IPL: Zampa claims six as Pune restrict Hyderabad to 137/8

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Visakhapatnam, May 10 (IANS) Australia’s promising young leg-spinner Adam Zampa claimed an impressive six-wicket haul as Rising Pune Supergiants restricted Sunrisers Hyderabad to a meagre 137/8 in 20 overs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash here on Tuesday.

For Hyderabad, Shikhar Dhawan (33) was the top scorer.

Zampa (6-19) was the pick of the bowlers for Pune while Ravichandran Ashwin (1-16) and R.P. Singh (1-23) claimed a wicket each.

Opting to bat, Hyderabad got off to a slow start in the first two overs scoring just 34 runs. As pressure mounted on openers Dhawan (33) and skipper David Warner (11), seamer R.P. Singh dismissed in-form Warner in the third over to have the visitors at 18/1.

Despite the early wicket, Dhawan played positively sneaking in with ones, twos and couple of boundaries to help team reach 34/1 after completion of powerplay.

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The left hander was supported well in the other end by incoming batsman Kane Williamson (31).

After striking two boundaries and two sixes, as Dhawan was aiming at yet another half-century, veteran off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin removed him in the 11th over to have Sunrisers at 64/2.

With both the openers back in pavilion, Williamson and new batsman Yuvraj Singh (23) took some time in the middle to get settle down but once Yuvraj figured out the wicket well, he unleashed his cricketing shots striking two sixes and one four in three balls to put Hyderabad back into the game.

But a much needed bowling change by Pune skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni worked wonders as young leg-spinner Zampa dismissed Yuvraj to put brakes on the scoring.

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Soon after, Williamson too departed in the 18th over, followed by Moisen Henriques (10) to have Hyderabad in a spot of bother to post a competitive total.

Next up, Zampa bowling the 20th over dismissed Deepak Hooda (14), Naman Ojha (7) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1) to claim a brilliant six wicket-haul.

Brief Scores: Sunrisers Hyderabad 137/8 in 20 overs (Shikhar Dhawan 33; Adam Zampa 6-19, Ravichandran Ashwin 1-16, RP Singh 1-23)



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