Sunrisers Hyderabad cruised to their third win on the trot in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 as they beat Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 11 runs at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Sunday.
RR lost Rahul Tripathi early on but Sanju Samson and Ajinkya Rahane stitched a fifty partnership. However, the men in orange found a way back into the match as they picked up wickets regularly.
Skipper Rahane was the lone hope for the hosts but Kane Williamson and Co. held their nerves to continue their winning run.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to SRH’s win over RR:
— Rajeev Shukla (@ShuklaRajiv) April 29, 2018
Not Once, Not Twice but Thrice!!! The @SunRisers bowlers have been defending targets with ridiculous ease. When the fielding unit steps up to back and compliment the bowling front results tend to work your way. Brilliant!! #RRvSRH
— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) April 29, 2018
Yes we are no 1 🕺🏻🎤 @SunRisers @Redfmhyderabad 😍🙏🏻
— RJ Chaitu (@RJChaitu) April 29, 2018
— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) April 29, 2018
Another clinical performance by the bowlers. Good to keep the momentum going. Good knocks by Alex Hales and Kane. Hope to carry on this momentum which is so important in this format. #SRHvRR
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) April 29, 2018
Really enjoyed my first taste of the IPL! Nice to put on a partnership with Kane and then our bowling were outstanding yet again defending the total. 6 from 8 and in a great position! #orangearmy @SunRisers
— Alex Hales (@AlexHales1) April 29, 2018
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 29, 2018
If Defending a low score is a Art den #Srh team is Picasso of it..
What a team it has Become…. Take a bow team #Hyderabad….
— Rohit Jaiswal (@rohitjswl01) April 29, 2018
— Mel 'MJ' Jones (@meljones_33) April 29, 2018
SRH last 3 games
Scored 118 and defended
Scored 132 and defended
Scored 151 and defended
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) April 29, 2018
Rahane is the first opener to have 2 unbeaten 50+ scores in unsuccessful chases in IPL.
He scored 84* (63/9 v DD in a chase of 153 and lost by 1 run in 2012 and 65* off 53 today in chase of 152 and lost by 11 runs.#RRvSRH
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) April 29, 2018
This SRH bowling unit is inculcating some bad habits in their batsmen. Don't matter what you score, we got it 😉😄👏👏#VivoIPL
— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) April 29, 2018
I love Ajinkya Rahane, but if you bat through chasing 151, you ought to take your side over the line. 65 not out off 53 balls isn't good enough in T20
— Sambit Bal (@sambitbal) April 29, 2018
Ajinkya Rahane practicing for the England test matches already. What dedication. #IPL
— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) April 29, 2018
You know whats the biggest scam ever in india……
"Ajinkya Rahane as aT20 player…."
— Bhosale Shashikant (@Bhosale_shashi) April 29, 2018
— Gaurav Pathak (@itsGauravPathak) April 29, 2018