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Rajasthan Royals Vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Live Score (T20)

Date: Sunday, 29 April, 2018 IST Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur Match Status: Match Ended

Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Rajasthan Royals by 11 runs

151/7
Overs
20.0
R/R
7.55
Fours
15
Sixes
2
Extras
1
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Wriddhiman Saha (W) not out 11 7 1 0
Basil Thampi not out 0 0 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Krishnappa Gowtham 4 0 18 2
Dhawal Kulkarni 2 0 20 0
140/6
Overs
20.0
R/R
7
Fours
9
Sixes
2
Extras
1
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Ajinkya Rahane (C) not out 65 53 5 1
Jofra Archer not out 1 1 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Sandeep Sharma 4 0 15 1
Shakib Al Hasan 4 0 30 0
  • Just when things were going silky and smooth for the visitors, Gowtham came in and broke the stand. After that, their middle order couldn't come to the fore and that's the issue they have been facing for a while now. The stage was set to get at least 170-plus at one stage but they never took off. 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 total way below par. Can they make it three in a row? Or will it be a stroll in the park for the hosts? Join us back shortly...
  • Superb death bowling from Rajasthan has seen them restricting Hyderabad to a moderate total. Jofra Archer, needs to be credited here as he was absolutely on song towards the end while Stokes and Unadkat, too, bowled well to give just 31 runs off the final five overs and picked up 4 wickets. Incredible! After electing to bat first, Hyderabad didn't get a good start as they lost Dhawan very early. But Williamson and debutant Hales then shored things up as they kept ticking along well with both getting a reprieve each. The skipper, in particular, continued his purple patch as along with Hales he added 92 runs for the second wicket.
  • 19.6 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!
  • 19.5 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.
  • 19.4 Another pinpoint yorker, Saha squirts an inside edge down to fine leg. Just a single added to the total.
  • 19.3 Very full on the stumps, Khan gets behind the line and drills one down to long on for a single.
  • 19.2 Yorker, tailing back in, heaved off the inner half towards deep mid-wicket for one.
  • 19.1 FOUR! Good shot! Fuller delivery outside off, Saha plays a lofted drive over mid off and starts the final over with a boundary.
  • 18.6 Just over the stumps! Another one on a length, slower in pace, Rashid swings across the line but doesn't connect. The ball just goes over the stumps and then rolls on the bounce to the keeper. 143/6
  • Rashid Khan is the new man in.
  • 18.5 OUT! 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.
  • 18.4 Taps it towards point for a single.
  • 18.3 Another sloppiness in the field! Fuller ball outside off, Saha drives it through mid off. Gowtham comes charging in from long off and takes his eyes off the ball. Concedes another run.
  • 18.2 Fuller delivery outside off, Saha works it down to third man. Archer picks up the ball and has a wild throw at the bowler's end who is unaware of this. They sneak another one on overthrow.
  • 18.1 Sees Manish coming down the track and hence bowls it short and follows him. Cramps him for room as the batter could only hit it down to long on for one.
  • Wriddhiman Saha is the new man in. Also, it will be Jaydev Unadkat will bowl the penultimate over.
  • 17.6 OUT! 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! 137/5
  • 17.5 Very full again, almost another yorker, Yusuf digs it out in front of cover. Just one again. Excellent from Archer. Can he finish well?
  • 17.4 Very full and on middle and leg, whipped towards deep mid-wicket for another single.
  • 17.3 Slower length delivery, angling in, Pandey mistimes his pull to deep square leg. Only one on offer.
  • 17.2 Pathan taps this short of a length delivery towards point and gets to the other end.
  • Yusuf Pathan is in next.
  • 17.1 OUT! 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 a superb fightback from the hosts.
  • Jofra Archer is back into the attack.
  • 16.6 Beaten due to the extra bounce! Stokes bangs in a short one outside off, MP backs away and looks to throw his bat at it but gets beaten by the extra bounce. 133/3
  • 16.5 Once again makes room to go hard through cover but can't find the gap.
  • 16.4 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.
  • 16.3 Backs away to a short ball outside off and punches it towards sweeper cover for a double.
