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Zampa's six-fer goes in vain as Sunrisers Hyderabad climb to the top

Zampa's six-fer goes in vain as Sunrisers Hyderabad climb to the top
Adam Zampa became the second bowler to pick a six-wicket haul in IPL history after Sohail Tanvir.
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Sunrisers Hyderabad 137-8 (Dhawan 33) beat
Rising Pune Supergiants 133-8 (Bailey 34) by four runs
40th Match, Indian Premier League, Visakhapatnam

After Adam Zampa's six-wicket haul rattled the batting line-up, the Sunrisers Hyderabad bowlers responded with a disciplined show to defend a target of 138 runs and secure a close four-run victory against the Rising Pune Supergiants in the 40th match of the Indian Premier League in Visakhapatnam.

Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and opted to bat first. David Warner (11) started with a six in the second over but was caught behind in the fourth over off RP Singh (1-23).

Shikhar Dhawan (33) struck a four and a six to boost the total in the powerplay to 34 for one. Rising Pune Supergiants continued to bowl good lines and kept the run rate in check.

Dhawan smashed a six in the 10th over as Sunrisers Hyderabad reached 63 for one at the halfway mark.

In the next over, Ravichandran Ashwin (1-16) got Dhawan to hole out at long on. Ashwin completed a tight spell by giving just one run in his final over.

However, Kane Williamson (32) and Yuvraj Singh (23) took 12 runs from the 14th over. Yuvraj took Thisara Perera (0-26) apart for a six and a four, taking the total to 96 for two after 15 overs.

Yuvraj eventually holed out to long off, giving Zampa (6-19) his first wicket. In his next over, Zampa struck twice in two balls to remove Williamson and Moises Henriques (10).

15 runs came from the penultimate over and Deepak Hooda (14) started the final over with a six off the first ball.
Sunrisers Hyderabad were unable to mount a finish as Zampa struck thrice in the next five balls in the final over to complete his six-wicket haul and dismissed Hooda, Naman Ojha (7) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1). In 20 overs, Sunrisers Hyderabad scored 137 for eight.

Kumar (1-20) began strongly by having Ajinkya Rahane (0) caught behind with an outswinger in the very first over.

Usman Khawaja (11) struck two boundaries but was run out in the fourth over. Rising Pune Supergiants promoted Ashwin to number four.

Sunrisers Hyderabad seamers completed the powerplay overs strongly and restricted the score to 25 for two.

Ashwin struggled to get going initially while George Bailey (34) was playing an anchor role at the other end. The pair added 49 runs in eight overs.

At the halfway mark, Rising Pune Supergiants still needed 86 runs with eight wickets in hand. Bailey was dismissed by Moises Henriques (1-20) in the 12th over.

After notching his highest IPL score, Ashwin was caught behind off Barinder Sran (1-26) in the 14th over. Ojha pulled off a one-handed stunner and the third umpire deemed it a clean catch.

When Saurabh Tiwary (9) was dismissed by Ashish Nehra (3-29), Rising Pune were left to score 52 runs from the last five overs with five wickets in hand.

Sran and Kumar were taken apart for 10 and 15 runs in the 16th and 18th overs respectively.

However, Mustafizur Rahman (0-26) gave just five runs in the 17th and followed it up with just eight more in the 19th, leaving 14 runs to be scored from the final over.

Nehra conceded just nine runs and dismissed Perera (17) and Zampa (0) while MS Dhoni (30) was run out.

Rising Pune Supergiants were restricted to 133 for eight as Sunrisers Hyderabad sneaked home with a four-run victory.

With this win, Sunrisers Hyderabad claimed the pole position in the points table. On the other hand, Rising Pune Supergiants continue to struggle in the seventh spot.

For taking only the second six-wicket haul in the history of IPL, Zampa was given the man of the match award.

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