result
28th Match (D/N), Delhi, May 2 2021, Indian Premier League
(20 ov, target 221)165/8
Royals won by 55 runs
player of the match
Jos Buttler
Rajasthan Royals
end of over 207 runs
SRH: 165/8CRR: 8.25 
Bhuvneshwar Kumar14 (10)
Sandeep Sharma8 (6)
Chetan Sakariya4-0-38-0
Chris Morris4-0-29-3

7.40pm That's a wrap of this game. You can follow ball-by-ball commentary for the Capitals-Kings match with Varun Shetty here. Until next time, stay safe and cheers.

Buttler, Player of the Match: I think sometimes you have to swallow your ego when you're not in perfect touch. You have to give yourself time and find your way. I tried to stay in and keep the belief that something will click. It's a small ground. The more balls you face you can capitalise in the end. That's been the theme of the IPL - players who are consistent have shown us. I pride myself on my performance for the team. We haven't played our best cricket, hopefully for myself and the team we can kick on in the back half of the tournament.

7.37pm Samson: Absolutely, it's always a pleasure to bat with Jos. When Jos goes on, it's always a good sight for us. I think it was a very clinical performance. We started well in the powerplay and just stuck to our plans. It can be a funny game and they have some hitters in their line-up. I think we haven't won as many matches as we would have liked, but it can be funny in the IPL. One ball can change the result. It doesn't matter if I am in form, I want to contribute in a better and dominant way and help my team win.

7.15pm Thumping victory for the Rajasthan Royals - one that was beautifully set up by Buttler's maiden T20 ton. Samson's men move up to fifth. On the other hand, SRH remain rooted to the bottom of the points table. Warner appears a frustrated figure again; he gets sympathetic hugs from Khaleel and other team-mates. Bairstow and Pandey forged a fifty opening stand, but SRH's middle order fell away once again. They eventually lose by 55 runs, which will also hurt their net run-rate.


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Williamson: It was a tough day and a very competitive total from Rajasthan. Jos was outstanding and had his day out. With the bat, you need a few things to go your way. For us, we've had a number of challenges over the last three weeks, but we keep fronting up and make adjustments. Jos and Sanju are key threats in their side, so we wanted to bowl Rashid to bowl as many deliveries to them as possible. It's character-building for us. Fine margins and this game can change quickly. Exceptional batting from Rajasthan, but we need to build on a few things. A number of leaders in the group and it's important we stay right. He's a world-class player, all cards are on the table, and I'm sure a number of conversations will be had [Will Warner be back in the XI at some point?]

Sampath: SRH losing by 50+ runs margin in IPL

77 runs vs CSK, Hyderabad, 2013

72 runs vs KXIP, Sharjah, 2014

55 runs vs RR, Delhi, Today


19.6
1
Sakariya to Bhuvneshwar, 1 run

Sakariya finishes it with an accurate yorker, dug out for one

19.5
1
Sakariya to Sandeep, 1 run

back of a length on middle, leading-edged into the off side

Unpajure: "Fizz's chance of performance is mostly due to the change of wickets. He does really well on pitches that grip a bit. Not a lot of that sort in NZ."

19.4
1
Sakariya to Bhuvneshwar, 1 run

back of a length on middle and leg, another slower ball, which is knocked away to the right of long-on

19.3
4
Sakariya to Bhuvneshwar, FOUR runs

lifter outside off, gets big on Bhuvneshwar, but he manages to fence it away between backward point and short third man for four

Sagar: "@Seazon: This is India, Fizz is very used to the conditions. He barely played in NZ."

19.2
Sakariya to Bhuvneshwar, no run

another slower cutter, which is nicked to the right of Samson. Good save from the keeper

19.1
Sakariya to Bhuvneshwar, no run

Bhuvneshwar slogs at this slower one outside off and misses

end of over 199 runs
SRH: 158/8CRR: 8.31 RRR: 63.00 • Need 63 runs from 6b
Bhuvneshwar Kumar8 (5)
Sandeep Sharma7 (5)
Chris Morris4-0-29-3
Mustafizur Rahman4-0-20-3
18.6
1
Morris to Bhuvneshwar, 1 run

back of a length and outside off, this slower ball is dabbed to backward point

Peter: "A predictable result when you drop your captain and one of the best T20 batsman in the world."

18.5
4
Morris to Bhuvneshwar, FOUR runs

Bhuvneshwar rides the bounce of this short ball outside off and glides a four between backward point and short third man

18.4
1
Morris to Sandeep, 1 run

backs away outside leg and drives to long-off from a middle-stump line

18.3
1
Morris to Bhuvneshwar, 1 run

back of a length and angling into leg stump, miscued to long-on

Manu Ajmani: "The only thing SRH can do is not lose anymore wickets and maybe play for net runrate hoping for other teams to lose as well. Benefit of doubt to KW for his first game as captain but you can't have Nabi in the team and bowl 1 over (granted he went for runs) while Holder is warming the bench. I feel they should gamble with both KW and Johny manning the middle and maybe give young Priyam Garg to open with Manish Pandey with all the freedom. Shake it up a bit more! Surprise the opposition! "

18.2
1
Morris to Sandeep, 1 run

Sandeep backs away outside leg, Morris chases the moving batsman and keeps him to a single to long-on

18.1
1
Morris to Bhuvneshwar, 1 run

slower ball, full and dips on middle stump, flicked through midwicket

Seazon: "Mustafiz was pretty poor in NZ for Bangladesh. His performance is completely opposite in the IPL! Interesting turn around. Curious what changed! "