  • 16.2 Short of a length delivery outside off, Shakib looks to cut it away but gets it off the bottom edge towards cover. They try to steal a single as Rahane has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. Could have been close had that hit the stumps.
  • 16.1 Back of a length delivery outside off, hit hard but finds the man at cover.
  • Ben Stokes to bowl his third over.
  • Strategic break!
  • 15.6 Tossed up delivery outside off, Pandey gets down to play the big slog but is done in by the slowness on the ball. Drags it off the inner half to deep mid-wicket and gets another brace to his tally. Gowtham finishes with excellent figures of 4-0-18-2! 126/3
  • 15.5 Played through mid-wicket by the batsman.
  • 15.4 Manish drives it through covers this time and gets a couple.
  • 15.3 Shakib drives it back to Gowtham who fails to stop it. The ball goes through his fingers down the ground and they take one.
  • 15.2 Pushed to the cover region by the batsman.
  • 15.1 Goes back and punches it down to long on for a single.
  • 14.6 FOUR! Shakib is off the mark in style! Sits down and plays the paddle down to fine leg for a boundary. 120/3
  • Shakib Al Hasan is the new man in.
  • 14.5 OUT! The decision stands! The Snicko shows a bit of spike and Kane Williamson will have to walk back. Ish Sodhi removes his national team's skipper as he bags his maiden Indian T20 League wicket. Slips in the googly, it turns back in from a length outside off and also stays a touch low. Kane tries to cut but 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!
  • A huge appeal for a caught behind is upheld by the umpire. Kane Williamson is the man. He has a word with Pandey and then takes the DRS.
  • 14.4 Wrists it away through mid-wicket and runs one.
  • 14.3 Dropped short on middle, pulled towards deep square leg for a single.
  • 14.2 Allows the ball to turn away from off and then drives it along the ground through cover for a single.
  • 14.1 Tossed up outside off, pushed back to the bowler.
  • Ish Sodhi to roll his arm over.
  • 13.6 Good running! A bit too full on middle, whipped down to long on. Kane wanted two, calls for it and they complete it easily in the end. Just 6 from the over and Gowtham now has figures of 3-0-12-2! 113/2
  • 13.5 Cuts this flatter delivery through point and takes a brace.
  • 13.4 Lunges forward a bit and bunts it back.
  • Manish Pandey is in next.
  • 13.3 OUT! 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.
  • 13.2 Comes down the track and hits it down to long off for a single.
  • 13.1 Tossed up delivery around middle, Hales looks to sweep but gets an inside edge through backward square leg for a single.
  • Krishnappa Gowtham is back.
  • 12.6 Digs in a short one on middle and leg, KW ducks under it. 107/1
  • 12.5 Hits the yorker length outside off, Kane looks to dig it out but fails to do so.
  • 12.4 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.
  • 12.3 Gets down and across to play the paddle scoop but it's the slower one and hence Williamson fails to connect.
  • 12.2 Back of a length delivery outside off, tapped towards cover for a single.
  • 12.1 On middle and leg, worked through mid-wicket for one.
  • Jofra Archer is back.
  • 11.6 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. 99/1
  • 11.5 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. Moves on to 49 with that.
  • 11.4 Eases this fuller delivery through the gap at mid-wicket and runs two. Good running!
  • 11.3 FOUR! More runs! Kane Williamson has decided to step on the gas now! Unadkat comes from around the wicket and hurls a length delivery outside off, Williamson whacks it over extra cover and it races away to the fence. 14 already from the over.
  • 11.2 SIX! Downtown! Lovely use of the feet, I tell you! Skips down to a length delivery and goes bang over long off. Superb connection!
  • 11.1 FOUR! Smart! Back of a length delivery, angling away, Williamson shuffles across and paddles it over the keeper for a boundary towards fine leg.
  • 10.6 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. 78/1
  • 10.5 Gets down and sweeps it straight to the man at short fine leg.
  • 10.4 Williamson makes room, Lomror follows him. Kane could only punch it down to long on for a single.
  • 10.3 Darts it in on middle and leg, nudged in front of square leg for one.
  • 10.2 Williamson comes down the track and works it off the pads towards short fine leg for another single.
