159 runs to defend and Manan Vohra smashing the ball all around the park but Sunrisers Hyderabad's pace spearhead Bhuvneshwar Kumar said he was not worried about the Kings XI onslaught because he was "used to it".
Kumar finished with career-best T20 figures of 5/19, as Sunrisers registered a five-run win, overcoming a belligerent 50-ball 95 by Vohra.
Bhuvneshwar KumarMy heart is still pounding. T20 is a game where you must expect the unexpected. I’ve been doing this job for Sunrisers and I knew I had to bowl the 19th over. I’m used to it and I believed in myself. When I bowled the 16th or 17th over, I knew he was in good nick. I wasn’t worried but wanted to make a plan instead. Warner and I planned to bowl straight yorkers and it worked.
Sunrsiers skipper David Warner sounded relieved to have a bowler like Bhuvneshwar in his attack.
David Warner, Captain - SRHCredit to Manan for playing like that. Credit to Bhuvi too, he was unbelievable. Manan made it look easy when he cleared the ropes. He had to dig in for his team. Unfortunately, only one team can win. It’s great to have Bhuvi in the shed at the back end and he executed perfectly.
Kings XI Punjab skipper Glenn Maxwell though expressed his disappointment and said it was "criminal" to have lost the match after Vohra's knock.
Glenn Maxwell, Captain - KXIPIt was an outstanding game, made by a great innings by Vohra. Unfortunately, he didn’t have help from the rest of us. It was definitely chase-able. We did well in the middle with the ball but let it slip in the back end. To play an innings like that in a losing cause is criminal. He’s a superstar. A big score like that was around the corner for him.
Regarding Bhuvneshwar's exploits, Maxwell said, "We knew Bhuvi was going to swing it around a bit. We didn't expect the wicket to be so up and down and he bowled good lengths.
"We had planned for him and Rashid, but giving seven wickets to them probably did us in. We wanted to take off and get 60 in the powerplay, but it didn't come off."