IPL 2019, RR vs SRH highlights: Rajasthan stun Hyderabad by 7 wickets

Rajasthan Royals. Photo: PTI
In match 45 of VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL 2019), Rajasthan Royals (RR) defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by seven wickets to end their home campaign on a winning note and theoretically keep alive their play-off chances at Sawai Mansingh Stadium on Saturday. Opting to bowl in a must-win match, Rajasthan first restricted Sunrisers to 160 for eight and then chased down the target in 19.1 overs. By virtue of this win, Rajasthan have now moved to the sixth position in the eight-team standings with 10 points from 12 games. But to stay in contention for a play-off berth, Rajasthan first must win their remaining two away games against Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 30 and Delhi Capitals on May 4 and then hope for favourable results from other matches. Despite the loss, Sunrisers have just managed to hold to their fourth place in the table with 10 points from 11 games.

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Chasing 161, Liam Livingstone (44 off 26) and Ajinkya Rahane (39 off 34) got Rajasthan off to a flying start with the former taking the attack to the opposition.

The duo raced off to 78 off 55 balls for the opening wicket, picking up 60 runs off the first six powerplay overs before Livingstone perished.

Livingstone was in a murderous mood as he didn't spare single Rajasthan bowler and struck four boundaries and three sixes during his explosive knock before departing in the 10th over, edging one to Wriddhiman Saha behind the stumps off Rashid Khan's (1/30) bowling.

An over later Rajasthan suffered yet another blow in the form of Rahane, caught by David Warner at long-off off Shakib Al Hasan (1/26).

Then Sanju Samson (48 not out off 32) and skipper Steve Smith (22) held fort and shared 55 runs in 5.3 overs to take Rajasthan within sniffing distance of win before the latter departed.

But by that time the damage had already been done for Sunrisers as Samson and Ashton Turner completed the formalities with ease.

Earlier, Manish Pandey hit a quick half-century before Sunrisers witnessed a middle-order collapse to be restricted to 160 for eight.

Sent into bat, Sunrisers got off too a good start even after the early dismissal of skipper Kane Williamson (13) with Warner and Manish Pandey sharing 75 runs off just 50 balls for the second wicket before losing the plot after the halfway stage.

Nicely placed 103 for one after 12 overs, Sunrisers lost their next seven wickets for just 44 runs before Rashid (17 not out off 8) played a short cameo towards the end to take the visitors to the 160-run mark.

Sunrisers lost Williamson early, cleaned up by Shreyas Gopal (2/30) with a googly in the fourth over.

Warner and Pandey then joined hands and played aggressively to stabilise the Sunrisers innings.

While Pandey was the aggressor of the two, Warner played the second fiddle.

Pandey reached his fifty in 27 balls with the help of eight fours but just when the partnership was looking threatening, a brilliant catch by Smith sent Warner packing.

Warner backed away a long way and tried to slap an Oshane Thomas (2/28) short delivery over extra cover but didn't time the shot perfectly and Smith ran back and dived full length to his right to hold on to a beautiful catch.

Warner's innings was a struggle as he scored 37 off 32 balls but failed to hit a single boundary.

Pandey continued his aggressive instinct and lofted Gopal over extra cover for an exquisite boundary. But the leg-spinner hand the last laugh as he dismissed Pandey in the very next ball, brilliantly caught by Samson as Sunrsiers slumped to 121 for three after 15 overs.

Pandey made a fine 61 off 36 balls with the help of nine boundaries.

Vijay Shankar (8) too perished cheaply, caught by Jaydev Unadkat off Varun Aaron (2/36) in the next over as the batsman went for a big shot.

Wickets kept on tumbling for Sunrisers after a fine first wicket stand between Warner and Pandey. The next to depart was Deepak Hooda for a duck caught one-handed off his own bowling by Unadkat (2/26) in the next over.

But Rashid took the onus on himself and garnered 18 runs off Aaron's final over to take Sunrisers to a respectable total.


12:03 AM IST Jaydev Unadkat is adjudged the Man of the Match for his outstanding effort on the field and bowling figures of 2/26  pic.twitter.com/ZhrDrzbF9v — IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 27, 2019

11:47 PM IST Another chase at the SMS, another victory for us! Liam's fireworks and Samson's calm head propelled us over the finish line. #HallaBol #RRvSRH #RR pic.twitter.com/am6ve356Zr — Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) April 27, 2019

11:39 PM IST That's that from Jaipur as the @rajasthanroyals register a victory by 7 wickets with 5 deliveries to spare.#RRvSRH pic.twitter.com/uL7TPNrd4K — IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 27, 2019

11:30 PM IST Shakid comes into the attack and Samson hits towards cow-corner and win the match for RR. 

