In match 42 of IPL 2015, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) defeated the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in a very thrilling and entertaining match at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. In what was a must win game, the Sunrisers held their own against a team that started the season well but has since struggled to register a victory and has only managed one in their last seven games. Some poor batting and bad planning amongst which was the decision to send the in form Sanju Samson at number eight in the batting order lead to the down fall of the royals in this game. One can watch the full video highlights of RR vs SRH on the official website of Star Sports here.
Sunrisers Hyderabad came into the match against the Rajasthan Royals with none of their top two bowlers in the playing XI instead playing to batsmen in the middle order. The decision paid of beautifully as the Sunrisers scored a massive 201 in their allocated 20 overs. Eoin Morgan and Shikhar Dhawan played two substantial innings of 63 and 54 respectively, helping the team to overcome the string Royals bowling.
If there was any team that could chase a total of 201, you would have to say that it would be the Royals with their strong batting line-up. But their start itself was jolted with the quick wickets of the openers among which the in form Rahane departed in the very first over itself. Steve Smith tried his level best with the bat and Sanju Samson too tried to keep the Royals in the game but on the day the Sunrises proved to be too good for the Royals.