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  • 11:58 PM IST

    In the end it was an easy win for SRH, who go to the third spot in the IPL 2017 table.

  • 11:28 PM IST

    KXIP 181/9 in 20 overs, Target 208: Nehra bowls the final over. GONE! Hooda takes a simple catch at deep point. Mohit Sharma has to walk back for 2 off 4. FOUR! Outside edge and Ishant Sharma collects a four. Wicket off the final ball and SRH win by 26 runs and go second in the IPL 2017 table.

  • 11:24 PM IST

    KXIP 175/7 in 19 overs, Target 208: Bhuvneshwar back into the attack. Mohit and Anureet looking to tap the ball away and make it through to the 20th over. FOUR! Anureet slices the ball and gets it past short third man and backward point. 8 from that over.

  • 11:20 PM IST

    KXIP 167/7 in 18 overs, Target 208: Kaul comes back into the attack. Akshar smashes the ball in the air towards long off and Williamson almost pouches it with one hand. OUT! Akshar looks to clear long off, but Warner takes a simple catch. Akshar is dismissed for 16 off 9. FOUR! Full toss from Kaul and Anureet dispatches it to the vacant deep square leg boundary. A good over for SRH, 9 runs and a wicket off that.

  • 11:13 PM IST

    KXIP 158/6 in 17 overs, Target 208: Ashish Nehra back into the attack. The batsmen are just looking to survive and bat out the 20 overs. Having said that, Akshar loks to cut the ball but an under edge takes it to the third man fence. FOUR MORE! Full outside off and Akshar smashes it to the vacant deep cover boundary. KXIP need over 16 an over to win this match, which seems impossible at this stage. 12 off that over.

  • 11:08 PM IST

    KXIP 146/6 in 16 overs, Target 208: Akshar Patel is the new batsman for KXIP. Bhuvi is back into the attack. He has conceded just 12 from his first two overs and also picked up Guptill’s wicket. FOUR! Full outside off and Marsh guides the ball to the third man fence. Excellent start to the over. Akshar is off the mark immediately. OUT! Marsh skies one and Hooda runs in to take a good catch. Marsh’s innings comes to an end for 84 off 50. With that, whatever little chance KXIP had of winning this match has surely come to an end. Anureet Singh is the new batsman. 8 runs and a wicket from that over.

  • 10:58 PM IST

    KXIP 138/5 in 15 overs, Target 208: Kaul back into the attack. FOUR! Marsh cuts and Hooda despite a good effort lets the ball roll into the fence. SIX! STAND AND DELIVER! Marsh goes over deep cover. A four followed by a six! He is keeping KXIP alive in the match. DROPPED! Marsh gets another life. And this time it is WARNER, who drops a simple catch at deep mid-wicket. Looks like this is going to be Marsh’s day today. Above waist high no-ball. FREE HIT! Yorker. Marsh digs it out for a single. BOWLED HIM! Saha pulls but chops one back onto his wickets. He is gone for 2 off 4. Eventful over, 17 off it.

  • 10:52 PM IST

    KXIP 121/4 in 14 overs, Target 208: Rashid bowls his final over. OUT! Morgan looks to clear the deep mid-wicket fence but Hooda this time makes no mistake. Morgan is dismissed for 26 off 21 and that wicket brings an end to a good partnership. Marsh however still going strong. Wriddhiman Saha is the new batsman. Marsh is finding it difficult to pick Rashid, but manages to survive. Marsh ends the over with a boundary to long off. Rashid finishes with 1 for 16 from his 4 overs.

  • 10:47 PM IST

    KXIP 115/3 in 13 overs, Target 208: Henriques continues. SIX! Length ball and Eoin Morgan clears the long on fence. Great start to the over. He follows that up with a single to deep mid-wicket. FOUR! Marsh places the ball really well between long on and deep mid-wicket. He brings up his fifty off just 36 deliveries. FOUR MORE! Marsh smashes it back past the bowler. No chance for the man at long on. DROPPED, FOUR! Marsh skies one, but the man at deep mid-wicket drops a sitter. Deepak Hooda the culprit. How costly will that be? 19 off that over.

  • 10:43 PM IST

    KXIP 96/3 in 12 overs, Target 208: Rashid continues. FOUR! Short outside off from Rashid and Marsh cuts beautifully. Rare lose delivery from Rashid, rightly punished. 50 partnership between Morgan and Marsh off 37 deliveries. Batsmen look for the gaps, but are not able to find it. In the end they have to settle for just 8 runs from that over.

  • 10:40 PM IST

    KXIP 88/3 in 11 overs, Target 208: Henriques back into the attack. FOUR! Morgan smashes the ball into the cover fence. FOUR MORE! Morgan goes in the same direction. A much better over for KXIP. Couple of boundaries from it. 12 from it overall.

