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Pat Cummins adds salt to LSG’s wounds with epic ‘changing the pitch’ one-liner after Head, Abhishek’s hammering
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Pat Cummins adds salt to LSG’s wounds with epic ‘changing the pitch’ one-liner after Head, Abhishek’s hammering

Sunrisers Hyderabad openers Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma demolished the Lucknow Super Giants bowling line-up at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Wednesday. The dazzling duo chased down 165 runs in less than 10 overs with ten wickets to spare. SRH skipper Pat Cummins joked that both openers might have changed fields at mid-on after their scintillating knocks.

Travis Head (L) and Abhishek Sharma of Sunrisers Hyderabad celebrate their win against Lucknow Super Giants. (AFP)

However, the Super Giants could not get much out of the field after managing to score just 27 runs in the powerplay and losing two wickets. Defending their score, they were overwhelmed by SRH’s opening pair of Travis Head (89 off 30 deliveries) and Abhishek Sharma (75 off 28 balls). While Cummins was asked who could possibly have changed the pitch, he jokingly held both SRH openers responsible.

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“Maybe Travis and Abhishek did that. We just let them go, they are two guys who are very positive and I am a bowler, it is difficult for me to give them any input,” the SRH skipper said.

The Australian praised Head’s batting style in recent years and how he has emerged in difficult areas to bat with ease.

“He’s been like that for two years, hitting the tough areas, hitting the middle a lot and maybe not being super conventional,” Cummins said.

Cummins also praised youngster Abhishek Sharma for his incredible ability to play spin and pace bowling.

“Just an incredible player with a lot of spin and pace. With only two fielders out, it is very difficult for the bowlers against them,” he added.

The SRH skipper added that with average scores rising, it is always difficult to come up against the batters. However, he felt that the win against LSG by 10 wickets was unreal

“I think the scores have gone up and when the wickets are good it’s hard to come up with answers against batsmen when they come out to bat. The boys have had a fantastic season but to win this with less than 10 played overs is unreal,” he concluded.

The Sunrisers have moved up to number 3 in the points table after their remarkable win over LSG. The former champions received a much-needed boost with their win as they now have 14 points in 12 games and a great chance to reach 18 points to strengthen their push for the play-offs.

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