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IPL 2018, SRH vs KXIP: 5 unnoticed things of the match

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5.77K   //    26 Apr 2018, 23:58 IST

Today’s match was billed as the contest between Punjab’s mighty batting and Sunrisers’ brilliant bowling and it turned out to be a thriller. Ashwin won the toss and inserted the opposition in to bat.

Sunrisers got off to a bad start as they lost 3 top order wickets for just 27 runs on the board. Hyderabad could not recover from such a poor start and failed to get any momentum going for them.

Eventually, the Sunrisers stumbled to a below-par score of 132 in their allotted overs. In reply, Punjab got off to a steady start but lost a flurry of wickets in the middle overs, courtesy some brilliant bowling from their trump card Rashid Khan.

In the end, Punjab lost the contest by 13 runs. Sportskeeda takes a look at 5 things that might have been missed by the fans in today’s match.

#1 Williamson’s first duck in the IPL

It is no secret that Sunrisers have a weak batting line up and are heavily dependent on Williamson and Dhawan. Kane Williamson has been in fine form this IPL season. He has led from the front with the bat.

However, Williamson had a forgettable day with the bat as he miscued a pull shot and could only manage to give the simplest of catches to Ashwin at mid off. This turned out to be the first time that Williamson departed without bothering the scorers.

SRH’s fans would be hoping this would be the first and the last time their skipper departs for a duck in this IPL.

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