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Bhuvneshwar's five-fer helps Sunrisers Hyderabad defend 159

Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked a five-wicket haul in the game
Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked a five-wicket haul in the game
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Sunrisers Hyderabad 159-6 (Warner 70) beat
Kings XI Punjab 154 (Vohra 95) by five runs
19th match, Indian Premier League, Hyderabad
Scorecard

Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked a five-wicket haul including a decisive penultimate over as Sunrisers Hyderabad overcame a brilliant 95 from Manan Vohra to win the 19th match of the Indian Premier League by five runs.

Chasing a target of 160 runs, Punjab lost Hashim Amla (0) in the first over, trapped LBW. Glenn Maxwell (10) started his innings with a couple of boundaries but soon holed out to long-off to give Bhuvneshwar (5-19) his second wicket.

Vohra (95) ended the powerplay strong with a six followed by a couple of boundaries but the Afghanistan bowlers, Mohammad Nabi (1-28) and Rashid Khan (2-42) accounted for Eoin Morgan (13), David Miller (1) and Wriddhiman Saha (0) in successive overs to reduce Punjab to 62 for five.

In overs 15 and 16, Vohra smashed three fours and as many sixes to reach his fifty but lacked support from the other batsmen in an innings where the next highest score was just 13.

With the target down to 16 runs from the final two overs, Punjab looked favourites with Vohra at the crease but Bhuvneshwar bowled a brilliant penultimate over. He picked two wickets including the key one of Vohra and completed a five-wicket haul.

Punjab needed 11 runs off the final over in which they managed just five runs to hand a five-run victory for Hyderabad.

Earlier, after put into bat first, David Warner (70 not out) played a splendid innings and was partially supported by Naman Ojha (34) to help Hyderabad post 159 for six in their 20 overs.

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