The ongoing match between Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi is just one of those high-scoring encounters that the fans are continuously witnessing at the venue. The belter pitch and small boundaries are assisting to such a great extent that a first innings score in excess of 200 has been a daily affair.
The batters of Rajasthan Royals too used the opportunity in the best possible way and piled up a mammoth 220/3 in 20 overs. Credit of the havoc goes to Jos Buttler (124 off 64) and Sanju Samson (48 off 33). Though Buttler got out in the penultimate over, he had done the damage by then. However, what certainly made a difference in favour of SRH was the catch taken by Abdul Samad that cut short Samson’s sensational knock.
Just as Samson, who had already hit 2 sixes and 4 fours, was looking dangerous in the 17th over, Samad pulled off a blinder at the boundary ropes to turn the tables. On the fourth ball of the over bowled by Vijay Shankar, Samson tried to go for another big shot but found the safe hands of Samad at long-off. Samad put a fantastic jump and caught the ball inches inside the boundary rope. The effort not only saved 6 runs but also stopped the destructive Samson, who was firing all cylinders.
Here is video of the catch:
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RR lost Yashasvi Jaiswal in the 3rd over as he was trapped in front of the stumps by star leg-spinner Rashid Khan. After his wicket, Buttler and Samson cruised through the innings beautifully. They managed to stitch 150 runs for the second wicket. With useful contributions from Riyan Parag and David Miller towards the end, RR have set a massive target of 221 runs for SRH.