- Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets
- Jason Roy played a brilliant innings of 60 runs for Hyderabad
- This is Sunrisers’ second win in this season of IPL.
- Rajasthan Royals now have 8 points with four wins in 10 matches
Why was Jason Roy not given a chance in the playing XI earlier? Sunrisers Hyderabad fans must be thinking the same on Monday. This was Roy’s first match for Sunrisers Hyderabad and it seemed he was waiting for this opportunity. He played an important role in helping his team win against Rajasthan Royals, playing an innings of 60 runs.
Rajasthan Royals had earlier scored 164 for 5 with the help of 82 runs from captain Sanju Samson. Hyderabad achieved the required target in 18.3 overs for the loss of three wickets. Jason Roy scored 60 runs for Hyderabad and captain Kane Williamson played an unbeaten innings of 51 runs.
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Hyderabad spoils the mathematics of Rajasthan
Hyderabad’s team is out of the race for the playoffs but by defeating the Royals, they have spoiled their maths too. This is Hyderabad’s second win this season. At the same time, Rajasthan has 8 points from 10 matches.
Fast start to Hyderabad
Sunrisers Hyderabad gave Jason Roy a chance in place of David Warner in this match. And this England opener was probably waiting for this opportunity. Roy, along with Wriddhiman Saha, took the score beyond 50 in the 5th over itself.
In the beginning, Saha opened more hands but once set up, Roy took a lot of information about the Rajasthan bowlers. Meanwhile, Saha became the victim of Mahipal Lomror after scoring 18 runs off 11 balls with the help of 2 fours and 1 six. He was stumped by Sanju Samson.
100 in the 11th over
The time it took for Roy to set his eyes, he did not spare any bowler from Rajasthan. Be it spinners or fast bowlers, he hit everyone equally. Kane Williamson supported him well at the other end.
Sakariya took a wicket in the very first over
Most of the Rajasthan bowlers were unable to put the brakes on the partnership of Roy and Williamson. In such a situation, Sanju Samson gave the ball to young left-arm fast bowler Chetan Sakaria. Sakaria sent Jason Roy to the pavilion in the very first over. Roy tries to scoop the ball. The ball took a slight edge of the bat and leaping to the leg side, Samson took a good catch. The ball pitched outside the leg stump. Roy will undoubtedly be very disappointed to get out like this. He scored 60 runs off 42 balls. In his innings, he hit 8 fours and a six.
Priyam Garg disappointed
Priyam Garg, who was the captain of the Under-19 team, was caught by Mustafizur Rahman on his very first ball. After this, Abhishek Verma gave good support to Captain Williamson. Both led the team to victory.
Rajasthan’s strong score
Earlier, Rajasthan Royals set Sunrisers Hyderabad a target of 165 runs on the back of a brilliant batting by skipper Sanju Samson (82). Rajasthan captain Sanju Samson won the toss and decided to bat first. Batting first, Rajasthan scored 164 for 5 in 20 overs. For Hyderabad, Siddharth Kaul took two wickets while Sandeep Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Rashid Khan took one wicket each.
Rajasthan started poorly
Earlier, Rajasthan opener Evin Lewis got off to a poor start after scoring six runs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar gave the first blow to Rajasthan by dismissing Lewis.
After this Yashasvi Jaiswal shared a 56-run partnership with Samson for the third wicket. This partnership was broken by Sandeep Sharma by dismissing Jaiswal. Jaiswal scored 36 runs in 23 balls with the help of five fours and a six.
Livingstone’s bat didn’t work
Liam Livingston, who came to bat after Jaiswal’s dismissal, could not last long and was dismissed for four runs. Mahipal Lomror, who came to support Samson, shared a partnership of 84 runs in 55 balls, taking forward the team’s innings. This excellent partnership was broken by Kaul by dismissing Samson.
Samson’s captaincy innings
Samson scored 82 runs in 57 balls with the help of seven fours and three sixes. After this, Riyan Parag (0) scored, while Lomror scored an unbeaten 29 off 28 balls with the help of a four and a six and Rahul Tewatia remained unbeaten without opening an account.