SRH vs RR highlights: Shankar, Manish's 140-run stand lead SRH to victory

Rajasthan Royals players in IPL 2020 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. Photo: Sportzpics for BCCI

In match 40 of the Indian Premier league 2020 (IPL 2020), Manish Pandey smashed eight sixes in a blistering 83 after Jason Holder made an instant impact with the ball as Sunrisers Hyderbad (SRH) kept themselves in the race for IPL play-offs with an eight-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals at Dubai International cricket stadium on Thursday.

Pandey and Vijay Shankar (52) stitched an unbroken 140-run partnership after Holder led a disciplined bowling display to restrict Rajasthan Royals to 154 for six.

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Playing his first match of the tournament, Holder (3/33) came up with an impressive bowling effort while also affecting a run out to destabilise the RR innings. Rashid Khan (1/20) and Vijay Shankar (1/15) picked a wicket each.

During his unbeaten 47-ball knock, Pandey hit four balls to the fence and eight over it, while Shankar struck six boundaries.

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The duo played intelligently in a must-win game for the Sunrisers.

RR vs SRH: Hyderabad's scorecard

 

Batsman Dismissal Runs Balls Fours Sixes
David Warner c Stokes b Archer 4 4 1 0
Jonny Bairstow b Archer 10 7 1 1
Manish Pandey not out 83 47 4 8
Vijay Shankar not out 52 51 6 0
Total: 156-2 in 18.1 Overs
Bowler Over Maiden Runs Wickets
Jofra Archer 4 0 21 2
Ankit Rajpoot 1 0 11 0
Kartik Tyagi 3.1 0 42 0
Ben Stokes 1 0 13 0
Shreyas Gopal 4 0 32 0
Rahul Tewatia 4 0 25 0

With the win, Sunrisers moved up to the fifth spot, while the Royals were pushed down to seventh.

The Sunrisers' chase was off to the worst possible start with skipper David Warner (4) giving away his wicket to Jofra Archer once again in the very first over. The Barbadian-born English pacer then got rid of Jonny Bairstow (10) in his second over.

With the dangerous openers back in the dugout, Pandey made full use of the field restrictions in the first six overs. He targeted young Kartik Tyagi, smashing the right-arm medium pacer for three boundaries and two sixes.

Pandey survived an lbw scare in the ninth over. He continued to pick the Rajasthan bowlers with Shankar holding fort at the other end.

Eventually the all-rounder, too, found his mojo, hitting back-to-back fours off leg-spinner Shreyas Gopal in the 11 over. He also hit Archer for three successive boundaries.

Earlier, Sunrisers, who were struggling at the penultimate spot in the points table with only three wins from nine outings, opted to bowl after winning the toss at the Dubai International Stadium.

For RR, Sanju Samson (36 off 26 balls) was the top scorer.

 

Put in to bat, Robin Uthappa looked in rampaging form, hitting the first four and six of the innings. He quickly raced to 19 off 13 balls.

However, his time in the middle was short lived. After Ben Stokes (30) hit Holder for back-to-back boundaries in the fourth over, the West Indies skipper effected Uthappa's run out as the Indian was late to turn back at the non-striker's end.

The powerplay overs yielded 47 runs, including six fours and a maximum, for the loss of one wicket.

The big-hitting Stokes was dropped on 17 in the eighth over by Shankar off a Rashid delivery. Alongside Samson, he kept the scoreboard ticking.

A 56-run stand between the two was broken in the 12th over by Holder. Samson, who had reached his highest score since the 85 against Kings XI Punjab in RR's second match of the tournament, was bowled by a slow off-cutter, after pulling the previous delivery over midwicket for a huge six.

Stokes' stay came to an end when the World Cup winning all-rounder was bowled by Rashid in the beginning of the 13th over, with the Sunrisers bowlers making a strong comeback in the middle overs. RR then lost wickets at regular intervals.

