Sun Riser Hyderabad (SRH) batsman Shashank Singh sheds light on his rolling cameo against Gujarat Titans (GT) in the 40th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 in Mumbai on Wednesday. As Abhishek Sharma and Aiden Markram set off after scoring their respective half-centuries, the road to SRH seemed to be over. He lost three quick wickets in 15 overs and did not expect much from the tail enders.
However, it was the last over when Shashank Singh extended the innings, which helped the Sunrisers to a difficult 195-run stand in 20 overs.
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Loki Ferguson came on to end things for GT but was dismissed for 25 off the last six balls. The over began with Marco Johnson hitting the maximum Kiwi pacer on a long on and then changing the strike to a single off the third ball.
Shashank started the game with a flat six at deep mid wicket. The next ball was a lower full toss and the 30-year-old threw it on a fine leg. The final delivery was full and he did not shy away from firing all the guns to clear the fence again. He scored an unbeaten 25 off just six balls.
Earlier, openers Abhishek Sharma and Aiden Markram scored brilliant half-centuries. Abhishek scored 65 off 42 balls, while Markram scored 56 off 40 balls with a 96-run stand for the third wicket.
After the quick dismissals of Ken Williamson and Rahul Tripathi, SRH needed a partnership at this stage and the duo of Abhishek and Markram not only provided it but also helped the scoreboard to move the scoreboard very fast by finding regular boundaries. Moved forward
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However, the 21-year-old’s fine innings came to an end when he took a slow delivery from Alzari on the first ball of the 16th over.
Syrian big hitter Nicholas Puran (3) came back for a cheap dismissal, before Markram took the bowler to deep mid-wicket with a six off his fifty. Deployed in depth, Rashid’s day on the field got worse because he misjudged.
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