Mon, 27 September 2021
IPL: SRH beat Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets
23:05 Williamson hits 50
SRH 167-3 (18.3 ovs) vs RR 164-5 (20 ovs) | Scorecard
SunRisers Hyderabad beat Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets to record only their second win in IPL 2021.
It was also their first win after 5 losses.
Chasing 165, Jason Roy and Saha gave SRH a big start upfront with the former scoring a half-ton on debut. They made the most of the Powerplay overs.
They lost quick wickets in the middle, but Williamson then stayed on till the end to take his team home with a four and himself recording a half-century.
16 come off that over and now 6 needed off the last 2 overs.
After a dot, Williamson clips the ball over the leg side for a four and he gets the winning runs with another four.
That's 50 for Williamson and a win for SRH.
Sakariya continues and Abhishek starts the over with a huge six.
The batsmen take a single each before Sakariya bowls a wide a single again before Williamson cracks a four on the leg side.
Another wide later, Williamson takes a single to end the over.
Mustafizur back in the attack and what an over that as just 4 including a wide come in the over.
22:46 SRH struggle to go big
SRH 139-3 (16 ovs) vs RR 164-5 (20 ovs) | Scorecard
Sakariya continues and Abhishek gets a single to third man off the first ball of the over.
After two dots, Williamson gets a single to cover.
Abhishek then clips the ball to mid-wicket for a couple. QUick runs those.
Wide ball next and the batsmen take a single. Williamson ends the over with a couple to mid-wicket as the batsmen take an easy couple.
Morris back in the attack and after a dot, Abhishek pulls the ball past short fine leg for a four.
Just three more singles come off the over as 7 come off it.
22:34 Garg out for duck
SRH 124-3 (14 ovs) vs RR 164-5 (20 ovs) | Scorecard
SunRisers need 41 off the last 6 overs. With Williamson out in the middle, they could very well just chase down the target.
Abhishek Sharma is the new man in. Sakariya continues and he starts with a wide. Just 4 singles come in the over as 5 come off it.
Garg is the new man in as Mustafizur is back in the attack.
After two dots to start the over, Williamson punishes the slower ball with an inside out shot over extra cover for a four.
After a dot, Williamson gets a single to square leg.
Mustafizur strikes off the last ball of the over as Garg fails to read the slower ball and hands the bowler a straightforward catch on his follow through. Garg out for a duck and SRH lose their 3rd.
22:23 Sakaria takes out the danger man
SRH 114-2 (12 ovs) vs RR 164-5 (20 ovs) | Scorecard
Roy's assault comes to an end.
Left-arm medium pacer Jason Roy comes into the attack and both Williamson and Roy take three singles off the first five balls before Roy is taken out.
Slower ball and Roy tries to scoop it off his pads, gets a faint edge and is caught behind for 60.
SRH lose their 2nd wicket.
Tewatia continues and after Williamson takes a single off the first ball, Roy comes to the party.
He first smashes the full ball over deep square leg into the stands for a six before he hits a four to fine leg to get to get to his half-ton.
A wide ball next before Roy belts another four through the leg side. A wide ball again next before Roy is dropped by Jaiswal at cover.
Roy makes the bowler pay as he plays a reverse sweep for a boundary off the next ball as 21 come off it!
Lomrar continues after just two singles from 4 balls, Williamson goes inside out and smacks the ball over covers for a six!
A single to end the over which has finally proved productive for Hyderabad.
Tewatia continues and runs still come in singles and twos as 6 come in the over.
22:07 Runs coming in singles and twos
Following the wicket of Saha, things have quietened down a little but with Williamson and Roy at the crease SRH's chances cannot be taken out of the game.
Lomror continues and Roy starts the over with a single past backward point.
Williamson then clips the ball to mid-wicket for a couple followed by another two runs to deep extra cover.
A dot later, Williamson then gets a single to the leg side before Roy smacks the ball to long-off for a single.
