Indian Premier League - 36th match

Rajasthan Royals v Sunrisers Hyderabad

Rajasthan Royals won by 8 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)

Rajasthan to begin with spin. Hardly a surprise now. Ajit Chandila to bowl to Akshath Reddy

3.55pm "Why is Parthiv Patel, not in team?. Even though he did not get big scores, he appeared to be in good touch." Ram, I agree. He is better than Akshath Reddy

Okay here are the team changes for Sunrisers. Out go Quinton de Kock, Cameron White and Thalaivan Sargunan. In come Sanga, Thisara Perera and Akshath Reddy

Kumar Sangakkara is back. He is there for the toss. And Sanga has won the toss. Sunrisers Hyderabad are batting first. Rajasthan Royals have made one change: Sachin Baby in for Rahul Shukla. Baby's IPL debut

For Sunrisers, Darren Sammy stays in. That's all Sanga told us at the toss. Waiting to find out whom Sanga has replaced

3.25pm Just five minutes to go for the toss

RR v SH - two of the surprises of this IPL go head-to-head. Here's our preview to the game.

The Huddle goes live early today, half an hour before the start of this game, which means 3.30 pm local time. Do tune in for the banter.

0.1

Chandila to Reddy, no run, drives at the first ball, back to Chandila, who fields well

0.2

Chandila to Reddy, no run, tossed up, slow, dipping on him. Reddy is down the wicket to drive it, but back to him

0.3

Chandila to Reddy, 2 runs, short, pulled away, there is a deep midwicket in place, and they run the second on the fumble. Binny is the culprit

0.4

Chandila to Reddy, no run, down the wicket again, not quite to the pitch of the ball, finds cover

0.5

Chandila to Reddy, OUT, Chandila strikes. Quite a poor stroke from Reddy. Chandila has been slow through the air, and Reddy is beaten the flight as he charges at him. Reddy ends up hoicking, but gets a massive leading edge. Off you go

PA Reddy c Watson b Chandila 2 (2m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

Sanga is in, but not on strike

0.6

Chandila to Dhawan, no run, on a length, just outside off, defended to cover

End of over 1 (2 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 2/1 (RR: 2.00)
S Dhawan    0* (1b)      A Chandila    1-0-2-1
KC Sangakkara    0* (0b)     

"I'd have Dravid playing til he is 50 if he can be as much of a tactical genius as he is now!" Ross Lawson, the same was said of Shane Warne too

James Faulkner to bowl

1.1

Faulkner to Sangakkara, FOUR, and he sends down a gift to Sanga first ball. Short, wide, asking to be hit, and he has smashed this in front of square for four

1.2

Faulkner to Sangakkara, no run, driven on the up, but straight to cover

1.3

Faulkner to Sangakkara, no run, short of a length, outside off, 134ks, left alone

1.4

Faulkner to Sangakkara, OUT, Watson is taking all the catches. Another poor shot from Sunrisers. Wide length ball, Sanga throws his bat at it without moving his feet. He is playing well away from his body, and the ball seams away to take a healthy edge. Watson takes a sharp overhead catch at first slip

KC Sangakkara c Watson b Faulkner 4 (2m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

In comes Hanuma Vihari

1.5

Faulkner to Vihari, 1 run, short, widish, steered away to third man for one

1.6

Faulkner to Dhawan, OUT, It's all too dark for Sunrisers here. This is quite a bonus for Rajasthan Royals. Short, wide, four written all over it, but Dhawan pulls out his eraser and rewrites "out" all over it. Cuts this straight and low to backward point, and Rahane is sharp there

S Dhawan c Rahane b Faulkner 0 (9m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

End of over 2 (5 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 7/3 (RR: 3.50)
     JP Faulkner    1-0-5-2
GH Vihari    1* (1b)      A Chandila    1-0-2-1

2.1

Chandila to Vihari, 1 run, length ball, turning in, pushed to long-on for one

Karan Sharma gets a promotion this time. For the second time in a row, Sunrisers have a legspinner batting at 5. He is a left-hand batsman

2.2

Chandila to KV Sharma, no run, short of a length, on off, defended back to him

2.3

Chandila to KV Sharma, 2 runs, pitched up outside off, chipped over cover for a couple

2.4

Chandila to KV Sharma, no run, short of a length now, can't drive at it, and hence plays the defensive