Jos Buttler, too, fell quickly as he was sent back by Shankar in the 16th over with skipper Steve Smith (19) also failing to make an impact.

Rajasthan Royals innings key highlights

Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 47 runs, 1 wicket)
Rajasthan Royals: 50 runs in 6.3 overs (39 balls), Extras 1
Strategic Timeout: Rajasthan Royals - 68/1 in 9 overs (Stokes 20, Samson 28)
2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 47 balls (Stokes 19, Samson 30, Extra 1)
Rajasthan Royals: 100 runs in 14.1 overs (85 balls), Extras 1
Strategic Timeout: Rajasthan Royals - 110/4 in 15.3 overs (Smith 15)
Rajasthan Royals: 150 runs in 19.6 overs (120 balls), Extras 3
Innings Break: Rajasthan Royals - 154/6 in 20.0 overs (Tewatia 2, Archer 16)

SRH vs RR scorecard: Rajasthan Royals' inning

Batsman Dismissal Runs Balls Fours Sixes
Robin Uthappa Runout (Holder) 19 13 2 1
Ben Stokes b Rashid 30 32 2 0
Sanju Samson b Holder 36 26 3 1
Jos Buttler c Nadeem b Shankar 9 12 0 0
Steve Smith c Pandey b Holder 19 15 2 0
Riyan Parag c Warner b Holder 20 12 2 1
Rahul Tewatia not out 2 3 0 0
Jofra Archer not out 16 7 1 1
Total: 154-6 in 20 Overs
Bowler Over Maiden Runs Wickets
Sandeep Sharma 4 0 31 0
Jason Holder 4 0 33 3
Vijay Shankar 3 0 15 1
T Natarajan 4 0 46 0
Rashid Khan 4 0 20 1
Shahbaz Nadeem 1 0 9 0

SRH vs RR playing 11

Rajasthan Royals is unchanged while Sunrisers Hyderabad has made two changes in its playing 11. Jason Holder comes in for Kane Williamson while Shahbaz Nadeem comes in for Basil Thampi.

RR playing 11: Ben Stokes, Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson(w), Steven Smith(c), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi

SRH playing 11: David Warner(c), Jonny Bairstow(w), Priyam Garg, Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan

 


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SRH live score after 18.1 Overs: 156-2

Sunrisers Hyderabad:  156-2 ; Manish Pandey (83), Vijay Shankar (52)

Ball 1: kartik Tyagi comtinues and Shankar smashes FOUR and wins the match for SRH/

SRH live score after 18 Overs: 152-2

Over Summary: 0 1 Wd2 L1 6 1 1 ; Sunrisers Hyderabad:  152-2 ; Manish Pandey (83), Vijay Shankar (48)

Ben Stokes [1.0-0-13-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Shankar collects a single.
 
Ball 5: Manish Pandey pushes towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 4: Manish Pandey wallopes towards mid-wicket for SIX.

Ball 3: Shankar collects a leg byes for SRH.
 
Ball 3: 2 WIDES
 
Ball 2: Shankar collects a single towards mid-wicket region.
 
Ball 1: DOT

SRH live score after 17 Overs: 140-2

Over Summary: 1 1 1 0 0 6 ; Sunrisers Hyderabad:  140-2 ; Manish Pandey (76), Vijay Shankar (46)

Kartik Tyagi [2.0-0-29-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Manish Pandey wallopes SIX just over long-on fielder. 
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Shankar flicks towards mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 2: Manish collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Shankar pushes towards mid-off for a single.

SRH live score after 16 Overs: 131-2

Over Summary: 4 4 4 0 0 1 ; Sunrisers Hyderabad:  131-2 ; Manish Pandey (69), Vijay Shankar (44)

Jofra Archer [3.0-0-8-2] is back into the attack

Ball 6: A single for Shankar.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: A slow delivery and Shankar smashes over bowler's head for FOUR. Advantage SRH.
 
Ball 2: Shankar smashes over mid-on for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Shankar drives between mid-off and extra cover for FOUR.

