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Pooran cricket player: Watch Nicholas Pooran smashes 28 runs off Abdul Samad over in SRH vs KXIP IPL 2020 match

Dixit Bhargav

Pooran cricket player: Watch Nicholas Pooran smashes 28 runs off Abdul Samad over in SRH vs KXIP IPL 2020 match

Nicholas Pooran smashes 28 runs: The West Indies batsman has registered the fastest half-century of Indian Premier League 2020.

During the 22nd match of the ongoing 13th season of the Indian Premier League between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab in Dubai, Kings XI Punjab batsman Nicholas Pooran smashed as many as 28 runs off Sunrisers Hyderabad all-rounder Abdul Samad.

Coming in to bat at No. 4 in the fifth over, Pooran had a herculean task in front of them chasing a 202-run target. It was only on the fifth delivery that he faced that he hit Sunrisers pacer T. Natarajan for a six to clear his intention at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

When Hyderabad captain David Warner introduced spin in the form of Abhishek Sharma in the seventh over, Pooran hit the left-arm spinner for a couple of sixes to bring back Punjab into the match.

However, it was in the ninth over that Pooran took on Samad to register the fastest half-century of this season. Having hit four sixes and a four, Pooran left Samad clueless on the back of a brutal attack. One of Pooran’s sixes was also recorded at being 105m long.

With Pooran and all-rounder Glenn Maxwell in the middle, Kings XI require a significant partnership as they require more than 10 runs per over to win the match.

After SRH captain David Warner won the toss and chose to bat, his team scored 201/6 in 20 overs on the back of a 160-run opening partnership between Warner (52) and Jonny Bairstow (97). With bowling figures of 4-0-29-3, Punjab spinner Ravi Bishnoi was the pick of their bowlers.

Nicholas Pooran smashes 28 runs

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav


Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who works as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. Having written more than 10,000 articles across more than five years at TSR, his first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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