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SRH vs RR highlights: Shankar, Manish's 140-run stand lead SRH to victory

Pandey and Vijay Shankar (52) stitched an unbroken 140-run partnership after Holder led a disciplined bowling display to restrict Rajasthan Royals to 154 for six

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IPL 2020 | Sunrisers Hyderabad | Rajasthan Royals

BS Web Team  | New Delhi 

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Rajasthan Royals players in IPL 2020 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. Photo: Sportzpics for BCCI
Rajasthan Royals players in IPL 2020 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. Photo: Sportzpics for BCCI

In match 40 of the 2020 (IPL 2020), Manish Pandey smashed eight sixes in a blistering 83 after Jason Holder made an instant impact with the ball as Sunrisers Hyderbad (SRH) kept themselves in the race for IPL play-offs with an eight-wicket win over at Dubai International cricket stadium on Thursday.

Pandey and Vijay Shankar (52) stitched an unbroken 140-run partnership after Holder led a disciplined bowling display to restrict to 154 for six.

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Playing his first match of the tournament, Holder (3/33) came up with an impressive bowling effort while also affecting a run out to destabilise the RR innings. Rashid Khan (1/20) and Vijay Shankar (1/15) picked a wicket each.

During his unbeaten 47-ball knock, Pandey hit four balls to the fence and eight over it, while Shankar struck six boundaries.

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The duo played intelligently in a must-win game for the Sunrisers.

RR vs SRH: Hyderabad's scorecard
 

Batsman Dismissal Runs Balls Fours Sixes
David Warner c Stokes b Archer 4 4 1 0
Jonny Bairstow b Archer 10 7 1 1
Manish Pandey not out 83 47 4 8
Vijay Shankar not out 52 51 6 0
Total: 156-2 in 18.1 Overs
Bowler Over Maiden Runs Wickets
Jofra Archer 4 0 21 2
Ankit Rajpoot 1 0 11 0
Kartik Tyagi 3.1 0 42 0
Ben Stokes 1 0 13 0
Shreyas Gopal 4 0 32 0
Rahul Tewatia 4 0 25 0

With the win, Sunrisers moved up to the fifth spot, while the Royals were pushed down to seventh.

The Sunrisers' chase was off to the worst possible start with skipper David Warner (4) giving away his wicket to Jofra Archer once again in the very first over. The Barbadian-born English pacer then got rid of Jonny Bairstow (10) in his second over.

With the dangerous openers back in the dugout, Pandey made full use of the field restrictions in the first six overs. He targeted young Kartik Tyagi, smashing the right-arm medium pacer for three boundaries and two sixes.

Pandey survived an lbw scare in the ninth over. He continued to pick the Rajasthan bowlers with Shankar holding fort at the other end.

Eventually the all-rounder, too, found his mojo, hitting back-to-back fours off leg-spinner Shreyas Gopal in the 11 over. He also hit Archer for three successive boundaries.

Earlier, Sunrisers, who were struggling at the penultimate spot in the points table with only three wins from nine outings, opted to bowl after winning the toss at the Dubai International Stadium.

For RR, Sanju Samson (36 off 26 balls) was the top scorer.

 

Put in to bat, Robin Uthappa looked in rampaging form, hitting the first four and six of the innings. He quickly raced to 19 off 13 balls.

However, his time in the middle was short lived. After Ben Stokes (30) hit Holder for back-to-back boundaries in the fourth over, the West Indies skipper effected Uthappa's run out as the Indian was late to turn back at the non-striker's end.

The powerplay overs yielded 47 runs, including six fours and a maximum, for the loss of one wicket.

The big-hitting Stokes was dropped on 17 in the eighth over by Shankar off a Rashid delivery. Alongside Samson, he kept the scoreboard ticking.

A 56-run stand between the two was broken in the 12th over by Holder. Samson, who had reached his highest score since the 85 against Kings XI Punjab in RR's second match of the tournament, was bowled by a slow off-cutter, after pulling the previous delivery over midwicket for a huge six.

Stokes' stay came to an end when the World Cup winning all-rounder was bowled by Rashid in the beginning of the 13th over, with the Sunrisers bowlers making a strong comeback in the middle overs. RR then lost wickets at regular intervals.

Jos Buttler, too, fell quickly as he was sent back by Shankar in the 16th over with skipper Steve Smith (19) also failing to make an impact.

innings key highlights

Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 47 runs, 1 wicket)
Rajasthan Royals: 50 runs in 6.3 overs (39 balls), Extras 1
Strategic Timeout: Rajasthan Royals - 68/1 in 9 overs (Stokes 20, Samson 28)
2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 47 balls (Stokes 19, Samson 30, Extra 1)
Rajasthan Royals: 100 runs in 14.1 overs (85 balls), Extras 1
Strategic Timeout: Rajasthan Royals - 110/4 in 15.3 overs (Smith 15)
Rajasthan Royals: 150 runs in 19.6 overs (120 balls), Extras 3
Innings Break: Rajasthan Royals - 154/6 in 20.0 overs (Tewatia 2, Archer 16)

SRH vs RR scorecard: Rajasthan Royals' inning

Batsman Dismissal Runs Balls Fours Sixes
Robin Uthappa Runout (Holder) 19 13 2 1
Ben Stokes b Rashid 30 32 2 0
Sanju Samson b Holder 36 26 3 1
Jos Buttler c Nadeem b Shankar 9 12 0 0
Steve Smith c Pandey b Holder 19 15 2 0
Riyan Parag c Warner b Holder 20 12 2 1
Rahul Tewatia not out 2 3 0 0
Jofra Archer not out 16 7 1 1
Total: 154-6 in 20 Overs
Bowler Over Maiden Runs Wickets
Sandeep Sharma 4 0 31 0
Jason Holder 4 0 33 3
Vijay Shankar 3 0 15 1
T Natarajan 4 0 46 0
Rashid Khan 4 0 20 1
Shahbaz Nadeem 1 0 9 0

SRH vs RR playing 11

Rajasthan Royals is unchanged while has made two changes in its playing 11. Jason Holder comes in for Kane Williamson while Shahbaz Nadeem comes in for Basil Thampi.

RR playing 11: Ben Stokes, Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson(w), Steven Smith(c), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi

SRH playing 11: David Warner(c), Jonny Bairstow(w), Priyam Garg, Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan
 

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