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IPL 2019, SRH vs RR Highlights: As It Happened

IPL 2019 Highlights, SRH vs RR: Catch all the action of the Match 8 of Indian Premier League (IPL) between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals through our live blog.

By HT Correspondent | Mar 30, 2019 08:33 IST

As it happened: Sanju Samson struck his second IPL century but it went in vain as a brilliant opening partnership between David Warner and Jonny Bairstow set the tone for the hosts and Vijay Shankar and Rashid Khan gave finishing touches to a brilliant chase.((Full scorecard))

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23:39 hrs IST

Rashid Khan finishes in style

Rashid Khan hits a four and six off the last two deliveries of the penultimate over from Jofra Archer and with that SRH win the match by 5 wickets. David Warner and Jonny Bairstow’s opening partnership was the key for the hosts as that set the tone for such a big chase.

23:32 hrs IST

Unadkat keeps things tidy

Jaydev Unadkat bowls a tidy 18th over as he concedes just 8 runs off it. This means that Hyderabad now need 12 runs off the last 12 balls. After yesterday’s MI RCB clash, we are about to see another cliffhanger today.

23:25 hrs IST

Expensive over from Archer

Yusuf Pathan shows his power and he hits Jofra Archer for a huge six over deep square leg. Archer concedes 10 runs from the over as SRH now need 20 runs off the final three overs.

23:18 hrs IST

Gopal strikes again

Shreyas Gopal picks his second wicket in as many balls as he now gets rid of Manish Pandey. The right hander failed to read a googly and the ball crashed into his pads. He was adjudged LBW by the on-field umpire. SRH are throwing this match away in stunning style.

23:14 hrs IST

Shankar throws away his innings

In trying to clear the long-on ropes, Vijay Shankar is caught in the deep by substitute fielder Prashant Chopra off the bowling of Shreyas Gopal. Shankar is the fourth SRH wicket to fall as RR are right back in the chase. The match is heading for a close finish now.

23:08 hrs IST

Unadkat provides the breakthrough

Vijay Shankar had started the over with a huge six over deep mid wicket and Williamson joined the party by hitting a boundary towards backward square leg. But Unadkat takes his revenge by dismissing Williamson who cuts the ball into the hands of the fielder at point. SRH lose their third wicket.

23:02 hrs IST

Shankar, Williamson steady

The two quick wickets have not affected Sunrisers Hyderabad at all as Vijay Shankar and Kane Williamson are looking in great touch. Williamson got a boundary on the third ball of his innings while Shankar slammed Dhawal Kulkarni for two brilliant sixes - one overlong-on and the other through mid-wicket. SRH 150/2

22:53 hrs IST

Expensive over from Stokes

Kane Williamson and Vijay Shankar are off to respective good starts in the innings as they both hit one boundary each off Ben Stokes, who concedes 13 from the over. The onus is on skipper Williamson and Shankar to build a good partnership after the fall of two quick wickets.

22:48 hrs IST

Good catch from Kulkarni

Dhawal Kulkarni redeems himself after dropping Bairstow in the previous over as he takes a brilliant catch at long off. He timed his jump to perfection and caught the ball mid-air as it was going over the line. Shreyas Gopal picks his first wicket of the night as both SRH openers have fallen in quick succession.

22:45 hrs IST

Dropped catch

Ben Stokes could have picked his second wicket in the over but Dhawal Kulkarni dropped sitter after Jonny Bairstow hit the ball straight down the throat of the fielder at the third man. Bairstow survives for 44 runs.

22:41 hrs IST

Warner falls!

Ben Stokes has provided the perfect breakthrough to his team as he gets rid of David Warner for 69. Warner top edges a deliveries straight into the hands of Dhawal Kulkarni at square leg. Hyderabad have lost their first wicket of the night.

22:38 hrs IST

100-run partnership

Bairstow hits a huge six over deep mid wicket and with that the 100-run partnership comes up between the Englishman and Warner. 12 runs came from that over from Shreyas Gopal as SRH cross the 100-run mark in just 9 overs.

