The Sun Risers Hyderabad did what they have mastered last year. The only difference is that they used to do this at their home ground, mostly which they have done here in Ahmedabad last night. Last year SRH had defended even lower score than 134 which they posted last night at their home ground in Uppal near Hyderabad. But for this fiasco the Rajasthan Royals batsmen are also to be blamed for. Despite not having any pressure of the net run rate they kept on playing those ‘glory shots’ and kept on losing the wickets at regular intervals. Their middle order stuck when the spinners were on. All in all a forgetful home match for the Royals.


IPL 7 | Match 30 | RR Vs SRH

Venue:  Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad

Toss: RR and elected to field first

Playing XIs:

SRH: Shikhar Dhawan, Aaron Finch, KL Rahul, Naman Ojha, David Warner, Moises Henriques, Irfan Pathan, Karan Sharma, Dale Steyn, Amit Mishra, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar

RR: Ajinkya Rahane, Karun Nair, Sanju Samson, Shane Watson, Stuart Binny, Steven Smith, Rajat Bhatia, James Faulkner, Kane Richardson, Dhawal Kulkarni, Praveen Tambe

Mini Score Card:

SRH 134/9 (20) Run rate: 6.70

Shikhar Dhawan 33 (20) | Shane Watson 3/13

Irfan Pathan 21* (21) | Rajat Bhatia 3/23

RR 102 – all out (19.5) Run rate: 5.14

Steven Smith 22 (33) | Bhuvaneshwar Kumar 4/14 (4)

Sanju Samson 16 (16) | Dale Steyn 2/31 (4)

Result: SRH won by 32 runs

Points: SRH 2 (Total 6) | RR 0 (Total 10)

Man of the match: Bhuvaneshwar Kumar (SRH)

Umpires: AK Chaudhary | Nigel Llong | CK Nandan (3rd) | Nitin Menon (Reserve)

Match Referee: Ranjan Madugalle

How they played the game:

Powerplay: SRH 50 runs, 1 wicket | RR 37 runs 3 wickets

First 50 runs: SRH 36 balls | RR 55 balls

50-100 runs: SRH 54 balls | RR 59 balls

Extras: RR 12 (5 B, 5 LB, 2 Wd) | SRH 10 (4 B, 1 LB, 5 Wd)

Best Partnership

SRH 1st wicket – 37 runs off 24 balls between Dhawan 33 (20) and Finch 3 (4)

RR: 5th wicket – 37 runs off 43 balls between Smith 20 (25) and Binny 12 (18)

Fours and SIXES

SRH 15 Fours – 7 by Dhawan, 2 each by Rahul and Pathan, 1 each by Finch, Ojha, Henriques and Steyn | 0 SIXES

RR 6 Fours – 3 by Nair, 1 each by Samson, Watson and Kulkarni | 1 SIX by Samson

In the PIC: Bhuvaneshwar Kumar became the reason for SRH to defend a low score

Picture Courtesy: ESPN – Cricinfo 


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