MUMBAI: Abhishek Sharma and Aiden Markram’s half-centuries and a crucial third-wicket partnership of 96 runs between the two in the IPL match played here today, besides losing two wickets in the opening overs with Shashank Singh and Marco Yance making 25 overs in the final over. He scored 195 runs and set a target of 196 runs against Gujarat Titans.
Batting first after losing the toss, Sunrisers Hyderabad were bowled out for 44 in the opening five overs, losing wickets of skipper Kane Williamson and Rahul Tripathi. However, Inform batsmen Abhishek and Markram then put on a 96-run stand for the third wicket to take the score to 140. Abhishek was dismissed for 65 off 42 balls. When Markram was dismissed for 56 off 40 balls, the team’s score was 161 for 5 in 18 overs. Mario Yansen and Shashank Singh shared a 33-run stand in the final two overs. In that too, Loki Ferguson, who came to bowl the final over, hit a six off Yansen and Shashank in the A overs to take the Sunrisers to 195 for 6 with a total of 25 runs. Shashank was unbeaten on 25 off 6 balls with the help of 3 sixes and a four and Yansen was unbeaten on 8 off 5 balls.