IPL 2022 – SRH set the record for the lowest powerplay score in the tournament’s history
On March 29, match 5 of the IPL 2022 between the Sunrisers Hyderabad and the Rajasthan Royals saw the third 200-plus score in this season as the RR batters played with the SRH bowlers on a normal batting wicket at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Jos Buttler combined 58 runs for the first wicket after being put in to bat.
Despite the fact that both openers were disqualified, the duo created a solid platform on which the others capitalized and scored at a rapid pace. Sanju Samson and new recruit Devdutt Padikkal combined for 73 runs for the third wicket. Samson scored 55 runs off 27 deliveries, while Padikkal scored 41 off 29 balls. Shimron Hetmyer’s late-inning finishing flourishes powered the 2008 champions to a magnificent 210/6 from their 20 overs.
The Orange Army, on the other hand, was never really in the run chase because they lost their top-order in the necessary powerplay overs. While Kane Williamson and Abhishek Sharma were both bowled for single digits, senior batsman Rahul Tripathi was despatched without even bothering the scoreboard. Hyderabad was finally defeated by a 61-run margin. Despite the fact that Williamson was fired in a contentious manner, his club set an unfavorable record in powerplay overs, and without further ado, here’s a look at what really happened.
After being reduced to 14/3 in the first six overs, SRH was not only in a dismal position from then on, but they have also grabbed the lead in scoring the lowest-ever powerplay score in IPL history. Coincidentally, the Orange Army beat the 13-year record set by their evening’s opponents, the Rajasthan Royals, in the 2009 edition of the Indian Premier League, when they were reduced to 14/2 against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in Cape Town.
Surprisingly, the defending champions, Chennai Super Kings, are third, fourth, and fifth on the list. During a 2011 game at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, they were reduced to 15/2 against the Kolkata Knight Riders. Aside from that, the four-time champions were at 16/1 twice, once against Delhi in Raipur in 2015 and again four years later against RCB in Chennai.