First four then six, what a hit and what a shot to finish. Rashid Khan played well and help to win SRH with an over to spare. And they got the 4th position with 2 points. David Warner, playing a brilliant inning of 69 runs, made a consistent half-century for Orange Cap, saying that it would be with me as Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Rajasthan Royals by five wickets at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium on Friday.
With this, the host team registered their first win in IPL 2019, while the visitor team suffered a second defeat because they lost their first match against Kings XI Punjab by 14 runs. Rashid Khan hit the winning six and Sunrisers Hyderabad managed to get the target of 199 with an over to spare.
First Century of IPL 2019
Earlier, for Rajasthan Royals, Sanju Samson scored an unbeaten 102, while Captain Ajinkya Rahane hit an important 70 runs, as the visitors scored 198/2 in their allotted 20 overs at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.
Samson, who became the first batsman to score a century in the Indian Premier League in 2019, played an unbeaten inning of 102 runs in 55 balls, including 10 fours and four sixes. It was Samson’s second IPL century since he made his first century in 2017.
After the first wicket, Rahane scored 70 off 49 balls and added hundred for a team with Samson for the second wicket. After playing a short partnership with Jos Buttler, the pair created the basic score for a defendable target. Ben Stokes played some stylish shots and hit three boundaries for 16 runs.
Bad for Rajasthan:-
Sanju Samson made his second IPL century, but it got useless due to the splendid partnership between David Warner and Johnny Bairstow, and Vijay Shankar and Rashid Khan scored magnificent boundaries for the hosts.
Good catch from Kulkarni
Dhawal Kulkarni got himself back after dropping the Bairstow catch in the 10th over as he got a great catch on the long-off. When Bairstow was dismissed by Shreyas Gopal in the next over, then much credit of that wicket should go to the glorious catches of Dhawal Kulkarni.
The catch was something like this:- He was close to the boundary, had to jump to grab the ball, found the time right and remained in the grip and remained inside the rope.
Rashid Khan (Man of the Match with 1 wicket /24 runs and 15 runs off 8 balls):
I think that I just do my best to stay positive in every game and I am working hard and believe in my skills, so this is working for me. The plan was to bowl Butler in a good length area, I have dismissed him a few times, so I came early. I was getting my own variations. I didn’t want to give room to batsmen because the ball wasn’t turning much.
I have five different leg-spin variants with different actions. I return myself with my variations and pitch it in the area of good length. I am working on my batting. When my team needs me, then I have to bat well. My coach – Moody, Murali, and Laxman have always supported me and have given me so much confidence that you can hit anywhere, it’s just a matter of supporting myself. That’s what I did.