SRH 75-1 (8 ovs) vs RR 164-5 (20 ovs) | Scorecard
After the time-out, Tewatia comes in the attack. After a dot, Roy takes a single to long-on.
The batsmen rotate the strike as 5 singles come in the over.
21:56 Lomror takes first wicket
SRH 63-1 (6 ovs) vs RR 164-5 (20 ovs) | Scorecard
Williamson is the new man in and starts with a boundary as the ball goes past the diving fielder at point.
After a dot Williamson takes a single to long-off. A dot later Roy smashes the ball to long-on for a single as 6 runs and a wicket come off it.
After that thrashing of Morris by Roy, Samson brings on left arm spinner Lomror and he strikes first ball as he deceives Saha into coming down the track who is beaten and Samson coolly takes whips out the stumps.
Saha out for 18 off 11.
Morris back in the attack and Roy starts the over with a couple past point.
A lot later, Roy dispatches the bowler for four consecutive boundaries as 18 come off the over.
21:45 Saha packing a punch
SRH 39-0 (4 ovs) vs RR 164-5 (20 ovs) | Scorecard
Roy and Saha are on song here as the Rajasthan bowlers are sent to the cleaners.
Mustafizur in the attack now and he comes over the wicket to Roy. After two dots, Mustafizur bowls another slow one to the leg side, Roy flicks it to fine leg for a four.
Four byes next before Roy smashes another four over extra cover.
Roy then ends the over for a single to cover.
Unadkat continues and Saha whacks him over cow corner for a six! What a start to the over.
After a dot, Saha takes a single. Another dot later, Roy sneaks in a single before Saha creams the ball through the off side for a four.
Big over that as 12 come off it!
Morris in the attack now and he gives 6 in the over.
Jason Roy and Saha come out to bat as they chase 165 for victory as Unadkat opens the bowling for Rajasthan.
Saha and Roy deal in singles as Unadkat bowls a wide before Saha ends the over with a four past mid-wicket.
21:15 Samson leads from front with 82
RR 164-5 (20 ovs) vs SRH | Scorecard
SunRisers have done well to give just 11 runs in the last two overs to pull things back as Rajasthan make 164 for 5 in their 20 overs.
Tewatia is the new man in but Lomror has strike as the batsmen had crossed and he dropped next ball at deep mid-wicket.
A single off a leg bye off the last ball of the over and the innings as just 4 runs and 2 wickets fall in the final over.
Riyan Parag is the new man in but Lomror is on strike as the batsmen had crossed.
Lomror digs out the wide yorker to point and gets a single.
Kaul strikes agains as Parag tries to heave one first ball and is caught out in the deep for a duck.
Kaul back in the attack and he starts with a slower ball that Lomror tries to go after but the batsmen get a single off a bye.
Samson is out next ball as he tries to go big but he mistimes and he is holed out at long on. He goes for 82.
Bhuvi continues and the batsmen just deal in singles and a two off the first four balls before a wide is bowled off the next.
Lomror gets another single to the leg side before Bhuvi bowls a brilliant yorker that Samson digs out. Just 7 come off the over.
21:02 Smash SRH bowling around
RR 153-3 (18 ovs) vs SRH | Scorecard
Holder back in the attack and he starts with a wide down the leg side.
Slower ball next and Samson plays the ball to fine leg for a four.
Samson then digs out the yorker and the batsmen sneak in a single.
Lomror then slaps the full toss to extra cover for a single.
Samson then pulls the next ball to long-on for a single.
Lomror then mistimes his shot but gets a reprieve as Sandeep Sharma puts down the catch at short third man. The batsmen take a couple before a dot to end the over. 10 come off it.
Bhuvi back in the attack and Lomror starts the over with a single to mid-wicket.
Samson then just dispatches the ball over extra cover for a four.
Samson then gets a single to short third man.
Lomror and Samson get a single each before Lomror pulls the short ball to deep midwicket for a couple. 10 come off the over.
