within a reasonable total of 157. Though Livingstone and Arshdeep didn’t pick up wickets, but were very economical, Kagiso Rabada and Nathan Ellis picked up 1 and 3 wickets respectively, and Harpreet Brar did a remarkable performance by picking up 3 wickets in 4 overs conceding 26 runs. He was also given the man of the match award.
Top-order doing well
PBKS openers started the innings on a good note with Bairstow scoring 23 of 15 and Dhawan scoring 39 of 32. Also, Shahrukh Khan played a decent cameo of 19 of 10 deliveries with 2 balls and a six. The impressive performance by the top-order batsmen of Punjab Kings helped them to secure the win with ease.
Livingstone finishing well
At the end, big hitter Liam Livingstone handled the business efficiently by scoring speedy innings of 49 of 22 balls with 2 fours and 5 sixes. His innings helped PBKS to register the win long before the last over, with 29 balls left. Also, Jitesh played a good cameo too, scoring 19 of 7 balls with 3 fours and a six.