Shikhar Dhawan's unbeaten 77 helps Sunrisers Hyderabad crush Rajasthan Royals

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Barring Sanju Samson's 42-ball 49, there was little of note from the top order.

Rajasthan Royals (RR): Ajinkya Rahane (Captain), Ben Stokes, Jaydev Unadkat, Sanju Samson, Jofra Archer, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jos Buttler, Darcy Short, Rahul Tripathi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Zahir Khan Pakteen, Ben Laughlin, Stuart Binny, Dushmantha Chameera, Anureet Singh, Aryaman Vikram Birla, Midhun S, Shreyas Gopal, Prashant Chopra, Jatin Saxena, Ankit Sharma, Mahipal Lomror.

The other way of looking at it is to just say that the Sunrisers put in a virtually flawless all-round performance.

With the likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Afghanistan sensation Rashid Khan, Siddarth Kaul and Billy Stanlake and Shakib Al Hasan all showing their mettle, SRH will take the field as favourites for this clash.

However, thanks to a match-winning knock by Dwayne Bravo, CSK somehow managed to cross the finishing line with one ball to spare. If not for the middle-order, they would have ended up with a low total. Rahane scored 13 and Short scored 4 runs only for the team. Either drop him or open with him. "Hopefully we can keep it up in the coming games as well", he concluded. The Sussex man does all three disciplines and it was a little odd he didn't play in the first match.

With their familiar foes Chennai Super Kings (CSK) back at the top of the points table followed by SRH, the Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians will know that competition in this year's IPL has started to heat up and they can not afford to lose time. Pat Cummins, who did not play the first game, has been ruled out of the tournament and will be a massive blow for Mumbai given his heroics with bat and ball in the recently concluded test series against South Africa.

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Amit Mishra - the second-highest wicket-taker in the IPL - has a fabulous record against RR (26 wickets in 16 matches at an average of 16.38) and he will be expected to add to his tally.

What they didn't do was bowl particularly well. So, they were suspended for two seasons from IPL.

Dhawan successfully scores 77 from 57that helped the team to beat their rival's and Williamson score 36 from 35 balls.

You could argue that Rajasthan may take some time to find their feet after being out of the competition for a couple of years but then again, this Delhi side is virtually unrecogniseable from the one from last year, too.

Rajasthan bowlers had a torrid outing as they just did not get their length right on a good Uppal track. They had a bad day at the office on Monday, the Sunrisers were brilliant and that's that, they move on. JUst four players touched the two figure runs in the match. Yusuf Pathan and Manish Pandey will are ideal in the middle order while their bowling line-up is one of the deadliest this season.

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