  • 10.1 Starts off with a flatter delivery on middle, it's punched down to long on for one.
  • Mahipal Lomror comes on to bowl.
  • 9.6 Good end to the over after conceding a boundary on the first ball. Good length delivery, angling in, worked towards mid-wicket for nothing. 70/1
  • 9.5 Fullish in length on off, eased down to long off for one.
  • 9.4 Fuller outside off, driven hard but a good stop at cover from the fielder denies them a boundary.
  • 9.3 Stays back and stabs it out towards cover.
  • 9.2 Strangled on the pads, flicked fine down the leg side for a couple.
  • 9.1 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.
  • Strategic break has been signaled!
  • 8.6 FOUR! 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 extra cover for a boundary. So once again, Sodhi's over ends with a boundary. 63/1
  • 8.5 The batsman has played it to the point region. One run added to the total.
  • 8.4 Loopy ball on off, Hales drives it to point.
  • 8.3 In the air... just short! Hales comes down the track and tries to clear long on. Archer there comes running towards the ball but it lands in front of him. The batsmen take two.
  • 8.2 The batsman works it down the leg side. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 8.1 DROPPED! But what an attempt there by Ben Stokes. This is full and on middle, Hales whips it uppishly towards Stokes at deep mid-wicket. He runs to his right, dives and tries to take it with both hands but can't hang onto it. For a second it looked like he had taken it but good sportsman spirit shown by him as he immediately signaled that it was grassed. So both the batsmen out there have got a life, how costly is this going to be? The batsmen take a run.
  • 7.6 Slower ball down the leg side, Hales works it towards fine leg for a run. 54/1
  • 7.5 Another good effort in the field! This is on a length around middle, Williamson whips it towards mid-wicket. Tripathi there makes a good diving stop to his right but can't stop the single.
  • 7.4 Angles it on the pads, Kane works it towards short mid-wicket.
  • 7.3 Very full outside off, driven through covers for a run.
  • 7.2 Excellent fielding! This is fuller and on off, Hales strokes it past the bowler and beats mid off. Gowtham from long on runs to his left, dives and he seems to have saved two runs for his side. The umpire goes up to check and replays show the youngster has done a fine job.
  • 7.1 Shorter in length and on middle, Kane pulls it towards fine leg for a run.
  • Ben Stokes is into the attack.
  • 6.6 This is fuller on off, Williamson drives it towards covers. The fielder there makes a half stop and concedes a run. So nine from Sodhi's first. Not a good one from him. 48/1
  • 6.5 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.
  • 6.4 Driven towards the mid on region. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 6.3 Uppish but away from the fielder. Loopy ball on off, Williamson pushes it uppishly through mid off for a run.
  • 6.2 Loopy ball on off, Hales eases it down to long off for a single.
  • 6.1 He has started off well with a tossed up ball on off, Williamson drives it down to long off for a run.
  • Ish Sodhi is into the attack. He is making his debut for Rajasthan. Can he make an immediate impact?
  • 5.6 Slower short ball again, bowling to his field is Unadkat. Hales pulls it through mid-wicket. There are two men in the deep and one of them cuts it off and keeps it down to two. End of the Powerplay and Rajasthan will be the happier of the two. They have kept it tight and Hyderabad are 39 for 1. 39/1
  • 5.5 Change of pace from Jaydev, Hales shuffles across and uses his wrists to work it through backward square leg for a couple.
  • 5.4 Hit off the middle but to the man in the deep. This is fractionally short and on middle. Kane pulls it through square leg to the fielder in the deep for a run.
  • 5.3 This is on a length around off, it angles away from the batsman. Williamson defends it back to the bowler.
  • 5.2 Sees Hales giving him the charge. Unadkat shortens his length and also bowls the slower one. Hales drives it to mid off for a quick run.
  • 5.1 Good start by Unadkat. This is on a length around off, Hales pushes it to covers.
  • Jaydev Unadkat is into the attack. He will bowl the last over of the Powerplay!
  • 4.6 Good length on off, Kane defends it solidly. So a good first over by Archer. He could have even tasted success but it wasn't meant to be. 33/1
  • 4.5 The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.
  • 4.4 Works it with the angle through square leg for a run.