11:29 PM IST Rajasthan Royals need 4 runs in 6 balls

11:29 PM IST Over Summary: 2 1 0 1 1L 0  ; RR: 157-3 Siddarth Kaul [3.0-0-44-0] is back into the attack   Ball 6: DOt to end the over   Ball 5: One leg byes for Royals.    Ball 4: A short delivery and Turner hits without any timing towards mid-on for a single.    Ball 3: Turner squeezes the yorker back to bowler, no run.    Ball 2: Samson hits the low full toss to deep mid-wicket for a single.    Ball 1: Samson works uppishly to mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 

11:24 PM IST Rajasthan Royals need 9 runs in 12 balls

11:23 PM IST Over Summary: 1 1L 0 0 1 1  ; RR: 152-3 Bhuvi continues    Ball 6: A quick single for Samson to end the over.    Ball 5: Turner guides towards third-man for a single.    Ball 4: DOT   Ball 3: DOT   Ball 2: One leg byes.    Ball 1: Ashton Turner clips towards backward square leg for a single and with this escape 5 innings Golden duck horror. 

11:20 PM IST Ashton Turner, right handed bat, comes to the crease

11:18 PM IST Over Summary: 4 1 4 1 1 W  ; RR: 148-3   Ball 6: A short delivery and Smith goes for hook and to edges to deep fine leg and somehow Kaul has hold of it.    Ball 5: Samson pushes to long-off for a single.    Ball 4: A single for Smith towards deep backward point   Ball 3: A couple of runs for Smith   Ball 2: Samson collects a single.   Ball 1: Samson hits first ball for FOUR. 

11:15 PM IST Over Summary: 1 Wd 1 0 0 2 0  ; RR: 137-2 Bhuvneshwar Kumar [2.0-0-14-0] is back into the attack and concedes only 5 runs. 

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Man of the match: Jaydev Unadkat

Rajasthan Royals beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 7 wickets

Over 19.1; Royals win

Shakid comes into the attack and Samson hits towards cow-corner and win the match for RR. 
Rajasthan Royals need 4 runs in 6 balls

Over 19

Over Summary: 2 1 0 1 1L 0  ; RR: 157-3

Siddarth Kaul [3.0-0-44-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: DOt to end the over
 
Ball 5: One leg byes for Royals. 
 
Ball 4: A short delivery and Turner hits without any timing towards mid-on for a single. 
 
Ball 3: Turner squeezes the yorker back to bowler, no run. 
 
Ball 2: Samson hits the low full toss to deep mid-wicket for a single. 
 
Ball 1: Samson works uppishly to mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 
Rajasthan Royals need 9 runs in 12 balls

Over 18

Over Summary: 1 1L 0 0 1 1  ; RR: 152-3

Bhuvi continues 
 
Ball 6: A quick single for Samson to end the over. 
 
Ball 5: Turner guides towards third-man for a single. 
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: One leg byes. 
 
Ball 1: Ashton Turner clips towards backward square leg for a single and with this escape 5 innings Golden duck horror. 
Ashton Turner, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Over 17

Over Summary: 4 1 4 1 1 W  ; RR: 148-3
 
Ball 6: A short delivery and Smith goes for hook and to edges to deep fine leg and somehow Kaul has hold of it. 
 
Ball 5: Samson pushes to long-off for a single. 
 
Ball 4: A single for Smith towards deep backward point
 
Ball 3: A couple of runs for Smith
 
Ball 2: Samson collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Samson hits first ball for FOUR. 

Over 16

Over Summary: 1 Wd 1 0 0 2 0  ; RR: 137-2

Bhuvneshwar Kumar [2.0-0-14-0] is back into the attack and concedes only 5 runs. 

Over 15

Over Summary: 2 2 2 1 4 1 ; RR: 132-2

Khaleel Ahmed [2.0-0-10-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: A single for Smith
 
Ball 5: Smith glances towards fine leg for FOUR. 
 
Ball 4: A single for Samson. 
 
Ball 3: A couple of runs for Samson. 
 
Ball 2: Rashid drops Samson and 2 runs taken
 
Ball 1: Samson collects a couple of runs. 
Rajasthan Royals need 34 runs in 32 balls

Over 14

Over Summary: 1 1 1 2 1 0  ; RR: 120-2

Rashid Khan [3.0-0-24-1] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: A single for Samson. 
 
Ball 4: A couple of runs for Samson 
 
Ball 3: Smith clips towards square leg for a single.
 
Ball 2: A single Samson towards short fine leg. 
 
Ball 1: Smith paddle scoops for a single. 

Over 13; CRR: 8.77 REQ: 6.71

Over Summary: 4 4 2 1 1 2  ; RR: 114-2 

Kaul continues
 
Ball 6: A full toss and Samson hits toward mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 
 
Ball 5: A yorkish length and Smith hits towards sweeper cover for a single. 
 
Ball 4: Samson works towards long-on for a single. 
 
Ball 3: A slow delivery and Samson flicks it to deep square leg for a couple of runs. 
 
Ball 2: A short delivery and Samson pulls it towards backward square leg for FOUR. 
 
Ball 1: Samson cuts through backward point for FOUR. 

Over 12; CRR: 8.33 REQ: 7.62

Over Summary: 2 2 W 1 2 4  ; RR: 100-2

Shakib Al Hasan [2.0-0-11-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Smith shimmers down the wicket and hits towards cow corner uppishly for FOUR
 
Ball 5: Smith collects a couple of runs. 
 
