IPL 2020 Highlights, RR vs SRH Match Today: Pandey, Shankar fifties guide Sunrisers Hyderabad to 8-wicket win
RR vs SRH, IPL 2020 Highlights:David Warner-led Sunrisers Hyderabad Sunrisers beat Rajasthan Royals by 8 wickets in the 40th match of the Indian Premier League 2020 today in Dubai.
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IPL 2020 Highlights, RR vs SRH Match Today: Manish Pandey (83*) and Vijay Shankar (52*) were among runs after Jason Holder registered his best IPL bowling figures as Sunrisers Hyderabad defeat Rajasthan Royals by 8 wickets in the 40th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 at Dubai International Stadium. In pursuit of a 155-run target, Manish and Vijay Shankar stitched a 140-run stand for the 3rd wicket. They chased down the total with 11 balls to spare. Earlier, SRH won the toss and elected to field first against Rajasthan Royals. Jason Holder registered his best IPL bowling figures - 3/33 to restrict Rajasthan Royals to 154 for 6 in 20 overs. Playing his first match this season, Holder dismissed Sanju Samson (36) and then Steve Smith (19) and Riyan Parag (20) on consecutive deliveries. He also affected a run-out to dismiss Robin Uthappa (19) in the fourth over. Vijay Shankar (1/15) and Rashid Khan (1/20) settled with a wicket apiece. They dismissed Jos Buttler (9) and Ben Stokes (30) respectively.
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Sunrisers Hyderabad win by 8 wickets
With three runs needed of 12 balls, Vijay Shankar slammed a boundary to finish the things off in style for SRH. David Warner & Co chased down the target with 11 balls to spare.
Stokes to Pandey - SIX
SIX! Another maximum of Pandey’s bat, his 8th tonight.... a beautiful shot. Stokes bowls a length ball and Pandey whacks it over midwicket for six.
Kartik Tyagi to Pandey - SIX
SIX! A stunning shot from Manish Pandey to guide SRH closer to victory. Tyagi bolws a half-volley, Pandey clears deposits it over long-on for a maximum; a flat six.
Pandey, Shankar - Key against RR
Manish Pandey and Vijay Shankar stitched a 100-plus stand for the 3rd wicket against RR. It’s now the 3rd century stand for third wicket in IPL 2020. Also, the 2nd hundred runs stand for SRH in IPL 2020 after Bairstow and Warner’s opening stand of 160 vs KXIP.
RR vs SRH Live Updates: 100-run stand between Pandey and Shankar
Archer to Shankar - FOUR,FOUR,FOUR
First over mid-off, then mid-on and then over the straight boundary - Vijay Shankar is doing some insane things against a bowler like Jofra Archer. The all-rounder is finally back among runs; moves to 43*.
5 sixes smashed by M Pandey in this inning is joint 2nd most sixes smashed by Pandey in an innings in IPL
14 overs gone, SRH need 42 to win
Tewatia to Pandey - SIX
SIX! Pandey gets to the piych of the delivery and tonks it over the straight boundary. Rajasthan Royals seem to have no answer to this onslaught at the moment.
Archer bowls another good over
Jofra Archer continues to be the key bowler for Rajasthan. After giving and early blow to SRH, he bowled another good over and slowered down the run-fest. Four dots, 2 singles and a wide off the 12th, RR - 97/2
Gopal to Vijay Shankar - FOUR, FOUR
Vijay Shankar opens up and joins the party. back to back boundaries from the all-rounder, gaining the much-needed confidence at this juncture. Shankar and Manish Pandey are the key for SRH now.
Shreyas Gopal to Manish Pandey - FOUR
FOUR! Manish Pandey looks completely unstoppable tonight. A tossed up delivery, Pandey goes down the line and smashed it down the ground. Ben Stokes dives to stop it but couldn’t do so.
* 18th IPL fifty for Manish Pandey
* 3rd in this season and 2nd vs RR as well
* He scored 54 in the previous encounter vs RR at Dubai on 11th Oct 2020
Fifty for Manish Pandey
IPL 2020 RR vs SRH: 50-run stand between Pandey, Shankar
Manish Pandey and Vijay Shankar brings up a 50-run stand for the third wicket. It’s the 10th fifty plus stand for SRH in IPL 2020.
* For the 6th time in 2020, Archer has dismissed Warner
* Overall he has dismissed him 9th time, 6 of them have been in single digit scores
* 4th time Archer has dismissed Warner in T20
RR vs SRH, IPL 2020 Live Score: RR shine in powerplay
Tyagi to Pandey - FOUR, SIX, dot, SIX
Pandey is setting the Dubai stadium on fire with his magnificent batting. Massive fire works from the SRH No 3 batsman to go past 50-run mark. 18 runs came from the over. Poor Karthik Tyagi, finds himself at the receiving end.
