Rajasthan Royals innings, Sanju Samson’s half-century:
Opener batsman Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal shared a 58-run partnership for the first wicket and gave the team a strong start. After this Yashasvi was dismissed for 20 by Romario Shepherd and broke this partnership.
Jos Buttler, who was looking in excellent form, was dismissed for 35 by Umran Malik, giving Rajasthan a second blow. Umran Malik made Devdutt Padikkal his second victim. Malik gave his team the third success by dismissing him for 41 runs.
Sanju Samson completed his fifty by hitting a six off 25 balls. He scored 22 runs in 27 balls with the help of 5 sixes and 3 fours and was caught by Bhuvi. Hetmyer played a quick innings of 32 runs in 13 balls with the help of 3 sixes and 2 fours, but T Natarajan cleaned him up. Coulter-Nile was out after scoring one run. T Natarajan and Umran Malik took two wickets each while Bhuvi and Shepherd took one wicket each for Hyderabad.
SRH playing XI:
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (Captain, Wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna.
RR playing XI:
Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Kane Williamson (c), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Aiden Markram, Abdul Samad, Washington Sundar, Romario Shepherd, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Umran Malik