IPL 2018 HIGHLIGHTS ONLINE - RR vs RSHSunrisers Hyderabad bowlers' impressive defense of modest totals continued as the visitors pulled off an 11-run win over Rajasthan Royals on a tricky pitch to claim the top spot in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in Jaipur on Sunday. Electing to bat, Hyderabad posted 151 for seven, built around captain Kane Williamson's 63-run knock, his fourth fifty of the season, and his 92-run partnership with Englishman Alex Hales (45) , playing his first game of this edition. They set up the platform for a kill towards the end, but once they were dismissed, none of the following batsmen could make a substantial contribution. (SCORECARD)
HIGHLIGHTS, IPL 2018 MATCH 28: RR vs SRH FROM JAIPUR
19.28 IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad (151/7) beat Rajasthan Royals (140/6) by 11 runs in Jaipur. Siddarth Kaul 2/23, Rahane 65*. Basil Thampi to Jofra Archer, 1 run. Basil Thampi has done it for his side! Hyderabad defend another score and they make it three in a row! What a performance. Well done! Ball - Fuller delivery, curling back in, Archer drags it off the inner half towards deep mid-wicket and runs which counts for nothing. HYDERABAD WIN BY 11 RUNS!
19.26 IST: Jofra Archer to face the final ball.
19.25 IST: OUT! Thampi removes Gowtham for 8. Straight down the throat of Dhawan! Thampi keeps it nice and full on the stumps, Gowtham tries to go big down the ground but doesn't get enough meat behind the shot. Spoons a simple catch to Dhawan who takes it and the celebrations in the Hyderabad camp begins Rajasthan Royals 139/6 in 19.5 overs vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (151/7) in Jaipur
19.22 IST: FOUR! Good start to the final over for Rajasthan! Fuller delivery, angling in on middle, Gowtham clears his front leg and whacks it off the inner half towards deep square leg for a boundary. RR 135/5 in 19.1 overs.
19.19 IST: Gowtham is the new man in.
19.18 IST: OUT! Siddarth Kaul removes Lomror for 11. Edged and this time Lomror is gone! Good taken from Saha and Hyderabad are cruising. Lovely bowling from Kaul. He once again gives no pace, angles it wider than the reach of the batter. Mahipal Lomror swings hard atit but gets a thick edge which is taken with a dive to his left by Wriddhiman. Rajasthan Royals 128/5 in 18.3 overs vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (151/7) in Jaipur.
19.16 IST: Siddarth Kaul to Mahipal Lomror, 2 runs. What an effort at the boundary line! Manish Pandey, that was sensational! Fuller delivery, slanting outside off, Lomror tries to muscle it down the ground but mistimes it towards long off. The ball still travels but Pandey at the rope keeps his calm as he leaps, catches the ball and shows good awareness to throw it back into play as the momentum was taking him over the boundary. It's taken upstairs and replays show it's a clean stop. Two taken.
19.10 IST: SIX! Siddarth Kaul to Ajinkya Rahane, 2 runs. Knuckle delivery, angling in, Jinx shuffles across and wrists it towards wide long on. Pandey in the deep fumbles and concedes two. That's also fifty for Rahane, his 26th in the format. However, the job is not done. He needs to carry on to take his side over the line. RR 122/4 in 17.1 overs.
17.08 IST: FIFTY! Ajinkya Rahane hits his 26th IPL half-century off. Rajasthan Royals 111/4 in 16.1 overs vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (151/7) in Jaipur.
17.05 IST: Rashid Khan to Ajinkya Rahane, 1 run. Good stop, Yusuf! Rahane waits back for a quicker delivery outside off and opens the face of the bat to run it down. Pathan from short third man dives to his left to stop a certain boundary. Really good effort. Just one to end the over. 43 to get from 24 balls. Rajasthan are 109/4 after 16 overs.
18.53 IST: Mahipal Lomror is the new man in. Also, Sandeep Sharma will bowl out now.
18.52 IST: OUT! Rashid Khan removes Buttler for 10. Sliced in the air and it's taken! Rajasthan lose another. Tossed up delivery outside off, Buttler clears his front leg to go big over long off but ends up slicing it in the air. Shikhar Dhawan comes a couple of yards in to take it safely. Rashid Khan has his arms aloft as he picks up his first. This game is hanging in the balance now as 56 runs are still required from 36 balls. Rajasthan Royals 96/3 in 14 overs vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (151/7) in Jaipur.
18.46 IST: FOUR! Much-needed boundary! Full and down the leg side, Rahane sits down and sweeps it fine down the leg side.
18.44 IST: Yusuf Pathan to Jos Buttler, 2 runs. Clips this fuller and quicker ball through mid-wicket and comes back for a brace. RR 82/3 in 12 overs.
