The hosts Sunrisers Hyderabad had the last laugh beating Rajasthan Royals in a high-scoring encounter at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. The Sunrisers chased down 199 runs set by Rajasthan with six balls to spare.

Chasing a massive target of 199 runs, David Warner started in the fifth gear itself. The southpaw smacked everything that came towards him while Jonny Bairstow played second fiddle and mostly relied on ones and two’s. In that process, Warner has struck a 29-ball fifty and been finding boundaries on both sides of the ground. Rajasthan Royals were guilty of being too straight initially but have been unable to contain him even after correcting their lines. The Australia batsman single-handedly powered Hyderabad to 69 at the end of the powerplays.

IPL 2019: Match 8, SRH vs RR - Twitter Erupts as Sunrisers Hyderabad Chase 199 Runs Comprehensively 1

They soon reached the 100-run mark before Ben Stokes got the wicket of David Warner (69). The southpaw tried to hook the ball only finding the top-edge to Dhawal Kulkarni at the fine-leg. Vijay Shankar picked up exactly where Warner and Bairstow left, but a stunning over from Shreyas Gopal brought the visitors back in the game. However, Yusuf Pathan and Rashid Khan kept nerves to guide the hosts home with one to go.

Samson scores the first hundred of IPL 12

Meanwhile, Sunrisers Hyderabad started well with Kane Williamson and Rashid Khan plotting Jos Buttler’s wicket after Rajasthan Royals opted to bat first. But after that, it was carnage with a touch of elegance from skipper Ajinkya Rahane and Sanju Samson. Rahane and Samson stitched a 100+ stand with both getting to their respective milestones, but the latter kept going and brought up his 2nd IPL ton. Although Samson lost his partner in the middle, that didn’t deter him from bringing the first century of the season.

Sanju Samson, Virender Sehwa | Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad |

Sanju Samson was class apart as he tore apart arguably the best bowling attack in the tournament. He smacked Bhuvneshwar Kumar – India’s best in the limited overs format, for 24 runs in one over to stamp his authority. The talented batsman from Kerala remained unbeaten on 102 runs including ten fours and four sixes as Rajasthan posted 198 runs on the board.

However, Samson’s outstanding innings went in vain as the bowlers failed to rise up to defend the target.

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