IPL 2020: SIX, Dot, SIX - Manish Pandey finds the rhythm
Some confident and fearless hitting from Manish Pandey. Ben Stokes finding it hard to bowl against Pandey. One over deep-square leg and the next one, over mid-wicket.
Kartik Tyagi to Manish Pandey - FOUR,FOUR
Pandey comes to rescue Sunrisers Hyderabad after the top two departed. Back to back boundaries to tarnish Kartik Tyagi’s over. The fielders are in the circle and Pandey is making the most of this opportunity.
Archer to Bairstow - BOWLED
Rajpoot to Bairstow - SIX
SIX! A length ball towards the leg stump, takes the top edge and flies over the third-man boundary for a maximum. Bairstow wanted to play the pick-up shot but ended up edging the ball.
Rajpoot to Bairstow - FOUR
FOUR! Bairstow gets a loose ball from Ankit Rajpoot. The SRH opener walks down the line and slaps it through cover for a four.
Archer to Warner - OUT
OUT! The Archer-Warner rivalry continues... A lethal one from Archer - back of a length, moving towards off and Warner gets an outside edge. Stokes, at the 2nd slip, moves towards his left and grabs the catch. Warner departs for 4.
Archer to Warner - FOUR
FOUR! Those four runs came as a gift to SRH after Tewatia, at first slip, fell short taking that. A short ball from Archer, gets the outside edge and goes over first slip. Tewatia jumped but couldn’t succeed. Welcome runs on SRH scoreboard.
David Warner, Jonny Bairstow out to bat
David Warner and Jonny Bairstow are out to bat for Sunrisers Hyderabad. They need to chase down 155 to win this match.Jofra Archer begins the attack for Rajasthan Royals.
IPL 2020 Live Updates: End of RR innings
Jofra Archer hit a six off the last ball to finish the final over. Rajasthan Royals post 154 for 6 in their 20 overs. Sunrisers Hyderabad need 155 run to win.
IPL 2020: Natarajan to Archer - FOUR
FOUR! Archer goes with a scoop over fine leg. With Natarajan into attack, Archer expected a yorker and went for it. Connected beautifully, gets a one bounce four.
Wicket, Wicket - Jason Holder is on fire
Jason Holder perfectly playing the role of a lethal death bowler. The Caribbean all-rounder just ran through the RR middle-order, taking down skipper Steve Smith and Riyan parag off consecutive deliveries. SRH take control
Natarajan to Parag - FOUR, SIX, FOUR
Riyan Parag charges and goes after T Natarajan for a flurry of big shots. A total of 16 runs came off the over - the most expensive over of Rajasthan Royals’ innings. Two more overs to go, RR - 134/4 after 18.
Jos Buttler’s struggle continues
Jos Buttler managed to score 9 runs before Vijay Shankar knocked him out. Buttler’s strike rate 94.80 and his average of 9.12 is his worst against any team he has played in IPL.
Rajasthan Royals have so far hit 34 sixes in the death overs this season. Will Steve Smith smack a few against Sunrisers Hyderabad?
Shankar to Jos Buttler - OUT!
OUT! Jos Buttler departs and his wicket would definitely hurt the Rajasthan Royals. Vijay Shankar strikes with a slower delivery, outside off. Buttler plays the cut and finds Shahbaz Nadeem at backward point.
Shankar to Smith - FOUR
FOUR! The Rajsthan Royals skipper on a roll, welcomes Shankar with a boundary towards deep mid-wicket.
Astonishing spell from Rashid Khan
Leg-spinner Rashid Khan once again bowled a decent spell for Sunrisers Hyderabad. 4 overs, 20 runs and a big wicket of Ben Stokes.
Rashid to Stokes - BOWLED
BOWLED! Rashid you beauty... An amazing delivery from the leggie leaves Ben Stokes bamboozled. The batsman tried to flick but misses it. A hit on the bad and deflected to the stumps. Stokes departs for 30, SRH - 86/3
Holder to Sanju Samson - BOWLED
BOWLED! Holder took the pace off. Sanju Samson’s fails to judge the leg-cutter, tried to play a late cut. Completely misses the ball and gets bowled. Jason Holder gets his first wicket in IPL 2020
50-run stand between Sanju, Stokes
Sanju Samson needs 51 runs to complete 500 runs against SunRisers Hyderabad. He will be the 3rd batsman to score 500 runs vs SRH in IPL after Shane Watson and Virat Kohli.
