Jos Buttler’s swashbuckling innings of 95 went in vain as Rajasthan Royals went down to Sunrisers Hyderabad by 4 wickets at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Sunday.
After winning the toss and electing to bat first, Rajasthan openers Yashasvi Jaiswal and Buttler added 54 runs for the opening stand before the latter chipped a catch to T Natarajan at short third man off Marco Jansen for 35.
The England wicket keeper Buttler along captain Sanju Samson then added 138 runs for the second wicket before the former (95) was trapped leg before wicket by Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Samson scored a scintillating 66 off just 38 balls to lift Rajasthan to an imposing 214/2 in their 20 overs.
Chasing 215, Impact players Anmolpreet Singh and Abhishek Sharma got Sunrisers off to a brisk start. The pair added 51 runs for the opening wicket before the former was dismissed by Yuzvendra Chahal for 33.
Abhishek and Rahul Tripathi put on 65 runs for the second wicket before the former perished to Ravi Ashwin for a 34 ball-55.
Yuzvendra Chahal then struck a double blow by dismissing the well set Tripathi (47) and Aiden Markram (6) leaving their side in a spot of bother at 174/6.
Glenn Phillips then clobbered Kuldip Yadav for three consecutive sixes and a four before falling to a stunning catch by Shimron Hetmyer for a quickfire 7 ball-35.
With 17 needed off the final over, Abdul Samad smashed Sandeep for a maximum to bring the equation to five off the final delivery.
However there was some drama as Samad was caught at the boundary line by Jos Buttler but the umpire called it a no ball.
Samad then dispatched Sandeep Sharma for a six to give Sunrisers a thrilling 4 wicket win.