18.41 IST: Jos Buttler is the new man in.
18.40 IST: OUT! Yusuf Pathan removes Stokes for 0. Yusuf removes the Big Ben! The leg stumps is uprooted and Pathan lets out a huge roar. Impressive bowling change from Williamson, this. Rajasthan now are in a bit of bother. From around the wicket, fired a bit short and it keeps coming in with the arm. Stokes bends his back knee to go big over the leg side but misses it completely to get his leg stump shattered. Rajasthan Royals 73/3 in 10.2 overs vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (151/7) in Jaipur.
18.36 IST: Ben Stokes is the next man in.
18.35 IST: OUT! Siddarth Kaul removes Samson for 40. Gone! Kaul breaks the 59-run stand and once again a wicket after the strategic time out. A soft dismissal. This is on a length around middle, Samson flicks it but fails to keep it down. It goes straight into the hands of Hales at short mid-wicket who does not drop it. 80 needed from 62.Rajasthan Royals 72/2 in 9.4 overs vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (151/7) in Jaipur.
18.29 IST: FOUR! Poor ball and Shakib pays the price. This is short and on middle, Rahane has all the time in the world to whip it through wide long on. It is in the gap and it crosses the fence.
18.24 IST: FOUR! Swept and swept fine! Once again this is a little too full on middle, Rahane goes down on one knee and sweeps it through square leg for a boundary.
18.22 IST: Rashid Khan is into the attack.
18.17 IST: 8 runs of Kaul's over including a boundary. RR 43/1 in 6 overs
18.15 IST: FOUR! Flicked by Samson deep to mid-wicket and the fielder is just a few inches away from saving that after a good diving effort. RR 40/1 in 5.3 overs
18.14 IST: Siddarth Kaul comes into the attack.
18.09 IST: Another brilliant over by Sandeep, conceding just four runs off it. RR 35/1 in 5 overs
18.05 IST: FOUR! Bang to square leg on a short delivery by Thampi and Samson has already found his rhythm. Basil has been thumped! 14 from his first 4. Short and on middle, it is asking to be hit. Samson pulls it through backward square leg to fetch himself another boundary. RR 28/1 in 3.4 overs
18.04 IST: SIX! A short ball by Thampi and Samson is not going to miss that, especially in the powerplay. It is short and on middle, Samson stands tall and pulls it over the square leg fence for a biggie. So 10 from the first two balls of Thampi. Pressure on him. RR 24/1 in 3.2 overs
18.03 IST: FOUR! Samson begins his show as he plays this shot sweetly and well-timed on Thampi's delivery. This one is on a length around off, not a lot bad with the delivery. Samson however, rocks back and times it through covers for a boundary. RR 18/1 in 3.1 overs
18.02 IST: Brilliant over by Sandeep! A wicket and just one run off it. RR 14/1 in 3 overs
18.00 IST: Sanju Samson comes into bat...
17.59 IST: OUT! Clean bowled and a brilliant delivery by Sandeep Sharma sends Rahul Tripathi back to the hut early.Tripathi bags another failure and an early wicket for Hyderabad. This is a good line, it is bowled on middle and on a length. Tripathi comes down the track but is done in by the length. He tries to keep it out but the ball sneaks through and hits the top of middle. RR 13/1 in 2.2 overs
17.54 IST: FOUR! Rahane does find the space between mid-wicket and long-on and has timed the shot perfectly. Excellent placement! Once again Shakib is on the shorter side. Rahane rocks back and whips it through wide long on for a boundary. Second from the over and an expensive first by the left arm spinner. RR 13/0 in 2 overs
17.53 IST: Four runs off Sandeep's over. Good length in the over by Sandeep as Rahane and Tripathi were finding ways. RR 4/0 in 1 over
17.51 IST: FOUR! Off the mark and races down from the mid-wicket fielder. This time he gets it to swing but the line is wrong. It is on the pads and Rahane does play this shot beautifully. RR 4/0 in 0.3 overs
17.48 IST: And we're back with the chase as Rahul Tripathi and Anjikya Rahane step on to open for the Royals. Sandeep Sharma will bowl the first over of the innings. Let's get started with the chase of 152.
17.45 IST: Rajasthan will be extremely pleased with their effort. Gowtham was excellent in the Powerplay to begin with while Archer stole the show at the death. The surface is a bit two-paced and we all know, Hyderabad bowlers have pulled off two back-to-back wins defending a way below par total. Can they make in three in a row? Or will it be a stroll in the park for the hosts? Join us back shortly...
17.35 IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad score 151/7 in 20 overs vs Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur. Archer 3/26, Williamson 63, Hales 45. Jofra Archer to Wriddhiman Saha, 1 run. A bye to finish things off! Saha goes across and tries to be cheeky as he attempts for a paddle scoop. Doesn't connect but manages to steal a bye as Buttler misses his shy at the striker's end. HYDERABD MANAGE 151/7!
