Indian Premier League, 2020

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals - Match 26

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Date & Time: 11 October 2020

Rajasthan Royals 163/5

RR: 8.21 | Rajasthan Royals beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 5 wickets

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Rahul Tewatia has been adjudged as the Man of the Match for this game. Right then! We have had a very exciting clash in the first game of our day as Rajasthan had a brave batting effort in the last stages of the game and won the game for Rajasthan. The action continues as table toppers Delhi take on the second placed Mumbai at Abu Dhabi now. Switch over tabs for all the action from that game. 

Earlier in the day, Hyderabad started off with the bat. They lost Bairstow early courtesy of youngster Kartik Tyagi. Manish Pandey was the shining light as he scored a very well made half-century. Pandey's knock coupled with the small cameos by Williamson and Garg, they cruised to 158 runs. With the bowling they possessed, they should have defended this total but the duo of Tewatia and Parag snatched the game away from Hyderabad. 

This will disappoint Warner as they had the game with them and gave it away to Rajasthan. All of the bowlers bowled well for Hyderabad today but it was towards the end of the Rajasthan batting, that they eased down and Tewatia and Parag took full advantage of the same and wrapped the game up for Rajasthan. Rashid and Khaleel scalped 2 wickets each. All things considered, this will be a tough pill to swallow for Hyderabad. 

Rajasthan started off really poorly with the bat. There was a surprise as Ben Stokes opened the innings with Buttler but that experiment did not quite work out as Stokes was back in the hut right at the start of play. Smith and Buttler too followed him back into the hut and they did not have the desired impact that they would have wanted. Samson and Uthappa got them back with a well made 36-run partnership but then Uthappa fell. Samson followed him back shortly after and it looked like this would be curtains for the chase. That is when the duo of Tewatia and Parag came to the fore and scripted an unlikely comeback into the game and Rajasthan have got 2 more points on the board.

Well, what a cracker of a game we have had here. It seemed as though Hyderabad with their bowling attack but it was the duo of Rahul Tewatia and Riyan Parag who turned up and crossed the finish line for the Rajasthan, who have finally won a game after a slump. They will be really pleased with this performance.

19.5
6
Khaleel Ahmed to Riyan Parag, SIX! BOOM! High full toss outside off, Parag launches it over covers and clears the ropes. Parag finishes off in style. Rajasthan win by 5 wickets.

A conference going on in the middle. Warner, Williamson and the bowler. Ready now!

19.4
1
Khaleel Ahmed to Rahul Tewatia, A single! Short ball just outside off, Tewatia pulls it down to long on for a single. 2 in 2 now! Super Over anyone?
19.3
2
Khaleel Ahmed to Rahul Tewatia, Two more! Full and just outside off, Tewatia flicks it over square leg. Wide of the fielder in the deep. Easy two. 3 in 3.
19.2
1
Khaleel Ahmed to Riyan Parag, Excellent ball. Low full toss, Parag can only dig it down to long on for a run.
19.1
2
Khaleel Ahmed to Riyan Parag, A couple on the first ball. A fuller ball outside off, Parag drives it over the bowler and gets a couple. Just a maximum away from win.

Khaleel Ahmed to bowl the last over. He has been excellent so far. Let's see what he can do.

18.6
1
T Natarajan to Riyan Parag, Single on the last ball. This one is drilled to sweeper cover for a single. 8 needed now.
18.5
1
T Natarajan to Rahul Tewatia, A single! A low full toss around off, Tewatia slices it through point for a single.
18.4
6
T Natarajan to Rahul Tewatia, SIX! Where's that going? Out of here! What amazing batting. Tewatia premeditates and moves on the off side. Natarajan misses his yorker again, it is low full toss, Tewatia scoops it over the fine leg fence.
18.3
4
T Natarajan to Rahul Tewatia, FOUR! SMASHED! The yorker gone wrong this time. A low full toss. Tewatia makes room, Natarajan follows him but Tewatia manages to slam it over covers. Warner dives to his right and tries to stop but misses. It races away to the fence.
18.2
1
T Natarajan to Riyan Parag, Low full toss, drilled to deep cover for a run.
18.1
1
T Natarajan to Rahul Tewatia, Full and outside off, Tewatia lifts it over covers and gets a single.