Ball 4: Samson hits towards sweeper cover for a single.

Steven Smith, right handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 3: Rahane tries to go big this time but doesn't get a elevation and holed up to long-off. Rahane c Warner b Shakib 39(34) [4s-4 6s-1]
 
Ball 2: Rahane picks a couple of runs towards deep mid-wicket. 
 
Ball 1: Rahane collects a couple of runs to a tad wide of long-on

Over 12; CRR: 8.33 REQ: 7.62

Over Summary: 2 2 W 1 2 4  ; RR: 100-2

Shakib Al Hasan [2.0-0-11-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Smith shimmers down the wicket and hits towards cow corner uppishly for FOUR
 
Ball 5: Smith collects a couple of runs. 
 
Ball 4: Samson hits towards sweeper cover for a single.

Steven Smith, right handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 3: Rahane tries to go big this time but doesn't get a elevation and holed up to long-off. Rahane c Warner b Shakib 39(34) [4s-4 6s-1]
 
Ball 2: Rahane picks a couple of runs towards deep mid-wicket. 
 
Ball 1: Rahane collects a couple of runs to a tad wide of long-on

Over 11

Over Summary: Wd 6 Wd 0 0 1 0 1  ; RR: 89-1

Siddarth Kaul [1.0-0-20-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: A single for Rahane
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Samson hits uppishly towards long-on for a single.  

Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Samson hits back to bowler
 
Ball 2: WIDE

Ball 1: Smason drives over extra cover for SIX. 
 
Ball 1: WIDE

Over 10; CRR: 7.9 REQ: 8.2

Over Summary: W 0 0 0 0 1  ; RR: 79-1

Rashid Khan [2.0-0-23-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Samson works towards mid-wicket for a single. 
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Sanju Samson, right handed bat, comes to the crease and pushes to extra cover. 
 
Ball 1: Livingstone gets an inside edge to keeper. Livingstone c Saha b Rashid Khan 44(26) [4s-4 6s-3]

Over 9

Over Summary: 1 0 1 0 0 2  ; RR: 78-0

Khaleel Ahmed [1.0-0-6-0] is back into the attack

 
Ball 6: A couple of runs for Rahane to end the over. 
 
Ball 5: A bumper and Rahane fails to get a connection
 
Ball 4: DOT 
 
Ball 3: Livingstone hits towards long-off for a single. 
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Rahane glances to fine leg for a single. 
Over Summar

Time-out

Rajasthan Royals need 87 runs in 72 balls

Over 8; CRR: 9.25 REQ: 7.25

Over Summary: 0 1 4 1 1 0  ; RR: 74-0

Shakib Al Hasan [1.0-0-4-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Rahane collects a single to sweeper cover.
 
Ball 4: Livingstone slaps towards sweeper cover for a single. 
 
Ball 3: Livingstone muscles towards cow corner for FOUR
 
Ball 2: Rahane picks a single
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 7; CRR: 9.57 REQ: 7.23

Over Summary: 0 0 1 0 4 2  ; RR: 67-0

Rashid Khan [1.0-0-16-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: A couple of runs for Livingstone to end the over. 
 
Ball 5: A half tracker and Livingstone goes on backfoot for FOUR 
 
Ball 4: A loud appeal for LBW and umpire says NO. SRH REVIEWs, a genuine delivery, no edge, impact outside, missing off-stump. A lone review Wasted.
 
Ball 3: Rahane clips to short fine leg for a single. 
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 6; CRR: 10 REQ: 7.21

Over Summary: 4 0 6 0 4 6  ; RR: 60-0

Siddarth Kaul, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
 
Ball 6: Livingstone plays an Tennis like forehand shot straight down the ground for SIX
 
Ball 5: Livingstone going big every ball and this time hits over mid-on for FOUR. 
 
Ball 4: Livingstone fails to get a connection, DOT
 
Ball 3: A short ball and Livingstone smashes over mid-wicket for SIX. 
 
Ball 2: Livingstone goes big again but fails to get a connection this time.
 
Ball 1: A short ball and Livingstone pulls hit towards backward square lge for FOUR. 

Over 5; CRR: 8 REQ: 8.07

Over Summary: 0 1 0 0 1 4  ; RR: 40-0

Khaleel Ahmed, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
 
Ball 6: Rahane goes big and get a outside edge towards third-man for FOUR. 
 
Ball 5: Livingstone hits without any timing to long-on for a single.
 
Ball 4: Livingstone hits to extra cover, no run. 
 
Ball 3: Livingstone fails to score off the 3rd delivery.
 
Ball 2: Rahane guides towards third-man for a single
 
Ball 1: Rahane punches back to bowler, no run

Over 4

Over Summary: 1 6 1 6 2 0   ; RR: 34-0

Rashid Khan, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack
 
Ball 6: Livingstone gets leading edge to off side. 
 
Ball 5: Livingstone goes on backfoot and works towards mid-wicket fo couple of runs. 
 
Ball 4: Livingstone goes for slog sweep this time and deposited into mid-wicket stand for SIX. 
 
