Both KXIP and SRH are coming off losses © IANS
Both KXIP and SRH are coming off losses © IANS

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(Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad clash in the 27th match of the IPL 2015. Catch live cricket scores and updates here)

When Sunrisers Hyderabad had crawled to 150/6 earlier in the evening, it did not look like Kings XI Punjab will struggle as badly in their chase as they did today. KXIP lost a couple of early wickets, and they could not find a partnership that could bail them out of trouble. SRH win their third match in IPL 2015, but there’s a very long way to go. Here’s Shiamak Unwalla’s final report of the KXIP vs SRH IPL 2015 Match 27.

Live Cricket Score Kings XI Punjab 126/8 in 19 overs: Praveen Kumar gets a wicket as David Warner takes a fine catch running in from long on to end Anureet Singh’s innings. Johnson is struggling a bit, he is limping between the wickets. Impressive win this by the Sunrisers Hyderabad, they beat Kings XI Punjab by 20 runs.

BATTING: Mitchell Johnson 4 (6), Sandeep Sharma 1 (1)

OUT! Anureet Singh c David Warner b Praveen Kumar 0 (2)

Live Cricket Score Kings XI Punjab 126/8 in 19 overs: Superb over from Bhuvneshwar Kumar as Dhawan and Johnson fail to get the big runs. Dhawan shuffles across the wickets to get a four but is trapped in front of the wickets and is declared OUT leg before.

BATTING: Mitchell Johnson 1 (2), Anureet Singh 1 (2)

OUT! Rishi Dhawan lbw Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4 (6)

Live Cricket Score Kings XI Punjab 123/7 in 18 overs: Boult continues the good work for his side but is his on the final ball for a four by Saha, as the ball hits his boots and goes for a FOUR as he tried to play a scoop shot. Weird it was. And Saha has fallen on the final ball! A lose stroke and Praveen Kumar takes an easy catch at short square leg. But wait, umpires are checking for no-ball! It looks, very, very, very close! OUT! Umpire gives it in favour of the bowler.

BATTING: Rishi Dhawan 3 (3)

OUT! Wriddhiman Saha c Praveen Kumar b Wriddhiman Saha 42 (33)

Live Cricket Score Kings XI Punjab 116/6 in 17.1 overs: BOWLED! Boult comes back for his final over and immediately gets success! Akshar Patel is cleaned up on the first ball! KXIP in trouble!

BATTING:  Wriddhiman Saha 38 (31),

OUT! Akshar Patel b Trent Boult 17 (13)

Live Cricket Score Kings XI Punjab 116/5 in 17 overs: Saha and Akshar have slowly got hold of this chase in their control. Good over for KXIP’s perspective as Saha hits a four on the third ball and good running between the wickets get them another runs. This partnership for the sixth wicket is of runs now. KXIP need 35 more to win from 18 balls.

BATTING:  Wriddhiman Saha 38 (31), Akshar Patel 17 (12)

Live Cricket Score Kings XI Punjab 105/5 in 16 overs: It’s not all over for KXIP as they also have luck on their side. Saha is DROPPED by Boult who was running from short third man to take a leading edge. The asking rate is nearing 12, KXIP need couple of big hits to force their way back in the game. SIX! Saha gets hold of the final delivery, sends it over the ropes on the leg side! KXIP are coming back alive! 46 runs needed from 24 balls now.

BATTING:  Wriddhiman Saha 31 (28), Akshar Patel 13 (9)

Live Cricket Score Kings XI Punjab 93/5 in 15 overs: Boundaries have dried up, but Akshar brings some hope with a massive six over the leg side off Henriques as KXIP continue to survive. They now need 58 to win from 30 balls.

BATTING:  Wriddhiman Saha 20 (23), Akshar Patel 12 (8)

Live Cricket Score Kings XI Punjab 79/5 in 14 overs: The Sunrisers Hyderabad are cruising towards a victory here as KXIP do not look like launching an onslaught. Praveen Kumar’s second over in the game gets KXIP only four runs in the over. They now need 72 from six overs.

