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Rajasthan Royals 154/6 (20 ov)
Sunrisers Hyderabad 156/2 (18.1 ov)
Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 8 wickets
Player of the match: Manish Pandey
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Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Rajasthan Royals by 8 wickets

Steve Smith (at the post-match conference):
We started well. Jofra taking two big wickets early but we couldn't keep the foot on the pedal. Vijay played smart innings and Manish took the game on and played really nicely. I consulted a few other boys, it was talked about (giving (Jofra another over up front) but opted against it and in hindsight, after what happened, probably would've given him one more over. I can't put my finger on anything, there are plenty of good players and good teams. We haven't been able to pull back to back wins. We just need to keep winning and don't know how things will work for us mathematically, we have to keep winning, that's our job now.



The Sunrisers Hyderabad inning was off to a horrendous start after English speedster Jofra Archer got his bunny, David Warner, for the fourth time in his career on the third ball of the first over! Archer didn't stop here and rattled his fellow countrymen Jonny Bairstow's stumps in the second over and Rajasthan Royals were in with a serious chance. In walked Manish Pandey at number 3 who right from the word go starting smashing the RR bowlers to all parts of the ground! In his trademark whippy style, he pulled anything short and clobbered anything that was bowled in his arc!

After Jofra, none of the RR bowlers could stage any sort of fightback. Ankit Rajpoot bowled a solitary over and was taken off the attack. Kartik Tyagi, the impressive youngster was taken for plenty in the first two overs and had to return to the pavilion due to some niggle. The spinners Shreyas Gopal and Rahul Tewatia did well in their first overs but afterwards, the duo of Vijay Shankar and Manish Pandey started toying with them too. Vijay Shankar was impressive, especially with his lofted inside out shots over covers that yielded some beautiful boundaries!

When Smith threw his final trump card by bringing Jofra Archer for is last two overs, Vijay Shankar took him apart too by smacking three consecutive boundaries, which brought curtains on the chase. It was a mere formality after that.Shankar hit the winning runs with a boundary and reached his fifty! The duo put up a 140 runs partnership which is the first 100+ partnership between an Indian pair for the franchise in its history. David Warner must be pleased with that statistic.

So that's that from our side, this is Abhinav Singh and my partner Balashankar signing off. See you tomorrow at the same time here at Sportskeeda as we bring to you all the live-action with minute precision and immaculate analysis. Until then, stay safe, stay indoors and keep washing your hands, Goodnight fellas!
18.1 Kartik Tyagi to Vijay Shankar, FOUR! Short ball from Tyagi, Shankar rocks back and pulls it over the cow corner for a boundary. India's 3D player reaches his FIFTY and takes his team home to victory with that shot!
Just 3 required in the last two overs! SRH have rode on the mammoth partnership between Pandey and Shankar to see this one off after initial jitters! The partnership is now 136 runs
Over: 18 | Summary: 0 1 2w 1lb 6 1 1 Bowler: Ben Stokes Score: 152/2
17.6 Ben Stokes to Vijay Shankar, back of a length delivery on top of off, defends it on the on-side for a single
17.5 Ben Stokes to Manish Pandey, slower delivery on the stumps, driven to long-on for a single, 4 required in 13 deliveries
17.4 Ben Stokes to Manish Pandey, SIX! WHIPPED! Full delivery on the pads, just whips it nonchalantly over the cow corner for a maximum. Majestic! You just have to stand back and admire that shot! Such grace, such elegance!
17.3 Ben Stokes to Vijay Shankar, full ball on the pads, gets hit on the pads and gets it off to fineleg. 11 required off 15 deliveries
17.3 Ben Stokes to Manish Pandey, slower bouncer from Stokes, but he loses direction and bowls it down the leg. Samson gets an awkward bounce as well. Brings Vijay Shankar on strike who is reaching his FIFTY
17.2 Ben Stokes to Vijay Shankar, fuller ball on the pads, flicked up in the air but doesn't carry to the man at deep square leg. Just been that kind of day for RR in the field.
17.1 Ben Stokes to Vijay Shankar, slower ball on a length wide of off, Shankar gets completely deceived and gets beaten
A good, sedate over from Kartik ruined by another last ball SIX from Manish Pandey! RR need wickets to stage any sort of comeback! SRH batsmen are coasting here!

Final 3 overs coming up, SRH need 15 in 18! Ben Stokes to bowl his second over! He had gone for plenty in his first over
Over: 17 | Summary: 1 1 1 0 0 6 Bowler: Kartik Tyagi Score: 140/2
16.6 Kartik Tyagi to Manish Pandey, IN THE SLOT and flies for SIX! Tyagi errs on the length and Pandey is not missing out when he is in this sort of form. Absolutely creamed over the long-on boundary for a maximum! Right from the first ball to this SIX, Pandey has barely mistimed or misedged any delivery today! He is in the ZONE!
16.5 Kartik Tyagi to Manish Pandey, sharp bouncer from Tyagi outside the off-stump, Pandey gets beaten comprehensively
16.4 Kartik Tyagi to Manish Pandey, short delivery, he pulls it down hard, but straight to the man at short mid-wicket
16.3 Kartik Tyagi to Vijay Shankar, short ball outside off, pulls it to deep square leg for a single
Kartik had gone out of the field after getting a beating in the second over! Can he bring some magic in his second spell?
16.2 Kartik Tyagi to Manish Pandey, low full toss wide of off, drives it to sweeper cover for a single
16.1 Kartik Tyagi to Vijay Shankar, full toss on the off-stump, mistimes it to mid-off and takes a single
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