* FIFTY for Manish Pandey off 28 balls, his 18th in IPL. SRH 76/2 in 9 overs
Pandey took a single, after hitting a big six over deep mid-wicket in the previous delivery, to reach the landmark.
8.2 overs: NOT OUT! Rajasthan went for a review for LBW against Manish Pandey, but the ball hit the pad just outside off-stump line. SRH 69/2
8 overs: SRH 68/2, need 87 off 72 balls
Six runs off Rahul Tewatia’s first over.
* Spin from both ends: Rahul Tewatia comes into the attack
7 overs: SRH 62/2
Spinner Shreyas Gopal started with a tidy over as he gave away just four singles in it. He put a break on the run flow as Hyderabad batsmen clobbered 43 runs in the previous three overs before this one.
* Bowling change: Shreyas Gopal comes into the attack
6 overs: SRH 58/2, need 97 off 84 balls
18 runs off young Kartik Tyagi as Manish Pandey (39* off 19) ended the over with a big six over long-on after hitting a four and a six in successive deliveries earlier in it. Pandey has put Hyderabad on top with some power hitting in their run chase.
* Manish Pandey (33* off 17 balls) brings up 50 for SRH with a flat six over mid-wicket off Kartik Tyagi — 52/2 in 5.4 overs
5 overs: SRH 40/2
13 runs off Ben Stokes as Manish Pandey (23*) smacked two sixes in it. Good counter-attacking game from Pandey after they lost their openers early and cheaply. It transferred the pressure back on Rajasthan bowlers, who are defending a modest total.
4.3 overs: SIX! Manish Pandey (17*) smacks Ben Stokes over deep square leg for his first maximum. SRH 34/2
* Change at both ends: Ben Stokes comes into the attack
4 overs: SRH 27/2
Kartik Tyagi started his spell with an 11-run over as Manish Pandey (11*) hit two fours in it.
3.2 overs: FOURS! Manish Pandey (9*) hits back-to-back fours off Kartik Tyagi. SRH 25/2
* Bowling change: Kartik Tyagi comes into the attack
3 overs: SRH 16/2
This time a wicket and just a single off it. Jofra Archer provided Rajasthan the kind of start they are looking for in Dubai. 10 dot balls in two overs for Archer.
2.4 overs: OUT! Jofra Archer cleans up Jonny Bairstow for 10. SRH 16/2
What a delivery! Archer’s inswinger castled onto top of Bairstow’s middle stump. Superb bowling from Archer. Hyderabad two down in a jiffy.
2 overs: SRH 15/1
A four, a six and a wide off Ankit Rajpoot’s first over as the pacer conceded 11 runs in it.
1.4 overs: SIX! Jonny Bairstow (10*) top-edges one over keeper Sanju Samson for a maximum. SRH 14/1
1.1 overs: FOUR! Jonny Bairstow opens his account with a four through covers off Ankit Rajpoot. SRH 8/1
* Ankit Rajpoot to share the new ball with Jofra Archer
1 over: SRH 4/1
Successful start for both Jofra Archer and Rajasthan Royals – a big wicket and just one boundary off it.
0.4 overs: OUT! Jofra Archer removes David Warner (4) early. SRH 4/1
What a start for Rajasthan. Ben Stokes took a brilliant catch diving to his left, from second slip, and grabbing it with both hands.
0.3 overs: FOUR! David Warner opens his account with a boundary, which flies just over the first slip. LUCKY! SRH 4/0
Welcome Back! David Warner and Jonny Bairstow to start the SRH run chase. Jofra Archer with the ball for RR.
Jason Holder (4-0-33-3):“Good to get a game. It’s been a long time, a few years off the IPL circuit, good to be back. I was pleased with the way I bowled. Just tried to think a little ahead of the batters. Upfront, it’s difficult in the powerplay at times. I tried not to be too predictable. It was an opportunity to get wickets at the back end when the guys are going hard at you. I try to think as a batter. It’s hard on these grounds with the ways these guys are playing these days. I think it is a par total, something we can chase. I think it’s slow, got better as it went on. There’s a bit of dew starting to form, maybe it will be a bit difficult in the second half for the bowlers trying to grip the ball. With the dew factor now, I think it’s something we can definitely chase.”
20 overs: RR 154/6
SIX! Jofra Archer (16* off 7 balls), who started the over with a four, ended the innings with a big six over long-off off T Natarajan as Rajasthan scored 13 runs in the final over. It took the total just over 150-mark. Looks little short, but something to defend for Rajasthan bowlers. Natarajan’s final figures: 4-0-46-0
19 overs: RR 141/6
Just seven runs and two wickets from Jason Holder’s final over. Brilliant one from the West Indian as he returned figures of 3 for 33 in 4 overs in his first outing in UAE.