  • 4.3 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. Also, the last time Tripathi dropped one was in Pune off Watson and the Aussie went on to score a century. What's going to happen today?
  • 4.2 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.
  • 4.1 Good length on off, Hales pushes it to mid on for a run.
  • Jofra Archer is into the attack.
  • 3.6 So a good finish to the over and a good one after going for a boundary on the first ball. This is fuller in length and on off, Kane drives it to covers. 26/1
  • 3.5 Slower ball on off, Hales drives it towards mid off for a run.
  • 3.4 Hales shuffles across in an attempt to spoil the length and line of the bowler. However, Dhawal sticks to the basics and attacks the stumps. Hales pushes it to mid on.
  • 3.3 Length again on off, Williamson taps it down towards point for a quick run.
  • 3.2 Good delivery. So just like the last over, the first one was a poor ball and the second one is a good one. On middle, Williamson defends it towards mid on.
  • 3.1 FOUR! Not learning is Dhawal here. He once again is on the shorter side. This time there is also width on offer. Williamson cashes in on it and cuts it through point for a boundary.
  • 2.6 He surely does as this one is pushed down to long on for a run. Just 6 from his two overs and he also has a wicket to his name. 20/1
  • 2.5 This is on middle, Williamson works it towards square leg for another dot. Another good over by Gowtham. There is still a ball to go. Can he finish it well again?
  • 2.4 Attacks the stumps on middle, Kane works it to mid-wicket.
  • 2.3 Floats this one up on middle, Hales drives it down to long on for a run.
  • 2.2 Works it with the turn to get off the mark on the very first ball.
  • Kane Williamson is the next man in.
  • 2.1 OUT! 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 fires 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.
  • 1.6 On the pads again, Dhawan works it towards fine leg for a run. 14 from this over. 17/0
  • 1.5 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.
  • 1.4 The ball is coming nicely onto the bat as this one is driven on the up towards mid off for a quick run.
  • 1.3 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.
  • 1.2 Good comeback! Bowls it on a length around off, Hales defends it.
  • 1.1 FOUR! Bread and butter stuff for Hales. Not a good start by Kulkarni. This is short and outside off, Hales waits for it to come and then cuts it through point for a boundary.
  • Dhawal Kulkarni will bowl from the other end.
  • 0.6 Yes, he does! Once again angles it into the batsman. Hales works it through mid-wicket to end the over with a run. So just three from the first over, tidy stuff from Gowtham. 3/0
  • 0.5 On the pads, Hales works it to square leg. So a good over till now, just two from it. Can he finish it well?
  • 0.4 Once again this is quicker outside off, no turn on offer. Hales goes down on one knee and tries to sweep but does not connect. This is his go-to shot to the spinner. He however does not connect this time.
  • 0.3 Darts this one on the stumps, Hales keeps it out off the back foot.
  • 0.2 Dhawan is off the mark now! Gowtham fires this one on middle, Dhawan rocks back and works it towards wide mid on for a run.
  • 0.1 Alex Hales is up and running. Gowtham bowls this a little fuller on off, Hales lunges and eases it down to long on for a run. One ball is all it took for him to score his first Indian T20 run for Hyderabad.
  • 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. Krishnappa Gowtham will open the bowling for Rajasthan. Here we go...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • TOSS - Hyderabad win the toss and they opt to bat first. This is only the third time this season that a captain has decided to have a go with the bat after winning the toss.
  • PITCH REPORT - Brett Lee says it looks a good surface to bat on. Reckons spin won't play much of a part in the game. Informs there is decent covering of grass on the surface and the new ball bowlers should get a little assistance.
  • They though are up against a very strong Hyderabad side. They are on a 2-game winning streak and Williamson will want to make it three today, banking a bit more on his batsmen than his bowlers. A win here for them will see them go on top of the table for the time being. The last time these two met, the visitors blew away the hosts. Let us hope for an even encounter between bat and ball.
  • It is Super Sunday and we have two games lined up for you. First it will be Rajasthan taking on Hyderabad, followed by Bangalore locking horns with Kolkata. We welcome you to the coverage of the first game in Jaipur. The home side have been quite inconsistent so far. They have won three and lost three. Rahane will be eager for a win here today as it will take them into the top four. They will also be confident as they are playing at home where they have won 2 out of the three games they have played.

