Rajasthan Royals lock horns with Sunrisers Hyderabad in 30th match of IPL 7. The match starts at 8 pm IST. Follow this link for live scores and updates.
Coming back to this match, RR are on a roll of late with 4 wins in a row and they would look to continue this winning momentum.
Sunrisers Hyderabad, on the other hand, haven't had a good time so far having won just 2 out of their 6 matches. They desperately need a win today.
Right it's toss time! The two captains are out in the middle.
Watson says that it was a nice win against KKR to come back from the position we were against KKR was great. Tambe has been incredible to be able to continue what he's doing is incredible. It's an incredible story.
Shikhar Dhawan says that if we win this game we are back in reckoning. Adds that they have been playing good cricket but they need to take the half chances and need to bowl yorkers to good batsmen.
RR have won the toss and elected to field! Dhawan says that they would have bowled first too.
SRH XI: Finch, Dhawan, Rahul, Warner, N Ojha, I Pathan, Henriques, K Sharma, Steyn, B Kumar, A Mishra.
RR XI: Rahane, K Nair, Samson, Watson, Binny, Smith, Faulkner, R Bhatia, Tambe, Richardson, D Kulkarni.
The big news is that Amit Mishra is back in the starting eleven for SRH!
Right! The SRH openers - Shikhar Dhawan and Aaron Finch are striding out to the middle. Kane Richardson will start off proceedings for RR.
FOUR! Lucky! Dhawan nearly drags it on! Length delivery outside off, it stays a touch low. Dhawan looks to cut close to his body but gets an inside edge inches wide of the off stump and into the fence.
FOUR! Crashed away! Short and wide outside off, Dhawan rocks back and cuts it powerfully through point.
A single to end the over, 9 runs off the first over.
Dhawal Kulkarni will share the new ball.
FOUR! Stupendous timing! Length delivery outside off, Dhawan just punches it and it races away to the fence.
Just short! Slower length delivery outside off, Dhawan looks to cut but gets an outside edge which goes on the bounce to the keeper.
This time he punches it to deep point for a couple.
FOUR! Good use of the feet! Dhawan dances down the track, Kulkarni delivers a slower delivery outside off, Dhawan waits and cuts it wide of backward point, the fielder dives and gets a hand to it. But it still races away to the fence.
10 runs off the 2nd over. SRH 19/0!
Richardson will continue.
Short on off, Dhawan pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
FOUR! Cracked away! A tad wide outside off, Dhawan cuts it through point for another boundary.
9 Runs off the Richardson over!
Shane Watson into the attack now.
FOUR! Thumped. He is looking in good touch. Full and Dhawan drills it uppishly through mid on for another boundary.
FOUR! Short and put away! Down the leg side, Dhawan swivels back and pulls it to fine leg for a one bounce boundary.
OUT! Watson draws first blood! Castles Dhawan! Length delivery on off, it look like it stays touch low. Dhawan stays in his crease and looks to defend but misses and he crouches. The ball flicks the off stump and dislodges the bails. S Dhawan b Watson 33 (20b, 7x4, 0x6)
9 runs and a wicket off the over.
Dhawal Kulkarni will continue. KL Rahul is the new batsman.
FOUR! Misfield! Rahul punches it powerfully to mid on, the fielder dives and gets a hand to it, it still races away to the fence.
FOUR! Just pleasing to the eye! Rahul leans forward & drives it crisply through covers off Kulkarni.
9 runs off the Kulkarni over.
James Faulkner into the attack now.
4 runs off the Faulkner over.
50 up for SRH in just 6 overs.
Rajat Bhatia into the attack now.
FOUR! Nicely done by Finch! It's a slower short delivery, Finch waits and clubs it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
OUT! Fantastic catch by Rahane! Length delivery outside off, Finch goes for a heave but ends up mistiming it to deep mid-wicket where Rahane dives forward and pouches it inches above the ground. AJ Finch c Rahane b Bhatia 9 (10b 1x4 0x6)
Naman Ojha is the new batsman.
Just 7 off the over and a wicket from Bhatia!