May 7 – The second match of the Sunday double-header was between Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad. Another thriller of a match, RR won the toss and opted to bat. Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson’s brilliant knocks took RR to a big total of 214.
SRH were off to a cautious start, but Rahul Tripathi and Abhishek Sharma ensured that run-rate was within the reach. Once they got out, the match was in a tough situation. Needed 41 off the last 2 overs, the match was in the hands of Rajasthan Royals but Glenn Phillips had other plans, he scored a brilliant 25 off just 7 balls and gave SRH a chance.
In the dramatics final over, Sandeep Sharma needed to defend 17 against Abdul Samad and Marco Jansen:
19.1 – 2
19.2 – 6
19.3 – 2
19.4 – 1
19.5 – 1
19.6 – No-Ball
19.6 – 6
Needed 5 off the last ball, Sandeep Sharma bowled a brilliant bowl and Abdul Samad was caught in the deep but guess what it was a no-ball.
Then needed 4 off the last ball, Abdul Samad send the ball over the line and took SRH over the line.
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Last Updated on May 7, 2023
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