Deepak Hooda had added finishing touches to Sunrisers Hyderabad's innings by playing a cameo knock of a three-ball 14 which included two boundaries and a maximum. He then made an impact on the field during the second innings between Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the IS Bindra Stadium on Monday.
The incident took place in the third over of Kings XI Punjab's run chase which was bowled by the Afghan leg-spinner Rashid Khan. Khan bowled a simple delivery and Gayle heaved at it to clear the boundary. Just when it looked like the ball will reach the boundary, Hooda came running and took a brilliant catch at long-on which left Gayle stunned. Hooda's joy knew no bounds while celebrating and his team-mates joined him as well and a gutted Chris Gayle walked back to the dug out as the partisan crowd were left shell-shocked.
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Kings XI Punjab beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by six wickets in the penultimate over. By the virtue of this win, Punjab continued their splendid run at home. Post Gayle's dismissal KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal bought Punjab's run chase back on track with a 124 run second wicket stand. Mayank Agarwal was dismissed after playing a blistering knock of a 43-ball 55 at a strike rate of 127.91. Meanwhile, Rahul continued his impressive run with the bat as he bought in his third half-century of this season. He remained unbeaten in the end and helped his team get over the line. He scored a superb 53-ball 71 at a strike rate of 133.96 which included seven boundaries and a maximum.
Earlier, Kings XI Punjab had elected to bowl first after winning the toss. Hyderabad suffered an early setback by Jonny Bairstow's dismissal. However, David Warner stitched in a couple of crucial partnerships along with Vijay Shankar and Manish Pandey which helped SRH in reaching a fighting total of 150/4 in their 20 overs. Warner scored a vital unbeaten 62-ball 70 at a strike rate of 112.90.