SRH vs PBKS, IPL 2024 highlights: Sunrisers Hyderabad survive Shashank Singh-Ashutosh Sharma scare to pip Punjab Kings in a thriller | Cricket News – Times of India

SRH vs PBKS, IPL 2024 highlights: Sunrisers Hyderabad survive Shashank Singh-Ashutosh Sharma scare to pip Punjab Kings in a thriller | Cricket News - Times of India

New Delhi: Young Nitish Reddy A crucial innings of 64 off just 37 balls showed extraordinary resilience as Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Punjab Kings by two runs in an IPL thriller on Tuesday. Despite facing a spirited attack from Shashank Singh And Ashutosh Sharmathe match went back and forth.
Sent in to bat, the 20-year-old Reddy’s innings was instrumental in helping SRH to a total of 182/9, saving them from the critical position of 66 for four in the 10th over.
Punjab Kings managed to reach 180/6 in reply, largely due to a dynamic 66-run partnership between Shashank (46 not out off 25 balls) and Ashutosh (33 not out off 15 balls), their previous hero. were Match

With 29 runs needed in the last over, bowled by Jaydev Annadak, SRH faced some tense moments as they dropped three catches, allowing Shashank and Ashutosh to once again come close to snatching victory.
Visakhapatnam-born Reddy, who started as a batsman at age-group level before becoming a fast all-rounder, hit five sixes and a four during his unbeaten innings.
Left-arm pacer Arsdeep Singh (4/29) was the standout bowler for PBKS, but SRH still ended up with a total that at one stage looked impossible.

Abdul Samad scored a 12-ball 25 before Jaydev Anadakat hit a last-ball six to end SRH’s innings.
The hosts got off to a disastrous start in reply as they lost three wickets with just 20 runs on the board, one of them being skipper Shikhar Dhawan (14 off 16 balls) who was brilliantly bowled by Henrik Klaasen despite standing in front of Seamer Bhuvneshwar. Stumped in style. Kumar (2/32).
The run-rate pressure came on Dhawan after the early dismissals of his opening partner Jonny Bairstow and Prabhasmaran Singh.

Bairstow was bowled for three balls by SRH captain Pete Cummins (1/22) when he appeared to be playing across the line, while Prabhusmaran (4) was sent back by Bhuvneshwar as the batsman looked to work. Gained a significant advantage while trying to. Ball towards leg.
Sam Curran scored 29 off 22 balls before being dismissed by T Natarajan (1/33) thanks to a brilliant catch by Cummins at mid-off.
Earlier, the match started on a high note as Travis Head (21 off 15 balls) would have been dismissed on the first ball after taking a clear lead. But the opener should thank Kagiso Rabada for prolonging his stay in the middle as South Africa’s lead pacer, after opening the head completely, was not sure if he had really gained any lead. was
Wicketkeeper Jitesh Sharma went up straight away but Rabada didn’t join his partner hard enough, as PBKS refused to take a review, much to the batsman’s relief.
The replay showed a clear lead, and it was strange from Rabada who was smashed by Head in the 16-run third over with three consecutive boundaries.
Head got a thick edge for a boundary, got another boundary off the off side, and then played a towering one through mid-on for his third boundary off Rabada.
Despite leading the charmed life, Head failed to capitalize, thanks to PBKS skipper Shikhar Dhawan, who kept his eyes on the ball to complete a brilliant catch by running back, followed by his trademark thigh. The slap was celebrated.
It was a big breakthrough for PBKS and their captain was delighted, and so was bowler Arsdeep Singh, who benefited from Dhawan’s decision and athleticism.
Two balls later, Aiden Markram was walking back to the dugout to dismiss Jitesh off Arsdeep.
Abhishek Sharma, with just a beautiful six and a four, fell in search of another big one after the English all-rounder came down the wicket off Sam Curran’s next delivery. He mistimed it, and Shashank Singh took a good catch to leave SRH at 39/3 in the fifth over.
The Powerplay managed just 40 runs for the loss of three wickets as PBKS dominated the visitors, prompting SRH to change their plans and send in Rahul Tripathi as an impact sub. Tripathi replaced Head.
Tripathi (11 off 14 balls) and Henrik Klaasen (9 off 9 balls) failed to leave SRH at 100 for five at the start of the 14th over.
Reddy was then tasked with bailing out the team, and the youngster did so with gusto, taking 22 off Harpreet Brar’s over, while adding 50 in quick time with Samad.
(with inputs from PTI)

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