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IPL 2018, RR vs SRH Highlights - As It Happened

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Hyderabad vs Rajasthan (T20)

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SRH vs RR Cricket Scorecard (T20)

Match 28 T20, Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur, 29 April, 2018

Hyderabad

151/7

(20.0) RR 7.55

Hyderabad Kane Williamson (C)
Hyderabad beat Rajasthan by 11 runs
Rajasthan Ajinkya Rahane (C)

Rajasthan

140/6

(20.0) RR 7

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19:28 (IST)

This is third win on the trot for SRH. They are making a big statement here as they defend 151 against Rajasthan Royals with ease here. 

19:26 (IST)

SRH WIN: And the last over by Basil Thampi starts with a four by Gowtham. He is the danger man here. SRH need to be very careful here. But Thampi makes a good comeback here and pitches the ball full. And in this bid Gowtham departs for 8. And that's it. SRH win by 11 runs. 

19:20 (IST)

Siddarth Kaul delivers a brilliant 19th over. Rajasthan should consider themselves unlucky that one certain six and four were stopped in the over. It's 131/5 in 19 overs as RR need 21 from the last over.

19:18 (IST)

OUT: Mahipal Lomror in a bid to get some boundaries, edges one off Kaul, as Saha makes no mistake is taking the catch. It's a huge wicket at this juncture of the match. It's 128/5 in 18.3 overs. 

19:13 (IST)

SIX: And RR skipper Rahane changes gears and dispatches Rashid Khan for a humongous six through mid-wicket. That's a great start to the 18th over. Make it nine runs in the over. RR need 27 from 12 balls. It's 125/4 in 18 overs.

19:09 (IST)

Siddarth Kaul comes for the 17th over. This is going to be a crucial one. He makes the full use of knuckle balls, and takes the pace off his deliveries. That is making it difficult for the batsmen to score freely. 7 runs come from the over Rajasthan need 36 from 18 balls. It's 116/4 in 17 overs.

19:06 (IST)

50 FOR RAHANE: That's a fifty from 42 balls for skipper Ajinkya Rahane. He needs to keep going strong from here and guide his team to a win. 

19:05 (IST)

Rashid Khan is once again impressing with his mixture of googlies and leg-spinners. He is not giving anything away to Rahane, who is well set at the moment. Someone needs to take on the bowlers now. Another tidy over comes to end. It's 109/4 in 16 overs. Rajasthan need 43 from 24 balls.

18:58 (IST)

Time for another Sandeep Sharma over. And in this over 100 comes up for Rajasthan. The key for them is that Rahane needs to keep continuing from here. After him there is not much batting left. Just 6 runs come from the over. RR need 50 runs fro 30 balls. It's 102/4 after 15 overs.

18:52 (IST)

OUT: Rashid Khan comes for another over and looks to tighten the screws on Rajasthan batsmen. The spinners have really managed to slow things down. And that's another wicket that falls down. Jos Buttler gives a simple catch to Shikhar Dhawan at long off. Rajathan are in a spot of bother as it's 96/4 after 14 overs.

18:48 (IST)

Yusuf comes for another over. Finally after a long while Rahane gets a boundary. He paddle-sweeps the bowler for a four. They need many more of those. 9 runs coming from the over as Rajasthan requires 61 runs from 42 balls. It's 91/1 in 13 overs.

18:45 (IST)

Shakib delivers a tidy over here. Rajasthan are lagging behind the required run-rate here. The batsmen need to up the ante with 70 runs needed from 48 balls. It's 82/3 after 12 overs.

18:43 (IST)

It's a welcome change for SRH. They have sneaked in a really good over here with just 5 runs coming from it. Rajasthan 78/3 with 74 runs needed from 52 balls. 

18:39 (IST)

OUT: And a surprise bowling change here. Yusuf Pathan comes into the attack. And a wicket for the off-spinner. The new batsman Ben Stokes doesn't trouble the scorers much as he departs for 0. It's 73/3 after 10.2 overs.

18:36 (IST)

OUT: After the time-out, it's time for Kaul's fast bowling.  And the break has done the trick for Sunrisers, as danger-man Sanju Samson departs for 40 from 30 balls. This is just the opening Sunrisers were looking for. Just three runs come from it. Rajasthan 72/2 in 9.4 overs. 

