Sunrisers Hyderabad 19year old Abdul Samad: 38 off 12 balls is a difficult equation but what if two sixes in three balls hit ..? Sunrisers Hyderabad 19year old Abdul Samad new hitter did the same. But Manish Pandey could not show that courage. The Sunrisers Hyderabad team lost by 10 runs in the IPL match against Kolkata Knight Riders at Chepauk on Sunday night. In the end, the opponent sweated. Nitish Rana (9×4, 4×6 off 80:56 balls) and Rahul Tripathi (5×4, 2×6 off 53:29 balls) hit half-centuries in the first innings to give the Kolkata Knight Riders 187 for six. Manish Pandey (61 not out: 2×4, 3×6 off 44 balls) and Johnny Bairstow (5×4, 3×6 off 55:40 balls) scored half-centuries in the ensuing chase.
Sunrisers Hyderabad needed 38 off the last 12 balls to win. Manish Pandey and Abdul Samad were the only batsmen to stay at the crease. With that, no one has any hope of win for Hyderabad. Manish Pandey then played a big shot in the last four overs. Pat Cummins bowled in the 19th over of the innings and he bowled at a speed of 140-150 km per hour, making it difficult to score runs but Abdul Samad surprised everyone by hitting two sixes in three balls.
In the 19th over of the innings, Manish Pandey hit a single off the first ball. Abdul Samad (19 not out: 2×6 off 8 balls) smashed a huge six off a corner. The ball flew 93 meters in one go. Samad then took two runs off the ball. He also hit a six off the third ball. With that at once, the equation changed to 23 off 8 balls. Samad hit the ball in the form of a yorker 81 meters towards the midwicket without any trouble with that six. Tension started in the Kolkata camp but Andre Russell bowled wisely in the last over. But, the Sunrisers Hyderabad team lost by 10 runs in the end.
Abdul Samad is 19 years old and plays domestic cricket for the Jammu and Kashmir team.