SRH live score after 15 Overs: 118-2

Over Summary: 1 1 1 1 0 1 ; Sunrisers Hyderabad:  118-2 ; Manish Pandey (69), Vijay Shankar (31)

Rahul tewatia continues....

Ball 6: Shankar collects a single
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Manish collects a single.
 
Ball 3: Shankar collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Manish Pandey collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Shankar collects a single towards fine leg.

SRH live score after 14 Overs: 113-2

Over Summary: 2 0 1 1 1 0 ; Sunrisers Hyderabad:  113-2 ; Manish Pandey (67), Vijay Shankar (28)

Shreyas Gopal [3.0-0-27-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Shankar collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Manish pushes towards long-on for a single
 
Ball 3: Shankar collects a single.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Shankar collects a couple of runs.

SRH live score after 13 Overs: 108-2

Over Summary: 2 0 1 1 1 6 ; Sunrisers Hyderabad:  108-2 ; Manish Pandey (66), Vijay Shankar (24)

Rahul Tewatia [2.0-0-9-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Manish Pandey smashes straight down the ground for SIX.
 
Ball 5: Shankar collects a single.
 
Ball 4: manish Pandey collects a single towards long-on.
 
Ball 3: Shankar collects a single.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Shankar collects a couple of runs.

SRH live score after 12 Overs:97-2

Over Summary: 1 0 0 0 0 Wd 1 ; Sunrisers Hyderabad:  97-2 ; Manish Pandey (59), Vijay Shankar (20)

Jofra Archer [2.0-0-5-2] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Shankar collects a single.

Ball 6: WIDE
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Manish Pandey collects a single. 

SRH live score after 11 Overs: 94-2

Over Summary: 1 1 4 1 4 4 ; Sunrisers Hyderabad:  94-2 ; Manish Pandey (58), Vijay Shankar (19)

Shreyas Gopal continues... 

Ball 6: Shankar smashes back to back boundaries. 
 
Ball 5: Shankar smashes FOUR.
 
Ball 4: A single for Manish Pandey.
 
Ball 3: Manish Pandey smashes FOUR.
 
Ball 2: Shankar collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Manish Pandey collects a single.

SRH live score after 10 Overs: 79-2

Over Summary: 0 1 0 0 1 1 ; Sunrisers Hyderabad:  79-2 ; Manish Pandey (52), Vijay Shankar (10)

Tewatia continues...

Ball 6: Manish collects a single.
 
Ball 5: Shankar collects a single.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Manish Pandey collects a single.
 
Ball 1: DOT

SRH live score after 9 Overs: 76-2

Over Summary: 1 0 0 0 6 1 ; Sunrisers Hyderabad:  76-2 ; Manish Pandey (50), Vijay Shankar (9)

Shreyas Gopal continues...

Ball 6: Manish Pamdey collects a single and completes his FIFTY
 
Ball 5: Manish Pandey smashes SIX.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Shankar collects a single.

SRH live score after 8 Overs: 68-2

Over Summary: 1 2 0 1 1 1 ; Sunrisers Hyderabad:  68-2 ; Manish Pandey (43), Vijay Shankar (8)

Rahul Tewatia, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Shankar collects a single.
 
Ball 5: Manish collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Shankar collects a single.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Shankar collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 1: Manish Pandey collects a single towards mid-wicket.

SRH live score after 7 Overs: 62-2

Over Summary: 0 1 1 1 1 0 ; Sunrisers Hyderabad:  62-2 ; Manish Pandey (41), Vijay Shankar (4)

Shreyas Gopal, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Manish collects a single.
 
Ball 4: A single for Shankar.
 
Ball 3: Manish collects a single towards sweeper cover.
 
Ball 2: Shankar collects a single towards cover.
 
Ball 1: DOT

SRH live score after 6 Overs: 58-2

Over Summary: Wd 0 1 4 6 0 6 ; Sunrisers Hyderabad:  58-2 ; Manish Pandey (39), Vijay Shankar (2)

Kartik Tyagi continues...

