Bibhu Prasad Ray

On Thursday, the crowd in Hyderabad got their money’s worth after witnessing a thrilling encounter where Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Rajasthan Royals by 1 run. In the match, Indian swing bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar yet again proved why he is still regarded as one of finest T20 bowlers in the world. 

Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s brilliant last over tilted the match in favour of the hosts which helped Sunrisers win over table toppers Rajasthan Royals. 

It all started when Bhuveshwar Kumar dismissed Opener Jos Buttler and captain Sanju Samson for a duck which left Rajasthan Royals reeling for 21-2. 

Then it was Riyan Parag’s 77 and Jaiswal’s 67 which recovered the Rajasthan Royals innings from early setback. The two young Indian players showed enormous level of composure and resilience by playing proper counter-attacking cricket. 

Bhuvneshwar used all his experience for the last to trap Rovman Powell in front with a low full toss to witness one of the most memorable matches in IPL 2024. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has so far won the purple cap for SRH two times in 2016 and 2017. 

With this one run win over Rajasthan, Sunrisers Hyderabad have moved to the fourth spot with 12 points. Rajasthan Royals are still placed the top with 16 points.