2.5

Chandila to KV Sharma, no run, on a length, outside off, defended back to him

2.6

Chandila to KV Sharma, FOUR, nice shot. He has timed it superbly. On a length, into the pads, flicked between the bowler and mid-on for four

End of over 3 (7 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 14/3 (RR: 4.66)
KV Sharma    6* (5b 1x4)      A Chandila    2-0-9-1
GH Vihari    2* (2b)      JP Faulkner    1-0-5-2

3.1

Faulkner to Vihari, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, dabbed away to third man for one

3.2

Faulkner to KV Sharma, no run, bouncer from Faulkner, Sharma sways out of its line

3.3

Faulkner to KV Sharma, no run, slower-ball yorker, 111ks, middle and leg, dug out by him

3.4

Faulkner to KV Sharma, OUT, and another one pulls the blinds on the Sunrisers. Short, gets a bit big, rises towards the chest, and takes the top edge on the pull. Hodge runs in from fine leg to claim this skier

KV Sharma c Hodge b Faulkner 6 (4m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

3.5

Faulkner to Vihari, no run, short ball again, rising towards the chest again, fended in hope

3.6

Faulkner to Vihari, no run, slower ball, 110ks, short of a length, just outside off, defended off the back foot

End of over 4 (1 run) Sunrisers Hyderabad 15/4 (RR: 3.75)
GH Vihari    3* (5b)      JP Faulkner    2-0-6-3
NLTC Perera    0* (0b)      A Chandila    2-0-9-1

Thisara Perera is the new batsman in

4.1

Chandila to Perera, no run, on a length, on off, defended back to him

4.2

Chandila to Perera, FOUR, slogged away. Not a pretty sight, but effective. He has lashed at this with one hand, and through midwicket to beat the man in the deep

4.3

Chandila to Perera, no run, slower, dipping a bit, defended to cover

4.4

Chandila to Perera, OUT, the sun is going down fast on Sunrisers. Perera slogs again, and finds long-on this time

NLTC Perera c Cooper b Chandila 4 (4m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

"This must be the earliest Perera has ever had to come in to bat. Not sure he's cut out for this situation. Hope he proves me wrong." KS, he didn't

In comes Darren Sammy

4.5

Chandila to Sammy, no run, full, outside off, pushed to mid-off

4.6

Chandila to Sammy, no run, another forward-defensive from Sammy

End of over 5 (4 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 19/5 (RR: 3.80)
DJG Sammy    0* (2b)      A Chandila    3-0-13-2
GH Vihari    3* (5b)      JP Faulkner    2-0-6-3

Watson replaces Faulkner

5.1

Watson to Vihari, no run, where was he in the Tests? This is an unplayable legcutter. Short of a length, on off, cuts away after pitching. How has he not edged it?

5.2

Watson to Vihari, no run, the offcutter this time. He is just hitting the seam just short of a length, just outside off. This has cut him in two

5.3

Watson to Vihari, 1 run, pushed to mid-on, and gets off the strike

5.4

Watson to Sammy, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

5.4

Watson to Sammy, FOUR, full, half-volley, on the pads, and he has punched this down the ground for four. No follow-through at all. Typical Sammy shot

5.5

Watson to Sammy, no run, short of a length, cutting in, hits him on the thigh pad

5.6

Watson to Sammy, FOUR, length ball, middle and leg, driven between mid-on and midwicket for four. All along the ground

End of over 6 (10 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 29/5 (RR: 4.83)
DJG Sammy    8* (5b 2x4)      SR Watson    1-0-10-0
GH Vihari    4* (8b)      A Chandila    3-0-13-2

Kevon Cooper replaces Chandila

6.1

Cooper to Vihari, OUT, and even he strikes first ball. Strangled down the leg side. A gentle loosener down the leg side, and he has gloved it through. No thigh pad in the vicinity, it had to have come off the glove

GH Vihari c †Yagnik b Cooper 4 (19m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

Amit Mishra is in now

6.2

Cooper to Mishra, 1 wide, another wide down the leg side, and this time he lets it be a bye

6.2

Cooper to Mishra, 1 wide, Cooper is trying hard to prove he didn't get lucky with Vihari's wicket, and that he had planned it. Not working, though. Well down the leg side

6.2

Cooper to Mishra, no run, nearly an off-side wide, but not quite. Left alone

6.3

Cooper to Mishra, 1 run, length ball, slanted down leg, concedes a leg-bye. Given run, though. Could have been an inside edge

