PBKS VS SRH, SHARJAH STADIUM

Another game that’s gone down to the wire, kind of, and this time PBKS have ended on the right side of it.

PBKS VS SRH, SHARJAH STADIUM

Hyderabad only have themselves to blame really.

PBKS VS SRH, SHARJAH STADIUM

126 wasn’t the biggest of targets, even if you factor in the ultra-slowness of the pitch,

PBKS VS SRH, SHARJAH STADIUM

but they just had no impetus in the run chase until Holder’s arrival.

PBKS VS SRH, SHARJAH STADIUM

Warner and Williamson fell to Shami’s excellent new-ball burst and the Punjab boys then kept squeezing the run flow.

PBKS VS SRH, SHARJAH STADIUM

Saha, Pandey and Jadhav did get starts but none of them looked like taking the game away from the opposition.

PBKS VS SRH, SHARJAH STADIUM

It actually seemed like a comfortable win for Punjab before Holder started belting sixes for fun, taking the game deep but in the end, he lacked support.

PBKS VS SRH, SHARJAH STADIUM

If only someone else had also shown more intent. Not to take anything away from KL Rahul’s boys, they were exceptional with the ball.

PBKS VS SRH, SHARJAH STADIUM

This is the lowest score successfully defended in the IPL at Sharjah.