Match Over - Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 11 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Sunrisers Hyderabad, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
  • Referee: AJ Pycroft
  • When: 29 Apr 2018, 12:30 SAST
  • Winner: Sunrisers Hyderabad
  • Man of the Match: KS Williamson


  • Umpire1: A Nand Kishore
  • Umpire2: BNJ Oxenford
  • Third Umpire: S Ravi



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Rajasthan Royals



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Sunrisers Hyderabad

That's a wrap of this game. Deiva's report will be up shortly in case you missed the important parts of the game. Over to RCB v KKR now, where the home team are without AB de Villiers and have been asked to bat. See you all later.

Presentation time.

Kane Williamson is Man of the Match. "We had a good start. The surface was on the slow side, and there was not much bounce. I thought the way they bowled the short ball was pretty good, and it's something we wanted to do in our bowling innings. It was nice to get that dismissal early. Yusuf's wicket was lucky, but it was a good wicket at that stage because Stokes is a dangerous player. We didn't get the 10-15 more on a challenging surface, but it was an improvement nevertheless. Twenty20 is unpredictable in nature and it's nice to get a few wins on the board. Alex is world-class in this format. He made a very good contribution today."

7.26pm SRH have done it again. For the third time in the last week, their batting has underwhelmed but their bowlers have bailed them out. This is easily the strongest attack in the tournament. Ajinkya Rahane can't get the job done, and you can't help but wonder it he left it all a little too late. Rahane isn't blessed with the same kind of hitting prowess as Dhoni or Kohli, so waiting until the last hour to accelerate could be a risky proposition with him. Brilliant spells by Sandeep Sharma and Siddarth Kaul, and Basil Thampi did well in that last over, too, after starting off badly. Until Sanju Samson was there with Rahane, it seemed like Sunrisers had this all figured out. And then, they lost it towards the end. Rahane's struggles to put the balls away were hard to watch. Important not to forget the brilliant contribution of Kane Williamson who propelled their batting effort on a slow pitch with a rapid half-century.

Jon Snow: "RR doesn't look like the team to win at all. Horrible Catching (this time no excuse of catching under lights too) and all international players (except Archer) have performed poorly. Why would you send Lomror ahead of big hitting Gowtham when you have to chase more than 11 runs per over?"

Sooryanarayanan: "Sunrisers are the Sun-setters for opposition batsmen. And to think that Bhuvi is set to make a comeback soon."

Stat nugget from Bharath Seervi: Rahane is the first opener to have two unbeaten 50s in unsuccessful chases in IPL. He had scored 84* off 63 v DD in a chase of 153 and lost by 1 run in 2012, and 65* off 53 today. Fourth batsman overall with two unbeaten 50s in unsuccessful chases -- Dhoni, Miller and Morris are the others; all the three bat in lower order.

19.6Basil Thampi to JC Archer, 1 run, all over. A fuller one that curves in and Archer whips it away off the pads to deep midwicket.
19.5Basil Thampi to K Gowtham, OUT, No run, gone. Gowtham has picked out long-off and that's the game. Fails to get hold of this fullish ball. Doesn't help that it's curving into him and he doesn't get the room he's looking for as a result. Chips it straight into the hands of long-off.
19.4Basil Thampi to K Gowtham, 2 runs, low dipping full toss on middle, Gowtham shovels it straight back and long-on ad long-off converge. The latter slides across and stretches full tilt to pull it back.
19.3Basil Thampi to AM Rahane, 1 run, low full toss outside off, Rahane mistimes his punch straight back at the bowler who gets a hand to it.
19.2Basil Thampi to K Gowtham, 1 run, extremely full outside off again, and Gowtham can only squeeze it out to extra cover. They take the single.
19.1Basil Thampi to K Gowtham, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, good delivery but an equally good shot from Gowtham. A full one, tailing in late into Gowtham. Nearly a yorker but not quite. Gowtham manages to get underneath it and whips it off the toes through square leg.
End of over 19. 6 runs this over. 131/5 after 114 balls.
AM Rahane 64 (52b 5x4 1x6 ) S Kaul 4-0-23-2
K Gowtham 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

SRH's fielding in that over could just be what wins this for them. Brilliant stuff.

