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IPL 2024: SRH vs PBKS Match Highlights

IPL  •  20 May, 2024  •  65,650 Views  •  ⭐ 3.0

Written by Shivani Chourasia

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In an electrifying match on Sunday, Sunrisers Hyderabad took on the Punjab Kings in the 69th match of IPL 2024 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. The game not only highlighted the strategic plays from both teams but also set the stage for the playoffs, marking a critical point in the season.


New Leadership and a Strategic Decision

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Under the new captaincy of Jitesh Sharma, replacing Sam Curran for this crucial game, Punjab Kings faced a significant challenge. Sharma, stepping up as the wicketkeeper-batter, made a decisive move by opting to bat first after winning the toss. This match was critical as Punjab Kings were left with Rilee Rossouw as their only overseas player, putting additional pressure on the Indian contingent to perform.

A Dynamic Start

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The Punjab Kings' innings started strong with Indian openers Prabhsimran Singh and Atharva Taide at the helm. The duo managed to put up a formidable 69 runs in the powerplay. Prabhsimran Singh showed his prowess with a smashing 71 off 45 balls, setting a solid foundation. Following him, power-hitter Rilee Rossouw contributed a quick 49 off 24 balls, intensifying the innings. Despite the absence of regular captain Shikhar Dhawan, the team's performance did not falter, showcasing depth and resilience.



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Punjab’s Finishing Flair

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As the innings progressed, the captain Jitesh Sharma played a pivotal cameo, scoring a rapid 32 off 15 balls. His performance in the death overs was crucial, helping the Punjab Kings post a challenging total of 214-5 in their allotted 20 overs. This strategic batting not only set a high bar but also demonstrated Sharma's leadership in guiding the team to a competitive score.

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