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IPL 2024: Travis Head, Abhishek Sharma Help SRH Beat LSG By 10 Wickets

The opening pair of Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma shared a massive 167-run stand as Sunrisers Hyderabad required just 58 balls to rout Lucknow Super Giants by 10 wickets in the Indian Premier League on Wednesday. Head and Sharma cranked 16 fours and 14 sixes in an extraordinary display of power-hitting in the first-ever IPL game that saw so many runs being scored inside the first 10 overs. Head has been scoring consistently for the batting power-house of Hyderabad this season and raced to his half-century off 16 balls before he eventually finished on an unbeaten 89 off 30 balls. Sharma followed the Australian left-hander soon when he reached his 50 off 19 balls as they raced to century-stand inside the batting power play. Sharma regained his lost touch with an undefeated 75 off 28 balls. The win lifted Hyderabad to No. 3 with 14 points and more importantly gave it a healthy net run-rate of 0.41 with two home games to go. The huge defeat has pushed Lucknow in the tight corner for the playoffs with 12 points from 12 games.

IPL 2024: Sunrisers Hyderabad and Lucknow Super Giants | Photo: AP/Mahesh Kumar A.

Sunrisers Hyderabad's Travis Head, second from left, and Abhishek Sharma, right, greets Lucknow Super Giants after winning the Indian Premier League cricket match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Lucknow Super Giants in Hyderabad.

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IPL 2024: Abhishek Sharma plays a shot
IPL 2024: Abhishek Sharma plays a shot | Photo: AP/Mahesh Kumar A.

Sunrisers Hyderabad's Abhishek Sharma plays a shot during the Indian Premier League cricket match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Lucknow Super Giants in Hyderabad.

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IPL 2024: SRHs Travis Head in action
IPL 2024: SRH's Travis Head in action | Photo: AP/Mahesh Kumar A.

Sunrisers Hyderabad's Travis Head plays a shot during the Indian Premier League cricket match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Lucknow Super Giants in Hyderabad.

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SRHs Abhishek Sharma, left, celebrates his fifty
SRH's Abhishek Sharma, left, celebrates his fifty | Photo: AP/Mahesh Kumar A.

Sunrisers Hyderabad's Abhishek Sharma, left, celebrates his fifty runs with Travis Head during the Indian Premier League cricket match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Lucknow Super Giants in Hyderabad.

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SRHs Abhishek Sharma with Travis Head
SRH's Abhishek Sharma with Travis Head | Photo: AP/Mahesh Kumar A.

Sunrisers Hyderabad's Abhishek Sharma, left, and Travis Head encourages each other as they bat during the Indian Premier League cricket match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Lucknow Super Giants in Hyderabad.

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Travis Head plays a shot
Travis Head plays a shot | Photo: AP/Mahesh Kumar A.

Sunrisers Hyderabad's Travis Head plays a shot during the Indian Premier League cricket match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Lucknow Super Giants in Hyderabad.

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LSGs Ayush Badoni
LSGs' Ayush Badoni | Photo: AP/Mahesh Kumar A.

Lucknow Super Giants' Ayush Badoni plays a shot during the Indian Premier League cricket match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Lucknow Super Giants in Hyderabad.

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Nicholas Pooran plays a shot
Nicholas Pooran plays a shot | Photo: AP/Mahesh Kumar A.

Lucknow Super Giants' Nicholas Pooran plays a shot during the Indian Premier League cricket match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Lucknow Super Giants in Hyderabad.

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Pat Cummins celebrates wicket of Krunal Pandya
Pat Cummins celebrates wicket of Krunal Pandya | Photo: AP/Mahesh Kumar A.

Sunrisers Hyderabad's captain Pat Cummins, centre, celebrates the runout of Lucknow Super Giants' Krunal Pandya with his teammates during the Indian Premier League cricket match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Lucknow Super Giants in Hyderabad.

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LSGs captain KL Rahul
LSGs' captain KL Rahul | Photo: AP/Mahesh Kumar A.

Lucknow Super Giants' captain KL Rahul plays a shot during the Indian Premier League cricket match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Lucknow Super Giants in Hyderabad.

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar celebrates the wicket of   Marcus Stoinis
Bhuvneshwar Kumar celebrates the wicket of Marcus Stoinis | Photo: AP/Mahesh Kumar A.

Sunrisers Hyderabad's Bhuvneshwar Kumar celebrates the wicket of Lucknow Super Giants' Marcus Stoinis with teammate Sanvir Singh during the Indian Premier League cricket match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Lucknow Super Giants in Hyderabad.

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