IPL 2014, 30th Match: Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad - At it happened...

By Suyash Srivastava | Last Updated: Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 19:04

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Ahmedabad: Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Rajasthan Royals by 32 runs in the 30th match of the Indian Premier League to be played at Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad.

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Rajasthan Royals innings:

Over 20 || Score 102/10

35 needed from 6 balls, Pathan will bowl it. Tambe took a single off the first ball. Kulkarni worked the second ball through covers for a single. Tambe hit the third ball straight to covers for no run. Tambe smashed the fourth ball straight to Dhawan at mid-off for no run. Tambe attempted a big stroke off the fifth ball, and hit it straight to Steyn at long-off, Tambe is OUT, and Sunrisers Hyderabad have won the match by 32 runs!

PV Tambe c Steyn b Pathan 3 (7b)

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Over 19 || Score 100/9

Steyn to bowl the penultimate over. Kulkarni was offered some width off the fourth ball and he smashed it past deep point for a boundary! Tambe took a risky single off the last ball, and a direct hit would have ended the Rajasthan innings. Nine runs from the over.

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Over 18 || Score 91/9

46 needed from 18 now, Bhuvneshwar to bowl his final over. Faulkner took the chance off the first ball and he hit it straight down the ground, but Finch ran from long-on and took a good catch running to his left, Faulkner is OUT! Kane Richardson is the new man in. Bhatia too tried a big hit off the second ball, hit it straight to Warner at midwicket, Bhatia is OUT! Now Bhuvneshwar is on a hat-trick! No hat-trick for him as Richardson drove the third ball for a single towards covers. The fourth delivery was a dot ball. Kulkarni hit the fifth ball towards point for a single. Richardson charged down the wicket off the last ball and hit it high in the air, Bhuvneshwar took a good return catch, Richardson is OUT! Just two from the over and three wickets for Bhuvneshwar. Bhuvneshwar has been brilliant throughout this series and he ends what looks like a match-winning spell - 4-0-14-4

KW Richardson c & b Kumar 1 (2b)

R Bhatia c Warner b Kumar 4 (8b)

JP Faulkner c Finch b Kumar 4 (6b)

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Over 17 || Score 89/6

51 needed from 24 balls, Karn to bowl his final over. Just five singles from the over. Singles won't hurt SRH at all, Rajasthan need some big hits from both these players now. Karn Sharma ends a superb spell.

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Over 16 || Score 84/6

Dale Steyn has been brought into the attack. Steyn conceded just one run off the first three balls. Pressure was building and Smith decided to take a chance, hit the fourth ball high in the air and Pathan took a good catch diving to his left. That could possibly be the match for SRH. James Faulkner is the new man in. Faulkner got off th e mark with a single towards deep fine leg. Steyn's last ball was a low full-toss and Faulkner hit it towards deep backward point for a single. Three runs from the over.

SPD Smith c Pathan b Steyn 22 (33b)

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Over 15 || Score 81/5

Mishra to bowl his final over, 56 needed from 36 balls. Just two from the over. Mishra ends his spell and he has gone wicketless for four matches, he's still stuck on 99 IPL wickets!

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Over 14 || Score 79/5

Irfan Pathan has been brought into the attack. Smith survived a run-out chance in that over when Binny worked the ball towards short third man and Bhuvneshwar's throw missed the stumps. But these two were taking too many risky runs and Binny had to pay for it as Warner's direct throw from midwicket hit the stumps, Binny is OUT! Six runs from the over.

STR Binny run out 12 (19b)

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Over 13 || Score 73/4

Mishra to bowl his final over. Second ball from Mishra spun sharply and there was a huge appeal, the umpire wasn't interested! The replays suggested that there was an edge. Three runs from the over. Mishra is unlucky there. He too has bowled with a lot of variation today.

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Over 12 || Score 70/4

Henriques has been brought into the attack. Six runs from the over. These two have so far attempted no risky strokes, but Rajasthan do need a boundary every now and then.

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Over 11 || Score 64/4

Mishra to continue. Four runs from the over.

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Over 10 || Score 60/4

Sharma to bowl his third over. Smith survived a stumping chance off the second ball, where Sharma spun the ball away from him, but Ojha failed to collect it. 11 runs from the over.

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Over 9 || Score 49/4

Amit Mishra has been brought into the attack. Four runs from the over.

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Over 8 || Score 45/4

Sharma to continue. Three runs from the over. Karn Sharma is bowling really well and it is yet to be seen whether Amit Mishra can find back his rhythm.

