Sunrisers Hyderabad registered only the second win of IPL 2021 with a 7-wicket victory against Rajasthan Royals in Dubai. Catch highlights here
Sunrisers Hyderabad win by 7 wickets
Fifty for the skipper, and second win for SRH in IPL 2021. They chase down RR's 164/5 with relative ease. Kane Williamson (51 not out off 41) hits Mustafizur Rahman for back-to-back fours to complete the rites.
This sure amounts to spoiling the Royals party. Sunrisers Hyderabad produced a clinical chase with Jason Roy (60 off 42) and skipper playing contrasting but equally effective knocks. A second win in ten matches will not be enough to revive their fortunes but a win is a win, nonetheless. Sadly for Rajasthan, skipper Sanju Samson (82 off 57) was waging a lone battle.
Rajasthan Royals had the chance to escape the mid-table rut, but the defeat left them with eight points. There are four teams with eight points each after the end of round 10 -- Kolkata Knight Riders, Punjab Kings, Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians. Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals have 16 each, while Royal Challengers Bangaloreare third with 12.
It will be one final stretch in UAE. Check updated standings HERE.
Chetan Sakariya on with his third over. Another tidy one. Eight runs. His figures so far - 1/16. Kane Williamson (34 off 32) and Abhishek Sharma (11 off 9) busy rebuilding Hyderabad innings. They need 26 in 24. SRH - 139/3 (16).
Mustafizur Rahman removes Priyam Garg for a first-ball duck. Caught and bowled. Hyderabad need 46 in 42. SRH - 119/3 (13); RR - 164/5 (20)
Chetan Sakariya strikes in first over. Gets the big wicket of Jason Roy (60 off 42), caught behind. Sanju Samson takes a stunner. Umpires satisfied. Priyam Garg is the new man. SRH - 114/2 (12)
Fifty on debut for Jason Roy in 36 balls, with a four off Rahul Tewatia. And he continues... two more fours. 21 runs from the over. Rajasthan need 54 off 54. SRH - 111/1 (11).
Rahul Tewatia and Mahipal Lomror bowling in tandem. Two overs each for 24 runs combined. Jason Roy, meanwhile, is approaching his fifty. On 40 off 32. His second-wicket stand with Kane Williamson is now worth 24 in 24. SRH - 81/1 (9).
Mahipal Lomror strikes. Wriddhiman Saha (18 off 11) is stumped. Kane Williamson joins Jason Roy (31 off 22). SRH - 63/1 (6)
Jaydev Unadkat on with his second over. And he leaks 12. Wriddhiman Saha (18 off 10) hits the first ball for a six, over cow corner, then a four off the fifth ball. SRH - 26/0 (3)
Busy over to start with. Three singles, a wide and a four, hit by Wriddhiman Saha (5 off 3) off the last ball. SRH - 8/0 (1); RR - 164/5 (20)
Jaydev Unadkat with the new ball. Jason Roy faces the first ball. Wriddhiman Saha is his opening partner. Target for Hyderabad - 165.
Siddarth Kaul on with the last over. He gets the wickets of Sanju Samson (82 off 57) and Riyan Parag (0 off 1). Four runs and two wickets. Brilliant one to finish. RR - 164/5 (20).
51 runs and two wickets in the last five overs. In their first-leg meeting in May, Rajasthan set a 221-run target then restricted Hyderabad to 165/8.
Sanju Samson (82 off 56) becomes the highest run-getter this season, overtaking Shikhar Dhawan (430). RR - 160/3 (19)
150 up for Rajasthan. Sanju Samson (78 off 52) and Mahipal Lomror (25 off 23) stand now worth 76 off 47. 63 runs in the last five overs. RR - 153/3 (18)
Fifty for Sanju Samson with a four (50 off 41). Also brings up 400 IPL runs this season. RR - 119/3 (15.2)
New man Mahipal Lomror (8 off 11) hits Rashid Khan for a four. Nine from Rashid's third over. His figures so far, 1/21. Rajasthan captain Sanju Samson is cruising, 36 off 34. RR - 92/3 (13).
