IPL 2020 Live Score, RR vs SRH Match Today: Sunrisers Hyderabad take control after Sanju, Stokes depart – cricket

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IPL 2020 Live Score, RR vs SRH Match Today: David Warner-led Sunrisers Hyderabad Sunrisers have won the toss and elected to field first against Rajasthan Royals in the 40th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 at Dubai International Stadium. Kane Williamson misses out for tonight’s game and gets replaced by the West Indian all-rounder Jason Holder. Also, Shahbaz Nadeem comes in for Basil Thampi. RR, on the other hand, have fielded the same eleven. Both sides will try out their luck for the sake of playoff ticket. RR are placed sixth on the points table with 8 points and are coming into the contest after thumping Chennai Super Kings by 7 wickets. SRH are 7th placed and have faced three straight losses to their credit. With time running out, David Warner & Co need to pull out something out of the box in tonight’s face-off.

Follow the live updates of RR vs SRH IPL 2020 match LIVE UPDATES

20:26 hrs IST

Holder to Sanju Samson – BOLWED

BOLWED! Sanju Samson couldn’t judge the leg-cutter and attempted a late cut. Completely misses the ball and gets bowled. Jason Holder gets his first wicket in IPL 2020

20:17 hrs IST

Milestone Alert!

Sanju Samson needs 51 runs to complete 500 runs against SunRisers Hyderabad. He will be the 3rd batsman to score 500 runs vs SRH in IPL after Shane Watson and Virat Kohli.

20:10 hrs IST

Rashid Khan troubles RR

The Afghan spinner didn’t let the Rajasthan Royals batters to go for boundaries in the 10th over. Six runs along with a dot ball from Rashid, RR – 74/1 after 10 overs

20:07 hrs IST

IPL 2020 Live Updates | Natarajan to Sanju – FOUR

FOUR! Sanju Samson has gained the confidence back which was lagging in previous matches. A shot ball from Natatrajan. Sanju fetched it from outside off and pulled over mid-wicket for four runs.

20:04 hrs IST

Vijay Shankar drops Stokes on 19

Ben Stokes went down the line and decided to hit Rashid Khan for a biggie over over mid-wicket. Vijay Shankar ran towards his right, got both hands but the ball popped out of his palms. Stokes gets a life.

20:00 hrs IST

50-up for Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals go past the 50-run mark in the seventh over. Sanju Samson and Ben Stokes are anchoring the innings after an early dismissal of Robin Uthappa.

19:52 hrs IST

IPL 2020 RR vs SRH – Brilliant over by Vijay Shankar

Vijay Shankar comes into the attack for SRH and bowls a brilliant over. 4 singles and 2 dots to finish his first over. Rajasthan Royals score 47/1 in powerplay.

19:48 hrs IST

Sandeep Sahrma to Sanju – FOUR, FOUR

Now that’s is some terrific batting from Sanju Samson. Good to see him striking those shots. A boundary towards mid-off and then a cover drive. Sanju needs to get back among runs and tonight he has got the chance.

19:44 hrs IST

OUT! Holder runs out Uthappa

OUT! An unfortunate end to Robin Uthappa’s innings. Stokes didn’t go for the single while Uthappa was half-way down. Holder attempts a direct hit and welcomes first wicket for Sunrisers Hyderabad.

19:41 hrs IST

Sandeep Sharma to Uthappa – FOUR

FOUR! Uthappa has found the rhythm and is hammering Sandeep Sharma inside out. Short ball and Uthappa pulls it down with a flat bat for a boundary.

19:38 hrs IST

Sandeep Sharma to Uthappa – SIX

SIX! That’s a huge shot from Robin Uthappa. He walks down the line and flicks it over deep backward square-leg to deposit for a maximum.

19:35 hrs IST

RR vs SRH, IPL 2020 Live Score: Jason Holder into attack

The Caribbean all-rounder has returned to SRH after a long while. He gets a game against Rajasthan Royals in place of unfit Kane Williamson.

19:32 hrs IST

Good over from Sandeep Sharma

Sandeep Sharma bolws a brilliant over to start off the things for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Conceded just three singles off the over and didn’t let the SRH openers to go after him.

19:29 hrs IST

Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes out to bat

Robin Uthappa and Ben Stokes are out to bat against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Sandeep Sharma begins the attack for Sunrisers Hyderabad.

19:20 hrs IST

RR vs SRH Live Updates: Natarajan – biggest threat to RR

Natarajan’s 11 wickets are the most by an uncapped Indian bowler in IPL. Among Indian fast bowlers only Shami and Bumrah have taken more wickets in IPL 2020. 9 out of his 11 wickets have been top 6 batsmen, highlighting his ability to take key wickets of opposition batsmen. Natarajan has an economy of 6.71 in Powerplay, 8th best in IPL 2020.

19:06 hrs IST

RR vs SRH: Playing XIs of both teams

Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): David Warner(c), Jonny Bairstow(w), Priyam Garg, Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan

Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Ben Stokes, Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson(w), Steven Smith(c), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi

19:05 hrs IST

Steve Smith at Toss

RR skipper Steve Smith at toss: “I was looking to bat. We have been playing IPL for a long time. It was a good win the other night (against CSK). We are heading in the right direction, playing good cricket.”

19:03 hrs IST

David Warner speaks at the toss

SRH skipper David Warner won the toss and opted to bowl first. He said, “I think too much is not going to change with the track. We have the big man Jason Holder coming in and Nadeem comes in for Thampi.”