BATTING:  Wriddhiman Saha 15 (20), Akshar Patel 3 (5)

Live Cricket Score Kings XI Punjab 75/5 in 13 overs: Lucky for Saha as a mishit falls short of Trent Boult at mid on. KXIP are completely on the backfoot, as they now need 76 runs from 42 balls.

BATTING:  Wriddhiman Saha 13  (18), Akshar Patel 1 (1)

Live Cricket Score Kings XI Punjab 72/5 in 12.2 overs: HUGE WICKET! Pressure gets the better of Miller the Killer, who gets down the wicket for a big hit but ends up hitting very high in the air and Trent Boult takes a good catch!

BATTING:  Wriddhiman Saha 10 (14)

OUT! David Miller c Trent Boult b Karn Sharma 15 (14)

Live Cricket Score Kings XI Punjab 71/4 in 12 overs: Henriques continues. No intention to go big as yet from the Punjab batsmen as of yet. Both Miller and Saha dealing in singles and doubles. The asking rate is nearing 10 an over now. KXIP need 80 from 48 balls.

BATTING:  David Miller 15 (13), Wriddhiman Saha 10 (14)

Live Cricket Score Kings XI Punjab 65/4 in 11 overs: Another excellent over from Sunrisers Hyderabad’s perspective as KXIP batsmen add only four runs off it. KXIP now need 86 more to win from 54 balls.

BATTING:  David Miller 13 (11), Wriddhiman Saha 6 (10)

Live Cricket Score Kings XI Punjab 61/4 in 10 overs: Miller and Saha have a huge task in their hand to keep scoring more than eight runs an over. Half-way through the stage, KXIP now need 90 more runs to win.

BATTING:  David Miller 11 (8), Wriddhiman Saha 4 (7)

Live Cricket Score Kings XI Punjab 56/4 in 9 overs: Wriddhiman Saha has walked out to bat after the horrendous wicket of Vijay. KXIP need to be careful as they cannot afford more wickets, the asking run rate is already in excess of eight runs an over.

BATTING:  David Miller 9 (6), Wriddhiman Saha 2 (3)

Live Cricket Score Kings XI Punjab 53/4 in 8.2 overs: Would you believe it! David Miller called for a second run which was not possible at all, and Murali Vijay has walked back to the pavilion with his side being in complete shambles at the moment! This was after Miller had already hit a four on the first ball of the over from Karn Sharma!

BATTING:  David Miller 8 (5)

OUT! Murali Vijay run out 12 (16)

Live Cricket Score Kings XI Punjab 48/3 in 8 overs: David Miller has come to the middle and KXIP need a partnership desperately. They need another 103 from 72 balls to win.

BATTING: Murali Vijay 12 (16), David Miller 3 (3)

Live Cricket Score Kings XI Punjab 45/3 in 7.3 overs: WICKET! Huge blow to the Kings XI Punjab as their skipper George Bailey has fallen! Moises Henriques gets the big wicket as Karn Sharma takes a fine catch.

BATTING: Murali Vijay 11 (15),

OUT! George Bailey c Karn Sharma b Moises Henriques 22 (16)

Live Cricket Score Kings XI Punjab 42/2 in 7 overs: Karn Sharma comes on. Bailey is looking to be aggressive here. Bailey and Vijay look to keep the scoreboard ticking as they add another five runs to the total. Kings XI  Punjab need 109 runs in 78 balls.

BATTING: Murali Vijay 11 (15), George Bailey 20 (14)

Live Cricket Score Kings XI Punjab 36/2 in 6 overs: Praveen Kumar comes on and a very slow first ball is hit on the leg side for FOUR by George Bailey! The second delivery is wide, down the leg side. And that is followed up with another big wide on the leg. The next legit delivery is smashed through point for another FOUR! Even better! Bailey gets on backfoot to ram one over midwicket for another FOUR! 16 runs scored in the over. 

BATTING: Murali Vijay 9 (13), George Bailey 16 (10)

Live Cricket Score Kings XI Punjab 21/2 in 5 overs: Boult comes on for this third over and Bailey and Vijay scramble to add four runs off the left-arm pacer. KXIP need these two cool-minded cricketers to strengthen their chase.  

