Result
40th Match (N), Dubai (DSC), Oct 22 2020, Indian Premier League
154/6
(18.1/20 ov, target 155)
156/2
Sunrisers won by 8 wickets
Player Of The Match
Sunrisers Hyderabad
1:01
1m
• Hemant Brar

Holder takes three, Pandey and Shankar dominate as Sunrisers Hyderabad keep playoff hopes alive

Pandey and Shankar resurrected Sunrisers' innings after Warner and Bairstow were sent back early by Archer

Match centre 
Scorer: Venkat Raghav
Commentator: Sidharth Monga
Scorecard summary
Rajasthan Royals154/6(20 overs)
Sunrisers Hyderabad156/2(18.1 overs)

That win leaves SRH with eight points from 10 games, and a fifth position on the table. The same as KXIP but better on NRR. Their campaigns have some life yet. Thanks for joining us. See you tomorrow

Manish Pandey, Man of the Match: "Enough talks had happened around the middle order. High time for us to perform. Had a word with Laxman sir and the coaches. Didn't want too many thoughts. Just hold my shape and play my shots. Two really good batsmen that we lost, but as someone said, this was an opportunity for us to win the game. And it was long due. Our plan was to see Jofra off even if he had bowled a third. We had two leggies and a couple of Indian fast bowlers to go after. I just middled the first ball, and automatically I thought if I keep my shape and use the Powerplay, I could finish this well before the final over."

David Warner: "It was a stunning performance. Starts with the toss where you 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. I was frustrated that in these games because in these games against world-class bowlers, when there is a bit of seam or swing. And it is jagging at 150ks. And you are trying to get through the over. And the edge goes straight to hand. Jason adds an extra string to our bow. His height. His experience. And he couldn't bat today, but he is an all-round package. It is just great to show people that we do have a middle order. 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. We probably are a better defending team, but my decision to chase was based on the last two games. And the weather is cooler, with dew around, it might be flipping around for evertone."

Steven Smith: "I thought we started really well. Jofra obviously taking the tow big wickets early. But we couldn't keep the foot on the pedal. The wicket got better. There was a fair bit of dew on for some reason. The third over for Jofra was on my mind, discussed it with a couple of guys. In hindsight, yeah, should have bowled a third straight over."

SRH's first successful chase this year, and how convincing. And how it has come despite failures for the two big overseas batsmen. Despite their limitations, SRH bowled smartly to keep RR in check before Pandey just ran away with the chase despite a red-hot Archer spell that left them down at 2 for nothing. He kisses his bat as he walks off. Which is just as well. Everything came off the middle tonight. This will leave RR in the all-but-out box with CSK. And RR will go into the bracket occupied by KXIP, and before this night, RR: in with a reasonable chance

18.1
4
Kartik Tyagi to Shankar, FOUR runs
and that is the match and the fifty in one clean swing. Tyagi pitches it short, and he pulls him stylishly over midwicket

Pandey won't get a hundred, but Shankar has a chance to get to a fifty to go with his three tight overs and the huge wicket of Buttler

end of over 1812 runs
SRH: 152/2CRR: 8.44 • RRR: 1.50 • Need 3 from 12b
Vijay Shankar48 (50)
Manish Pandey83 (47)
Ben Stokes2-0-24-0
Kartik Tyagi3-0-38-0
17.6
1
Stokes to Shankar, 1 run
short of a length, around off, dropped to leg for one
17.5
1
Stokes to Pandey, 1 run
slower ball, he recovers well, drives him down to long-on for one
17.4
6
Stokes to Pandey, SIX runs
the exclamation mark on a horror night for Stokes. A length ball, swinging into the pads, and he has nonchalantly whipped it over midwicket for six
17.3
1lb
Stokes to Shankar, 1 leg bye
full and straight, hits the pad, but angling down leg
17.3
2w
Stokes to Pandey, 2 wides
slower bouncer, well down the leg side. Samson dives to reach this on the half-volley but can't prevent the bye
17.2
1
Stokes to Shankar, 1 run
length ball, chipped into the leg side for one
17.1
Stokes to Shankar, no run
slower short ball, wide outside off, and he is beaten by the lack of pace

Stokes is back. His over was part of that turning of the tide early on

end of over 179 runs
SRH: 140/2CRR: 8.23 • RRR: 5.00 • Need 15 from 18b
Manish Pandey76 (45)
Vijay Shankar46 (46)
Kartik Tyagi3-0-38-0
Jofra Archer4-0-21-2
16.6
6
Kartik Tyagi to Pandey, SIX runs
right in the slot. Half-volley. Pandey clears the front leg and deposits this over long-on for a flat six
16.5
Kartik Tyagi to Pandey, no run
sharp bouncer, 134ks on the gun, but it is the carry. Pandey is surprised by it, and pulls out of the pull
16.4
Kartik Tyagi to Pandey, no run
short, quick, Pandey pulls this straight to shirt midwicket
16.3
1
Kartik Tyagi to Shankar, 1 run
short, not too high, pulled to deep midwicket for one
16.2
1
Kartik Tyagi to Pandey, 1 run
another full toss, driven with an open face to deep cover
16.1
1
Kartik Tyagi to Shankar, 1 run
full toss, driven down the ground for a single

Tyagi comes back. His first over was what turned the tide. A bit like Deshpande to Gayle the other night

end of over 1613 runs
SRH: 131/2CRR: 8.18 • RRR: 6.00 • Need 24 from 24b
Vijay Shankar44 (44)
Manish Pandey69 (41)
Jofra Archer4-0-21-2
Rahul Tewatia4-0-25-0

Final timeout of the night

15.6
1
Archer to Shankar, 1 run
short of a length, following him, tucked away off the hip

From Bharath Seervi: "Only the second century partnership between two Indian batsmen for SRH. First was way back in their first season, between Dhawan and Parthiv Patel, that too in the 2013 Champions League."

15.5
Archer to Shankar, no run
another short ball, and another ramp attempted. Beaten again
15.4
Archer to Shankar, no run
bouncer at 149.1ks, and Shankar is still looking to ramp this. Beaten
15.3
4
Archer to Shankar, FOUR runs
the best of the lot. Slower ball, picked early, in his slot, and drilled right back over his head
Best performances - batsmen
MK Pandey
83 runs (47)
4 fours
8 sixes
Control85%
Productive shot
pull
19 runs
0 fours
3 sixes
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V Shankar
52 runs (51)
6 fours
0 sixes
Control84%
Productive shot
flick
12 runs
0 fours
0 sixes
11719111210
Best performances - bowlers
JO Holder
O
4
M
0
R
33
W
3
Eco
8.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
JC Archer
O
4
M
0
R
21
W
2
Eco
5.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
TossSunrisers Hyderabad , elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League 2020
Player Of The Match
Manish Pandey
Season2020/21
Hours of play (local time)18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.30, Interval 19.30-19.50, Second Session 19.50- 21.20
Match days22 October 2020 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Nitin Menon
Paul Reiffel
TV Umpire
Anil Chaudhary
Reserve Umpire
Anil Dandekar
Match Referee
Javagal Srinath