IPL 2017: SRH vs KXIP, 5 factors of winning

David Warner is the skipper of the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL

Sunrisers Hyderabad will take on Kings XI Punjab in the nineteenth encounter of Vivo IPL 2017 today, April 17, at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad.

Bhuvneshwar was the purple cap holder last season as well as he finished with 23 wickets in 17 matches at 21.30 with one four-wicket haul.

Vohra continued to be impressive but wickets at the other end kept flowing.

Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Kings XI Punjab by 5 runs in a thrilling contest at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium on Monday. In reply, opener Vohra single-handedly took Punjab on the brink of victory but his 50-ball knock, featuring nine fours and five sixes, couldn't prevent the visitors from being bowled out for 154 in 19.4 overs.

But an outstanding yorker from Bhuvneshwar caught Vohra plumb in front in the penultimate over to turn the tide in Hyderabad's favour.

Warner lost the toss and his team were put in to bat and the Australian opening batsman was forced to play a measured innings of 70 not out off 54 balls as his fellow batsmen crumbled around him.

In an eventful start, the next ball, also a sharp inswinger, was flicked for a four by Glenn Maxwell. The team possessed one of the best bowling attacks in IPL-10 with the likes of pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Afghanistan's Rashid Khan, the experienced Ashish Nehra, Ben Cutting, Bangladesh's Mustafizzur Rahman and all-rounders Yuvraj Singh and Moises Henriques in their ranks. And, two balls later, it became worse when Rashid sent back Wriddhiman Saha with a googly, this time hitting the off stump. The Vohra show began after that.

Although most batsmen struggled to get going, the skipper found able support from wicket-keeper Naman Ojha who struck a 20-ball 34.

Having swiftly switched his stance, Warner's reverse-ramp six past short third man broke the shackles in the seventh over, KC Cariappa being the bowler.

Mohit Sharma and Axar Patel were the leaders of the KXIP bowling unit as they took two wickets each.

Nabi's young compatriot, Rashid Khan plundered a six in the final ball of the 20th over to take Hyderabad to 159/6.

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