Having warmed the bench largely in Indian Premier League 2023, Glenn Phillips made the most of his opportunity. He struck three consecutive sixes and a boundary to reduce the equation from 41 off 12 to 19 off 8 as Sunrisers Hyderabad pursued a daunting target of 215.
Abdul Samad miscued a ball to long-off to send the Royals into a state of delirium but the hooter rang, much to the chagrin of Sanju Samson and his troops. Sandeep Sharma had overstepped, leaving the equation at 4 off the last ball. Samad did the honors, getting on his knee and launching the slot ball down the ground for a six to resurrect a game that seemed done and dusted a while ago.
Yuzvendra Chahal dealt a double whammy as Rajasthan Royals brought Sunrisers Hyderabad down from 157-2 to 174-5, getting rid of Heinrich Klaasen, Aiden Markram and Rahul Tripathi in a two-over window. The required rate was now nearing twenty in the 215-run chase, with Abdul Samad and Glenn Phillips occupying the crease. They both went on to finish the job, albeit with Sandeep aiding their endeavor towards the end.
WHAT. A. GAME 😱😱
Abdul Samad wins it for the @SunRisers as he hits a maximum off the final delivery. #SRH win by 4 wickets.
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