Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

S Dhawan
33(20) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
4 0 10 0 1 4 0 5
SPD Smith
22(33) 0x4 - 0x6
Control %69%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 4 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 1 0 0 3 3

Best performances - Bowlers

B Kumar
O4.0
M0
R14
W4
Eco3.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SR Watson
O2.0
M0
R13
W3
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

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
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

  • 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

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

S Dhawan
33(20) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
4 0 10 0 1 4 0 5
SPD Smith
22(33) 0x4 - 0x6
Control %69%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 4 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 1 0 0 3 3

Best performances - Bowlers

B Kumar
O4.0
M0
R14
W4
Eco3.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SR Watson
O2.0
M0
R13
W3
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

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)

Indian Premier League

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