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

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

IPL 2019, Rajasthan Royals

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

Man of the match: Jaydev Unadkat

11:47 PM

11:39 PM

Rajasthan Royals beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 7 wickets

11:30 PM

Over 19.1; Royals win

Shakid comes into the attack and Samson hits towards cow-corner and win the match for RR. 
11:29 PM

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

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. 
11:24 PM

Rajasthan Royals need 9 runs in 12 balls
11:23 PM

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. 
11:20 PM

Ashton Turner, right handed bat, comes to the crease
11:18 PM

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. 
11:15 PM

Time-out

11:15 PM

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. 
11:14 PM

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. 
11:03 PM

Rajasthan Royals need 34 runs in 32 balls
11:03 PM

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. 
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First Published: Apr 27 2019 | 5:23 PM IST

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