Riding on Jos Buttler’s blistering hundred, Rajasthan thrashed Hyderabad by 55 runs to take the 5th position in the points table.
Toss: Hyderabad opted to field first
Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
Detailed Match Report
First Innings (Rajasthan 220/4)
Hyderabad made a big move by dropping their former skipper Warner and included Nabi. Williamson introduced Rashid early in the powerplay and he picked Jaiswal. Rajasthan avoided any big blow and at the halfway mark, they were 77/1. Buttler finally got a half-century and the duo accelerated in middle-overs. Samson and Buttler added 150 runs for the 2nd wicket to take Rajasthan towards a big total. Samson scored 48 off 33 balls before getting out in the 17th over. Buttler scored his maiden T20 century and finished on a career-best 124. It was the highest individual score by a Rajasthan player in Indian T20 League. After Samson’s wicket, Rajasthan scored 53 runs in the next 3.2 overs to get a total of 220. Hyderabad conceded 143 runs in the last 10 overs. Rashid Khan was the only economical bowler who conceded only 24 in 4 overs with picking one wicket.
Second Innings (Hyderabad 165/8)
Manish Pandey and Bairstow opened for Hyderabad for the first time. The duo looked promising good and added 57 runs in the powerplay without losing a wicket. Mustafizur provided the breakthrough with the wicket of Pandey after 20-ball 31. Bairstow also got out after scoring 30. Run-rate pressure haunted Hyderabad throughout the game. Williamson also got out after 21-ball 20 and the middle-order collapsed like a paper. Mustafizur and Chris Morris picked 3-wicket haul each to restrict Hyderabad on 165. With this defeat, Hyderabad made their campaign harder and they now have to play the extraordinary game in the second half. Rajasthan has now strengthened their position at the 5th spot with a huge win.
Star Performer of the Match
Jos Buttler is our star performer of the match. He scored his first-ever century of the T20 career. Before going out in 19th over, he scored 124 off 64 balls with smashing 11 fours and 8 sixes. His knock helped Rajasthan to get 220 and his side scored 143 runs in the final 10 overs.
5 impactful players of match
Jos Buttler 124 (64)
Sanju Samson 48 (33)
Chris Morris 29/3
Manish Pandey 31 (20)