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Punjab Kings beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by five runs in IPL

SRH have now been knocked out of the race for the play-offs

punjab-kings-1-pti Sharjah: Ravi Bishnoi of Punjab Kings celebrates the wicket of Wriddhiman Saha of Sunrisers Hyderabad during match 37 of the Indian Premier League between the Sunrisers Hyderabad and Punjab Kings, at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 | PTI Photo/Sportzpics for IPL

Punjab Kings dished out a disciplined bowling performance to notch up a five-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in a low-scoring IPL match here on Saturday.

SRH were knocked out of the race of the play-offs after the loss.

Opting to field, Sunrisers restricted Punjab Kings to a modest 125 for 7 with West Indies seamer Jason Holder (3/19) emerging as the most successful bowler with his three wickets.

He was ably supported by fellow pacers Sandeep Sharma (1/20), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1/34), spin duo of Rashid Khan (1/17) and Abdul Samad (1/9).

In reply, Sunrisers lost half of their side in 13 overs, slipping to 60 for five.

Jason Holder scored a 29-ball 47 not out but it was not enough in the end.

For Punjab, South African batsman Aiden Markram (27) was the top-scorer, while skipper KL Rahul contributed with run-a-ball 21 at the top.

Brief Scores:

Punjab Kings: 125 for 7 in 20 overs (Aiden Markram 27; Jason Holder 3/19). 

Sunrisers Hyderabad: 120 for 7 in 20 overs (Jason Holder 47 not out; Ravi Bishnoi 3/24). 

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