Sunrisers Hyderabad hosted Rajasthan Royals for the first match for both teams in the IPL 2018. After three very good matches on the first two days, expectations were high from this match as well.
It was Sunrisers Hyderabad’s might bowling against Rajasthan Royals’ batsmen and here SRH bowlers won. Sanju Samson was the top scorer with 49 off 42 balls, with Rahane (13), Gopal (18) and Tripathi (17) contributed to a subpar total of RR.
Shakib Al Hasan picked up 2/23 in his four overs and Siddharth Kaul picked up 2 wickets as well for 27 runs. Even their fielding was brilliant with Short finding himself short of crease thanks to Williamson and Unadkat falling run out to the brilliance of Pathan and Saha.
Twitter seemed unimpressed by the batting performance put up by Rajasthan Royal and loved the way SRH bowlers bowled.
Here are some tweets:
Evin Lewis, Colin Munro, Quinton de Kock, D'Arcy Short......the big ticket overseas openers are starting slowly— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 9, 2018
@rashidkhan_19 is such a brilliant fielder too! RR in a bind with Rahane, Stokes, Tripathi, Samson gone. Can Butler help them to 155-160?— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) April 9, 2018
Buttler been sent as a finisher. But the innings may finish before he even starts #SRHvRR— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) April 9, 2018