Delhi: SRH, coming into the match with some huge changes to their team, had to get a win considerably to settle the environment around them. But they failed to do so as they got succumbed to the pressure. RR, on the other hand, coming from a loss against MI, held their composure to win this match. RR’s Buttler(124), Fizz(3/20) helped them defeat SRH by 55 runs.
Buttler’s storm blow SRH bowling attack away
SRH won the toss and chose to bowl first. Though they started well by dismissing Jaiswal cheaply, they couldn’t control the Buttler-Samson pair as the duo completely controlled the match. The duo took on SRH with controlled aggression initially but switched on to the top gear in the second half of the innings. Mainly, Buttler took the carnage to the next level as he scored at a 190+ strike rate. He also reached his triple figures, his first in IPL.
Samson is looking good, but he got out after scoring 48 runs in the 17th over. After a destructive assault of 124 runs, Buttler chopped onto stumps off Sandeep Sharma in the 19th over. A six each from Miller and Parag helped RR post mammoth 220 on the board.
Morris-Fizz demolish the SRH batting unit
SRH had made a few changed to their team as Kane took the responsibility of captaincy. Warner couldn’t make it into the final XI as management preferred to take Nabi to strengthen their bowling attack. A weakened batting unit had to chase a massive total, and the task was always going to be uphill.
Most SRH batsmen got to good starts but couldn’t convert them to big scores, resulting in them losing the match. Manish-Bairstow pair added 57 runs to 1st wicket in 6 overs, but SRH lost the plot from there as they lost wickets at regular intervals.
None of the batsmen other than the openers crosses the 21 run mark. While Fizz removed Pandey, Nabi, and Rashid, Morris accounted for Vijay Shankar, Samad, and Jadhav. RR restricted SRH to 165 runs in 20 overs and won the match by 55 runs.
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