IPL 2024: Punjab Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad – Match Highlights and Key Moments

In a thrilling Indian Premier League (IPL 2024) match in Mullanpur, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) defeated Punjab Kings (PBKS) by a score of just two runs on Tuesday.

Requested to bat first, SRH amassed a respectable 182/9, largely due to the outstanding performance of the young sensation Nitish Reddy, who wowed with a quick 65 off 37 balls.

With strong blows from Shashank Singh and Ashutosh Sharma, Punjab Kings, in response, almost won the match despite a shaky beginning. They were unable to duplicate the magic of their previous match, though, and eventually lost by a few runs.

PBKS vs. SRH Highlights: Arshdeep and Curran Take Down SRH’s Top-Order

For SRH, the game started badly as their top order collapsed quickly. Within the first five overs, Travis Head, Abhishek Sharma, and Aiden Markram were bowled out for just 39 runs.

The main men responsible for destroying SRH’s top order were Arshdeep Singh and Curran. Sharma was helpless against Curran’s onslaught, and Head and Markram were victims of Arshdeep’s skilful bowling.

Highlights of PBKS vs. SRH: Nitish Reddy’s Ascent from Slow Starter to Speedster

Nitish Reddy stood out as SRH’s lone fighter amid the wreckage of the upper class. He batted at No. 4, showing a maturity beyond his years as he aggressively and cautiously repelled the PBKS attack.

His innings was divided into two parts: he started the innings cautiously with 14 runs off the first 18 balls, then he quickly picked up 50 runs off the next 19 balls, finishing with an incredible 65 off 37 balls that included five huge sixes and four boundaries. Abdul Samad’s quick cameo and Reddy’s valiant efforts helped SRH to a respectable 182/9.

Highlights of PBKS vs. SRH: Bairstow and Prabhsimran Dhawan Leave Cheaply

The Punjab Kings pursuit began with a dive, much like a rollercoaster. The team’s scoreboard appeared hopeless after Pat Cummins and Bhuvneshwar Kumar swiftly eliminated Jonny Bairstow and Prabhsimran Singh, respectively.

Their problems were exacerbated by the early removal of captain Shikhar Dhawan, who left PBKS at 20/3 after 4.4 overs.

PBKS vs SRH Highlights: Curran’s Counterpunch and Cummins’ Catch of the Day

In the face of difficulty, Curran went on the offensive, smashing the ball into every corner of the field. His quick but explosive 29 off 21 balls came to an end when Cummins produced a brilliant catch at mid-off to stop Curran’s onslaught.

PBKS vs SRH Highlights: Shashank and Ashutosh’s Valiant Effort In Vain

Even though the cards were stacked against them, Ashutosh Sharma and Shashank Singh intervened just in time. Their brilliant batting in the final overs revived hopes of an unlikely victory.

They launched a torrent of shots, cutting the target extremely close, with four overs remaining and needing 67 runs. Just two runs separated PBKS and victory despite their incredible effort, which included three sixes in the last over.