18:28 (IST)

Shakib gets another over here. Rajasthan should look to attack one bowler here. And with this, Rahane drives the ball toward long on for another boundary. Good, controlled batting by these two here. Nine runs come from the over. It's 69/1 after 9 overs. 

18:25 (IST)

It's time for Rashid Khan's leg-spin now. Both the batsmen need to wary here. In the first over Rashid doesn't bowl a googly that allows the batsmen to score some runs. Rahane sweeps a good-length ball for a boundary. 10 runs come from the over. It's 60/1 after 8 overs.

18:21 (IST)

Shakib comes in for his second over. Rajasthan now needs to target their bowlers because when once Rashid Khan comes, it will be difficult to score off him. Another good over for Hyderabad as just seven runs come from it. It's 50/1 after 7 overs.

18:17 (IST)

Now Basil Thampi makes way for very consistent, Siddarth Kaul. He has been brilliant in this season of IPL. He needs to get some wickets for his team here. But Samson finds another easy boundary here. He picks the knuckle ball early and dispatches it towards long on. But all in all it was a good over for SRH, as eight runs come off it. It's 43/1 after 6 overs. 

18:12 (IST)

From the other end Sandeep continues. He has been exceptional till now. He has managed to keep both the batsmen quiet, which other SRH bowlers have not been able to. Just 4 runs coming in this over. It's 35/1 in 5 overs.

IPL 2018, RR vs SRH Highlights - As It Happened

PREVIEW RR vs SRH: Rajasthan Royals' desire to move up the pecking order got a boost following an incredible win a week ago, and the mid-table team would look to keep the momentum going in its IPL game against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday. The Royals are aware of the challenges facing them at the Sawai Mansingh Stadum, a few days after Sunrisers Hyderabad got the better of Kings XI Punjab to grab the second position in the standings.

While SRH have won five out of their seven games so far, Rajasthan Royals are placed fifth with three victories and as many losses. Rajasthan were on their way to suffer back-to-back defeats before a superb cameo from all-rounder Krishnappa Gowtham helped them stun Mumbai Indians by three wickets last Sunday. The hosts are looking forward to skipper Ajinkya Rahane to lead them by example, and the India Test vice-captain must be eager to live up to the expectations. With his explosive hitting, the immensely talented Sanju Samson is turning out to be RR's batting mainstay, and another big one could be in the offing.

Samson is high on confidence having played a few significant knocks so far in the cash-rich league. The English duo of Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler add muscle to Rajasthan's batting, and they are always keen to have a good hit in the middle. Rajasthan's bowling department is shouldered by medium pacers Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat Ben Laughlin and Krishnappa Gowtham, who bowls off-breaks. It may be a way game for them but Sunrisers Hyderabad will still fancy their chances.

Teams: Sunrisers Hyderabad: Kane Williamson (captain), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shikhar Dhawan, Shakib Al Hasan, Manish Pandey, Carlos Brathwaite, Yusuf Pathan, Wriddhiman Saha, Rashid Khan, Ricky Bhui, Deepak Hooda, Siddarth Kaul, T Natarajan, Mohammad Nabi, Basil Thampi, K Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Sachin Baby, Chris Jordan, Billy Stanlake, Tanmay Agarwal, Shreevats Goswami, Bipul Sharma, Mehdi Hasan, Alex Hale.

Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane (captain), Ankit Sharma, Anureet Singh, Jofra Archer, Stuart Binny, Aryaman Birla, Jos Buttler, Dushmantha Chameera, Prashant Chopra, Shreyas Gopal, Krishnappa Gowtham, Heinrich Klaasen, Dhawal Kulkarni, Ben Laughlin, Mahipal Lomror, Sudhesan Midhun, Sanju Samson, Jatin Saxena, D'Arcy Short, Ish Sodhi, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tripathi, Jaydev Unadkat.

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RankTeamPointsRating
1 New Zealand 3198 118
2 Australia 3028 116
3 India 3085 114
4 England 4326 106
5 South Africa 2499 96
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RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 5405 123
2 India 6102 117
3 New Zealand 3716 116
4 Australia 4344 111
5 South Africa 3345 108
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RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 6877 275
2 Australia 6800 272
3 India 10186 268
4 Pakistan 7516 259
5 South Africa 5047 252
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