IPL PHOTOS: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab
Thisara Perera Perera (23 not out) hit three sixes off five balls to hand Sunrisers Hyderabad yet another victory in the Indian Premier League.
Sunrisers first restricted Kings XI Punjab to 123 for 9 and then rode on Hanuma Vihari's 46 and Perera's 11-ball unbeaten 23 to finish on 127 in 18.5 overs, and win by five wickets.
Earlier on Friday, Kings XI won the toss and elected to bat first in Uppal.
Image: Adam Gilchrist (centre) and Cameron White at the toss
Preity, Punjab's real cheergirl
Preity Zinta, co-owner of Kings XI Punjab, displays an unflinching, never-say-die attitude.
Image: Preity Zinta, the co-owner of Kings XI Punjab
Ishant struck with his sixth delivery, having Mandeep Singh (11) being caught behind.
Wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock made no mistake with the skier.
Image: Ishant Sharma is congratulated by Dale Steyn after dismissing Mandeep Singh
Twin strikes reduce Punjab to 48 for three
Karan Sharma struck in his second over, having Adam Gilchrist (26) was caught by Ishant at deep midwicket.
In the sixth over, the bowler had Paul Valthaty (6) caught by Thisara Perera.
The twin strikes reduced Punjab to 48 for three at the first strategic time-out (nine overs).
Image: Karan Sharma celebrates after dismissing Adam Gilchrist
Hussey, Chawla combine well for Punjab
Piyush Chawla smashed Karan Sharma for two sixes in the bowler's third over.
David Hussey also hit Ishant for a six over midwicket.
Image: David Hussey and Piyush Chawla
Gurkeerat Singh helped Punjab get past the 100-run mark in the 16th over. He scored 17 off 12 balls before Dale Steyn disturbed his furniture.
Punjab went on to score 123 for nine in their stipulated 20 overs.
Image: Gurkeerat Singh
Vahiri, Reddy combine well for Hyderebad
Hanuma Vihari and Akshath Reddy combined well for Hyderabad after the loss of an early wicket.
Reddy's 17-ball knock included two boundaries; he put on 48 runs for the second wicket with Vihari.
Vihari (46) continued his onslaught, but Piyush Chawla struck in his third over; he had Vihari caught by David Hussey at short cover.
Image: Hanuma Vihari