IPL 2022  –  TODAY’S SCHEDULE (30.03.2022)

Match No.DateMatch DetailsVenueTime
6March 2022, 30RCB vs KKRDr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai7:30 PM

Indian Premier League 2022 | Rajasthan Royals crush SRH by 61 runs, start campaign on rousing note

RR got the better of SRH in every department

It is re-energised Rajasthan Royals attacked from the outset and inflicted on Sunrisers Hyderabad a 61-run hammering to begin their campaign in IPL-15 on a rousing note here on Tuesday.

In every department RR got the better of SRH after skipper Sanju Samson led from the front with a scintillating 27-ball 55 to power his team to an imposing 210 for six.

Smarting from the pounding in the first half of their opening fixture, SRH failed to pose any serious threat to RR after a disastrous start to their innings, which saw them slip to 9/3 and then 29/4.

In the end, Kane Williamson’s (2) team was stopped at 149 for seven, with the captain himself enduring a bad day in office.

SRH wouldn’t have got even that many had it not been for Aiden Markram’s unbeaten 57 and Washington Sundar’s 14-ball 40, the latter somewhat making up with the willow after his forgettable outing with the ball.

SRH’s top-order batting was in stark contrast to Samson and Devdutt Padikkal (41 off 29 balls; 4×4; 6×2), who added 73 runs for the third wicket off 41 balls, before Shimron Hetmyer used his brute power to clobber 32 in only 13 deliveries and take RR past 200.

Samson’s six-hitting prowess was on display as he struck five maximums and three boundaries, sparing no bowler during his entertaining stay in the middle.

Later Hetymar smashed three sixes to pile on SRH’s misery.

A clinical show by the bowlers, led by leg-spinner Yuzvedra Chahal (3/22 in 4 overs), then completed the task for RR.

Rajasthan Royals

210 / 6 (20.0/ 20)

SRH  149 / 7  (20.0 / 20)

Rajasthan Royal beat Sunrise Hyderabad by 61 runs

Sanju Samson


Sanju Samson  (55 / 27)

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