Rashid Khan removes new man Liam Livingstone for 4 off 6. A wild swing and caught by a running Abdul Samad at deep fine leg. RR - 77/3 (10.1).
Sandeep Sharma gets the wicket of Yashasvi Jaiswal (36 off 23). The left-handed batter comes out and goes for an expansive drive, but ends up dragging on. 56-run stand broken. RR - 67/2 (8.4)
Fifty-run stand for Yashasvi Jaiswal and Sanju Samson in 43 balls. RR - 61/1 (8.2)
Jason Holder and Siddarth Kaul join the attack. Meanwhile, Yashasvi Jaiswal (24 off 16) is throwing his bat at everything, and he's lucky. Few mistimed shots and ball landing at no man's land. Sanju Samson (19 off 16) hits Kaul for fours off the 2nd and 3rd balls of the 6th. RR - 49/1 (6)
Young Yashasvi Jaiswal is taking on wily Sandeep Sharma. Hits the third and fifth balls for fours, on either side. 11 runs from the over. RR - 22/1 (3)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar shares new ball with Sandeep Sharma. And he strikes first ball. Evin Lewis (6 off 4) caught at deep, square leg by Abdul Samad. Sanju Samson is the new man for Rajasthan. RR - 11/1 (1.1)
Good first over for Rajasthan. Both Evin Lewis and Yashasvi Jaiswal hit a four each. RR - 11/0 (1)
Evin Lewis and Yashasvi Jaiswal open for Rajasthan. Sandeep Sharma with the new ball.
Changes galore. Chris Morris and Evin Lewis are in for Rajasthan. David Warner, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Khaleel Ahmed out for Hyderabad. Jason Roy, Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma and Siddarth Kaul in.
SRH: Jason Roy, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Kane Williamson(c), Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma.
RR: Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Liam Livingstone, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Chetan Sakariya, Jaydev Unadkat, Mustafizur Rahman.
Sanju Samson wins the toss and Rajasthan Royals will bat first against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
David Warner is not playing today. Jason Roy is playing tonight.
Simon Doull with the pitch report for the official broadcasters, and he sees "nice coverage of grass, got a good sound."
Here are the squads -
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Jason Roy, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Mohammad Nabi, Virat Singh, Basil Thampi, Jagadeesha Suchith, Abhishek Sharma, Priyam Garg, Umran Malik.
Rajasthan Royals: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Liam Livingstone, Sanju Samson (c & wk), David Miller, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Kartik Tyagi, Chetan Sakariya, Tabraiz Shamsi, Mustafizur Rahman, Jaydev Unadkat, Chris Morris, Manan Vohra, Evin Lewis, Shreyas Gopal, KC Cariappa, Glenn Phillips, Shivam Dube, Oshane Thomas, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, Gerald Coetzee, Kuldip Yadav, Akash Singh.
Nothing is going right for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the UAE leg of the Indian Premier League 2021. Kane Williamson's team has not been able to find the winning formula and with just one win from nine matches, are technically out of the competition. Former SRH skipper David Warner has been in horror form in IPL 2021. His average of 24.4 is his second-worst in IPL. In 2009, the year he started playing IPL, Warner had averaged 23.3. With SRH's Indian talents like Manish Pandey and Bhuvneshwar Kumar failing, Williamson is surely missing Jonny Bairstow.
Rajasthan Royals are not doing well either. Sanju Samson has been the lone warrior with the bat and no top-order batsmen have provided support to the young RR captain. Chris Morris is yet to show the spark and although RR's young bowlers like Kartik Tyagi have done well in the absence of Jofra Archer, the Royals are yet to play a perfect team game in the second half of the tournament. Yet, RR have a chance to make the playoffs.
They are one of the four teams on eight points (from nine matches) and a win today will take RR to 10 and in the fourth position behind Royal Challengers Bangalore (12 from 10 games). Follow live cricket scores of SRH vs RR here.
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