Jos Buttler scored a scintillating maiden century, as Rajasthan Royals thumped Sunrisers Hyderabad by 55 runs in Delhi on Sunday.
After being sent in to bat by new SRH skipper Kane Williamson, Rashid Khan drew first blood by trapping young Yashasvi Jaiswal LBW for 12.
Buttler along with skipper Sanju Samson added 150 runs for the second wicket stand. The duo took on Sunrisers bowlers by smashing them to all parts of the ground. Vijay Shankar finally broke the stand by dismissing Samson for 48 caught at long off by Abdul Samad.
The England wicket keeper batsman scored a belligerent 124 to take Rajasthan to a massive score of 220/3. His knock came off 64 balls with 11 fours and 8 sixes.
Chasing 221, Sunrisers’ opening pair of Jonny Bairstow and Manish Pandey got their team off to a flying start. The duo added 57 runs before the latter was bowled by Mustafizur Rahman for 31. The dangerous Bairstow was caught at long on by Anuj Rawat off Rahul Tewatia for 30.
Vijay Shankar skied an off-cutter from Chris Morris to long-on. Skipper Kane Williamson perished to a short ball from Kartik Tyagi to Chris Morris at deep midwicket.
Mohammad Nabi smashed Tewatia for two sixes before being undone by a slower delivery from Mustafizur. Wickets tumbled at regular intervals as Sunrisers finished at 165/8, giving Rajasthan a comfortable 55 run win.
Chris Morris and Mustafizur Rahman claimed 3 wickets each for RR.
Jos Buttler was declared the Man of the Match for his sparkling knock.