Rajasthan lost because of Ashwin's mistake..!?

Rajasthan Royals lost to Sunrisers hyderabad in the second qualifying match of the play-off round of the 2024 IPL series. Many people are criticizing the rajasthan team's spin bowler Ashwin as the main reason for this defeat. In this match, rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to bowl first. Trent Boult bowls the first over for rajasthan Royals. Expecting a fast bowler to bowl the next over, Ashwin bowled the second over. Ashwin bowled two consecutive overs. He conceded 25 runs in those two overs and did not lose a single wicket. Instead, Trent Boult took three wickets in his first three overs. In this situation, if another fast bowler bowled instead of Ashwin, surely Sunrisers hyderabad would not have been able to accumulate more runs in the power play overs.

As the pitch was timed at the Chepaukm ground where the match took place, spin bowling was favored. In that sense, the critics said that if the rajasthan Royals team had Ashwin and chahal bowl 8 consecutive overs after the first 8 overs, it would have increased the pressure on the hyderabad team. Ashwin conceded 43 runs in four overs in this match. Didn't drop a single wicket. Therefore, they are criticizing the failure of the veteran Ashwin in this match as the reason for the defeat of the rajasthan team and that he would have volunteered to bowl in the power play overs as he played in his hometown Chennai.

In this match, hyderabad scored 175 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 20 overs, while rajasthan Royals, who batted next, scored only 139 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in 20 overs. After winning by 36 runs, Sunrisers hyderabad advanced to the final of IPL 2024.

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