Rajasthan started their campaign in the Indian T20 League with a 61-run victory over a hapless Hyderabad side. Rajasthan fired on all cylinders, as the Kane Williamson-led outfit was hammered. Chasing a colossal target of 211 for victory, the Hyderabad side showed no intent. The â€˜Orange Armyâ€™ struggled to get going, losing wickets at regular intervals, and in the end, could just muster a total of 149/7.
Aiden Markram top-scored for the Hyderabad side with 57 off 41 deliveries. Yuzvendra Chahal was the pick of the bowlers for Rajasthan and scalped three wickets in his four overs. The Rajasthan side batted first and posted a colossal total of 210/6 on the board. The Rajasthan batters were in the mood for annihilation. The openers, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Jos Buttler put on a superb stand of 58 runs off 6.1 overs for the opening wicket.
And from there, skipper Sanju Samson just carried on. The right-handed batting behemoth scored a blistering 55 at a strike rate in excess of 200 and carted the opposition bowlersÂ all around the park. He received excellent support from Devdutt Padikkal who butchered a 29-ball 41. Shimron Hetmyer provided the final fireworks, scoring a 13-ball 32.
Here are some of the Tweets about today’s game:
Rajasthan Royals improved their line-up massively. Their spin attack wasn't convincing. They got India's best Yuzi Chahal and a legend like Ashwin. They struggled in finishing with Riyan and Tewatia. They got the best finisher from last season in Hetmyer.
— Kaushik (@CricKaushik_) March 29, 2022
SRH batters getting out early to catch the last show of RRR
— Prithvi (@Puneite_) March 29, 2022
What a player, Sanju Samson.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) March 29, 2022
— Anirudh (@OffDrive_) March 29, 2022
Rajasthan Royals line up looks as competitive on the field as action-packed their admin is on Twitter. : )
— KSR (@KShriniwasRao) March 29, 2022
You miss the sun only when it starts to snow. pic.twitter.com/BTCTNz8odi
— v. (@v1mal7) March 29, 2022
SRH tonight scored their lowest ever powerplay score in the history of IPL.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) March 29, 2022
SRH most boring team of this IPL?
— Gaurav Chavan (@ChavanGaurav18) March 29, 2022
Hard to enjoy every other bowler swing the ball from one end to the other when you've got a 14Cr swinger in the NCA.
— Heisenberg â˜¢ (@internetumpire) March 29, 2022
SRH management/think tank shd let Kane Williamson bat at 4,
He literally controlled whole batting lineup while batting thr in 2020……!
— Akram Khan (@AkramK2108) March 29, 2022
Missing Them SRH fan's? pic.twitter.com/4AwKdMpLS3
— Harshad ðŸ‡®ðŸ‡³ (@HBJ3221) March 29, 2022