Rajasthan Royals Vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Live Score (T20) Ball by Ball Commentary

  • Done with this game. We now shift our focus to Bengaluru where the home team has lost the toss and will be batting first. See you soon with all the action.
  • Kane Williamson is elected for the Man of the Match award. He played a very responsible knock on a demanding pitch and helped his side post a decent enough total on the board. Not to forget his captaincy also. He continues to enjoy a good season.
  • Ajinkya Rahane batted well and batted through but failed to take his side over the line. He never kicked into the top gear which was the need of the hour and the sorry form of their power-hitters, Stokes and Buttler, cost them big time today. Once again the captaincy from Kane Williamson was top notch as he made smart bowling changes and showed proactiveness with his field placements. Courtesy this outstanding win, Hyderabad move to the top of the table.
  • Yet another fantastic piece of bowling effort by Hyderabad to defend the total. They planned their defense exceedingly well. Sandeep Sharma set the tone early and Siddarth Kaul capitalized in the middle overs. The latter also picked the key wicket of Sanju Samson to break his blossoming partnership with Ajinkya Rahane. The spinners also played their part in building the pressure. Rashid Khan didn't have the same kind of impact we are used to seeing from him but still, his contribution cannot be overlooked. He removed Jos Buttler who could have posed threat later.
  • 19.6 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!
  • Jofra Archer to face the final ball.
  • 19.5 OUT! 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...
  • 19.4 Low full toss on the stumps, Krishnappa hits it straight down the ground. Dhawan from long off sprints across to his right and dives to stop that one. They run two. A biggie is needed on the next ball.
  • 19.3 Only a single on offer. Good bowling from Basil. Fuller delivery, dipping in, Rahane hits it back down the ground.
  • 19.2 Stays leg side of the ball and drills it hard to the man at cover inside the circle. Just a single. 16 needed off 4 balls.
  • 19.1 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.
  • Basil Thampi to bowl the last over. 21 is what is needed. It is Gowtham on strike. Can Thampi keep his cool?
  • 18.6 A dot to finish! Awesome from Kaul. He deceives Rahane with the knuckle delivery. All the hosts' skipper could manage is a swing and a miss. 131/5
  • 18.5 What was Rahane trying to do? He first tries to play the paddle but then sees the line is too wide outside off so he cuts it through point. Shakib comes across to his left in the deep and does well to stop it with his right boot. Good fielding again, two taken.
  • 18.4 Gets way to across the stumps and flicks it through backward square leg for a single.
  • Krishnappa Gowtham is the new man in. He played a match-winning knock against Mumbai. Can he repeat the heroics?
  • 18.3 OUT! Edged and this time Lomror is gone! Good take 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 at it but gets a thick edge which is taken with a dive to his left by Wriddhiman.
  • 18.2 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.
  • 18.1 Short of a length delivery outside off, Rahane makes room and looks to split the gap between backward point and short third man but finds Yusuf at the former position. Only a single. This won't help the hosts. They need a boundary.
  • 17.6 Dropped short on middle, a flat-bat pull towards deep mid-wicket. Rashid finishes with figures of 4-0-31-1! Rajasthan need 27 from 12 balls. 125/4
  • 17.5 Rahane tries to be cheeky but doesn't connect! Attempts to play the reverse sweep but fails to connect. A dot ball!
  • 17.4 Comes down the track, takes it on the full and works it through backward square leg for a single.
  • 17.3 Slides in a googly, turning away from the southpaw who fails to put bat on ball.
  • 17.2 Once again sits down to play the slog sweep but this time finds the man at deep square leg for a single.
  • 17.1 SIX! Booom! What a hit under pressure! Mind you, he has taken the best bowler on. The crowd finds its voice back. Flaoted delivery on middle, Rahane sits down on one knee and nails the slog sweep over deep mid-wicket for a much-needed maximum.
