IPL 2020, RR vs SRH: Pandey, Shankar’s half ton leads Hyderabad to 8 wicket win over Rajasthan


IPL 2020, RR vs SRH: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) thrashed Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 8 wickets in 1.5 overs in the 40th match of the Indian Premier League Season 13 (IPL 13) at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Thursday. After picking the ball first, Sunrisers Hyderabad, led by captain David Warner, managed to control the Steven Smith-captain Royals 154-6. Read more | IPL 2020: RCB LeapFrog Mumbai Indians finish second after an 8-wicket victory over KKR

SRH managed 156 runs for the loss of just 2 wickets in 18.1 overs, capturing the match with eight wickets. Vijay Shankar hit his fifty and a boundary to bring the SRH team to victory in the last ball of the match.

An excellent partnership between Vijay and Pandey, who were unbeaten on 83 off 47 runs, led Hyderabad to a much-needed victory. The partnership was 140, unbroken. With this victory, Sunrisers Hyderabad was able to stand up for itself in the playoffs of IPL 2020.

SRH chased down 155 off 11 balls with a fiery opening spell by Joffre Archer (2/21) on Thursday at the Dubai International Stadium.

Shankar hit a four, grabbed the SRH fort, lifted his fifty off the 19th first ball and the final over of the innings. Pandey hit eight sixes and four fours, while Shankar hit four fours.

Archer, who dismissed SRH openers David Warner and Johnny Barstow in his first two overs, gave Rajasthan a strong start to their defense. Hyderabad were 16/2 when they joined Shankar Pandey in the middle. Smith kicked Archer out of the attack, after which Pandey went to the counter and changed his team’s path again.

Although Shankar took on the role of catching the reverse, he shifted gears after the 12th over and eventually caught Archer. In the 16th over, Smith decided to allow Archer to bowl his last over, with the England fast bowler taking 2/8 wickets at the start of the over, while Shankar hit all fours in a row, but RR ended his chances of coming back.

Earlier, Holder took the lead as SRH controlled RR for 154/6 wickets. Holder Sanju Samson (36), RR captain Steve Smith (19) and dangerous Ryan Barrock (20) replaced the injured Kane Williamson and finished the innings with 3/33 points.

Summary Marks: RR: 154/6 wickets in 20 overs (Sanju Samson 36, Ben Stokes 30; Jason Holder 3/33) SRH in 18.1 overs. .

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