Unadkat, with a hat-trick and a five-for, wins it for RPS

With Rising Pune Supergiant needing to defend 13 runs in the final over versus Sunrisers Hyderabad, Jaydev Unadkat bowled a maiden with a hat-trick.

Rising Pune Supergiants's Jaydev Unadkat celebrates after taking his fifth wicket against Sunrisers Hyderabad.   -  AFP

Left-arm pacer Jaydev Undakat could not have timed his hat-trick better, and picking up a stunning five-wicket haul under pressure, against a formidable Rising batting line-up.

With Sunrisers Hyderabad needing 13 runs in the final over to clinch a win, Unadkat removed Bipul Sharma, Rashid Khan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar with his second, third and fourth balls to choke the home team and guide Rising Pune Supergiant to a remarkable, come-from-behind, 12-run win at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here on Saturday.

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This was largely possible thanks to a brilliant all-round performance from Ben Stokes, who followed up his 25-ball 39 with a three-wicket haul.

Stokes dismissed the dangerous Shikhar Dhawan and Kane Williamson in the fifth over and then forced a well-set David Warner to slash straight to deep point fielder in the 13th over.

Yuvraj Singh looked good with a straight six off Stokes and then an imperious pull off pacer Shardul Thakur. But Unadkat, in his second spell, forced Yuvraj to slash straight to the deep fielder. Pune was back in the game.

Earlier, it was not the kind of start Pune would have expected after being put in to bat.

The in-form opener Rahul Tripathi (1) was run out, thanks to a direct hit from short fine-leg by Bipul Sharma in the second over and then Ajinkya Rahane swept left-arm spinner Bipul straight to Yuvraj at deep square-leg in the seventh over with team's score reading 39.

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The fact that Rahane’s six — stepping out to loft medium-pacer Moises Henriques over long-on — was the first boundary in 5.3 overs, was a reflection Sunrisers's discipline with the ball. Bhuvneshwar, once again, was miserly in his first spell of 2-0-9-0 even as he saw his new-ball partner and left-armer Ashish Nehra leave the field with cramps after bowling seven balls. Interestingly, the first four of the innings was struck by Stokes off Siddharth Kaul in the 14 over!

But thanks to the belligerence of the big-hitting Stokes, who lofted left-arm spinner Bipul Sharma for three sixes, the innings was back on track.

And then, a typical Mahendra Singh Dhoni knock — a sluggish start, followed by a late assault — ensured a respectable total for RPS.

For the home team, Kaul was the pick of the bowlers. Leggie Rashid Khan struck the big blow cleaning up the dangerous Stokes, with an impressive four-wicket haul. He dismissed Dhoni and Shardul off consecutive balls in the last over of the innings.  

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