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Last Updated: April 02, 2023, 19:34 IST
Sunrisers vs Royals Full Scorecard: Yuzvendra Chahal took four wickets after Trent Boult bowled a deadly first over in which he accounted for two SRH batters – Abhishek Sharma and Rahul Tripathi. Both went back without disturbing the scoreboard as SRH lost two wickets for 0 in the first over. And then Chahal took over to finish with 4/17 as SRH finished with 131/8 in 20 overs with RR winning by 72 runs to start their IPL 2023 campaign with a strong note. Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal struck half-century each as RR Royals posted a big total of 203/5 on a pitch filled with runs. Credit to SRH as they pulled Read More
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Rajasthan Royals have started their IPL 2023 campaign in dominating fashion as they brushed aside the challenge of Sunrisers Hyderabad for a massive 72-run win on Sunday. SRH won the toss and put RR in. Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal, the two Royals opener, led a blazing start with the pair adding 85 runs in the Powerplay. Buttler struck a quickfire half-century before departing while Jaiswal also scored a fifty. Both fell to Fazalhaq Farooqi. RR skipper Sanju Samson built on the platform built by his openers as he brought up half-century of his own and RR finished with 203/5 in 20 overs. Trent Boult then bowled a stunning first over as he knocked over Abhishek Sharma and Rahul Tripathi in what was a double-wicket maiden over. Yuzvendra Chahal then ran through their middle-order, taking a four-wicket haul with SRH struggling to score runs. A late cameo from Abdul Samad and Umran Malik gave some respectability to their final total as they finished with 131/8. Samad was their top-scorer with run-a-ball 32.
An entertaining end to this clash with Umran Malik and Abdul Samad clattering 23 runs in the final over of SRH innings, bowled by Navdeep Saini. Two fours and a six to Samad while Malik struck a six. SRH 131/8 in 20 overs. Rajasthan Royals have started their campaign with a dominating 72-run win.
Looks like SRH missed a trick by not sending Umran Malik earlier judging by how the specialist batters have fared today. Trent Boult has been smashed for a four and a six off successive deliveries by Umran – the four over mid-off and six over deep midwicket. 13 runs from the over. SRH 108/8 in 19 overs, chasing 204.
OUT! Yuzvendra Chahal gets his fourth wicket in Bhuvneshwar Kumar. A googly from the leggie as he outfoxes the SRH captain to clean him up on 6. SRH 95/8 in 17.5 overs, chasing 204.
Just three runs from the third over of Jason Holder. This is now beyond SRH unless RR stunningly end up giving away extras. They need over 37 runs per over now.
SRH 92/7 in 7 overs, chasing 204
Ravichandran Ashwin finishes his spell – 1/27 from four overs. Four runs from his final over. SRH need 115 from 24 deliveries to win. The required run-rate is 28.75. Abdul Samad and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are the two unbeaten batters.
SRH 89/7 in 16 overs, chasing 204 vs RR
Four runs from the over of pacer KM Asif. Captain Bhuvneshwar Kumar has joined Abdul Samad in the middle.
SRH are 85/7 in 15 overs, chasing 204
OUT! A simple stumping for wicketkeeper Sanju Samson. This one was a flighted delivery from Yuzvendra Chahal and Adil Rashid charged forward and misses his shot by miles. He scored 18 off 13. SRH 81/7 in 13.6 overs. Chahal has three wickers.
Navdeep Saini has been erring with his length consistently in the over. He first overstepped for a no-ball and then delivered an above waist full toss which was also called a no-ball – RR challenged the ball but the on-field decision was upheld even as they lost a review too. The free hit was a low full toss and Adil Rashid whipped it away for a four. 12 runs from it. SRH 75/6 in 13 overs, chasing 204.
Adil Rashid showing SRH he can bat as well. He dances down the track and launches the final delivery of the over of R Ashwin over long-on for a six. 11 runs from the over. SRH 63/6 in 12 overs, chasing 204. They need 141 off 48.
So Rajasthan Royals have made an Impact Substitution. Fast bowler Navdeep Saini walks in to replace Yashasvi Jaiswal.
OUT! Another one bites the dust. Mayank Agarwal goes for a slog sweep off Yuzvendra Chahal. Gets the toe-end of the bat to direct the ball towards long-off as Jos Buttler takes an easy catch. Agarwal scored 27 off 23. SRH 52/6 in 10.6 overs, chasing 204.
