Sammy’s Hyderabad loses to Punjab
SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates - West Indies captain Darren Sammy’s Sunrisers Hyderabad lost to Kings X1 Punjab by 72 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Tuesday.
Sammy however was at the centre of the spills and thrills against a rampaging Punjab fuelled by an informed Glenn Maxwell at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
The West Indies test and T20 skipper took two catches and picked up a wicket as Punjab, powered by a top score of 95 from Maxwell, made 193 for six in 20 overs.
The St. Lucian all rounder also hit a six in a contribution of 15 from eleven balls to Hyderabad’s total of 121 all out with four balls to spare.
Sammy’s two catches were taken at long on, first to dismiss Virender Sehwag on 30 and later Maxwell, five runs shy of his elusive century following innings of 95 and 89 in his last two games.
Man of the match Maxwell was again unstoppable smashing the Sunrisers bowlers, including Sammy, to all parts of the ground in just 43 balls hitting five fours and nine sixes.
He survived at least three chances including in the 15th over when he was taken in the deep from a Sammy no ball.
The umpires requested a replay which showed Sammy’s front foot was over the line when he delivered the ball.
Sammy himself took one wicket for 22 runs from two overs, removing opener Cheteshwar Pujara for 35.