BATTING: Murali Vijay 9 (13), George Bailey 3 (4)

Live Cricket Score Kings XI Punjab 17/2 in 4 overs: George Bailey comes into the middle as Kings XI Punjab need these two to put up a strong stand here. KXIP need another 134 runs to win from 16 overs, with eight wickets in hand. 

BATTING: Murali Vijay 6 (8), George Bailey 2 (3)

Live Cricket Score Kings XI Punjab 13/2 in 3.1 overs: And ANOTHER WICKET! Bhuvneshwar Kumar gets Shaun Marsh as an inside edge knocks off the batsman’s leg-stump. Sunrisers are taking the advantage early on in this innings! Big blow! 

BATTING: Murali Vijay 4 (6),

OUT! Shaun Marsh b Bhuvneshwar Kumar 1 (4)

Live Cricket Score Kings XI Punjab 13/1 in 3 overs: Boult struggles with his line as he bowls one wide on the leg and then another big one on the off to David Miller. Good over for the Sunrisers as they get a wicket and only three runs were scored in it.

BATTING: Murali Vijay 4 (6), Shaun Marsh 1 (3)

Live Cricket Score Kings XI Punjab 10/1 in 2.2 overs: WICKET! Boult has his man as Manan Vohra gets an inside edge and the ball crashes into the wickets!

BATTING: Murali Vijay 4 (5),

OUT! Manan Vohra b Trent Boult 5 (9)

Live Cricket Score Kings XI Pun jab 9/0 in 2 overs: Manan makes room on the first ball and slams a four over the covers. Bhuvneshwar Kumar then improvises and keeps the batsman stuck at the crease for the next three deliveries. KXIP now need 142 runs to win from 18 overs.

BATTING: Murali Vijay 3 (4), Manan Vohra 5 (8)

Live Cricket Score Kings XI Punjab 4/0 in 1 over: Three runs on the second ball as Vijay hits well on one which was on the pads. Manan Vohra is hit on the pads on the first ball he faces, and then there is an inside edge. Four off the first over from Trent Boult.

BATTING: Murali Vijay 3 (4), Manan Vohra 1 (2)

Players are out there in the middle. Trent Boult to deliver the first over. Murali Vijay and Manan Vohra will bat first.

The innings was nothing but a painful struggle for almost every Sunrisers batsman, barring David Warner and Ashish Reddy. These two showed some gumption. Their fans would say Naman Ojha and Moises Henriques did well in their partnership, but honestly, more than one way they squandered the platform. Here’s Shiamak Unwalla’s report of SRH innings.

Live Cricket Score Sunrisers Hyderabad 150/6 in 20 overs: SIX on the fourth ball as Ashish Reddy gets hold of one and sends it flying over the ropes. The fifth ball is hit even bigger! Again over long on boundary but into the stands! Single off the final ball pushes SRH to 150, eventually!

BATTING: Ashish Reddy 22 (8), Karn Sharma 1 (1)

Live Cricket Score Sunrisers Hyderabad 136/6 in 19.2 overs: Another batsman falls to a weird stroke as Moises Henriques shuffles to play a Sandep Sharma delivery on the leg side, but has been cleaned up!

BATTING:  Ashish Reddy 9 (5)

OUT! Moises Henriques b Sandeep Sharma 30 (32)

Live Cricket Score Sunrisers Hyderabad 136/5 in 19 overs: No big hits yet from the Sunrisers batsmen and Anureet also mixes up his deliveries well. It will be interesting to see if at all they go past the 150-run mark. Excellent over as SRH batsmen are able to get only five runs from it.

BATTING: Moises Henriques 30 (30), Ashish Reddy 9 (5)

Live Cricket Score Sunrisers Hyderabad 131/5 in 18 overs: Ashish Reddy is in and he manages to irk Johnson without even facing a ball! Reddy pulls back just when Johnson was to release the ball, because of the insects at the wicket. Johnson is not happy, throws the ball at the stumps. FOUR! The fourth ball is hit over mid off by Reddy, who makes room to get the boundary. The final ball is just lofted in the air, does not even clear the in field!

