After hattrick of defeats, Sunrisers Hyderabad finally bounced back in IPL 2021 with an emphatic win over Punjab Kings at Chepauk. David Warner’s side produced a dominant display right from the beginning and handed PBKS their third defeat of the season.
It was KL Rahul who won the toss on Wednesday as he opted to bat first. The SRH bowlers took advantage of the hot Chennai conditions and produced a scintillating show. While Khaleel Ahmed (3/21) continued his impressive form that he showed in the previous contest, it was the spin duo of Rashid Khan (1/17) and Abhishek Sharma (2/24), who did not allow the batsmen to settle.
It was a horrific batting display as PBKS were bowled out on 120. In reply, David Warner (37 off 37) and Jonny Bairstow (63* off 56) ensured that Sunrisers Hyderabad won’t suffer another collapse while chasing. In the end, the cool head of Kane Williamson was enough to guide the Orange Army to their first win of the season.
Twitterati were delighted to see SRH owners finally smile. However, they came up with some hilarious memes for the Punjab Kings side who suffered their third back-to-back loss in IPL 2021.
Check out the best tweets:
Dawid Malan needs to get an opportunity
— Ashwin (@SavageClown666) April 21, 2021
Pooran not troubling the scorers
— Tusarcasm (@tusarcasm) April 21, 2021
A diamond duck for Pooran
— Hypocrite (@AamAdami16) April 21, 2021
Punjab batsmen wondering how?
— Savage (@CutestFunniest) April 21, 2021
Another poor display by PBKS
Amidst glorious era of nail-biting matches in the IPL this season; few days back, CSK and now SRH thrashed PBKS and registered one of the most thumping victories this season. Meanwhile PBKS#PBKSvSRH#KKRvCSK pic.twitter.com/zOcuqJgpci
— Mahendra Pratap Singh Yadav (@Mahendra1245) April 21, 2021
Not a happy day for Preity Zinta
Preeti Zinta to Punjab Kings:- pic.twitter.com/aleV2nMCaF
— Ankit Chauhan (@AnkitCh35000265) April 21, 2021
Finally, SRH owner can smile
*After seeing her smile*
Me : pic.twitter.com/vhvWN6Vy38
— Biswajit Behera (@_Biswa_Jit) April 21, 2021
Can Gogi help them?
— Meme xD (@Meme__xD) April 21, 2021
Off the mark in IPL 2021
Finally #SRH Wins a Match 🥺
— Thyview (@Thyview) April 21, 2021
The sun has risen
— SRH / حیات✨ (@itsHayatHere) April 21, 2021