17.33 IST: Jofra Archer to Rashid Khan, OUT! 3-fer for Archer! Slower back of a length delivery on middle, Rashid Khan gets across to play the pull shot but gets a top edge instead. The ball goes high in the air towards deep mid-wicket where Ben Stokes takes an easy catch.
17.31 IST: Rashid Khan is the new man in.
17.30 IST: OUT! Unadkat removes Manish Pandey for 16. Hyderabad are falling apart! Unadkat rolls his fingers on the ball, bowls it outside off, Manish Pandey is completely foxed by it as he slices it over backward point. Rahane, at that position backtracks a bit and takes an easy catch. Sunrisers Hyderabad 143/6 in 18.5 overs vs Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur.
17.25 IST: Wriddhiman Saha is the new man in. Also, it will be Jaydev Unadkat who will bowl the penultimate over.
17.24 IST: OUT! Jofra Archer removes Yusuf Pathan for 2. Yes, he does! Picks up second from the over! Short of a length delivery outside off, Pathan waits back and tries to guide it down. It flies straight down the throat of Dhawal Kulkarni who makes no mistake. 4 runs and two wickets from the over, supreme act from Archer! Sunrisers Hyderabad 137/5 in 18 overs vs Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur.
17.22 IST: Yusuf Pathan is in next.
17.21 IST: OUT! Jofra Archer removes Shakib for 6. Jafffaaaaaa Archer! This is lethal death bowling from him. Comes running in from around the wicket and spears in a perfect yorker at the base of the stumps. Shakib crouches low to jam it out but gets a bottom edge which rolls back onto the stumps. LED bails flash and this is some superb fightback from the hosts. Sunrisers Hyderabad 133/4 in 17.1 overs vs Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur.
19.19 IST: FOUR! Up and over mid off! Waits for the fuller delivery does Manish, clears his front leg and lifts it over mid off for a boundary. There was an element of risk involved but he played it to perfection.
17.17 IST: FOUR! Up and over mid off! Waits for the fuller delivery does Manish, clears his front leg and lifts it over mid off for a boundary. There was an element of risk involved but he played it to perfection. SRH 133/3 in 16.4 overs.
17.09 IST: FOUR! Shakib is off the mark in style! Sits down and plays the paddle down to fine leg for a boundary.
17.08 IST: Shakib Al Hasan is the new man in.
17.07 IST: OUT! Sodhi removes Williamson for 63. The decision stands! The Snicko shows a bit of spike and Kane Williamson will have to walk back. Ish Sodhi removes his international team's skipper as he bags his maiden Indian T20 League wicket. Slips in the googly, it turns back in from a length and also stays a touch low. Kane tries to cut and it goes through to Buttler who pouches it extremely low. Lovely take and they all go up in an appeal. Umpire S Ravi raises his finger. Williamson walks across and has a word with Pandey before opting for the DRS. Replays show there was a bit of wood involved and that will be it for the Hyderabad skipper today. Timely breakthrough for the hosts! Sunrisers Hyderabad 116/3 in 14.5 overs vs Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur.
17.01 IST: Manish Pandey is in next.
17.00 IST: OUT! Gowtham removes Hales for 45. Gowtham comes and breaks the 92-run stand that was taking the game away! Bowls it slower through the air and serves it a bit wider outside off, Hales comes down the track and has to reach out for that one. Ends up slicing it in the air towards backward point where Sanju Samson accepts an easy catch. A very uncharacteristic knock by him comes to an end. However, he played a handy role in the partnership. Sunrisers Hyderabad 109/2 in 13.3 overs vs Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur
16.57 IST: SIX! Ahhhhhh... pure class! Fuller delivery, arrowed in on off, Williamson with all the timing in the world, lifts it over long off for half a dozen.
16.54 IST: FIFTY! Kane Williamson hits his 7th IPL half-century off 32 balls. Jaydev Unadkat to Kane Williamson, 1 run. That's fifty for Kane Williamson! He's in some red hot form and continues to flourish! Remember, he was given an early life when he was on 11 and he's making the most of it. Works this length delivery through mid-wicket and scampers through to the other end. Huge over for Hyderabad as 21 came off it. Sunrisers Hyderabad 99/1 in 12 overs vs Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur.
16.52 IST: FOUR! Edged and away! There is no slip and Williamson is on a roll here. On a length, slightly wider on off, Kane goes hard at it and it takes the thick outside edge which flies through the vacant slip cordon and runs down to the third man fence. Move on to 49 with that.
16.50 IST: FOUR! Smart! Back of a length delivery, angling away, Williamson shuffles across and paddles it over the keeper for a boundary towards fine leg.
