Live Updates

  • 11:05 PM IST

    THAT’S IT! A comprehensive performance by Hyderabad. Shikhar Dhawan after being dropped for 0, has managed to take his side home. He was devastating during his knock of 77. Kane Williamson supported him well. He made 36 off 35 balls.

  • 10:48 PM IST

    Match Updates: Shikhar Dhawan and Kane Williamson have just not let Rajasthan come back in the game. Dhawan has scored his 29th fifty in the competition. The pair have added 92 runs in just 62 balls.

  • 10:09 PM IST

    Match Updates: Shikhar Dhawan has just cut loose. He slammed Dhawal Kulkarni for a six and a four in his second over. Kane Williamson has been stranded at the other end.

  • 10:00 PM IST

    OUT! Wriddhiman Saha falls for 5. He was trying to go over the in-field but handed simple catch to Ben Laughlin. Jaydev Undakat is already into the wickets.

  • 9:56 PM IST

    Match Updates: Shikhar Dhawan has a new opening partner in Wriddhman Saha. YES, Saha and not Williamson. Rajasthan will need to bowl super tightly in order to defend a low total of 125. Dhawal Kulkarni has opened the bowling for Rajasthan. Dhawan was lucky to survive after Rahane dropped a catch at slip.

  • 9:38 PM IST

    Match Updates: Hyderabad need 126 to win. This has been a poor show by Rajasthan batsmen. From 48 for 1 in 6 overs, Rajasthan have managed just 125 runs. Sanju Samson top scored for them with 49.

  • 9:36 PM IST

    OUT! Rajasthan batsmen falling like nine pins. Jaydev Unadkat is run out for 1. Apart from Sanju Samson no other batsmen has got into any kind of groove.

  • 9:28 PM IST

  • 9:26 PM IST

    Match Updates: OUT! Jos Buttler falls for 6. Rashid Khan into his final over, does the trick. Buttler was unable to pick Rashid’s googly and gets his off stump castled courtesy a bottom edge.

  • 9:06 PM IST

    Match Updates: OUT! Sanju Samson departs at the wrong time for Rajasthan. Jos Buttler will be joined by Krishnappa Gowtham. This is Rashid’s Khan second smart catch of the match. Shakib Al Hasan gets a second wicket in his final over. Rahul Tripathi gave his wicket away in the same over for 17.

Hyderabad crowd would hope for Shikhar Dhawan to deliver © BCCI
Hyderabad crowd would hope for Shikhar Dhawan to deliver © BCCI

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Indian T20 League 2018. Match 4 of the tournament sees Ajinkya Rahane’s Royals take on Kane Williamson’s Hyderabad in their own den; Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. We will be bringing you the live updates, interesting tweets and stat facts from the cyberspace.

Rajasthan, despite being the visitors, would be confident with a head-to-head record (4:3) in their favour. The inaugural edition’s champions would hope for a fitting start to their campaign and depend upon the likes of Ben Stokes, Jaydev Unadkat, Jos Buttler, D’Arcy Short, Jofra Archer, Sanju Samson and Rahane to deliver the goods. On the other hand, Hyderabad have Shikhar Dhawan, Williamson, Alex Hales, Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Nabi and Chris Jordan to challenge any side. It should be a riveting contest at Hyderabad; wherein we have witnessed some high-scoring thrillers in the past.

Probable XI

Hyderabad 

Shikhar Dhawan, Alex Hales, Kane Williamson (c), Manish Pandey, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Chris Jordan.

Rajasthan

Ajinkya Rahane (c), Rahul Tripathi, D’Arcy Short, Sanju Samson (wk), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Krishnappa Gowtham, Stuart Binny, Jaydev Unadkat, Jofra Archer.