Ball 6: Manish Pandey wallopes over mid-on for SIX.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Manish Pandey hammers towards cow corner for SIX.
 
Ball 3: Manish Pandey hits down the ground for FOUR.
 
Ball 2: Shankar collects a single.

Ball 1: DOT
 
Ball 1: WIDE

SRH live score after 5 Overs: 40-2; Manish Pandey counter attack

Over Summary: 0 1 6 0 6 0 ; Sunrisers Hyderabad:  40-2 ; Manish Pandey (23), Vijay Shankar (1)

Ben Stokes, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Manish Pandey again pulls towards deep mid-wicket for SIX.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: A short delivery and Manish Pandey pulls towards deep mid-wicket for SIX.
 
Ball 2: Shankar collects a single.
 
Ball 1: DOT

SRH live score after 4 Overs: 27-2

Over Summary: Wd 4 4 0 0 2 0 ; Sunrisers Hyderabad:  27-2 ; Manish Pandey (11), Vijay Shankar (0)

Kartik Tyagi, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6:  DOT
 
Ball 5: Manish Pandey collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Manish Pandey smashes FOUR.

Ball 1: Manish Pandey drives through cover for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: WIDE down the leg side.

SRH live score after 3 Overs: 16-2; Archer gets Bairstow

Over Summary: 0 0 1 W 0 0 ; Sunrisers Hyderabad:  16-2 ; Manish Pandey (1), Vijay Shankar (0)

Jofra Acher continues...

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Vijay Shankar, right handed bat, comes to the crease and leaves the short delivery to the keeper.
 
Ball 4: Jofra Archer castles Bairstow with an inswinger. Bairstow b Jofra Archer 10(7) [4s-1 6s-1]
 
Ball 3: Manish Pandey collects a single.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

SRH live score after 2 Overs: 15-1

Over Summary: 4 0 0 6 Wd 0 0 ; Sunrisers Hyderabad:  15-1 ; Jonny Bairstow (10),  Manish Pandey (0)

Ankit Rajpoot, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: DOT

Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 5: WIDE
 
Ball 4: Bairtstow gets a top edge over keeper for SIX.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Bairstow slaps the short and wide delivery towards cover for FOUR.

SRH live score after 2 Overs: 15-1

Over Summary: 4 0 0 6 Wd 0 0 ; Sunrisers Hyderabad:  15-1 ; Jonny Bairstow (10),  Manish Pandey (0)

Ankit Rajpoot, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: DOT

Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 5: WIDE
 
Ball 4: Bairtstow gets a top edge over keeper for SIX.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Bairstow slaps the short and wide delivery towards cover for FOUR.

SRH live score after 1 Over: 4-1; Archer scalps Warner

Over Summary: 0 0 4 W 0 0 ; Sunrisers Hyderabad:  4-1 ; Jonny Bairstow (0),  Manish Pandey (0)

Warner and Bairstow are at the crease. Warner is on strike. Jofra Archer will open the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Manish Pandey, right handed bat, comes to the crease and leaves.
 
Ball 4: Warner edges to second slip and Ben Stokes takes a diving catch. Warner c Stokes b Jofra Archer 4(4) [4s-1]
 
Ball 3: Warner edges over first slip for FOUR.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: A pacy outswinger beats Warner outside off. DOT

RR live score after 20 Overs: 154-6

Over Summary: 4 Wd 1 0 1 0 6 ; Rajasthan Royals:  154-6  ; Jofra Archer (16),  Rahul Tewatia (2)

Natarajan continues...

Ball 6: A full toss and Acher wallopes straight down the ground for SIX.
 
Ball 5: Archer tries to scoop over fine leg and Natarajan throws it wide. DOT
 
Ball 4: Tewatia digs out the yorker towards mid-on for a single.
 
Ball 3: DOT

Ball 2: Archer slices the low full toss towards extra cover for no run.
 
