Rajasthan Royals locked horns with SunRisers Hyderabad for the 40th match of the 2021 edition of IPL. The match is taking place at the Dubai International Stadium where last night Harshal Patel took the hattrick. Rajasthan Royals are coming on to this match after losing the last one against Delhi Capitals while SRH are yet to win a match after resumption.
Rajasthan skipper Sanju Samson won the toss and opted to bat first. Kartik Tyagi who was the last over hero against PBKS is out with an injury while Morris and Lewis are returning to the playing XI. SunRisers skipper Kane Williamson who have been searching for a win since the resumption of the season came up with four changes.
Rajasthan batsmen began attacking right from the start. But in this process, Evin Lewis lost his wicket when trying to hit a short ball straight to deep backward square leg. Lewis was brought into the team with big hopes but managed to score only 6 runs off 4 deliveries. But Yeshashvi Jaiswal did not stop there. The youngster was dealing in fours and sixes right from the beginning. RR scored 49 runs with the loss of a wicket at the end of powerplay.
In the 9th over, skipper Kane Williamson brought in Sandeep Sharma into the attack searching for a much-needed breakthrough. Jaiswal was trying to hit Sandeep right from the first delivery. In the 3rd ball of the over, Jaiswal smashed a stunning six which travelled 86m. Jaiswal backed away and hit that on the rise with literally no respect to the bowler. Jaiswal connected the ball brilliantly that it went sailing over long off for a massive six.
But Sandeep Sharma once again had the last laugh. Jaiswal was a bit unlucky with this one as Sandeep smashed his bails off. It was a full toss delivery, so Jaiswal thought he could jump out again and muscle the ball, but moved a bit too leg-side and had to reach out, in the process under-edged the ball onto the base of off stump.
Jaiswal managed to score 36 off 23 deliveries which included 5 fours and 1 six at a strike rate of 156.52.
An epic comeback from a Sandeep Sharma once again. Sandeep Sharma was seen doing the same in the SRH’s first match after resumption. Nicolas Pooran sent Sandeep out of the park for a massive six. Sandeep in response picked up his wicket in the very next delivery by catching the ball off his own bowling.