  • 10:36 PM IST

    KXIP 76/3 in 10 overs, Target 208: Rashid continues. he bowled a tight first over. The required run-rate is now over 13. KXIP need to start finding the fence at regular intervals. Yet another tight over from Rashid, just a single off it.

  • 10:30 PM IST

    KXIP 75/3 in 9 overs, Target 208: Kaul back into the attack. He bowled a brilliant first over, which included the wicket of Maxwell for 0. Runs coming in just singles, which is just not good enough at this stage. Yet another good over from Kaul, just 5 off it. Time for the strategic time-out.

  • 10:26 PM IST

    KXIP 70/3 in 8 overs, Target 208: Rashid Khan into the attack. He has been brilliant for SRH in this tournament. KXIP need to score at over 11 runs an over. Marsh’s wicket is key. Just 3 from Rashid’s first over, 2 off them were leg byes.

  • 10:22 PM IST

    KXIP 67/3 in 7 overs, Target 208: Moises Henriques into the attack. FOUR! What a shot from Marsh. A bit short and wide and Marsh pounces on it. Cuts it beautifully. New batsman Eoin Morgan is off the mark off the first delivery. Not a bad idea to give Marsh as much strike as possible. 8 off that over from Henriques.

  • 10:18 PM IST

    KXIP 59/3 in 6 overs, target 208: Deepak Hooda into the attack. FOUR! Hooda bowls short and Marsh cuts with ease. SIX! Marsh charges and hits the ball cleanly over long off. He needs to play a special innings today. FOUR! Marsh rocks back and hits the ball to Warner’s right into the long off fence. 17 from the over.

  • 10:14 PM IST

    KXIP 42/3 in 5 overs, Target 208: Siddharth Kaul into the attack. Kaul starts off with three dot balls. Pressure building on Marsh. FOUR! Short from Kaul, Marsh pulls, but the ball goes over the wicketkeeper’s head. That should ease some pressure on Marsh. He then takes a single off the next ball to bring Maxwell on strike. OUT! Maxwell just flicks the ball to the fielder at shirt fine leg for a duck. Big wicket this for SRH.

  • 10:09 PM IST

    KXIP 37/2 in 4 overs, Target 208: Nehra continues. FOUR! Marsh drives through the gap through covers, picks up his first boundary of the day. FOUR! Marsh cuts, the ball is timed extremely well and despite a good effort from Bhuvi at third man, he is not able to cut it out. GONE! Slow from Nehra and Vohra looks to hit it over the mid-on fielder. Sadly, Kaul, who is stationed there takes an easy catch. Vohra departs for 3 off 6. Glenn Maxwell is the new batsman. 9 runs and a wicket from that over.

  • 10:04 PM IST

    KXIP 28/1 in 3 overs, Target 208: Buvi continues. Vohra plays the ball on the on side and brings Guptill back on strike. OUT! Guptill looks to go over mid-wicket, but finds Henriques under it. Slower delivery from Bhuvneshwar pays off. Guptill dismissed for 23 off 11. Shaun Marsh is the new batsman. A much better over for SRH. Just 3 runs and a wicket off that.

  • 9:59 PM IST

    KXIP 25/0 in 2 overs, Target 208: Ashish Nehra bowls the second over. SIX! Short from Nehra and Guptill pulls it into the crowd at deep square leg. He is looking in the zone already. Ominous signs for SRH. FOUR! This time Guptill goes straight and beats the man at long off. FOUR to long on to end the over. 15 runs off it.

  • 9:54 PM IST

    KXIP 10/0 in 1 over, Target 208: Bhuvneshwar Kumar has the new ball in hand. Martin Guptill and Manan Vohra open the innings for KXIP. Guptill is away with a quick single to mid-on off the second delivery. Vohra runs the ball to third man to get off the mark immediately. FOUR! Guptill just chips the ball over the cover fielder to pick up the first boundary of the innings. FOUR! Guptill smashes the final ball past the mid-on fielder. Positive start for KXIP.

  • 9:38 PM IST

    Fifties from Warner, Dhawan and Williamson help SRH post 207 for 3. Here’s Kaustubh Mayekar’s innings report: IPL 2017: Warner, Dhawan help SRH post 208-run target vs KXIP

  • 9:30 PM IST

    SRH 207/3 in 20 overs: Mohit bowls the final over. 200 up for SRH. They have a lot of runs to defend and also have a quality bowling attack today. FOUR! Slow ball from Mohit and Williamson cleverly hoists it over short fine left to bring up his FIFTY off just 26 balls. What a knock this has been. 11 from the final over.

  • 9:25 PM IST

    SRH 196/3 in 19 overs: Ishant back into the attack. SIX! Full on off and Williamson smashes it over the deep mid-wicket boundary. What will Ishant’s response be? FOUR! it’s full outside off and Williamson gets some bat on it on its way to the third man boundary. Williamson is batting magnificently. He is nearing a remarkable fifty. WHAT A STOP! A short ball and Manan Vohra at deep mid-wicket catches the ball and throws it back on to the field without stepping on the ropes. Saves 4 vital runs for side. FOUR! Ishant at it again! A lose delivery and Williamson punishes it. 20 off the over.