BATTING: Moises Henriques 27 (26), Ashish Reddy 7 (3)

Live Cricket Score Sunrisers Hyderabad 123/5 in 17.2 overs: Second-ball duck for Ravi Bopara! Poor from the SRH batsman as he is caught behind on the second ball off Johnson!

BATTING: Moises Henriques 26 (25), 

OUT! Ravi Bopara c Wriddhiman Saha b Mitchell Johnson 0 (2)

Live Cricket Score Sunrisers Hyderabad 123/4 in 17 overs: Nine runs and a wicket from the over as Ravi Bopara has joined Moises Henriques at the crease. How many do you think SRH can add from the last 18 deliveries?

BATTING: Moises Henriques 26 (25), Ravi Bopara 0 (0)

Live Cricket Score Sunrisers Hyderabad 121/4 in 16.4 overs: Now Moises finds his mojo as he dances down the wicket and hits a FOUR off Akshar on the first ball. Naman’s painful stay at the crease is over as looking for a big hit he gets holed out at long on!

BATTING: Moises Henriques 24 (23)

OUT! Naman Ojha c David Miller b Akshar Patel 28 (26)

Live Cricket Score Sunrisers Hyderabad 114/3 in 16 overs: Mind boggling stuff from the SRH batsmen who are literally jogging while taking runs. Moises puts in a dive to get in time! Better, from Naman who thwarts the fourth ball from Anureet for a FOUR through covers.  And another FOUR! Fine leg was in a circle as Naman gets some much-needed runs for his side. Good over for the Sunrisers, 10 runs added to the total.

BATTING: Moises Henriques 17 (20), Naman Ojha 28 (25)

Live Cricket Score Sunrisers Hyderabad 104/3 in 15 overs: SRH have managed to go past the 100-run mark, thanks to the good aggressive intention shown by David Warner early on. Six runs off Akshar’s over.

BATTING: Moises Henriques 16 (19), Naman Ojha 19 (20)

Live Cricket Score Sunrisers Hyderabad 98/3 in 14 overs: Johnson comes back on. A quiet over as SRH batsmen struggle to find boundaries. Six runs from the over as SRH continue to struggle.

BATTING: Moises Henriques 14 (17), Naman Ojha 15 (17)

Live Cricket Score Sunrisers Hyderabad 92/3 in 13 overs: Poor from Naman as he hits in the air recklessly, but past the fielder at mid off and gets a FOUR on the first delivery from Rishi Dhawan. Poor again from Naman, as he sends back Henriques back to strike when a misfield ensured a single on the third ball. Another stroke in the air from Naman, but this time for a single straight to long off. Time for another break.

BATTING: Moises Henriques 12 (14), Naman Ojha 11 (13)

Live Cricket Score Sunrisers Hyderabad 85/3 in 12 overs: Anureet Singh comes on to replace Akshar Patel. Ojha is not comfortable in the middle as couple of hits are straight to the fielders and he is also beaten once. He has been a prolific scorer in the domestic scene, but not so good in the IPL. Single off the fourth ball. Time for Henriques to prove his selection ahead of Dale Steyn among the imports. Three runs from the over.

BATTING:  Moises Henriques 11 (12), Naman Ojha 5 (9)

Live Cricket Score Sunrisers Hyderabad 82/3 in 11 overs:  Kings XI Punjab have slowly regained the control with their slow bowlers. Murali Vijay has done a fine job so far as he has not yet bowled a loose delivery. Six runs off the 11th over in the innings as SRH once again look to pick up.

BATTING:  Moises Henriques 10 (11), Naman Ojha 3 (4)

Live Cricket Score Sunrisers Hyderabad 76/3 in 10 overs: Naman Ojha is the new man in and he plays the first delivery straight to the extra cover fielder.

BATTING:  Moises Henriques 7 (8), Naman Ojha 0 (1)

Live Cricket Score Sunrisers Hyderabad 76/3 in 9.5 overs: Clever from Warner as he gets down on the knees and hits a FOUR on the first ball from Akshar in the fine leg area. WICKET! Warner has fallen! The pressure gets better of the SRH captain who has fallen on the second last ball, caught at long on!

