Sanju Samson says, and this is not verbatim: “Matches like this make IPL special. You can never never feel you have won the game until you have won it. I was confident in Sandeep, but that no-ball… They batted sensibly, and credit has to go to them the way they batted. Life is never easy playing this format in this tournament. You have to be at your best each and every game. We will come back and do it all over again.
Aiden Markram says, and this is not verbatim: The emotions changed quite quickly. Nice for us to get over the line. Everyone contributed. We knew on a quick outfield like this we could catch up. Abhishek got off to a great start, Tripathi kept the momentum going, and you only need a few cameos after that. I wish I could answer how Phillips and Samad do what they did.
Glenn Phillips’ cameo has won him the Player-of-the-Match. He says, and this is not verbatim: It was a situation where it can go only one of two ways. At the end of the day, we are trying to do a job. On another day I might not get that. At the end of the day, that ball that I got out to was the one I should have hit the most. I was disappointed that I didn’t hit the actual slot ball. Thankfully Samad finished it off, and we were also lucky with the no-ball.
Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Highlights today, Sunday 7-5-2023. 52nd Match (N), Indian Premier League 2023, Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur.
Sanju Samson has won the toss, and RR will be batting first.
Rajasthan Royals team: JC Buttler, YBK Jaiswal, SV Samson*†, JE Root, DC Jurel, SO Hetmyer, R Ashwin, Sandeep Sharma, M Ashwin, K Yadav, YS Chahal
Sunrisers Hyderabad team: Abhishek Sharma, RA Tripathi, AK Markram*, H Klaasen†, GD Phillips, Abdul Samad, M Jansen, Vivrant Sharma, M Markande, B Kumar, T Natarajan
Head to Head In T20’s: 17
Rajasthan Royals Won: 9
Sunrisers Hyderabad Won: 8
(last five completed Matches, most recent first)
Rajasthan Royals LLWLL
Sunrisers Hyderabad LWLLL
Match Timings: 2:00 PM GMT | 7:30 PM Local
Umpires – Nitin Menon, Vinod Seshan
TV Umpire – Virender Sharma
Match Referee – Javagal Srinath
Reserve Umpire – VM Dhokre
Match number – IPL 2023 – 52nd Match
Pitch and weather: The match will be played on the same strip that was used in Friday night’s match, which looks increasingly dry. Aiden Markram, Sunrisers’ captain, said the game “was on in the background” as he settled into his Jaipur hotel room. “It was a low-scoring game, but we saw with Gujarat’s innings, when they batted, that it’s still a pitch you can score runs on.”
The forecast suggests Sunday will be a warm day, with temperatures in the high 30s degrees Celsius.