Hello and welcome to the coverage of Match 26 of IPL 2020 between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals at the Dubai International Stadium.
Rajasthan Royals beats Sunrisers Hyderabad by 5 wickets.
Rajasthan 151/5 after 19 overs: This would be special if Tewatia, batting on 42 from 26 can pull this off.
Rajasthan 137/5 after 18 overs: Rahul Tewatia has reverse swept Rashid Khan for two boundaries and overall took the leg-spinner for 14 runs. Royals in the fight.
Rajasthan 123/5 after 17 overs: Rahul Tewatia and Riyan Parag are keeping Rajasthan in hunt and they have got 18 off Sandeep Sharma's over.
Rajasthan 105/5 after 16 overs: Priyam Garg drops Riyan Parag and the batsman punishes Khaleel Ahmed with a six over the deep mid-wicket. Rajasthan needs 54 in 24 balls.
Rajasthan 94/5 after 15 overs: Excellent from Natarajan and there is no way Rahul Tewatia could dig out the yorkers to the boundaries. Absolutely sensational bowling.
Rajasthan 88/5 after 14 overs: Tidy over from Sandeep Sharma as he gives just four runs and the required rate has now climbed up to 12 rpo.
Rajasthan 84/5 after 13 overs: Rahul Tewatia and Riyan Parag have a job in their hands and if they can pull this off, it would go down as one of the finesh chases having lost half the side. Rajasthan needs 75 runs in 42 balls.
Rajasthan 72/4 after 11 overs: Sunrisers quickly running through the overs and Vijay Shankar is slipping in some handy ones. Just five from the over.
Rajasthan 67/4 after 10 overs: Rashid Khan continues to spin a web as he traps Robin Uthappa and the batsman wastes a review. Hyderabad too lost its only review after another shout from Rashid was turned down- this time the batsman was Riyan Parag. It's survival at the moment for Rajasthan.
Rajasthan 63/3 after 9 overs: Samson and Uthappa are in the rebuilding process but either batsmen have to take the risk as the require rate is just hovering around 9 rpo.
Rajasthan 52/3 after 8 overs: Superb start from Rashid Khan as he gives just five runs and both Samson and Uthappa have to be careful while trying to take the attack to the opposition.
Rajasthan 47/3 after 7 overs: Sanju Samson is off the mark with a boundary and then punishes Abhishek Sharma for another boundary, this time making room and slapping through covers. Top shot.
Rajasthan 36/3 after 6 overs: Top stuff from T Natarajan and the pacer bounces back with a maiden after giving 12 in his over. Hyderabad calling the shots and Sanju Samson is yet to open his account.
Rajasthan 36/3 after 5 overs: Khaleel Ahmed is on fire and this time the left-armer removes Jos Buttler, who was looking in good touch. Short of length, Khaleel rolls his fingers and Buttler gets an inside edge as Bairstow takes an excellent low catch. Meanwhile, Robin Uthappa is off the mark with a maximum. That should encourage the Royals.
Rajasthan 26/2 after 4 overs: Top stuff from Hyderabad as they have sent back Steve Smith - courtesy a run-out. Smith was not even in the frame when Vijay Shankar fired in the throw and Natarajan removing the bails. First Stokes and now Smith, Rajasthan in early trouble.
Rajasthan 14/1 after 3 overs: Excellent from Sandeep Sharma as he ties down Smith and Buttler after Rajasthan suffered an early loss with the exit of Ben Stokes, whose contribution went unnoticed in the match. But, spare a thought - the England all-rounder walked straight into the match after completing his quarantine.
Rajasthan 10/1 after 2 overs: Khaleel Ahmed strikes and he gets the big fish - Ben Stokes... Stokes drags a back of length delivery on to his stumps and the Sunrisers are pumped up.
Rajasthan 6/0 after 1 over: Interesting choice from Rajasthan as Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler open the innings and the left-right combination might be the reason behind the move. Both openers off the mark with Stokes getting off the mark with a boundary.
Back for the chase.
End of Innings: Sunrisers Hyderabad 158/4 after 20 overs.
Hyderabad 142/3 after 19 overs: Kane Williamson is trying his best to help Sunrisers cross the 150-run mark as he smokes a 149kmph bumper from Archer for a maximum over deep square leg.
Hyderabad 123/3 after 18 overs: Jaydev Unadkat strikes and he removes the dangerous Manish Pandey, who is done in by fatigue. Not easy to keep motoring in the heat of Dubai and Royals have their man.
Hyderabad 117/1 after 17 overs: Fifty for Manish Pandey, his second of the IPL and what an excellent innings this has been from the Karnataka batsman. Fab one! He needs to motor on.
Hyderabad 109/2 after 16 overs: Manish Pandey is playing a little gem and there was class written all over a shot off Tewatia. Pandey charges down the track and blasts Tewatia for a huge six over the long-on boundary. Top stuff.
