Shot of the Day - Nitish Reddy nonchalantly deposits Rabada's bouncer over fine leg- PBKS vs SRH IPL 2024

Nitish Reddy scored the first half-century of his IPL career scoring 64 off 37 balls.

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Nitish Reddy. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Sunrisers Hyderabad batter Nitish Reddy joined the league of youngsters making a name for themselves in the ongoing Indian Premier League 2024 (IPL 2024) as he scored the first half-century of his IPL career against Punjab Kings (PBKS) in Match 23. The 20-year-old became walked in to bat with his team reeling at 27/2 after 3.4 overs with both Travis Head (21 off 15) and Aiden Markram (0 off 2) back in the pavilion.

However, Reddy was unfazed by the challenging situation and played a blistering knock of 64 off 37 balls with the help of four fours and five sixes. While the right-handed batter played several classy shots during his innings, his magnificent pull against the speed of Kagiso Rabada is what impressed fans the most.

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On the fifth ball of the 12th over, Reddy nonchalantly pulled a short delivery from the South African speedster and deposited him into the stands over fine leg. Reddy’s quick response to one of the best bowlers of international cricket left everyone on the edge of their seats as the youngster had no qualms in facing his deadly bouncers.

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Reddy got involved in a quick-fire 50-rum stand off just 20 balls with Abdul Samad (25 off 12) for the sixth wicket. Courtesy of their partnership, SRH posted a good score of 182/9 in their allotted 20 overs. Arshdeep Singh was the pick of the bowlers for PBKS with figures of 4/29 in four overs.

Punjab lost the match by two runs

 In reply, Punjab also didn’t get off to a good start as they were left in all sorts of trouble at 20/3 after 4.4 overs. However, Shashank Singh once again fought for his team till the end playing a valiant knock of 46* off 25 balls smashing six fours and a six.

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He was well supported by Ashutosh Sharma (33* off 15) as the duo added 66 runs for the seventh wicket off just 27 balls. However, they failed to take their team over the line and finished their innings on 180/6 losing the game by two runs.

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