6.4

Cooper to Sammy, 1 wide, short, wide, beaten on the cut. Called wide

6.4

Cooper to Sammy, FOUR, lovely shot. On a length, outside off, driven on the up, over extra cover

6.5

Cooper to Sammy, no run, winds up for another big hit, but decides late to let it be

6.6

Cooper to Sammy, 1 run, short, wide, cut away to deep cover for one

End of over 7 (9 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 38/6 (RR: 5.42)
DJG Sammy    13* (8b 3x4)      KK Cooper    1-0-9-1
A Mishra    1* (2b)      SR Watson    1-0-10-0

Faulkner has the purple cap, by the way

7.1

Watson to Sammy, 1 run, another edge, but this falls short of Hodge at wide slip. Sammy slips while turning for the second

7.2

Watson to Mishra, no run, bouncer, on the stumps, Mishra ducks under it

7.3

Watson to Mishra, no run, pitched up, the sucker delivery, Mishra beaten on the drive by the outswing

Biju Joseph Jacob: "Probably Sammy wasnt part of the team meeting where SRH decided that no one can go past the 10 run mark in this innings!"

7.4

Watson to Mishra, FOUR, too full, too straight, glanced down the leg side, fine of fine leg

7.5

Watson to Mishra, 1 run, Mishra charges at him, drives hard, gets a single to third man

7.6

Watson to Sammy, 2 leg byes, short of a length, on the pads, concedes leg-byes

End of over 8 (8 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 46/6 (RR: 5.75)
DJG Sammy    14* (10b 3x4)      SR Watson    2-0-16-0
A Mishra    6* (6b 1x4)      KK Cooper    1-0-9-1

Siddharth Trivedi to bowl now

8.1

Trivedi to Mishra, no run, short of a length, angling in, beats Mishra who is charging at it

8.2

Trivedi to Mishra, 1 wide, down the leg side, another wide. Five wides so far

8.2

Trivedi to Mishra, FOUR, the wide slip. Not sure about that field placement. This one seams away a little, gets the edge, but has gone where the regulation slip would have been

8.3

Trivedi to Mishra, no run, this one seams in a little, Mishra defends off the back foot

Rohith: "SRH needs just about 120 runs to defend. They are an excellent bowling unit. If Sammy and Mishra can push it close to 120, i think RR will be in trouble regardless of the early wickets !"

8.4

Trivedi to Mishra, 1 wide, another wide, but I thought I heard some thing. Down the leg side, Mishra is not playing at it, but I thought it hit the thigh pad. No replays

8.4

Trivedi to Mishra, no run, slower ball, short of a length, on off, hits the outside edge. Goes to point

Vansh D: "@Biju Joseph Jacob - Mishra was also in the toilet."

8.5

Trivedi to Mishra, 1 run, short of a length, on off, pushed towards long-on for a single

8.6

Trivedi to Sammy, FOUR, that's just a push. But what a push. High back lift to meet this length ball outside off, but no follow-through. Driven through cover for four

End of over 9 (11 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 57/6 (RR: 6.33)
DJG Sammy    18* (11b 4x4)      SK Trivedi    1-0-11-0
A Mishra    11* (11b 2x4)      SR Watson    2-0-16-0

9.1

Cooper to Mishra, no run, full toss, but dug out straight to mid-off

Biju Joseph Jacob: "@Vansh - Though Ashish Reddy was at the meeting, hopefully he didnt understand Sangakarra's accent!! :D Like Rohith mentioned, I want SRH to score about 125-130 - they will stand a decent chance with their bowling attack!"

9.2

Cooper to Mishra, no run, short of a length, outside off, looks to run it fine. Is beaten. Good job he didn't succeed at the shot. There is a slip in place

9.3

Cooper to Mishra, 1 run, full, middle and leg, pushed wide of mid-on

9.4

Cooper to Sammy, 1 run, driven to long-off for one

9.5

Cooper to Mishra, 1 run, driven to long-on for one

Bharat: "Dravid should target wickets than completing 20 overs. Faulkner and Chandila should continue"

9.6

Cooper to Sammy, FOUR, Sammy keeps getting them the runs. Short, down the leg side, with fine leg up. Even the top edge clears him and goes for four

End of over 10 (7 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 64/6 (RR: 6.40)
DJG Sammy    23* (13b 5x4)      KK Cooper    2-0-16-1
A Mishra    13* (15b 2x4)      SK Trivedi    1-0-11-0

