Sunrisers Hyderabad team defeated Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets in the 40th match of IPL 2021. Hyderabad chased down the target of 165 runs with nine balls to spare thanks to Jason Roy’s 60 and captain Kane Williamson’s unbeaten 51. With this defeat, the path of Rajasthan Royals to reach the playoffs has become very difficult right now. Batting first after winning the toss, Rajasthan scored 164 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in 20 overs due to captain Sanju Samson’s brilliant innings of 82 runs. In the bowling, Siddharth Kaul took the maximum two wickets for SRH.
Chasing the target of 165 runs, Sunrisers Hyderabad’s team got off to a stormy start by Jason Roy and Wriddhiman Saha and both added 57 runs for the first wicket in just 5.1 overs. Roy first hit three fours in Mustafizur Rahman’s over and then four consecutive fours against Chris Morris in the next over. Saha returned to the pavilion after scoring 18 runs off Mahipal’s ball in an attempt to play big shots. Roy’s storm from the other end did not stop and he continued his swashbuckling batting and completed his half-century in 36 balls. The English batsman’s innings ended with Chetan Sakariya off the last ball of the 12th over. Roy was dismissed after playing a brilliant innings of 60 runs in 42 balls. Priyam Garg could not even open his account and returned to the pavilion after giving a catch back to Mustafizur. Captain Kane Williamson remained unbeaten on 51 and Abhishek Sharma remained unbeaten on 21.
Earlier, after winning the toss, Rajasthan Royals did not start well and the team got the first blow in the form of Evin Lewis (6) in the second over. After this, captain Sanju Samson and Yashasvi Jaiswal (36) shared a 56-run partnership for the second wicket. Yashasvi was clean bowled by Sandeep Sharma and showed the way to the pavilion. After this, Liam Livingstone, who landed on the crease, could not show anything special with the bat and became the victim of Rashid Khan by scoring just 4 runs. Mahipal Lomror (29 not out) played well with Sasman and together with the captain put up a 74-run partnership for the fourth wicket. Sanju Samson was dismissed by Siddharth Call in the last over of the innings after playing a blistering innings of 82 runs in 57 balls. On the very next ball to Riyan Parag, Siddharth sent the pavilion without opening the account. Batting in this way, Rajasthan scored 164 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in 20 overs.