IPL-2023: Glenn Phillips helps Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Rajasthan Royals by 4 wickets
In IPL cricket, Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Rajasthan Royals by 4 wickets at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur last night. Chasing a target of 215 runs, Sunrisers Hyderabad got victory in the last ball.
They scored 217 loosing 6 wickets the stipulated 20 overs. Abhishek Sharma was the top scorer for Sunrisers Hyderabad with 55 runs. Yuzvendra Chahal took 4 wickets for Rajasthan Royals.
Earlier, Rajasthan Royals won the toss and opted to bat. They scored 214 runs loosing two wickets. Jos Buttler was the highest scorer with 95 runs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Marco Jansen took one wicket each for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
In one of the more thrilling finishes of recent times, bottom-ranked SRH pulled off a midnight heist against the Rajasthan Royals, chasing down 215 off the final ball. With five runs required off the final ball, Sandeep Sharma of Rajasthan Royals bowled a no-ball, allowing Abdul Samad a second chance to seal a win for SRH, which he did, smashing a straight six and breathing some air into SRH’s deflated campaign. But let us start at the very beginning…
Yashasvi Jaiswal has made a habit out of getting RR off to a flying start, particularly as Jos Buttler suffers a bit of a trough in his form. The two openers carted their way to a half-century stand, with Jaiswal taking the lead and Buttler playing second fiddle. However, Jaiswal’s pyrotechnics were cut short by Marco Jansen, but that couldn’t stop RR from ending a dominant powerplay, with the scorecard reading 61.
After warming the bench for most of the season, Glenn Phillips struck 6,6,6,4 to bring the equation down from 41 off 12 to 19 off 8. He was then dismissed to bring it to 19 off 7, and just when we thought we’d seen everything after Rinku’s sixes, with 5 required off 1, Abdul Samad, handed a catch to long-off to send the Royals into raptures… and then, it happened.
The siren rang, and it turned out that Sandeep Sharma had overstepped, bringing the equation to 4 off 1. And Samad did the needful, getting on his knee and launching the slot ball down the ground for six to resurrect a game that was dead and buried only seconds ago. Scores: Rajasthan Royals 214-2 in 20 overs (Jos Buttler 95, Sanju Samson 66*) lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad217-6 (Abhishek Sharma 55, Rahul Tripathi 47, Yuzvendra Chahal 4-29)by 4 wickets.