T Natarajan to bowl the 19th over. 3-1-18-0 from him so far.

17.6
0
Rashid Khan to Rahul Tewatia, Quicker one on the pads,Tewatia looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pad. The ball goes to short fine leg and they take a leg bye. 14 from the over. 22 needed in last 12 balls.
17.5
0
Rashid Khan to Rahul Tewatia, DOT! The ball hits the stumps but the bails are not disloged. Short ball outside off, Tewatia looks to cut but gets an outside edge.
17.4
4
Rashid Khan to Rahul Tewatia, FOUR! Hat-trick of boundaries. Tossed up full and outside off, Tewatia drills it over extra cover and finds another boundary.
17.3
4
Rashid Khan to Rahul Tewatia, FOUR! Tewatia is taking the world's best bowler here. Tossed up and on middle, Tewatia once again sits down and reverse sweeps it. Finds the fence once again at deep point.
17.2
4
Rashid Khan to Rahul Tewatia, FOUR! Nicely done! Tewatia with a superb shot. A full toss outside off, Tewatia switches his hands and connects the reverse sweep. It goes over backward point and into the fence.
17.1
1
Rashid Khan to Riyan Parag, Flatter and around off, turnng away, Parag waits and then guides it towards short third man for a single.

Rashid Khan to bowl out. 3-0-12-2 from him so far.

16.6
1
Sandeep Sharma to Riyan Parag, Single to end the over. Good length ball around middle, Parag tucks it towards mid-wicket and keeps the strike for the next over. 18 off it. 36 needed in the last 18 balls.
16.5
4
Sandeep Sharma to Riyan Parag, FOUR! Innovation time! This is excellent batting. A full ball on middle, Parag moves across the off side and scoops it over the keeper and away to the fence at fine leg.
16.4
4
Sandeep Sharma to Riyan Parag, FOUR! 13 from the over with 2 ball still left in the over. Short and wide outside off, Parag carves it over sweeper cover for a boundary.
16.3
1
Sandeep Sharma to Rahul Tewatia, Low full toss outside off, Tewatia looks to slog but gets an inside edge on the body. The ball rolls towards the off side and they sneak a qucik single.
16.2
2
Sandeep Sharma to Rahul Tewatia, A couple now! Excellent running! Full and outside off, Tewatia drills it through mid off. It is wide of Warner at long off. He runs to his left and does well to field but he cannot stop the batters from taking two.
16.1
6
Sandeep Sharma to Rahul Tewatia, SIX! Pulled away! Back-to-back sixes. A short ball outside off, not pacy enough to trouble the batsman. Tewatia hammers it over wide long on for a six.

Sandeep Sharma is back on.

15.6
6
Khaleel Ahmed to Riyan Parag, SIX! BOOM! Terrific way to end the over! Short ball on middle, Parag whacks it over deep mid-wicket for a biggie.
15.5
2
Khaleel Ahmed to Riyan Parag, In the air but safe again. Full and outside off, Parag lifts it over covers and gets a couple. It was a leading edge though.
15.4
1
Khaleel Ahmed to Rahul Tewatia, Full and wide outside off, Tewatia ends up slicing it wide of the point fielder for a single.
15.3
1
Khaleel Ahmed to Riyan Parag, PUT DOWN! That was an easy chance for Garg. Banged short and on middle, Parag goes for the pull but ends up getting a top edge. Garg runs forward from deep mid-wicket and settles under the ball but it bursts through his hands. The batsmen cross ends.
15.2
1
Khaleel Ahmed to Rahul Tewatia, Short and outside off, this one is slapped to the right side of the bowler. Khaleel sticks his right hand out to catch but misses. Only a run as the long off fielder runs to his left quickly.
15.1
0
Khaleel Ahmed to Rahul Tewatia, DOT! Full and outside off, Tewatia goes hard but his drive is hit straight to mid off.