BATTING:  Moises Henriques 7 (8)

OUT! David Warner c David Miller b Akshar Patel 58 (41)

Live Cricket Score Sunrisers Hyderabad 70/2 in 9 overs: Vijay to bowl after the drinks break. There is width on the first ball but Warner hits straight to extra cover. Similar delivery as Warner hits towards the deep and brings up his HALF-CENTURY! SRH batsmen dealing in singles and doubles at the moment after the early blitz. Only four runs from the over.

BATTING: David Warner 52 (38), Moises Henriques 6 (6)

Live Cricket Score Sunrisers Hyderabad 65/2 in 8 overs: Akshar Patel comes on. SRH batsmen take singles on the first and the third deliveries. A very good start this from the left-handed spinner as the SRH batsmen are not able to play most of the deliveries with conviction. Time for strategic break.

BATTING: David Warner 49 (33), Moises Henriques 5 (5)

Live Cricket Score Sunrisers Hyderabad 61/2 in 7 overs: Time for spin as Murali Vijay has been summoned to stop Warner. A single is taken on the first ball by Moises Henriques, and the third ball is hit on off side for another single. SRH batsmen deal only in singles in this over. Five runs off Vijay.

BATTING: David Warner 47 (29), Moises Henriques 3 (3) 

Live Cricket Score Sunrisers Hyderabad 56/2 in 6 overs: Runs for Vihari as a good, solid front foot punch gets him his first FOUR through the covers off Anureet Sharma. Single on the second ball as there was width. 50 up for the Sunrisers in the sixth over of the game! BEAUTIFUL SHOT! Vihari has all the time to hit a slowish, short delivery as he lofts it towards long-on for FOUR, but is OUT on the final ball! Short ball does the trick as Vihari mishits and is caught by short midwicket!

BATTING: David Warner 46 (25),

OUT! Hanuma Vihari c Manan Vohra b Anureet Singh 9 (8)

Live Cricket Score Sunrisers Hyderabad 46/1 in 5 overs: FOUR! Sandeep’s first ball is slammed through covers for another boundary as Warner is making most of the rhythm here! Second ball is a dot but the third is hit in the air, straight down the wicket for another FOUR! One more! Warner finds gap through covers once again, another FOUR! Vihari can only watch from the other end, Warner is doing it all for the Sunrisers as of now. Fifth ball is defended, and the final ball is hit on the leg side for another FOUR! Three boundaries in the over!

BATTING: David Warner 45 (25), Hanuma Vihari 0 (3)

Live Cricket Score Sunrisers Hyderabad 30/1 in 4 overs: Little bit of width from Warner and Johnson is smashed for a FOUR on the first ball by his compatriot. SIX!!! Warner is turning this on as he makes room on the second ball and hits over the third man region for maximum! Johnson is being punished here. And another FOUR! Sheer timing from Warner who hits one on the off stump for a boundary straight down the wicket! Single on the fourth ball as Warner pulls but does not get enough bat on it. The next two balls are dots.

BATTING: David Warner 29 (19), Hanuma Vihari 0 (3)

Live Cricket Score Sunrisers Hyderabad 15/1 in 3 overs: After a couple of strokes straight to the fielders, Warner gets his third four which is through the covers. The penultimate ball is defended on the backfoot, and a single on the final ball. SRH need a strong partnership at the top. Can Vihari provide good support to Warner?

BATTING: David Warner 14 (15), Hanuma Vihari 0 (1)

Live Cricket Score Sunrisers Hyderabad 10/1 in 2 overs: Poor start from Mitchell Johnson is somehow subdued with that wicket. Hanuma Vihari is the new man in, beaten outside off on the first ball.

BATTING: David Warner 9 (9), Hanuma Vihari 0 (1)

Live Cricket Score Sunrisers Hyderabad 10/1 in 1.5 overs: Shikhar Dhawan pushes the first ball from Mitchell Johnson on the off side and takes a single. And a FOUR! Unorthodox from Warner, who dances down the wicket, gets a thick edge well over the slip and the wicketkeeper. Another FOUR as Warner lifts one outside off over the covers. Johnson has been expensive, poor start this! Single on the fourth ball for Warner. WICKET! Dhawan is caught at first slip! Dhawan tries to pull but is beaten by pace, and the ball hits the batsman’s helmet after taking the edge and flies straight to Murali Vijay at first slip!

