Punjab's playoff hopes were dented by Hyderabad as the hosts registered a 45 run win on Monday night. Batting first, Hyderabad smashed 212/6 courtesy a 56 ball 81 blitzkrieg by David Warner who was playing his last game of the tournament. In reply, Punjab lost wickets at regular intervals. KL Rahul was the standout performer for the visitors as he smashed 79 off 56 balls. A 45 run loss means that Punjab's hopes for making the playoffs remain bleak whereas Hyderabad remain still in the hunt.