Rajasthan Royals (RR) misplaced their recreation in opposition to Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 4 wickets in a last-ball thriller on the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Sunday, Might 7.
This got here after RR pacer Sandeep Sharma did not defend 17 runs within the final over. He had nearly gained the sport for the Royals however then bowled a no-ball off the last word supply when SRH required a 4 off the final ball. Abdul Samad held his nerves to hit a six to complete off the final ball to supply one of the crucial thrilling victories of IPL 2023.
That got here at the same time as RR posted 214/2. Jos Buttler smashed 95 off 59 balls at a strike fee of 161.02, together with 4 sixes and 10 boundaries. Sanju Samson additionally hit 66 off 38 deliveries, together with 5 maximums and 4 boundaries. Yashasvi Jaiswal too chipped in with 35 off 18. For SRH, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Marco Jansen took solitary wickets.
Chasing 215, Abhishek Sharma (55 off 34) and Anmolpreet Singh (33 off 25) gave an ideal begin to SRH. Rahul Tripathi (47 off 29) and Heinrich Klassen (26 off 12) saved SRH within the hunt. Glenn Phillips (25 off 70 and Abdul Samad (17 off 7) then present a late flourish to win the sport for Hyderabad.
Yuzvendra Chahal emerged because the choose of the bowlers for RR, returning with figures of 4/29. Ravichandran Ashwin and Kuldip Yadav took one wicket apiece.
Followers trolled RR and Sandeep Sharma for dropping the sport off the ultimate supply. One consumer tweeted:
“When life offers you a chance to be an uncapped participant within the IPL. Be Abdul Samad, not Riyan Parag.”
Listed below are a few of the different greatest Twitter reactions:
It wasn’t excellent batting from SRH however poor bowling and fielding from RRs . #RRvsSRHIt wasn’t excellent batting from SRH however poor bowling and fielding from RRs . #RRvsSRH
Sanju Samson backs Sandeep Sharma however laments no ball error
Sanju Samson mentioned that he backed Sandeep Sharma to bowl the ultimate over following his heroics in opposition to Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK). He, nevertheless, sounded disenchanted with the no-ball because the right-arm pacer did not execute it ultimately.
Talking within the post-match present, Samson mentioned:
“I used to be assured with Sandeep (defending the ultimate over). He has gained us a recreation from the same scenario (in opposition to CSK). He did it once more at the moment, however that no-ball ruined our outcome. Sandeep is aware of what to do.”
“Possibly there could be a small change in mindset for just a few seconds once you really feel that the job is completed. Everybody was celebrating, however I believe that is the character of this recreation. You may’t step the road at that time of time. With the goal we posted, you possibly can solely really feel glad when you win the sport proper. In no way glad in the mean time.”
RR will now look to return to profitable methods in opposition to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Thursday, Might 11.
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