That's all from today. Tune in tomorrow for the twin matches.. DF signing off. ciao ciao.

"We didn't have too many runs, so i said it was up to us if we played like warriors or losers," Shikhar Dhawan says. "The boys really responded really well. The wicket turned, especially Mishra turned the ball and also Karn."

Bhuvneshwar is the man of the match. He says, "Since coming into T20s, I have improved a lot in the death overs. The seam position is my strength in the early overs."

"We bowled extremely well," Shane Watson says. "But more than anything, we misread the conditions a bit. I take the full responsibility for that as a captain. We are learning about these conditions, will get better. There weren't too many bad shots, just that the high-quality balls. They have world-class bowlers."

"We just need the batting to click, otherwise our bowling is working really well. It's a different role for me in Sunrisers," Irfan Pathan says. "I don't get the new ball but I try to contribute in the middle and death overs. "

Sanju Samson gets INR 1 lakh for hitting the only six of the match. He gets another lakh for keeping calm while running out Mishra.. What a life!

What a riposte by Sunrisers this! Superb bowling, brining back the memories of 2013 when they were regularly winning these matches. Bhuvneshwar, the legspinners, Steyn..all of them contributed. Much-needed win, it has put them back in the race. Royals weren't smart with their strokeplay.

Aravind: "Look back..How important was Dhawan's knock on this slow pitch..Those are the runs given sun risers on winning margin.."

Sai Kiran: "I am just loving Shane Watson as a captain. Last night, he asked a pay rise for Pravin Tambe and today he has taken the full responsibility for the lose ! Only few can do it, not all !!"

19.5
W
Pathan to Tambe, OUT, Game over! Tambe chips the length delivery straight to Steyn at long-off

PV Tambe c Steyn b Pathan 3 (8m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

19.4
0
Pathan to Tambe, no run, punches the fuller delivery, straight to Dhawan at cover again
19.3
0
Pathan to Tambe, no run, moves to the leg side and crashes it ... the ball dribbles to cover..
19.2
1
Pathan to Kulkarni, 1 run, another slower delivery, aerially driven through cover
19.1
1
Pathan to Tambe, 1 run, length delivery at a slower pace from round the wicket, the batsman takes a single to point

END OF OVER:
19 | 9 Runs | RR: 100/9 (35 runs required from 1 ball, RR: 5.26, RRR: 35.00)

  • PV Tambe2 (3b)
  • DS Kulkarni6 (5b)
  • DW Steyn4-0-31-2
  • B Kumar4-0-14-4
18.6
1
Steyn to Tambe, 1 run, slower delivery, Tambe pushes to mid-off and would have been run-out had the fielder hit.. He survives to live another over
18.5
1
Steyn to Kulkarni, 1 run, back of length and rising, Kulkarni chops it down to third man for a single
18.5
1w
Steyn to Kulkarni, 1 wide, quicker one attempted, but again down the leg side
18.5
1w
Steyn to Kulkarni, 1 wide, looks for a slower ball but this is down the leg side
18.4
4
Steyn to Kulkarni, FOUR runs, fuller and wider outside off, Kulkarni has to somehow get a thick outside edge, and he gets it, hitting it over point
18.3
0
Steyn to Kulkarni, no run, length delivery on the middle stump line, the batsman gets his bat down in time to push it to cover
18.2
1
Steyn to Tambe, 1 run, bowls it full outside off, the batsman slices it to deep point

He runs it.. with his shirt looking like it's on fire..

18.1
0
Steyn to Tambe, no run, fires in a yorker at Tambe, who somehow digs it out

Steyn comes

END OF OVER:
18 | 2 Runs 3 Wkts | RR: 91/9 (44 runs required from 1 ball, RR: 5.05, RRR: 22.00)

  • DS Kulkarni1 (2b)
  • B Kumar4-0-14-4
  • KV Sharma4-0-20-1
17.6
W
Kumar to Richardson, OUT, slower ball, batsman swings, this time it doesn't even go beyond the square.. it goes high, touches the moon, but on its wayback, meets the bowler.. who was running backwards.. Superb catch again

KW Richardson c & b Kumar 1 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

17.5
1
Kumar to Kulkarni, 1 run, fires in the yorker, the batsman digs it out to point for a single

Abhishek: "Rajat Bhatia out on a slow ball. Karma!"

17.4
0
Kumar to Kulkarni, no run, length delivery on the stump, Kulkarni cuts it straight to point
17.3
1
Kumar to Richardson, 1 run, full and wide outside off, the batsman drives it to deep cover to throw water on possible celebrations

Someone's on a hat-trick..

17.2
W
Kumar to Bhatia, OUT, slower delivery, Bhatia swings this time.. he goes towards deep midwicket.. again more height than distance.. Warner takes a simple catch

R Bhatia c Warner b Kumar 4 (20m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

17.1
W
Kumar to Faulkner, OUT, slower delivery, Faukner has no option but to swing at it, he hits in the right area, plays his natural game, but unfortunately it doesn't work for him today .. Finch comes round from long on to take a neat catch

JP Faulkner c Finch b Kumar 4 (7m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Bhuvi now. this is a good bowling attack..

END OF OVER:
17 | 5 Runs | RR: 89/6 (46 runs required from 1 ball, RR: 5.23, RRR: 15.33)

  • JP Faulkner4 (5b)
  • R Bhatia4 (7b)
  • KV Sharma4-0-20-1
  • DW Steyn3-0-22-2
16.6
1
Sharma to Faulkner, 1 run, he is bowling flatter here, another single to deep midwicket off the back foot
16.5
1
Sharma to Bhatia, 1 run, quicker and shorter on off, only a single to deep midwicket
16.4
1
Sharma to Faulkner, 1 run, he goes deep in the crease to pick up another single to long on

Vaibhav: "Faulkner must be looking for Ishant"

16.3
1
Sharma to Bhatia, 1 run, he stays in the crease and punches the length delivery to wide long off
16.2
1
Sharma to Faulkner, 1 run, flatter and shorter, the batsman punches it to long on

Losing trick

3

Number of times that a bowler has ended up on the losing side after taking a hat-trick in the IPL

Drought

74

Number of balls after which Rajasthan Royals hit a boundary

A return to form

13

No of runs that Amit Mishra conceded today. In previous 4-over spells, he conceded 26, 56, 38 and 54.

Wack stat

7

Number of times that RR have scored exactly 60 at the end of 10 overs while chasing

Generous

10.30

Amit Mishra’s economy rate in this IPL – the most expensive for any spinner

Chasers

1

Number of times that Royals have failed to chase down a sub-135 score in the IPL (in 12 attempts)

Misers

1,2

Positions of Dale Steyn and Bhuvneshwar Kumar on the list of most economical pace bowlers in the IPL (min15 innings)

Defenders

3

No of times that SRH have successfully defended a sub-140 score in the IPL (in 5 previous attempts)

Fave opponents

2

No of five-fors taken by James Faulkner in the IPL - both against SRH. No other bowler has more than one five-wicket haul

Three-peat

3

No of hat-tricks taken by the Rajasthan Royals (Shane Watson, Pravin Tambe and Ajit Chandila) - the most by any IPL team.

Big finish

47

Average score for SRH in the last 5 overs of an innings - this will get them to 149

Slow starts

3

Number of times that SRH have scored more than 75 runs in the first 10 overs of an IPL innings – they scored 74 today.

Canny Bhatia

5

Rajat Bhatia’s position on the list of most economical pace bowlers in the IPL (min 35 innings)