Result
8th Match (N), Hyderabad (Deccan), Mar 29 2019, Indian Premier League
198/2
(19/20 ov, target 199)
201/5
Sunrisers won by 5 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Sunrisers Hyderabad
Match centre 
Scorer: @Thilak_Rama
Commentator: @varunshetty
Scorecard summary
Rajasthan Royals198/2(20 overs)
Sunrisers Hyderabad201/5(19 overs)
end of over 1914 runs
SRH: 201/5CRR: 10.57 
Rashid Khan15 (8)
Yusuf Pathan16 (12)
Jofra Archer4-0-42-0
Jaydev Unadkat3-0-26-1

11:59pm Well, Rashid Khan has just revealed he has five variants of the legbreak. In case you wanted to lose more sleep about this genius. Thanks for joining us for this sensational game. On behalf of Ankur and Thilak - good night!

Rashid: Thanks to the almighty. I just try my best to be positive every game, in every department. I think that was the plan [to Buttler] as I've got him early previously. So I just bowled in good areas and saw how it goes. I just tried my best to mix up my five legspinners. I realised it wasn't a wicket where there'll be too much turn. Yes, [I have] five different legspins, with different actions and grip. [On his batting] My coaches have given me a lot of confidence in the nets that I'm capable of hitting it anywhere.

Rashid Khan is the Man of the Match.

Williamson: It certainly wasn't easy. A very tough game. There are some areas we want to touch up on. I suppose [I bat] behind them. hopefully they can continue like that. We needed many parts to fire to chase near 200 and it was a good experience for us. [Rashid] against Buttler was the idea. It was great that it worked.

Warner: One thing that inspires me is the local fans. We got off to a good start. Serious innings there by Sanju. Full credit to him. We had to come out and put on a good start. He allowed himself time and the wicket got better. We didn't actually think it would be a 200 wicket. We have played on similar wickets where you bowl that hard length it gets hard. Me and Jonny have partnered really well since Kolkata. There have been a few hiccups with him trying to get off the mark, I have been hogging the strike a little bit.

We know this ground so well, we know the dimensions. Last couple of sessions there's been a breeze from behind one of the stands, tonight there wasn't.

Rahane: I think first of all, we thought 190+ was very goood. The wicket was stopping a bit and we were aiming to get 150+. Credit to Sunrisers, the momentum they got in the Powerplay. When someone like Warner bats like that, it's very less margins for the bowler. They didn't lose momentum throughout. When he got out, Vijay Shankar batted well too. [Sanju]'s been fantastic for us. We all know how talented he is. I'm sure he's also hurt but he'll go miles. Consistency is the key for him.


Shahbaz: "Rashid you beautyyyyyyyyyyyy? I have more hope on you than Pathan. Love you"

Ashok : "What a superstar this guy Rashid Khan is...Sure to rule the cricketing world in the years to come"

Amit: "The six runs on the last ball and not four runs on the last ball (of 19th over) brings a positive run rate for Sunrisers and better position in the point table "

Hk: "Watching Rashid Khan score the winning runs make me so glad.What a lad."

11:38pm Well, who'da thunk? Rahane says Samson and he were looking to get 150+ at the start, and that makes sense doesn't it? The pitch looked so two-paced until about halfway into Royals' innings. Something switched around there and it turned into a complete run fest. And when you have a pitch like that, and you have Warner at the top, you're not too badly placed. A blitzkrieg from him again and a lovely follow up from Shankar to take Sunrisers to a big win. Their highest successful run chase.

18.6
6
Archer to Rashid Khan, SIX runs
whips it over the square leg boundary! Oh what a shot! He hit one like this against KKR last season and repeats it. Step back into the crease, weight transfer towards point as this yorker full ball comes in at middle stump, and he uses the pace to clip it with fast wrists to seal the win with six balls to spare
18.5
4
Archer to Rashid Khan, FOUR runs
shot! Superb thinking under pressure from Rashid. Takes a big step back into the crease and sets up low with a low backlift. Gets a full one at off stump and creams it past extra cover
18.5
1w
Archer to Rashid Khan, 1 wide
loses his radar! Small margins. Full and slanted down leg side. Rashid sets up for the helicopter again. Misses again

One wicket here, oh boy...