  • 9:19 PM IST

    SRH 176/3 in 18 overs: Maxwell bowls his final over. He got the big wicket of Warner earlier. AND NOW HAS YUVRAJ’S WICKET! Yuvi top edges a pull and the ball ends up into the hands of Akshar at long off. Yuvi has to depart for 15 off 12. Moises Henriques is the new batsman. He has been in good form in this tournament. Batsmen dealing in ones and twos. Maxwell finishes with 2 for 29 from his 4 overs. He has been exceptional with the ball today.

  • 9:14 PM IST

    SRH 171/2 in 17 overs: Cariappa bowls his final over. FOUR! Poor fielding at the cover fence fetches Yuvraj his first boundary. KXIP concede 3 extra runs. FOUR! Full toss and he smashes the ball to the point boundary. that ball was just asking to be hit and Yuvi obliges. 11 runs from that over. Cariappa finishes with figures of 0 for 42 from his 4 overs.

  • 9:10 PM IST

    SRH 160/2 in 16 overs: Maxwell into the attack. Williamson has gotten himself off to a good start. Yuvraj is taking some time, but SRH will want him to explode today. Excellent over from Maxwell, just 5 runs off it.

  • 9:08 PM IST

    SRH 155/2 in 15 overs: Mohit back into the attack. FOUR! Dhawan pulls a slow, short ball to the fence. Good start to the over. OUT! Dhawan times the ball well, but finds Maxwell at the deep mid-wicket fence. Dhawan has to depart for 77 off 48, an excellent knock. FOUR! Williamson flicks the ball beautifully to mid-wicket. Yuvraj Singh is the new batsman for SRH. He is off the mark immediately. 12 off that over.

  • 9:02 PM IST

    SRH 143/1 in 14 overs: Cariappa continues. Dhawan and Williamson deal in ones and twos in that over. But Dhawan finds the fence off the fifth delivery, much to his relief. 12 runs from that over. Good one for SRH.

  • 8:56 PM IST

    SRH 131/1 in 13 overs: Akshar continues. KXIP getting in a few tight overs in at the moment. That wicket of Warner seems to have given them some confidence. With the pressure they are creating, it will not be surprising to see them get another wicket or two in quick succession. Once again, no boundaries from this over as well. But Williamson smashes the ball over the mid-wicket fence to get 11 off the over. Time for the second time-out of the day.

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Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of Match 33 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 between Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. I am Pramod Ananth and I will be bringing to you the live updates from his encounter. This is the first game at Mohali this season and being a home game, KXIP hold slight edge. However, SRH have the clear edge when we see the head-to-head count. From the 9 games the two sides have played against each other, SRH have won 7 while KXIP have won two. Full Cricket Scorecard, Kings XI Punjab vs Sunirsers Hyderabad, IPL 2017, Match 33

SRH, the defending champions, are third in the IPL 2017 points table with 4 wins from 8 matches, and 9 points in their kitty. Meanwhile, KXIP, who are coming off two back-to-back dismal seasons, are fifth on the table with 3 wins and 6 points. The Punjab side have received fresh boost ahead of this contest as Darren Sammy is fit for the match. Sammy, who was out due to an injury, for the first half of the tournament, might come in the side in place of Marcus Stoinis.

Meanwhile, a question mark still looms over Yuvraj Singh’s participation for SRH in this game. The southpaw has not recovered from the flu yet. Yuvraj’s unavailability will not just weaken the SRH side but will also mean disappointment for the crowd. Chandigarh being Yuvraj’s hometown, this very stadium is his home ground. Also, Mustafizur Rahman may continue warming the benches as leg-spinner Rashid Khan has been occupying one of the foreign slots with his inspiring bowling.

Squads:

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP): Hashim Amla, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), David Miller, Glenn Maxwell (c), Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, Manan Vohra, Axar Patel, Marcus Stoinis, T Natarajan, Swapnil Singh, Darren Sammy, Shaun Marsh, Eoin Morgan, Ishant Sharma, Martin Guptill, Anureet Singh, Varun Aaron, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Matt Henry, Nikhil Naik, Rahul Tewatia, KC Cariappa, Pardeep Sahu, Rinku Singh, Armaan Jaffer

Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (c), Naman Ojha (wk), Eklavya Dwivedi (wk), Kane Williamson, Ashish Nehra, Yuvraj Singh, Moises Henriques, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mustafizur Rahman, Tanmay Agarwal, Barinder Sran, Ricky Bhui, Bipul Sharma, Ben Cutting, Ben Laughlin, Chris Jordan, Abhimanyu Mithun, Pravin Tambe, Deepak Hooda, Siddarth Kaul, Mohammed Siraj, Vijay Shankar