Ball 3: Rahane pushes towards long-on for a single. 
 
Ball 2: Rahane slog sweeps over cow corner boundary for SIX
 
Ball 1: Livingstone clips towards backward square leg for a single. 

Over 3; CRR: 6 REQ: 8.41

Over Summary: 0 0 4 0 4 2  ; RR: 18-0

Bhuvi continues
 
Ball 6: A couple of runs for Rahane towards backward square leg. 
 
Ball 5: Rahane back away and flicks towards backward square leg for FOUR
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Rahane hits over mid-on for FOUR
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 2

Over Summary:  0 0 1 1 1 1 ; RR: 8-0

Shakib Al Hasan, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack
 
Ball 6: Rahane clips towards deep square leg for a single
 
Ball 5: Livingstone pushes to long-on for one run. 
 
Ball 4: Rahane guides to backward square leg for a single. 
 
Ball 3: Livingstone pushes towards long-on for a single
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 1

Over Summary:  0 0 4 0 0 0 ; RR: 4-0

Rahane and Livingstone are at the crease. Rahane is on strike. Bhuvneshwar opens the attack
 
Ball 6: Rahane guides to short fine leg. 
 
Ball 5: Rahane hits towards extra cover for no run. 
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Rahane drives through the extra cover for FOUR. 
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

WATCH: Steve Smith stunning catch

Over 20

Over Summary: 1 4B W Wd 2 4 6  ; SRH: 160-8

Varun Aaron [3.0-0-22-1] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Rashid picks the slow delivery and smashes to long-on boundary for SIX. Momentum shifted in favour of SRH. 
 
Ball 5: Rashid hits over extra cover for FOUR, a much needed boundary for SRH.

Ball 4: Rashid comes down the wicket and gets an inside to fine leg and competes 2 runs. 
 
Ball 4: Rashid on strike. WIDE down the leg side

Siddarth Kaul, right handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 3: Bhuvi gets a leading edge to short fine leg, OUT. Bhuvneshwar c Unadkat b Aaron 1(4)
 
Ball 2: 4 Byes
 
Ball 1: Rashid hits to long-on for a single. 

Innings break: Rajasthan Royals need 161 runs to keep their playoffs hope alive

Over 19

Over Summary: W 2 1 0 1 1  ; SRH: 142-7 

Unadkat continues
 
Ball 6: Rashid hits to backward point for a single.
 
Ball 5: Bhuvi collects a quick single. 
 
Ball 4: Bhuvi tries to guide to third-man, misses. 
 
Ball 3: Rashid hits towards long-on for a single. 
 
Ball 2: Rashid clips towards square leg for a couple of runs. 

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, right handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 1: An off cutter and Shakid goes for a biggie but finds long-on and Gopal completes the catch. Shakib c Shreyas Gopal b Unadkat 9(10)

Over 18

Over Summary: 1 1 Wd 1 2 W 0  ; SRH: 137-6

Oshane Thomas [3.0-0-22-1] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6:Rashid Khan, right handed bat, comes to the crease and fails to score off a bouncer. 
 
Ball 5: Saha edges to keeper, OUT. Saha c Samson b Thomas 5(5)
 
Ball 4: A short ball and Saha gets a top-edge to deep fine leg but Gopal makes mess of it, horrible fielding. 2 rubs taken.

Ball 3: Shakid hits towards backward point for a single.
 
Ball 3: WIDE down the leg side. 
 
Ball 2: Saha tries to duck but the ball doesn't bounce much and Saha dabs it to point for a single. 
 
Ball 1: Shakib guides the slow delivery to fine leg for a single

Over 17; Hooda OUT for Golden duck

Over Summary: 1 W 1 1 1 1  ; SRH: 131-5

Jaydev Unadkat [2.0-0-16-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Shakib goes over extra cover for a single. 
 
Ball 5: Saha works towards square leg for a single. 
 
Ball 4: A cutter from Unadkat and Shakib tucks towards leg side for a single. 
 
Ball 3: Wriddhiman Saha, right handed bat, comes to the crease works towards leg side for a single.  
 
Ball 2: A slow delivery and Hooda checks it as he tries to go over bowler but Unadkat jumps and completes the catch. Deepak Hooda departs for a Golden duck
 
Ball 1: Shakib goes for scoop over short fine leg but hits straight to Aaron at short fine and he makes mess of it, a single taken. 

Over 16

Over Summary: 1 0 2 1 W 1  ; SRH: 126-4

Varun Aaron [2.0-0-17-0] is back into the attack
Ball 6: Shakib hits towards sweeper cover for a single. 

Deepak Hooda, right handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 5: A slow bumper and Shankar goes big but manages to get a top-edge and Unadkat takes a brilliant diving catch. Shankar disappoints again. Shankar c Unadkat b Aaron 8(10) 
 
Ball 4: Shakib hits towards sweeper cover for a single. 
 
