After Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) won a close game against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), an upbeat Muttiah Muralitharan said that the Indian Premier League (IPL) was all about close wins. He reiterated that close wins are the nature of the T20 format in general. REPORT: Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Kings XI Punjab by 5 runs

He went on to say, that he was just happy the Sunrisers came out on top and that the margin of victory was irrelevant since the victors will tajke the points that are most crucial in the end. He heaped heavy praise on the knocks of David Miller and David Warner, both of whom, scored in their eighties. Scorecard: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab at Hyderabad

He was optimistic about his teams chances of making it through the playoffs suggesting that SRH had to win just one game off the remaining two against Mumbai Indians (MI) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to have a good chance of making it through. Updates: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab at Hyderabad