Ball 2: WIDE
 
Ball 1: A low full toss and Archer scoops over short fine leg for FOUR.

RR live score after 19 Overs: 141-6; Smith, Parag depart

Over Summary: W Wd W 1 2 2 1 ; Rajasthan Royals:  141-6  ; Jofra Archer (5),  Rahul Tewatia (1)

Jason Holder [3.0-0-26-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Archer hits towards extra cover for a single.
 
Ball 5: Archer hits towards extra cover for a single and collects an overthrow too thanks to Garg. 
 
Ball 4: Archer squeezes the yorker towards deep fine leg for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 3: Tewatia squeezes towards deep point for a single.

Jofra Archer, right handed bat, comes to the crease

Ball 2: Parag dances down the ground and Holder sees him doing so, digs it short. Parag goes with shot as he tries to hit over mid-off but holed up to Warner, who juggles and completes the catch by running back. Riyan Parag c Warner b Holder 20(12) [4s-2 6s-1]
 
Ball 2: WIDE

Rahul Tewatia, left handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 1: Smith goes for a biggie straight down the ground but holed up to long-on. GONE.  Smith c Manish Pandey b Holder 19(15) [4s-2]

RR live score after 18 Overs: 134-4

Over Summary: 1 1 4 6 4 0 ; Rajasthan Royals:  134-4  ; Steve Smith (19), Riyan Parag (20)

Natarajan [2.0-0-17-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Parag blocks the yorker towards bowler for no run.
 
Ball 5: Parag squeezes over short third man for FOUR
 
Ball 4: Natarajan misses the yorker by whisker and Parag smashes towards extra cover for SIX.
 
Ball 3: Parag smashes FOUR.
 
Ball 2: Smith digs out the yorker towards point for a single.
 
Ball 1: Parag slices past backward point for a single.

RR live score after 17 Overs: 118-4

Over Summary: 0 2 0 1 1 1 ; Rajasthan Royals:  118-4  ; Steve Smith (18), Riyan Parag (5)

Sandeep Sharma [3.0-0-26-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Parag collects a single.
 
Ball 5: Smith collets a single.
 
Ball 4: Parag collects a single.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Parag collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 1: DOT 

RR live score after 16 Overs: 113-4; Buttler departs

Over Summary: 4 1 W 1 2 0 ; Rajasthan Royals:  113-4  ; Steve Smith (15), Riyan Parag (1)

Vijay Shankar [2.0-0-7-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Smith collects a  couple of runs towards deep backward point
 
Ball 4: Riyan Parag, right handed bat, comes to the crease and taps towards backward point for a single.
 
Ball 3: Shankar gets an extra bounce as Buttler tries to play on the up cover drive. Buttler gets a thick outside edge to backward point, GONE. Buttler c Nadeem b Shankar 9(12)
 
Ball 2: Smith cuts towards deep point for a single.
 
Ball 1: Smith heaves towards deep square leg for FOUR.

RR live score after 15 Overs: 105-3

Over Summary:  1 2 0 0 1 2  ; Rajasthan Royals:  105-3  ; Jos Buttler (9), Steve Smith (10)

Rashid Kham continues....

Ball 6: Buttler collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 5: Smith nudges towards mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Smith collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 1: Buttler tucks towards square leg for a single.

RR live score after 14 Overs: 99-3

Over Summary:  1 1 1 1 1 4  ; Rajasthan Royals:  99-3  ; Jos Buttler (6), Steve Smith (7)

Shahbaz Nadeem, Left arm orthodox, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Smith smashes FOUR. 
 
Ball 5: Buttler collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Smith hits towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 3: Buttler collects a single towards long-off.
 
Ball 2: Smith collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Buttler collects a single.