IPL 2020, RR vs SRH Live Score: Stokes, Samson anchor RR
Rashid Khan troubles RR
The Afghan spinner didn’t let the Rajasthan Royals batters to go for boundaries in the 10th over. Six runs along with a dot ball from Rashid, RR - 74/1 after 10 overs
IPL 2020 Live Updates | Natarajan to Sanju - FOUR
FOUR! Sanju Samson has gained the confidence back which was lagging in previous matches. A shot ball from Natatrajan. Sanju fetched it from outside off and pulled over mid-wicket for four runs.
Vijay Shankar drops Stokes on 19
Ben Stokes went down the line and decided to hit Rashid Khan for a biggie over over mid-wicket. Vijay Shankar ran towards his right, got both hands but the ball popped out of his palms. Stokes gets a life.
50-up for Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals go past the 50-run mark in the seventh over. Sanju Samson and Ben Stokes are anchoring the innings after an early dismissal of Robin Uthappa.
RR register 5th-best Powerplay score in IPL 2020
Rajasthan Royals put 47 for 1 in the powerplay. This score turned out to be their 5th best powerplay score in IPL 2020.
IPL 2020 RR vs SRH - Brilliant over by Vijay Shankar
Vijay Shankar comes into the attack for SRH and bowls a brilliant over. 4 singles and 2 dots to finish his first over. Rajasthan Royals score 47/1 in powerplay.
Sandeep Sahrma to Sanju - FOUR, FOUR
Now that’s is some terrific batting from Sanju Samson. Good to see him striking those shots. A boundary towards mid-off and then a cover drive. Sanju needs to get back among runs and tonight he has got the chance.
OUT! Holder runs out Uthappa
OUT! An unfortunate end to Robin Uthappa’s innings. Stokes didn’t go for the single while Uthappa was half-way down. Holder attempts a direct hit and welcomes first wicket for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Sandeep Sharma to Uthappa - FOUR
FOUR! Uthappa has found the rhythm and is hammering Sandeep Sharma inside out. Short ball and Uthappa pulls it down with a flat bat for a boundary.
Sandeep Sharma to Uthappa - SIX
SIX! That’s a huge shot from Robin Uthappa. He walks down the line and flicks it over deep backward square-leg to deposit for a maximum.
RR vs SRH, IPL 2020 Live Score: Jason Holder into attack
The Caribbean all-rounder has returned to SRH after a long while. He gets a game against Rajasthan Royals in place of unfit Kane Williamson.
Good over from Sandeep Sharma
Sandeep Sharma bolws a brilliant over to start off the things for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Conceded just three singles off the over and didn’t let the SRH openers to go after him.
Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes out to bat
Robin Uthappa and Ben Stokes are out to bat against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Sandeep Sharma begins the attack for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
RR vs SRH Live Updates: Natarajan - biggest threat to RR
Natarajan’s 11 wickets are the most by an uncapped Indian bowler in IPL. Among Indian fast bowlers only Shami and Bumrah have taken more wickets in IPL 2020. 9 out of his 11 wickets have been top 6 batsmen, highlighting his ability to take key wickets of opposition batsmen. Natarajan has an economy of 6.71 in Powerplay, 8th best in IPL 2020.
Jason Holder returns for SRH
Jason Holder is back for Sunrisers Hyderabad this season. He is 51 runs away from completing 1000 runs in T20s.
RR vs SRH: Playing XIs of both teams
Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): 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 (Playing XI): Ben Stokes, Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson(w), Steven Smith(c), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi
Steve Smith at Toss
RR skipper Steve Smith at toss: “I was looking to bat. We have been playing IPL for a long time. It was a good win the other night (against CSK). We are heading in the right direction, playing good cricket.”
David Warner speaks at the toss
SRH skipper David Warner won the toss and opted to bowl first. He said, “I think too much is not going to change with the track. We have the big man Jason Holder coming in and Nadeem comes in for Thampi.”
IPL 2020 Live Score, RR vs SRH: Toss
Sunrisers Hyderabad have won the toss, opted to bowl first
“It’s a great surface. The groundsman has done a fantastic job. There’s a bit of grass on top, but it’s dry and hard underneath. This pitch, under lights, has quickened up a little bit. Little bit of dew settling in, not heavy to notice. 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
15 minutes to toss
• 0: SRH has not won a match chasing a target in IPL 2020
• 250th: T20 match for M Pandey if he takes the field vs RR
• 3/3: Rashid Khan has dismissed J Buttler 3 times in 3 innings in IPL
• 37: runs R Khan needs to complete 1000 T20 runs.
