Currently, Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) are locking horns with each other at the Rajib Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. After winning the toss, the RR skipper, Ajinkya Rahane decide to bat first and he opened the inning along with Jos Buttler. During the toss, SRH skipper, Kane Williamson, revealed that they have made one change as Shakib Al Hasan made way for him, but Rajasthan made no changes in their squad.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowling to Sanju SamsonButtler and Rahane started very slow as a result of that the former dismissed quite early in the innings by Rashid Khan. Then came Sanju Samson who smashed the first century of IPL 2019. He stitched as many as 119 runs for 2nd wicket with Rahane and 64 runs for the third wicket with Ben Stokes.
Samson started his carnage in the 18th over when he smacked 24 runs off Bhuvaneshwar Kumar with the help of six and 4 fours. Because of that over, they were able to reach the total of 198/2 in their quota of 20 overs.
During the chase, David Warner and Jonny Bairstow and gave the hosts the much-needed start by smashing 69 runs off the powerplay itself. However, both of them later on, got dismissed as Stokes got the wicket of Warner in the 10th over, while Shreyas Gopal dismissed Bairstow in the next over. But a lot of credit for that wicket should go to the brilliant catch of Dhawal Kulkarni.
On the final delivery of the over, Gopal delivered a full ball outside off and Bairstow smacked it flat towards only to be caught by Kulkarni. Who skipped up at long-off and stretches his hands back to hold on to the catch. It was a phenomenal effort from him. The catch becomes more special as in the previous over, Kulkarni had dropped the same batsman
Here is the video of the same:
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