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  • 11:35 PM IST

    OUT! Basil Thampi cleans up Mujeeb Zadran. And SRH Win by 13 runs. This is the second time that SRH have defended a low total.

  • 11:12 PM IST

    This has been an absolute pathetic display of batting by KXIP. They have fallen like a house of cards. Sandeep Sharma and Shakib Al Hasan have made life more difficult for lower-order of KXIP.

  • 10:59 PM IST

    OUT! Aaron Finch falls after hitting a six. He was trying the same shot. Shakib Al Hasan gets his first wicket. SRH could win it from here. Rashid Khan is on a roll. He scalps his second wicket. Karun Nair departs for 13.

  • 10:27 PM IST

    OUT! Rashid Khan gets his first wicket. KL Rahul was looking tentative against him. Unable to read the straighter one, Rahul does a forward defense and gets his off stump knocked over.

  • 10:08 PM IST

    KL Rahul and Chris Gayle has set the stadium on fire already. Both have added 30 runs in no time. Kane Williamson will need to find ways to take wickets cause containment won’t work for them.

  • 9:32 PM IST

    Manish Pandey and poor fielding has ensured that Sunrisers Hyderabad reach 133 . Pandey in the process has scored his 11th IPL fifty. Anikt Rajpoot starred with the ball taking 5 wickets. KXIP need 134

  • 9:11 PM IST

    Manish Pandey is nearing his 11th IPL fifty. He shared a 52 runs stand with Shakib Al Hasan for the third wicket. Shakib fell for 28 off 29. He was scalped by Mujeeb Zadran.

  • 8:53 PM IST

    Manish Pandey and Shakib Al Hasan have added 35 runs so far. They will look to take the SRH innings till the 20th over. Both would have been out if not for a dropped catch and a no-ball.

  • 8:25 PM IST

    OUT! Wriddihman Saha falls. He was going nowhere with his innings. Ankit Rajpoot gets his third wicket. Manish Pandey is joined by Shakib Al HAsan. SRH in a bit of worry here.

  • 8:13 PM IST

    OUT! Ankit Rajpoot gets his second wicket. Unplayable ball from him, gets Shikhar Dhawan to edge one towards a leaping Karun Nair. Superb start from KXIP.

  • 8:05 PM IST

    OUT! Kane Williamson falls for 0. Ankit Rajpoot gets his man. Williamson looking to pull the ball, gave a leading edge to the fielder at mid off. Wriddhiman Saha is out in the middle.

  • 8:01 PM IST

    Kane Williamson and Shikhar Dhawan are out in the middle for SRH. Ankit Rajpoot is starting the proceedings for KXIP. DHawan was lucky to survive on the first ball itself. Mujeeb Zadran is gone out of the field for treatment.

  • 7:37 PM IST

    Williamson: “Looks like a good batting surface, we will have to put up a good score on the board. The surfaces have been different this season, a lot more challenging. Chris is a very dangerous player, very good to watch if you are not the opposition. No changes for the playing XI.”

  • 7:35 PM IST

    Ashwin: “We are bowling first. The wicket seems to be pretty good. We have been winning games, these are quality players we are talking about. They are very important and will come good at the back-end of the tournament. Two changes for us. Gayle is back and Yuvraj misses out, Manoj Tiwary gets a game”

  • 7:34 PM IST
    Sunrisers Hyderabad ( XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson(c), Wriddhiman Saha(wk), Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Basil Thampi, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma

    Kings XI Punjab ( XI): Lokesh Rahul(wk), Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Aaron Finch, Manoj Tiwary, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Andrew Tye, Barinder Sran, Ankit Rajpoot, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
  • 7:33 PM IST

    As expected Manoj Tiwary comes in for Yuvraj Singh. Chris Gayle is also returning.

    SRH playing unchanged from last game.
  • 7:30 PM IST

    TOSS: KXIP win toss, Ashwin opts to field.

  • 7:28 PM IST

    Pitch report: “There is some greenary on the surface. It will help hold the pitch together. The carry should be good. The square boundaries are quite short. A score around 170 can be a winning total,”

  • 7:16 PM IST

    News from Hyderabad is that Manoj Tiwary might get a game today.

  • 7:15 PM IST

    Will we see Chris Gayle back into the playing XI for KXIP?

Chris Gayle scored a brisk hundred against SRH at Mohali © AFP
Chris Gayle scored a brisk hundred against SRH at Mohali © AFP

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab latest updates: Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 Match 25. The match will see Kane Williamson’s Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) take on Ravichandran Ashwin‘s Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. We will be bringing you the live updates, interesting tweets and stat facts from the cyberspace. KXIP are currently occupying the second place in the points table, while SRH are just below them at third place. This will be the third reverse game of this edition of IPL. The last time these two sides met at Mohali in Match. No 16, it was the Chris Gayle’s storm that blew Hyderabad to bits. KXIP defended a target of 194, restricting the Williamson’s side to 178. Both SRH and KXIP are coming on back of wins against Mumbai Indians and Delhi Daredevils respectively. It will a match-up between SRH’s bowling versus KXIP’s brutal batting.

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab squads:

SUNRISERS HYDERABAD T20 SQUAD: Kane Williamson, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Wriddhiman Saha, Shreevats Goswami, Alex Hales, Shikhar Dhawan, Shakib Al Hasan, Manish Pandey, Carlos Brathwaite, Yusuf Pathan, Rashid Khan, Ricky Bhui, Deepak Hooda, Siddarth Kaul, Thangarasu Natarajan, Mohammad Nabi, Basil Thampi, Sandeep Sharma, Sachin Baby, Chris Jordan, Billy Stanlake, Bipul Sharma, Mehedi Hasan KINGS XI PUNJAB T20 SQUAD: Ravichandran Ashwin, KL Rahul, Akashdeep Nath, Akshar Patel, Yuvraj Singh, Karun Nair, Chris Gayle, David Miller, Aaron Finch, Marcus Stoinis, Mayank Agarwal, Ankit Rajpoot, Manoj Tiwary, Mohit Sharma, Mujeeb Zadran, Barinder Sran, Andrew Tye, Pardeep Sahu