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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