IPL 2020: Hyderabad targets Kolkata by 143 runs, Manish Pandey 50:
KKR vs SRH: Sunrisers Hyderabad scored 141 for the loss of four wickets in 20 overs against Kolkata Knight Riders in the 8th Ipl match. Manish Pandey scored 51 runs for Hyderabad. This is Pandey’s first half-century in IPL 2020.
In his semi-final innings, Pandey hit three fours and two sixes. However, his strike rate in the meantime was just 134.21. Apart from Pandey, Wriddhiman Saha, who was playing the first match of the season, scored 30 runs. However, Saha’s strike rate was less than 100.
Earlier, Hyderabad had a very bad start after winning the toss and deciding to bat first. The team suffered the first blow in the form of Jonny Bairstow scoring just 24 off the last ball of the fourth over. Bairstow was bowled by Pat Cummins for 05. Pandey, 51, and David Warner 36, shared 35 runs for the second wicket. Warner scored 36 in 30 balls with the help of two fours and a six.
Pandey and Saha took the innings after the second wicket fell for 59 runs. However, Saha was very slow and could score only 30 runs in 31 balls. In the end, Mohammad Nabi scored an unbeaten 11 with the help of two fours and took the team’s score to 140.
For KKR, all his bowlers bowled wonders, but the best performance for the team was Varun Chakraborty. Chakravarty tied the Hyderabad batsmen with his spin bowler and did not let them play freely. Chakravarty took warner’s crucial wicket for 25 runs in four overs. In addition, Andre Russell and Pat Cummins also had one-on-one success.