The asking rate went up in the death overs but Pandey couldn’t manage to hit a boundary in the last six overs, except for the six he smashed off the last ball. Sunrisers Hyderabad batsman Manish Pandey on Sunday played a fighting knock of 61 runs off 41 balls against Kolkata Knight Riders in Mumbai. However, his innings wasn’t enough to guide David Warner & Co. to victory. In pursuit of a 188-run target, the SRH were restricted to 177 for 5 as KKR won the game by 10 runs.
Pandey, who came to bat at No 3, struck well till he was accompanied by Jonny Bairstow (55) in match 3 of IPL 2021. Once the Englishmen was dismissed, Pandey seemed to be struggling, and of course, he lacked support from the other end. The asking rate went up in the death overs but Pandey couldn’t manage to hit a boundary in the last six overs, except for the six he smashed off the last ball.
Speaking about his innings, former Indian opener Virender Sehwag opined that Pandey got well settled but couldn’t find the right ball to hit. In a conversation with Cricbuzz, Sehwag made his remarks while answering a fan’s question over Manish Pandey’s inability to hit boundaries in death overs despite settling in.