result
4th match (N), Hyderabad (Deccan), Apr 9 2018, Indian Premier League
(15.5/20 ov, target 126)127/1
Sunrisers won by 9 wickets (with 25 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
78* (57)
shikhar-dhawan
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• The 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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Scorecard summary
Rajasthan Royals125/9(20 overs)
Sunrisers Hyderabad127/1(15.5 overs)

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 S 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 S Dhawan, no run

full and wide outside off. Chases and tries to jam it through point. Beaten

15.3
Kulkarni to S Dhawan, no run

short of a length just outside off, punched uppishly to mid-off

15.2
Kulkarni to S Dhawan, no run

slower short ball climbing across off stump. Can't get bat on the hook

15.1
Kulkarni to S 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: 8.19 RRR: 0.60
Kane Williamson36 (35)
Shikhar Dhawan74 (52)
D'Arcy Short 2-0-9-0
Jaydev Unadkat 3-0-28-1
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 S 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 S 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 S 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
Shikhar Dhawan72 (49)
Kane Williamson35 (32)
Jaydev Unadkat 3-0-28-1
D'Arcy Short 1-0-6-0
13.6
1
Unadkat to S 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
Shikhar Dhawan71 (48)
Kane Williamson30 (27)
D'Arcy Short 1-0-6-0
Ben Laughlin 2-0-20-0
12.6
4b
Short to S 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

12.5
Short to S Dhawan, no run

steps out and blocks with his body. He's beaten in flight here

12.4
Short to S Dhawan, no run

short ball outside off, under-edges the cut towards point

Best performances - batters
Shikhar Dhawan portrait
S Dhawan SRH
78 runs (57)
13 fours
1 six
Control70%
Productive shot
pull
27 runs
5 fours
0 six
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Sanju Samson portrait
SV Samson RR
49 runs (42)
5 fours
0 six
Control67%
Productive shot
flick
23 runs
3 fours
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Siddarth Kaul portrait
S Kaul SRH
O
4
M
0
R
17
W
2
ECO
4.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
Shakib Al Hasan portrait
Shakib Al Hasan SRH
O
4
M
0
R
23
W
2
ECO
5.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
Match details
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad
TossSunrisers Hyderabad, elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Season2018
Player Of The Match
Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan
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 (20-over match)
Umpires
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Nigel Llong
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Vineet Kulkarni
TV Umpire
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Nandan
Reserve Umpire
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Rohan Pandit
Match Referee
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Sunil Chaturvedi
PointsSunrisers Hyderabad 2, Rajasthan Royals 0
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