Indian Premier League, 4th match: Sunrisers Hyderabad v Rajasthan Royals at Hyderabad (Deccan), Apr 9, 2018
Rajasthan Royals 125/9
Sunrisers Hyderabad 127/1
Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 9 wickets (with 25 balls remaining)
|4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 2 0 2 0 4 0 0 2 0 4 1 4 1 1 0 1 0|
|Shikhar Dhawan (lhb) *||78||57||136.84|
|Kane Williamson (rhb)||36||35||102.85|
|Jaydev Unadkat (lm)||3.0||0||28||1||9.33|
Ball by Ball Live Score
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 Dhawan 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 FOUR |
|15.4||0|| Kulkarni to Dhawan full and wide outside off. Chases and tries to jam it through point. Beaten no run |
|15.3||0|| Kulkarni to Dhawan short of a length just outside off, punched uppishly to mid-off no run |
|15.2||0|| Kulkarni to Dhawan slower short ball climbing across off stump. Can’t get bat on the hook no run |
|15.1||0|| Kulkarni to Dhawan short and wide outside off. Looks to cut and it skids through from under his bat no run |
End of Over 15 123 runs This Over (3 runs)
|14.6||0|| Short to Williamson short of a length just outside off, punched straight to extra cover no run |
|14.5||0|| Short to Williamson full on leg stump, paddle sweep straight to short fine no run |
|14.4||1|| Short to Dhawan short of a length wide outside off, cut uppishly to point’s left. He parries it to sweeper cover 1 run |
|14.3||0|| Short to Dhawan short ball just outside off, cut straight to backward point no run |
|14.2||1|| Short to Williamson googly. Floated up full on leg stump, clipped to deep midwicket 1 run |
|14.1||1|| Short to Dhawan tossed up outside off, drags to long-on off the front foot 1 run |
End of Over 14 120 runs This Over (6 runs)
|13.6||1|| Unadkat to Dhawan length ball at middle stump. Shuffles and nudges this to short fine’s right 1 run |
|13.5||1|| Unadkat to Williamson offcutter, back of a length outside off. Backs away and cuts to sweeper 1 run |
Goes around the wicket
|13.4||2|| Unadkat to Williamson short ball outside off, punched firmly off the back foot to sweeper’s right. Kulkarni puts in a slide there to stop it 2 runs |
|13.3||0|| Unadkat to Williamson length ball outside off, steps out and punches to extra cover on the bounce no run |
|13.2||2|| Unadkat to Williamson short of a length ball just outside off. Gets on the back foot and slices it over midwicket with a pull 2 runs |
|13.1||0|| Unadkat to Williamson short of a length in the corridor, defended off the back foot no run |
End of Over 13 114 runs This Over (10 runs)
|12.6||4|| Short to Dhawan 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 4 byes |
|12.5||0|| Short to Dhawan steps out and blocks with his body. He’s beaten in flight here no run |
|12.4||0|| Short to Dhawan short ball outside off, under-edges the cut towards point no run |
Dhawan’s on his haunches after completing that run
|12.3||2|| Short to Dhawan length on leg stump, nudged through midwicket with soft hands 2 runs |
|12.2||0|| Short to Dhawan no run |
|12.1||4|| Short to Dhawan dropped short on middle stump, gets behind the line and pulls it between deep square and deep midwicket FOUR |
Short, with his left arm wristspin
End of Over 12 104 runs This Over (8 runs)
|11.7||1|| Laughlin to Dhawan bouncer on middle stump, pulled to deep square 1 run |
Well, it looks there’ll be a seventh ball this over. Another umpiring error. They’re stacking up early in the tournament…
|11.6||4|| Laughlin to Dhawan length ball wide outside off. Gets down on one knee and slaughters this on the up, wide of mid-off FOUR |
|11.5||1|| Laughlin to Williamson the away-floater again. Picked this time as it lands outside off on a very full length. Driven to sweeper’s left 1 run |
|11.4||1|| Laughlin to Dhawan short ball at middle stump, pulled to deep square 1 run |
|11.3||0|| Laughlin to Dhawan slower ball at a length outside off. Driven straight to mid-off on the up no run |
|11.2||1|| Laughlin to Williamson slow floated from Laughlin. On a good length, swaying away from off. He gets on the front foot and drops it in front of point with soft hands 1 run |
|11.1||0|| Laughlin to Williamson short of a length just outside off, whipped to midwicket’s left off the back foot. Short leaps to his left there and pushes it back towards the bowler no run |
|Sunrisers Hyderabad Squad||Rajasthan Royals Squad|
Shakib Al Hasan,