SRH vs RR, Match Highlights: Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Rajasthan Royals
Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Rajasthan Royals by nine wickets in a one-sided IPL 2018 match in Hyderabad last night. At the end it was captain Kane Williamson and Shikhar Dhawan who stitched a 121 run partnership to ensure home side the victory. Here is the SRH v RR match highlights.
After being to put to bat, Rajasthan Royals started the game on a bright note. But the slow run rate didn’t help as wickets started to fall frequently. Veteran Shakib Al Hasan took two wickets in quick succession as RR found themselves in deep trouble.
At the end Rajasthan Royals crawled to 125 for nine. Sanju Samson with the highest score for Rajasthan, missed the half century by one run early on in the innings. Siddarth Kaul the pick of the bowlers for Sunrisers, forcing the Royals to the lowest score in IPL 2018.
Rajasthan Royals got the glimmer of hope that they needed very early in the innings. But after the early dismissal of Wriddhiman Saha, Captain Kane Williamson and Shikhar Dhawan switched gears. The duo showcased some clinical batting as they stood firm until the very end. Sunrisers Hyderabad reached their target in the 16th over to spoil Royals’ return.
Rajasthan Royals captain, Ajinkya Rahane: We thought 126 was on the lower side. When we were batting we thought 160 would be a great total. We were 50 for 1 and me and Sanju decided to back our intents, but we lost too many wickets. We never got any partnerships. It’s the first game, and we have to learn from our mistakes and not repeat them in future.
Kane Williamson, Sunrisers Hyderabad captain: No doubt, We missed Warner. He has been fantastic player for us. All the bowlers played their part. Important that we field well. We look to improve as well. Bowling bouncers was not planned. It was a very good wicket. Good for pacers as well. Lovely to bat on. I had the best seat in the house (watching Shikhar bat).