The Sunrisers Hyderabad team played nine matches and won just one of them, also they will not qualify to the semi-finals. The Rajasthan Royals team can reach number four position in the points table by winning today’s match. The third most wicket-taker of the season is CH Morris with 14 wickets from the RR team. Mustafizur Rahman and C Sakariya took ten wickets each. SV Samson continues to perform like every season of the IPL. He scored 351 runs. JC Buttler scored 254 and S Dube 145. From the SRH team, Rashid Khan is the best bowler they have got, who took 12 wickets, JO Holder 6, and KK Ahmed 5. JM Bairstow scored 248 runs, MK Pandey 233, DA Warner 195.
Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Highlights today, Monday 27-09-2021 – 40th Match (N), Indian Premier League season 14th from Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
RR won the toss and chose to bat.
Samson: “Atmosphere suits here batting first… The last defeat was hard, and we are a much better team.”
Williamson: “Important we adapt quickly. Roy at the top comes in for Warner. I guess is today is something fresh. The young guys come in…”
IPL 2021 Points Table
Rajasthan Royals team: Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson, Liam Livingstone, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Chetan Sakariya, Jaydev Unadkat, Mustafizur Rahman.
Sunrisers Hyderabad team: Jason Roy, Wriddhiman Saha, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma.
“It was a decent score. The wicket was sticky, and they were bowling well. We could have got 10 or 20 more actually. The last overs was the difference – you can say that. I wanted to keep going, but we kept losing one or two wickets. We got the target which we were aiming for after the time-out. We definitely need to work a lot on our batting and bowling… We need to be at our best with each and every ball. We need to lift our standards.”
“I think it was a big opportunity for me because I was waiting for my chance. It is our first win in Dubai, so feeling really good. Throughout the match, I was just planning for this match. Kane was just telling me a lot of things – he is a great captain – and he was boosting my confidence. I said one, but later said no [during the mix-up]! How can I say in Hindi to Williamson?”
Post match presentation
Williamson, winning captain:
“Good feeling. We can say the performance was improved. There was clarity in roles too. Good to be on the right side. Want to build on this, want to see the younger players take their opportunity and enjoy the cricket. The last two overs with the ball were critical. Sanju batted outstanding and they were looking to score more but we managed to close them into a par-ish total. And then the partnership with the bat up top.
We weathered the storms against the slower bowlers. Roy is an injection of energy. He’s been on the sidelines but was always ready to go. He did what he does, great to see. Fantastic player, great contribution. We want to recover before the next game. A couple of days away, new venue, need to take on CSK, top of the table, tough to beat. But as we know every team in this tournament is good. Hopefully, we can play with a smile on our faces.”
Jason Roy, Player of the Match:
“Makes me extremely happy. Really grateful for the opportunity from Sunrisers. Have been training, and waiting hard. Grateful for this award too – we had some great performances today. Happy to get over the line. I had to kind of access different areas. Wasn’t as free-flowing the way I hope. It was a case of getting the team close to the total. Saha was instrumental in that partnership. Allowed me to relax early on.”