Sunrisers Hyderabad opened their account in IPL 2021 finally with a comprehensive win against Punjab Kings. Kings just managed to score 120 runs in their 1st innings with all their batsmen failing miserably. Mayank Agarwal and Shahrukh Khan top-scored for Punjab with 22 runs each. SRH bowlers were impressive as usual with Rashid Khan being the most economical bowler and Khaleel Ahmed picking 3 wickets to lead the bowling chart. SRH comfortably won the match by 9 wickets with Bairstow’s authoritative innings of 63*(56).
Let us take a look at some of the interesting numbers from the game:
1– For the 1st time, SRH have won a match in Chepauk at The MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
2– KL Rahul became the 2nd fastest batsman to reach 5000 runs in T20s after Chris Gayle.
2 – Jonny Bairstow won MoM award for the 2nd time against PBKS in IPL. Last time, Jonny Bairstow won a MoM award was against PBKS in IPL 2020.
3 – Bhuvneshwar Kumar became only the 3rd bowler to pick 50 wickets in IPL after Zaheer Khan and Sandeep Sharma.
4 – PBKS got all-out against SRH for the 4th time in IPL.
Teams getting all-out most times vs SRH in IPL
PBKS – 4*
RCB – 3
MI / DC – 2
43.77 – Jonny Bairstow has the highest batting average in IPL for an overseas player now (Minimum 25 innings).
Highest batting average in IPL for an overseas player
Jonny Bairstow – 43.77*
David Warner – 42.39
AB de Villiers – 40.77
Chris Gayle – 40.4
70.58 – SRH has the highest win% of 70.58 against Punjab in IPL. Also, SRH have won most matches (12) against PBKS in IPL history.