Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) team has returned to the winning track in IPL 2020. With Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) losing 12 runs on Saturday, Punjab have also kept their hopes of reaching the playoffs this season.
This thrilling win against Hyderabad was the fourth consecutive win of this tournament for Kings XI. In such a situation, the way KL Rahul and Co. defeated the Sunrisers while saving 127 runs, it led to a series of records.
Punjab’s second win defending the total of short runs
Significantly, in this match, the team of Kings XI Punjab gave Sunrisers Hyderabad a modest target of 127 runs in 20 overs. After the fast start of Hyderabad, it seemed that Punjab would have to face defeat in this match.
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But the team’s paces Chris Jordan and Arshadip Singh made a great comeback and gave Kings XI a great win. In such a situation, this is Punjab’s second victory in the IPL, defending the total of short runs. Kings XI’s most exciting win in this case came during the 2009 IPL against Mumbai Indians, saving 119 runs in Durban, South Africa.
Hyderabad failed to chase the smallest target
While Kings XI Punjab set the record with victory. So the second Hyderabad team also recorded an embarrassing record of not achieving the target of the lowest runs.
It was the lowest run target in the IPL for Sunrisers Hyderabad, which David Warner’s team could not achieve.
Earlier, this record for Hyderabad was 137 runs, when the team collapsed like cards in front of Mumbai Indians during the last IPL. With this, Hyderabad has become the fourth team in the IPL to lose its last 7 wickets within just 14 runs.