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Chahal, Boult lead Royals to 72 runs victory over Sunrisers in Tata IPL 2023

In the Tata IPL 2023 opener, Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and chose to bowl against Rajasthan Royals on 2 April in Hyderabad.

RR batting order led by Yashasvi Jaiswal and Jos Buttler dominated from the very beginning and thrashed the SRH bowlers left, right and centre.

Both Jaiswal (54) and Buttler (54) scored their half centuries. Also, Sajnu Samson (55) too scored his half century. This led the Rajasthan Royals to score a massive 203 runs after losing 5 wickets in just 20 overs.

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For SRH, Fazalhaq Farooqi and T Natarajan took 2 wickets each, while Umran Malik clinched one wicket.

Chasing 204, SRH had a patchy start and lost 5 wickets in just 10 overs. Following this, the batting order of SRH collapsed and RR won the match by 72 runs.

Apart from Abdul Samad (32) and Mayank Agarwal (24), no batter could stand on the pitch for long.

RR bowlers Yuzvendra Chahal took 4 wickets, Trent Boult took 3 wickets, while Jason Holder and Ravichandran Ashwin took one wicket each.

Here’s the final scorecard:

RR batting:

Ravichandran Ashwin* 1(2)

Shimron Hetmyer* 22(16)

Sanju Samson 55(32)

Yashasvi Jaiswal 54(37)

Jos Buttler 54(22)

Riyan Parag 7(6)

Devdutt Padikkal 2(5)

SRH bowling:

Bhuvneshwar Kumar 0/36 (3)

Fazalhaq Farooqi 2/41 (4)

Washington Sundar 0/31 (3)

T Natarajan 2/23 (3)

Adil Rashid 0/33 (4)

Umran Malik 1/32 (3)

SRH batting:

Abdul Samad* 32(31)

Umran Malik* 19(8)

Bhuvneshwar Kumar 6(10)

Adil Rashid 18 (13)

Mayank Agarwal 24(19)

Washington Sundar 1(5)

Harry Brook 13(21)

Abhishek Sharma 0(3)

Rahul Tripathi 0(2)

Glenn Phillips 8(6)

RR bowling:

Trent Boult 2/21(4)

KM Asif 0/15(3)

Jason Holder 1/16(3)

Ravichandran Ashwin 1/27(4)

Yuzvendra Chahal 4/17(4)

Navdeep Saini 0/34(2)

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