SRH vs KXIP LIVE: Powerplay update: David Warner, Wriddiman Saha blaze to 77/0 vs Kings XI Punjab

David Warner and his new opening partner Wriddhiman Saha – the man with hundred in an IPL final – tore in the sloppy Kings XI Punjab bowling unit, blazing away to 77/0 in the powerplay overs. SRH raced to their 50 in just four overs – the fastest team 50 in IPL 2019 so far in Match 48 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.

Arshdeep Singh started well to Warner with a yorker first up followed by two dots, but he drifted in line twice and was punishes with Warner taking two fours towards fine leg as nine runs came of the first over. Mujeeb ur Rahman, in for this game, was hit for the first six off the match over long-on as XX runs came off the second over.

Wriddhiman Saha, bumped up the order also, had  fluent start as he took on the young Arshdeep Singh over mid-on for a four and then god a bye that went four with debutant Prabhsimran Singh, caught by the awkward bounce off a slower one. 15 runs came off the over.

Mujeeb’s second was also taken for runs with Warmer finding the fence twice and Saha once as 18 runs off the over came and the team up was up in the four over.  (SRH vs KXIP: Toss Report)

Saha stuck into Mohammad Shami’s first over with a four and a six after Shami first four balls had yielded just three runs. 13 runs came off it. Ravichandran Ashwin was greeted with a six first ball by Warner, a slog sweep behind square, but gave five singles thereafter. 11 runs came off it as Warner ended the powerplay on 37 off 24 balls while Sahan raced to 28 off just 12 balls.

Earlier, KXIP skipper Ashwin won the toss and elected to bowl first against SRH in Match 48 of IPL 2019 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad on Monday. (SRH vs KXIP: LIVE BLOG)

Three changes for both the teams as Abhishek Sharma, Shandeep Sharma and Mohammad Nabi back in the 11 for SRH while for KXP Prabhsimran Singh makes his debut and Mujeeb ur Rahman is back. (SRH vs KXIP: LIVE SCORE)

Teams:

Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): David Warner, Kane Williamson(c), Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, K Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma

Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI): Lokesh Rahul, Chris Gayle, Mayank Agarwal, David Miller, Nicholas Pooran(w), Simran Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin(c), Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Mujeeb Ur Rahman