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Over 7 || Score 42/4

Henriques has been brought into the attack. Watson welcomed his compatriot with a boundary past midwicket! Watto defended the next ball towards mid-off for no run. Henriqus moved one away from Watson and he edged it to the keeper , Watson is OUT! That's the big fish for Hyderabad. Steve Smith is the new man in. This will be a real test for Rajasthan's middle-order. Five runs from the over and a huge wicket for Henriques.

SR Watson c Ojha b Henriques 11 (10b)

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Over 6 || Score 37/3

Karn Sharma has been brought into the attack. Watson hit the first ball towards midwicket for a couple of runs. Sharma bowled a slower one and Watson worked it towards long on for a single. Samson followed it with another single towards long-on. Watson hit the next ball towards short fine leg for a single. Samson charged down the wicket off the next ball, a googly and missed the line as the ball hit the stumps, Samson is OUT! Stuart Binny is the new man in. The spinners will have to do a good job for SRH today.

SV Samson b Sharma 16 (16b)

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Over 5 || Score 32/2

Bhuvneshwar to bowl his third over, skipper Watson is the new man in. Five runs from the over. Rajasthan need a partnership here. SRH would be in total command if they manage to pick another wicket in the new few overs.

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Over 4 || Score 27/2

Steyn to continue. He bowled a half-volley to Samson who elegantly launched it over long-off for a Six! Samson followed it with a single. Nair worked the third ball straight to point for no run. Steyn followed it with a good bouncer to Nair, who attempted a pull shot, but couldn't connect with it. Nair was offered room off the fifth ball and he timed it well past point for a boundary! Steyn had the last laugh as he moved the last ball of the over away from Nair, who edged it to the keeper, Nair is OUT!

KK Nair c Ojha b Steyn 12 (9b)

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Over 3 || Score 16/1

Kumar to continue. It was proving to be a good over before he bowled one at the pads and Nair flicked it past midwicket for a boundary!

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Over 2 || Score 11/1

Dale Steyn to bowl the second over. Steyn's last delivery was aimed at the pads and Nair timed it well past fine leg for a boundary! Ten runs from the over.

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Over 1 || Score 2/1

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bowl the first over, Rahane and Nair will open the innings for Rajasthan. Rahane played a loose shot off the third ball and hit it straight to Warner at point, Rahane is OUT! That is the kind of start Hyderabad needed, good start from Bhuvan!

AM Rahane c Warner b Kumar 0 (3b)

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Sunrisers Hyderabad innings:

Over 20 || Score 134/9

Faulkner to bowl the final over. Pathan charged down the wicket and hit it towards third man for a couple. Second ball was an outswinger and Pathan failed to conect it with the bat. Pathan charged down the wicket off the third ball as well, failed to connect, they ran for a bye and Samson's throw hit the stumps, Steyn is OUT! Amit Mishra is the new man in. Faulkner bowled a dot ball to Mishra. Mishra failed to connect with the next ball, Samson's throw missed the stumps, Faulkner's throw missed the stumps, and Samson's throw finally hit the stumps, Mishra is run-out! Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the new man in. Bhuvan too didn't connect with the ball, though they managed a bye this time. Pathan charged down the wicket off the last ball and it it over the umpire's head for a boundary!

A Mishra run out 0 (2b)

DW Steyn run out 9 (8b)

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Over 19 || Score 122/7

Richardson to bowl his final over. Dale made some room off the second ball and hit it towards third man for a boundary! Seven runs from the over.

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Over 18 || Score 115/7

Faulkner to bowl his third over. Four runs from the over.

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Over 17 || Score 111/7

Watson to bowl his second over. He began with a length delivery and Henriques hit it straight towards long-off where Rahane took yet another good catch, Henriques is OUT! Watson is on a hat-trick! He took a wicket off the last ball of his first over and has followed it with another off the first ball of his second over. Karn Sharma is the new man in. And he's gone first ball, Sharma has edged it to the keeper, Sharma is OUT! Last game, it was Pravin Tambe, this game it's Watson who has taken a hat-trick! Five runs from the over and two wickets for Watson. He is in some kind of form!

KV Sharma c Samson b Watson 0 (1b)

MC Henriques c Rahane b Watson 9 (13b)

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Over 16 || Score 106/5

Richardson has been brought back into the attack. Just four runs from the over and it's time for Pathan and Ojha to go for their strokes.

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Over 15 || Score 102/5

Faulkner to bowl his second over. Henriques charged down the wicket off the last ball and hit it straight down the ground for a boundary! Seven runs from the over.

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Over 14 || Score 95/5

Tambe to bowl his final over. Just four runs from the over, Tambe ends another brilliant spell.

Tambe – 4-0-21-1

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Over 13 || Score 91/5

Bhatia to bowl his final over. He bowled a slow legcutter to Ojha, who didn't read it at all and has been bowled, Ojha is OUT!

