Punjab’s Last Over Collapse Costs Them Victory, Lose Match by 2 Runs

Sunrisers Hyderabad were forced to bat first after losing the toss against Punjab Kings. They kept losing wickets regularly from the beginning. However, Hyderabad built a big innings thanks to Nitish Reddy’s blistering half-century. The bowlers did not shy away from taking turns when they had enough supplies in hand. As a result, Hyderabad snatched a hard-fought victory from Punjab’s home ground.
Punjab Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad clash in the 23rd league match of IPL 2024 at Mullanpur on Tuesday. Punjab skipper Shikhar Dhawan invited Sunrisers to bat first after winning the toss. Hyderabad made a huge innings of 182 runs for 9 wickets in 20 overs.

Nitish Reddy completed his brilliant half-century off 32 balls with the help of 3 fours and 4 sixes. He finally returned to Sajghar with a maximum of 64 runs for the team. Nitish hit 4 fours and 5 sixes in the 37-ball Mercatori innings. Abdul Samad made an effective contribution of 25 runs off 12 balls. He hit 5 fours.

In the reply, Punjab Kings got 180 runs for 6 wickets in 20 overs. Hyderabad won the match by a short margin of 2 runs and brought home valuable 2 points. Punjab needed 29 runs to win in the last over. They made 26 runs in the last over.

However, in the last over, Hyderabad’s Nitish Reddy, Abdul Samad and Rahul Tripathi took one catch off Jaidev Unadkat. The ball hits the hands of Nitish and Samad and goes out of bounds. As a result, batsman Ashutosh Sharma got a pair of sixes from those 2 balls. Ashutosh remains unbeaten with 33 runs off 15 balls. He hit 3 fours and 2 sixes. Shashank Singh remained not out with 46 runs off 25 balls. He hit 6 fours and 1 six.

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