Keeping their slim hopes for the playoffs alive, Rajasthan Royals trumped Sunrisers Hyderabad to a 7-wicket victory at the Sawai Mansingh stadium. It was a clinical performance from the home team, having won the toss and selected to bowl first. With top wicket-taker Jofra Archer not around, the domestic pacers took upon the responsibility to scalp wickets.
Jaydev Unadkat, who has been under intense criticism for his skyrocketing economy rates, turned up with a Man of the Match performance with figures of 2/26. Ironically, the Saurashtra captain also had the lowest economy rate of 6.50. The rising Varun Aaron, one of the finds of IPL – Shreyas Gopal and West Indian Oshane Thomas – all had 2 wickets apiece as RR restricted SRH for a modest 160/8.
The batsman then executed their job of chasing the target. While Sanju Samson topped the scoresheet with an unbeaten knock of 48 runs, it was an incoming Liam Livingstone who stole the limelight. The 25-year-old Englishman scored a sublime innings of 44 runs from 26 balls to help his team’s cause.
With the impressive victory, Rajasthan Royals leapfrogged KKR to the 6th place in the league table. With 10 points, they are now tied with SRH and KXIP on points for the fourth place (although they have played one game extra).
So as things stand, it seems that all the 4 teams (SRH, KXIP, RR, KKR) are all battling for the fourth spot and things can go anyways. Whatever be the end result, it is only going to be crazy entertainment for the cricket fans.
Here is how the fans reacted to Rajasthan Royals stunning victory:
— Chennai Super Kings – CSK | MS Dhoni (@Navin_Air) April 27, 2019
RR fans right now : pic.twitter.com/7vwo6ULPj2
— Wicked_Viky ? (@Vivek_in_Anand) April 27, 2019
— ?§umį? (@olomolo_Sumi) April 27, 2019
— SAMRAAT (@DynamiteXI) April 27, 2019
— Siddharth Jha (@jha_siddhus91) April 27, 2019
While many appreciated Sanju Samson and Jaydev Unadkat, many others admired Ashton Turner for taking that “Big” leap and scoring a run after 3 golden ducks. Here are the hilarious reactions :
— Nagamani Cns (@CNS_NAGAMANI) April 27, 2019
— Jayanta Kumar Deka (@jaan8588) April 27, 2019
Jaydev Unadkat's first Man of the Match award for Rajasthan Royals in 25 matches, after being bought for 11.5 crores last year and 8.5 crores in this year's auction. #RRvSRH
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) April 27, 2019
Ashton Turner feeling after open his account – "you all need 50 or 100 to trend in twitter, but I need only "1" run to rule the twitter like a boss"??#RRvSRH #IPL2019 #IPLT20 pic.twitter.com/ohpDikvZTO
— S I V A (@sivachinta214) April 27, 2019
— Kiran A (@ashkir2001) April 27, 2019
1st run for Ashton Turner in IPL today. Khushi ke aansu. ??#RRvSRH
— ®© ? (@Rinki_ii) April 27, 2019
— The Dude (@TheDudeOffl) April 27, 2019
— Abhimanyu mathur (@abhi78910) April 27, 2019
— Err. Ripunj (@ripunj) April 27, 2019