• 51: runs S Samson needs to complete 500 runs vs SRH, he will 3rd batsman to score 500 runs vs SRH in IPL after Shane Watson and Virat Kohli.
• 28: Tom Curran needs 28 runs to reach 1000 T20 runs.
• 1: Ankit Rajpoot is 1 wicket away from 100 T20 wickets.
• 5: Wickets Tye needs to reach 200 T20 Wickets.
• 100: Runs Miller needs to reach 7000 T20 Runs.
• 1: more six S Smith needs to complete 100 sixes in T20s
• 51: Holder needs 51 runs to complete 1000 runs in T20s.
• 5: Wickets S Kaul needs to take 50 wickets for SRH.
• 1: wicket Sandeep Sharma needs to complete 100 IPL wickets
Rajasthan Royals leave for the venue
RR vs SRH: Qualification for Playoffs
*RR and SRH are currently languishing in the 6th and 7th places with 8 and 6 points respectively. The road to qualification seems to be hard as RR play 2 out of the current top 4 in 2 out of their remaining 3 fixtures. SRH play 3 out of their remaining 4 fixtures against the current top 4.
* A loss for RR will mean they might finish on 14 points (if they win their next 3 matches) which might still allow them to qualify. Their Net Run Rate which is the 2nd worst might be a concern
*A loss to SRH will mean they might finish on 14 points (if they win their next 4 matches) which might still allow them to qualify. With the 3rd best Run Rate SRH will be able to leapfrog RR into the top 4
SRH’s key pacer - T Natarajan
Natarajan in the last few matches has picked up his performances. In the last match against KKR, he took 2 wickets dismissing the dangerous Tripathi and Russell. In the last 4 matches he has taken 6 wickets compared to 5 wickets in the first 5 matches. He is SRH’s leading wicket taker with 11 wickets, no other SRH fast bowler has picked up more than 8 wickets.
Samson’s fall in IPL 2020
Sanju Samson who was in the limelight at the start of this season by smashing a back to back fifties in the first two game for Royals have faded post these knocks. In the next 8 games, he has failed to cross 30 runs mark and has 6 single digit score in it including two ducks.
In the last 8 matches he has managed to score just 77 runs at an average of 9.63 which is 87.89 % worse than his average in the first two games. His strike rate in the last 8 games has dropped by more than 50% compared to his was strike rate of 214.86.
Rashid Khan sweats it out in the nets
RR vs SRH Live Streaming: When and where to watch
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SRH Predicted XI against RR
SRH Predicted XI against RR: David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Jason Holder, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, Basil Thampi.
RR’s predicted XI vs SRH
RR Predicted XI against SRH: Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson (wk), Steven Smith (c), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi
RR vs SRH: Some interesting facts
Steve Smith vs David Warner: Here are some interesting facts about both captains
SRH’s struggle while chasing
Sunrisers Hyderabad failed to close the game in their last encounter vs KKR while chasing a target with 2 runs required of the last ball. So far in this season SRH have failed to win a game while chasing a target, they were chasing a target 4 times this season. They have lost more than 5 wickets in all the 4 matches while chasing and were bowled out once - against RCB.
RR vs SRH: Head to head stats
Total Matches: 12
RR Win: 6
SRH Win: 6
RR vs SRH: The squads
Rajasthan Royals Squad: Ben Stokes, Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson(w), Steven Smith(c), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi, Varun Aaron, Jaydev Unadkat, David Miller, Aniruddha Joshi, Manan Vohra, Tom Curran, Andrew Tye, Shashank Singh, Mahipal Lomror, Oshane Thomas, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Akash Singh
Sunrisers Hyderabad Squad: Jonny Bairstow(w), Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, David Warner(c), Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, Basil Thampi, Wriddhiman Saha, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Mohammad Nabi, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jason Holder, Bavanaka Sandeep, Billy Stanlake, Fabian Allen, Virat Singh, Khaleel Ahmed, Sanjay Yadav, Abhishek Sharma, Prithvi Raj Yarra
IPL 2020 Live Score, RR vs SRH
Hello and welcome to the live blog of 40th IPL 2020 match between Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad. It’s the battle between two of the bottom-placed sides that will pit Steve Smith and David Warner against each other. If RR wins, they will dethrone KKR from the 4th spot. And if SRH manages a victory, they will go past KXIP to capture the 5th spot.