Ball 3: Shakib collects couple of runs towards deep square leg. 
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Shankar edges, past the keeper for a single. 
Shakib Al Hasan, left handed bat, comes to the crease

Over 15; Manish Pandey OUT after 36-ball 61

Over Summary: 1 1 1 1 4 W  ; SRH: 121-3

Shreyas Gopal [3.0-0-22-1] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Manish Pandey stumped off balance. Manish Pandey st Samson b Shreyas Gopal 61(36) [4s-9]
 
Ball 5: Manish hits over extra cover for FOUR. 
 
Ball 4: Shankar collects a single to square leg
 
Ball 3: A single for Manish towards sweeper cover
 
Ball 2: Shankar collects a single towards mid-wicket. 
 
Ball 1: Manish collects a single off the first ball towards mid-off. 

Over 14

Over Summary: 1 1 1 1 1 1  ; SRH: 113-2
 
Riyan Parag [2.0-0-18-0] is back into the attack and concedes six singles

Over 13; Warner OUT

Over Summary: W 1 1 1 0 1  ; SRH: 107-2

Oshane Thomas [2.0-0-18-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Shankar collects a single towards third-man. 
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Manish collects a single to mid-off. 
 
Ball 3: A single for Shankar
 
Ball 2: Manish steers towards third man for a single. 

Vijay Shankar, right handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 1: Warner tries to go over mid-off but doesn't get the desired timing as Steve Smith a STUNNER at mid-off. 

Over 12; Manish hits fifty

Over Summary: Wd 1 4 2 0 1 1  ; SRH: 103-1

Stuart Binny, right-arm medium, comes into the attack
 
Ball 6: Warner pulls towards backward square leg for a single.
 
Ball 5:  Manish hits back to field and Binny half stops it and Manish takes a single to complete his second consecutive fifties of IPL 2019.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: A short ball and Manish plays an upper cut over covers for couple of runs

Ball 2: Manish hits straight down the ground for FOUR.  
 
Ball 1: Warner hits towards deep mid-wicket for a single. 
 
Ball 1: WIDE down the leg side. 

Over 11; CRR: 8.45

Over Summary: 2 1 1 2 0 1  ; SRH: 93-1

Jaydev Unadkat [1.0-0-9-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Unadkat gets an award bounce and Warner somehow manages to work to off side for a quick single. 
 
Ball 5: A slow delivery and Warner gets a bottom edge to keeper. 
 
Ball 4: Warner dabs towards vacant square leg for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 3: Unadkat goes around the wicket and Manish hits towards sweeper cover for a single. 
 
Ball 2: Warner works towards leg side for a single
 
Ball 1: Warner hits towards a tad wide of sweeper cover for a couple of runs. 

Over 10

Over Summary: 2 1 1 1 0 2  ; SRH: 86-1

Gopal continues
 
Ball 6: Manish plays late as he guides towards short third-man for a couple of runs. 
 
Ball 5: Manish hits to extra cover for no run.
 
Ball 4: Warner works towards square leg for a single
 
Ball 3: A short ball and Manish hits to backward square leg for a single. 
 
Ball 2: Warner hits towards long-on for a single. 
 
Ball 1: Warner hits over extra cover for a couple of runs

Over 9

Over Summary: 1 1 2 4 4 0  ; SRH: 79-1

Riyan Parag continues
 
Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Manish on fire as he pulls the half tracker towards deep square leg for FOUR
 
Ball 4: Manish hits straight down the ground for FOUR
 
Ball 3: Manish collects couple of runs towards backwards square leg.
 
Ball 2: Warner hits towards long-off for a single.
 
Ball 1: Manish pushes towards long-off for a single

Over 8

Over Summary: 1 0 4 4 1 0  ; SRH: 67-1

Shreyas Gopal [1.0-0-5-1] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Warner cuts straight to backward point, no run. 
 
Ball 5: A googly and Manish  clips towards backward square leg for a single
 
Ball 4: A half tracker and Manish pulls towards deep square leg for FOUR. 
 
Ball 3: Manish finds the gap between short third-man and Backward point for FOUR
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Warner punches towards sweeper cover for a single

Time-out

CRR: 8.14

Over 7

Over Summary:  1 1 1 1 1 1 ; SRH: 57-1

Riyan Parag, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack
 
Ball 6: A single for Warner to end the over
 
Ball 5: Manish punches towards long-off for a single.
 
Ball 4: Warner picks a singe thanks to miss field at extra cover. 
 
Ball 3: Manish squeezes the yorkish length delivery towards long-on for a single. 
 
Ball 2: Warner hits towards sweeper cover for a single
 
Ball 1: Manish punches towards long-on for a single

Over 6

Over Summary: 3 1 0 1 4 1  ; SRH: 51-1

Oshane Thomas [1.0-0-8-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 6: Manish steers the last ball to third-man for a single. 
 
Ball 5: Short and wide, Manish cuts through point for FOUR. 
 
Ball 4: Warner dabs towards point region for a single. 
 
Ball 3: Thomas cramps Warner for room and Warner hits to mid-wicket for no run.
 
Ball 2: Another short delivery and Manish plays look away pull shot to backwards square leg for a single.
 
Ball 1: A short delivery and Warner pulls over mid-wicket for three runs. 

