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IPL 2018 Rajasthan Hyderabad look to overcome sudden loss of captains Smith Warner

IPL 2018 Rajasthan Hyderabad look to overcome sudden loss of captains Smith Warner

Sanju Samson did try to stabilize the Royals innings with his watchful 49 from 42 balls, but that was not enough to take his team to a fighting total.

Dhawan was supported by skipper Kane Williamson who also remained not out on 36.

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Complementing this performance was SRH's exceptional fielding who saved at least 10-15 runs; led by Captain Williamson who first ran out D'Arcy Short and then took an excellent catch of Ben Stokes. This, even as Ajinkya Rahane struggled at the other end. With Williamson, he guided his side to victory. But the problem for MI was the inconsistency in their lengths at the death overs with the likes of Mustafizur Rahman and Bumrah being tonked for sixes. However, if MI look towards their bench, they have the experienced JP Duminy, who is not just a clever batsman but can also chip in with the ball with his off-spin bowling. This pressure to hit out resulted in Stokes holing out to long-on in the next over. Since 2015, he averages 38 in the middle overs and rarely strikes in this period. It proved to be a task too steep as Buttler would chop on to Rashid's slider.

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Mumbai Indians were doing perfectly fine in their opening match against Chennai Super Kings and had the match all sealed after reducing them to the score of 84/6 while chasing 166.

The Sunrisers line up may not look the most threatening on paper, but they do manage to get the job done without much of a flourish. Dhawan's opening partner Wriddhiman Saha fell soon but the left-hander made the opportunity count and counter-attacked the Rajasthan bowlers soon after.

Sanju Samson batted well in the first half of his knock in Hyderabad before taking his foot off the accelerator; RR will be served well if he can bat in fifth gear throughout, for the team has depth in batting and can afford their batsmen to play aggressively. But most importantly, Dhawan was given a lifeline right at the top when as he was dropped at first slip by Ajinkya Rahane off Dhawal Kulkarni. "Getting a good start in the first six overs, that was the key, and we got that I always believed that it was a wicket where one big partnership or (if) one set batsman can bat through the innings that really would've helped".

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