Stokes, Unadkat lift Rising Pune to No. 2
Ben Stokes' all-round efforts and a five-wicket haul from Jaydev Unadkat moved Rising Pune Supergiants to second place with a 12-run win against Sunrisers Hyderabad
9.40pm That's some finish from Unadkat. A hat-trick, a five-for, and 100 wickets in the IPL, all in one over. The fortress that is the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium has been breached. Pune keep rising; they go second now. The win was set up by Stokes who hammered 39 off 25 balls on a pitch where his team-mates struggled to get going. Stokes then claimed the key wickets of Warner, Dhawan, and Williamson in the chase. He wasn't done yet. He tracked down some skiers at sweeper cover to hasten Unadkat's landmark and Sunrisers' downfall. Do hang around for the presentation.
"Very good win. The boys scrapped well. We thought 150-160 would be par," Smith says. "The stronger boys could time the ball. We did well to scrap to 147 in the end. The bowlers bowled good lengths. He is doing nicely, bowling upfront he is also good. A wicket-maiden, that was good. We have played really well in the last seven or eight games."
"Well, brilliant to get through in a low-scoring game," Unadkat says. "All of us have contributed. That's how we have won matches. We are trying to keep it simple. I have the backing of Smithy, MS and Stoksy. I have been just sticking it to my strengths. I am really happy with the wickets. We are playing in Delhi next, I would like to adapt to it."
vkcharan: "Hat-trick, 5 for, 100 wkts. 3 birds in one shot"
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This is the 17th hat-trick in IPL, first for RPS. Unadkat is the second bowler to take 2 five-fors in IPL. First was Faulkner.
Sunrisers need 13 off the last over. Unadkat to bowl it. Over the wicket
around the wicket
Stokes. Over the wicket. Arun from the ground: Fielding changes galore Christian swaps places with Shardul, who now goes to mid off. Christian at long on .three on the leg side, and a third man and a sweeper cover on the off