  • 16.6 Goes deep in the crease, shuffles across and flicks it to deep mid-wicket to bring the equation down to 36 from 18 balls. 116/4
  • 16.5 Fuller delivery, slower in pace, Mahipal clears his front leg but mistimes it back past the bowler for a single towards long on.
  • 16.4 Another knuckle delivery from Kaul, angling back in on middle, it's tucked behind square on the leg side for a single.
  • 16.3 Good length, angling away, hit hard through cover but there is a sweeper in place. So only a run results.
  • 16.2 Opens the face of the bat and dabs it towards short third man for one.
  • 16.1 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.
  • Siddarth Kaul is back into the attack.
  • 15.6 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. 109/4
  • 15.5 Flatter and a bit wider outside off, slapped square on the off side for one more.
  • 15.4 Tossed up delivery around leg, Lomror gets down and reverse sweeps it over cover-point. Won't get a boundary but will pick two.
  • 15.3 Another wrong one, Ajinkya wants to drive it away but gets an inside edge through square leg for a single.
  • 15.2 Beaten! Googly outside off, quicker through the air and skidding off the pitch, Rahane reaches out to that one to push it away but gets beaten.
  • 15.1 Flatter delivery outside off, Rahane gets across and clips it through mid-wicket. Wants two and hares back. Really good running!
  • Strategic break! 50 to get from 30 balls. Hyderabad bowlers have once again arrived to the party and have kept the hosts in check. Ajinkya Rahane is out there and is the only set batsman. He holds the key for his side now. They have Gowtham to come in next but it wouldn't be easy to take on the visitors' bowlers. Should be an electric end to this game...
  • 14.6 The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. The batsmen have run through for a single. 102/4
  • 14.5 Slower ball on middle, Rahane works it through mid-wicket for a brace.
  • 14.4 Good length again on off, Lomror pushes it through covers for a run.
  • 14.3 Length ball around off, Lomror guides it to point.
  • 14.2 Appeal for a run out has been taken upstairs and Rahane is the man in question at the non-striker's end. Lomror comes down the track and hits it towards covers. They complete one and then go for the second. The fielder in the deep does well to run to his left, pick the ball up and fire a throw to the bowler. He collects it, takes the bails off and appeals. The umpire goes upstairs to have a look and replays show that the dive has saved Rahane. Interestingly, Manish Pandey was in between the bowler and the fielder who threw the ball and he fakes to catch the ball and throw it to the bowler. This is against the new ICC rules and a penalty of five runs can be awarded to the batting side. But it seems no one noticed that.
  • 14.1 Comes from around the wicket and angles it in on middle, kept out back to the bowler.
  • Mahipal Lomror is the new man in. Also, Sandeep Sharma will bowl out now.
  • 13.6 OUT! 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. 96/4
  • 13.5 Bowls a leg spinner, Rahane tries pushing it away but gets it off the outer half of the bat towards backward point for a quick single.
  • 13.4 Jumps out of the crease, gets to the pitch of the ball and whips it down to long on for a single.
  • 13.3 Lunges forward and across and clips it through backward square leg for a single.
  • 13.2 Gets into the position and plays the reverse sweep to sweeper cover for just a single.
  • 13.1 Around middle and leg, worked through wide mid on for one.
  • Rashid Khan is back into the attack.
  • 12.6 Clips this fuller and quicker ball through mid-wicket and comes back for a brace. 91/3
  • 12.5 Dances down the track and milks a single down to long on.
  • 12.4 Bowls it around leg again, Yusuf is lucky to get away with that one as Rahane finds the man at 45 with his attempted sweep shot.
  • 12.3 FOUR! Much-needed boundary! Full and down the leg side, Rahane sits down and sweeps it fine down the leg side.
  • 12.2 Goes deep in the crease and pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
  • 12.1 Another over for Pathan and he bowls a flatter delivery on a shorter length, Rahane steps out of the crease and punches it down to long on. A single picked up.
  • 11.6 Direct hit and things could have been interesting! Buttler flicks it towards deep mid-wicket and they look for the second. Rashid Khan fires a throw at the bowler's end but he misses his target. Had that hit, Rahane would have been struggling. 82/3
  • 11.5 Knocks one down to long on and gets to the other end.
  • 11.4 Makes a bit of room and drives it along the ground through cover for one.
