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Cricket Highlights, 02 May: IPL 2021 (Match 28 & Match 29)

The 28th match of the IPL 2021 between Rajasthan Royals & Sunrisers Hyderabad, and the 29th match of the IPL 2021 between Delhi Capitals & Punjab Kings took place yesterday. Let’s have a look at the article to know about the exciting moments of the game.

IPL 2021 Match 28 (Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad)

Rajasthan Royals clinched their third win in the IPL stage by beating Sunrisers Hyderabad by a decent margin of 55 runs. English star Jos Buttler laid the foundation for the victory by scoring a great century with the bat. Then Mustafizur Rahman set the fire with the ball. Hyderabad could not get out of the losing circle with the combined attack in Rajasthan Royals’ bowling-batting department.

Sunrisers Hyderabad sent Rajasthan to the field after winning the toss. Kane Williamson went to the toss for the Sunrisers as the new captain. Rajasthan lost their first wicket by 17 runs. Then Jos Buttler made his first century in IPL on the second-wicket partnership of 150 runs with captain Sanju Samson. Before being bowled by Sandeep Sharma in the 19th over, he played devastating innings of 124 off 64 balls smashing 11 fours and 8 sixes. Captain Sanju scored 48 off 33 balls. Rajasthan scored 220 runs for 3 wickets in their devastating batting performances. 

In reply, Hyderabad bowed down at the beginning of chasing. Opener Manish Pandey scored the highest 31 runs for the team. Another opener, Jonny Bairstow, scored 30 off 21 balls. Captain Williamson (20) and the openers only could surpass 20 runs, no other batsman has touched the 20-run mark. Courtesy goes to the great bowling performance of Morris-Mustafiz. Morris conceded 29 runs in 4 overs even though he took 3 wickets. And Mustafiz gave only 20 runs to pick up 3 wickets. This is known as frugal bowling. Hyderabad lost 8 wickets in 20 overs and stopped at 165 runs. 

At the end of 7 matches, Rajasthan Royals has risen to the fifth position in the points table with 3 wins and 6 points. On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad is at the bottom of the points table with only 1 win in their 7 matches.


Rajasthan Royals – 220/3 (20.0)

Sunrisers Hyderabad – 165/8 (20.0)

Result – Rajasthan Royals won by 55 runs

Player of the Match – Jos Buttler

IPL 2021 Match 29 (Delhi Capitals vs Punjab Kings)

After defeating Punjab Kings by 7 wickets, Delhi Capitals have climbed up to the top of the points table again in the Indian Premier League. They are above all with 6 wins playing 8 matches and earning 12 points. Punjab is sixth with 6 points playing an equal number of matches. Punjab batted first at the world’s largest cricket stadium in Motera, Ahmedabad, and scored 166 runs. In reply, Delhi lost only 3 wickets and won the match with 14 balls in hand.

After losing the toss, Punjab batted first and lost two openers including Chris Gayle for only 35 runs. Then Mayank Agarwal fought alone given the charge of captaincy. Agarwal remained unbeaten on 99 off 58 balls hitting 8 fours and 4 sixes. None of the Punjab batsmen could score well except him. Dawid Malan’s one was the second-highest innings for the team, but it was quite slow. He made 26 runs from 26 balls. Rather than Mayank and Malan, only Chris Gayle (13) and Prabhsimran Singh (12) could touch the double digits. Kagiso Rabada took the most wickets for Delhi (3-36, 4 overs).

Coming down to chase the target, Prithvi Shaw (39) made a pair of 63 runs with Shikhar Dhawan in 6.1 overs. Former Australia captain Steven Smith was dismissed for 25 off 22 balls when the team total was 111 runs. Captain Rishabh Pant returned to the pavilion with just 14 runs. Opener Shikhar Dhawan led the team to victory with Shimron Hetmyer, who came to bat at number five. In 6 fours and 2 sixes, Dhawan scored an unbeaten 69 off 47 balls. Though Delhi won the match, Mayank Agarwal of Punjab was awarded as the Man of the match.


Punjab Kings – 166/6 (20.0)

Delhi Capitals – 167/3 (17.4)

Result – Delhi Capitals by 7 wickets

Player of the Match – Mayank Agarwal


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