Khaleel Ahmed is back into the attack. 2-0-14-2 are his figures so far. 

DRINKS! This has been another great bowling performance by Hyderabad so far. They have choked the batters of Rajasthan and have not allowed them to score a lot of runs and have also picked up wickets along the way. With the bowling attack that they possess, it should be Hyderabad's game but in this edition of the Indian T20 League, you just never know. Rajasthan, on the other hand, will have to go big if they are to win this game. An exciting segment of play coming up. 

14.6
1
T Natarajan to Rahul Tewatia, Full and on middle, flicked towards long on for a single. Another superb over.
14.5
1
T Natarajan to Riyan Parag, Full and outside off, driven to long off for a run.
14.4
1
T Natarajan to Rahul Tewatia, NOT OUT! The third umpire can't find anything conclusive and the benefit of the doubt is given to the batter. A full toss around off, Tewatia strokes it to the left of the bowler. Natarajan dives to his left to stop the ball. However, he fails to do so and the ball hits the stumps at the non-striker's end. However, Natarajan appeals as he feels that he touched the ball on its way to the stumps. The third umpire has been called for. After multiple replays, he fails to find any conclusive evidence that suggests that the ball did hit the finger of Natarajan. So, not out.

The third umpire is called into play for a run out appeal. The replays roll in and the third umpire says that there is no conclusive evidence that the ball touched Natarajan's hand before going onto hit the stumps and so this will be not out. Riyan Parag was in anyway. 

14.3
1
T Natarajan to Riyan Parag, Full and outside off, driven to long off for one more single.
14.2
1
T Natarajan to Rahul Tewatia, Full and on middle, flicked down to long on for a run.
14.1
1
T Natarajan to Riyan Parag, Slower and fuller to begin the new spell by Natarajan. Parag looks to flick but gets a leading edge that is chipped over the bowler's head. It rolls to long on for a single.

T Natarajan is back on. His figures so far are 2-1-12-0. 

13.6
1
Sandeep Sharma to Riyan Parag, Another tidy over from Sandeep. Full and on middle, it is flicked down to deep square leg for a single. Just 4 from the over. 71 needed in 6 overs.
13.5
1
Sandeep Sharma to Rahul Tewatia, Misfield and a run. Good length ball around off, Tewatia mistimes his punch back to the bowler. Sandeep is slow in getting down to stop as the ball sneaks below his hands. A single taken.
13.4
1
Sandeep Sharma to Riyan Parag, Good length ball on middle, Parag clips it through mid-wicket for one more single.
13.3
1
Sandeep Sharma to Rahul Tewatia, Fullish and outside off, Tewatia drives it through mid off for a single.
13.2
0
Sandeep Sharma to Rahul Tewatia, Another length ball around off, worked towards mid-wicket by Tewatia.
13.1
0
Sandeep Sharma to Rahul Tewatia, Good length ball around off, pushed back to the bowler.

Bowling change! Sandeep Sharma is back on. 2-0-10-0 from him so far.

12.6
1
Vijay Shankar to Rahul Tewatia, Single to end the 13th over. 6 off it. The last ball is short and around off, Tewatia punches it to the right side of the bowler. Shankar dives to stop but fails to do so. Easy single.
12.5
1
Vijay Shankar to Riyan Parag, Outside off on a good length, guided to third man for a single.
12.5
0
Vijay Shankar to Riyan Parag, WIDE! Another one. It is good length ball down the leg side again. This time Parag tries to flick but misses. Wided once again.
12.5
0
Vijay Shankar to Riyan Parag, WIDE! Shankar slips one down the leg side. Parag lets it be. Wided.
12.4
1
Vijay Shankar to Rahul Tewatia, Short and wide outside off, cut to deep cover for a run.
12.3
0
Vijay Shankar to Rahul Tewatia, Has he taken it? No he has not. Just short. A slower length ball around off, Tewatia looks to drive it on the off side but he gets a soft leading edge. The ball goes to the bowler. Shankar tries to catch but the ball falls well short before reaching his hands.
12.2
0
Vijay Shankar to Rahul Tewatia, Slower fuller one, Tewatia pushes it towards mid off.
12.1
1
Vijay Shankar to Riyan Parag, Length ball on middle, tucked towards the leg side for a single.

