In the 52nd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, the visiting team Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) recorded a stunning win in a dramatic last-over finish as they registered a 4-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals (RR) in a high-scoring chase. Batting first, riding on some fiery half-centuries from both Jos Buttler and captain Sanju Samson, who amassed respective scores of 95 and 66 runs, RR managed to post a huge 214 runs on the board.
Chasing a daunting target of 215 runs, Sunrisers Hyderabad suffered a loss of their first wicket on 51 runs. Then they managed to churn out a p partnership or the second wicket as Abhishek Sharma and Rahul Tripathi added 5 runs. However, with the dismissal of Abhishek in the 13th over, the visitors kept losing wickets at crucial junctures.
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Despite the fighting knocks of Rahu Tripathi and Henrich Klaasen, SRH was down to requiring 41 runs to win in the last 2 overs. At that time, we saw carnage from someone who was playing for the first time in IPL 2023 in place of flop Harry Brook, Glenn Phillips.
The Kiwi batter smashed 3 back-to-back sixes and then a boundary before he was dismissed for 25 runs in 7 balls. It was down to the last over. SRH batters Marco Jansen and Abdul Samad went close to the chase and they needed a Six on the last ball to win the match.
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Sandeep Sharma bowled a brilliant Yorker on the last ball of the match, but there was still drama left in the game. The third-umpire declared it a no-ball and then Abdul Samad managed to smash a brilliant Six of the free hit to win the match. However, it is Glenn Phillips’ inning that made the difference and he received the player of the match as well.
Here is the video of the winning six from Abdul Samad:
WHAT. A. GAME 😱😱
Abdul Samad wins it for the @SunRisers as he hits a maximum off the final delivery. #SRH win by 4 wickets.
Scorecard – https://t.co/1EMWKvcgh9 #TATAIPL #RRvSRH #IPL2023 pic.twitter.com/yh0WVMEbOz
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 7, 2023
Here is how the netizens reacted to the game:
ABDUL SAMAD – Take A Bow Man..!! ❤
That No ball change everything for RR. 😂#RRvsSRH#AbdulSamad #SanjuSamsonpic.twitter.com/77A1Dwwy5D
— VK18Forever (Fan Page) (@VKianForever) May 7, 2023
Oh boy! Abdul Samad! That was some finish! That hug from Umran to him said it all! #IPL2023 #RRvSRH
— Mohsin Kamal (@64MohsinKamal) May 7, 2023
THE HERO FOR SRH – ABDUL SAMAD.
WHAT A PLAYER, THE STAR OF SRH. pic.twitter.com/Ey2KsT3HZw
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) May 7, 2023
It's incridible, it's unbelievable. 😭
Man this is the IPL, the greatest ever. Glenn Phillips is the main hero tonight. pic.twitter.com/l4CMPfWzRY
— Vishal. (@SPORTYVISHAL) May 7, 2023
happy for glenn phillips, how srh ignored him for that handicap brook
today he reminded what he is made of
— Ronit (@kevlartweetz) May 7, 2023
Glenn phillips my boy you fuckin beauty, made dead match alive
— ? (@bruce_kane1) May 7, 2023
Glenn Phillips, where were you?
By benching Phillips, SRH was almost committing a blunder.#GlennPhillips #SRH #RRvSRH #Crikcet #IPL2023
— CricEnt Verse (@CricentVerse) May 7, 2023
Abdul Samad Finishes Off In Style And SRH Won The Match .
Thank You Monster Glenn Phillips 🙇♂️ #RRvSRH pic.twitter.com/yyeXisNqSD
— Sir BoiesX 🕯 (@BoiesX45) May 7, 2023
Glenn Phillips may not have had the spotlight on him like Abdul Samad, but he was the one who made the real difference in this game for Sunrisers Hyderabad!!
— Shivani Shukla (@iShivani_Shukla) May 7, 2023
6, 6, 6, 4 & gone by Glenn Phillips.
This is when SRH needing 41 runs from 12 balls. pic.twitter.com/Gcs9jxWnqQ
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 7, 2023
Abdul Samad has done it…!!
RR won it a few minutes ago, but a No Ball turned the match for SRH. One of the finest matches in history! pic.twitter.com/CHS0ssMOLu
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) May 7, 2023