IPL 2022: 3 talking points as Rajasthan Royals completely dominates Sunrisers Hyderabad in their opening match

    Rajasthan Royals completed destroyed their opposition Sunrisers Hyderabad in their opening match of TATA IPL 2022. This far in the 15th season of the Indian Premier League, the chasing team has won, but for the first time in the present campaign, the defending team emerged victoriously, and the winning crown was awarded to the Rajasthan Royals. They batted first and put up a big score of 210 with the loss of 6 wickets, and limited SRH to 149 with the loss of 7 wickets, defeating them by 61 runs. Here are 3 facts that we witnessed from the match, leading Rajasthan Royals to win and completely dominating Sunrisers Hyderabad.

    Sunrisers Hyderabad balling plenty of no-balls

    The prime reason behind Sunrisers Hyderabad losing the match is because they bowled several no balls in their innings. Even one of the no-balls, had the wicket of Jos Buttler when Bhuveneshwas Kumar got him out at his initial phase, but it didn’t work out.

    Rajasthan Royal’s middle-order contributes well

    The middle order of Rajasthan Royals performed brilliantly which helped them to get past a mammoth total of 200. Apart from the openers including Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal, scoring 35 of 28, and 20 of 16 respectively, the middle order batsmen including Sanju Samson, Devdutt Padikkal, and Shimron Hetmyer, played some handsome knocks too. Skipper Samson scored a beautiful half-century scoring 55 off 27 balls and made a good partnership with Padikkal, who scored 41 of 29 balls. In the end, West-Indian power hitter Shimron Hetmyer scored a fast 32 of only 14 deliveries with 2 fours and 3 sixes.

    The Bowling Attack of the RRs

    Despite the fact that 200 is a huge score in the T20s, considering the earlier matches we saw in the TATA IPL 2022, big targets were chased down easily. However, in the RR vs SRH match, nothing like that happened as the bowling attack of the blues pushed the orange army to their back foot from the start of the second innings. The pace attack of Trent Boult and Prasidh Krishna picked up 4 wickets, with 2 each, and Yuzvendra Chahal picked up 3 of his own.

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