22:35 hrs IST

Six and four

Gowtham now faces the music as Warner hits him for a six and four off his first two deliveries in the 8th over. Warner has already hit 9 boundaries and 2 sixes and he his hitting the ball at a strike rate of 200. Gowtham gives away 14 runs in the over.

22:30 hrs IST

Bairstow joins the party

Jonny Bairstow is slowly and steadily hitting boundaries as well. He hits his fourth four of the innings off Shreyas Gopal after a misfield from Dhawal Kulkarni at square leg. Gopal concedes 9 runs from his first over of the innings.

22:25 hrs IST

Fifty for Warner

David Warner cross bats a Jofra Archer delivery down the ground for a boundary and then takes a single to complete his 26-ball half-century. This is Warner’s 38th fifty and 41st 50+ score in the IPL. Jonny Bairstow then celebrates Warner’s fifty by hitting the last two balls of the Archer over for boundaries. SRH are scoring at 11.5 RPO at the moment and their required rate is under 10.

22:20 hrs IST

Warner thumps Stokes

David Warner is not leaving anyone out as every bowler is being dispatched for runs at the moment. He hits three boundaries off four Stokes deliveries and with that Hyderabad have crossed the 50-run mark in just the 5th over of the innings.

22:15 hrs IST

Good first over from Archer

Jofra Archer stems the flow of runs as he concedes just three runs from his first over of the innings. Another bowling change now as Ben Stokes is being introduced into the attack by skipper Ajinkya Rahane.

22:10 hrs IST

Another boundary for Warner

Dhawal Kulkarni had bowled a good over until then but then he chose to drop the ball short and Warner pulled him for a boundary towards mid wicket. Jofra Archer comes into the attack now.

22:05 hrs IST

Four and four

There is no stopping David Warner at the moment as he continues to deal in boundaries. After hitting Kulkarni for runs in the first over, Warner has now hit two boundaries off Krishnappa Gowtham, who gives away 11 runs from his over.

22:00 hrs IST

Flying start for Warner

David Warner scores 13 runs off the first over from Dhawal Kulkarni and he put the pressure on the visitors from the word go. He hits a four and a six off the first three deliveries to make his intentions clear in the match.

21:55 hrs IST

SRH chase begins

David Warner and Jonny Bairstow are out in the middle and they will open the innings for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Dhawal Kulkarni has the new ball in his hand and he will bowl the first over for RR.

21:45 hrs IST

Innings ends

Ben Stokes hits couple of boundaries in the last over as Rajasthan end their innings at 198/2 in 20 overs. Sanju Samson was the real star of the day for RR as he hit the first century of this year’s IPL. He remained unbeaten on 102. Ajinkya Rahane too played a good knock for the away side as he ended with 70 off 49.

21:40 hrs IST

Century for Samson

Sanju Samson hits the ball down the ground and Manish Pandey cannot stop the ball and it goes for a boundary. With that, Samson concedes his well-deserved century off 54 deliveries and his innings has put Rajasthan in great position here.

21:35 hrs IST

Samson edges closer to ton

Full toss from Sandeep Sharma and Sanju Samson hits the ball over covers for his fourth six of the innings. Samson is now batting on 96 and he could cross the 100-run mark in the last over of the innings. Sandeep concedes 13 runs from the 19th over.

21:30 hrs IST

Samson attacks Bhuvi

Sanju Samson is now taking the attack to Bhuvneshwar Kumar as he hits him for a six followed by two boundaries. Then he takes a quick double and the hits couple of boundaries off the last two deliveries as well. 24 runs conceded by Bhuvi in this over.

21:25 hrs IST

Dropped catch

Siddarth Kaul should have picked his first wicket of the night when he produced a top edge off Sanju Samson’s bat. But wicketkeeper Johnny Bairstow went for the catch and let the ball go in between his gloves as three other fielders were waiting for him to take the catch. Sanju survives for 60.

21:20 hrs IST

Rahane dismissed

In trying to hit a six too many, Rahane hits a Nadeep delivery high in the air and Manish Pandey takes a good hight catch at long-on. Rahane departs for 70 as RR lose their second wicket of the day. Ben Stokes now makes his way into the middle and expect some fireworks here.

