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IPL 2024: Sunrisers survive Shashank-Ashutosh scare to win by 2 runs as Punjab Kings’ top order fails again

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) prevailed in a thriller against Punjab Kings as the game got too close for their comfort in the end but eventually, the Orange Army sneaked home by just two runs at the Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium in Mullanpur on Tuesday, April 9. Nitish Kumar Reddy was the star of the show for the Sunrisers with his knock of 64 off just 37 balls as he not only rescued his side’s innings when they were reduced to 64/4 but also helped them get to a strong score of 182 runs, which eventually proved to be enough.
As it turned out, even though Jaydev Unadkat went for 26 runs off the last over including three sixes, three catches were dropped and it was the six that the left-arm pacer hit with his bat on the last ball of SRH’s innings that eventually proved to be the difference. A catch was dropped by Harshal Patel off Sam Curran’s ball as he palmed it over the boundary. SRH’s score went from 176 to 182 and the Kings finished with 180 as the top-order needs to pull its weight for the home side.

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