Even a sparkling knock from captain Ajinkya Rahane couldn’t save his team Rajasthan Royals from defeat at the hands of Sunrisers Hyderabad. Rahane was still there till the end scoring 65 runs facing 53 deliveries; he hit 5 fours and a single six. Apart from the skipper, Sanju Samson held the middle order together with 40 runs in the total – in contrast to the rest of the Rajasthan Royals batting line up including high strung Ben Stokes who left the crease before adding any runs on the board.
Among the six bowlers that Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Kane Williamson used, Shakib Al Hasan went wicketless, giving away 30 runs in 4 overs.
Before that, Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and opted to bat first. They went for a moderate total at the end of the innings with skipper Kane Williamson booked the highest 63 in 43 balls hitting 7 fours and 2 sixes. While opener Alex Hales made 45, Shakib Al Hasan added a mere 6 runs.
Here is the video of Stokes’ fairplay: (source: Facebook)