IPL, 2023, SRH vs PBKS: Sunrisers Hyderabad finally got their first win in the 16th season of IPL. After losing the first two matches played, the Hyderabad team won their first match against Punjab Kings by 8 wickets in their third match. Captain Shikhar Dhawan, who was the opener for Punjab, did a one-match show with an unbeaten 99 runs, but the Hyderabadi hit the target in front of them with ease. Rahul Tripathi scored 74* and captain Aidan Markram scored 37 runs for Hyderabad. The Punjab Kings team who batted earlier scored 143 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in the allotted 20 overs. Except Dhawan (99 not out) and Sam Curran (22) on behalf of Punjab, none of the other players could even score in double digits. But Dhawan fought alone as the team captain. On behalf of Hyderabad, Mayank Markhande took 4 wickets, while Umran Malik, Marco Jansen took 2 wickets each and Bhuvneshwar took 1 wicket.
After that, the Orange Army who came into the crease easily hit the target.. The openers could not give the team a good start. Hyderabad opener Harry Brooke (13) who failed miserably in the last two matches, got out for just one run and raised his hand once again. But Mayank Agarwal, who came with him, performed consistently for some time and got out with 21 runs. In this sequence, Rahul Tripathi, who came to the crease after Harry Brook, exploded with an unbeaten half century. He scored 74 runs of the target of 144 runs. Also, Markrum, who came after Mayank’s dismissal, also played his part in the team’s victory with 37 runs. Rahul Chahar and Arshdeep Singh took a wicket each for Punjab.