With the IPL 2017 in the mid-stage, the teams are starting to get their combinations right and hitting on all cylinders. The same intensity can be expected when Kings XI Punjab host Sunrisers Hyderabad at IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali.
There is some serious firepower in both teams and the match looks poised to be a run feast. However, bowlers could get some purchase in the Mohali pitch on Friday.
Here is how IPL 2017 Match 33 could go in IPL 2017.
If KXIP bat first
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Hashim Amla is in ominous form scoring boundaries at will. He pulls out his cover drives and the range of elegant shots in the powerplay. He, alongside Manan Vohra, give Kings XI Punjab a fine start, and put 65 on the board without losing a wicket in first six overs.
Amla is in the zone, and seems to be on course for another big innings, but he is run out after a mix up with Vohra, who also gets out in the next over. Wriddhiman Saha and Shaun look in fine touch, but the Australian, yet again, fails to convert the good start and falls in the 14th over. Punjab's score reads 110/3.
Maxwell smokes the first ball he faces for a mammoth six. He shows his intent, and scores a quickfire 16-ball 30 before getting dismissed. Marsh and Sammy propel the score to 180 runs aided by a slew of boundaries.
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There is pressure on David Warner to fire, and the Australian gets the ball rolling with some ridiculous looking shots. However, he is done in by the brilliance of Axar Patel. With Warner gone in the last over of the powerplay, SRH need someone to put down roots.
For some time Shikhar Dhawan seems the man for the job. But he gives his wicket away. Moises Henriques and Kane Williamson look decent, and help SRH cross the 100 run-mark in the 13th over. But the duo has their task cut out with an asking rate of more than 10 runs per over.
The couple perishes in search of quick runs. SRH are under pressure and bundle out for 156 runs.
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If SRH bat first
Warner and Shikhar are dealing in boundaries in Powerplay, scoring 61 runs. Warner is on a roll as the left-hander scores a half-century from just 35 balls. Warner is gone in the eighth over, and later Shikhar is also back in the dugout with 10 overs remaining.
Henriques and Williamson build a good partnership, and are finding gaps at will. The Australian is in a dangerous mood. He is punishing anything that is short, and depositing the ball into the crowd. With four overs remaining, SRH suffer a minor collapse and end the innings with 148 runs on the board.
Amla, for first time, looks uncomfortable. He is not timing the ball well, and loses his wicket in the third over. But Vohra is looking good. Vohra and Marsh's partnership power Punjab to 40 runs in first 6 overs. The team reaches 70 in 10 overs.
With Vohra back in the pavilion, Maxwell joins Marsh, and the captain sends SRH bowlers all over the place and cross the finishing line in style. Punjab reach the target in 18th over of the match.