Match 28: RR vs SRH

The 28th game of the season took place between Rajasthan Royals (RR) and the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the Arun Jaitley Stadium on Sunday. The former team came up with the win by 55 runs after what seemed to be a one-sided game right from the start.

The Royals were put to bat after losing the toss which, in retrospect, was the best thing that could happen to them. After losing Yashasvi early on, Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson established their dominance over the bowling of Sunrisers Hyderabad with a 150-run partnership from just under 14 overs. Samson supported Buttler with his mature knock of 48 from 33 balls. Buttler, on the other hand, went on a striking spree, scoring a whopping 124 runs from just 64 balls before playing on to the stumps in the penultimate over. The Royals set a hard target of 221 at the end of the first innings.

In response, the Sunrisers got off to a pretty decent start, with Manish Pandey and Jonny Bairstow scoring at almost 10 runs per over. Pandey’s dismissal by Mustafizur seemed to be the turning point of the game as the run rate fell sharply post that. The Sunrisers lost wickets at regular intervals thanks to a brilliant spell of 3/29 from Chris Morris. In the end, Jos Buttler was awarded the player of the match for his brilliant knock. 

Match Info:

Match:RR vs SRH, 28th Match, Indian Premier League 2021

Date:Sunday, May 02, 2021

Toss:Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and opt to bowl

Time:3:30 PM

Venue:Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi

Umpires:Chris Gaffaney, Chettithody Shamshuddin

Third Umpire:Ulhas Gandhe

Match Referee:Sunil Chaturvedi

Rajasthan Royals Squad:

Playing:Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), David Miller, Riyan Parag, Anuj Rawat, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Kartik Tyagi, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman

Bench:Shivam Dube, Jaydev Unadkat, Manan Vohra, Shreyas Gopal, Liam Livingstone, KC Cariappa, Mahipal Lomror, Mayank Markande, Kuldip Yadav, Akash Singh

Sunrisers Hyderabad Squad:

Playing:Jonny Bairstow (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed

Bench:Shreevats Goswami, Jason Roy, Wriddhiman Saha, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jason Holder, Virat Singh, Basil Thampi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Abhishek Sharma, Priyam Garg, Jagadeesha Suchith, Siddarth Kaul, David Warner


(RUN RATE: 11.00)

Jos Buttlerb Sandeep Sharma12464193.75118
Yashasvi Jaiswallbw Rashid Khan121392.320
Sanju Samsonc Abdul Samad b Vijay Shankar4833145.4542
Riyan ParagNOT OUT158187.501
David MillerNOT OUT73233.3301
EXTRAS(nb 1, w 8, b 0, lb 5, pen 0)14
TOTAL(3 wickets; 20 overs)220
DID NOT BAT:Anuj Rawat ,Rahul Tewatia ,Chris Morris ,Kartik Tyagi ,Chetan Sakariya ,Mustafizur Rahman
Bhuvneshwar Kumar43709.257
Sandeep Sharma450112.57
Rashid Khan4241610
Khaleel Ahmed441010.258
Vijay Shankar3421144
Mohammad Nabi1210211


1-17 (Jaiswal, 2.6 ov) ,2-167 (Samson, 16.4 ov) ,3-209 (Buttler, 18.6 ov)


(RUN RATE: 8.25)

Manish Pandeyb Mustafizur Rahman312015532
Jonny Bairstowc Anuj Rawat b Rahul Tewatia3021142.8541
Kane Williamsonc Chris Morris b Kartik Tyagi202195.2310
Vijay Shankarc David Miller b Chris Morris8810010
Kedar Jadhavb Chris Morris191910001
Mohammad Nabic Anuj Rawat b Mustafizur Rahman17534012
Abdul Samadc Anuj Rawat b Chris Morris10812501
Rashid Khanc Chris Morris b Mustafizur Rahman02000
Bhuvneshwar KumarNOT OUT141014020
Sandeep SharmaNOT OUT86133.3310
EXTRAS(nb 0, w 7, b 0, lb 1, pen 0)8
TOTAL(8 wickets; 20 overs)165
DID NOT BAT:Khaleel Ahmed
Kartik Tyagi4321813
Mustafizur Rahman4203512
Chetan Sakariya43809.57
Chris Morris42937.258
Rahul Tewatia445111.252


1-57 (Pandey, 6.1 ov) ,2-70 (Bairstow, 7.6 ov) ,3-85 (Shankar, 10.4 ov) ,4-105 (Williamson, 12.5 ov) ,5-127 (Nabi, 14.2 ov) ,6-142 (Samad, 16.3 ov) ,7-142 (Jadhav, 16.6 ov) ,8-143 (Khan, 17.2 ov)