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Sunrisers Hyderabad Beat Rajasthan Royals in a Thrilling Match

New Delhi: In a nail-biting encounter, Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s sensational final over guided Sunrisers Hyderabad to a stunning one-run victory against Rajasthan Royals, keeping their IPL playoff hopes alive. The match, which unfolded as a last-ball thriller, saw Sunrisers defending a target of 202 with sheer determination and skill.

Opting to bat first, Sunrisers Hyderabad posted a formidable total of 201 for three, propelled by explosive fifties from Nitish Reddy (76 not out) and Travis Head (58), along with Heinrich Klassen’s unbeaten 19-ball 42.

Sunrisers got off to a dream start with Bhuvneshwar Kumar removing Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson for ducks in the opening over, leaving Rajasthan Royals struggling at 1 for 2. However, a resilient partnership between Yashasvi Jaiswal (67) and Riyan Parag (77) saw Rajasthan Royals mount a strong comeback.

Despite the valiant efforts of Shimron Hetmyar and Dhruv Jurel, Rajasthan Royals faltered in the final overs, eventually needing two runs off the last ball. Bhuvneshwar Kumar held his nerve, delivering a full toss to dismiss Rovman Powell and secure a thrilling victory for Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Following this crucial win, Sunrisers Hyderabad snapped their two-game losing streak and moved to the fourth spot in the IPL standings, alongside Kolkata Knight Riders and Lucknow Super Giants, all with 12 points. Meanwhile, Rajasthan Royals retained their top position with 16 points.

The match showcased stellar performances from both teams, with Jaiswal and Parag leading Rajasthan Royals’ spirited chase, while Reddy, Head, and Klassen starred for Sunrisers Hyderabad with the bat.

The IPL continues to deliver thrilling encounters, keeping fans on the edge of their seats as teams battle it out for playoff berths in the tournament.

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