Sunrisers Hyderabad introduce Abdul Samad as their Impact Player who replaces Fazalhaq Farooqi. R Ashwin’s second over results in a wicket and just two runs. SRH 48/5 in 10 overs, chasing 204.
OUT! Sunrisers Hyderabad lost half their side now. Glenn Phillips goes for an airy drive and ends up being caught by KM Asif at extra cover. This contest is headed one way only as of now. Ravichandran Ashwin gets a wicket. SRH 48/5 in 9.3 overs, chasing 204.
OUT! SRH are in deep trouble now. Washington Sundar has holed out on 1. A short delivery from Jason Holder and despite no room, Sundar goes for the pull and pays the price by getting the toe-end of the bat on the ball to be caught at mid-off. SRH slump to 39/4 in 8.2 overs, chasing 204. Time-out. SRH need it.
Another quiet over. KM Asif back for his second over and concedes just four runs in it – one via wide. Mayank Agarwal is batting on 23 off 18, Washington Sundar has managed on 1. SRH 38/3 in 8 overs, chasing 204. Asking rate is now 13.83 per over.
OUT! Harry Brook was cramped for room as he went for a cut against Yuzvendra Chahal. The quicker delivery sneaked past his bat to crash onto the stumps. Not a good start to his IPL career. Brook managed 13 off 21. SRH 34/3 in 7 overs, chasing 204.
Spinner introduced in Ravichandran Ashwin. Mayank Agarwal finishes the Powerplay on high with a lap sweep to fine leg region for a four. 10 runs from the over of Ashwin. Sunrisers Hyderabad have managed 30/2 in six overs. They are chasing 204 to win.
Trent Boult continues. And his third over results in just three singles. Sunrisers Hyderabad are struggling to score even one run on a pitch where RR batters were in red-hot form. SRH 20/2 in 5 overs, chasing 204.
First bowling change for RR captain Sanju Samson – Jason Holder, right arm medium pacer, into the attack. Back of a length delivery from the big man draws Mayank Agarwal forward who thrashes it past the bowler for a straight boundary. Barring that, a tidy over, just five runs in it. SRH 17/2 in 4 overs, chasing 204.
Harry Brook, Adil Rashid, Fazalhaq Farooqi and Glenn Phillips are the four overseas players in SRH eleven. Jos Buttler, Trent Boult, Jason Holder and Shimron Hetmyer are the four overseas stars for RR. Having addressed their batting issues, Sunrises Hyderabad begin their Indian Premier League campaign today at home as they host last year’s runners-up Rajasthan Royals who will also be playing their first game of the season. SRH will be taking the field with Bhuvneshwar Kumar as their stand-in captain with Aiden Markram busy with national duty.
SRH have endured two forgettable seasons and will hope to get out of the rut this time around. They face a stern challenge in RR today, a team brimming with quality performers in Jos Buttler, Yuzvendra Chahal, captain Sanju Samson, the seasoned Ravichandran Ashwin, Jason Holder, Shimron Hetmyer among others.
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“It is a new season and a different challenge as we got new domestic and international players and playing after a long gap at the home ground is exciting,” said Bhuvneshwar during a media interaction.
Bhuvi feels SRH have an experienced bowling attack. “The bowling unit is very experienced now. Umran is the youngest (bowler in the team), but he is also experienced and has played for the country. He did well in the last season as well. It is a matter of going out there and doing well,” he said.
SRH vs RR Full Squads
Rajasthan Royals: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c/wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Obed McCoy, Yuzvendra Chahal, Sandeep Sharma, Kunal Singh Rathore, Abdul Basith, Donavon Ferreira, Dhruv Jurel, Kuldeep Sen, Kuldip Yadav, KM Asif, KC Cariappa, Akash Vasisht, Navdeep Saini, Murugan Ashwin, Adam Zampa, Jason Holder, Joe Root
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Harry Brook, Mayank Agarwal, Rahul Tripathi, Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Glenn Phillips (wk), Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (c), Adil Rashid, Akeal Hosein, Umran Malik, T Natarajan, Samarth Vyas, Anmolpreet Singh, Mayank Dagar, Upendra Yadav, Mayank Markande, Kartik Tyagi, Sanvir Singh, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Nitish Reddy, Vivrant Sharma
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