SRH were outplayed by Rajasthan Royals in all the departments, especially Jos Buttler’s blockbuster innings of 124 runs ensured SRH were never in the game. Initially in the game SRH wasted a review for Yashasvi Jaiswal’s wicket which didn’t help their cause as later in the game Buttler survived a close LBW call where hawk-eye showed three reds but SRH didn’t have a review left at that time. Sunrisers Hyderabad started the chase very well by scoring quick runs in the powerplay but however post that none of the batsman in their line-up contributed much, hence they ended falling short of RR total by 55 runs.
Let us have look at some of the numbers from this game
124: Jos Buttler recorded the highest ever score for the Rajasthan Royals franchise in the IPL history.
Highest individual score by a RR batsman in IPL history:
Jos Buttler – 124 vs SRH, 2021*
Sanju Samson – 119 vs PBKS, 2021
Ben Stokes – 107* vs MI, 2020
Ajinkya Rahane – 105* vs DC, 2019
Shane Watson – 104* vs KKR, 2015
500: Vijay Shankar became 8th player to complete 500 runs for SRH in IPL.
150: Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson had a 150-run partnership between them.
Highest partnership for RR in IPL
Ben Stokes & Sanju Samson – 152* vs MI, 2020
Jos Buttler & Sanju Samson – 150 vs SRH, 2021*
Ajinkya Rahane & Shane Watson – 144 vs CSK, 2015
Highest partnership vs SRH in IPL
Virat Kohli & AB de Villiers – 157 in Bengaluru, 2016
Jos Buttler & Sanju Samson – 150 in Delhi, 2021*
Shimron Hetmyer & Gurkeerat Singh – 144 in Bengaluru, 2019
220: RR recorded their highest total of 220/3 while batting first in IPL.
Highest total recorded by RR in IPL while batting first:
220/3 vs SRH, 2021*
217/4 vs RCB, 2018
216/7 vs CSK, 2020
55: SRH lost this game by a margin of 55 runs and this is their largest margin in defeat (by runs in IPL) since 2015.
Largest margin of defeat for SRH (by runs) since 2015 in IPL
55 runs vs RR in Delhi, 2021*
45 runs vs CSK in Chennai, 2015
45 runs vs RCB in Bengaluru, 2016
40 runs vs MI in Hyderabad, 2019
39 runs vs DC in Hyderabad, 2019
100: Manish Pandey became 15th Indian player to smash 100 sixes in IPL.