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IPL 2020: Sunrisers in the hunt for a Playoffs Spot after easy win against Royals

Jason Holder, who was making his first appearance for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2020 made a quick impact as Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Rajasthan Royals easily in Match# 40.

This article was originally published in myKhel.com

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Jason Holder Debut in IPL 2020

All-rounder Jason Holder was given his opportunity after Kane Williamson was ruled out and he grabbed it with both hands. West Indies captain Jason Holder, unsold at the IPL auction but drafted in to replace the injured Mitchell Marsh last month, took three for 33 and also ran out Robin Uthappa in his first appearance of the tournament.

He ended an opening stand of 30 by producing a sharp piece of work to dismiss Uthappa with a direct hit and then bowled the dangerous Sanju Samson with a slower ball, having seen the previous delivery disappear for six. Holder was not finished there, removing Royals skipper Steve Smith and Riyan Parag from successive deliveries. He bowled 11 dot balls in an impressive start with ball in hand.

IPL Points Table

DC 107314
RCB 107314
MI 96312
KKR 105510
SRH 10468
KXIP 10468
RR 11478
CSK 10376

Rajasthan Royals Batting Struggles

Samson top-scored with 36 and Ben Stokes slowly inched his way to 30 as the Royals could only post 154 for six after Warner put them in. At 16 for two in the third over of Sunrisers’ reply it was very much game on, but an unbroken stand of 140 between Manish Pandey (83 not out) and Vijak Shankar (52) consigned Rajasthan to defeat with 11 balls tp spare.

Sunrisers Canter Home

SRH had a slight hiccup during the chase with Warner and Bairstow out cheaply but it was Manish Pandey (83*) show thereafter as Sunrisers overhauled the target in 18.1 overs. SRH had lost three consecutive games, but ended their slump with an impressive performance

The win helped SRH move upto fifth in IPL 2020 standings as they stay in the hunt for a play-off berth.

For the Royals, who slumped to seventh in the table, it will need a herculean task from here to make it to the last-four.

Final Score: Sunrisers Hyderabad 156/2 beat Rajasthan Royals by 8 wickets.

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