18.4
1
Archer to Pathan, 1 run
oh superb bowling. Bowls the yorker at will. Just in the corridor. Gets the front leg out of the way but chops it off the under-edge into the gully region
18.3
1
Archer to Rashid Khan, 1 run
misses on the yorker again. Once again only one. Rashid sets up for the helicopter, but this is too quick. Mistimed bunt towards Stokes at long-on
18.2
1
Archer to Pathan, 1 run
just misses on the yorker but Pathan misses out too. Low full toss outside off, scythed to third man's right
18.1
Archer to Pathan, no run
yorker right up at off stump. Can't do anything other than drill that back towards mid-off

Right, 12 off 12. Here's Jofra.

end of over 188 runs
SRH: 187/5CRR: 10.38 • RRR: 6.00 • Need 12 from 12b
Rashid Khan4 (5)
Yusuf Pathan14 (9)
Jaydev Unadkat3-0-26-1
Jofra Archer3-0-28-0
17.6
2
Unadkat to Rashid Khan, 2 runs
short of a length outside off, pulls to deep midwicket's right and comes back for the second. Long boundary there
17.5
1
Unadkat to Pathan, 1 run
slower ball, short outside off. Spanked off the back foot but can't beat Rahane's dive at extra cover
17.4
2
Unadkat to Pathan, 2 runs
falls short of long-on running to his right! Pathan was outfoxed there. Slower ball cutting across him outside off. Looked to slug that but got it off the bottom
17.4
1w
Unadkat to Pathan, 1 wide
slower bouncer, dug in too short. Doesn't even need to duck at that

Back over the wicket

17.3
1
Unadkat to Rashid Khan, 1 run
slower ball at a length outside off, drives with the turn away, to sweeper
17.2
Unadkat to Rashid Khan, no run
slower ball, dug in back of a length outside off. Past Rashid's attempted cut

Baskar: "I don't feel Archer has done any justice to his fame at IPL yet. A couple of games at bench for him might help the guys waiting outside."

17.1
1
Unadkat to Pathan, 1 run
short of a length, wide outside off. Cut to sweeper cover
end of over 1710 runs
SRH: 179/5CRR: 10.52 • RRR: 6.66 • Need 20 from 18b
Rashid Khan1 (2)
Yusuf Pathan10 (6)
Jofra Archer3-0-28-0
Shreyas Gopal4-0-27-3

According to ESPNcricinfo's Forecaster, Sunrisers Hyderabad are still firm favourites to ace this chase. Shreyas Gopal's last over had brought Sunrisers' win probability down from 91.66% to 78.86% at the end of the 16th over. After Jofra's, however, it's back up at 93%.

16.6
Archer to Rashid Khan, no run
full on off stump, mistimed tap back to the bowler
16.6
1w
Archer to Rashid Khan, 1 wide
bouncer too short. Rashid is ducking rapidly at this, but it's Buttler with the real work. One handed leap to hold on to that. It was sailing
16.5
1
Archer to Pathan, 1 run
short of a length in the corridor, looks to pull, mistimes completely. Sliced over the umpire but safe
16.4
Archer to Pathan, no run
yorker, 151kph, right at off stump. Superb. Yusuf does well to get bat on it

Matt: "@Prashanth: I understand the appeal of Sodhi, but I feel as if the current four overseas players for RR are pretty much undroppable. They're in a different class."

Best performances - batsmen
SV Samson
102 runs (55)
10 fours
4 sixes
Control76%
Productive shot
cover drive
24 runs
3 fours
1 sixes
1191815131331
AM Rahane
70 runs (49)
4 fours
3 sixes
Control77%
Productive shot
flick
20 runs
0 fours
1 sixes
7960169914
Best performances - bowlers
S Gopal
O
4
M
0
R
27
W
3
Eco
6.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Rashid Khan
O
4
M
0
R
24
W
1
Eco
6.00
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
Match details
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad
TossRajasthan Royals , elected to bat first
SeriesIndian Premier League 2019
Player Of The Match
Rashid Khan
Season2019
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 days29 March 2019 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Chettithody Shamshuddin
Bruce Oxenford
TV Umpire
KN Ananthapadmanabhan
Reserve Umpire
Krishnaraj Srinath
Match Referee
Chinmay Sharma
PointsSunrisers Hyderabad 2, Rajasthan Royals 0