June 19, 2024
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In a dramatic showdown at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Sunrisers Hyderabad chased down 166 runs in just 9.4 overs, securing a 10-wicket win over Lucknow Super Giants (LSG). The opener, Quinton de Kock, had a rough return to the field for LSG, scoring only 2 runs after KL Rahul won the toss and chose to bat first in match No. 57 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 season. Bhuvneshwar Kumar struck early for SRH, dismissing De Kock and Marcus Stoinis within the first four overs. LSG’s powerplay ended with a score of just 24/2, one of the lowest of the season.

The Super Giants found some stability as Ayush Badoni and Nicholas Pooran formed a solid 99-run partnership, helping LSG recover from an early collapse. Badoni’s remarkable 55 off 30 balls, along with Pooran’s steady 48 not out, pushed LSG to a total of 165/4 after 20 overs.

However, Sunrisers Hyderabad’s openers Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma made short work of the target. They hit a whopping 107 runs during the powerplay, with Head scoring a blistering half-century in just 16 balls, one of the fastest of IPL 2024. Abhishek was equally impressive, reaching his 50 off just 19 balls. By the end of 6.3 overs, SRH had already scored 120/0, and the game was virtually decided. Abhishek hit the winning six in the ninth over, ending with 75 not out, while Head remained unbeaten on 89.

This 10-wicket win has knocked the Mumbai Indians out of playoff contention, highlighting SRH’s remarkable turnaround. Here are the key points from the SRH vs LSG clash:

  • Sunrisers Hyderabad chased down 166 runs in just 9.4 overs.
  • Abhishek Sharma reached his half-century in 19 balls, while Travis Head achieved the joint-second-fastest half-century with 16 balls.
  • Ayush Badoni scored 55 off 30 balls, forming a crucial partnership with Nicholas Pooran to help LSG reach a competitive total.
  • Lucknow Super Giants’ powerplay score of 24/2 was one of the lowest in IPL 2024.
  • This win places SRH in a strong position in the push for a playoff spot, with both SRH and LSG now tied at 12 points from 11 games.

This emphatic victory by SRH has shaken up the IPL 2024 playoff race, with Sunrisers Hyderabad now sitting comfortably in third place.

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