Chris Jordan’s 3 for 17 helped Kings XI Punjab defend the lowest total this edition and edge past Sunrisers Hyderabad by 12 runs at the Dubai International Stadium on Saturday. Needing 17 to win off 12, KXIP captain KL Rahul took a gamble and bowled Jordan in the 19th over.
The Englishman vindicated the decision by conceding just three and picking up the wickets of Jason Holder and Rashid Khan. Arshdeep Singh (3 for 23) then defended 14 off the final over as SRH slipped to 114 all-out from being 56 for no loss at one stage.
AS IT HAPPENED
It was Arshdeep’s dismissal of Vijay Shankar in the 18th over that opened the floodgates. SRH was cruising for the most part. Set 127 to win, Jonny Bairstow (19, 20b, 4×4) and David Warner (35, 20b, 3×4, 2×6) infused urgency, adding 56 for the first wicket. But Warner was given out caught-behind off Ravi Bishnoi (one for 13) after a referral. Bairstow…