RR live score after 13 Overs: 90-3; Rashid castles Stokes

Over Summary:  W 1 0 2 0 1  ; Rajasthan Royals:  90-3  ; Jos Buttler (3), Steve Smith (1)

Rashid Khan [2.0-0-10-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Buttler collects a single.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Buttler collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Steven Smith, right handed bat, comes to the crease and punches towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 1: Rashid Khan ends Stokes' struggling stay at the crease as the Afghani bowler castles him.  Stokes b Rashid Khan 30(32) [4s-2]

RR live score after 12 Overs: 86-2; Holder scalps Samson

Over Summary:  2 1 6 W 0 0  ; Rajasthan Royals:  86-2  ; Ben Stokes (30), Jos Buttler (0)

Jason Holder [2.0-0-17-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: A short delivery and Buttler tries to pull it but misses. 
 
Ball 5: Jos Buttler, right handed bat, comes to the crease and defends.
 
Ball 4: Samson tries to play a fancy big shot but misses and Holder hits the top of leg stump. GONE. Samson b Holder 36(26) [4s-3 6s-1]
 
Ball 3: A short delivery and Samson pulls towards mid-wicket for SIX.
 
Ball 2: Stokes hits towards sweeper cover for a single and completes 50-run stand with Samson.
 
Ball 1: Ben Stokes chips over extra cover for a couple of runs.

RR live score after 11 Overs: 77-1; CRR: 7

Over Summary:  0 0 2 0 1 0  ; Rajasthan Royals:  77-1  ; Ben Stokes (27), Sanju Samson (30)

Vijay Shankar [1.0-0-4-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Samson tries to play a cross batted slog, misses. DOT.
 
Ball 5: Stokes taps towards backward point for a single.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Stokes tucks towards mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 2: Stokes hits towards extra cover for no run.
 
Ball 1: Stokes tries to scoop over fine leg, misses.

RR live score after 10 Overs: 74-1; CRR: 7.28

Over Summary:  0 1 2 1 1 1  ; Rajasthan Royals:  74-1  ; Ben Stokes (24), Sanju Samson (30)

Rashid Khan continues...

Ball 6: Stokes clips towards square leg for a single.
 
Ball 5: Samson knocks towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 4: A single for Stokes.
 
Ball 3: Stokes collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 2: Samson collects a single.
 
Ball 1: DOT

RR live score after 9 Overs: 68-1; CRR: 7.56

Over Summary:  4 2 1 1 2 1  ; Rajasthan Royals:  68-1  ; Ben Stokes (20), Sanju Samson (28)

Natarajan continues...

Ball 6: Samson collects a single.
 
Ball 5: Samson flicks towards deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 4: Stokes hits towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 3: Samson steers down to third man for a single.
 
Ball 2: Samson slaps towards cover for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 1: A short delivery and Samson pulls towards deep mid-wicket for FOUR.

RR live score after 8 Overs: 57-1

Over Summary:  0 1 0 0 1 2  ; Rajasthan Royals:  57-1  ; Ben Stokes (19), Sanju Samson (18)

Rashid Khan, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Shankar drops Stokes as batsman takes a couple of runs.
 
Ball 5: Samson collects a single
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Stokes collects a single.
 
Ball 1: DOT

RR live score after 7 Overs: 53-1; CRR: 7.57

Over Summary:  0 2 2 1 0 1  ; Rajasthan Royals:  53-1  ; Ben Stokes (16), Sanju Samson (17)

Natarajan, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Stokes digs out the yorker towards mid-off for a single.
 
Ball 5: Stokes blocks the yorker.
 
Ball 4: Samson steers down to third man for a single.
 
Ball 3: Samson works towards deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 2: Samson slaps towards deep extra cover for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 1: DOT

RR live score after 6 Overs: 47-1

Over Summary:  1 1 0 0 1 1  ; Rajasthan Royals:  47-1  ; Ben Stokes (15), Sanju Samson (12)

Vijay Shankar, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Samson flicks towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 5: A short delivery and Stokes pulls towards, along the ground, towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 4: A back of length delivery and Stokes slaps towards extra cover for no run.
 
