Punjab Kings dished out a disciplined bowling performance to notch up a five-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in a low-scoring IPL match in Sharjah on Saturday.
SRH were virtually knocked out of the race of the play-offs after the loss, with only a slim mathematical possibility remaining.
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. His all-round efforts however were enough to get him the player of the match award.
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. It was however the returning Ravi Bishnoi who impressed the most with sensational figures of 3/24 on a sluggish Sharjah pitch.
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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