In the 37th match of IPL 2021, Punjab Kings defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 5 runs in the last ball match. Chasing the target of 126 runs, Hyderabad’s team could manage only 120 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 7 wickets despite Jason Holder’s stormy innings of 46 runs. Punjab bowlers defended the target of 126 runs by performing brilliantly. Ravi Bishnoi took three and Mohammed Shami took two wickets for the team. Earlier, batting after losing the toss, Punjab scored 125 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in 20 overs due to the innings of Adam Markram (27) and captain KL Rahul (21). Holder also took three wickets in the bowling.
Chasing the target of 126 runs, Hyderabad started very poorly and Mohammed Shami walked David Warner (2) in the first over itself. After this, Shami did not give any chance to captain Kane Williamson (1) in his next over to be set on the crease. After this Manish Pandey (13) and Wriddhiman Saha (31) had just added 22 runs for the third wicket that Ravi Bishnoi clean bowled Manish and gave Hyderabad the third blow. Ravi also bowled Kedar Jadhav (12) and showed the way to the pavilion. Abdul Samad (1) also could not show anything special with the bat. Struggling for 5 wickets in Hyderabad, Jason Holder breathed his life as he came and made the match exciting with 16 runs including two sixes in an over by Nathan Ellis. However, Punjab was successful in winning due to the fine bowling of Shami and Arshdeep.
Earlier, after losing the toss to bat, Punjab Kings did not have a good start and captain KL Rahul became the victim of Jason Holder after scoring 21 runs after making a good start. In the same over, the holder also showed the way to the pavilion to Mayank Agarwal (5). Chris Gayle (14) also could not show anything special with the bat. Nicholas Pooran (8) did collect a six as soon as he came, but in the same over, Sandeep Sharma made him walk. Deepak Hooda (13) became Holder’s third victim. In the last over, Harpreet Barr hit some good shots, due to which Punjab could reach 125 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 7 wickets.