IPL 2021: Twitter Reacts As Jos Buttler's Blistering Ton Guides Rajasthan Royals To A Thumping Win Over SunRisers Hyderabad

IPL 2021: Twitter Reacts As Jos Buttler’s Blistering Ton Guides Rajasthan Royals To A Thumping Win Over SunRisers Hyderabad

Kartik Tyagi
Kartik Tyagi. (Credits: Twitter)

A sensational maiden T20 hundred by Jos Buttler [124 off 64 balls] and an all-round bowling effort has helped Rajasthan Royals beat SunRisers Hyderabad by 55 runs in Delhi.

Needing 221 to win, SunRisers Hyderabad got their team off to a blazing start after having managed just 14 runs in the first three overs.

Manish Pandey
Manish Pandey and Jonny Bairstow [Image-IPLT20]
Jonny Bairstow broke the shackles by smashing Chetan Sakariya for a six and a couple of fours on three consecutive deliveries before Manish Pandey smoked a couple of sixes off Kartik Tyagi to rack up 46 runs in five overs.

Pandey backed it up a couple of fours in the next over bowled by Chris Morris as SunRisers Hyderabad finished the powerplay at 0/57.

Manish Pandey
Manish Pandey. (Photo: BCCI)

Mustafizur Rahman [3/20] gave Rajasthan Royals the much-needed breakthrough as he knocked over Manish Pandey by taking the pace off on the first delivery after the powerplay.

Manish Pandey, in an attempt to flick the ball on the on-side, was undone by the change of pace by Mustafizur Rahman.

IPL 2021: Twitter Reacts As Jos Buttler's Blistering Ton Guides Rajasthan Royals To A Thumping Win Over SunRisers Hyderabad
Chris Morris after dismissing Vijay Shankar [Image-IPLT20]
His dismissal triggered a collapse as Jonny Bairstow (30 off 21) and Vijay Shankar (8 off 8) holed out against Rahul Tewatia and Chris Morris to leave SunRisers Hyderabad reeling at 3/85 after 10.4.

Wickets continued to tumble for SunRisers Hyderabad as they lose their skipper Kane Williamson for an underwhelming 21-ball 20 and then Mohammed Nabi, who after having smashed a couple of sixes and a four during his 5-ball 17, holed out in trying to get quick runs.

Kedar Jadhav continued to play yet another Test innings in a T20 even as his batting partners kept getting out while trying to up the ante.

Morris [3/29] dismissed both Abdul Samad [10 off 8 balls] and Kedar Jadhav [19 off 19 balls] in the 17th over but by then, the game had already been sealed and it was a matter of when and not if Rajasthan Royals will win. And, the wins was finally sealed in the last over by 55 runs.

 

Jos Buttler’s whirlwind maiden T20 ton propelled Rajasthan Royals to 220

Batting first, Rajasthan Royals got off to a poor start as they lost their opener Yashasvi Jaiswal in just the 3rd over of the innings.

Jaiswal, after having smashed Khan for a boundary, was pinned plumb in front after he failed to connect with the attempted pull shot.

Rajasthan Royals, SunRisers Hyderabad, Sanju Samson, Jos Buttler
Sanju Samson and Jos Buttler. (Credits: Twitter)

Sanju Samson, however, once again came out with attacking intent and even as Jos Buttler struggled in the first half of the innings, the Rajasthan Royals skipper ensured that his side posted 1/77 at the halfway mark.

Buttler, who managed his first 35 runs in 33 deliveries, finally cut loose as he smashed the likes of Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammad Nabi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the next five overs for as many as five fours and four sixes to rack up 95 in just 54 deliveries.

Sanju Samson (48 off 33), in an attempt to continue with the onslaught, holed out to Abdul Samad off the bowling of Vijay Shankar.

Jos Buttler, IPL
Jos Buttler [Image-IPLT20]
Buttler continued in his merry way as he smashed Shankar for another boundary before knocking a single to bring up his maiden T20 century.

This was Jos Buttler’s first hundred in his 282nd T20 innings and he celebrated that by smashing Sandeep Sharma for three sixes and a four in the 19th over to bring up Rajasthan Royals 200 before he was finally dismissed for a 64-ball 124.

Rajasthan Royals eventually finished with the highest total of the season- 3/220.

 

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