Over 5

Over Summary: 1 1 1 4 1 1  ; SRH: 41-1

Jaydev Unadkat, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
 
Ball 6: Warner drives to a tad wide of extra cover for a single. 
 
Ball 5: Manish drives straight down the ground for a single. 
 
Ball 4: A short of length delivery and Manish plays a short arm jab over mid-wicket for FOUR. 
 
Ball 3: Warner steers to gully region for a single. 
 
Ball 2: Manish drives towards mid-off without any timing for a single. 
 
Ball 1: Warner dabs in front of backward point and picks a quick single. 

Over 4

Over Summary: 0 1 0 0 W 4  ; SRH: 32-1

Shreyas Gopal, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack
 
Ball 6:  Manish Pandey, right handed bat, comes to the crease and hits over mid-off for FOUR
 
Ball 5: A googly from Gopal has undone Williamson as he fails to pick it from hand. Williamson b Shreyas Gopal 13(14) [4s-2]
 
Ball 4: Williamson shimmers down the wicket and blocks back to bowler, who has a sigh at the stumps. 
 
Ball 3: Williamson blocks 
 
Ball 2: Warner pushes to mid-off for a single.
 
Ball 1: Warner hits to extra cover for no run. 

Over 3

Over Summary: 0 0 2 4 1 1 ; SRH: 27-0

Aaron continues
 
Ball 6: Warner works towards backward square leg for a single. 
 
Ball 5: Williamson drives through extra cover for a single. 
 
Ball 4: Williamson finds gap between backward point and point and it goes for FOUR
 
Ball 3: Williamson times to point and again a bad fielding attempt, gifts Williamson 2 runs
 
Ball 2: Williamson blocks as ball nips back in after pitching, brilliant bowling. 
 
Ball 1: Williamson tries to guide towards third-man, beaten by Aaron's pace

Over 2; CRR: 9.5

Over Summary: 3 4 0 1 2L 0  ; SRH: 19-0

Oshane Thomas, right-arm fast, comes into the attack
 
Ball 6: DOT to end the over
 
Ball 5: Warner collects 2 leg byes for SRH as Royals fielding is looking rusty. 
 
Ball 4: Williamson steers towards third-man for a single. 
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Williamson cuts towards third-man and Aaron makes mess of it as he leaks 3 extra runs, FOUR for Williamson
 
Ball 1: Warner nudges towards gully region and completes a quick single. Ohhh it is 2 overthrows for Warner again, 

Over 1

Over Summary: 5 0 0 1 0 3  ; SRH: 9-0

David Warner and Kane Williamson are at the crease. Warner is on strike. Aaron opens the attack
 
Ball 6: Warner works towards mid-wicket for three runs. 
 
Ball 5: Warner nudges to off side and look for a single but Williamson declines. 
 
Ball 4: Williamson pushes to extra cover for a quick single, 
 
Ball 3: Williamson drives towards mid-off, no run. 
 
Ball 2: Williamson on strike and ball nipped in after pitching. 
 
Ball 1: Warner tries to leave but gets a edge to backward point. Williamson is in danger if there was direct hit but it goes for 4 Over throws. 

In pics: Playing 11 of both teams

Key stats ahead of RR vs SRH clash

The last time Royals beat Sunrisers was in 2015. Sunrisers have a 4-0 win record since that game.
 
Ajinkya Rahane needs 53 more runs to reach 5,000 in T20s.
 
Rashid Khan is two wickets away from 50 wickets for Sunrisers.
 
Royals' 74.5% catching efficiency is marginally better than Sunrisers' 73.1%

SRH playing 11

Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner, Kane Williamson(c), Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Shakib Al Hasan, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Deepak Hooda, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, K Khaleel Ahmed

SRH playing 11 alert

Williamson, Saha, Kaul comes in for Bairstow, Yusuf and Sandeep

WATCH TOSS: Steve Smith win toss and elect to bowl first

RR playing 11

Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson(w), Steven Smith(c), Riyan Parag, Ashton Turner, Liam Livingstone, Stuart Binny, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas

Here's what SRH captain said after the toss

Kane Williamson: We were going to do something similar. The surfaces in the T20 game don't change too much. That is the element. It is a fresh game, both teams looking to get involved. 

RR playing 11 alert

Liam Livington and Ashton Turner replaces Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer

Toss ALERT: SRH to bat first

Rajasthan Royals win the toss and elect to bowl first

Steve Smith to leave IPL 2019 after RCB game

Rajasthan Royals skipper Steve Smith will leave the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) after his team's match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) slated for April 30 and will join the Australian team for World Cup preparation.

Smith revealed this after Thursday's game against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) which his side won by three wickets at the Eden Gardens here.

Royals will also miss Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer in the remaining three games as the England internationals will join their national side in the training camp for the upcoming World Cup slated to be held from May 30.

"We lose a few players now. Jofra and Stokesy (Stokes) are off tonight, they go back to England now - two big holes to fill. I am here for 13 games. After the Bangalore one, I'll be heading back. Hopefully, I can contribute and see if we can get few more wins," said Smith in the post-match presentation ceremony.

