Rajasthan unable to conquer Sunrisers Bowling

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Shikhar Dhawan embraces Irfan Pathan after the latter took a skier
Shikhar Dhawan embraces Irfan Pathan after the latter took a skier

[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Rajasthan Royals today had no answer for the Sunrisers Hyderabad’s bowling, stumbling to a 32 run loss in the lone match of the Indian Premier League.

The Royals could not find the line of pace man Buveshwar Kumar, who ended the innings with 4 wickets for 14 runs off 4 overs as they barely made it over 100 runs before their wickets ran out.

Chasing down 135 runs from 20 overs, the side fell from the onset, Ajinkya Rahane making a duck on his third delivery.

Karun Nair tired to make amends but failed for 12 as well while 16 from Samju Sampson, 11 from Shane Watson and 12 from Stuart Binny represented the other wickets to fall.

Twenty Two from Steve Smith off 33 balls tired to settle the innings but was the only other double figures in the side which went all out in the penultimate ball of the 19th over.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Dayle Steyn had two wickets for 31 runs from his four overs while one each went to Moses Henriques Karn Sharma, and Irfan Pathan.

Earlier, Sunrisers managed 134 for 9 barely avoiding being knocked over as well; Shane Watson completing a hat trick and Rajat Bhatia each picking up three wickets, from 2 and 4 overs respectively.

Thirty three from Shikar Dhawan, 18 from Lokesh Raul, 17 from Naman Ojah and 21 not out from Pathan represented the lead scores.

Tomorrow will bring together the Kings 11 Punjab and the Royal Challengers Bangalore from 14:30 hours.

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