Rahul Tewatia will be the new batter in. 

11.6
0
Rashid Khan to Sanju Samson, OUT! TAKEN! Rashid strikes again! Samson is the man who departs! Huge wicket. Full and outside off, Samson sees the width and looks to drive. He ends up getting a faint tickle behind. Bairstow makes no mistake there. Rashid is flying. 81 needed in 48 balls.
11.5
0
Rashid Khan to Sanju Samson, Flatter and around off, pushed towards point for nothing.
11.4
1
Rashid Khan to Riyan Parag, On middle, pushed down to long on for a run.
11.3
0
Rashid Khan to Sanju Samson, Excellent effort from Khaleel. He has saved a run for his side. Rashid slips the ball down the leg side. Samson looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. The ball races down to the fine leg fence. Khaleel from short fine leg chases it and makes a diving save. The umpires want to confirm if it is a clean save. Replays roll in and they confirm it is. Excellent commitment from the fast bowler.
11.2
2
Rashid Khan to Sanju Samson, Short and wide outside off, Samson strokes it wide of the cover fielder. Two taken before he can run to his right and get to the ball.
11.1
0
Rashid Khan to Sanju Samson, Flatter and around off, tucked towards mid-wicket.
10.6
1
Vijay Shankar to Sanju Samson, Single to end the over. Fuller ball just outside off, Samson uses his wrists and flicks it down to deep square leg for one. 87 needed in 9 overs.
10.5
1
Vijay Shankar to Riyan Parag, One more run! Good length ball around off, Parag pushes it through point and gets to the other end.
10.4
1
Vijay Shankar to Sanju Samson, On a good length around off, Sanju flicks this one towards wide mid on and he crosses over for a single.
10.3
1
Vijay Shankar to Riyan Parag, Full length ball around off and middle, Parag forces this one towards the deep mid-wicket region to exchange ends with Samson.
10.2
0
Vijay Shankar to Riyan Parag, Back of a length ball on middle, Parag fends this away to the man stationed at mid-wicket. 
10.1
1
Vijay Shankar to Sanju Samson, On a good length around middle, worked towards the long on region for a single.
9.6
0
Rashid Khan to Riyan Parag, NOT OUT! The ball is going to miss the leg stump. Now, Hyderabad lose their review. A top on-field call from the umpire. The wrong'un from Rashid. Parag comes forward and looks to defend but misses to get hit on the front pad. Huge appeal from the bowler and keeper but this time nothing from the umpire. Warner thinks and thinks and at the last moment calls for the review. Let's see what the replays have got to show. No bat, confirms the Ultra Edge. Will it hit the stumps? No, missing.

David Warner goes for the review this time for an LBW appeal that was adjudged not out by the on-field umpire. The ball is clearly not in the line of the bat. Ball Tracker comes in and it is seen that the ball is clearly missing the leg stump. Parag stays on. 

9.5
1
Rashid Khan to Sanju Samson, One more single. Another flat ball around middle, pushed through mid on for a single.
9.4
1
Rashid Khan to Riyan Parag, Full and around middle, driven past the diving Rashid to long on for a single.
9.3
1
Rashid Khan to Sanju Samson, Short and on the pads, pulled down to fine leg for a run.
9.2
1
Rashid Khan to Riyan Parag, Flatter and around middle, flicked towards mid-wicket for a run.

Riyan Parag is in for Rajasthan. 