On Thursday, Royals secured their fourth win of the ongoing IPL edition and kept their chances afloat of making it to the playoffs. Chasing 176, Royals rode on some matured and skillful batting from Riyan Parag, who kept his calm and composure to see his side cross the line.

Key bowler for RR

The bowling will be a bigger worry for the hosts because Archer was the most effective bowler for them in death overs. However, Varun Aaron was very impressive against KKR with 2 for 20 and the Man of the match' award would also boost his confidence.
 
Oshane Thomas too had a decent outing with 1 for 32. The hosts would also look up to Dhawal Kulkarni and Jaidev Unadkat to tighten the screws on the opposition.

Key batsmen for SRH

Warner, who would be playing his last match of the season on April 29, could be replaced by Martin Guptill. The Kiwi could partner his skipper Kane Williamson at the top of the order once Warner leaves.



Key batsmen for RR

The departure of three Englishmen could cost Royals dear but the form of Ajinkya Rahane and Smith is a positive sign.
 
The real find for Royals has been 17-year-old boy from Assam, Riyan Parag, who has shown remarkable skill with bat and ball, demonstrating tremendous temperament. He made 47 off 31 against KKR and put back Rajasthan Royals on road to victory from a very tight situation.
 
Sanju Samson is also in good nick and Rahul Tripathi too has clicked with a fifty in the opening slot. The likes of Ashton Turner and Liam Livingstone have not been up to the mark and will have to raise their game.


Here are the form guide of both the teams:

Rajasthan Royals: beat Knight Riders by three wickets, lost to Capitals by six wickets, beat Mumbai by five wickets
 
Sunrisers Hyderabad: lost to Super Kings by six wickets, beat Knight Riders by nine wickets, beat Super Kings by six wickets


Here are the form guide of both the teams:

Rajasthan Royals: beat Knight Riders by three wickets, lost to Capitals by six wickets, beat Mumbai by five wickets
 
Sunrisers Hyderabad: lost to Super Kings by six wickets, beat Knight Riders by nine wickets, beat Super Kings by six wickets


Here are the playing 11 probables of both the teams

SRH playing 11: Kane Williamson (capt), David Warner, Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Shakib Al Hasan/Mohammad Nabi, Yusuf Pathan, Wriddhiman Saha (wk)/Sreevats Goswami (wk), Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma/Siddarth Kaul/Shabaaz Nadeem
 
RR playing 11: Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson (wk), Steven Smith (capt), Rahul Tripathi/Liam Livingstone, Ashton Turner/Ish Sodhi, Stuart Binny, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni/Mahipal Lomror , Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas


Tom Moody on Martin Guptill

Tom Moody said the departure of Jonny Bairstow for England has opened the door for people like Martin Guptill. "Warner and Barstow have been performing well. But when the door closes, another one opens. It's an opportunity for someone else to step in that batting position.We haven't finalised the eleven, whether Guptill plays or not is undecided. For the past four weeks, he has been practicing on all sorts of surfaces at nets which are more often not as good as surfaces which are presented out in the middle. He is prepared for any surface. He has prepared and preparing for that opportunity.”

Rajasthan took big risk in getting me: Archer

Jofra Archer, who will be leaving Rajasthan Royals to join the England camp for the upcoming World Cup, believes the franchise took a big risk in getting him in the team in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as he had no international experience.
 
Archer was by far the pick of the bowlers for the Royals in the ongoing IPL edition. He picked up 11 wickets in the 11 matches he played at an impressive economy rate of 6.76. In the last season as well, the West Indian had a really impressive outing as he had scalped 15 wickets in 10 matches he had played for the Royals. On Thursday against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), he performed with both bat and ball and helped Rajasthan to secure a three-wicket win at the Eden Gardens.
 
When he walked out to bat, Rajasthan required 53 off 28 balls. But Archer smashed a rapid 12-ball 27 not out and, along with the young Riyan Parag (47 off 31), and closed out a tense chase with four balls to spare. Archer had earlier bowled well too, conceding just 28 runs from his four overs, although he didn't pick up a wicket. After the match, Archer said he was gutted to leave his team at this moment. "I just wanted to get bat on ball in the last over. I am really gutted that I have to leave the boys. Moments like these make me cherish playing for Rajasthan Royals. I hope that we qualify for playoffs. We have a great bunch of guys here, anyone who will replace me will do a great job. I am grateful for Rajasthan for taking the chance on me as I have not played any international cricket. They took a very big risk for having me," he added




Tom Moody on SRH playoff qualification

SRH are placed fourth in the standings with five wins and as many losses, giving them 10 points, while the hosts are stuttering at the seventh position after seven defeats in 11 outings. Moody said, "It is a very important game for both teams, given that the middle of the table is very crowded. It is an opportunity for us to break away from that middle. We have four games left and have to win majority of those, most of the teams in the middle are in that position. We know that Rajasthan are coming off a win but they are also coming from back-to-back games, had a travel day today and have lost a few players to World Cup commitments."



