Match-Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals
Date-Monday, April 09, 2018
Toss-Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and opt to bowl
Venue-Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Sunrisers Hyderabad Squad– Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson (c), Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Billy Stanlake, Siddarth Kau.
Rajasthan Royals Squad– Ajinkya Rahane (c), D Arcy Short, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tripathi, Jos Buttler (wk), Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat, Ben Laughlin
Analysis of First Inning
Rajasthan Royals Batting-Rajasthan got off to a poor start as opener D Arcy Short (4) was departed on the last ball of the the first over. But after that wicket, new batsman Sanju Samson (49) and opener Ajinkya Rahane (13) forged a crucial 46-run partnership to steady their team’s ship. Just when things seemed good in the middle, Rahane was dismissed in the seventh over by Sidharth Kaul.Rahane got out in a wrong time as he was caught by Rashid at deep off the bowling of Kaul. A miserly over from Rashid was followed by Ben Stokes’ (5) dismissal off Stanlake as the Royals reached 71/3 at the halfway mark. Samson, meanwhile, was going steady for some time but wickets fell at the other end. Rahul Tripathi (17) gave him some company but did not last long as he became Shakib’s first victim.
- Powerplay: 48 runs, 1 wicket
- Rajasthan Royals: 50 runs in 6.2 overs
- Rajasthan Royals: 100 runs in 15.1 overs
- Innings Break: Rajasthan Royals – 125/9 in 20 overs
Fall Of Wickets
D Arcy Short (6th ball)
Ajinkya Rahane (41th ball)
Ben Stokes (54th ball)
Rahul Tripathi (80th ball)
Sanju Samson (83th ball)
Krishnappa Gowtham (88th ball)
Jos Buttler (104th ball)
Shreyas Gopal (114th ball)
Shreyas Gopal (116th ball)
FOURS Ball Timeline-(4,13,15,21,26,29,32,42,70,71,91,98)
SIXES Ball Timeline-()
Sunrisers Hyderabad Bowling-SRH have one of the best bowling units in this IPL, Shakib Al Hasan and Siddhart Kaul grabbed two wickets apiece while Afghan leg-spinner Rashid Khan, Australian pacer Billy Stanlake and Bhuvneshwar got one wicket each.Rashid Khan & Siddhart Kaul bowled 11 dots ball in 4 overs of each.Bhuvneshwar is most expensive bowler as he conceded 30 runs in 4 overs.
Analysis of Second Inning
Sunrisrs Hyderabad Batting-Sunrisers run chase started on a wrong note as they lost Wriddhiman Saha (5) in the second over to Unadkat. But it was the only blip in what turned out to be a perfect chase to a below-par total. Dhawan, who was dropped by Rahane at slips on zero, grew in confidence as he hit Dhawal Kulkarni for the first six of the match in the third over.
Williamson joined the party by hitting six off Unadkat in the fourth over as they took Sunrisers to fifty-run mark in 5.3 overs. The duo hit boundaries with ease and scored runs in quick time. Dhawan completed his 29th IPL fifty off just 33 balls as Sunrisers reached 89/1 after ten overs. After that there was smooth sailing for the home team as they achieved the target with 25 balls to spare. WHAT A PLAYER!!! Dhawan is on a roll these days as he finishes the game with a smash to the mid-wicket boundary. Remains unbeaten on 77 as SRH have literally humiliated RR with a 9-wicket win here. A comprehensive all-round display from the home team as the match ends with Dhawan showing his class once again. Williamson remains unbeaten on 36.
- Powerplay: 57 runs, 1 wicket
- Sunrisers Hyderabad: 50 runs in 5.3 overs
- 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 28 balls (Shikhar Dhawan 32, Kane Williamson 17)
- Shikhar Dhawan: 50 off 33 balls (9 x fours, 1 x six)
- Sunrisers Hyderabad: 100 runs in 11.6 overs
- 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 66 balls (Shikhar Dhawan 68, Kane Williamson 30)
Fall Of Wickets
Wriddhiman Saha (9th ball)
FOURS Ball Timeline-(7,11,14,21,26,27,33,36,37,43,44,55,57,65,72,73,78,95)
SIXES Ball Timeline-(17,23)
Man of the Match: Shikhar Dhawan, for his 57-ball 78
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 intent, 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.”
Williamson: “No doubt we miss Warner. 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 Dhawan hit it cleanly. His intent was brilliant and so was Saha’s at the top of the innings.”