IPL 2021, RR vs SRH: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) continued to be at the bottom of the table after losing by 55 runs to Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the first match of the doubleheader Sunday at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi.
SRH won the toss and opted to bowl first. Jos Buttler scored 124, the highest individual score of the season so far, to take RR to 220/3 after 20 overs. Buttler (124 off 64 balls) and skipper Sanju Samson, who smashed 48 off 33 balls, stitched a 150-run partnership for the second wicket after the Royals lost opener Yashasvi Jaiswal (12) cheaply. Manish Pandey and Jonny Bairstow got the SRH chase off to a flier but after they fell in successive overs right after the Powerplay, SRH began to lose wickets in a free-fall.
Rajasthan Royals220/3 (20.0)
Sunrisers Hyderabad165/8 (20.0)
Rajasthan Royals beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 55 runs