Coach Moody cautions SRH against taking Rajasthan Royals lightly

Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody Friday cautioned his team against taking Rajasthan Royals lightly in the absence of top players such as Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes in the opposition ranks. Hoping to inch closer to securing a playoff berth, Sunrisers Hyderabad will take on Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League here Saturday. "I wouldn't say that they are a weakened side because if I lose players it also presents opportunities to those who are hungry. You cannot underestimate your opponent. The fringe players only need a lucky break to shine," Moody said at the pre-match press conference. The former Australian all-rounder added, "Therefore, regardless of who has come and who has gone in Rajasthan'sup, we know that they are a dangerous side, and particularly at home."


Inswingers coming off well after county stint: Aaron

Rajasthan Royals pacer Varun Aaron credited his county stint for his improvement as a bowler, following the team's three-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL. In an excellent new-ball spell of 3-1-10-2, Aaron removed both the Kolkata Knight Riders openers -- Chris Lynn (0) and Shubman Gill (14) -- with inswinging deliveries. "I've always bowled inswing but it's coming off a lot better after my county stint," said Aaron, who was not bought by any team for IPL 2018 and went on to play county cricket with Leicestershire, on Thursday. Aaron took full advantage of the Eden greentop and delivered a beauty to clean up Gill with a knuckle-ball that sharply cut back in. I used to rely on my outswing a lot before. But last year when I was not playing the IPL, I played county cricket and did work on my inswing which is really handy because on wickets like these you can't get give much of room. So there's no point bowling outswing at my pace," the 29-year-old said.
 


MSD connection between RR's Riyan Parag and his father

During the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) game against Rajasthan Royals in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) played on April 11, 17-year-old Riyan Parag--who was making his IPL debut--was caught behind by MS Dhoni after he had scored 16 runs at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. CSK went on to win that match by four wickets.

In that match, it was pointed out that Dhoni had first met Riyan when he was just three. A picture of the two had surfaced on social media in which the wicketkeeper-batsman is seen alongside child Riyan.

Now, it has come out that coincidentally it was Dhoni who had stumped Riyan's father Parag Das in one of the domestic games roughly 19 years ago.

Dhoni, who had made his first-class debut in the 1999-2000 season of the Ranji Trophy for Bihar -- during a game against Assam in an East Zone League -- had stumped Parag in the second innings after a 24-ball 30. Bihar went on to win by 191 runs.
 


Here are the squad of both the teams

Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane (c), Dhawal Kulkarni, Stuart Binny, Steven Smith, Jos Buttler, Varun Aaron, Jaydev Unadkat, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson, Manan Vohra, Prashant Chopra, Ashton Turner, Ish Sodhi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Rahul Tripathi, Shreyas Gopal, Liam Livingstone, Shashank Singh, Mahipal Lomror, Shubham Ranjane, Oshane Thomas, Jofra Archer, Riyan Parag, Aryaman Birla, Sudhesan Midhun
 
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Martin Guptill, Wriddhiman Saha, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, David Warner, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Manish Pandey, Mohammad Nabi, Kane Williamson (c), Jonny Bairstow, Shahbaz Nadeem, Vijay Shankar, Sandeep Sharma, Ricky Bhui, Deepak Hooda, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan, Basil Thampi, Rashid Khan, K Khaleel Ahmed, Abhishek Sharma

Here’s what happened when SRH hosted RR

In Match 8 of VIVO Indian Premier League 2019 (IPL 2019), Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Rajasthan Royals by 5 wickets at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Friday and registered their first win of this edition of the tournament. Batting first, Rajasthan Royals put up a massive 198/2 in their 20 overs with Sanju Samson's century, the first of this season, and captain Ajinkya Rahane's well constructed 70-run knock. Sunrisers Hyderabad had just the start that was required to chase such a big target with David Warner (69 off 37 balls) hitting almost every ball out of the boundary rope for either a four or a six. Jonny Bairstow held the oher post beautifully with 45 off 28 balls.
 
Yusuf Pathan and Rashid Khan were left on the crease to make much needed runs on time and they rose to the occasion, especially Rashid Khan (15 runs off 8 balls and 4-0-24-1) who scored the winning run. Rashid Khan was also bagged the Man of The Match award. For Rajasthan Royals, Shreyas Gopal (4-0-27-3) picked three wickets, while Jayadev Unadkat (3-0-26-1) sttod out with his figures.



Preview

After beating Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their own backyard, Rajasthan Royals will return home to keep their chances afloat of making it to the playoffs in IPL 2019, when they take on Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium on Saturday. Royals are currently placed at the seventh spot with eight points from 11 games and would be looking to take confidence from their three-wicket win at the Eden Gardens in their last encounter. However, they would be missing the likes of Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer who have flown back to England to join the national side for the World Cup camp.
 
On the other hand, SRH, placed at the fourth spot with five wins from 10 games, would want to leave behind the six-wicket win against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and return to winning ways. They would dearly miss Jonny Bairstow who has done the bulk of their scoring alongside David Warner. It is expected that New Zealand's Martin Guptill will be included in the playing XI. They would also be hoping for the return of their regular skipper Kane Williamson, who was missed in their last game on account of both his batting and captaincy.



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