10.1

Trivedi to Mishra, no run, short of a length, outside off, pushed to point

10.2

Trivedi to Mishra, no run, short of a length, outside off, Rahane makes a diving save at point

10.3

Trivedi to Mishra, 2 runs, short of a length again, on the stumps, bunted into the leg side, and they steal the second as all the fielders on the leg side are deep

10.4

Trivedi to Mishra, 2 runs, Mishra shows him an early backing-away movement, and then stands his ground to loft a length ball back over the bowler's head

10.5

Trivedi to Mishra, 1 run, short, middle and leg, pulled away to long leg for one

10.6

Trivedi to Sammy, 1 run, slower ball, bounces at him, hits the high part of the bat, but they take a single to cover

End of over 11 (6 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 70/6 (RR: 6.36)
DJG Sammy    24* (14b 5x4)      SK Trivedi    2-0-17-0
A Mishra    18* (20b 2x4)      KK Cooper    2-0-16-1

Stuart Binny into the attack

11.1

Binny to Sammy, no run, wide length ball, Sammy shapes up to drive, but leaves it alone

11.2

Binny to Sammy, no run, drives at this one, but is early into the shot, and has to check it. Defended to cover

11.3

Binny to Sammy, 2 runs, short of a length, hits the outside half of the bat, and they take two

11.4

Binny to Sammy, 1 run, driven to long-off for one

11.5

Binny to Mishra, no run, length ball, on the pads, flicked to short fine leg

11.6

Binny to Mishra, 1 wide, another wide. No. 7 in this innings. Outside off

11.6

Binny to Mishra, no run, short of a length, outside off, seams away to beat the outside edge

End of over 12 (4 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 74/6 (RR: 6.16)
A Mishra    18* (22b 2x4)      STR Binny    1-0-4-0
DJG Sammy    27* (18b 5x4)      SK Trivedi    2-0-17-0

12.1

Trivedi to Sammy, no run, slower ball, just outside off, Sammy aborts the big back lift and defends it back

12.2

Trivedi to Sammy, 1 run, walks down to counter the slower ball, but Trivedi bowls short. Sammy fends in front of his chest, gets a single to leg

12.3

Trivedi to Mishra, 1 run, short, outside off, 128ks, pulled away with ease to deep midwicket

Sidharth: "This is baffling captaincy from Dravid. Why bowl someone who has leaked 8.5 when the opposition is 6 down!"

12.4

Trivedi to Sammy, no run, slower balls are working against Sammy because his back lift is huge. Aborted again in favour of a defensive shot

12.5

Trivedi to Sammy, SIX, first six of the day. Trivedi has bowled many slower balls, but the moment he bowls his gentle regulation pace, for a thigh-high short ball, Sammy pulls it over square leg for six

12.6

Trivedi to Sammy, 1 run, slower ball again, bunted into the leg side, he wants two but IPL debutant Sachin Baby is quick to charge in from deep midwicket. He keeps them down to one

End of over 13 (9 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 83/6 (RR: 6.38)
DJG Sammy    35* (23b 5x4 1x6)      SK Trivedi    3-0-26-0
A Mishra    19* (23b 2x4)      STR Binny    1-0-4-0

13.1

Binny to Sammy, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, punched down to long-off for one

Sammy is struggling in the heat. Has an iced neckerchief around his neck, but seems out of breath. Rajasthan heat can be quite unforgiving

13.2

Binny to Mishra, no run, defended back to Binny as this is pitched short of a length, and on off

13.3

Binny to Mishra, no run, Mishra backs away and tries a wild hit. Beaten

Sammy walks up and advises Mishra

13.4

Binny to Mishra, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, pushed to the right of point for one

Aatif: "weird captaincy from dravid,what is the point in saving faulkner for the last when u can bowl them out before death overs."

13.5

Binny to Sammy, 1 run, slower ball, 105ks, Sammy goes ahead with the shot this time, and good thing for him he has not timed it. Falls short of long-off

13.6

Binny to Mishra, 1 run, short of a length, into the pads, flicked away for a single

End of over 14 (4 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 87/6 (RR: 6.21)
A Mishra    21* (27b 2x4)      STR Binny    2-0-8-0
DJG Sammy    37* (25b 5x4 1x6)      SK Trivedi    3-0-26-0

Sidharth: "So one of Faulkner, Chandila, Watson and Cooper will not complete his quota of 4 overs while the part timers get 5 or more between them!"

