Sunrisers Hyderabad lost the match against Punjab despite being in control for most periods of the game. After restricting Punjab for 126, SRH fans felt this would be an easy chase. Also, SRH started on a really brilliant note scoring 56 off the first six overs.
But the snail-paced partnership between Manish Pandey(15 off 29 balls) and Vijay(26 off 27 balls) Shankar added run rate pressure and the team eventually lost by 12 runs.
Now, SRH fans are breathing fire on Manish and Vijay for playing slow innings’ and showing no intent no intent to score runs when needed the most.
With this defeat, SRH’s chances of making it to the playoffs have gone down considerably. On the other hand, Punjab are getting things on track towards the end and moved to 5th position while SRH is in 6th place.
SRH will next be facing Bangalore, Delhi, and Mumbai, which happen to be 3 of the strongest sides in this year’s IPL.