Sunset for Sunrisers in the opener! Rajasthan got off to a ‘royal’ start by winning by 72 runs
The fourth match of the Indian Premier League 2023 tournament was played on Sunday (April 2) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. This match was played between Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals. Rajasthan Royals, who traveled to the finals last year, did not let the hosts Sunrisers Hyderabad get a head start in this match. After the batsmen scored big runs, the bowlers bowled brilliantly and helped the team win by 72 runs.
Host team Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and invited Rajasthan Royals to bat. Batting first, Rajasthan scored 203 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs and challenged Hyderabad to 204 runs. After getting the opportunity to bat first, the opening pair of Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal gave Rajasthan an opening of 85 runs in 6 overs. Both scored 54 runs each. Only then captain Sanju Samson also completed his half-century (55). In the end, Hetmyer (22 not out) played some aggressive shots to guide Rajasthan to 204 for 5. Farooqui took two wickets for Sunrisers.
Chasing a big challenge, Hyderabad needed a good start. However, they failed to make such a start. Trent Boult bowled two batsmen without conceding a run in the first over. The Hyderabad batsmen could not maintain the pace of runs in the power play. 6 Hyderabad batsmen had returned to the tent for 52 runs. Abdul Samad and Adil Rashid fought for a while. However, Rajasthani once again got their grip on the match. In the last two overs, Samad and Umran Malik entertained the crowd with some big hits. However, they could not lead the team to victory. Chahal took 4 wickets for Rajasthan.
(Rajasthan Royals Beat Sunrisers Hyderabad By 72 Runs In IPL 2023 First Match Buttler Sanju Chahal Shines)
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