The Sunrises Hyderabad overpowers Rajasthan Royals at Dubai in IPL 2020. After a convincing win, David Warner’s side still has a chance of making it to the playoffs. Chasing a total of 155, it was a poor start for SRH as Jofra Archer sent both Warner and Johnny Bairstow cheaply to the pavilion.
In walked Manish Pandey who looked determined in a must-win match and took the attack to the opposition. Unfazed by the loss of their prolific opening Partnership, Pandey played a superb counter-attacking knock.
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He along with Vijay Shankar kept on scoring runs as they batted with supreme confidence. The two recorded a match-winning unbeaten stand of 140 runs as SRH won the match comprehensively.
Earlier in the match batting first Rajasthan Royals posted a fighting total of 154 runs. Virtually all their batsmen got starts but none carried on and SRH picked wickets at regular intervals.
Sanju Samson was the highest scorer for the Royals as he made 36 from 26 deliveries. Jason Holder made in instant impact in his debut match of the season. The all-rounder was the pick of SRH’s bowler as he picked 3 crucial wickets in his very first outing.
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Meanwhile, Pandey and Shankar prevailed unbeaten till the end for SRH. Pandey played a chanceless knock of 83 from 47 balls whereas Shankar too scored a decisive half-century.
Here’s what the winning captain David Warner said in the post-match presentation.
“I think the way we started was fantastic. We were able to bring it back after the powerplay. It’s been a complete game, we have been asking for. Good to see two guys getting the reward. I was frustrated. You try hard to get through the first over, but with someone bowling at 150ks, you can’t do much. You can take him on”.
“You can take him on. We saw a lot of dew last night during training, and it came in again. Jason adds strength to our bowling, his experience, he’s an all-round package. He’s a great inclusion. We do have a middle-order, there are always question on it”.
“We haven’t lost early wickets before, so they haven’t got a chance. I have said in the past, we are a better defending team. You have to back yourself, no matter what. This cold weather and dew comes in”, said Warner post the win.