Back comes Faulkner

14.1

Faulkner to Mishra, OUT, and he takes a wicket as soon as he comes back. Mishra has thrown it away. He goes hard at a length ball wide outside off, and ends up slicing it in the air. Sammy will hate it if he left stranded. This was the back-of-thehand slower ball

A Mishra c Cooper b Faulkner 21 (40m 28b 2x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

Ashish Reddy comes in, but he is not on strike

14.2

Faulkner to Sammy, no run, full and straight, kept out, but doesn't get a single

14.3

Faulkner to Sammy, 2 runs, full, down the leg side, clipped away to the right of deep square leg for a couple

14.4

Faulkner to Sammy, 1 run, slower ball, short of a length, on off, Sammy moves back and across and works this to leg for a single

14.5

Faulkner to Ashish Reddy, 2 runs, short of a length, outside off, steered away to the right of third man for a couple

14.6

Faulkner to Ashish Reddy, no run, no room on this, defended to cover

Time out

End of over 15 (5 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 92/7 (RR: 6.13)
A Ashish Reddy    2* (2b)      JP Faulkner    3-0-11-4
DJG Sammy    40* (28b 5x4 1x6)      STR Binny    2-0-8-0

Binny to continue

15.1

Binny to Sammy, 1 wide, wide length ball, gets away with it, as Sammy can't reach it

15.1

Binny to Sammy, no run, another leave outside off. This one seams away a touch from the line of off

15.2

Binny to Sammy, no run, wide length ball, Sammy drives at it, and is beaten by the outswing

15.3

Binny to Sammy, 1 run, slower ball, Sammy can;t play the big shot, gets a single to cover

15.4

Binny to Ashish Reddy, 1 run, walks down the wicket to drive this to long-off for one

15.5

Binny to Sammy, FOUR, slower ball, but this time Sammy has picked it early, and waits for it to arrive. Drives it wide of long-off for four. Sammy's highest score in T20s

15.6

Binny to Sammy, no run, seams away from short of a length, beats Sammy as he looks to run it down

End of over 16 (7 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 99/7 (RR: 6.18)
DJG Sammy    45* (33b 6x4 1x6)      STR Binny    3-0-15-0
A Ashish Reddy    3* (3b)      JP Faulkner    3-0-11-4

Cooper comes back

16.1

Cooper to Ashish Reddy, 2 runs, full, middle and leg, bunted into the leg side. All fielders in the deep so they get a couple

16.2

Cooper to Ashish Reddy, FOUR, short, slow, wide, and he has cut this away for four. Poor bowling at that pace

16.3

Cooper to Ashish Reddy, no run, short of a length, on off, punched away to cover

16.4

Cooper to Ashish Reddy, 1 run, dropped by Dravid at extra cover. Poor fielding. Doesn't even make a proper effort. Just stiks out one hand hesitantly

16.5

Cooper to Sammy, 1 run, driven down to long-off for one

16.6

Cooper to Ashish Reddy, 1 run, full, middle and leg, driven to long-on

End of over 17 (9 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 108/7 (RR: 6.35)
A Ashish Reddy    11* (8b 1x4)      KK Cooper    3-0-25-1
DJG Sammy    46* (34b 6x4 1x6)      STR Binny    3-0-15-0

Binny to bowl out

17.1

Binny to Ashish Reddy, 2 runs, another drop. Full ball, hit straight back at his waist high, but yet another Karnataka fielder lets one go. They take two off the ricochet

17.2

Binny to Ashish Reddy, 1 run, pushed into the leg side for one

17.3

Binny to Sammy, 2 runs, driven hard to deep cover where Sachin fumbles to allows them the second

17.4

Binny to Sammy, 1 run, full toss, on the pads, but they have a deep midwicket in place, who keeps this shot down to one

17.5

Binny to Ashish Reddy, OUT, Reddy sees a length ball, wants to smack it out of the ground, but the ball is just a bit shorter than he expects, and he ends up skying it towards long-on. Rahane takes a smart catch there, keeping his eyes on this skier all the way

A Ashish Reddy c Rahane b Binny 14 (17m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 127.27

sharma: "I think Dravid must work on his fielding. During the last game also we saw Dravid struggling to hold on to the ball. I dont think RR can afford this from a senior player like Dravid"

In comes Dale Steyn. Is expected to score a few runs so he can defend them. Sammy on strike, though

