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IPL 2017: Hyderabad survive Manan Vohra heroics to eke out five-run win over Punjab

Manan Vohra brought Kings XI Punjab within striking distance of pulling off an incredible win, but Sunrisers Hyderabad survived to win by five runs in their Indian Premier League match on Monday night

David Warner captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad plays a shot during an IPL 2017 match. Pics/PTI
David Warner captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad plays a shot during an IPL 2017 match. Pic/PTI

Hyderabad: Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Kings XI Punjab by five runs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match here tonight.

Sent into bat, Sunrisers Hyderabad scored 159 for six with skipper David Warner hitting 70 off 54 balls at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.

In reply, Punjab were staring at a defeat at 62 for five at the end of 10th over, but Manan Vohra (95 off 50 balls) brought the visitors within striking distance of pulling off an incredible win.

Sunrisers Hyderabad Bhuvneshwar Kumar celebrates the wicket of Kings XI Punjab Glenn Maxwell
Sunrisers Hyderabad Bhuvneshwar Kumar celebrates the wicket of Kings XI Punjab Glenn Maxwell. Pic/PTI

But Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who returned excellent figures of 5/19, had the last laugh as the seamer trapped Vohra in the penultimate over of the match.

Vohra struck nine boundaries and five sixes during his whirlwind knock.

Kings XI Punjab were eventually bowled out for 154 in 19.4 overs.

Sunrisers Hyderabad, thus, registered their first win after suffering two defeats.

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