Sunrisers Hyderabad vs. Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2014, Scorecard, Report

Will TideySenior Manager, GlobalMay 14, 2014

Australia's batsman Glenn Maxwell plays a shot during their ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup match against West Indies, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, March 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
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Kings XI Punjab climbed back on top of the 2014 Indian Premier League table with an impressive six-wicket victory against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Wednesday.

Kings XI chased down 206 to win at Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi Cricket Stadium, taking their season record to eight wins and two losses, for a total of 16 points.

Sunrisers suffered their sixth loss of the campaign, to remain in mid-table with eight points from their 10 matches.

Kings XI Punjab won the toss and elected to field, only to see Shikhar Dhawan and Aaron Finch make a strong start for the Sunrisers.

The openers put on 65 before Australian Finch fell to Shivam Sharma for 30. Dhawan went soon after, having reached 45.

David Warner and Naman Ojha would continue the Hyderabad momentum. The pair put on 88 for the third wicket, with Warner run out short of his half-century.

Ojha finished the Sunrisers' innings unbeaten on 79, as they set a tough total for Kings XI.

Sunrisers Hyderabad, 205-5 (20 overs)
Aaron Finchb Shivam Sharma202386.9520
Shikhar Dhawanc Shivam Sharma b Rishi Dhawan4537121.6252
Naman OjhaNOT OUT7936219.4447
David Warnerrun out (Sandeep Sharma)4423191.3033
Moises Henriquesc David Miller b Sandeep Sharma010.0000
Irfan Pathanc David Miller b Rishi Dhawan1250.0000
Karan SharmaNOT OUT11100.0000
EXTRAS (nb 3, w 11, lb 1)1515
Sandeep Sharma465116.256
Mitchell Johnson42606.5011
Shivam Sharma43117.7511
Akshar Patel440010.008
Rishi Dhawan442210.505

Virender Sehwag fell early as the visitors began their reply, but Manan Vohra and Wriddhiman Saha soon got things back on track with a fine second-wicket partnership.

When Saha was dismissed, Glenn Maxwell came to the crease and began an almighty assault on the Sunrisers attack—hitting five sixes in his rapid knock of 43.

South African David Miller and Maxwell's fellow Australian George Bailey saw things home for Kings XI—remaining unbeaten on 24 and 35, respectively, as they passed the target.

The winning blow was a six from Bailey.

Kings XI Punjab, 211-4 (18.4 overs)
Virender Sehwagc & b Bhuvneshwar Kumar42200.0010
Manan Vohrarun out (Bhuvneshwar Kumar)4720235.0052
Wriddhiman Sahast Naman Ojha b Karan Sharma5426207.6982
Glenn Maxwellc Dale Steyn b Amit Mishra4322195.4525
David MillerNOT OUT2424100.0010
George BaileyNOT OUT3519184.2123
EXTRAS (nb 1, lb 3)44
Bhuvneshwar Kumar3.438110.368
Dale Steyn451012.756
Moises Henriques236018.001
Karan Sharma446111.508
Amit Mishra43218.006
Irfan Pathan1505.002

Up next for Kings XI are Delhi Daredevils on Monday. Sunrisers face Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday.