Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rising Pune Supergiant | Match 44 | IPL 10 | May 06 - 2017
44th match: Sunrisers Hyderabad v Rising Pune Supergiant at Hyderabad (Deccan), May 6, 2017, Cricket Highlights.
by Kristina Newsam, MyCricketHighlights Writer
The "rise" of the proverbial "underdogs" has been the story of Rising Pune Supergiants, who have been living up to their name, as they ascend further up the Indian Premier League table with their 44th-match win over Sunrisers Hyderabad on their opponents' home turf.
Ben Stokes did much to stimulate the consistent runmaking energy that permeated throughout the batting lineup of the Supergiants, as he charged forward with 39 runs off of just 25 balls. This feat was backed by Steven Smith's 34 off of 39 balls, and MS Dhoni's 31 off of 21 balls.
However, although a strong foundation had been set by the Supergiants, the Sunrisers did their best to chase, and would have done so successfully had it not been for the quick and clever hands of Jaydev Unadkat. Unadkat was outstanding, as he ended the day with five wickets in hand, having even copped a hat trick in the process.
The depth of the Supergiants held form today against a formidable Sunrisers counterattack. More progress is expected for both teams as the tournament progresses, with the "underdog's" victory sure to continue to entertain.