Warner is full of praise for Manish Pandey & Vijay Shankar who stitched an unbeaten partnership of 140 runs which helped SRH to defeat Rajasthan Royals by 8 wickets.
Manish & Vijay’s 140 runs stand helped SRH to chase down a target of 155 runs landing them to the fifth spot on the Points Table. Manish scored 83 runs off 47 balls in an innings which comprises of four fours & eight sixes. Shankar scored 52 runs off 51 balls, hitting six fours to ensure a comfortable win for SRH in a crucial match. Warner expressed his joy on the performances of the duo. The Australian Cricketer added that he was “chuffed” for Manish and Shankar.
“For them to come out and play like this, I am so happy for them. They showed they can build a platform for us to get across the line. Or set a big total. I am chuffed for them,” said Warner during the post-match press conference. The SRH captain described his team’s performance as a “stunning” one, hailing the triumph as the kind of the game they were “asking for”. “It was a stunning performance. Starts with the toss where you (broadcaster Mark Nicholas) questioned my decision to chase. We were able to bring them back after Power play. All in all, the kind of game we were asking for,” he added.
Earlier RR posted a total of 154 runs for the loss of six wickets after Warner won the toss & opted to field. Sanju Samson was the highest scorer by scoring 36 runs with the rest of the batsmen unable to make their presence felt. West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder was the pick of the bowlers for SRH, accounting for three wickets while conceding 33 runs.