18.2 overs: OUT! Jason Holder strikes again, dismisses Riyan Parag (20). RR 135/6
Third wicket for Holder as he ended young Parag’s cameo – 20 off 12 balls with the help of a six and two fours. Holder bowled a wide after taking Smith’s wicket, but came up with a slower wide short ball and Parag only managed to skied it. Warner took a good catch after moving backward from mid-off, the SRH skipper fumbled but managed to hold on to it.
18.1 overs: OUT! Jason Holder gets rid of Steve Smith (19). RR 134/5
Smith hit it straight to Manish Pandey at long-on. No final flourish from Rajasthan skipper tonight as he fell for 19 off 15 balls which included two fours. Another timely breakthrough for Hyderabad.
18 overs: RR 134/4
1, 1, 4, 6, 4, 0 – 16 runs off T Natarajan’s over, most expensive of the innings so far. Riyan Parag (20* off 11) smacked two fours and a six in successive balls in it. Much needed one for Rajasthan.
17.4 overs: FOUR & SIX! After a cheeky four over fine leg in the previous delivery, Riyan Parag (16*) smacks T Natarajan over extra cover for a maximum. RR 130/4
17 overs: RR 118/4
Brilliant finish to his spell for Sandeep Sharma as he gave away just five runs in it. Sandeep’s final figures: 4-0-31-0
16 overs: RR 113/4
A wicket and just eight runs from Vijay Shankar’s over, good one at this stage.
15.3 overs: OUT! Vijay Shankar dismisses Jos Buttler (9). RR 110/4
Shahbaz Nadeem took a good catch at backward point, diving forward, to send Buttler back to the hut. Timely breakthrough for Hyderabad as it broke Rajasthan’s momentum again.
15 overs: RR 105/3
Rashid Khan completed his spell with another tidy over, conceding just six runs in it. Rashid’s final figures: 4-0-20-1
* 100 comes up for RR in 14.1 overs — 100/3
14 overs: RR 99/3
After five straight singles, Shahbaz Nadeem was hit for a four off the final delivery by Steve Smith (7*). Nine off it for Rajasthan.
* Bowling change: Shahbaz Nadeem comes into the attack
13 overs: RR 90/3
A wicket and just four runs off Rashid Khan in the over. Good one for Hyderabad.
12.1 overs: OUT! Rashid Khan cleans up Ben Stokes for 30. RR 86/3
BOWLED! Stokes’ struggling effort came to an end as he missed the ball entirely and it ricocheted off his pad onto the stumps. Stokes departed after scoring 30 off 32 balls which included just two fours. Two wickets in four balls will clearly have a big impact on Rajasthan’s total especially when the two were the set batsmen. Two new batsmen in the middle now.
12 overs: RR 86/2
Good finish to the over from Jason Holder, after conceding nine runs in his first three balls the tall West Indian took a wicket and bowled three dots.
11.4 overs: OUT! Jason Holder cleans up Sanju Samson for 36. RR 86/2
Big Wicket. Samson was looking to up the ante but he had just hit a big six in the previous delivery. This time Holder bowled a slow off-cutter and it castled the top of his stumps. Samson played a good knock tonight after a while, scoring 36 off 26 balls with the help of a six and three fours. He also added 56 runs for the second wicket with Ben Stokes.
11.3 overs: SIX! Sanju Samson (36*) smacks Jason Holder over deep mid-wciket for his second maximum. RR 86/1
* 50-run partnership between Ben Stokes (30*) and Sanju Samson (30*) – RR 80/1 in 11.2 overs
11 overs: RR 77/1
Brilliant over from Vijay Shankar at this stage, when batsmen are looking to up the ante with wickets in hand. Just three runs off it.
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10 overs: RR 74/1
Another tidy over from Rashid Khan, six runs off it without a boundary.
9 overs: RR 68/1
11 runs off T Natarajan’s over as Sanju Samson (28* off 20) started it with a four over mid-wicket. Samson looked in good touch today.
8 overs: RR 57/1
DROPPED! Ben Stokes (19*) got a life off the final delivery as Vijay Shankar dropped a running catch at deep mid-wicket. Rashid Khan was the unlucky bowler. The spinner though started with a tidy over, conceding just four runs in it.
* More bowling change: Rashid Khan comes into the attack
7 overs: RR 53/1
Good start from T Natarajan too as he gave away just six runs in it without conceding a boundary.
