New Delhi, May 2 (Agency) Jos Buttler’s scintillating maiden hundred powered Rajasthan Royals to 55-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 29th match of the IPL 2021, here on Sunday. Put into bat, opener Jos Buttler smashed a 64-ball 124, while skipper Sanju Samson made 48 off 33 balls as RR posted a huge total of 220/3 in the stipulated 20 overs. For SRH, spinner Rashid Khan (1/24), Vijay Shankar (1/31) and Sandeep Sharma (1/50) took one wicket each. Chasing a record 221 for victory, Hyderabad got off to a superb start as Manish Pandey and Jonny Bairstow added 57 runs in just 6.1 overs before Mustafizur Rahman cleaned up Pandey on 31.
Bairstow was the next SRH batsman to depart as Rahul Tewatia accounted for his wicket. Kane Williamson’s first outing as SRH captain in IPL 2021 was far from impressive as the Kiwi batsman scored a 21-ball 20 before Kartik Tyagi removed him. In the end, SRH were restricted to 165 for 8 in the 20 overs and lost the match by 55 runs. Mustafizur Rahman (3/20) and Chris Morris (3/29) picked three wickets each, while Kartik Tyagi (1/32) and Rahul Tewatia (1/45) took one apiece. With the win, the Royals moved up to fifth spot while SRH continued to stay at the bottom, having won only one match all season.
Brief score: Rajasthan Royals: 220 for 3 in 20 overs (Jos Buttler 124; Rashid Khan 1/24); Sunrisers Hyderabad: 165 for 8 in 20 overs (Manish Pandey 31; Mustafizur Rahman 3/20).