Watch: Abhishek Sharma bowled a brilliant carrom ball to get rid of Deepak Hooda
Punjab Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad clashed with each other in the first game of Wednesday which has played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Mumbai.
Speaking about the game, Punjab Kings elected to bat first after winning the toss. However, all their plans have been buried by the Hyderabad bowlers as they didn't allow the batsmen to get settled on the track.
The skipper of Punjab KL Rahul handed a simple catch Kedar Jadhav in the over of Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Mayank Agarwal followed him with the numbers 22 as Rashid Khan grabbed a stunning catch of Khaleel Ahmed's spell.
Nicholas Pooran has continued the string of single-digit scores. Even the Universe Boss failed to add runs with the bat and been sent back to the dressing room by Rashid Khan.
After that, Abhishek Sharma bowled a stunning carrom ball to get rid of Deepak Hooda who was looked good with the willow on one end.
Watch the video here:
Did Sunrisers Hyderabad chase the total?
Shahrukh Khan once again showed his worth by scoring valuable 22 runs including two sixes in his innings. In the end, Punjab Kings posted a total of 120 runs on the board.
Jonny Bairstow and David Warner opened the innings for Sunrisers Hyderabad. They got a fiery start and smashed the likes of the opposition bowlers all around the park.
Punjab Kings has been dominated by the openers and could not get the breakthrough till the end of the 10th over of the game. It was Fabian Allen who came to bowl the 11th over for his side and scalped David Warner for 37 runs.
Then Kane Williamson took charge with Jonny Bairstow as both the players finished the game for their team. Jonny Bairstow got the Man of the Match award for his heroics with the bat, scoring 63 runs.
Punjab Kings will face Mumbai Indians in their upcoming game whereas Sunrisers Hyderabad is going to clash with Delhi Capitals on Sunday.
Watch the interview of Abhishek Sharma:
See the reaction of the fans:
Abhishek Sharma bowled that ball in 2019 by the way. Not a new ball from him. Carrom ball, back spinner(this one) and a stock delivery.— Flighted Leggie 🏏 (@flighted_leggie) April 21, 2021
Abhishek Sharma under David Warner captaincy pic.twitter.com/nDPOOiW0sI— HΛRI🦅 (@Urstrulyhari52) April 21, 2021
Abhishek Sharma here used his middle finger to get some back revs on the ball. Little bit like a mirror image of what R Ashwin did. The ball should ideally out swing a bit. Look at the seam presentation which is sustained with the flick. Top skills. https://t.co/B7xkkTubue— Cricket With Ash (@CricketWithAsh) April 21, 2021