In the fifth match of the Indian Premier League(IPL) 2022, Rajasthan Royals(RR) picked up a comprehensive victory by 61 runs against SunRisers Hyderabad(SRH) at the MCA Stadium in Pune.
Rajasthan Royals emerged victorious by a huge margin of 61 runs
It was the pair of Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal who gave Rajasthan Royals a solid start after they were invited to bat first. The pair added 58 runs for the opening wicket before Jaiswal was dismissed by Romario Shepherd on 20(16). Umran Malik then dismissed Buttler on 35 off 28 balls.
The Royals skipper Sanju Samson along with Devdutt Padikkal stitched a great partnership to add 73 runs (41) for the third wicket, before Padikkal was cleaned up by Malik on 41 (29). Samson then completed his stupendous half-century but was dismissed soon on 55(27) by Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Shimron Hetmyer then took charge and played a late cameo of 32 in just 13 deliveries, helping his side post 210/6 on the board.
However, coming on to bat, SunRisers Hyderabad struggled from the onset. They got off to the worst possible start as the pace attack of the Royals Prasidh Krishna and Trent Boult combined to rattle the top-order. Skipper Kane Williamson was also dismissed on a mere 2 runs.
Rahul Tripathi and Nicholas Pooran also failed to open their innings. Aiden Markram scored 41 ball 57 to give a ray of hope to his side. Washington Sundar also played a brilliant cameo scoring 40 runs off 14 deliveries. But all the efforts went in vain as the game went off their hands. They managed to score 140 runs at the expense of seven wickets in the stipulated 20 overs.
Rajasthan Royals are set to play Mumbai Indians on Saturday, April 2, while SunRisers Hyderabad will face Lucknow Super Giants on Monday, April 4.