SRH vs RR: A splendid all-round performance by the commanding Sunrisers Hyderabad side helped them outclass Rajasthan Royals by four wickets on their home turf. With this victory, Sunrisers Hyderabad climbed to the ninth position in the standings and sustained their hopes of qualification to the playoffs.
Winning the toss at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur, Rajasthan Royals skipper Sanju Samson made an unfortunate decision to bat first. Batting first, Rajasthan Royals put up an astonishing batting display and posted a thumping 214/2 runs total in their first innings of 20 overs.
Rajasthan Royals was off to a solid start as opening batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal (35) and Jos Buttler put on a 51-run stand for the first wicket. Jos Buttler stood strong at the end and played an absolutely phenomenal knock of 95 runs in just 59 balls.
Skipper Sanju Samson came to bat at No. 3 and capitalized on the flying start. Buttler and Samson (66)* stitched a scintillating partnership of 128 runs for the second wicket. Backed on their astounding efforts, Rajasthan easily managed to edge past the 200-run mark.
For Sunrisers Hyderabad, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar (1/44) and Marco Jansen (1/44) led the bowling charge but they were too expensive in their spell.
SRH batters managed to pull off a gleaming victory
Chasing a mammoth target of 215 runs, Sunrisers Hyderabad was off to a flying start as frontline batsmen Anmolpreet Singh (33) and Abhishek Sharma (55) powered a stunning 51-run stand for the first wicket. Sharma further went on to anchor another commendable match-winning stand of 65 runs for the second wicket alongside Rahul Tripathi (47). Heinrich Klaasen (26) played a crucial knock in the middle.
In the end, two sizzling cameos from Glen Phillips (25) and Abdul Samad (17) helped Hyderabad to snatch a riveting victory from the Royals. Sandeep Sharma’s last ball no-ball debacle assisted Sunrisers in a gripping victory.
For Rajasthan Royals, Yuzvendra Chahal (4/29) starred in the bowling attack with a magnificent bowling performance whereas Ravichandran Ashwin and Kuldip Yadav chipped in a wicket apiece.
SRH vs RR Brief Scores
Rajasthan Royals 214-2 in 20 overs (Jos Buttler 95, Sanju Samson 66*) lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad 217-6 (Abhishek Sharma 55, Rahul Tripathi 47, Yuzvendra Chahal 4-29)by 4 wickets.
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