Jofra Archer* 1(1); | Ajinkya Rahane 65(53);
Siddarth Kaul* 4-0-23-2; | Basil Thampi 2-0-26-1
Shubman Gill* 5(2); | Chris Lynn 62(52);
Umesh Yadav* 3.1-0-36-0; | Mohammed Siraj 4-0-40-2
Quick hop then. Switch tabs as we switch databases to Bangalore to get the second game ready for you. I was Vineet Anantharaman bringing you all the action along with Sriram, Hariprasad, Kumar Abhisekh Das, Pradeep Krishnamurthy and our scorer Vinod. Ta ta!!
Kane Williamson | Winning skipper | MoM: I think the contribution from the batting order on that surface to get 150, which was a par total, and then to squeeze well without bowling like we have in the last couple of games was incredible. They did get off to a good start, put us under pressure but it was nice for us to bounce back in the second half. The surface was definitely on the slower side, with slow turn and not a lot of bounce. They used the hard length ball well with the big boundaries, which was something we wanted to incorporate as well in our innings. I thought in the first part we were very good and were able to restrict them to a decent total. Yusuf's wicket was fortunate, probably not his best delivery, but was nice to get that wicket at that stage because he (Stokes) is such a dangerous player. The way the guys went out today, we didn't get that 10-15 more on another challenging surface but we did see an improvement, which we look to carry forward. T20 is pretty fickle in nature and it is nice to get a few wins on the board; but each game is a tough game. We need to adapt to conditions, not get ahead of ourselves, which have varied a lot and that's what we aim to build on and do going forward as well. Alex (Hales) is world class in this format; it was nice for him to get us off to a good start and it was great for him to have that opportunity.
19:27 local: They're making a habit of this. Nothing's small enough, no situation is lost-worthy enough for these guys to give up. And Hyderabad are pulling out new formulas of defence. With Rahane having anchored the chase, held up one end and cruising along with the asking rate well under control, Rajasthan had no business losing this. But Rashid continued his web, the seamers let out knuckle balls at will, and watched yet another side crumble against the asking run-rate. Rahane by no means is a hitter, and he surely wasn't helped by the English imports scratching around for form at this stage. And before they knew, it slipped. But in the end, it was that life Williamson got with some generous bit of fielding that would come back to haunt them hard. Stick around, the presentations coming up.
Jofra Archer, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Basil Thampi to Gowtham, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Gowtham needs to unleash his avatar he had on display against Mumbai.
Basil Thampi [1.0-0-17-0] is back into the attack
So 21 off 6. How things turn. Thampi gets his chance to avenge his first over carnage.
Krishnappa Gowtham, right handed bat, comes to the crease
S Kaul to Lomror, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
27 now off 12. And we thought a big hit would ease out the equation.
The equation: 36 off 18. One hit / One wicket to kill the contest.
Siddarth Kaul [2.0-0-10-1] is back into the attack
The final time-out -- CRAJ: 6.8 | REQ: 10 -- Oh these close finishes.
DYK - Rashid Khan has dismissed Buttler three times now in T20s off eight balls.
Sandeep Sharma [3.0-0-9-1] is back into the attack
Mahipal Lomror, left handed bat, comes to the crease
Rashid Khan to Buttler, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Rashid Khan [1.0-0-10-0] is back into the attack
Shakib Al Hasan [3.0-0-25-0] is back into the attack
Jos Buttler, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Y Pathan to Stokes, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!
Yusuf Pathan, right-arm off break, comes into the attack
Ben Stokes, left handed bat, comes to the crease
S Kaul to Samson, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Siddarth Kaul [1.0-0-8-0] is back into the attack
And a time-out. So the Rajasthan going decently, but Samson's making it look beautiful. Given the kind of collapses the middle-order's faced, the onus is on these two to take it as deep as things could get. For Hyderabad's bowlers though, it's never late. Never..
Rashid Khan, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack
Shakib Al Hasan [1.0-0-9-0] is back into the attack
Steady Powerplay for RAJ despite losing Tripathi early
Siddarth Kaul, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
Basil Thampi, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
Since scoring his T20 League career best 93 at the Eden, Tripathi hasn't crossed 28 in his next 12 innings.His scores: 1, 7, 28, 0, 3, 17, 15*, 14*, 15, 5, 9 and 4
Sanju Samson, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Sandeep Sharma to R Tripathi, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!
Shakib Al Hasan, left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack
Spin from the other end
Rahane vs HYD in T20 League:12 innings197 runsAvg 16.42SR 89.552 X 50sHS 62
Rahane and R Tripathi are at the crease. Rahane is on strike. Sandeep Sharma will open the attack