Vikas: “Importance of being 50/2 rather than 14/3 in a high scoring chase. SRH fell short only 60 and with some stability at the top, they might have even pulled this one off.”
11.11pm Make a wish, Royals fans, it’s 11.11. Will this be your year? Surely couldn’t have wanted a more dominating performance from your team first up. Prasidh Krishna and Trent Boult did the early damage, Yuzvendra Chahal ran through the middle order, and of course the batters tonked it high and mighty today. All their key players did a solid job, and they’ll hope the Coulter-Nile injury isn’t too serious either. As for the Sunrisers, they should save a couple of applauses for Markram and Sundar for saving them an embarrassment of what could easily have been a defeat of 100+ runs. Also, the jinx of batting first is finally broken. Pune produces the first successful batting defense in IPL 2022.
Parag to Markram, 1 run, good length, quite wide, almost on the tramline. Smacked to deep extra cover and Rajasthan Royals win by 61 runs as Sunrisers finish on 149.