IPL Match 28: Buttler’s ton helps RR hammer SRH by 55 runs

Change of captain could not change the fortunes for Sunrisers Hyderabad as Rajasthan Royals rattled the orange army by 55 runs, riding on Jos Buttler's match winning ton at the Arun Jaitley Stadium on Sunday.

Chasing a giant target of 221, SRH were off to solid start as their openers kept their feet glued to the crease in the power play with both Jonny Bairstow (30 off 21) and Manish Pandey (31 off 20) sharing a 57 run partnership among them. However, Pandey perished to Mustafizur Rahman at the start of 7th over, scoring 31 off 20 balls.

The Sunrisers now pinned their hopes on the newly-appointed skipper Kane Wiliamson. The Kiwi made a cautious start in an attempt to keep things under control but ended up giving into the pressure of keeping up with the run-rate. Williamson scored 20 off 21 before Kartik Tyagi sent him packing. The Sunrisers kept losing wickets at regular intervals and endured a middle order batting collapse as none of their batters could even stage a fight back in the massive run chase. For the Royals, Chris Morris and Mustafizur Rahman displayed impressive shows with the ball, clinching three wickets each with good economy. 

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Earlier, having asked to bat first, the Royals endured an early setback in the form of Yashasvi Jaiswal in the third over as Rashid Khan dismissed him. Captain Sanju Samson then joined forces with Jos Buttler and the duo took RR's score to 42/1 by the conclusion of the sixth over.

Buttler and Samson continued their onslaught on the SRH bowlers and the Royals opener Buttler notched up his fifty in the 13th over. The duo continued to frustrate the formidable Hyderabad bowling attack as they had no answers to their terrific batting.

The 150-run second wicket partnership finally came to an end when Vijay Shankar dismissed Samson (48) in the 17th over. In the same over, Buttler brought up his match defining century off just 56 balls. 

In the last three overs, the trio of Riyan Parag (15*), Buttler (124), and David Miller (7*)  contributed additional 48 runs that helped the Royals Rajasthan register a mammoth total of 220/3. Sandeep Sharma put an end to Buttler's first ever IPL centurion knock in the 19th over.


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