IPL 2023, Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Match 52: Best memes from the game
Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Rajasthan Royals by four wickets in the last-ball thriller in Jaipur.
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The 52nd match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) saw a clash between Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Sunday, May 7. The Aiden Markram-led side overcame RR by four wickets in the last-ball thriller. In addition, SRH's chase marked the highest on the Jaipur pitch in IPL history.
Rajasthan skipper Sanju Samson won the toss and decided to bat first. RR opener Jos Buttler and Samson's terrific innings helped RR to score a mammoth 214 in 20 overs. However, their efforts went in vain as SRH chased down the mammoth target.
RR openers Yashasvi Jaiswal and Butler produced an explosive start for the home side. Meanwhile, SRH all-rounder Marco Jansen drew the first blood as he dismissed Jaiswal for 35 runs. However, Samson came in and formed a significant partnership with the English batter as RR were 61/1 after the powerplay.
Buttler, who had struggled in some of RR's previous matches, reached his half-century in just 32 balls. The England batter extended his power-hitting, scoring 95 off 59 balls before being dismissed by Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the penultimate over. Following that, Samson led the charge for RR, smashing 66 off 38 balls to help them post a mammoth 214 in 20 overs.
SRH script history, chase down highest IPL total in Jaipur
In reply, SRH got off to a flying start with Impact Player Anmolpreet Singh and Abhishek Sharma opening the innings. Yuzvendra Chahal provided RR with a massive breakthrough as he dismissed Anmolpreet for 33 runs but SRH managed to score 52 runs in the powerplay. Abhishek (55 off 34) then scored a half-century before being dismissed by Ravichandran Ashwin.
Meanwhile, Rahul Tripathi (47 off 29) also made a worthwhile contribution for SRH during the chase before being dismissed by Chahal. After that, Heinrich Klaasen (26 off 12) and Glenn Phillips (25 off 7) played late cameos for SRH. When SRH required five runs off a single ball, Sandeep Sharma dismissed Abdul Samad on the final ball but RR's celebrations came to a halt as the umpire signalled a no-ball since Sandeep had overstepped. SRH needed four to win off the final ball, and Samad's six handed SRH a magnificent win.
Consequently, this triggered a meme fest and fans took to Twitter to express themselves.