Sunrisers Hyderabad [SRH] finally ended their loss streak yesterday by winning a tight contest against Rajasthan Royals [RR]. SRH lost the toss and were put to bat first and as usual SRH batsman who are in poor form continued to struggle. Though SRH openers made a good start, they could not carry on as RR bowlers took wickets at regular intervals. Captain Shikhar Dhawan was the top scorer followed by Irfan Patan. SRH posted a total of 134 runs. RR captain Shane Watson took hattrick.
Chasing 135, none of the RR batsmen were in the mood to score runs and it was Bhuvneshwar Kumar who removed RR batsman. Rest of the SRH bowlers did a decent job by bowling tight lines. Steyn took two wickets, Irfan got while Mishra was wicketless but was very economic.
Score details: SRH: 134/9, Shikhar 33, Irfan Patan 21, Watson 3/13
RR: 102 Allout, Smith 22, B Kumar 4/14, Steyn 2/31