6.5 picks out Rashid Khan in the deep! No, correction - Rashid Khan picks him up in the deep! This is a sprinting, sliding catch to his left at deep square leg. Rahane down the track again to meet the length ball at middle stump. It's a nicely timed flick and it's fairly wide of the fielder but he has held on without losing his balance 52/2
    0.6 direct hit from Williamson! Short is struggling. Sunrisers' captain swoops in from mid-off to pick up his mistimed drive and fells the stumps...Short is caught short. Stunning work from Williamson. Short took off early for the run after punching on the up but there wasn't one there 6/1
    13.5 sliding Rashid completes the job for Shakib! Superb bowling, superb catching. He pushes this very slow, very wide outside off in anticipation of him stepping out. And he does. Has to reach out in the end and he slices it high. Rashid sprins in rapidly from sweeper, slides on his knees and holds on 94/5
    8.6 taken on the second attempt! Williamson at long-on. Stokes looks to pummel a length ball over long-on from outside off. He hits it flat to long-on's left and Williamson loses his grip on the ball as he goes towards the floor. Then, he recovers and lunges ahead to hold on 63/3
    13.2 picks out long-on. This was coming. A loopy arm ball on a good length. Tripathi doesn't get close enough for his attempted slog and ends up dragging it flat to Pandey's right at long-on, off the inside half of the bat 92/4
    17.2 drags it on! Googly does Buttler. It's a third dismissal against Rashid after all. It's short of a length and he jumps onto the back foot to try and bludgeon this over midwicket with a pull. Through the shot early and it kisses the inside edge before tonking the stumps 115/7
    14.4 caught behind! Bit tired of saying this now - Kaul surprises him. Gets it to rise sharply from back of a length. He's stuck between a pull and a fend. It lobs up easily for Saha off his front thumb 96/6
    18.6 finds long-on. Knuckle ball on a length at off stump. Gets under it and puts in a clean swing. But it's off the low part of the bat 122/8
    not out
    19.2 short of a length just outside off, backs away and carves it to third man's right. Then comes back for a suicidal second run. Saha takes down all three stumps, the batsman is four yards out. 123/9
    not out
    8 (lb 3, w 5)
    125/9 (20 Overs, RR: 6.25)
    Fall of wickets: 1-6 (D'Arcy Short, 0.6 ov), 2-52 (Ajinkya Rahane, 6.5 ov), 3-63 (Ben Stokes, 8.6 ov), 4-92 (Rahul Tripathi, 13.2 ov), 5-94 (Sanju Samson, 13.5 ov), 6-96 (Krishnappa Gowtham, 14.4 ov), 7-115 (Jos Buttler, 17.2 ov), 8-122 (Shreyas Gopal, 18.6 ov), 9-123 (Jaydev Unadkat, 19.2 ov)
    B Kumar403017.50104030
    B Stanlake402917.2572010
    Shakib Al Hasan402325.7592000
    S Kaul401724.25111010
    Rashid Khan402315.75113000

Match Details


Sunrisers Hyderabad , elected to field first

Player Of The Match


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


Sunrisers Hyderabad 2, Rajasthan Royals 0

Match Notes