* 50 comes up for RR in 6.3 overs – 51/1
* Change from both ends: T Natarajan comes into the attack
6 overs: RR 47/1
End of Powerplay. Good start from Vijay Shankar, gave away just four singles in it.
* Bowling change: Vijay Shankar comes into the attack
5 overs: RR 43/1
10 runs off Sandeep Sharma over as Sanju Samson (10*) smacked two consecutive fours in it.
4.5 overs: FOURS! Sanju Samson (10*) also opens his boundary count with back-to-back fours off Sandeep Sharma. Two classy boundaries from a class batsman. RR 43/1
4 overs: RR 33/1
The over started with back-to-back fours, but Jason Holder ran Robin Uthappa out with a direct hit at non-striker’s end. Rajasthan scored 11 runs off the over though.
3.3 overs: OUT! Robin Uthappa run out for 19. RR 30/1
What just happened? Uthappa went too far down after the ball cramped Ben Stokes and fell near his off stump. Jason Holder picked the ball on his follow through and turned back to hit the stumps at non-striker’s end. Uthapa could not return in time and was nowhere near his crease. A promising start came to an abrupt end for Rajasthan opener. Uthappa hit a six and two fours in his 13-ball cameo.
3.2 overs: FOURS! Ben Stokes (11*) opens his boundary count with back-to-back fours off Jason Holder. RR 30/0
3 overs: RR 22/0
After hitting a six early in the over, Robin Uthappa (19*) charged out to smack a confident four towards long-on off the final delivery of Sandeep Sharma’s over. 13 runs came off it. Good one for Rajasthan.
2.3 overs: SIX! Robin Uthappa (14*) smacks Sandeep Sharma over square leg for the first maximum of the night. RR 16/0
2 overs: RR 8/0
Jason Holder started his spell with four straight dot balls, but was hit for a four off the last delivery by Robin Uthappa (8*). Six runs from the over.
* Jason Holder to share the new ball with Sandeep Sharma
1 over: RR 3/0
Good, tidy start from Sandeep Sharma, gave away just three singles in it.
Here we go…Ben Stokes and Robin Uthappa to start the RR innings. Sandeep Sharma with the ball for SRH. Uthappa on the strike.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (w), Priyam Garg, Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan
Rajasthan Royals: Ben Stokes, Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson (w), Steve Smith (c), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi
TOSS | Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner wins toss, opts to bowl against Rajasthan Royals in Dubai
Captains at the toss:
Steve Smith: “The wickets are getting older and older, slowing down late in the game. I was looking to bat. Not anymore, you get used to it (playing against Warner). We have been playing IPL for a long time now. It’s part of the world. We are fortunate to be involved in such a great tournament. It was a good win the other night (against CSK). Our bowlers did an outstanding job and Jos was playing on a different wicket. We are heading in the right direction, playing good cricket for large chunks of the game. We need to close it out. You got to play well to make it to the finals and you need to peak at the right time. We are getting some right form together and hopefully we can put on a good show tonight. Same team.”
David Warner:“We are gonna bowl. I don’t think too much is going to change. The last game here, it held up a bit more in the first half of the game. It came on quite nice in the back end. We just have to wait and see. It’s alright, we get another game today (when he was told that his team hasn’t been successful while chasing). He’s (KW) done something to his quad, that’s unfortunate. We have the big man Holder coming in. Nadeem is in for Thampi. It’s been tough not to include him (Holder) in the team before. Things have changed and we have to try something different. I am always nice and calm. After a couple of losses, I was a bit edgy, now have had time to relax and gather my thoughts. It’s quite difficult in the bubble. For us, it’s about coming out and putting our best foot forward.”
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“It’s a great surface, it’s the same surface that they played on the last game. The groundsman has done a fantastic job. There’s a bit of grass on top, but it’s dry and hard underneath. The teams won’t be too worried about it. This pitch, under lights, has quickened up a little bit. Little bit of dew settling in, not heavy to notice, but quickening up the pitch enough for the batsmen to have enough pace to execute their strokes and maybe making the outfield little bit faster. It’s not a bad thing to chase. If you are batting first and if you are not getting the pace off the pitch, don’t fight in. Settle in, rotate strike and pick your areas against the poor balls.” – Kumar Sangakkara
Hello and welcome to the live coverage of Match 40 of the Indian Premier League 2020 between Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad in Dubai.
STATS THAT MATTER
* SRH haven’t won a game while chasing this season, losing on all four occasions
* Since his two back-to-back fifties at the start of the season, Sanju Samson has only scored 77 runs in eight innings, at an average of 9.6.