  • 11.3 Sees Buttler coming down the track and hence he slows it down. Buttler pats it away.
  • 11.2 Goes back and punches it towards the cover fielder.
  • 11.1 Tossed up on the stumps, Jinx nudges it through mid-wicket for a single.
  • Shakib Al Hasan to bowl out.
  • 10.6 Works it through the gap at mid-wicket and runs one. 5 runs and a wicket of Stokes from it. 77/3
  • 10.5 Buttler tries to clip it away but gets it off the inner half towards square leg. A single taken.
  • 10.4 Rahane shimmies down the track and eases it down to long on for a single.
  • 10.3 Flattish again on middle, a flat-bat pull down to long on for a single.
  • Jos Buttler is the new man in.
  • 10.2 OUT! Yusuf removes the Big Ben! The leg stump 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 Pathan, fires it 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.
  • 10.1 Starts off with a flatter delivery on middle, punched down to long on for a single.
  • Yusuf Pathan is into the attack.
  • 9.6 Good length and on off, Stokes gives him the charge and pushes it towards cover. He calls for a run but then sends his partner back in time. 72/2
  • 9.5 Good length on off, Stokes keeps it out.
  • Ben Stokes is the next man in.
  • 9.4 OUT! 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.
  • 9.3 Short ball on middle, Rahane pulls it towards mid-wicket. He sets off for a run. Samson at first hesitates but then completes it with ease.
  • 9.2 Length again on middle, Samson pushes it down to long on for a run.
  • 9.1 Down the leg side, Rahane misses the flick to get hit on the pads. The ball rolls towards the square leg region and the batsmen take a leg bye.
  • Siddarth Kaul is back on.
  • Strategic break!
  • 8.6 Loopy ball on middle, Rahane strokes it to long on for another run. Doing it quite well these two. 9 from this one and 19 from the last two. They need another 83 from 66. 69/1
  • 8.5 Loopy ball on off, pushed towards cover for a run. Good batting they have got a boundary in this over and now are working it around.
  • 8.4 Works it with the angle towards mid-wicket for a run.
  • 8.3 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.
  • 8.2 The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. They pick up a single.
  • 8.1 Flatter on off, Rahane pushes it towards covers for a run.
  • 7.6 The leggie again on off, Rahane tries to work it on the leg side but gets a leading edge past the bowler and down to long off for a run. 10 from Rashid's first. 60/1
  • 7.5 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.
  • 7.4 This is a little too full on off, Samson eases it down to long off for a run.
  • 7.3 Outer half but runs! The leg spinner on off, Samson slices it through point and gets two.
  • 7.2 Flatter on off, Rahane hits it down to long on for a run.
  • 7.1 On the bounce! This is short and on middle, Samson pulls it uppishly but on the bounce to the fielder at deep mid-wicket. A run taken.
  • Rashid Khan is into the attack.
  • 6.6 Fires it on the pads, Samson flicks it towards deep mid-wicket for a run. 50/1
  • 6.5 This is shorter outside off, Samson guides it to point.
  • 6.4 Paddle shot and Samson has played it well. Down the leg side. Samson hits it towards fine leg for another couple.
  • 6.3 Floats this one up on middle, Rahane eases it down to long on for a run.
  • 6.2 Slower through the air on middle, Samson rocks back and works it around the corner for a run.
  • 6.1 Deft! This is slower through the air on off, Samson guides it very late through short third man for a brace.
  • Shakib Al Hasan is back on.
  • 5.6 A single to end the Powerplay! Another length ball and it is punched down to long on for an easy run. A good start for Rajasthan. They are 43 for 1 after six. They need another 109 from 84. 43/1
  • 5.5 Shortish on off, Samson guides it to point.
  • 5.4 Another nicely timed shot. This time it is through the off side and off the back foot for a brace.
  • 5.3 FOUR! Times it to perfection! This is short and on middle, Samson flicks it over mid-wicket. The man from long on runs to his right, dives but can't stop it.
  • 5.2 Length again on off, Rahane whips it down to long on for a run.
  • 5.1 This one has stayed low, really low. Slower ball to begin with on middle, Rahane pushes it off the toe end to mid on.