Ball 3: Stokes cuts towards backward point for no run.
 
Ball 2: Samson knocks towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 1: Stokes drags towards deep backward square leg for a single.

RR live score after 5 Overs: 43-1

Over Summary:  1 0 1 4 4 0  ; Rajasthan Royals:  43-1  ; Ben Stokes (13), Sanju Samson (10)

Sandeep Sharma continues...

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Samson leans forward and drives through cover for FOUR.
 
Ball 4: Samason smashes through mid-off for FOUR.
 
Ball 3: Stokes collects a single.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Samson gets an thick outside edge towards third man for a single.

RR live score after 4 Overs: 33-1; Uthappa runout

Over Summary:  4 4 W Wd 1 0 1  ; Rajasthan Royals:  33-1  ; Ben Stokes (12), Sanju Samson (1)

Jason Holder continues...

Ball 6: Samason collects a single towards wide of mid-on fielder.
 
Ball 5: DOT

Ball 4: Stokes collects a single towards deep mid-wicket
 
Ball 4: WIDE

Sanju Samson, right handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 3: Stokes gets an inside edge onto the pads and ball rolls down to silly point, Uthappa was looking for a single but Stokes declines. Holder gets the ball and throws down the non-striker end, RUNOUT.  Uthappa run out (Holder) 19(13) [4s-2 6s-1]
 
Ball 2: Stokes scoops just of keeper for FOUR towards deep fine leg.
 
Ball 1: Stokes walks down the pitch and smashes over mid-wicket for FOUR.

RR live score after 3 Overs: 22-0

Over Summary:  0 1 6 1 1 4  ; Rajasthan Royals:  22-0  ; Robin Uthappa (19), Ben Stokes (3)

Sandeep Sharma continues...

Ball 6: Uthappa walks down the pitch and slaps straight down the ground for FOUR.
 
Ball 5: Stokes pushes towards extra cover and collects a single. A direct hit and Stokes would have been GONE.
 
Ball 4: Uthappa drives wide of mid-off fielder for a single.
 
Ball 3: An inswinging delivery and Uthappa whips towards backward square leg for SIX.
 
Ball 2: Stokes hits towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 1: DOT

RR live score after 2 Overs: 9-0

Over Summary:  0 0 0 0 2 4  ; Rajasthan Royals:  9-0  ; Robin Uthappa (8), Ben Stokes (1)

Jason Holder, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Uthappa drives through mid-off for FOUR.
 
Ball 5: Uthappa pulls towards cow corner for a  couple of runs.
 
Ball 4: Uthappa pushes towards mid-off for no run.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT
 

RR live score after 1 Over: 3-0

Over Summary:  1 0 1 0 0 1   ; Rajasthan Royals:  3-0  ; Robin Uthappa (2), Ben Stokes (1)

Uthappa and Stokes at the crease. Uthappa on strike. Sandeep Sharma opens the attack...

Ball 6: Uthappa flicks towards deep square leg for a single.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Stokes drives towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 2:  DOT
 
Ball 1: Uthappa steers towards third man for a single.

WATCH: RR vs SRH toss

SRH playing 11

David Warner(c), Jonny Bairstow(w), Priyam Garg, Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan

SRH playing 11: 2 changes

Jason Holder comes in for Williamson. Nadeem comes in for Basil Thampi

RR playing 11

Ben Stokes, Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson(w), Steven Smith(c), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi

SRH vs RR head to head (last 5 matches)

SRH won: 3
 
RR won: 2

Highest and lowest score of SRH and RR against each other

  • SRH highest score vs RR: 201
  • SRH lowest score vs RR: 127
  • RR highest score vs SRH: 198
  • RR lowest score vs SRH: 102

SRH vs RR head to head in IPL history

Matches: 12
SRH won: 6
RR won: 6

SRH vs RR playing 11 predictions

SRH tentative playing 11: David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson/Jason Holder, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, Basil Thampi

