SunRisers Hyderabad have finally registered a win in 2nd phase of IPL 2021, with the help of quickfire knock from Jason Roy and skipper Kane Williamson’s elegant fifty. Despite Sanju Samson’s threatening batting, SRH managed to restrict Rajasthan Royals to a total of just 164 runs. Siddarth Kaul picked up 2 wickets with the ball while Sandeep Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Rashid Khan took 1 wicket each.
SRH bringing in Jason Roy, Abhishek Sharma and Priyam Garg in the place of David Warner, Kedar Jadhav and Manish Pandey worked in their favour. SRH were in comfortable position throughout the 2nd innings despite RR trying their choking methods like they did against PBKS in the earlier game. The move to introduce Chetan Sakariya in the 12th over didn’t help Rajasthan’s cause as SRH ended up winning the game comfortably by 7 wickets.
Numbers and Stats from SRH vs RR game:
50 – Bhuvneshwar Kumar became 3rd bowler to take 50 IPL wickets in powerplay after Zaheer Khan and Sandeep Sharma. Also in T20s, Bhuvi has joint-most wickets (75) in powerplay with David Willey.
1 – Kane Williamson as captain on Monday recorded his first win of IPL 2021. Coincidentally, his first win as captain of past IPL seasons have also come against RR.
Kane Williamson first win as captain in IPL:
2018 – Came against RR
2019 – Came against RR
2021 – Came against RR
433 – Sanju Samson became the Orange Cap holder of IPL 2021 by going past Shikhar Dhawan’s 430 runs in the season. Currently, he also remains to be the highest run-scorer against SRH in IPL history.
9 – Bhuvneshwar Kumar has bowled 9 maiden overs in IPL history.
Most maiden overs in IPL history:
Praveen Kumar – 14
Irfan Pathan – 10
Bhuvneshwar Kumar – 9
Dhawal Kulkarni/ Lasith Malinga/ Sandeep Sharma – 8
66 – Kane Williamson has highest batting average of 66 in IPL 2021 (among players who have scored at least 100 runs in the 2021 season).
2 – Jason Roy became only the 2nd player after Shikhar Dhawan to score 50+ on debut for SRH in IPL.