IPL 2021: Match 37, SRH vs PBKS: SRH will lock horns with the PBKS in the 37th match of the IPL 2021 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. It will be the second doubleheader match of the day with RR & DC locking horns earlier in the day.
Both the teams are coming off in today’s match on the back of devastating losses but not by the same margin of defeat. While SRH was clinically beaten by DC, PBKS suffered a narrow two-run defeat to RR in a game that was earlier in their control.
SRH won the toss & elected to bat first, however, their decision didn’t well down as opener David Warner got out for a duck. Even the newly elected captain of SRH Kane Williamson couldn’t get going & neither did other batters could make a difference with the bat. SRH lost wickets at regular intervals. Late cameos by Rashid Khan & Abdul Samad added crucial runs to SRH’s scoreboard & guided them to a sub-par total of 134/9/. Despite some scintillating performances by SRH bowlers, they couldn’t get back into the match.
While chasing an average 135 runs target, Delhi Capitals were quick to get over the line thanks to the stunning performance with DC’s batting lineup. Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw & Shreyas Iyer’s useful knocks helped their side to chase the target with 13 balls to spare.
On the other hand, Punjab Kings were ahead in tehri run chase against RR but eventually succumbed when they were required to put up eight runs off the last two overs. After winning the toss & opting to bowl, PBKS were good enough to restrict RR to 185/9. Arshdeep Singh picked up a five-wicket haul, while Mohammed Shami picked up three wickets.
In reply, PBKS put up a 120 run stand with KL Rahul dismissing on 49. Aiden Markram & Nicholas Pooran put up a 57 runs stand to take PBKS near to victory. However, RR bounced back & exerted pressure on PBKS even when they required eight runs from the last two overs to win the clash.
Chetan Sakariya bowled the penultimate over by conceding four runs & then came Tyagi to bowl the crucial last over. Tyagi displayed a bowling masterclass by conceding just one run & giving RR the much-needed breakthrough by sending Nicholas Pooran & Deepak Hooda back to the pavilion in the final over to register a gutsy two-run win over PBKS.
SRH is languishing at the bottom of the Points table by securing a single win out of eight matches while PBKS are second-last in the Points Table by sealing three wins of nine matches they have played. Both the teams will head in today’s clash with the aim of sealing a victory & moving up in the Points table. PBKS still have a chance to qualify for the playoffs but today’s clash is a do-or-die contest for SRH. With both the bottom-placed teams eyeing a win, an exciting contest would be on cards today on the grounds of Sharjah.
Match: IPL 2021, Match 37, SRH vs PBKS
Date: September 25, 2021 (Saturday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah.
It should be a hot evening in Sharjah, with an average temperature of 36 degrees celsius.
The surface at Sharjah is batter-friendly as the dimensions of the ground are small & batsmen could easily hit some big shots. The venue is known for high-scoring encounters and the next game isn’t expected to be any different. Sharjah has helped chasing teams and batting second should be the way forward for the teams.
Wriddhiman Saha (WK), David Warner, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson (C), Abdul Samad, Kedar Jadhav/ Abhishek Sharma, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, and Sandeep Sharma.
Punjab Kings: KL Rahul (c/wk), Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Moises Henriques/ Fabian Allen, Harpreet Brar, Adil Rashid/ Nathan Ellis, Mohammad Shami, Ishan Porel, and Arshdeep Singh.
As both the teams are at the bottom of the Points table, PBKS seems stronger than SRH as evident from their performances so far. SRH batting & bowling order lack consistency & fire to snatch victory from the hands of Punjab Kings. The kings have the power & consistency required to win today’s clash & get into the fight for the playoffs
Prediction: PBKS to win.
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