Jason Roy, playing his first IPL game for SRH in quite a while, displayed on Monday night what the world’s most captivating cricket league missed.
Roy’s 60 off 42 balls featured in Sunrisers Hyderabad’s seven-wicket win against Rajasthan Royals. With nine balls to go, at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The England opener couldn’t have expected a superior beginning to his innings with SRH. He got the cap instead of the out-of-form David Warner.
KANE: The Chasemaster
Captain Kane Williamson (51 not out) was content to play the supportive role during his second-wicket partnership of 57 with Roy. He dominated and directed his side to what exactly was just their second win.
Pursuing 165, SRH was given a lively beginning by Roy and Wriddhiman Saha, who added 57 in only five overs. In any case, the Royals captain Sanju Samson’s choice to present the left-arm spin of Mahipal Lomror. In the last over of the PowerPlay paid off.
Lomror’s first ball sneaked under the bat of Saha, who had stepped out. Just to find that keeper Samson had ousted the stumps. Yet, Williamson’s quiet nerves and sweet planning guaranteed that the Royals expected to hang tight for some time. Before they got another wicket in the name of Roy.
The opener, not long in the wake of hitting Rahul Tewatia for 21 runs and getting dropped in the same over. Lost his wicket giving getting practice to Samson behind the stumps off Chetan Sakariya.
However Priyam Garg too followed him to the pavillion for a duck. Abhishek Sharma (21 not out) assisted the ideal support to Williamson.
Prior, Samson lead from the front. Tragically for him, was not enough. Like his unbeaten 70 wasn’t against Delhi Capitals on Saturday. He made a fine 82 (57 balls) and added 56 for the second wicket with Yashasvi Jaiswal. The Royals could just oversee 21 off the last three overs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Siddarth Kaul working really hard at the end. Their experience and unplayable yorkers were enough to put brakes on Rajasthan’s ride.