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  • 7:27 PM IST

    SRH do it again, they are making a habit in this tournament to defend low totals as they win the game by 11 runs. Shane Warne doesn’t look happy and why would he be. Rahane stayed unbeaten till the end but could not guide the team to victory.

  • 7:18 PM IST

    OUT! One more falls for RR, Lomror goes for 11. The target suddenly seems more for RR now. Rahane still in the middle but on the non strike. Gowtham on strike.

  • 7:12 PM IST

    Rahane could well be the key here. Lomror is finding it difficult to get the ball away. Can Rahane win it for the team? Or Gowtham has another cameo to play?

  • 6:59 PM IST

    OUT! Both Stokes and Buttler have failed to deliver this season. Rahane on the other hand is seem to be enjoying the role of an opener. His stay in the middle will be important. Lomror joins him in the middle.

  • 6:36 PM IST

    OUT! Siddarth Kaul gets the break through. Samson in order to play it over the fielder hit one straight to Alex Hales. RR are 3 down now can SRH pull things off from here? Stokes has joined Rahane in the middle.

  • 6:32 PM IST

    RR are chasing sensibly here. They are well aware that the score is low so not taking their chances against Rashid or Shakib. Can SRH pull it off from here as well?

  • 6:20 PM IST

    Both Sanju Samson and Ajiknya Rahane have denied SRH bowlers any more wickets. Samson in particularly have managed to up the ante and keep the required run-rate under control. SRH will hope that Rashid Khan comes good once again.

  • 6:06 PM IST

    1,000 IPL runs for Sanju Samson playing for RR. Read more here.

  • 5:59 PM IST

    OUT! Sandeep Sharma cleans up Rahul Tripathi. SRH’s bowling has once again come to their rescue. Sanju Samson is out in the middle. Tripathi added just 4 runs.

  • 5:49 PM IST

    Ajinkya Rahane and Ankit Tripathi will open the batting for Rajasthan Royals. Sandeep Sharma will open proceedings for Sunrisers Hyderabad. It should be an easy chase for the home side.

  • 5:35 PM IST

    Thats it SRH have set 152 to win for RR. Will it be easy with SRH having formidable bowling attack?

  • 5:33 PM IST

    Third wicket for Archer. Just 2 games done and 6 wickets already. Archer is becoming a force to reckon.

  • 5:29 PM IST

    RR are cruising in the death. Looks RR put to bowl first has worked the trick. Pandey goes for 16. Unadkat gets a wicket as well. Even a 150 looks tough to get through.

  • 5:23 PM IST

    Anyone else reminded of MI innings? Archer is replicating the same. This time SRH are facing the plight. SRH goes for 2.

  • 5:20 PM IST

    Archer does excellent work in the death and he does it again for RR. Yorker cleans up Shakib. Whose next?

  • 5:19 PM IST

    7 runs from the 17th over. Three more to go. Can SRH post 170 here? Looks gettable with Shakib and Manish on the crease.

  • 5:07 PM IST

    What a moment for Sodhi. Removes his national skipper for 63 and could not have been a better wicket than Williamson. SRH 116/3

  • 4:59 PM IST

    Ok. Gowtham does it again. He removes Hales this time for 45. Misses his maiden IPL fifty.

  • 4:58 PM IST

    Gowtham is called into attack after all the bowlers were taken to the cleaners. Can he take a wicket here and break the ice?

  • 4:53 PM IST

    Back-to-back boundaries for Williamson. This is over that could turn around things for SRH. Williamson is already on 49. 20 runs from this over already. Another fifty for the SRH skipper. He is getting better and a sight to watch every passing game.

