Watch: Abhishek Sharma Power Shot in Gurugram Weekend Match

Abhishek Sharma Power Shot: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) achieved a thrilling victory over Punjab Kings (PBKS) in a high-scoring match. Chasing a target of 215, SRH won by four wickets, thanks to a powerful performance by their batsmen, led by Abhishek Sharma’s rapid 66 runs. This victory places SRH in a strong position for a second-place finish in the league, while PBKS ended their season in ninth place.

Abhishek Sharma

Punjab Kings’ openers, Atharva Taide and Prabhsimran Singh, started cautiously on a dry pitch. However, they soon accelerated, reaching 61/0 at the end of the powerplay. They built a solid partnership, with both batsmen looking set for half-centuries.

Key Partnerships

  • First Partnership: Taide and Prabhsimran had a 97-run stand before Taide was dismissed for 46 runs.
  • Prabhsimran’s Fifty: Prabhsimran continued his aggressive play, reaching his fifty in just 34 balls. He then combined with Rilee Roussow for a quick 54-run partnership off 31 balls.

Middle-Order Collapse

Despite the strong start, PBKS lost quick wickets:

  • Prabhsimran’s Dismissal: Prabhsimran was caught behind in a surprising manner.
  • Shashank Singh’s Run-Out: A miscommunication led to Singh’s run-out, further halting the momentum.
Late Surge

Despite these setbacks, Roussow’s powerful hitting and Jitesh Sharma’s quick 32 runs off 15 balls helped PBKS finish at 214/5.

Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Chase

Early Setback

SRH’s chase began on a shaky note as Travis Head was dismissed for a golden duck by Arshdeep Singh.

Recovery and Acceleration
  • Tripathi and Abhishek’s Partnership: Rahul Tripathi and Abhishek Sharma quickly recovered, forming a 72-run partnership off 29 balls.
  • Abhishek’s Fifty: Abhishek scored a blistering 66 runs off 28 balls, reaching his half-century in just 21 balls.
Middle Overs Carnage
  • Klaasen’s Arrival: Heinrich Klaasen’s entry saw a continuation of aggressive batting. Klaasen scored 42 runs off 26 balls.
  • Support from Nitish Kumar Reddy: Reddy joined the action, ensuring the run rate remained high.
Closing the Game

With 39 runs needed from the final six overs, SRH maintained their momentum:

  • Late Wickets: Though a few wickets fell towards the end, they did not impact the chase significantly.
  • Final Push: SRH reached the target with four wickets in hand and five balls to spare.

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