  • Siddarth Kaul has been introduced.
  • 4.6 A single to end it. Keeps it fuller on middle, Rahane eases it down to long on for a run. So the skipper is happy to milk singles around. 117 needed in 90 balls. 35/1
  • 4.5 Slower ball again on middle, Samson pushes it towards mid on for a quick run.
  • 4.4 Another slower ball on middle, Samson works it to mid-wicket.
  • 4.3 Rahane will feel a boundary goes abegging there as this one is on the pads. He flicks it to short fine leg for a run.
  • 4.2 Slower ball, Samson waits for it and works it through square leg for a run.
  • 4.1 Walks around in his crease but Sandeep keeps his discipline and bowls it on the stumps. Samson flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 3.6 A single to end! 17 from the over. This is on a length around off, Samson eases it down to long on and he says let me keep strike for the next over, skipper. 31/1
  • 3.5 Uppish but in the gap! A full toss on the pads, Samson flicks it through wide mid on. There is a long on in place who runs to his right and keeps it down to two.
  • 3.4 FOUR! 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. He's off the blocks quickly.
  • 3.3 Slower ball and it has never arrived! Samson hits it back towards the bowler who fails to collect. Sanju comes down in search of a run but his skipper sends him back.
  • 3.2 SIX! Take that, says Samson! 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.
  • 3.1 FOUR! Talk about class! What a shot! This one is on a length around off, nothing bad with the delivery. Samson however, rocks back and times it through covers for a boundary.
  • Basil Thampi is into the attack.
  • 2.6 Length ball on middle, Samson wrists it away through square leg for a run. So just a single and wicket from the over. 14/1
  • 2.5 5 dots! On a length again around off, Samson tries to keep it out but gets a soft leading edge towards covers.
  • 2.4 Length again on off, Samson strokes it to covers. So no runs so far from this over.
  • 2.3 Takes a step or two ahead and gets a fuller ball on middle, Samson defends it off the front foot.
  • Sanju Samson walks out to the middle.
  • 2.2 OUT! Knocks him over! Rahul 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.
  • 2.1 A tad short and on off, Rahul cuts it but straight to the man at point.
  • 1.6 FOUR! 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. 13/0
  • 1.5 Comes down the track and Shakib shortens his length. Rahul adjusts and works it through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 1.4 The arm ball on middle, Rahane works it with the angle through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 1.3 Slower through the air on off, Rahane hits it back towards the bowler.
  • 1.2 Flatter on off, Rahul taps it towards cover to give the strike to his skipper.
  • 1.1 A little too short to start with by Shakib on off, Tripathi strokes it through extra cover. Rashid Khan from long off runs to his left and makes a very good stop. Two taken from the batsmen.
  • Shakib Al Hasan to bowl from the other end.
  • 0.6 So just the boundary from the over! A dot to finish. On a length around off, Rahane defends it onto the ground. 4/0
  • 0.5 This too was nicely timed but straight to the fielder. Fuller this time on off, Rahane eases it to mid off.
  • 0.4 Hits the good length area around off, Rahane defends it solidly onto the ground.
  • 0.3 FOUR! This time he gets it to swing but the line is wrong. It is on the pads and Rahane clips it through mid-wicket and gets off the mark with a boundary.
  • 0.2 Length again on off, once again no swing for Sharma. Rahane guides it to point.
  • 0.1 Starts off with a good length delivery on off, no swing on offer as Rahane pushes it to covers.
  • We are back for the chase. Ajinkya Rahane and Rahul Tripathi are the openers for Rajasthan. The former will be on strike and he will face Sandeep Sharma. Here we go...

Rajasthan Royals Vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Live Score (T20) Ball by Ball Commentary


World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
India 9 7 1 1 15
Australia 9 7 2 0 14
England 9 6 3 0 12
New Zealand 9 5 3 1 11
Pakistan 9 5 3 1 11
Sri Lanka 9 3 4 2 8
South Africa 9 3 5 1 7
Bangladesh 9 3 5 1 7
West Indies 9 2 6 1 5
Afghanistan 9 0 9 0 0





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 4756 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254