End of over 18. 9 runs this over. 125/4 after 108 balls.
AM Rahane 61 (49b 5x4 1x6 ) Rashid Khan 4-0-31-1
MK Lomror 9 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 7 runs this over. 116/4 after 102 balls.
AM Rahane 53 (45b 5x4 0x6 ) S Kaul 3-0-17-1
MK Lomror 8 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 7 runs this over. 109/4 after 96 balls.
AM Rahane 48 (41b 5x4 0x6 ) Rashid Khan 3-0-22-1
MK Lomror 6 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 15. 6 runs this over. 102/4 after 90 balls.
AM Rahane 44 (37b 5x4 0x6 ) Sandeep Sharma 4-0-15-1
MK Lomror 3 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more

That's the strategic timeout. Good time for both sides to introspect, especially Royals. Another top spell from Sandeep. He does this routinely at the IPL.

Stokes + Buttler so far this season: 267 runs in 14 inns, ave 20.54, SR 124.8

Saurabh: "Pathan has done his job now. Williamson will now bowl out Rashid, Kaul and Sandeep and will give the 20th over to Thampi. That's brilliant planning by SRH!"

End of over 14. 5 runs this over. 96/4 after 84 balls.
JC Buttler 10 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) Rashid Khan 2-0-15-1
AM Rahane 41 (35b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 9 runs this over. 91/3 after 78 balls.
JC Buttler 8 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) YK Pathan 2-0-14-1
AM Rahane 38 (32b 5x4 0x6 ) more

First time this season that Yusuf has been given a bowl.

End of over 12. 5 runs this over. 82/3 after 72 balls.
JC Buttler 5 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) Shakib Al Hasan 4-0-30-0
AM Rahane 32 (28b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 5 runs this over. 77/3 after 66 balls.
AM Rahane 30 (26b 4x4 0x6 ) YK Pathan 1-0-5-1
JC Buttler 2 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 3 runs this over. 72/2 after 60 balls.
BA Stokes 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) S Kaul 2-0-10-1
AM Rahane 27 (23b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9. 9 runs this over. 69/1 after 54 balls.
AM Rahane 26 (21b 4x4 0x6 ) Shakib Al Hasan 3-0-25-0
SV Samson 39 (28b 3x4 1x6 ) more

Strategic timeout.

End of over 8. 10 runs this over. 60/1 after 48 balls.
AM Rahane 19 (17b 3x4 0x6 ) Rashid Khan 1-0-10-0
SV Samson 37 (26b 3x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 7. 7 runs this over. 50/1 after 42 balls.
SV Samson 33 (23b 3x4 1x6 ) Shakib Al Hasan 2-0-16-0
AM Rahane 13 (14b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 8 runs this over. 43/1 after 36 balls.
SV Samson 27 (18b 3x4 1x6 ) S Kaul 1-0-8-0
AM Rahane 12 (13b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5. 4 runs this over. 35/1 after 30 balls.
AM Rahane 11 (11b 2x4 0x6 ) Sandeep Sharma 3-0-9-1
SV Samson 20 (14b 2x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 4. 17 runs this over. 31/1 after 24 balls.
SV Samson 18 (10b 2x4 1x6 ) Basil Thampi 1-0-17-0
AM Rahane 9 (9b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 1 runs this over. 14/1 after 18 balls.
SV Samson 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) Sandeep Sharma 2-0-5-1
AM Rahane 9 (9b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 9 runs this over. 13/0 after 12 balls.
AM Rahane 9 (9b 2x4 0x6 ) Shakib Al Hasan 1-0-9-0
RA Tripathi 4 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 4 runs this over. 4/0 after 6 balls.
AM Rahane 4 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) Sandeep Sharma 1-0-4-0
RA Tripathi 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
AM Rahanenot out 655351122.64
RA TripathiB Sandeep Sharma450080
SV SamsonC AD Hales B S Kaul403031133.33
BA StokesB YK Pathan0300-
JC ButtlerC S Dhawan B Rashid Khan10110090.91
MK LomrorC WP Saha B S Kaul11120091.67
K GowthamC S Dhawan B Basil Thampi8510160
JC Archernot out 1100100
DS Kulkarni -
IS Sodhi -
JD Unadkat -
Total 140/6
Sandeep Sharma4.001513.75
Shakib Al Hasan4.003007.5
Basil Thampi2.0026113
S Kaul4.002325.75
Rashid Khan4.003117.75
YK Pathan2.001417