Aiden Markram hit an unbeaten half-century as the Sunrisers Hyderabad suffered a 61-run defeat by the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL on Tuesday.
Royals captain Sanju Samson, playing his 100th match for the Royals, guided his team to 210-6 in Pune with a blistering 55.
The Royals bowlers – led by Prasidh Krishna, who rattled the top order, including dismissing skipper Kane Williamson for two – restricted Hyderabad to 149-7 despite 57* by Markram.
Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal claimed three wickets to reach 250 scalps in T20 matches and pace bowler Trent bowler took two wickets.
Samson, a wicketkeeper-batsman, remained the hero after he smashed three fours and five sixes in his 27-ball blitz and put on a key stand of 73 with Devdutt Padikkal, who made 41.
West Indies left-handed batsman Shimron Hetmyer hit 32 off 13 balls and recorded two sixes to take the Royals’ total past 200 after being put into bat first.
Hyderabad’s Umran Malik clocked speeds of over 148 km/h and claimed two wickets including English opener Jos Buttler, who survived a few reprieves including being caught behind on a no-ball in the opening over, for 35.
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