SunRisers Hyderabad won their second match in a row with a match-winning performance by the youngster, Priyam Garg. SRH had the won the toss and decided to bat first at the Dubai International Stadium against CSK. The opening four couldn’t sum up much score and were dismissed early on, in the game.
The 18-year-old Priyam Garg took charge of the team coming at the 3 down spot. The prodigal batsman scored an unbeaten knock of 51 runs off only 26 balls including six fours and one six to his credit.
He was partnered by 20-year-old Abhishek Sharma who played a composed inning of 31 runs. SRH had put up a score of 164 on the board which CSK fell short by seven runs in their chase.
Priyam Garg reveals Kane Williamson’s reaction to his run-out incident after his match-winning knock
Hyderabad had quickly lost their first three wickets and Kane Williamson was trying to settle on the pitch to play for long but a misunderstanding in running between him and Priyam Garg at the other end, made him lose his wicket. Williamson gave Garg stares while returning back to the pavilion but consoled Priyam to not worry after his match-winning knock.
“It felt really bad when he got run-out. He was a set batsman. Then he was run-out by a mistake, but everything went alright after that,” Priyam Garg told IPLT20.com.
“When I went back to the dug out, he said to me ‘Don’t worry mate, forget about it. You’ve batted really well’,” he added.
We both gelled well together and enjoyed each others’ batting: Priyam Garg on his partnership with Abhishek Sharma
Priyam Garg revealed he and Abhishek Sharma know each other’s strengths well and that helped them to bat well together. He said he felt really good about scoring his first IPL fifty.
“I had no pressure when Abhishek came in to bat, because we know each other and our strengths . We both gelled well together and enjoyed each others’ batting. I felt really good about scoring my first IPL fifty.”said Priyam Garg.
Abhishek Sharma who partnered Priyam with a steady knock of 31 runs said he didn’t want to negate the runs playing slow, so he targeted Ravindra Jadeja’s bowling.
“I thought I could take 3-4 balls to get in, but that turned into 7-8 balls. Priyam was batting very well, so I thought I shouldn’t be the one negating the runs, so I decided to target Ravindra Jadeja,” Abhishek Sharma said.
The SunRisers Hyderabad now sit at the 4th spot on the IPL table and will next face Mumbai Indians on October 4th at the Sharjah Cricket stadium.