Jason Roy & skipper Kane Williamson have kept the Sunrisers Hyderabad’s season alive. They have given a boost of confidence to the team by defeating Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets.
Royals put up a competitive 164 for 5 after choosing to bat. Captain Sanju Samson largely carried the weight on his back by scoring 82 off 57. But while totals in the same region have been defended in the second leg of this season in the UAE, the Royals bowlers didn’t have the bowling firepower to break through them. Roy, with his trademark boundary-blasting style, enjoyed a debut to remember for the Sunrisers. He was a replacement for David Warner & apparently it turned out to be a great choice.
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First Innings: SRH vs RR
Chose to bat first, RR’s Yashasvi Jaiswal unlocked his potential. Of the first ten balls he faced, four went to the boundary as Jaiswal made his intent clear. Royal’s game plan was to go hard from the start. Bhuvneshwar Kumar hadn’t had too much to show in the wickets column. His approach benefitted the Royals because it didn’t let the run-rate flag when Lewis was out. In the initial phase, Samson played balls more on merit, but that also meant a bad ball was ruthlessly punished to the boundary. He began the assault with perhaps the most audacious shot of his innings, stepping out and lifting no less than Rashid Khan over long-off.
Bhuvneshwar bowled the 17th and 19th overs, bringing a measure of control to the Sunrisers when Samson was cutting loose. In the 19th, he nailed his yorkers consistently, giving up a mere seven runs.
Second Innings: SRH vs RR
Wriddhiman Saha has been a quietly effective batter at the top of the order, especially in the powerplay. He was quick off the blocks once again, which also gave Roy a bit of extra time to settle in. Four boundaries came in the fifth over, one of them via leg-byes, and the Sunrisers were up and running. Saha was out stumped when he charged Mahipal Lomror’s left-arm spin, but with Roy going along nicely. There was a bit of a wobble when Roy fell, with Sunrisers also losing Priyam Garg soon after, but the opener’s big hitting meant the chase was in a place where it could absorb a quiet period.
Abhishek Sharma, Williamson found the perfect foil in the middle order. Abhishek kept his cool in a chase that became tensed. Williamson finished things off with two boundaries to midwicket, the second of which also raised his own half-century while bringing up victory.
Sunrisers Hyderabad 167/3 (Jason Roy 60, Kane Williamson 51*; Mahipal Lomror 1/22) beat Rajasthan Royals 164/6 (Sanju Samson 82, Yashasvi Jaiswal 36; Siddarth Kaul 2/36) by 7 wickets.