WICKET! Unadkat departs for just one run, as he is dismissed via run-out. However, KL Rahul went berserk in the match and took the game away from DD. RR are beginning to tumble now. Sanju Samson top-scored with 49. This is a huge blow for the visitors. Both Rajasthan, back in the tournament after serving a two-year suspension because of a match-fixing row, and Hyderabad will not only miss the leadership of their designated regular captains but also their able frontline batsmen.
Dhawan capitalised with his trademark cut shots, while Williamson seemed happy to give up the spotlight. This is top-class cricket from the hosts.
2017 season's highest wicket-taker Bhuveneshwar Kumar once again oozed class as he took three wickets as Afghanistani spin bowler Rashid Khan was again economical in his four overs. Bowler Siddarth Kaul is ecstatic after getting the wicket. Rajasthan Royals did not have a decent start as opener D Arcy Short was run out for 4 by Kane Williamson in the very first over.
Sunrisers Hyderabad put a dominating bowling performance and restricted Rajasthan Royals to 125/9 after opting to bowl.
Rashid and Nabi were the first Afghans to play in the IPL, after being bought by Sunrisers for the 2017 season. Royals who competed in the tournament after a gap of two years due to suspension did not have the best of the start to their crusade this season and will be aiming to tighten their loose ends as they flopped miserably.
Barring top-scorer Sanju Samson who made 49, none of the Rajasthan batsman could make more than 20.