9.1
0
Rashid Khan to Robin Uthappa, OUT! LBW! Three reds and Uthappa has to go. The mini-break works for Rashid and Hyderabad. A flatter ball around middle and leg, it is a bit quicker too. Uthappa tries to flick but misses to get hit on the pad. A loud appeal follows and the finger goes up. Uthappa wants to challenge it as he signals the 'T'. Replays roll in and shows three reds. That means Uthappa has to go and he takes the review along with him.

Robin Uthappa goes for the review for the LBW appeal against him which was given out by the on-field umpire. The third umpire comes into play. UltraEdge is in and there is no spike as the ball goes by the bat. Ball Tracker comes in and this is clipping the leg stump. The on-field decision stays on and Robin Uthappa will have to walk back to the pavilion now. 

DRINKS! Hyderabad have started off really well. This was just the start that they required as they have got rid of Buttler, Stokes and the skipper of Rajasthan, Steven Smith. Khaleel Ahmed has been on fire today. Rajasthan will be disappointed that their big guns could not perform. But with Sanju Samson out there, they will be hopeful to chase this total down. 

8.6
4
Vijay Shankar to Sanju Samson, FOUR! Sanju Samson seems to have found his groove back in this game by the looks of it. This is a brilliant shot by him! Shankar bowls a back of a length ball outside off, Sanju waits for it and then cuts this one towards the backward point region and bags a boundary to finish the over. Rajasthan require 96 runs in 66 balls.
8.5
1
Vijay Shankar to Robin Uthappa, Good length delivery on middle, Robin plays this slightly uppish past the diving bowler towards the long on region for a single. 
8.4
2
Vijay Shankar to Robin Uthappa, On a good length around middle and leg, Uthappa flicks this one fine towards the deep square leg region and the batters run well to come back for the second run. This is what Rajasthan need, some smart batting.
8.3
1
Vijay Shankar to Sanju Samson, Back of a length ball on middle, Samson nudges this gently towards the mid-wicket region to run across for the single.
8.2
2
Vijay Shankar to Sanju Samson, Short of a good length ball outside off, Sanju punches this past the fielder at covers and he says two again and they run to come back for the second run.
8.1
1
Vijay Shankar to Robin Uthappa, On a good length around middle, Robin flicks this slightly uppish towards the mid-wicket region and the batters settle for the single run.

Bowling change! Vijay Shankar comes into the attack now.

7.6
0
Rashid Khan to Sanju Samson, Another loud appeal but not given! Rashid dishes a flatter ball around middle and leg, Samson looks to defend this one but misses and gets hit on the pads. Another loud appeal by Rashid but the umpire says no. No review from Warner as he feels that there was bat on it.
7.5
2
Rashid Khan to Sanju Samson, Loopy ball around off, Sanju drives this one through the cover region and calls for two runs straightaway and they come back for the second run before the fielder can clean up in the deep. 
7.4
1
Rashid Khan to Robin Uthappa, A single and that brings up 50. Quicker one around off, Robin flicks it through square leg and takes a single.
7.3
1
Rashid Khan to Sanju Samson, Short ball on middle, Sanju plays this one towards the man at long on again to collect a single.
7.2
1
Rashid Khan to Robin Uthappa, Flatter on middle, Robin works this one towards the long on region for a single.
7.1
0
Rashid Khan to Robin Uthappa, A loud appeal but not given! This is bowled on a flatter length around middle and leg, Uthappa looks to play at this but misses and gets hit on the pads. An appeal follows but the umpire is not interested. 

Rashid Khan to bowl now.

6.6
1
Abhishek Sharma to Robin Uthappa, Short ball on middle, Uthappa works this one off his back foot towards the long on region for one run. A good over for Rajasthan and they will need some more of these overs.
6.5
0
Abhishek Sharma to Robin Uthappa, Flatter delivery around leg, Uthappa pulls this one but straight to the man at short fine leg. 
6.4
1
Abhishek Sharma to Sanju Samson, Short ball around middle, Samson works this to the off side for a single run.
6.3
4
Abhishek Sharma to Sanju Samson, FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries for Sanju! He needs some more of these shots! Flatter around off, Samson makes some room and crunches this through the cover region to bag a boundary.
6.2
4
Abhishek Sharma to Sanju Samson, FOUR! Sanju Samson has to get going if Rajasthan are to stand a chance! Flatter around leg, Samson pulls this one hard towards the fine leg area and he will get a boundary. 
6.1
1
Abhishek Sharma to Robin Uthappa, Loopy around middle, Robin flicks this one towards the deep square leg region for a single.