20:50 Scores 3000 IPL runs
RR 133-3 (16 ovs) vs SRH | Scorecard
Kaul back in the attack and Samson smashes him over covers for a four to bring up his half century.
Shortish ball next and Samson pulls it to deep square leg for a couple.
Samson on fire now, slower ball, Samson half hits it, gets the middle of the bat and it flies over the fielder at long-off for a six!
Samson then gets a couple to the leg side before he pulls the next short and slow ball through mid wicket for a six! 3000 IPL runs for Samson and a dot to end the over as 20 come off it.
Rashid continues after the time out and Samson starts the over as he dances down the track and smashes it over long-off for a six!
Samson then gets a single to long off.
Lomror and Samson then take a single each before the batsmen nicely end the over with two singles off the last two balls of the over. 11 come off it. That is the end of Rashid's spell as he gives 31 runs in his four overs.
20:40 Lomror takes to the attack
RR 102-3 (14 ovs) vs SRH | Scorecard
Holder back in the attack and after a dot Lomror gets a single to deep square leg.
Samson then gets a single to long-on before Lomror stands and delivers as he smashes the ball over wide long-on for a six!
Lomror and Samson take a single each as 10 come off the over.
Rashid contiues and Samson starts the over with a single to short third man.
After a dot, slog sweeps the ball past mid-wicket for a four.
Lomror then takes a single.
After a dot, Rashid bowls a wide down the leg side.
Samson then times the ball nicely to deep point for a couple as 9 come off the over.
Kaul back in the attack and Lomror starts the over with a single.
Samson then gets a single to square leg before Lomror plays four dots. Just 2 come off the over.
20:29 Rajasthan lose 3rd wicket
RR 81-3 (11 ovs) vs SRH | Scorecard
SRH pull things back a bit with two quick wickets.
Mahipal Lomror is the new man in but the batsmen had crossed and Samson has strike.
He gets a single to long on before Lomror plays a dot. He then gets off the mark with a single to short third man.
Two singles to end the over as 4 runs and a wicket come off it.
Rashid back in the attack and strikes first ball as Livingstone mistimes an attempted pull shot as he is caught out for 4.
Left arm spinner Abhishek Sharma in the attack now and Livingstone takes a single off the first ball of the over.
Tossed up next, Samson makes room and goes inside out as he slaps the ball through extra cover for a four.
Four singles next as 9 come off the over.
8 runs and a wicket come in the over.
Liam Livingstone is the new man in and after a dot, he gets off the mark with a flick to mid-wicket for a single.
Sandeep continues and after a dot, Samson flicks the ball to mid wicket for a single.
Jaiswal then just swings wildly and slaps the ball over long off for a six!
Sandeep gets his revenge next ball as Jaiswal inside edges the ball onto his stumps as he comes down the track and tries to swing his bat again. He is bowled out for 36 off 23.
20:11 Samson in full flow!
RR 60-1 (8 ovs) vs SRH | Scorecard
Rajasthan are doing well. The runs continue to flow even after the Powerplay overs.
Holder continues and Samson gets a single to square leg to start the over.
Holder bangs it in short and Jaiswal slaps it through the off side for a single.
After two dots, Samson gets a single to third man before Jaiswal mistimes a cut short and that is a dot.
Leggie Rashid Khan in the attack now and after a dot, Jaiswal pulls the ball to mid-wicket for a single.
Samson is then beaten! Superb bowling.
Samson then cuts the ball to backward point for a couple.
Samson then gets a single to long-on before Jaiswal ends the over with a late cut -- he rocks back and cuts the ball through to third man for a four!
Another good over for Rajasthan.
19:59 RR bat well in Powerplay overs
RR 49-1 (6 ovs) vs SRH | Scorecard
Sid Kaul comes into the attack now and Jaiswal starts the over wtith a single before Samson drives the ball handsomely through the covers for a four. Lovely batting!
Samson then cuts the ball past the backward point fielder for a four through the third man area.
Slower ball next, Samson tries to pull but gets very little on it as the keeper fields the ball.
