SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) defeated Rajasthan Royals (RR) by eight wickets in Match 40 of the IPL 2020 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Manish Pandey and Vijay Shankar scored unbeaten half-centuries to help SRH get across the line, after the Hyderabad-based franchise was handed a target of 155 runs. Manish scored 83 runs off 47 deliveries in an innings comprising of four boundaries and eight sixes. Shankar accumulated 52 runs off 51 deliveries, hitting six fours. English pacer Jofra Archer picked two wickets. Earlier, RR finished with a total of 154 runs for the loss of six wickets. Sanju Samson was the highest run-scorer, accumulating 36 runs off 26 deliveries. The rest of the batsmen failed to make their presence felt, with a lack of acceleration at any stage. Ben Stokes scored a 32-ball 30 looking extremely uncomfortable at the top of the order. Windies all-rounder Jason Holder was the pick of the bowlers for SRH, accounting for three wickets while conceding 33 runs. Rashid Khan and Vijay Shankar further picked a wicket apiece. (SCORECARD)
SRH defeat RR by eight wickets, as Vijay Shankar reaches his half-century with a superb boundary. Shankar pulled the short ball away to the deep mid-wicket fence, marking the first win of IPL 2020 while chasing for SunRisers Hyderabad.
Jofra Archer gets his second wicket, following a brutual inswinger which left Bairstow in no position to negotiate the delivery, with the ball going on to hit the stumps. Vijay Shankar is the new man in.
WICKET! David Warner c Ben Stokes b Jofra Archer 4 (4)
David Warner departs for 4 runs off 4 deliveries, following an extremely fast back of length delivery from Archer which generated some slight movement. Warner edged the ball to Ben Stokes at second slip, who completed a catch to his left. Manish Pandey is the new man in.
SRH need 155 runs to win this vital clash, after RR finished with a total of 154 runs for the loss of six wickets in 20 overs. Jofra Archer smashed a six off the final delivery which was a full toss, to ensure a fine finish.
WICKET! Riyan Parag c David Warner b Jason Holder 20 (12)
Jason Holder gets his third wicket, with a slower delivery bowled short forcing Parag to fetch, resulting in a top-edge which David Warner completed a catch off at mid-off. Jofra Archer is the new man in.