Dubai: Prior to IPL 2020, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) was considered a strong contender for this season. But now the story has changed and the team has suffered a fifth defeat in this tournament with a 69-run defeat against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Thursday.
After this defeat, troubles have also arisen for the Punjab team’s playoff hopes. Meanwhile, we are going to tell you about the reasons against which Punjab team has suffered this embarrassing defeat against Hyderabad.
Punjab bowlers craving for first wicket
This match for Kings XI Punjab was bad from the beginning. The team had to wait till the 16th over of the innings to take the first wicket of Sunrisers Hyderabad. During this, Hyderabad openers attacked the bowlers of Punjab and added 160 runs for the first wicket.
Johnny Bairstow’s left catch
At the beginning of Hyderabad’s innings, Kings XI Punjab captain Lokesh Rahul had a catch of Johnny Bairstow (17) on the score of 17 runs. Taking advantage of that life, Bairstow played an explosive innings of 97 runs in 55 balls in this match.
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Mayank Agarwal run out
Batting in a good rhythm in this tournament, Kings XI Punjab opener Mayank Agarwal was batting in a good rhythm against Hyderabad too, but due to a misunderstanding with KL Rahul, Agarwal was on a personal score of 9. Run out and keep going.
Maxwell’s poor form continues
Punjab team is constantly giving opportunity to Glenn Maxwell and every time he has been giving disappointment to the team with his bat. In front of the Sunrisers (SRH), Maxwell scored 7 runs in 12 balls, showing a bad game and went out to the pavilion on the crucial occasion.
Wickets fell in consecutive flakes
Initially, the process of falling wickets continued for the team of Kings XI throughout the match. If a batsman had stayed with Nicolas Pooran of Punjab, perhaps the result of this match would have been different. Punjab lost their 7 wickets during the last 7 overs. However, Puran scored 77 runs in this match.