Sunrisers Hyderabad made mild work of an under-par Rajasthan Royals whole, because it chased down 125 with greater than 4 overs to spare on the Rajiv Gandhi worldwide stadium on Monday night time.
Shikhar Dhawan’s blistering 57-ball 77 was the spotlight of the emphatic nine-wicket win. Dhawan, who was dropped within the opening over of Dhawal Kulkarni, made the a lot of the reprieve, hammering 13 boundaries and a six throughout his entertaining knock.
After Wriddhiman Saha had holed out to Ben Laughlin off the bowling of Jayadev Unadkat, Dhawan joined fingers with skipper Kane Williamson and collectively, the duo racked up a century stand to pile distress on a rudderless Rajasthan assault.
Kulkarni’s frustration would have recognized no bounds when the Delhi dasher’s upper-cut sailed into the galleries behind the third man.
In the meantime, Williamson drove Unadkat out of the firing line, smacking him previous cowl level after which hitting one over the sq. leg hoarding in the identical over. The Kiwi skipper performed an in a position second fiddle to Dhawan.
Royals’ all-rounder Ben Stokes did not impress with each and ball.
Even off-spinner Krishnappa Gowtham, launched with the hopes of containing the carnage, did not arrest the run circulation. Dhawan struck two successive boundaries off Gowtham earlier than dismissing Ben Stokes by way of sq. for his half-century.
Earlier, Rajasthan recovered nicely after the early dismissal of D’Arcy Brief had threatened to steal the momentum within the powerplay. The Australian batsman was caught in need of his crease due to a direct hit from Williamson.
Samson, then, dominated the strike in a 46-run second-wicket stand with Ajinkya Rahane. Rahane (13, 13b, 2×4), although, did not impress with the bat; the Rajasthan skipper providing a easy catch to Rashid Khan at mid-wicket off the bowling of Siddharth Kaul.
Left with little room to play his explosive photographs, Ben Stokes – Royals’ most costly acquisition at Rs. 12.5 Crore – perished for simply 5, holing out to Williamson at long-on off Stanlake.
Samson, in the meantime, continued to play his photographs however was unfortunate to fall one in need of a deserved half-century; Rashid Khan snapping up a advantageous catch at deep cowl off Shakib-Al-Hasan.
The Royals’ batting, post-Samson’s dismissal, confirmed little signal of resistance, with Rahul Tripathi and Shreyas Gopal being the one two batsmen to log double digits.