Indian Premier League, 2021
Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Date & Time: 02 May 2021
RR: 8.25 | Rajasthan Royals beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 55 runs
Jos Buttler is named Player of the Match for his superb ton. Right! That's all from this game. However, don't forget that it is super Sunday and it is the double-header day. Switch tab and enjoy the action between Delhi and Punjab. It is goodbye from here.
Earlier in the day, on the back of a scintillating century from Buttler and a fine knock from skipper Samson, Rajasthan posted a mammoth score for Hyderabad. It was a poor bowling show from Hyderabad. New skipper Williamson finished the 4 overs of Rashid by the 11th over and it turned out poor call as Rajasthan batters played out him calmly and went bang, bang against the others. Apart from him, all the bowlers were hammered in all parts of the ground and eventually the total that they conceded was too big for their batters.
Rajasthan didn't start well as their bowlers were hit to all parts by Bairstow and Pandey in the Powerplay. However, once Mustafizur got the first wicket, the bowlers put pressure on the other batters. Tewatia got the big wicket of Bairstow and the game was more or less won for them then only. Tyagi did a superb job in his 4 overs while Rahman and Morris bagged 3-fers to help the team seal the deal and bag 2 important points.
Chasing the total, Hyderabad started really well as the openers, Bairstow and Pandey scored 57 in the Powerplay. However, both fell in back-to-back overs, leaving the side reeling. After that, they failed to find the fence and as the pressure got big, they kept losing wickets regularly to fall well short of the target. Their idea of leaving out Warner and playing the spinning all-rounder didn't go in their favor as Nabi bowled just one over and he couldn't do much with the bat either.
An easy win for Rajasthan here! After their batters put on a massive show, it was always going to be tough for the opposition. Hyderabad did start well but once the opening stand was broken, the run chase lost the track completely and it is a comfortable victory for Rajasthan.
Chetan Sakariya to bowl the last over of the game.
Who will bowl the penultimate over? Chris Morris will bowl out.
Sandeep Sharma joins Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the middle.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is in now. Also Mustafizur to bowl out.
Rashid Khan is in now.
Chris Morris is back on. 2-0-18-1 from him so far.
Second Strategic Time Out! The equation is getting tough for Hyderabad here. They need someone to hit a few lusty blows but another wicket here will force them completely on the back foot. Samad is out in the middle and if he can hit a few biggies in the next couple of overs, things can get spiced up a bit. Otherwise, Rajasthan are going to seal the deal.
Who is in next? It is Abdul Samad.
Kartik is done with his 4 overs. Mustafizur Rahman is back on. 2-0-10-1 from him so far.
Who is in next? Mohammad Nabi it is.
Out comes Kedar Jadhav!
Who is in next? It is Vijay Shankar who replaces Jonny Bairstow. Chetan Sakariya is back on.
Change. Rahul Tewatia will roll his arm now.
Will it be skipper Williamson at 3? Yes. He is out in the middle now.
Will Tyagi bowl out? No. Mustafizur Rahman returns.
Strategic Time Out! Hyderabad are off to a flying start here. 57 for nothing in the Powerplay. Pandey and Bairstow are taking the bowlers on here. However, the target is a massive one and they need to keep going. A wicket for Rajasthan will turn things around. Let' see who provides them.
Chris Morris to bowl now!
Who will partner Tyagi from the other end? Mustafizur Rahman it is.