21:16 hrs IST

Six and four

Ajinkya Rahane is starting to cut loose as he hits Shahbaz Nadeem for a huge six over over extra cover. Then, a ball later, Sanju Samson plays the paddle sweep to perfection as he gets a boundary as well.

21:10 hrs IST

Fifty for Samson

Sanju Samson brings up his half-century off 34 deliveries as Rajasthan are moving ahead nicely. The 100-run partnership is also up between Samson and Rahane. This is Samson’s 11th IPL fifty and his eight for Rajasthan Royals.

21:05 hrs IST

Fifty for Rahane

Ajinkya Rahane completes his half-century off 38 deliveries and he is leading Rajasthan’s charge in the match. At one point, Rahane was batting at 22 off 22 but since then he has accelerated really well.

21:00 hrs IST

Rajasthan cross 100

Ajinkya Rahane flicks the ball off his pads and bowler Vijay Shankar sees the ball go over the square leg fielder for a boundary. Sanju Samson then hits the ball towards extra cover for a boundary on the fourth ball. 13 runs came from that over as Rajasthan go past the 100-run mark.

20:55 hrs IST

Another expensive over for SRH

Sanju Samson and Ajinkya Rahane hit a boundary each off Siddarth Kaul as he concedes 13 runs in the 11th over of the innings. Both Rahane and Samson are batting really well at the moment as RR are moving ahead at a rapid pace.

20:50 hrs IST

Rahane goes big now

Ajinkya Rahane shows his class as he hits the ball down the ground for his first six of the innings off Nadeem. Rajasthan have now score 40 runs off the last four over and they are scoring at a very rapid pace now.

20:45 hrs IST

Samson on the attack

Sanju Samson is leading Rajasthan’s charge as he hitting boundaries at will at the moment. He now hits his second four of the innings off Rashid Khan. The duo have also brought up their 50-run partnership.

20:40 hrs IST

RR cross 50

Knuckle ball from Kaul and Samson deposits the ball over the mid wicket fielder’s head for a head for his second six of the innings. With that, Rajasthan have crossed the 50-run mark in the eighth over of the innings.

20:35 hrs IST

First six of the innings

Shahbaz Nadeem bowls a into the slot and Sanju Samson slogs the ball for a huge six over deep mid wicket ropes. Nadeep is off to a bad start as he concedes 10 runs off it. Samson and Rahane have batted well so far after the loss of Buttler early.

20:30 hrs IST

Good first over from Kaul

Siddarth Kaul shows his mettle and starts off well for SRH as he concedes just four runs off his first over. Rahane and Samson are building a good partnership here are the fall of an early wicket. The SRH bowlers have done well to keep the run-rate under 6 thus far.

20:25 hrs IST

First four for Rahane

Sandeep Sharma drops the ball a bit short and Ajinkya Rahane pulls it to great effect to score his first boundary towards deep mid wicket. 9 runs came from that over from Sandeep as he has now given 14 runs in 2 overs.

20:19 hrs IST

Rashid strikes early

Rashid Khan has done the trick for SRH as he gets rid of Jos Buttler in his first over of the night. The right hander went for the sweep shot but missed the ball and it crashed into the leg stump. Buttler departs for 5 as RR lose their first wicket of the night.

20:14 hrs IST

First boundary of the innings

Such has been the effect of the SRH bowlers early on is that the first boundary of the innings comes in the third over. Bhuvi bowls a bit wide and Buttler cuts the ball past the point fielder for a boundary. The India pacer concedes 7 runs from his second over.

20:09 hrs IST

Good start for Sandeep

Sandeep Sharma too keeps things tight and bowls a good over as well and gives away just five runs from his first over of the night. The two pacer are setting the tone for SRH as they aren’t giving away room to the two RR batsmen early on.

20:04 hrs IST

Good first over from Bhuvi

Bhuvneshwar Kumar starts well for SRH as he concedes just 3 runs off his first over. Rahane could only manage a double and a single in the first over of the night. Sandeep Sharma will now bowl the second over of the innings.

19:59 hrs IST

Match about to begin

The players and officials are making their way into the middle and we are about to get underway with the RR innings. Jos Buttler and Ajinkya Rahane are opening the innings for RR while Bhuvneshwar Kumar has the new ball in his hand.

