IPL 2021: Manish Pandey scores a half-century for SRH on his return
Sunrisers Hyderabad batsman Manish Pandey scored 50 runs for the team on his return.
On Wednesday’s match between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad here at Firoz Shah Kotla, the Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and chose to bat first.
Sunrisers Hyderabad lost their opener, Johnny Bairstow, earlier in the match for Sam Curran’s attack with a short ball on the middle leading to a catch for Deepak Chahar causing initial distress in the team.
Manish Pandey joined the squad today for Virat Singh, then made his way to the crease to bat with David Warner. After dealing with an initial wicket, the duo focused on settling down on the pitch to avoid any more wickets. This caused a very slow run rate dropping down to 6 , but the duo was mainly focused on not losing any more wickets and making the most runs for the team and the duo continued to do so.
Manish Pandey brilliantly supported David Warner in getting a decent score for the team and pushing it to 100 runs on the other hand batted exceptionally well to complete his half-century for just 36 balls combined with 4 boundaries and 1 sixer.
Manish Pandey’s return to the team was expected to bring some stability to SRH’s struggling batting order and Pandey has excellently taken over his role to do so with some great cricketing shots combined by scoring decent runs and keeping the run rate stable for the team.
Manish Pandey and David Warner have already completed a 100 run partnership with both of them scoring individual half-centuries to add up to the trouble for CSK.
Manish Pandey’s return has absolutely been a plus point for SRH so far as he stands on the crease with 53 runs.