An all-around performance from Rajasthan Royals helped them in claiming an emphatic 61-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in Pune on Tuesday. Following this victory, Rajasthan has now become the first team in this year’s IPL to win a match while defending a total.
SRH vs RR Quick Match Summary
SunRisers Hyderabad won the toss and opted to bowl first. Rajasthan Royals after putting to bat first got a decent start as both the openers Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal were involved in a half-century partnership before Romario Shepherd broke the stand and sent Jaiswal (20 off 16) back to the pavilion.
Umran Malik, just after two overs trapped Jos Buttler (35 off 28), who was looking set and dangerous, reducing Rajasthan Royals to 75/2. Skipper Sanju Samson (55 off 27) then joined hands with Yashasvi Jaiswal and stitched a 73 runs partnership before Malik bowled the latter for 41 runs.
The final assault by Shimron Hetmyer (32 off 13) and Riyan Parag (12 off 9) propelled Rajasthan Royals to the mammoth score of 210.
SunRisers Hyderabad, in reply, got off to a terrible start as none of their four top batters could manage to cross the 10 run-mark. Aiden Markram (57 off 41), Washington Sundar (40 off 14) and Romario Shepherd (24 off 18) were some top contributors for Hyderabad as they lost the match by 61 runs.
Here are the records broken in SRH vs RR match.
Samson Claimed His 16th IPL Fifty
Sanju Samson, playing his 100th match for Rajasthan Royals, scored his 16th IPL fifty off just 25 balls, which includes three fours and five sixes at a strike rate of 203.70. He now has 3,123 runs in the cash-rich league at an average of 29.46.
Sanju Samson Hit Most Sixes For RR In IPL History
The captain of Rajasthan Royals, who is known for his destructive batting skills, achieved another milestone on Thursday as he claimed the top spot in hitting the most sixes for Rajasthan Royals in IPL history. Samson, with 110 sixes, surpassed Shane Watson’s tally of 209 sixes. The third in the list is Jos Buttler with 67 sixes.
Yuzvendra Chahal Shined With The Ball
The former wrist-spinner of RCB finished Tuesday’s game with excellent figures of 3/22 from his four overs. Chahal has now 142 wickets in IPL at an average of 21.96. He also completed 250 wickets in the T20 format.
SRH Registered Joint-Lowest Score In Powerplay in IPL History
Sunrisers batters struggled to get going earlier tonight at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium. While chasing the mammoth target of 211 runs, SRH were reduced to 14/3 after the first six overs.
They now hold the joint-lowest record with Royal Challengers Bangalore, who scored 14/2 in six overs against Rajasthan Royals during the 2009 season in South Africa.