NV Ojha b Bhatia 17 (19b)

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Over 12 || Score 86/3

Ojha charged down the wicket off the second ball and smashed it straight down the ground for a boundary! Warner too shimmied down the track off the fifth ball, and misread a googly from Tambe, Warner is OUT! 12 runs from the over.

DA Warner st Samson b Tambe 6 (7b)

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Over 11 || Score 79/3

Bhatia to bowl his third over. Five runs from the over.

DA Warner st Samson b Tambe 6 (7b)

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Over 10 || Score 74/3

Tambe to continue, David Warner is the new man in. Warner swept the last ball high in the air towards midwicket, but it landed in no man's land. Seven runs from the over.

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Over 9 || Score 67/3

Bhatia to bowl his second over. He ended his over with another slower ball, Rahul missed the line and was bowled, Lokesh Rahul is OUT! Six runs from the over.

KL Rahul b Bhatia 18 (18b)

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Over 8 || Score 61/2

Pravin Tambe, who took a hat-trick in the previous match has been brought into the attack. Four runs from the over.

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Over 7 || Score 57/2

Rajat Bhatia has been brought into the attack. Second ball was slow and short, and Finch slapped it past wide of long-on for a boundary! Finch launched the third ball high towards deep midwicket and Rahane took an excellent catch diving to his front, Finch is OUT! Seven runs from the over.

AJ Finch c Rahane b Bhatia 9 (10b)

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Over 6 || Score 50/1

James Faulkner to bowl his first over. Good over this for Rajasthan, just four from it.

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Over 5 || Score 46/1

Kulkarni to continue, Lokesh Rahul is the new man in. Second ball was overpitched and Rahul timed it straight down the ground for a boundary! Rahul was offered width off the fourth ball and he drove it past covers for another boundary! Nine runs from the over.

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Over 4 || Score 37/1

Shane Watson has brought himself into the attack. Dhawan charged down the wicket off the second ball, and cleared mid-on to score another boundary! Watson bowled a short ball to Dhawan, who handsomely pulled it past fine leg for another boundary! But Watson had the last laugh as he bowled one which moved into Dhawan, and clipped the bails, Dhawan is OUT! Nine runs from the over and a wicket straight away for Watson.

S Dhawan b Watson 33 (20b)

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Over 3 || Score 28/0

Richardson to continue. It was proving to be a good over before Richardson bowled a wide delivery to end the over and Dhawan slapped it hard past the fielder at point for another boundary! Nine runs from the over, Dhawan is looking dangerous!

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Over 2 || Score 19/0

Dhawan Kulkarni will bowl the second over. Second ball was a half-volley and Dhawan punched it elegantly off the backfoot through covers for a boundary! Dhawan charged down the wicket off the fifth ball and just timed it too well past the diving fielder at point for another boundary! Good start for the Sunrisers so far.

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Over 1 || Score 9/0

Kane Richardson to bowl the first over for Rajasthan, Shikhar Dhawan and Aaron Finch will open the innings for SRH. Dhawan got a bottom edge off the first ball which went past fine leg for a boundary! Dhawan defended the second ball back to the bowler for no run. Dhawan was offered some room off the third ball and he worked it straight to covers for no run. Dhawan was offered more room off the fourth ball and he played a powerful cut shot past point for a boundary! Dhawan hit the fifth ball towards mid-off for no run. Dhawan took a single off the last ball to keep the strike. Nine runs from the over.

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TOSS: Rajasthan Royals have won the toss and they have decided to bowl first.

Shane Watson has led his side from the front this season, and Rajasthan Royals would be keen to move up in the points table where just two teams – Kings X Punjab and Chennai Super Kings are ahead of them. In their previous game against Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan pulled off a stunning victory as Kolkata lost six wickets within two runs. That win would have certainly boosted the morale of the entire team, and they would want to continue their good show against Sunrisers Hyderabad as well.

Rajasthan are a side with a reputation of promoting young talent, and while they do so, the senior players make sure they perform to their potential to ease off the pressure from the younger lot.

Sunrisers Hyderabad on the other hand would be keen to do well after a pathetic show in the tournament so far. Shikhar Dhawan is yet to play a big innings and the batting would once again depend a lot on David Warner and Aaron Finch. Sunrisers have won just two out of six matches and the entire team needs to pull up its socks.

Hyderabad were brilliant with their bowling in the last season, but surprisingly, they haven`t managed to repeat it in the seventh edition. How bad had been the form of the spinners can be ascertained from the fact that Amit Mishra – who was their most successful spinner last year, was dropped for the previous match this year, as he continued to leak plenty of runs.



First Published: Friday, May 9, 2014 - 00:55

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