Hyderabad 96/2 after 15 overs: Jofra Archer strikes and he castles David Warner, who fell two shy of a well-deserved half-century. Warner makes room, tries for the slog but Archer's full and stright delivery castles the stumps.
Hyderabad 93/1 after 14 overs: Manish Pandey has decided to attack and he smacks Shreyas Gopal for a maximum.
Hyderabad 83/1 after 13 overs: Warner is nearing his half-century and Manish Pandey is motoring on nicely. Six from Unadkat's second over.
Hyderabad 77/1 after 12 overs: Rahul Tewatia is doing a fine job here and he gives just three runs. David Warner survives as he miscued a reverse that fell just short of the fielder.
Hyderabad 74/1 after 11 overs: The 50-run partnership between Warner and Pandey is up with Warner smoking Kartik Tyagi for a maximum over extra cover.
Hyderabad 63/1 after 10 overs: Manish Pandey and David Warner are going ahead in fine fashion with both batsmen picking their spots with excellent running between the wickets.
Hyderabad 56/1 after 9 overs: Ben Stokes into the attack and he gives seven including a boundary off the last ball of his opening over.
Hyderabad 49/1 after 8 overs: Good recovery from Hyderabad as Warner gets going with a smashing six over long-on and both batsmen are now looking to attack.
Hyderabad 38/1 after 7 overs: Manish Pandey doesn't allow Rahul Tewatia to settle into a rhythm as he tonks him for a six over long-on. David Warner then pockets a boundary to boost Sunrisers run-rate.
Hyderabad 26/1 after 6 overs: Manish Pandey joins David Warner and is off the mark with a single. Hyderabad needs to make a move on after a slow start.
Hyderabad 23/1 after 5 overs: Kartik Tyagi gets Jonny Bairstow and what a fine catch by Sanju Samson in the deep. Bairstow breaks away from the shakles with a six, tries to repeat the act but gets caught at the deep. Fine start by Rajasthan.
Hyderabad 13/0 after 4 overs: Warner gets a boundary to ease some pressure but the Rajasthan bowlers are spot on. They have made scoring difficult.
Hyderabad 5/0 after 3 overs: Brilliant bowling from Archer as he ends the over with a maiden and Sunrisers openers are tied down.
Hyderabad 5/0 after 2 overs: Spin straightaway and Shreyas Iyer does a good job in his opening over. Just three from it.
Hyderabad 2/0 after 1 over: Excellent start by Jofra Archer as slips in a rather quick over and conceeds just two runs. Both Bairstow and Warner are off the mark.
Sunrisers Hyderabad openers David Warner and Jonny Bairstow are out in the middle and Steve Smith leads his team out. It will be Jofra Archer with Warner on strike. Here we go!
Team Changes: SRH - Vijay Shankar in for Abdul Samad | RR - Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Robin Uthappa and Jaydev Unadkat are back.
Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler(w), Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson, Steven Smith(c), Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner(c), Jonny Bairstow(w), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Vijay Shankar, Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan
Sunrisers Hyderabad wins toss, elects to bat first. Ben Stokes walks in straightaway into the Rajasthan XI after completing his quarantine.
Last 5 matches:
RR won by 7 wickets
SRH won by 5 wickets
SRH won by 11 runs
SRH won by 9 wickets
SRH won by 7 runs
Recent Head-to-Head: (Last 5 matches)
Sunrisers holds a convincing advantage over Rajasthan in the recent past, claiming victory in four of the past five matches.
Overall Head-to-Head : (11 matches- SRH 6 | RR 5 )
SRH and RR have faced each other 11times in the IPL so far and the Hyderabad-based team currently leads the head-to-head 6-5.
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Steve Smith's men desperately need the services of the world's best all-rounder as they take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in Dubai on Sunday. Having lost four games in a row – the latest being on Friday against Delhi Capitals – they cannot afford to waste any more time to get their act together. The IPL is entering the second half of the league stage.
David Warner (Captain), Jonny Bairstow (wicketkeeper), Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Shreevats Goswami, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Wriddhiman Saha, Abdul Samad, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Jason Holder, Abhishek Sharma, B Sandeep, Sanjay Yadav, Fabian Allen, Prithvi Raj Yarra, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Siddharth Kaul, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan and Basil Thampi.
Steve Smith (Captain), Jos Buttler (Wicketkeeper), Sanju Samson, Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes, Robin Uthappa, David Miller, Ankit Rajpoot, Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Riyan Parag, Mayank Markande, Shreyas Gopal, Varun Aaron, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi, Akash Singh, Oshane Thomas, Andrew Tye, Rahul Tewatia, Shashank Singh, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anirudha Joshi, Tom Curran and Anuj Rawat.
Match 26: Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
Venue: Dubai International Stadium
Date: October 11, Sunday
Time: 3:30 p.m
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