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Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 36th T20 Match IPL 2013

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Rajasthan won by 8 wkts | Rajasthan Royals Vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Live Score, 36th Match

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Faulkner: 'I have had a good run so far and I am glad I contributed to the team's win. I had reasonable control tonight but I am lucky I got the second wicket off a loose ball. The wicket had a bit earlier on but Watson batted like a dream. The top order is batting well so I am glad I am not needed with the bat.'
James Faulkner is the MoM for his 5/20.
Dravid: 'In the end, we got the job done. It was disappointing to allow Hyderabad reach 144. Shane Watson's batting makes any target look easily. He and Faulkner were excellent. We need to work on our death bowling.'
Sangakkara: 'We did not have a great start. Sammy, Mishra and Steyn batted well. 140 was a sporting total but Shane Watson's knock was the difference. Every game is important and we have to defeat some good sides to go ahead. The leg-spinners were the best bowlers right throughout the tournament but Watson's batting foiled our plans.'
Watson: 'A few things went my way and this is an important win for us. To have let Hyderabad reach 144 was disappointing but we had the batting depth to chase this down. There was a lot more seam movement with the new ball and Steyn was bowling well. We had to target the other bowlers. The fan support has been excellent. My bowling effort is still rusty and I am looking to get back into the groove.'
Top performance from Rajasthan. The new ball held the key for Hyderabad and they started off well. Steyn, in particular, was lethal with the new ball and he sent back Rahane cheaply. However, Dravid and Watson saw the team through choppy waters and shared a 74 run stand for the second wicket. With Dravid's departure, Watson opened up and smashed the Hyderabad bowlers to all parts of the ground. He was uncluky to miss out on back to back centuries but Rajasthan have emerged victorious by eight wickets.
17.5 Karan Sharma to Shane Watson 4
FOUR, Watson ends the game in style, what an innings this has been, short ball on leg stump, Watson rocks back and thwacks the pull to wide long on, Steyn again dives full length to his left but he cannot stop it, this has been a magnificent win for Rajasthan
100 runs for Shane Watson
17.4 Karan Sharma to Shane Watson 4
FOUR, short ball again from Karan Sharma, Watson pulls it to deep square leg, one bounce over the ropes
17.3 Karan Sharma to Shane Watson 6
SIX, superb effort from Steyn, top effort in fact, short ball on middle stump, Watson sizes it up and clouts the pull to deep mid wicket, Steyn runs to his left and flies backwards, he ends up parrying it and the ball lands on the ropes on the full, in fact, Steyn signalled that it was a six
17.2 Karan Sharma to Stuart Binny 1
1 run, quicker delivery just outside off, Binny stays back and works it to deep mid wicket
17.1 Karan Sharma to Shane Watson 1
1 run, flatter delivery pushed through on middle, it is slightly short as Watson goes back and pulls it to long on
Karan Sharma [1.0-0-8-0] is back into the attack
End of over 17, runs (4 . 1 . 1 . )
JAI: 132/2
Stuart Binny - 8(9) This over: 5 runs
Shane Watson - 85(50) This over: 1 runs
Dale Steyn
(4.0 - 1 - 15 - 1)
16.6 Dale Steyn to Stuart Binny 0
no run, full and straight ball on middle stump, Binny drives it to mid off and that ends a great spell from Steyn: 4-1-15-1
16.5 Dale Steyn to Shane Watson 1
1 run, short and wide delivery outside off, Watson belts the square cut uppishly in front of square on the off side, it goes on the bounce to the fielder

Match details

Toss : Hyderabad won the toss and elected to bat first

Umpires : Vineet Kulkarni (India) and Krishnaraj Srinath (India)

TV umpire : Marais Erasmus (South Africa)

Match referee : Ranjan Madugalle (Sri Lanka)

Teams

Rajasthan Royals : Shane Watson, Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Dravid(c), Stuart Binny, Brad Hodge, Dishant Yagnik(wk), Sachin Baby, James Faulkner, Kevon Cooper, Ajit Chandila, Siddharth Trivedi.

Sunrisers Hyderabad : Akshath Reddy, Shikhar Dhawan, Hanuma Vihari, Kumar Sangakkara(c & wk), Thisara Perera, Darren Sammy, Ashish Reddy, Karan Sharma, Amit Mishra, Dale Steyn, Ishant Sharma.

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