  • 4:49 PM IST

    The flow of boundaries have lessened. Just 9 boundaries so far. Now is the time to press the accelerator button. SRH 78/1 after 11 overs

  • 4:40 PM IST

    This time Hales is safe. Stokes had his hand on it but the balance got the better of him. The fairplay points will be handed to him for truthfully saying no for that. Googly from Sodhi. Williamson then responds in his style with boundary over covers. SRH 63/1 after 9 overs

  • 4:30 PM IST

    Ish Sodhi into attack. Shane Warne gave him the RR cap. Playing his debut IPL. Let’s see what the Kiwi spinner can do. Can he remove his national skipper? Will he? But Williamson gives the right treatment to his national spinner. SRH 48/1 after 7 overs

  • 4:20 PM IST

    Jofra Archer into attack. He rattled MI in his last spell of the innings. But Williamson is continuing his classic shots. Oh, Tripathi what did you do! An easy catch dropped at the slips of Williamson on 11.

  • 4:17 PM IST

    Kane Williamson continues his sizzling form. Williamson and Hales, some powerful combination this be! SRH 26/1 after 4 overs

  • 4:09 PM IST

    Dhawan goes for a low score again after his wrist injury. Gowtham strikes. SRH 17/1

  • 4:08 PM IST

    Hales welcomes Kulkarni with a powerful strokes. This is the start SRH were wanting all this while. It’s a belter of a pitch today so you’ll can witness more of such shots. Dhawan nicks it and gets a boundary to his name as well. 14 runs off Kulkarni. Just the over SRH needed.

  • 4:02 PM IST

    Alex Hales and Shikhar Dhawan off the mark. RR have started off with spin, Gowtham. Looks like Rahane following Ashwin’s footsteps as well. SRH 3/0 after 1 over

  • 3:44 PM IST

    RR XI: Ajinkya Rahane (c), Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Mahipal Lomror, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni, Ish Sodhi

  • 3:39 PM IST

    RR Changes: Mahipal Lomror and Ish Sodhi are in

Sanju Samson would be the key batsman for RR © AFP
Sanju Samson would be the key batsman for RR © AFP

Rajasthan Royals (RR) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) Match Updates: Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of VIVO IPL 2018, Match 28. The match will see Ajinkya Rahane’s RR take on Kane Williamson’s SRH at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. We will be bringing you the live updates, interesting tweets and stat facts from the cyberspace.

RR are entering the contest after six-day break. Meanwhile, SRH have defended low scores (118 and 132) to earn successive wins. They already boasts of five wins from seven matches and are placed second in the points table. SRH have achieved all this without Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Billy Stanlake in their armoury. With SRH’s bowling looking all complete it is their batting that needs attention. The batting unit needs more aggression. Alex Hales could bring that difference at the top.

RR had defeated Mumbai Indians (MI) in their previous encounter convincingly, courtesy Krishnappa Gowtham’s late heroics. RR was induced with a different power in the previous game with the inclusion of Jofra Archer in the side. Archer scalped 3 crucial wickets in the penultimate over to restrict MI well below 200. Ben Stokes, Archer, Jos Buttler and Heinrich Klaasen can bring their A game in the front for RR against a formidable SRH side.

When it comes to overall record between the sides, it is evenly poised at 4:4. When these sides met earlier this season in Hyderabad, the hosts humbled RR by 9 wickets. Shikhar Dhawan’s unbeaten 78 set the tone.

Squads: 

Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane(c), Jos Buttler (wk), Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Heinrich Klaasen, Jofra Archer, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shreyas Gopal, Stuart Binny, D Arcy Short, Ankit Sharma, Anureet Singh, Ish Sodhi, Prashant Chopra, Sudhesan Midhun, Ben Laughlin, Mahipal Lomror, Aryaman Birla, Jatin Saxena, Dushmantha Chameera

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Kane Williamson (c), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Basil Thampi, Siddarth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Carlos Brathwaite, Ricky Bhui, Deepak Hooda, Alex Hales, T Natarajan, K Khaleel Ahmed, Sachin Baby, Chris Jordan, Tanmay Agarwal, Shreevats Goswami, Bipul Sharma, Mehdi Hasan