Will Warner go for the kill and continue bowling Khaleel who is looking in good rhythm? No, he gives the ball to young spinner Abhishek Sharma.

5.6
0
T Natarajan to Sanju Samson, PLAY AND A MISS! What an over by Natarajan as he bowls a maiden! On a good length around off, Samson looks to drive this one but is beaten comprehensively. Rajasthan are at 36/3 at the end of the Powerplay.
5.5
0
T Natarajan to Sanju Samson, Another dot this time! Full length ball on middle, Samson tucks this towards the man at mid on.
5.4
0
T Natarajan to Sanju Samson, On a good length outside off, Samson works this towards the cover region but the batters decide not to take the single.
5.3
0
T Natarajan to Sanju Samson, Back of a length ball around leg, Samson tucks this towards the square leg region.
5.2
0
T Natarajan to Sanju Samson, Good length ball around off, pushed towards mid off.
5.1
0
T Natarajan to Sanju Samson, Shortish and on middle, turned towards square leg.
4.6
4
Khaleel Ahmed to Robin Uthappa, EDGY FOUR! 10 off the over but the massive wicket of Buttler in it. A slower bouncer, Uthappa looks to pull and at the last moment, tries to bail out. But he is late in doing so. Luckily for him, the top edge flies over the keeper's head for a boundary.
4.5
0
Khaleel Ahmed to Robin Uthappa, Full and outside off, driven to the cover fielder.
4.4
6
Khaleel Ahmed to Robin Uthappa, SIX! What a way to get off the mark. A short ball on middle, Uthappa moves inside the crease and pulls it over short fine leg for a biggie.
4.3
0
Khaleel Ahmed to Robin Uthappa, Wide outside off, the slower one. Uthappa lets it be. Not given wide.
4.2
0
Khaleel Ahmed to Robin Uthappa, A sharp bouncer to welcome the new batsman. It is just outside off, Robin sways away.

Robin Uthappa is in at no. 5.

4.1
0
Khaleel Ahmed to Jos Buttler, OUT! CAUGHT! Khaleel Ahmed and Hyderabad are on fire here today! They have also removed Buttler now and Rajasthan's batting is falling apart like a deck of cards! He bowls a back of a length ball around off and middle, Buttler looks to play at this but it knicks off his inside edge and passes through just touching his pads and Bairstow is not going to drop these chances. Bairstow does well to dive to his left and take a low catch. Hyderabad have started off with a bang! 

Khaleel Ahmed will bowl again, changing ends. Got rid of Stokes in his first over.

3.6
1
T Natarajan to Jos Buttler, Single on the last ball. Good length ball just around off, pushed towards mid off for a quick run.
3.5
0
T Natarajan to Jos Buttler, Shortish and around off, pushed towards mid on.

Sanju Samson will walk out now to bat for Rajasthan.

3.4
1
T Natarajan to Jos Buttler, OUT! RUN OUT! Smith is short! Huge moment in the game! A timid way for the skipper to depart. Another short ball around the pads, it is the slower one. Buttler pulls it hard towards deep square leg. They want two. Shankar, the fielder there, fires the throw towards the bowler's end. Natarajan collects and pushes it on the stumps. The third umpire has been called for. Replays roll in and it shows that Smith is well short.

The third umpire is called into play for this run-out appeal. Replays roll in and it is seen that Steven Smith is out of the crease as the bails are whipped off. He will have to walk back now.

