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Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals will lock horns in match 40 of IPL 2021 on Monday. While Rajasthan is placed in a better position than Hyderabad on the points table, Sunrisers Hyderabad is experiencing a terrible campaign. If the first half was tough, the UAE leg is no better for the Orange army. Watch SRH vs RR cricket action live from Dubai on YuppTV.
Sunday witnessed two high-intensity matches between Chennai and Kolkata and Bangalore vs Mumbai. CSK looks unstoppable at the moment and continues its winning streak in IPL 2021. Chennai defeated Kolkata Knight Riders in a last-over thriller by 2 wickets and grabbed the top spot on the points table. CSK’s Ravindra Jadeja all-around heroics helped the team edge past Kolkata in a nail-biting encounter in Abu Dhabi. Batting first, Kolkata scored 171 in their 20 overs, after losing their openers Gill and Venkatesh Iyer and skipper Eion Morgan quickly. In response, CSK started well as Faf Du Plessis, and Ruturaj gave a good start. Jadeja hammered Prasidh in the penultimate over with 2 sixes and 2 boundaries. Thakur and Chahar kept calm and did the finishing formalities in a thrilling last over.
In the other match, Bangalore slammed Mumbai to reclaim their position on the leaderboard. Harshal Patel’s hat-trick and Glenn Maxwell’s brilliant half-century helped Bangalore register a comprehensive 54-run victory. Harshal is the third RCB bowler to claim a hat-trick in the IPL for Royal Challengers. Earlier, pacer Praveen Kumar against Rajasthan Royals in 2010 and Samuel Badree against Mumbai in 2017 achieved this feat for RCB. Harshal Patel’s hat-trick is the third recorded against Mumbai Indians. Rohit Sharma for Deccan Chargers in 2009 and Badree for RCB in 2017 are two other bowlers.
Today’s match is crucial for Rajasthan to keep themselves active in the playoffs. A victory will help the Royals edge past Kolkata and Punjab, ahead of them due to a better run rate with the same points. Interestingly, four teams are in close combat for fourth place. SRH might drop David Warner and bring in English opener Jason Roy. Rajasthan batting is solely on skipper Sanju Samson, and it’s high time their middle-order should chip in.
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