In the 4th clash of Indian Primer League (IPL) 2018, Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Rajasthan Royals by 9 wickets at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium cricket Stadium, Hyderabad. SRH skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to bowl first. Bowling well Sunrisers Hyderabad bowlers stick to the plan and managed to restricts Ajinkya Rahane and team for a meager 125 runs. Opener Shikhar Dhawan and skipper Kane Williamson played the key role in 9 wicket win over Ajinkya Rahane and company. Dhawan who was dropped on 0 by Royals skipper Ajinkya Rahane played a match-winning 77 runs innings.

Shikhar Dhawan took 57 balls to score 77 runs with help of 13 boundaries and 1 sixer. Hyderabad skipper Kane Williamson trashed the Rajasthan bowling and hit36 runs off 35 balls with help of 3 boundaries and 1 sixer. Bowlers also played an equal role in the win for Sunrisers Hyderabad Siddharth Kaul and Shakib al Hassan picked up 2 wickets each and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan and Billy Stanlake contributed with 1 wicket each. For Rajasthan Royals, Sanju Samson was the only successful batsman who showed some good hands and scored 49 runs off 42 balls with help of 5 boundaries.  


Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson(c), Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Billy Stanlake, Siddarth Kaul

Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Ajinkya Rahane(c), D Arcy Short, Sanju Samson(w), Ben Stokes, Rahul Tripathi, Jos Buttler, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat, Ben Laughlin


Sunrisers Hyderabad Vs Rajasthan Royals match highlights: 

Shikhar Dhawan becomes Man of the Match for his 77 runs knock. 

23:07 PM—SUNRISERS HYDERABAD WIN BY 9 WICKET. Shikar Dhawan finishes off in style with a SIXXXEERR. Shikar Dhawan scored 77 runs and Kane Williamson contributed 36 runs.

23:04 PM— Hard work of Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Willamson and their bowling unit paid the result as HRS now need only 3 runs off 30 balls, Sunrisers Hyderabad 123\1 after 15 over.

23:01 PM— Skipper Kane Williamson and opener Shikhar Dhawan did for the team in style as they exploded boundaries in every corner of the ground in their innings. Only 6 runs needed now, Sunrisers Hyderabad 120\1 after 14 over.

22:56 PM— 10 runs of the Sunrisers Hyderabad is getting loser inches by inches. SRH now only 21 runs away for their first victory. Sunrisers Hyderabad 114\1 after 13 over.

D Arcy Short, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack

22:51 PM—Ben Laughlin comes back into the attack, Dhawan hits the 6th balls for a smashing boundary and it’s 100 up for Sunrisers Hyderabad.  Sunrisers Hyderabad 103\1 after 12 over.

22:48 PM— Shreyas Gopal to Williamson, FOURkaboooooom! That’s been smashed to pulp and it’s Williamson who has done it. Shreyas Gopal bowls a 7 run over, Sunrisers Hyderabad 96\1 after 11 over.

22:43 PM — 50 up- for Shikhar Dhawan. Left-handed batsman reaches the mark in style with a boundary.  a good 10 run over for SRH, Sunrisers Hyderabad 89\1 after 10 over.

22: 41 PM— Shreyas Gopal bowls a good over for Rajasthan Royals as Hyderabad batsman managed to score only 4 runs off the over.  Sunrisers Hyderabad 79\1 after 9 over.

22:35 PM— Another big over for SRH, Dhawan hits 2 back to back boundaries to Stokes and earns 11 runs of the over, Sunrisers Hyderabad 75\1 after 8 over.   

22:28 PM— Shikhar Dhawan and Kane Williamson are batting like they are playing a 10-over match and Rajasthan bowlers are no-where in the competition. 7 runs of the over with help of 1 boundary.   Sunrisers Hyderabad 64\1 after 7 over

22:20 PM— FREE HIT!!!! umpire calls for an illegal delivery by Ben Laughlin but the replay shows that some part of feet was behind the line. 50-stand comes up between the duo. 12 runs of the last over,  Sunrisers Hyderabad 57\1 after 6 over.

22:17 PM— Four, Four…Shikhar Dhawan hits 2 boundaries to off-spinner Krishnappa Gowtham, a good over for SRH, Sunrisers Hyderabad 45\1 after 5 over.

22:14 PM— What a Shot!!!  SRH skipper Kane Williamson pulls the ball for a maximum. It looks like skipper is in hurry to end the match, 12 runs of the over, Sunrisers Hyderabad 36\1 after 4 over.

22:10 PM— SIXXX!! Shikhar Dhawan hits 1st sixer of the match, 13 runs of the over for Surisers Hyderabad.   Sunrisers Hyderabad 24\1 after 3 over.

22:02 PMWicket!!! Good start to Jaydev Unadkat, Wriddiman Saha caught by Laughlin after scoring 5 runs. 10 runs of the over Sunrisers Hyderabad 11\1 after 2 over.

21:57 PM—Dropped!!! Shikhar Dhawan dropped by skipper Ajinkya Rahane at slip on the Dhawan Kulkarni’s bowl. Good 1 run over. Sunrisers Hyderabad 1\0 after 1 over.

Shikhar Dhawan and Wriddhiman Saha walk in to start the innings for Hyderabad.

2nd innings: Sunrisers Hyderabad need 126 runs to win


21:40 PM— RUN OUT!!! Jayadev Unadkat gets run out and only 3 runs of the final over of the Sunrisers Hyderabad’s innings.  Rajasthan Royals 125\9 after 20 overs.

21:37 PM—Wicket!!! Everything is going in favour of Sunrisers Hyderabad as Shreya Gopal gets out after scoring 18 runs off 18 balls.  Rajasthan Royals 122\8 after 19 overs.

21:33 PM — WICKET!!!  JOS Buttler departs at 17.02 over after scoring 06 runs. Rajasthan Royals 115\7 after 18 overs.

21:30 PM— Sunrisers Hyderabad bowlers are delivering exactly what their captain wanted. Rajasthan Royals 115\6 after 17 overs.

21:23 PM—Some runs for the Rajasthan Royals, a 9 run over from Rashid Khan. Shreyas Aiyer and  Jos Buttler are struggling on the crease for RR.  Rajasthan Royals 107\6 after 16 overs.

21:11 PM—Another good over by pacer S Kaul as he bowls a 2 run over with wicket.  Rajasthan Royals 97\6 after 15 overs.

Sanju Samson missed the half-century by 1 run. Samson c Rashid Khan b Shakib 49(42) [4s-5]

21: 08 PM— Shakib al Hassan is on the rolllll!!! a double-wicket over from the left-arm spinner that puts Sunrisers Hyderabad in the driving seat.  Both the set batsman Rahul Tripathi and Sanju Samson are now back to pavilion, Rajasthan Royals 95\5 after 14 overs.

21:01 PM— A big shout from S Kaul but rejected by the umpires. Kaul is bowling with some good variations that is making trouble for the RR batsman, only 5 runs from the over, Rajasthan Royals 82\3 after 13 overs.

20:57 PM—Finally some relief for Rajasthan Royal as it was a 12 run over from Rashid Khan. Rahul Tripathi hits 2 boundaries to Rashid under pressure. Rajasthan Royals 87\3 after 12 overs.

20:54 PM—Stanlake bowled another tight over, just 4 runs from it. Rajasthan Royals 75\3 after 11 overs.

20:47 PM—New batsman Rahul Tripathi walks in the crease to face SRH bowlers.  Tripathi and Samson are now focusing on singles and doubles now, 8 runs of the over, Rajasthan Royals 71\3 after 10 overs.

20:44 PM— Billy Stanlake bowled a good over as he got the big wicket of English player Ben Stokes. a great running catch was taken by SRH skipper Kane Williamson. Rajasthan Royals 63\3 after 9 overs.

20:38 PM— A good and tight over bowled by Rashid Khan, only 1 run of the over.  Rajasthan Royals 57\2 after 8 overs. Things are going in favour of SRH as they are holding the grips on the match.

20:32 PM — BIG WICKET!!! Ajinkya Rahane departs after scoring 13 runs. The change in bowling worked for Sunrisers Hyderabad and S Kaul gets the big breakthrough. Rajasthan Royals 56\2 after 7 overs.

Siddarth Kaul, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

20:27 PM— Shakib continues the spin attack. Sanju Samson hits a boundary over mid-wicket to a turning bowl. Rajasthan Royals 48\1 after 6 overs. 

20:24  PM —  Stanklake is bowling with the speed of air @147KM\H. Rahane and Samson are making full use of his speed and hit 2 boundaries in the over.  Rajasthan Royals 41\1 after 5 overs.

20:21 PM— Spin introduced by Hyderabad, Shakib al Hassan bowls a good 6 run over. Rajasthan is trying to come back on track. Rajasthan Royals 27\1 after 4 overs.

20:15 PM— Rajasthan Royal’s batsman Sanju Samson hit 2 boundaries to Bhuvaneshwar Kumar in the 3rd over and puts away the first wicket pressure. Rajasthan Royals 21\1 after 3 overs.  

20:12 PM— Batsman Sanju Samsun stepped in to bat in place of D’arcy. Using the 1st wicket pressure, pacer Stanlake bowled a tight 5 run over. Rajasthan Royals 11\1 after 2 overs

20: 05 PM—Wicket!!! its a great start for Sunrisers Hyderabad as they got the 1st breakthrough in the 1st over. D’arcy departs after scoring 4 runs. A direct hit from captain Williamson got the SRH the first wicket. RR-6\1

20:00 PM —Skipperr Ajinkya Rahane and D’arcy Short stepped in to open the innings for Rajasthan Royals. The team is making there come back after 2 years. Indian pacer Bhuvaneshwan Kumar started the bowling for Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Toss: Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and elected to bowl first

Overseas players for Rajasthan Royals in tonight’s match: Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, D’Arcy Short, Ben Laughlin 

Overseas players for Sunrisers HyderabadRashid Khan, Billy Stanlake, Kane Williamson and Shakib-al-Hassan

Pitch report: Former cricketer and commentator Sanjay Manjrekar reported that the pitch is dry and will be spin friendly. The pitch is well rolled with no shine and a perfect T20 track.

Match Prediction:  Before the match, former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen has predicted that today’s clash will be won by Rajasthan Royals.  KP said that RR has a good squad that can beat any side.   

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

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

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