SRH vs RR, IPL 2024 Qualifier 2 Live: Hyderabad Methodically Dismantle Rajasthan To Set Up Final Against KKR

SRH vs RR, IPL 2024 Qualifier 2 Live: Hyderabad Methodically Dismantle Rajasthan To Set Up Final Against KKR

In their IPL encounters, Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad have crossed paths 19 times, with the Royals emerging victorious in nine instances, while the Sunrisers claimed triumph on 10 occasions.

Rohan SenUpdated: Friday, May 24, 2024, 11:21 PM IST
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2nd Innings:

Pat Cummins, leading from the front, has struck early for Sunrisers with the wicket of Tom Kohler-Cadmore for 10. SRH will have to keep striking regularly to stand a chance of winning this match because if RR play out all 20 overs then they will surely overhaul this target if they have wickets in hand.

SunRisers Hyderabad's spinners have come to the party massively as Cummins have marshalled his troops quite well. Abhishek Sharma and Shahbaz Ahmed have spun a web around the Royals' batters to put the final spot in sight of the Orange Army.

The SunRisers eventually won by 36 runs as Dhruv Jurel's fiery half-century went in vain.

1st Innings:

The Rajasthan Royals have managed to post a par score of 175 for 9 in 20 overs after a rocky start to their innings. Heinrich Klaasen starred for SRH with 50 while Rahul Tripathi contributed with 37 crucial runs and Travis Head made 34 but the rest failed to fire against a top-notch Rajasthan bowling attack led by Trent Boult.

The New Zealand seamer grabbed 3 wickets in the powerplay while Avesh Khan took 3 in the middle and death overs to keep the opposition to a gettable total at Chepauk.

As the powerplay drew to a close, Travis Head managed to secure a couple of boundaries, providing momentum to Hyderabad's innings after Trent Boult dented them with 3 quick wickets.

Avesh Khan's opening over proved costly, conceding 13 runs. Wasting no time, Heinrich Klaasen targeted Yuzvendra Chahal. In contrast, R Ashwin maintained control, yielding just 4 runs in his over. But then Sandeep Sharma who delivered the crucial blow, claiming the significant wicket of Head for 34.

Trent Boult has dealt an early blow on Sunrisers Hyderabad with opener Abhishek Sharma's wicket in the 1st over of this Qualifier 2. He got the left-hander to play a pull shot against a short delivery which the batter mishit and got caught between point and cover on the off-side. SRH 13/1 in 1 over

Toss Update:

Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson wins the toss and elects to bowl first against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Chennai.

RR remain unchanged from their previous game. SRH have brought back Aiden Markram in their playing XI.

Pitch Report

This pitch, designated as No. 7, features black-soil characteristics and has remained untouched throughout this season. Notably, one side of the square boundary measures 61 meters, considerably shorter than its counterpart spanning 72 meters. Down the ground, the distance extends to 77 meters. Sparse grass covering leaves Matthew Hayden speculating that seamers may anticipate favorable bounce, albeit offering little for spinners. Hayden further predicts a pitch conducive to scoring between 175 to 180 runs.

SRH vs RR Preview:

The forthcoming clash between Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the Qualifier 2 of the Indian Premier League 2024 playoffs is set for Friday's showdown.

Qualifier 2 in the IPL postseason pits the triumphant side from the Eliminator match against the squad that faced defeat in Qualifier 1. The ultimate victor will vie with Kolkata Knight Riders in the impending final.

Rajasthan Royals secured their spot in this encounter by triumphing over Royal Challengers Bengaluru in the Eliminator, clinching victory by four wickets in Ahmedabad on Wednesday.

Conversely, Sunrisers Hyderabad succumbed to Kolkata Knight Riders in Qualifier 1, yielding defeat by eight wickets at the same venue on Tuesday.

Head-to-Head battle

In their IPL encounters, Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad have crossed paths 19 times, with the Royals emerging victorious in nine instances, while the Sunrisers claimed triumph on 10 occasions.

The playoff history between SRH and RR dates back to the IPL 2013 Eliminator, where RR emerged triumphant with a four-wicket win.

SRH vs RR head-to-head 19-

Sunrisers Hyderabad: 10

Rajasthan Royals: 9

Record at Chepauk

In Chepauk, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) have secured victory in one out of ten matches and faced defeat in nine encounters. Meanwhile, Rajasthan Royals (RR) boast two wins out of nine appearances at the same venue. Across all seasons of IPL qualifiers, SRH have clinched victory in five matches and suffered defeat in seven.

Squads:

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Travis Head, Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Reddy, Heinrich Klaasen(w), Abdul Samad, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pat Cummins(c), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, T Natarajan, Sanvir Singh, Umran Malik, Glenn Phillips, Washington Sundar, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Anmolpreet Singh, Upendra Yadav, Mayank Markande, Jhatavedh Subramanyan, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Marco Jansen, Akash Maharaj Singh

Rajasthan Royals: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Sanju Samson(w/c), Riyan Parag, Dhruv Jurel, Rovman Powell, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Sandeep Sharma, Avesh Khan, Nandre Burger, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Sen, Shubham Dubey, Keshav Maharaj, Donovan Ferreira, Navdeep Saini, Shimron Hetmyer, Tanush Kotian, Abid Mushtaq, Kunal Singh Rathore

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