Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) bowlers’ impressive defence of modest totals continued as the visitors pulled off a 11-run win over Rajasthan Royals (RR) to claim the top spot in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Electing to bat, Hyderabad posted 151 for 7, built around captain Kane Williamson’s 63-run knock, and his 92-run partnership with Alex Hales (45). Hosts captain Ajinkya Rahane (65*) showed patience and Sanju Samson hit a 30-ball 40 but they left too much for the end.

Krishnappa Gowtham celebrates fall of Shikhar Dhawan © AFP
Krishnappa Gowtham celebrates fall of Shikhar Dhawan © AFP
Kane Williamson scored 63 runs for SRH ©AFP
Kane Williamson scored 63 runs for SRH ©AFP
Jofra Archer picked 3 wickets in his 4 overs ©AFP
Jofra Archer picked 3 wickets in his 4 overs ©AFP
Sanju Samson completed 1,000 IPL runs for RR © AFP
Sanju Samson completed 1,000 IPL runs for RR © AFP
Yusuf Pathan and Kane Williamson celebrate fall of Ben Stokes © AFP
Yusuf Pathan and Kane Williamson celebrate fall of Ben Stokes © AFP
Ajinkya Rahane remained unbeaten on 65 for RR in a losing cause © AFP
Ajinkya Rahane remained unbeaten on 65 for RR in a losing cause © AFP
Siddarth Kaul picked 3 wickets to down RRs chance of a win © AFP
Siddarth Kaul picked 3 wickets to down RRs chance of a win © AFP

Brief Score

Sunrisers Hyderabad 152 for 7 [Kane Williamson 63 (43), Alex Hales 45 (39); Jofra Archer 4-0-26-3 ] beat Rajasthan Royals 140 for 6 [Ajinkya Rahane 65* (53); Sanju Samson 40(30); Siddarth Kaul 4-0-23-2] by 11 runs.

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