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IPL 2021, SRH vs RR Highlights: Williamson, Roy shine in SRH’s seven-wicket win

IPL 2021, SRH vs RR Highlights: Sunrisers Hyderabad, who are still the bottom-place team, have four points from 10 matches. Meanwhile, the sixth-placed Rajasthan Royals have eight points.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: September 27, 2021 11:21:10 pm
IPL 2021, SRH vs RR Highlights: The match was held in Dubai.

IPL 2021, SRH vs RR Highlights: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) made the Indian Premier League (IPL) play-offs road tougher for Rajasthan Royals (RR) with a comfortable seven-wicket victory at the Dubai International Stadium on Monday.

Sanju Samson top-scored for RR with his 82-run knock to take his side to 164/5 after electing to bat. Siddarth Kaul (2/36) scalped two batsmen while Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, and Rashid Khan took a wicket apiece for SRH, who are already out of the reckoning for the play-offs. Chasing, SRH knocked off the target in 18.3 overs with opener Jason Roy scoring 60 runs and skipper Kane Williamson a confident unbeaten 51-run knock.

Match EndedIndian Premier League, 2021 - Match 40

Sunrisers Hyderabad

167/3 (18.3)

Rajasthan Royals

164/5 (20.0)
Match Ended ( Day - Match 40 )
Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets

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IPL 2021, SRH vs RR, Highlights:

22:57 (IST)27 Sep 2021
SRH win by seven wickets!

Williamson and Abhishek complete the chase with nine balls to spare! After a six and a four against Sakariya in the previous over, the skipper smacks two straight boundaries to hand his team their second win. SRH: 167/3 (18.3 overs)

22:40 (IST)27 Sep 2021
Williamson, Abhishek in the middle

Rajasthan are clawing their way back into the contest now! Sakariya impresses with the ball as he keeps the pressure on Williamson (36*) and Abhishek (11*). Hyderabad still need 26 runs off 24 balls to win. SRH: 139/3 (16 overs)

22:31 (IST)27 Sep 2021
"Shaking in anger"

Rahul Tewatia thought he had Jason Roy when he looped one outside off and there were cries of ‘catch it’ too when Roy’s drive had the ball flying straight to Yashasvi Jaiswal at extra cover. Unfortunately, Jaiswal couldn’t hold on. Tewatia took a couple of steps towards him, shrieked in agony, and his limbs started to shake in unison. An emoji of anger, more a gif. We have seen it before from Tewatia. Last year when a catch was dropped off his bowling, the limb shaker Tewatia had reacted similarly. To add mirchi to the wound, Roy unfurled a reverse-swept four next ball.

22:25 (IST)27 Sep 2021

After being hit for a four by Williamson, Mustafizur scalps the wicket of Garg (0). SRH: 119/3 (13 overs)

22:20 (IST)27 Sep 2021
"Waiting, Kane style!"

Mahipal Lomror perhaps thought he had cracked the code to pick wickets. Go slow, like Ramesh Powar. Well, almost. The left-arm spinner got rid of a rampaging Wriddhiman Saha with one such delivery. Saha had charged down like a runaway express but the ball hadn’t yet arrived. He tried a desperate across-the-line swipe hoping for some leather on the ball but instead was bowled. Lomror repeated it next ball to the new batsman Kane Williamson. It almost worked, too. Williamson was on the front-foot stretch, shaping for a drive but ball was there. He adjusted and waited, somehow managing to hold his balance, and then carved it through cover-point for a four. A touch of class. Lomror again tried it next over, and this time Kane knew it was better not to lunge too early, and off he pushed back to punch it wide of cover for a couple of runs. Behind the stumps, Sanju Samson had seen enough and asked his spinner to bowl on the stumps so that Williamson tries to go across the line. “Yahan sey marne do use (let him hit through here)', he said pointing towards the mid-wicket region. Lomror tried to follow the advice next over with a ball on the stumps but Williamson was ready. He pressed back, waited, and punched an extraordinary six over long-off.

22:20 (IST)27 Sep 2021

Rajasthan finally manages to get rid of the danger man! Sakariya scalps the wicket of Roy (60). SRH: 114/2 (12 overs)

22:14 (IST)27 Sep 2021
Roy hits fifty on debut!