17.6

Binny to Sammy, FOUR, first twenty20 fifty for Sammy. He walks down the wicket to guide this length ball to the left of the short fine leg. And immediately starts sucking on that baby thing he is wearing in his neck. I don't know what they call it. The background: he has just had a baby girl. "Princess Skai," he calls her

End of over 18 (10 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 118/8 (RR: 6.55)
DJG Sammy    53* (37b 7x4 1x6)      STR Binny    4-0-25-1
DW Steyn    0* (0b)      KK Cooper    3-0-25-1

18.1

Faulkner to Steyn, 1 run, driven to extra cover for one

18.2

Faulkner to Sammy, 2 runs, full toss, on the pads, he mis-hits this one, but has placed it wide of long-on, and comes back for the second

Still struggling with the heat

18.3

Faulkner to Sammy, FOUR, slower ball, but it is a length ball outside off, and Sammy has swiped this between long-on and deep midwicket.

18.4

Faulkner to Sammy, 1 run, lovely yorker. Dug out for just a single

18.5

Faulkner to Steyn, 1 run, slower ball, but a half-volley outside off, driven to long-off for one

Akash: "it's called a pacifier ;)"

18.6

Faulkner to Sammy, OUT, He is given. Five-wicket haul for Faulkner, the first of this IPL. And the big wicket of Sammy too. Length ball, middle and leg, straightens a little. Sammy is playing across the line, is beaten on the inside edge. Looks out

DJG Sammy lbw b Faulkner 60 (72m 41b 8x4 1x6) SR: 146.34

End of over 19 (9 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 127/9 (RR: 6.68)
     JP Faulkner    4-0-20-5
DW Steyn    2* (2b)      STR Binny    4-0-25-1

Sammy has taken a dripping wet towel and wrapped it around his head. This heat can make you go mad. How many can Steyn get here?

19.1

Cooper to Steyn, no run, full and straight, beats his shot, hits him on the pads

19.2

Cooper to Steyn, FOUR, filthy length ball. Why can't they attempt yorkers in the last overs? Steyn clears the front leg, and smashes this straight of long-on for four

19.3

Cooper to Steyn, no run, another length ball. This could have gone for six. Steyn misses on the heave. That head fell away while he attempted it

19.4

Cooper to Steyn, 1 wide, slower ball gone horribly wrong. Well wide outside off

19.4

Cooper to Steyn, 2 runs, driven wide of long-on. Steyn calls for two right away. Comes back easily

19.5

Cooper to Steyn, SIX, another length ball. Steyn is giving himself runs to bowl at. This over should be shown to budding bowlers. "What Not To Bowl At Death". He has absolutely clobbered it well over long-on, into the stands

19.6

Cooper to Steyn, FOUR, and Steyn provides a brilliant finishing touch. Fuller than a length ball, but not near a yorker by a long way. Steyn has driven this through extra cover for four. This is some batting

Sunrisers were 19 for 5 at one stage, and then 29 for 6. Then Rajasthan took the foot off their throat. And how well Sammy, Mishra, Reddy and Steyn have come back. Smamy scored his first Twenty20 fifty, the other two stayed with him, and Steyn then provided the finishing touch against some awful death bowling. Just like the first hundred of this IPL came in a losing cause, the first five-four could too. Faulkner has the purple cap, but his team are not the favourites here. See you soon for the chase

End of over 20 (17 runs) Sunrisers Hyderabad 144/9
DW Steyn    18* (8b 2x4 1x6)      KK Cooper    4-0-42-1
I Sharma    0* (0b)      JP Faulkner    4-0-20-5
Tournament Results
Super Kings v Mum Indians at Kolkata - May 26, 2013
Mum Indians won by 23 runs
Mum Indians v Royals at Kolkata - May 24, 2013
Mum Indians won by 4 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Royals v Sunrisers at Delhi - May 22, 2013
Royals won by 4 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
Super Kings v Mum Indians at Delhi - May 21, 2013
Super Kings won by 48 runs
Sunrisers v KKR at Hyderabad (Deccan) - May 19, 2013
Sunrisers won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Warriors v Daredevils at Pune - May 19, 2013
Warriors won by 38 runs
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Photos

Apr 27, 2013

Dale Steyn finished with figures of 4-1-15-1, Rajasthan Royals v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL, Jaipur, April 27, 2013

Dale Steyn finished with figures of 4-1-15-1

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Apr 27, 2013

Rahul Dravid cuts during his innings of 36, Rajasthan Royals v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL, Jaipur, April 27, 2013

Rahul Dravid cuts during his innings of 36

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