BATTING: David Warner 9 (9),

OUT! Shikhar Dhawan c M Vijay b Mitchell Johnson 1 (2)

Live Cricket Score Sunrisers Hyderabad 0/0 in 1 over: Sandeep Sharma is spot on with his line and length as despite playing all first four balls, David Warner is not able to get a run. Was that OUT! Sandeep pitched one in the line of the leg stump, yes, outside leg, and the ball moved away after hitting the pitch and then hits Warner on the back foot. NOT OUT. Warner beaten on the final ball, and it’s a maiden!

BATTING: David Warner 0 (6), Shikhar Dhawan 0 (0)

Do have a look at the pitch. Or if we manage to provide you a photo of it, we will do that. You CANNOT differentiate the pitch from the outfield! It’s ALL GREEN!

Okay, will Bumble like this statement: The famous duo of David-Dhawan, oops, David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan, have strode out to the middle and are marking their guards. Mitch Johnson was seen rubbing the pitch, but it is Sandeep Sharma who will bowl the first over.

No Viru pa for the Kings XI and Sunrisers still not happy with how Dale Steyn has gone about his job this IPL. Well, tough times for the champion cricketers! You never know when and where it starts and how does it all end.

Well, it looks like Bumble is certainly not enjoying the music out there at the PCA Stadium. It’s okay, Bumble! This is what IPL is all about, isn’t it?


TOSS: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) captain George Bailey has won the toss and elected to field  first, against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).


Kings XI Punjab: Murali Vijay, Shaun Marsh, Manan Vohra, George Bailey, David Miller, Wriddhiman Saha, Akshar Patel, Rishi Dhawan, Mitchell Johnson, Anureet Singh, Sandeep Sharma

Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan, Naman Ojha, Ravi Bopara, Hanuma Vihari, Moises Henriques, Ashish Reddy, Karn Sharma, Praveen Kumar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Trent Boult

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog of the 27th match in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015, as Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) lock horns with the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium in Mohali, on Monday. This is Devarchit Varma, and I will be bringing you the over-by-over updates from the match.

The runners-up from the IPL 2014, Kings XI Punjab are having a horrendous run in the tournament as after six matches, they are reeling at the bottom of the IPL 2015 Points Table, with only four points to their credit. KXIP have played six matches and have lost four of them, which has also affected their Net Run Rate. PREVIEW: KXIP vs SRH IPl 2015 Match No. 27 here

On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) are also not in a very comfortable position either. SRH have also playd six matches and have lost four, but their two wins have given them a better NRR compared to the KXIP. While KXIP have their NRR of -1.112, the Sunrisers’ NRR is of -0.264. IPL 2015 Points Table & Team Standings

Both KXIP and SRH are coming off from losses and they will be desperate to put up a better show in this game. They have excellent players in their ranks, but the failure to put up a consolidated show has hurt them the most.  IPL 2015 Most 6s and 4s: List of most dangerous batsmen in IPL 8


Kings XI Punjab: George Bailey (c), Virender Sehwag, Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, Mitchell Johnson, Murali Vijay, Shaun Marsh, Akshar Patel, Sandeep Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha, Manan Vohra, Thisara Perera, Rishi Dhawan, Anureet Singh, Karanveer Singh, Nikhil Naik, Parvinder Awana, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Yogesh Golwalkar, Beuran Hendricks, Shivam Sharma, Shardul Thakur.

Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Dale Steyn, Karn Sharma, KL Rahul, Ishant Sharma, Trent Boult, Kane Williamson, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Naman Ojha, Praveen Kumar, Siddharth Kaul, Ashish Reddy, Parvez Rasool, Moises Henriques, Ravi Bopara, Ricky Bhui, Chama Milind, Eoin Morgan, Prasanth Padmanabhan, Bipul Sharma, Hanuma Vihari.

Catch live cricket scores and ball-by-ball commentary of KXIP vs SRH IPL 2015 Match 27 at Mohali here