Pune: Kane Williamson-led Sunrisers Hyderabad is locking horns with Rajasthan Royals in their opening game of the Indian Premier League 2022. Sanju Samson is leading RR and will eye on opening the season with a win.
9:59 PM: Trent Boult has dismissed Nicholas Pooran for a golden duck within his powerful delivery. This is another consecutive duck wicket for RR that has left the opposition at 9 for 3 wickets loss after 4.5 overs.
9:50 PM: Prasidh stroked again, this time to send back Rahul Tripathi without even letting him open his account of runs.
9:44 PM: The reaction catch of Kane Williamson have brought joy to Rajasthan Royals as it has dented the opposition. Williamson’s walk back to the dressing room is not a good start for SRH when they are chasing 211 as the target. Prasidh’s ball hit the corner of Kane’s bat and landed almost in the gloves of Sanju Samson but slipped that was later caught by debutant Devdutt Paddikkal. Williamson only scored 2 runs before getting out on the fourth ball of the first over.
Innings Break –
9:22 PM: Rajasthan Royals has scored 210 runs with the contribution of everyone against the bowling attack of Sunrisers Hyderabad. Umran Malik and T Natrajan clinched two wickets each with Bhuvneshwar taking one for his side.
8:58 PM: Captain for Rajasthan Royals, Sanju Samson has gone back to the hut after his powerful knock of 55 runs off 27 balls. Bhuvneshwar Kumar made Samson hit victim on the first ball of the 16th over and got relief for his side.
8:51 PM: Devdutt Paddikal missed on his half-century by 9 runs after he was bowled out by Umrah Malik at the end of the 15th over.
8:15 PM: Umran Malik has dismissed Jos Buttler for 35 runs, taking one of the most significant wickets for his side after 8.1 overs. Buttler made the most out of his time on the crease as he hit 6 boundaries with 3 maximums.
8:02 PM, End of Powerplay: Romario Shepherd got what SRH was searching for to create pressure on RR as he dismissed Jaiswal on the last ball of the 5th over for 20 runs. Jaiswal had settled will on the crease in a successful partnership with Jos Buttler.
7:54 PM: Buttler and Jaiswal have started strong for their side getting on their first 50 within just 4.4 overs. Buttler scored 32 runs and 14 runs have been garnered by Yashasvi Jaiswal. SRH have shown errors that have cost them Jos’s wicket twice and 4 no ball runs.
7:33 PM: Bhuvneshwar Kumar almost got the first wicket for his side on the third ball itself as the ball went in the air after hitting the ball of Jos Buttler and Abdul Samad caught it gracefully but the ball was given No Ball.
7:30 PM: Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal open for Rajasthan Royals
7:00 PM: Kane Williamson has started the game by winning the toss and opted to field first due to dew factor. “Really excited to get the tournament started. Every team is faced with the same challenges and it will be great to be get going,” said Williamson after toss.
“Very excited for this season. Any time at the start of the IPL it is always an exciting time. Franchises have new squads together and they will be trying to gel quickly as a team and looking forward to getting our first match underway. My math is quite simple – to get as many (runs) as I can and as quickly as I can,” said Jos Buttler before the toss.
first published:March 29, 2022, 7:32 p.m.