16.48 IST: FOUR! What was a good over turns out to be a poor one. Lomror drops it short on middle, Alex quickly rocks back and pulls it towards deep square leg to end the over with a boundary. The partnership is swelling nicely for the visitors. SRH 78/1 in 11 overs.
16.43 IST: FOUR! Pummeled! Short of a length delivery on middle, Hales rides the bounce, swivels a bit and nails the pull between square leg and fine leg for a boundary. This also brings up the 50-run stand between the two.
16.39 IST: FOUR! A boundary to conclude the ninth over. Good end to the over for Hyderabad. This is a flighted ball outside off, it is a little too full. Williamson reaches out for it and goes over covers for a boundary. So once again, Sodhi's over ends with a boundary. SRH 63/1 in 9 overs.
16.30 IST: FOUR! Poor ball and is dispatched! Short and on middle, Kane is quick to rock back and pull it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
16.19 IST: Williamson EDGED BUT DROPPED! A chance goes abegging. Tripathi is the culprit. This is on a length around off, it shapes away a touch. Williamson tries to defend but gets an outside edge which goes towards first slip. Tripathi there dives to his right but fails to hang on. How costly will this prove? Williamson is the man in-form, not someone you want to be dropping.
16.18 IST: FOUR! Beautiful! Not a bad delivery but such is the class of Williamson that he puts that away. This is fuller and on middle, Kane shows the full face of the bat and drives it through mid on for a boundary. SRH 31/1 in 4.2 overs.
16.14 IST: FOUR! Not learning is Dhawal here. He once again is on the shorter side. This time there is also width on offer. Williamson cashes it on it and cuts it through point for a boundary.
16.11 IST: Kane Williamson is the next man in.
16.10 IST: OUT! Gowtham removes Dhawan for 6. CHOPPED ON! Gowtham draws first blood. Dhawan was unsure whether to play the sweep shot or to cut it and that brings about his downfall. Gowtham from around the wicket fries it around off. Dhawan first thinks about sweeping it but seeing the line he tries to cut. However, even that shot was not on as the ball was too close to the off pole. In the end he ends up getting an inside edge onto the stumps. So an early wicket for Rajasthan. Just the start they needed. Sunrisers Hyderabad 17/1 in 2.1 overs vs Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur.
16.08 IST: FOUR! Good ball but a boundary results. Not a good start for Kulkarni. He bowls it very full on middle, it shapes back in late. Dhawan somehow flicks it through square leg and the ball races away for the third boundary from the over.
16.06 IST: FOUR! Second in the over! Kulkarni is bowling to Hales' strength here. Once again he is on the shorter side. It sits up to be hit. Hales rocks back and pulls it through mid-wicket.
16.00 IST: We are all set for the action to begin. Out come the Rajasthan players with the umpires. The two Hyderabad openers, Shikhar Dhawan and Alex Hales follow them. A new opening pair for the visitors and they will hope for them to provide a good start.
Rajasthan Royals Playing XI: Ajinkya Rahane (c), Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (w), Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Mahipal Lomror, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni, Ish Sodhi
Sunrisers Hyderabad Playing XI: Shikhar Dhawan, Alex Hales, Kane Williamson (c), Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Wriddhiman Saha (w), Rashid Khan, Basil Thampi, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma
15.50 IST: Ajinkya Rahane says they took two to three days off but they have practiced really hard in the last three days. Informs Ish Sodhi and Mahipal Lomror come in for Shreyas Gopal and Heinrich Klaasen. Ends by saying they too were looking to bat first.
15.40 IST: Kane Williamson says it looks like a pretty good surface. Informs there is one change, Alex Hales comes in for Mohammad Nabi. Ends by saying they have adapted to the conditions well and they will hope to do the same here.
15.30 IST: IPL Toss! Sunrisers Hyderabad win toss, opt to bat vs Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur.
14.47 IST: Yesterday Mumbai Indians defeated Chennai Super Kings!! Incased you missed out on the action, here's a preview for you to know what went down between the two rivals. CSK vs MI Match Highlights
14.37 IST: Sunrisers Hyderabad's swashbuckler Manish Pandey is ready for today's clash.
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Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the VIVO IPL match 28 between Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad. We will shortly get underway with the match so stay tuned as the toss takes place at 15.30 PM IST and the match will commence from 16.00 PM IST.
Brief Preview: Rajasthan Royals' desire to move up the pecking order got a boost following an incredible win a week ago in a thriller against Mumbai Indians and the mid-table team would look to keep the momentum going in its Indian Premier League (IPL) game against a resilient Sunrisers Hyderabad who are riding on confidence after their successive set of wins.
The Royals are aware of the challenges facing them at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, a few days after Sunrisers Hyderabad got the better of Kings XI Punjab to grab the second position in the standings. READ FULL PREVIEW HERE