19:00 hrs IST

IPL 2020 Live Score, RR vs SRH: Toss

Sunrisers Hyderabad have won the toss, opted to bowl first

18:50 hrs IST

Pitch Report

“It’s a great surface. The groundsman has done a fantastic job. There’s a bit of grass on top, but it’s dry and hard underneath. This pitch, under lights, has quickened up a little bit. Little bit of dew settling in, not heavy to notice. If you are batting first and if you are not getting the pace off the pitch, don’t fight in. Settle in, rotate strike and pick your areas against the poor balls,” – Kumar Sangakkara

18:40 hrs IST

In-match stats

• 0: SRH has not won a match chasing a target in IPL 2020

• 250th: T20 match for M Pandey if he takes the field vs RR

• 3/3: Rashid Khan has dismissed J Buttler 3 times in 3 innings in IPL

• 37: runs R Khan needs to complete 1000 T20 runs.

• 51: runs S Samson needs to complete 500 runs vs SRH, he will 3rd batsman to score 500 runs vs SRH in IPL after Shane Watson and Virat Kohli.

• 28: Tom Curran needs 28 runs to reach 1000 T20 runs.

• 1: Ankit Rajpoot is 1 wicket away from 100 T20 wickets.

• 5: Wickets Tye needs to reach 200 T20 Wickets.

• 100: Runs Miller needs to reach 7000 T20 Runs.

• 1: more six S Smith needs to complete 100 sixes in T20s

• 51: Holder needs 51 runs to complete 1000 runs in T20s.

• 5: Wickets S Kaul needs to take 50 wickets for SRH.

• 1: wicket Sandeep Sharma needs to complete 100 IPL wickets

18:30 hrs IST

RR vs SRH: Qualification for Playoffs

*RR and SRH are currently languishing in the 6th and 7th places with 8 and 6 points respectively. The road to qualification seems to be hard as RR play 2 out of the current top 4 in 2 out of their remaining 3 fixtures. SRH play 3 out of their remaining 4 fixtures against the current top 4.

* A loss for RR will mean they might finish on 14 points (if they win their next 3 matches) which might still allow them to qualify. Their Net Run Rate which is the 2nd worst might be a concern

*A loss to SRH will mean they might finish on 14 points (if they win their next 4 matches) which might still allow them to qualify. With the 3rd best Run Rate SRH will be able to leapfrog RR into the top 4

18:25 hrs IST

SRH’s key pacer – T Natarajan

Natarajan in the last few matches has picked up his performances. In the last match against KKR, he took 2 wickets dismissing the dangerous Tripathi and Russell. In the last 4 matches he has taken 6 wickets compared to 5 wickets in the first 5 matches. He is SRH’s leading wicket taker with 11 wickets, no other SRH fast bowler has picked up more than 8 wickets.

18:20 hrs IST

Samson’s fall in IPL 2020

Sanju Samson who was in the limelight at the start of this season by smashing a back to back fifties in the first two game for Royals have faded post these knocks. In the next 8 games, he has failed to cross 30 runs mark and has 6 single digit score in it including two ducks.

In the last 8 matches he has managed to score just 77 runs at an average of 9.63 which is 87.89 % worse than his average in the first two games. His strike rate in the last 8 games has dropped by more than 50% compared to his was strike rate of 214.86.

18:10 hrs IST

RR vs SRH Live Streaming: When and where to watch

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18:05 hrs IST

SRH Predicted XI against RR

SRH Predicted XI against RR: David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Jason Holder, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, Basil Thampi.

18:00 hrs IST

RR’s predicted XI vs SRH

RR Predicted XI against SRH: Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson (wk), Steven Smith (c), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi

17:50 hrs IST

SRH’s struggle while chasing

Sunrisers Hyderabad failed to close the game in their last encounter vs KKR while chasing a target with 2 runs required of the last ball. So far in this season SRH have failed to win a game while chasing a target, they were chasing a target 4 times this season. They have lost more than 5 wickets in all the 4 matches while chasing and were bowled out once – against RCB.

17:45 hrs IST

RR vs SRH: Head to head stats

Total Matches: 12

RR Win: 6

SRH Win: 6

17:40 hrs IST

RR vs SRH: The squads

Rajasthan Royals Squad: Ben Stokes, Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson(w), Steven Smith(c), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi, Varun Aaron, Jaydev Unadkat, David Miller, Aniruddha Joshi, Manan Vohra, Tom Curran, Andrew Tye, Shashank Singh, Mahipal Lomror, Oshane Thomas, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Akash Singh

Sunrisers Hyderabad Squad: Jonny Bairstow(w), Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, David Warner(c), Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, Basil Thampi, Wriddhiman Saha, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Mohammad Nabi, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jason Holder, Bavanaka Sandeep, Billy Stanlake, Fabian Allen, Virat Singh, Khaleel Ahmed, Sanjay Yadav, Abhishek Sharma, Prithvi Raj Yarra

17:30 hrs IST

IPL 2020 Live Score, RR vs SRH

Hello and welcome to the live blog of 40th IPL 2020 match between Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad. It’s the battle between two of the bottom-placed sides that will pit Steve Smith and David Warner against each other. If RR wins, they will dethrone KKR from the 4th spot. And if SRH manages a victory, they will go past KXIP to capture the 5th spot.

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