Rajasthan Royals scored 154 for 6 in 20 overs. Ben Stokes’s innings was a disappointing one as he scored 30 runs in 32 balls. He should bat in the middle order where he is most suited to. Jos Buttler should open the innings with Robin Uthappa. Uthappa hit 2-3 boundaries in the start but he got run out on 19. Sanju Samson got a good start but he couldn’t make it into a big knock and was dismissed on 36.
Riyan Parag and Jofra Archer hit few shots in the end and takes the team to a fighting total of 154 for 6. Jason Holder picked three wickets in his first IPL game of this season. But, it seems that they fall short of 25-30 runs. Because of their poor batting positions. Vijay Shankar and Rashid Khan took a wicket each. Sunrisers Hyderabad bowled well and they never allowed them to score runs.
SRH was 16/2 in 2.4 overs. Jofra Archer bowled brilliantly because he dismissed both the SRH openers. But, SRH’s middle-order shines today. It was a do or die match for both teams. Manish Pandey and Vijay Shankar formed a match-winning partnership of 140 runs. But, It seems like Manish Pandey was playing on a different ground. He scored 83 runs in 47 deliveries.
Vijay Shankar supported him with a run a ball 52. Both the players were unbeaten. Rajasthan Royals missed the trick as they could have bowl atleast one over more from Jofra Archer. Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Rajasthan Royals by 8 wickets. Manish Pandey receives the player of the match for his unbeaten knock of 83. They won after three back to back defeats. It was a much-needed victory for them. They are in the fifth position now and are back in the hunt. They have a positive net run rate which could be useful in the upcoming matches.