Ankit Rajpoot, Shikhar Dhawan, IPL 2018, SRH, KXIP, Rashid Khan, Chris Gayle
Ankit Rajpoot picked first fifer for Punjab © AFP

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) once again defended a low total. This time against the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the match 25 of Vivo IPL 2018. SRH could only manage to post 132 after being put to bat, courtesy Ankit Rajpoot. Rajpoot took the first fifer for KXIP and finished with figures 4-0-14-5. Chris Gayle and KL Rahul provided KXIP with a good start building a partnership of 55 or the first wicket. It was Rashid Khan  who got the first wicket of Rahul which opened the floodgates.

KXIP were soon all out for 119 with Rashid picking 3 for 19. He was well accompanied by Shakib Al Hasan, Sandeep Sharma and Basil Thampi. With the win SRH climbed up the points table chart with 10 points just below Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in terms of run rate.

Here is how KXIP and SRH players have fared after Match 25 of 2018 IPL:

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH): 

Player Performance Rating
Wriddhiman Saha 6 (9), 1 r.o 3/10
Shikhar Dhawan 11 (8), c1 3/10
Kane Williamson 0 (3), c2 3/10
Yusuf Pathan 21* (19) 4/10
Manish Pandey 54 (51) 8/10
Basil Thampi 2.2-0-14-2, c1 6/10
Shakib Al Hasan 28 (29), 3-0-18-2 7/10
Sandeep Sharma 4-0-17-2 7/10
Rashid Khan 4-0-19-3 8/10
Siddarth Kaul 4-0-25-0 5/10
Mohammad Nabi 4(2), 2-0-24-0 1/10

SRH team average: 5.4

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP):

Player Performance Rating
KL Rahul 32 (26) 5/10
Chris Gayle 23 (22) 4/10
Mayank Agarwal 12 (15), c2 3/10
Karun Nair 13 (17), c1 3/10
Aaron Finch 8 (4) 2/10
Manoj Tiwary 1(5), 1-0-10-0 1/10
Ravichandran Ashwin 4-0-34-0, 4(6), c1 2/10
Andrew Tye 4-0-28-2, 4(2), c1 2/10
Barinder Sran 3-0-27-0, 2(5) 2/10
Ankit Rajpoot 4-0-14-5, 8(9) 9/10
Mujeeb Zadran 4-0-17-1, 10(5) 4/10

KXIP Team average: 3.3

Brief scores

Sunrisers Hyderabad 132 for 6 in 20 overs (Shikhar Dhawan 11, Manish Pandey 54, Shakib Al Hasan 28; Ankit Rajpoot 5 for 14, Mujeeb Ur Rahman 1 for 17) beat Kings XI Punjab 119 in 19.2 overs (KL Rahul 32, Chris Gayle 23, Karun nair 13; Rashid Khan 3 for 19, Sandeep Sharma 2 for 17, Basil Thampi 2 for 14, Shakib Al Hasan 2 for 18) by 13 runs.

Player of the Match: Ankit Rajpoot.