Samson then whips the full toss ball to square leg for a single.
Jaiswal then just taps the ball down and runs a single to end the over.
Right arm medium pacer Holder in the attack now and after a first-ball dot, the batsmen take four singles before Jaiswal digs out a yorker off the last ball of the over.
19:51 SRH bowling wayward
RR 33-1 (4 ovs) vs SRH | Scorecard
Bhuvi continues and Jaiswal gets a single to third man before Samson slaps the ball through third man for a four.
After Jaiswal survives a run-out call at the non-strikers' end, Samson gets a single to deep mid-wicket.
Jaiswal then swivel pulls the ball to fine leg for a four.
Jaiswal then gets a reprieve as his mistimed pulls goes over Jason Holder on the leg side and he gets a single.
Sandeep continues and Jaiswal gets a single through point. Samson then gets a single.
Jaiswal then crunches the ball through the off side as it races to the boundary.
Sandeep then makes Jaiswal play as he bowls a better line and hits the good length to beat Jaiswal.
Jaiswal then runs down the track and he smashes it through mid-wicket for a four.
Jaiswal then cuts the ball through point to end the over with a single.
19:41 Bhuvi strikes!
RR 11-1 (2 ovs) vs SRH | Scorecard
Samson is the new man in and he is beaten outside the off side first ball.
He lets the next one go before playing out another dot.
Samson is again beaten as the ball narrowly goes past his outside edge.
Samson then whips the ball to mid-wicket for no run. Bhuvi bowls a wicket-maiden!
Bhuvneshwar opens at the other end and he bowls to the field, a shortish ball, Lewis pulls but it lands straight in the hands of the backward square leg fielder and Lewis is out for 6.
Jaiswal and Evin Lewis open the batting for Rajasthan and they will look to make the most of the Powerplay overs as Sandeep Sharma opens the bowling for SRH.
Rajasthan open their account off the very first ball as Lewis takes a single to mid off.
Jaiswal then plays a late cut towards short third man to take a single.
Lewis then just gets bat and ball and places the ball through the off side through third man for a four.
He then gets a single to fine leg.
Jaiswal then tries to dance down the track and fails to connect but he finishes the over in style with a slap square on the off side for a four!
Good start for Rajasthan.
19:10 SRH drop Warner
Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson has won the toss and elected to bat against SunRisers Hyderabad in their IPL match in Dubai on Monday.
Rajasthan's Kartik Tyagi is out with injury while Chris Morris and Evin Lewis return.
Hyderabad bring in Jason Roy for David Warner, while Kaul comes in place of injured Khaleel.
Rajasthan Royals take on Sunrisers Hyderabad with a firm eye on keeping their play-off hopes alive.
While Sunrisers -- with just one victory and eight losses -- out of contention for a play-offs spot, seventh placed Rajasthan will look to stay in the hunt with a win tonight.
Royals will definitely fancy their changes against the struggling Sunrisers, having beaten them in the first leg in India by 55 runs earlier this year.
In their first two matches of the IPL second leg, Royals edged past Punjab Kings by two runs in a thriller, before going down by 33 runs against table toppers Delhi Capitals on Saturday.
Sunrisers, on the other hand, lost both their games in the UAE leg so far -- against Delhi and Punjab.
Royals will take a lot of confidence from the performance of their bowlers on the slow pitches of UAE.
The pace trio of Mustafizur Rahman, young Kartik Tyagi and Chetan Saklariya have been impressive with the ball, while spinners South African Tabrez Shamsi and Tewatia have kept things quiet in the middle.
Sunrisers have suffered a disastrous campaign this season, losing eight out of their nine games in IPL 2021 to be out of the running of a place in the play-offs.
For Kane Williamson-led SRH, it will be all about enjoying the remaining few games and hoping to finish with a few consolation wins.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Jason Roy, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Kane Williamson(c), Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma
Rajasthan Royals: Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson(w/c), Liam Livingstone, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Chetan Sakariya, Jaydev Unadkat, Mustafizur Rahman