Sunrisers Hyderabad's stunning bowling performance helped them beat Rajasthan Royals by a comfortable 32 runs in their Indian Premier League match at the Sardar Patel Stadium here yesterday.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar's yet another stunning show with the ball was amply supported by all the Hyderabad bowlers who ran in to bowl and this emphatic victory would galvanise the flagging spirits in the Hyderabad camp.
Earlier, Rajasthan skipper Shane Watson's superb hattrick, coupled with useful contributions from Rajat Bhatia and Pravin Tambe restricted Hyderabad to 134 for nine after they were put into bat. At that point the score looked under-par and the Rajasthan camp were delighted.
SCORES IN BRIEF
SRH: 134 for 9 in 20 overs (Dhawan 33, Pathan 21 not out, Rahul 18, Ojha 17; Watson 3-13, Bhatia 3-23)
RR: 102 all out in 19.5 overs (Smith 22, Samson 16, Nair 12, Binny 12; Kumar 4-14, Steyn 2-31)
Result: Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 32 runs.
Player-of-the-match: Bhuvneshwar Kumar.