Jason Holder’s all round performance with both bat and ball went in vain as Sunrisers Hyderabad went down by five runs against Punjab Kings in Match 37 of the 2021 Indian Premier League in Sharjah on Saturday.
After being sent in by SRH skipper Kane Williamson, Punjab Kings lost both KL Rahul (21) and Mayank Agarwal (5) to Holder.
Leg spinner Rashid Khan then trapped West Indies left hander Chris Gayle leg before wicket for 14.
Nicholas Pooran mistimed a Sandeep Sharma slower one back to bowler who took a fine juggling catch.
Deepak Hooda perished to a superb one-handed catch by substitute J Suchith at covers to give Holder his third wicket.
Debutant Nathan Ellis and Harpreet Brar scored some handy runs in the end to propel Punjab to 125/7 in their allotted 20 overs.
Jason Holder was Sunrisers best bowler with figures of 3/19.
Chasing 126, Mohammed Shami gave Punjab a perfect start by dismissing both David Warner and skipper Kane Williamson cheaply.
Leg spinner Ravi Bishnoi wrecked Sunrisers middle order by dismissing Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav and Abdul Samad leaving their side in tatters at 60/5.
Wriddhiman Saha along with Jason Holder anchored the innings with a solid 32 run stand for the sixth wicket before a terrible mix-up ended the former’s knock.
Holder took charge and smashed an unbeaten 47 off 29 balls. However, he failed to take his side past the finishing line, giving PBKS a five run win.
Ravi Bishnoi claimed figures of 3/24, while Shami bagged 2 wickets.