After much reservations, Roy (59*) decides to be brave against spin. He takes on Tewatia and hits fifty on debut! He starts with a six and then ends the over with three boundaries. 21 runs off the over. Simply ruthless. SRH: 111/1 (11 overs)

22:05 (IST)27 Sep 2021
SRH take things a bit slowly

All binary in Dubai right now! Roy (40*) and Williamson (14*) are taking things carefully at the moment against the spin attack of Tewatia and Lomror. The batters keep the run-counter ticking with timely ones and twos. SRH: 81/1 (9 overs)

21:53 (IST)27 Sep 2021
Roy, Williamson make it to the end of powerplay

Williamson comes on and instantly punishes Lomror with a well-struck four. End of powerplay. SRH: 63/1 (6 overs)

21:49 (IST)27 Sep 2021

There's the breakthrough! Lomror does the trick for Rajasthan after Roy (30*) absolutely slaughtered Morris in the previous over. Saha (18) dances out, misses the opening ball and gets stumped by Samson. SRH: 57/1 (5.1 overs)

21:43 (IST)27 Sep 2021
Roy finds his rhythm

Saha (18*) maintains his good start with a six and a four against Unadkat and in the next over, Roy (16*) joins the party. He takes on Mustafizur and punishes him with two boundaries. Four byes too. Brilliant start! SRH: 39/0 (4 overs)

21:31 (IST)27 Sep 2021
Roy, Saha open for SRH

Jason Roy and Wriddhiman Saha open the chase for Hyderabad as Jaydev Unadkat opens the attack with the ball. The bowler starts off well, bowling in line, but Saha lights it up on the final ball. A cracking boundary. SRH: 8/0 (1 over)

21:10 (IST)27 Sep 2021
SRH to chase 165 for victory

Riyan Parag is out for a one-ball duck. 2 wickets fall in the last over. RR end with 164/5 in their 20 overs.

21:07 (IST)27 Sep 2021
Samson out for 82

SRH end their innings with their seamers, who manage to keep the boundaries down but Samson and Lomror keep the strike rotating. Samson becomes the highest run-getter of IPL 2021. But departs in the last over. For 82.

RR 161/4 after 19.2

20:49 (IST)27 Sep 2021
Samson smashes another 50

Samson gets to his half century with what is the best shot of the innings so far. 20 runs come off the Kaul over in the 16th as Samson ends the over with two sixes. 

RR 133/3 after 16

20:41 (IST)27 Sep 2021
Deadpan Bayliss

“The plan was not to give them width,” Trevor Bayliss, the Sunrisers Hyderabad coach, said at the end of the 7th over. Before adding, “Unfortunately, we gave them some”. Full marks for the deadpan delivery, Bayliss.

Much like him, the captain Kane Williamson showed immense poise not to stand on the middle of the pitch and tear his hair out or shout some cuss words. It was such a low-quality performance that they were lucky to have given away just 49 runs in the six overs of power play.

Probably, a more confident batting unit could have gone at 10 per over. Nearly every bowler from Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, and Siddarth Kaul were guilty of bowling on both sides of the wicket. And generous with their lengths too. Luckily, for them Jason Holder held his nerves and bowled a parsimonious fifth, giving just four runs. Something is clearly not right in the camp and it goes far beyond David Warner's removal as captain and now, ejection from the team.

20:28 (IST)27 Sep 2021
Samson keeps losing partners

Sandeep Sharma got the breakthrough to get rid of Yashasvi in the 9th over. Jaiswal falls for 36. Livingstone comes in at 4 and goes out soon enough, falls cheaply again. Lomror now joins skipper Samson as Rashid Khan keeps things tight.

RR 83/3 after 12

19:59 (IST)27 Sep 2021
End of a WarnEra?

And quiet flowed the cap. Jason Roy was all smiles to get his Sunrisers Hyderabad cap, at the expense of the team's erstwhile talisman and captain David Warner. After losing captaincy mid-tournament to Kane Williamson, Warner was out of the team, nowhere near the SRH huddle even.

The rumour mill went full throttle about a dressing-room discord, when the Australian opener was relieved of his captaincy duty. And after the axe today, Greame Swann mentioned on air that he didn't see a way back for the 34-year-old. If that is the case, then it's the end of an era at the Deccan. Over 12 seasons in the IPL and 5,449 runs, the left-hander has had been a titan. He led SRH to their only IPL title yet. But this season has been average, just 195 runs from eight matches and in the ruthless world of franchise cricket, that was that for the woodenspooners.

Spare a thought for Roy though. He didn't get a game in the first phase. But a T20 career strike-rate of 143 holds the explosive English opener in good stead.

19:50 (IST)27 Sep 2021
Jaiswal, Samson power RR forward

A wicket maiden to start from Bhuvi. Sandeep Sharma gets clobbered for a few boundaries in his 2nd over too. Bhuvi is more expensive in his second over though. Both Jaiswal and Samson get a boundary each off him.

RR 33/1 after 4

19:38 (IST)27 Sep 2021
Bhuvneshwar gets early wicket

We begin tonight's match. 11 runs come off the first over. Both openers get a boundary in the first over. Bhuvneshwar strikes with his first ball though. A mistimed shot and a catch. Evin Lewis is gone! Sanju Samson forced to come in early again.

RR 11/1 after 1.1

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