IPL 2021: Match 28, RR vs SRH – Rajasthan Royals Player Ratings
Jos Buttler's maiden IPL ton picked the bones out of the Sunrisers.
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Rajasthan Royals (RR), on Sunday, May 2, beat the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 55 runs at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi. The victory also took them to the fifth spot in the points table. After being put in to bat first, the Royals amassed 220 runs for the loss of three wickets.
The run-chase turned out to be pretty much one-way traffic in RR’s favour as the Orange Army ended with 165. The Sunrisers’ decision to exclude David Warner from the playing eleven didn’t work out well. Their batting could never find momentum.
Manish Pandey and Jonny Bairstow got out in the 30s after which SRH kept falling behind the eight-ball. With the loss, SRH kept languishing at the bottom of the points table. From here on, Kane Williamson’s need to win all their games to have any chance of making the playoffs.
Here are the RR Player Ratings for the RR vs SRH match:
Jos Buttler- 9.5/10
Jos Buttler was indifferent to start his knock, but once he got going, there was no stopping him. In 64 balls, he notched 124 runs with 11 fours and eight sixes. By the time he was dismissed by Sandeep Sharma, he had already done the damage.
Yashasvi Jaiswal- 3/10
Yashasvi Jaiswal scored a couple of fours of Rashid Khan early on, but he couldn’t carry. He tried to take on the leg-spinner only to be trapped in front. The left-handed batter scored 12 runs off 13 balls.
Sanju Samson- 7/10
Sanju Samson was starting to threaten with the bat in hand before Vijay Shankar accounted for his wicket. The Royals’ skipper scored 48 off 33 with four fours and two sixes and was involved in a 150-run stand with Buttler
Riyan Parag- 6/10
Riyan Parag came to bat in the death overs and he did whatever he was expected to do. He started his knock with a massive six over the leg-side boundary as he went on to stay unbeaten on 15 runs off eight balls.
David Miller- 6/10
David Miller could only face three balls, but he managed to smash one of them for a humongous six. He played at a strike rate of 233.33. He also took the catch of Vijay Shankar in the outfield to give Chris Morris a wicket.
Anuj Rawat- N/A
Rahul Tewatia- 5.5/10
Rahul Tewatia picked up the all-important wicket of Jonny Bairstow in the eighth over of SRH’s run-chase. Other than that, he turned out to be the most expensive bowler for the Royals as he went for 45 runs.
Chris Morris- 9/10
Chris Morris was pretty much on his mark as he picked up the three wickets of Vijay Shankar, Kedar Jadhav and Abdul Samad. In his quota of four overs, the speedster went for 29 runs at an economy rate of 7.25.
Kartik Tyagi- 7/10
Kartik Tyagi played his maiden game of the ongoing tournament, and he didn’t flatter to deceive. The right-armer picked up Kane Williamson’s wicket and gave away 32 runs in his quota of four overs.
Chetan Sakariya- 5/10
Chetan Sakariya was the only bowler in the Royals’ camp to not get a wicket. But in four overs, he conceded 38 runs at an economy rate of 9.50. The southpaw would be hoping to get amongst the wickets.
Mustafizur Rahman- 9.5/10
Mustafizur Rahman was phenomenal with the ball. In four overs, he gave away a mere 20 runs with 12 dot balls. Moreover, he picked up the wickets of Manish Pandey, Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan.