IPL 2019 RR vs SRH: Sanju Samson’s 48 helped Rajasthan Royals beat Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 45th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) on Saturday. With today’s win, Steven Smith-led Rajasthan have registered the fifth victory in the Vivo IPL 2019. While it was Sunrisers Hyderabad’s sixth loss in the 11 games they played so far. RR have played 12 games in the 12th season of IPL.

Chasing down the target of 161, Rajasthan openers Ajiyanka Rahane and Liam Livingstone gave a decent start to the team. The first wicket fell when RR had scaled around half (78) of the target. Livingstone was dismissed for 44 off 25 while Rahane made 39 off 34. RR lost second wicket for 93 and third wicket for 148. Skipper Steven Smith (22) was the last RR batsman to loose his wicket.

Sanju Samson made an unbeaten 48 off 32 coupled with a sixes and four boundaries. This was Rajasthan’s comfortable win.

For Hyderabad, Shakib Al Hasan, Khaleel Ahmed and Rashid Khan claimed one each wicket.

Batting first, Hyderabad lost Kane Williamson early for 28 runs. After that David Warner and Manish Pandey took the score to 103 in the 12th over. It looked Hyderabad would cross 180-run mark but the tight bowling of RR bowlers stoped them on a modest total. Hyderabad scored 57 runs in the last eight overs. Baring Openers and one-down batsman, other players failed to reach double figures.

For Rajasthan, Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas, Shreyas Gopal and Jaydev Unadkat claimed two each wicket. Unadkat conceded only 26 runs while Thomas gave off 28 runs in their respective four over spell.

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