Hyderabad start as favorites against Rajasthan Royals at home (Image Credit: Twitter)
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Sunrisers registered their first win of the season after a sensational batting effort!
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RESULT: Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Rajasthan Royals by 5 wickets
WICKET: Right in front! Two in Two for Shreyas Gopal! Manish Pandey GONE!
WICKET: It has been a much-needed wicket for Rajasthan Royals. Shreyas Gopal provides all important breakthrough! Shankar OUT!
It wouldn't be wrong to say that we all thought that it will be a tough chase. They are making it look easier than it actually is! It may an over or two early! After 15 overs, it's 165/3.
WICKET: Kane Williamson tried to make a good overlook better, and in the process, he lost his wicket! First one for Jaydev, but now it's little too late for Rajasthan Royals it seems!
WICKET: Catches one. Drops one. Catches another - That's Dhawal Kulkarni for you. Bairstow OUT!
WICKET: Finally a breakthrough! David Warner was never in control of that! Can it turn things around for RR?
Are we watching highlights or what? Absolute class from David Warner.
The powerplay belongs to David Warner. He has once again shown what he is capable of! Registered his 38th IPL fifty and looking to eye even more. After 6 overs, it's 69/0.
My word, Warner is looking really solid out there. Taking the game away from Rajasthan Royals. After 5 overs, it's 54/0.
Surisers Hyderabad is off to a flying start and it wouldn't be wrong to say that they are looking really solid. After 3 overs, it's 34/0.
MILESTONE ALERT: Sanju Samson scores his second IPL hundred
Who would have thought Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, which isn't known for high scoring, will see this! After 19 overs, it's 177/2.
188.8.131.52.4.4 - What an over for Rajasthan Royals. Courtesy: Sanju Samson! After 18 overs, it's 164/2.
Just four overs to go, Rahane opted to bat and one will have to say, it has been an absolutely sensational performance by Rajasthan Royals! After 16 overs, it's 134/2.
WICKET: Rahane tried to up the scoring rate, and just couldn't. A superb inning comes to an end. Departs for 70!
Rajasthan Royals were not been able to start well, but Ajinkya Rahane and Sanju Samson have not only been able to repair the innings and looking really solid for big. After 11 overs, it's 88/1.
ALERT: 50-run partnership between Ajinkya Rahane and Sanju Samson.
Finally, Rahane and Sanju Samson have started to middle the ball as the runs start to flow for Rajasthan Royals! After 9 overs, it's 62/1.
The powerplay has been a quiet one. Surisers Hyderabad has been able to keep both Rahane and Samson quiet. Rajasthan lost in-form Buttler early in the innings and it's 35/1.
WICKET: knocked him over. Dangerous Buttler departs early in the innings. Taken with the flight.
Finally some respite for Rajasthan Royals. The first boundary after 15 balls! And guess who smashed it? - Joss Buttler!
Rajasthan Royals off to a cautious start with Rahane and Buttler taking their time. After 2 overs, it's 8/0.
Here we go! The batsmen are out in the middle and Bhuvneshwar Kumar will open for Hyderabad!
Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): David Warner, Jonny Bairstow(w), Kane Williamson(c), Vijay Shankar, Yusuf Pathan, Manish Pandey, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul
Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Ajinkya Rahane(c), Jos Buttler(w), Sanju Samson, Steven Smith, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tripathi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni
We are now just 15 minutes away from the toss! How excited are you?
Will we witness Kane Williamson in playing XI today?
Hello and a warm welcome! We are back for the eighth and the all-important game which is scheduled to happen between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals. Both teams started their twelfth campaign with a loss under their belt, what can we expect today?