3.3
6
T Natarajan to Jos Buttler, SIX! This time over the fence! Cracking stroke! That went over the fence like a tracer bullet. Not a good place to bowl to Buttler. Short and down the leg side, he moves inside the crease and powers it over the deep square leg fence for a biggie.
3.2
4
T Natarajan to Jos Buttler, FOUR! CRUNCHED! A bouncer now but it sits up nicely for Buttler to pull. He goes hard and slams it over mid-wicket and bags a boundary.
3.1
0
T Natarajan to Jos Buttler, Good first ball from Natarajan! A yorker on middle, Buttler keeps it out.

T Natarajan is introduced into the attack for Hyderabad. 

2.6
1
Sandeep Sharma to Jos Buttler, Strokes the next ball through mid on for a single.
2.5
0
Sandeep Sharma to Jos Buttler, Fuller and just outside off, Buttler drives it towards mid off. Smith wants the run but is sent back. The mid off fielder fires a throw but misses at the non-striker's end. Smith was home though.
2.4
1
Sandeep Sharma to Steven Smith, Outside off and a bit short, Smith waits and then strokes it through cover-point for a single.
2.3
1
Sandeep Sharma to Jos Buttler, Slower one! It is again on a good length and around off, Buttler tucks it towards square leg for one.
2.2
1
Sandeep Sharma to Steven Smith, Full and outside off, driven down to deep cover for a single.
2.1
0
Sandeep Sharma to Steven Smith, Length ball on middle, Smith works it towards mid-wicket.
1.6
0
Khaleel Ahmed to Jos Buttler, Dot to end the over, a successful one for Hyderabad. A good length ball around off, Buttler punches it towards point.
1.5
3
Khaleel Ahmed to Steven Smith, Smith is up and running! A length ball on middle, Smith clips it through mid-wicket. It goes towards the longest part of the ground. Before the fielder can chase it down, Smith and Buttler run through for three.
1.4
0
Khaleel Ahmed to Steven Smith, Another dot! Full and outside off, Smith drives it well but finds the cover fielder.
1.3
0
Khaleel Ahmed to Steven Smith, Shortish and just outside off, punched towards the cover fielder.

The Aussie, Steven Smith will walk out to bat for Rajasthan. 

1.2
0
Khaleel Ahmed to Ben Stokes, OUT! DRAGGED ON! Khaleel has struck early and Stokes is the man who departs. A good length ball just outside off, Stokes looks to pull it hard on the leg side but he ends up getting an inside edge on his stumps. Khaleel is pumped and so is his skipper. Exactly the start Hyderabad needed. No party for Stokes in his first game.
1.1
1
Khaleel Ahmed to Jos Buttler, Back of a length ball on middle, it is tucked through mid-wicket for a run.

Who will partner Sandeep Sharma with the new ball? It will be Khaleel Ahmed. 

0.6
1
Sandeep Sharma to Jos Buttler, Buttler is underway as well! Good length ball outside off, he punches it towards covers and keeps the strike for the next over.
0.5
1
Sandeep Sharma to Ben Stokes, Shortish and just outside off, Stokes tucks it towards mid on and goes for a single. The fielder fires the throw at the non-striker's end but misses.
0.4
0
Sandeep Sharma to Ben Stokes, Good length ball around off, pushed towards point.
0.3
4
Sandeep Sharma to Ben Stokes, FOUR! Boom and that is Stokes' way to get off the mark! A good length ball around middle, Ben jumps out of crease and slams it over mid on for a boundary.
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Sandeep Sharma to Ben Stokes, Play and a miss! Good length ball just outside off, Stokes looks to cut but misses.

We are back for the run chase! Both the umpires stride out to the middle and they are followed by Rajasthan openers. Jos Buttler has a new partner this time around as Ben Stokes walks out with him. The Hyderabad players are already out in the middle after getting the final piece of advice from the skipper in the huddle. Sandeep Sharma will bowl first up for Hyderabad. 

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Sandeep Sharma to Ben Stokes, Sandeep is right on the money! Just around off on a good length, Stokes takes a step forward and blocks.