IPL 2020, RR vs SRH: Manish Pandey remained unbeaten on 83, Vijay Shankar on 52.© Twitter
SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) skipper David Warner was stuffed with reward for batsmen Manish Pandey and Vijay Shankar, who stitched an unbeaten partnership of 140 runs in opposition to Rajasthan Royals (RR) on Thursday. The stand helped SRH chase down a goal of 155 runs, propelling them to the fifth spot on the factors desk. Manish smashed 83 runs off 47 deliveries, an innings comprising of 4 boundaries and eight sixes. Shankar scored 52 runs off 51 balls, hitting six fours to make sure a secure platform for SRH in an vital match.
Warner expressed immense happiness following the performances of the duo. The Australian cricketer added that he was “chuffed” for Manish and Shankar.
“For them to come out and play like this, I am so happy for them. They showed they can build a platform for us to get across the line. Or set a big total. I am chuffed for them,” stated Warner through the post-match press convention.
The SRH skipper additional described the group efficiency as a “stunning” one, hailing the triumph because the type of sport they had been “asking for”.
“It was a stunning performance. Starts with the toss where you (broadcaster Mark Nicholas) questioned my decision to chase. We were able to bring them back after Powerplay. All in all, the kind of game we were asking for,” he added.
Earlier, RR posted a complete of 154 runs for the lack of six wickets after Warner gained the toss and opted to discipline.
Sanju Samson (36) was the best scorer with the remainder of the batsmen unable to make their presence felt. West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder was the choose of the bowlers for SRH, accounting for 3 wickets whereas conceding 33 runs.
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