125/7 (20)
120/7 (20)
Punjab Kings won by 5 runs.
A close game to end the Saturday night for the fans as Punjab Kings keep themselves alive while Sunrisers Hyderabad fails to qualify for the playoffs for the very first time in 6 years. That's all we have for this match as I, Lavil Saldanha and my colleague, Bala take your leave. Do check Sportskeeda for all the live-action and sports articles. Toodles for now as we look to catch up with you sometime soon, SEE YA!
Jason Holder (man of the match for 47* and 3/19): It is a tough loss for us to digest. Chasing 126 runs, we would back ourselves at the halfway stage. I think we left a little too much towards the end to finish. I came in at a time when we needed to go after the bowling and we managed to do that, maybe that is why we kept our chances alive in this match. 5 games remain for us and we will be playing all of them for the passionate fans of our team.

List of award winners for match 37 PBKS vs SRH:
Catch of the match:
Jagadeesha Suchit's catch to dismiss Deepak Hooda
Most valuable asset of the match:
Jason Holder (37 points in the match)
Powerplayer of the match:
Mohammad Shami (2/5 in 3 overs)
Game Changer of the match:
Jason Holder (153 fantasy points)
Let's crack it sixes of the match: Jason Holder (5 sixes)
Super striker of the match: Jason Holder (Strike rate of 162.07)
KL Rahul: We have been playing some exciting cricket for the last couple of years but I will take the win. Holder played exceptionally well, he performed in both departments, picking wickets and also scoring the runs towards the end. I felt we were a couple of runs short, but we did well and will take the win next to our name. Shami was good at the top as he picked up two big wickets of Warner and Williamson and made it easier for the spinners to follow up later. Harpreet has come good for us. He has finished up games for us and also has been good with the ball in hand and out on the field. If I hand him the ball, he says to me "Paaji mai zyaada run nahi dunga" . That is something loveable about his attitude
Kane Williamson: We did a fantastic job as fielding and a bowling unit. It wasn't a good surface in particular, and we needed partnerships to take us over the line. Jason Holder put up a good show in both departments, especially with the bat in hand to keep us in the game. We are a proud side, but this has been a frustrating season so far for us. We need to address the areas where we need to improve. It was about building the platform for us and it became a bit tough for us to pounce on them without losing any wickets. The tournament moves on quickly and we will be looking to come back in the next game with some renewed energy and freedom
Punjab Kings win the match by 5 runs

WHAT. A. MATCH. Words fall short, to sum up, what a game this has been. Both teams didn't have the best of the days with the bat in hand, but Punjab Kings had their noses ahead and took control of the crucial moments of the game. One definitely has to feel gutted for Holder, who put his heart and soul into winning the match but eventually ended up on the losing side. History repeats itself as the Punjab Kings successfully defend 125 runs

SRH didn't have the best of the starts chasing a paltry total. They lost David Warner in the very first over and then Kane Williamson in the third over. The middle-order couldn't recover from these double strikes in the powerplay as the batters played out way too many dot deliveries and managed to limp their way to their lowest score in the powerplay - 20/2 after 6 overs.

Thereafter, wickets kept falling for them. Manish Pandey had yet another disappointing outing, Kedar Jadhav couldn't make use of the start he got, Saha lost his owing to a mixup and Abdul Samad fell to a harmless delivery, looking to score big early. Jason Holder put up an exceptional effort with the bat in hand. He kept SRH in the hunt for a win but kept losing partners at the other end. He tried hard in the death overs to score the boundaries, but some exceptional bowling from Ellis and Arshdeep Singh won the game for Punjab.

Punjab didn't have a good day with the bat in hand but have done really well with the ball in hand. The pick of the bowlers was the young Ravi Bishnoi, who returned with 3 wickets that broke the back of the chase. He was ably supported by Mohammad Shami who was on fire with the new ball at the top of the order and picked up two wickets. Arshdeep Singh continued to pick up wickets as he returned with a wicket next to his name. Stick around for a while for the presentations.
NATHAN ELLIS DOES THE JOB! A fantastic and professional job by the Punjab Kings as they win the match by 5 runs and have defended the lowest total in IPL at Sharjah. 8th loss for SRH and now they are out of the playoff reckoning as PBKS are alive in the competition.
120 /7 score
cricket bat icon Jason Holder *
47 (29)
cricket bat icon Bhuvneshwar Kumar
3 (4)
cricket ball icon Nathan Ellis
0 /32
19.6 Nathan Ellis to Jason Holder, slower ball ends up as a low full toss. Holder gets the toe end of the bat. The ball falls well short of the fielder at long-on, which means that all Holder gets is a single. Punjab Kings defend their total and keep the playoff hopes alive
7 runs. 1 ball, Chances for a super over? If it gets to the super over, Jason Holder has done an exceptional job to take the game deep and salvage his team some pride
19.5 Nathan Ellis to Jason Holder, slower ball on a length wide of the off-stump. Holder drags it to mid-wicket and scampers through. Runs hard to come back for the second
19.5 Nathan Ellis to Jason Holder, goes for the full and wide delivery, but gets is wrong ever so slightly. Just past the tramline, but he has to reload it
19.4 Nathan Ellis to Jason Holder, bang in the blockhole! Fabulous delivery. All Holder can do is to dig it out to long-on. He decides against the single
19.3 Nathan Ellis to Jason Holder, slower ball just banged onto the pitch. It takes forever to get to the batter. Holder waits and waits to cut it straight to point
WHAT A SHOT! HOLDER HAS BROUGHT THE GAME ALIVE. Ellis is a death over specialist in the BBL, but he has got his calculations horribly wrong and has conceded a maximum at a time his team wouldn't have liked him to
19.2 Nathan Ellis to Jason Holder, SIX! The game is still alive! Off-cutter short of a good length. Holder waits for it and slaps it over wide long-on. He has got just enough on it to clear the fence
19.1 Nathan Ellis to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, slower ball on a length outside off. Bhuvneshwar doesn't make any contact with it. Holder calls him through for a suicidal single, but Rahul doesn't hit the stumps
Nathan Ellis to bowl the decisive over on his debut game
An excellent over under pressure from the young Arshdeep Singh. Varies his line and length really well and doesn't concede many runs as he allows the batsmen only to take a few singles in the over. SRH need 17 runs to win in the last 6 deliveries AND it will be Bhuvneshwar Kumar who will be on strike for the 20th over
109 /7 score
cricket bat icon Jason Holder
38 (24)
cricket bat icon Bhuvneshwar Kumar *
3 (3)
cricket ball icon Arshdeep Singh
1 /22
18.6 Arshdeep Singh to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, full ball darted in on the leg-stump. All he can do is to dig it out towards deep square leg and take a single. More importantly, Jason Holder will be at the non-striker's end at the start of the final over
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