Rajasthan Royals displayed a complete performance to thrash SunRisers Hyderabad by 61 runs in the 5th game of the IPL 2022 at the Mumbai Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Tuesday.
Sunrisers included Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, and Romario Shepherd as their foreign players.
On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals (RR) had Jos Buttler, Trent Boult, Shimron Hetmyer, and Nathan Coulter-Nile as their overseas contingent.
Kane Williamson of SRH won the toss and chose to bowl first as the two teams clashed in the MCA stadium in Pune.
Batting First, Rajasthan posted 210/6 in 20 overs owing to Sanju Samson’s knock of 55 runs.
Shimron Hetmyer of Rajasthan Royals (RR) played a blinder of a knock for his team in his first match in the pink and blue as RR faced off against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in their first match of the IPL 2022.
However, his knock was ended by T Natarajan who bowled a beauty to send him back.
Meanwhile, Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal provided RR with a solid start after they were invited to bat first. They gave RR a flying start adding 58 runs in 6 overs.
The pair added 58 runs for the opening wicket before Jaiswal was dismissed by Romario Shepherd on 20(16).
This included Jos Buttler getting a life after Bhuvneshwar Kumar dismissed him on a no ball. while Buttler carried on to make 35 with 3 fours and 3 sixes before being dismissed by Umran Malik.
Sanju Samson then carried the assault with 55 in just 27 balls with 5 sixes and 3 fours to his name, before Bhuvneshwar had him caught by Abdul Samad near the boundary. Devdutt Padikkal, batting at no.4, made 41 in 29 balls with 4 fours and 2 sixes and impressed everyone despite opening for RCB for two seasons.
But the finishing touches came from West Indian Shimron Hetmyer, who smashed 32 in 13 balls with 3 sixes and 2 fours to his name. He took on both pacers and spinners, but his knock was ended when T Natarajan bowled his perfect yorker and Hetmyer missed his shot in the last over of RR innings.
Chasing 211, SRH got off to the worst possible start as Prasidh Krishna and Trent Boult combined to rattle the top order.
No Hyderabad top-order batter was able to stay at the crease for a long, and in the end, Rajasthan wrapped up an easy run win.
Skipper Kane Williamson was dismissed on 2, while Rahul Tripathi and Nicholas Pooran failed to open their innings.
Aiden Markram and Washington Sundar were the two bright spots with the bat for Hyderabad as the duo played knocks of 57 and 40.
Rajasthan Royals: 210/6 in 20 overs (Sanju Samson 55, Devdutt Padikkal 41; Umran Malik 2/39).
Sunrisers Hyderabad: 149/7 in 20 overs (Aiden Markram 57 not out, Washington Sundar 40; Yuzvendra Chahal 3/22, Prasidh Krishna 2/16).