Result
4th match (N), Indian Premier League at Hyderabad (Deccan), Apr 9 2018
125/9
(15.5/20 ov, target 126)
127/1
Sunrisers won by 9 wickets (with 25 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Sunrisers Hyderabad
Match centre 
Scorecard summary
Rajasthan Royals125/9(20 overs)
Sunrisers Hyderabad127/1(15.5 overs)
end of over 164 runs
SRH: 127/1CRR: 8.02 
Shikhar Dhawan78 (57)
Kane Williamson36 (35)
Dhawal Kulkarni2.5-0-18-0
D'Arcy Short2-0-9-0

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
Kulkarni to Dhawan, no run
full and wide outside off. Chases and tries to jam it through point. Beaten
15.3
Kulkarni to Dhawan, no run
short of a length just outside off, punched uppishly to mid-off
15.2
Kulkarni to Dhawan, no run
slower short ball climbing across off stump. Can't get bat on the hook
15.1
Kulkarni to Dhawan, no run
short and wide outside off. Looks to cut and it skids through from under his bat
end of over 153 runs
SRH: 123/1CRR: 8.2 • RRR: 0.60 • Need 3 from 30b
Kane Williamson36 (35)
Shikhar Dhawan74 (52)
D'Arcy Short2-0-9-0
Jaydev Unadkat3-0-28-1
14.6
Short to Williamson, no run
short of a length just outside off, punched straight to extra cover
14.5
Short to Williamson, no run
full on leg stump, paddle sweep straight to short fine
14.4
1
Short to Dhawan, 1 run
short of a length wide outside off, cut uppishly to point's left. He parries it to sweeper cover
14.3
Short to Dhawan, no run
short ball just outside off, cut straight to backward point
14.2
1
Short to Williamson, 1 run
googly. Floated up full on leg stump, clipped to deep midwicket
14.1
1
Short to Dhawan, 1 run
tossed up outside off, drags to long-on off the front foot
end of over 146 runs
SRH: 120/1CRR: 8.57 • RRR: 1.00 • Need 6 from 36b
Shikhar Dhawan72 (49)
Kane Williamson35 (32)
Jaydev Unadkat3-0-28-1
D'Arcy Short1-0-6-0
13.6
1
Unadkat to Dhawan, 1 run
length ball at middle stump. Shuffles and nudges this to short fine's right
13.5
1
Unadkat to Williamson, 1 run
offcutter, back of a length outside off. Backs away and cuts to sweeper

Goes around the wicket

13.4
2
Unadkat to Williamson, 2 runs
short ball outside off, punched firmly off the back foot to sweeper's right. Kulkarni puts in a slide there to stop it
13.3
Unadkat to Williamson, no run
length ball outside off, steps out and punches to extra cover on the bounce
13.2
2
Unadkat to Williamson, 2 runs
short of a length ball just outside off. Gets on the back foot and slices it over midwicket with a pull
13.1
Unadkat to Williamson, no run
short of a length in the corridor, defended off the back foot
end of over 1310 runs
SRH: 114/1CRR: 8.76 • RRR: 1.71 • Need 12 from 42b
Shikhar Dhawan71 (48)
Kane Williamson30 (27)
D'Arcy Short1-0-6-0
Ben Laughlin2-0-20-0
12.6
4b
Short to Dhawan, 4 byes
past the outside edge and past the keeper. A nicely tossed up length ball outside off. He doesn't get to the pitch for the drive through cover and it spins a long way past him
Best performances - batsmen
S Dhawan
78 runs (57)
13 fours
1 sixes
Control70%
Productive shot
pull
27 runs
5 fours
0 sixes
101087251017
SV Samson
49 runs (42)
5 fours
0 sixes
Control65%
Productive shot
flick
23 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
506672518
Best performances - bowlers
S Kaul
O
4
M
0
R
17
W
2
Eco
4.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Shakib Al Hasan
O
4
M
0
R
23
W
2
Eco
5.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad
TossSunrisers Hyderabad , elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League 2018
Player Of The Match
Shikhar Dhawan
Season2018
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 days09 April 2018 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Vineet Kulkarni
Nigel Llong
TV Umpire
Nandan
Reserve Umpire
Rohan Pandit
Match Referee
Sunil Chaturvedi
PointsSunrisers Hyderabad 2, Rajasthan Royals 0