PBKS vs SRH Highlights IPL 2024: Nitish Reddy’s half-century SRH beat PBKS by 2 run


PBKS vs SRH Highlights

PBKS vs SRH Highlights IPL 2024, Nitish Reddy’s 64 off 37 balls, steered Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) to a narrow 2-run victory against Punjab Kings (PBKS) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. This win secures their third victory in the tournament. Following this triumph, SRH maintains their fifth position on the points table. Arshdeep Singh stood out as the top bowler for Punjab Kings, securing a four-wicket haul.

Match – 23rd Match, PBKS vs SRH, IPL 2024

Venue – Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium, Mullanpur, Chandigarh

Date – 9 April 2024, Tuesday

Time – 7:30 pm

Toss – Punjab Kings have won the toss and decided to field first

PBKS vs SRH Highlights IPL 2024


Punjab Kings Indians (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan(c), Jonny Bairstow, Jitesh Sharma(w), Ashutosh Sharma, Sam Curran, Shashank Singh, Sikandar Raza, Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh

Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): Travis Head, Abhishek Sharma, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen(w), Abdul Samad, Nitish Reddy, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pat Cummins(c), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jaydev Unadkat, T Natarajan

Punjab Kings Impact substitutes: Prabhsimran Singh, Nathan Ellis, Tanay Thyagarajan, Rahul Chahar, Rishi Dhawan

Sunrisers Hyderabad Impact substitutes: Umran Malik, Mayank Markande, Washington Sundar, Glenn Phillips, Rahul Tripathi

Match Preview

Punjab Kings have played four matches in this IPL 2024 season but secured two victories, whereas Sunrisers Hyderabad have won 2 out of their 4 matches.

Punjab Kings won their first and last matches from DC in Chandigarh and GT in Ahmedabad but would back to their home ground Chandigarh for their third win.

Sunrisers Hyderabad showcased their batting strength against Mumbai Indians posting a total of 277/3. In their last match, SRH secured a convincing 6-wicket victory over CSK in Hyderabad. However, they faced defeats in their other two matches against KKR at Eden Gardens and GT in Ahmedabad.

PBKS vs SRH Highlights

Sunrisers Hyderabad Innings

Despite losing three wickets within the powerplay for the first time, Sunrisers Hyderabad recovered as Nitish Reddy played a superb knock. He initially started slow but accelerated as the innings progressed, forming a 50+ partnership with Samad. Arshdeep dismisses both Head and Markram in the same over.

However, a flurry of wickets after the 16th over disrupted their momentum. Shahbaz managed to hit a couple of boundaries in the 19th over, and a six off the last ball from Unadkat pushed them past 180. Nitish achieved his maiden IPL fifty. SRH’s aggressive batting approach helps them reach a respectable total of 182/9.

Arshdeep was the standout bowler, claiming a four-wicket haul with two wickets each in his second and third overs. Harshal Patel and Sam Curran also supported him well taking two wickets each. Rabada secured only one wicket.

Sunrisers Hyderabad Scorecard

PBKS vs SRH Highlights

Punjab Kings Innings

Despite PBKS’ fragile batting lineup, Bhuvneshwar Kumar delivers an excellent first over. Cummins dismisses Bairstow for a duck. Bhuvneshwar claims the wicket of Dhawan, who departs for 14 runs. Natarajan returns to the attack and removes Sam Curran.

Punjab Kings losing 3 wickets on the first 6 overs, ultimately cost the match. Sikandar Raza and Shashank Singh looked dangerous in the middle order.

With 67 runs needed off the last four overs. However, the heroes from Punjab’s previous game put up a brave fight. Shashank Singh hits three boundaries in an over off Bhuvneshwar, while his partner Ashutosh Sharma strikes back-to-back fours off Cummins. With 39 needed off the last two overs, Natarajan concedes a couple of boundaries but then bowls a couple of yorkers to give away just 10 runs off the penultimate over.

The final over is eventful, with three dropped catches (two of them resulting in sixes), three wides, and three sixes. Shashank and Ashutosh played a great innings, contributing consistently to PBKS.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar claimed two wickets while all other bowler secured one wicket each.

PBKS vs SRH Highlights
PBKS vs SRH Highlights: Markram congratulated Nitish Reddy after taking wicket

Punjab Kings Scorecard


Sunrisers Hyderabad Squad: – Aiden Markram, Travis Head, Glenn Phillips, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Mayank Agarwal, Rahul Tripathi, Upendra Singh Yadav, Abdul Samad, Anmolpreet Singh, Nitish Kumar Reddy, Wanindu Hasaranga, Washington Sundar, Marco Jansen, Sanvir Singh, Abhishek Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Pat Cummins (c), Umran Malik, T Natarajan, Akash Singh, Mayank Markande, Jhathavedh Subramanyan, Shahbaz Ahamad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Jaydev Unadkat

Punjab Kings Squad: – Shikhar Dhawan(c), Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Jitesh Sharma(w), Shashank Singh, Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Rilee Rossouw, Tanay Thyagarajan, Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Vidhwath Kaverappa, Chris Woakes, Rishi Dhawan, Sikandar Raza, Ashutosh Sharma, Atharva Taide, Nathan Ellis, Shivam Singh, Prince Choudhary, Vishwanath Singh

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