RR tentative playing 11: Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson (wk), Steven Smith (c), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi

In pics: Warner ahead of SRH vs RR match

David Warner captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad at practise sessions during match 40 of IPL 2020 between the Rajasthan Royals and the Sunrisers Hyderabad held at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai in the United Arab Emirates on the 22nd October 2020. Photo by: Sportzpics for BCCI

Key bowler for Sunrisers Hyderabad

After losing the services of experienced Bhuvneshwar Kumar and all-rounder Mitchell Marsh, Sandeep Sharma and T Natarajan did well to fill-in the fissure but the duo needs to dish out their best at this crucial juncture.
 
Rashid Khan, SRH leading wicket-taker with 66 scalps from 55 games, will have to once again lead the entire bowling unit besides continuing with his good show.

(Photo credit: Sportzpics for BCCI)
 

WATCH: Ben Stokes hitting big during practice session

WATCH: Jos Buttler during practice session

Key batsmen for Sunrisers Hyderabad

SRH is on the verge of losing a playoff berth and only a win could keep them buoyant. The 2016 champions rely heavily relies on its top four -- Jonny Bairstow, Warner, Manish Pandey and Kane Williamson.
 
They have remain unable to find a finisher in their middle-order. It is this factor, along with Williamson's injury, that prompted Warner to demote himself lower down the order in their previous game against Kolkata Knight Riders. He ended up pushing the match into a Super Over.
 
With all eyes on these four players, it would also be a perfect opportunity for young Abdul Samad and Vijay Shankar to deliver in case any of them fails.

(Photo credit: Sportzpics for BCCI)
 

WATCH: SRH's practice session before the start of today's match

Key bowlers for Rajasthan Royals

RR's leading wicket-taker Jofra Archer (39 wickets form 31 games) will once again spearhead the pace charge and will seek some support from Stokes, who is yet to create an impact.
 
The others -- Tewatia, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot and Kartik Tyagi -- were quite economical with the ball against CSK.

(Photo credit: Sportzpics for BCCI)
 

Key batsmen for Rajasthan Royals

Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson, and Robin Uthappa need to provide a good start while the onus of converting those lies on the shoulders of Buttler and Smith. Samson's performances have fallen off a cliff since the first two matches of the season and he would be looking to get his act together.
 
Young Riyan Parag and Rahul Tewatia have rescued their side from tricky situations on a number of occassions this season and the top order will be looking to reduce the load on them.

(Photo credit: Sportzpics for BCCI)
 

RR squad for IPL 2020

Rajasthan Royals Squad: Ben Stokes, Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson(w), Steven Smith(c), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi, Varun Aaron, Jaydev Unadkat, David Miller, Aniruddha Joshi, Manan Vohra, Tom Curran, Andrew Tye, Shashank Singh, Mahipal Lomror, Oshane Thomas, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Akash Singh

(Photo credit: Sportzpics for BCCI)

SRH squad for IPL 2020

Jonny Bairstow(w), Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, David Warner(c), Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, Basil Thampi, Wriddhiman Saha, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Mohammad Nabi, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jason Holder, Bavanaka Sandeep, Billy Stanlake, Fabian Allen, Virat Singh, Khaleel Ahmed, Sanjay Yadav, Abhishek Sharma, Prithvi Raj Yarra

IPL 2020, Match 40: SRH vs RR preview

The inexperienced young guns of both Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad would like to put their hands up in testing times when both teams square off in a must-win Indian Premier League game on Thursday.
 
Whether it is Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad of Sunrisers or Kartik Tyagi, Riyan Parag of the Royals, the youngsters from both sides will be feeling the pressure of doing something out of the box in case their illustrious seniors fail in that pursuit.

The Sunrisers is currently tottering at the second last place in the eight-team table with just six points from nine game while Royals is a notch ahead with eight points after its comprehensive win over Chennai Super Kings in the previous game. READ FULL ARTICLE HERE
 


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