19:52 hrs IST

Rajasthan eye good start

Rajasthan openers will look to get off to a good start in the match after electing to bat first. The onus will once again be on Jos Buttler to come up with the goods. Apart from Buttler, all eyes will be on Steve Smith and how he performs with the willow.

19:45 hrs IST

Playing XIs

Rajasthan: Ajinkya Rahane(c), Jos Buttler(w), Sanju Samson, Steven Smith, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tripathi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni

Hyderabad: David Warner, Jonny Bairstow(w), Kane Williamson(c), Vijay Shankar, Yusuf Pathan, Manish Pandey, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul

19:38 hrs IST

Captain speak

Ajinkya Rahane says during the toss that they are going in with the same playing XI for this clash. While as for SRH, skipper Kane Williamson says they are going in with couple of changes as he comes in for Shakib Al Hasan and Shabaz Nadeem comes in for Deepak Hooda. Williamson also reveals that he has recovered well from injury.

19:30 hrs IST


Rajasthan Royals have won the toss and opted to bat first against Sunrisers Hyderabad. RR skipper Ajinkya Rahane says during the toss that they doesn’t know how the pitch will play and that is why they have opted to bat first.

19:20 hrs IST

Sayan: SRH’s likely XI

David Warner, Kane Williamson, Vijay Shankar, Wriddhiman Saha, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Shakib Al Hasan, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul - and the reasons for it.

19:10 hrs IST

Pratik: RR’s predicted XI

Ajinkya Rahane, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson, Steve Smith, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tripathi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni - and here are my reasons for this team.

19:00 hrs IST

Sayan: David issues early warning

David Warner was at this stunning best in SRH’s opening clash of the tournament. Warner, who is in imperious form after returning to competitive cricket following the one-year ban for ball-tampering, played true to his reputation and smashed 85 off 53 balls against KKR the other day.

18:50 hrs IST

Pratik: Buttler in full Jos(h)

Jos Buttler, who had to leave the field last time around in controversial circumstances, will be looking for another blistering knock tonight. Chasing 185, Buttler (69) was going strong for Rajasthan against Punjab but he was Mankaded by Ashwin and he was left fuming. He is in the form of his life for club and country and will look for another run-filled outing tonight.

18:40 hrs IST

Sayan: No dearth of hard-hitters in SRH camp

I agree with you there Pratik but SRH too houses some of the best batsmen in the world. David Warner and Kane Williamson together form fire and ice and if the two make it into the playing XI, expect some stunning hard-hitting coupled with some classic cricketing shots at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium tonight.

18:30 hrs IST

Pratik: RR’s top class batting line-up

Rajasthan’s high-quality line-up consists of Ajinkya Rahane, Steven Smith, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes and Sanju Samson. These hard-hitters are capable of sending the ball out of the park at will and also build partnerships in difficult situations. It’s only a matter of time when all these players click together and perform at their optimum levels.

18:20 hrs IST

Sayan: SRH too eye first win of season

Sunrisers Hyderabad too didn’t have a dream start to their campaign, losing by six wickets to Kolkata Knight Riders. While the David Warner-led Sunrisers’ batting looked solid, the death bowling performance spoiled their chances against KKR.  

18:10 hrs IST

Pratik: Mankaded RR aim to move on!

Rajasthan’s campaign started on a controversial note when Jos Buttler became the first cricketer in the IPL to be ‘Mankaded’, the practice of running out non-strikers, who back up early, by bowlers on their delivery stride. The incident raked up a storm but Rajasthan will have to get over the episode to ensure that their campaign remains on track.

18:00 hrs IST

Hello and welcome

A very warm welcome to the live blog of IPL Match 8 between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals. Both teams lost their respective opening encounters and will look to make amends in this clash. As there is still some time left in start of the match we will preview and simplify this match for you. My name is Pratik Sagar (cricket corresponder at HT) and I will present my case for Rajasthan Royals. My colleague Sayan Ghosh will present his case for Sunrisers Hyderabad and why he thinks SRH will beat RR tonight.