Akshar Patel dismissed David Warner for 58 © IANS
Akshar Patel dismissed David Warner for 58 © IANS

The Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) bowling attack restricted Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) to a paltry score in Match 27 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 at Mohali on Monday. David Warner scored a rapid 58 off 41 balls, but he was not backed up by the the others as SRH could only manage 150. Live Scorecard: Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad IPL 2015 Match 27

SRH were on the back foot right from the start. Sandeep Sharma continued his good form, and bowled an excellent over to Warner to start the game. Having played out a maiden, Warner hit a couple of boundaries off Mitchell Johnson, who opened bowling for KXIP for the first time this year. However, the momentum was short-lived, as Dhawan was out edging an attempted pull to Murali Vijay at slip. Live Updates: Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad IPL 2015 Match 27

Hanuma Vihari made his way in at No. 3 and played a couple of beautiful shots for four, but was ultimately out to an ugly hook for nine. Warner kept going at the other end though, hitting 10 fours and a six in his innings. As long as he was there, SRH were in with a serious chance of getting a big score. IPL 2015 Highest run-scorer: List of best batsmen in IPL 8

As soon as he was dismissed — chipping Akshar Patel to David Miller — SRH suffered a massive drop in the run rate. Moises Henriques and Naman Ojha then added 45 runs, but at just over a run-a-ball. The Miller-Akshar combination accounted for Naman soon thereafter, as he was out slogging to the deep. IPL 2015 Highest wicket-taker: List of best bowlers in IPL 8

Ravi Bopara did not last long, edging Johnson behind to Wriddhiman Saha for a two-ball duck. Ashish Reddy and Henriques tried to get things going, but Henriques ended up getting bowled for a 32-ball 30 in the 20th over of the innings. However, Reddy was not willing to give up, hitting a couple of sixes in the last over to boost the SRH total to 150. Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015: Complete coverage

Brief scores:

Sunrisers Hyderabad 150 for 6 in 20 overes (David Warner 58, Moises Henriques 30; Akshar Patel 2 for 25) vs Kings XI Punjab.

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(Shiamak Unwalla, a reporter with CricketCountry, is a self-confessed Sci-Fi geek and Cricket fanatic. His Twitter handle is @ShiamakUnwalla)