102dThe Report by Shashank Kishore

Sunrisers bowlers prove too much for Royals

Shakib Al Hasan and Rashid Khan picked collective figures of 3 for 46 restrict Rajasthan Royals t0 125 before Shikhar Dhawan slammed a 33-ball half-century to make mockery of a small chase

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

S Dhawan
78(57) 13x4 - 1x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 27 runs
  • 5x4 - 0x6
10 10 8 7 25 1 0 17
SV Samson
49(42) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %65%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 23 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
5 0 6 6 7 2 5 18

Best performances - Bowlers

S Kaul
O4
M0
R17
W2
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Shakib Al Hasan
O4
M0
R23
W2
Eco5.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Sunrisers Hyderabad , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50- 23.20

Match days

09 April 2018 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Sunrisers Hyderabad 2, Rajasthan Royals 0

11:24pm And that's all we have tonight. Thanks for joining us and don't forget to return for Chennai's grand homecoming tomorrow. They're facing Kolkata Knight Riders. See you there!

Dhawan: I enjoy playing long innings. It benefits the team, it benefits me. I'm just trying to stretch the good form as long as possible. [About making up for Warner's absence] I've been playing more aggressively, not just in the IPL, but even for India in South Africa and Sri Lanka. I'm just continuing that formula. We have a very balanced side and we have all bases covered. That is the key. It's just the start of the tournament and we hope to keep the rhythm going.

Shikhar Dhawan is the Man of the Match.

Williamson: No doubt we miss Davey. Such a fantastic player for us but the guys were brilliant, all round in the field. A nice team performance. All the bowlers played their part. We picked up wickets at key times and we fielded well, which certainly makes difference. There are some areas we want to work at heading into the next match. I had the best seat in the house as he [Dhawan] hit it cleanly. His intent was brilliant and so was Saha's at the top of the innings.

Kaul: I was working a lot in the domestic season and in the nets and tonight it came off. It was a small total but it's tricky some times when you chase small totals. But our team has great experience and we did it. We are missing him [Warner] but the players are coping and they know what to do and when to do it. Thanks to god, everything's happening really well and I'm looking forward to the coming games.

Rahane: We thought 125 was on the lower side. 150 or 160 would have been great. Credit to our bowlers, they bowled well, they tried their best. We were 50 for 1 and me and Sanju decided to back our intents, but we lost too many wickets. We didn't get any partnerships. I'm unhappy with the drop but these things happen in cricket. This is the first game and we need to learn from our mistakes and move forward. We prepared ourselves really well and we're looking to get better.

11:06pm Utter domination from the home team. Clinical with both bat and ball and it's the kind of loss that can really suck the morale out of a team. Rajasthan Royals have had a forgettable return to the IPL.

15.5
4
Kulkarni to Dhawan, FOUR runs, finishes with a boundary. A domineering win finished with an imperious shot. Short of a length in the corridor and he gets behind it to swat it over midwicket
15.4
0
Kulkarni to Dhawan, no run, full and wide outside off. Chases and tries to jam it through point. Beaten
15.3
0
Kulkarni to Dhawan, no run, short of a length just outside off, punched uppishly to mid-off
15.2
0
Kulkarni to Dhawan, no run, slower short ball climbing across off stump. Can't get bat on the hook
15.1
0
Kulkarni to Dhawan, no run, short and wide outside off. Looks to cut and it skids through from under his bat

END OF OVER:
15 | 3 Runs | SRH: 123/1 (3 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 8.20, RRR: 0.60)

  • KS Williamson36 (35b)
  • S Dhawan74 (52b)
  • DJM Short2-0-9-0
  • JD Unadkat3-0-28-1
14.6
0
Short to Williamson, no run, short of a length just outside off, punched straight to extra cover