Abdul Samad smashed a six off the final ball as Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Rajasthan Royals by 4 wickets to maintain their playoff hopes alive in a high-scoring IPL thriller right here on Sunday.
Driving on aggressive fifties by Jos Buttler (95) and Sanju Samson (66), Rajasthan Royals posted a difficult 214 for 2 after profitable the toss and electing to bat.
In response, Abhishek Sharma (55), Rahul Tripathi (47) stored them within the hunt earlier than Yuzvendra Chahal (4/29) snapped 4 wickets to virtually derail their chase.
A cameo from Glenn Phillips (25) reignited the chase as Abdul Samad’s (17 not out off 7 balls) knocked off the profitable runs with a six within the final ball following a no-ball from Sandeep Sharma.
For Sunrisers, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1/44) and Marco Jansen (1/44) took one wicket every.
Rajasthan Royals: 214 for two in 20 overs (Jos Buttler 95, Sanju Samson 66 not out; Bhuvneshwar Kumar 1/44).
Sunrisers Hyderabad: 217 for six in 20 overs (Abhishek Sharma 55; Yuzvendra Chahal 4/29).
Rajasthan Royals: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson(wk/c), Joe Root, Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Murugan Ashwin, Sandeep Sharma, Kuldip Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram(c), Heinrich Klaasen(wk), Glenn Phillips, Abdul Samad, Marco Jansen, Vivrant Sharma, Mayank Markande, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T. Natarajan.