IPL 2023
SRH Steals An Improbable Win From RR Thanks To Glenn Philips’ Fireworks
By CricShots - May 8, 2023 12:26 am
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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.

Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson and Jos Buttler made a brilliant partnership

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.

Abdul Samad
Abdul Samad took SRH over the line

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:

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