Jos Buttler’s maiden Twenty20 century propelled Rajasthan Royals to an imposing 55-run victory over a depleted Sunrisers Hyderabad team in the Indian Premier League on Sunday.
Kane Williamson, taking over the captaincy from David Warner, couldn’t change Hyderabad’s fortunes with the team still on just one win out of seven games at the half-way stage of the tournament.
Hyderabad, who dropped Warner, always lagged behind the huge target and finished at 165-8. Left-arm fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman picked up 3-20 while multi-million dollar signing Chris Morris took 3-29 for Rajasthan.
“It was a tough day and a very competitive total from Rajasthan,” Williamson said. “We’ve had a number of challenges over the last three weeks, but we keep fronting up and make adjustments.”
SRH Head Coach Trevor Bayliss has stated that they will continue with the same team that played against RR.
“Difficult decision, big decision but we wanted to try and change the makeup of the team. Try and help our bowlers with a few extra overs from another bowler. We have gone with Nabi in this game. Someone like Jason Holder in that middle order will help our pace bowling as well. We want to stick with the same team, rather than dropping players from one or two matches,” said Bayliss in a chat with Star Sports.