Match Over - Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 9 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Sunrisers Hyderabad, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad
  • Referee: S Chaturvedi
  • When: 09 Apr 2018, 16:30 SAST
  • Winner: Sunrisers Hyderabad
  • Man of the Match: S Dhawan


  • Umpire1: NJ Llong
  • Umpire2: VA Kulkarni
  • Third Umpire: CK Nandan



Overs: 15.5 / 20.0

Sunrisers Hyderabad



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Rajasthan Royals

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.

15.5DS Kulkarni to S Dhawan, BOUNDARY, 4 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.
15.4DS Kulkarni to S Dhawan, No run, full and wide outside off. Chases and tries to jam it through point. Beaten.
15.3DS Kulkarni to S Dhawan, No run, short of a length just outside off, punched uppishly to mid-off.
15.2DS Kulkarni to S Dhawan, No run, slower short ball climbing across off stump. Can't get bat on the hook.
15.1DS 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 15. 3 runs this over. 123/1 after 90 balls.
KS Williamson 36 (35b 3x4 1x6 ) DJM Short 2-0-9-0
S Dhawan 73 (52b 12x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 14. 6 runs this over. 120/1 after 84 balls.
S Dhawan 71 (49b 12x4 1x6 ) JD Unadkat 3-0-28-1
KS Williamson 35 (32b 3x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 13. 10 runs this over. 114/1 after 78 balls.
S Dhawan 70 (48b 12x4 1x6 ) DJM Short 1-0-6-0
KS Williamson 30 (27b 3x4 1x6 ) more

Dhawan's on his haunches after completing that run

End of over 12. 7 runs this over. 103/1 after 72 balls.
S Dhawan 63 (41b 11x4 1x6 ) B Laughlin 2-0-19-0
KS Williamson 30 (27b 3x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 11. 7 runs this over. 96/1 after 66 balls.
KS Williamson 28 (24b 3x4 1x6 ) S Gopal 3-0-17-0
S Dhawan 58 (38b 10x4 1x6 ) more

Adi: "I really like the way Tom Moody and VVS have shaped this SRH team. Unlike RCB who tried to but still haven't addressed their bowling woes, SRH strengthened their weakest link which was the middle order by roping in Pandey, Shakib and Pathan Now their entire unit looks solid. To me, they are the top contenders for the title."

End of over 10. 10 runs this over. 89/1 after 60 balls.
KS Williamson 22 (19b 2x4 1x6 ) BA Stokes 2-0-21-0
S Dhawan 58 (37b 10x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 9. 4 runs this over. 79/1 after 54 balls.
S Dhawan 49 (32b 8x4 1x6 ) S Gopal 2-0-11-0
KS Williamson 21 (18b 2x4 1x6 ) more

Suhas: "The only team which is capable of defending such a low score is unfortunately the batting side!"

End of over 8. 11 runs this over. 75/1 after 47 balls.
S Dhawan 47 (29b 8x4 1x6 ) BA Stokes 1-0-11-0
KS Williamson 19 (14b 2x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 7. 7 runs this over. 64/1 after 42 balls.
S Dhawan 38 (25b 6x4 1x6 ) S Gopal 1-0-7-0
KS Williamson 18 (13b 2x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 6. 8 runs this over. 53/1 after 35 balls.
S Dhawan 32 (21b 5x4 1x6 ) B Laughlin 1-0-8-0
KS Williamson 13 (10b 1x4 1x6 ) more

Piyush Jaiswal: "That's ludicrous from the ump! For all the tech the game boasts of today, we are still unable to get a simple no ball decision correct. Sure it doesn't matter here, but what if it happens in a crunch game?? Surely the third ump needs to step in there!"

Supradeep: ""Nigel Llong has got this wrong." Varun try writing a rap song mate. You would do great." --- The Real Slim Shetty.

Time out.

Oh that's a poor call, a part of his heel is behind as the foot lands. Nigel Llong has got this wrong.

End of over 5. 9 runs this over. 45/1 after 30 balls.
KS Williamson 12 (8b 1x4 1x6 ) K Gowtham 1-0-9-0
S Dhawan 26 (17b 4x4 1x6 ) more

James: "Pup, I'd guess Kane is the kind of man who'd drop himself if he didn't think he was playing well enough. Unlikely to happen, though. He's too good. "

End of over 4. 12 runs this over. 36/1 after 24 balls.
KS Williamson 12 (6b 1x4 1x6 ) JD Unadkat 2-0-22-1
S Dhawan 17 (13b 2x4 1x6 ) more

Vamshi Bhargav: "Holy Molly. KW was waiting for that. He's reading the bowler like an open text book"

AJ: "Dhawan always make the opposition pay for dropping his catch. RR should not expect any less. "

Pup: "I love KW being captain of SRH. Apart from his leadership skills, I get to see him playing every game .He is too good of a player to sit out on overseas player limit. "

End of over 3. 13 runs this over. 24/1 after 17 balls.
S Dhawan 17 (12b 2x4 1x6 ) DS Kulkarni 2-0-14-0
KS Williamson 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

vinod rajpal: ""1st 6 of the match""

End of over 2. 9 runs this over. 10/1 after 11 balls.
S Dhawan 4 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) JD Unadkat 1-0-9-1
KS Williamson 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 1 runs this over. 1/0 after 6 balls.
S Dhawan 0 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) DS Kulkarni 1-0-1-0
WP Saha 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
WP SahaC B Laughlin B JD Unadkat5510100
S Dhawannot out 7757131135.09
KS Williamsonnot out 363531102.86
MK Pandey -
DJ Hooda -
YK Pathan -
Shakib Al Hasan -
Rashid Khan -
B Kumar -
B Stanlake -
S Kaul -
Total 127/1
DS Kulkarni2.501806.35
JD Unadkat3.002819.33
K Gowtham1.00909
B Laughlin2.0020010
S Gopal3.001705.67
BA Stokes2.0021010.5
DJM Short2.00904.5