A high-scoring game was witnessed at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium at Hyderabad, as SRH chased down 198 runs to register their first win in the tournament.
Led by Sanju Samson’s 102 runs that came in 55 balls, Rajasthan notched up 198 for the loss of just 2 wickets, but a blistering innings from David Warner and Jonny Bairstow upfront, along with vital contributions from Vijay Shankar, Yusuf Pathan and Rashid Khan with the bat ensured that the target was chased down with 5 wicket and 6 balls to spare.
Great effort from the boys to come back strongly after the last game and register the @SunRisers ‘ highest ever successful run chase in the IPL. Top class bowling from Rashid & some brilliant strokeplay from Warner, Bairstow & Vijay Shankar. May we keep up this momentum #SRHvRR pic.twitter.com/jPIhzk5F9f
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) March 29, 2019
Here is how the four uncapped players in the game fared.
Krishnappa Gowtham (Rajasthan Royals)
The player got only two overs to bowl and hardly made an impact as he was ripped away by Warner and Bairstow in the powerplay overs. He erred in line and length, consistently offering width to the batters, as the experienced English – Aussie duo took 25 runs off him. Warner was especially harsh on the youngster, hitting Gowtham’s very first ball in the game for a four and then went on to hit him for two more fours and a six. Rahane thus decided not to let him complete his quota of overs.
Shreyas Gopal (Rajasthan Royals)
Gopal did not get a chance to bat but was effective with the ball, as he scalped 3 wickets in his 4 overs, conceding 27 runs in the interim. He did start off slow, getting hit for a four and a six by Bairstow but got his revenge soon after as he sent back the English opener with a flighted delivery that was outside the off stump. Once he got his first wicket, he was on fire, as he got two more scalps in the next four deliveries – getting Shankar with a lovely googly and then immediately sending back Pandey, who was out to yet another googly.
Shahbaz Nadeem (Sunrisers Hyderabad)
The player who was traded from Delhi to SRH for IPL 2019 came into the team as a like-for-like replacement of Shakib Al Hasan. However, he failed to create much of an impact, and to be fair, was not aided by the pitch either. Nadeem went for 36 runs in his 3 overs at 12 runs per over, and though he managed to get Rahane out with a back of a length delivery that deceived the Indian star, it was too little too late.
Rahul Tripathi (Rajasthan Royals)
The player did not get an opportunity to contribute with the bat, as the duo of Samson and Rahane set the stage up perfectly. He did not get to bowl either.
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