In the post-match press conference, Rajasthan captain Ajinkya was asked about the game: "On this wicket, we thought about 160 would have been the ideal total because the ball was doing a bit and the medium pacers had good help from this wicket, but we didn't get that one (big) partnership". The Aussie debutant with the reputation for mayhem had fallen for just four; he was one of seven batsmen who languished in single-digits as Rajasthan laboured to 125 for 9, that thanks mainly to Sanju Samson's 42-ball 49.
Hyderabad didn't miss banned skipper David Warner as Shikhar Dhawan, dropped before scoring, and new captain Kane Williamson shared an unbeaten 121-run stand to a winning 127-1 in 15.5 overs. For Royals, Jaydev Unadkat bagged the only wicket of Saha. Rashid made the ball talk immediately, beating Stokes twice and conceding just one off his first over.
WICKET! Rashid Khan gets his first wicket as he sees off Jos Buttler. Kaul hurried K Gowtham with a snorter to earn a glove through to Saha, and Rajasthan had lost 3 for 4 in a mere nine deliveries. RR are beginning to tumble now. This is a huge blow for the visitors. Even though it looks like the advantage lies with SRH ahead of the match, there will be expectations from both sides to make sure the contest is a well-fought one. But thereafter, Dhawan and Williamson denied any further success to the listless Royals bowlers. This is top-class cricket from the hosts.
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Sam Buddelmeyer had it all working at the plate and on the base paths in the game as he went three for three in the game. The Crusaders, who are now 0-6, have struggled through the early part of the season and have found runs hard to come by.
Shakib goes under the radar but he gives you absolutely nothing, both spinners look really good for Sunrisers.
Put in to bat, Rajasthan got off to a poor start as opener D Arcy Short (4) was departed on the last ball of the the first over.
Mumbai Indians (MI) are known to be slow-starters, but when they take on the formidable Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Thursday, the defending champions would know that they will soon have to get back to their best. Rajasthan Royals is one of the founding member of the tournament but SRH made their debut in the tournament in 2013.
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The son of a Chinese couple who died more than four years ago has been born to a surrogate mother, according to Chinese media. Since surrogacy is illegal in China , they drove to Laos to find a mother with the help of an underground agency.
Coincidentally, the two teams clashed in their first first game this season.
Which fantasy game are you playing this year? . Established batsmen like skipper Ajinkya Rahane, Ben Stokes and RA Tripathi just kept finding the fielders' hands rather than the gaps whenever they tried to be aggressive while Shikhar Dhawan made a mockery of their low total by scoring a lovely 78 not out when the Sunrisers batted. The likes of Rashid Khan, Shakib Al-Hasan and Siddarth Kaul were unplayable, they took every single catch that came their way and added two run-outs to the equation.
With Star India now acquiring the media rights from Sony Pictures Network India for the upcoming season, the matches will be telecast on various Star Sports channels.
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California Governor Jerry Brown delivers his final state of the state address in Sacramento, California, U.S., January 25, 2018. Brown did not agree to allow the troops to be involved with immigration enforcement according to the Associated Press.