SRH vs RR IPL Live Score 2023 Updates: RR outsmart SRH with 72-run victory

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedApr 02, 2023 19:54 IST

SRH vs RR Live Score, IPL 2023, Match 4 Updates: Rajasthan Royals crushed Sunrisers Hyderabad by 72 runs in their first match of IPL 2023 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. Follow Sportskeeda for SRH vs RR Live Score in IPL 2023


19:54 (IST)2 APR 2023

That's it from our end for SRH vs RR IPL 2023 4th match. Do tune into RCB vs MI IPL 2023 5th match live scores and update.

19:50 (IST)2 APR 2023

Jos Buttler (POTM): It is a fantastic start for us. We had a really good season last year but it counts for nothing this year. (Whether he pre-meditates stuff) Little bit, try to plan a little but also react according to the conditions and put pressure on the bowlers. (Whether he does anything differently with his pull shot off spinners) Not particularly, keep a clear mind and try to react.

19:49 (IST)2 APR 2023

Sanju Samson: Yeah absolutely. I was wondering how we will start the season, very happy. Having a bat like Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal, we can expect that with the mindset they coming in. We definitely are a very good side but you have to keep the heads down and follow the process. We know that things can turn around at any point. Wanted to finish the innings off well and feel we did pretty well. There should be strengths and there will be weaknesses too. We will find out as the tournament goes on!

19:48 (IST)2 APR 2023

Yuzvendra Chahal: The way we started, especially Jos bhai and Jaiswal, we knew 200 was a good score as it was difficult to hit when the ball gets old. I always back myself, some plans work and my plan was to bowl stump to stump. Nothing new, I back my skills, sometimes I get wickets, sometimes I don't.

19:48 (IST)2 APR 2023

Bhuvneshwar Kumar: We need to forget this performance and move on, but there's also positives that we can take from here, we pulled things back at the backend well. There was something in the wicket, when you bowl with the spinners but they batted well, it's just the first match of the season and it's a long way to go. There are South African players are coming back, we need to move forward from this match. It was a pretty good track, generally what we get in Hyderabad, we're not worried about what the wickets bring in.

19:47 (IST)2 APR 2023

Trent Boult dented early blows to SRH in a huge chase with the wickets of Abhishek Sharma and Rahul Tripathi. There was a bit of partnership between Mayank Agarwal and Harry Brook but Yuzvendra Chahal spun his web to trap SRH's middle and lower middle order wickets.  

Chahal picked 4 for 17 from four overs to send a reminder that he is the holder of the Purple Cap of the previous season. SRH were never in the chase after losing early wickets with no batter showing any intent.

There were some big shots only displayed in the last two overs when the match had already settled in Rajasthan's pocket. SRH finished at 131 for eight at the end. 

Earlier in the game, Royals top-order batters provided impetus to post a healthy total like 203/5. Jos Buttler(  (54) Yashasvi Jaiswal (54) and Sanju Samson (55)  slammed brisk fifties. 

19:26 (IST)2 APR 2023

Abdul Samad hits Navdeep Saini in final over

SIX!!! Well that is surprising that Abdul Samad hits his first boundary in the final over after playing 27 balls. Dispatched the back of a length ball from Navdeep Saini for a six. Samaad two more boundaries later in the over before Saini bowled a dot to finish the proceedings officially. Rajasthan Royals won by 72 runs to start their campaign on a high note.

SRH 131/8 (20 overs) Abdul Samad 32*; Yuzvendra Chahal 4/17

19:21 (IST)2 APR 2023

Umran Malik takes on Trent Boult

FOUR!!! Umran Malik smashed Trent Boult for a boundary while clearing the mid-off. It was followed by a hige six over deep square leg. A couple of runs were plundered to finish the over.

SRH 108/8 (19 overs)

19:16 (IST)2 APR 2023

Chahal cleans up Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Wicket!!!  A googly released from the chess master leaves Bhuvneshwar Kumar baffled. The SRH stand-in skipper went for the swing and missed it. The ball crashed into the stumps and Chahal got his fourth wicket. He's definitely going after the Purple Cap.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar 6 (10 balls) b Yuzvendra Chahal 

19:05 (IST)2 APR 2023

Wicket!!! Yuzvendra Chahal blazes all guns to defend his purple cap. Picked his third wicket of the day. Chahal bowled a flighted delivery outside the outside the off-stump as his counterpart came down the track to swing his blade but failed to connect. Samson whipped the bails to inflict the dismissal.

Adil Rashid 18 (13 balls; 1 four and 1 six) st Sanju Samson b Yuzvendra Chahal 

18:47 (IST)2 APR 2023

Rashid stuns Ashwin

SIX!!! From one spinner to another. Adil Rashid has something to showcase under his reportire. A length delivery from Ashwin and Rashid hits it straight down the ground for a maximum.

SRH 63/6 (12 overs) 

18:43 (IST)2 APR 2023

Yuzvendra Chahal ends Mayank Agarwal's knock

Wicket!!! Mayank Agarwal went on one knee for the big shot but miscued it and Jos Buttler at long-off took the catch. SRH's top run-scorer in the innings so far has to depart.

Mayank Agarwal 27 (23 balls; 3 fours) c Jos Buttler b Yuzvendra Chahal

18:29 (IST)2 APR 2023

Ashwin gets Glenn Phillips

Wicket!!! An over after Glenn Phillips smashed Jason Holder for a six, the Blackcaps batter holed out to KM Asif off R Ashwin's bowling. A big wicket for SRH and they lose their half of the side in the dressing room without crossing 50.

Glenn Phillips 8 (6 balls; 1 six) c KM Asif b Ravichandran Ashwin 

18:25 (IST)2 APR 2023

SRH lose fourth wicket

Wicket!!! Washington Sundar went for the pull against the attempted short ball from Jason Holder. Couldn't execute it in an effective manner as the ball landed safely in Shimron Hetmeyer's hands.

Washington Sundar 1 (5 balls) c Shimron Hetmyer b Jason Holder

18:17 (IST)2 APR 2023

Chahal bowls out Harry Brook

Wicket!!! Chahal kept it at short length but bowled it quick. Harry Brook failed to pick the delivery and lost his stumps as a consequence. A big wicket for Rajasthan here.

Harry Brook 13 (21 balls; 1 four) b Yuzvendra Chahal 

18:07 (IST)2 APR 2023

Agarwal finishes powerplay with a boundary

FOUR!!! Agarwal played it from inside the off-stump line against Ravichandran Ashwin and swept away to beat Yuzvendra Chahal at short fine-leg for a boundary to finish the mandatory powerplay.

SRH 30/2 (6 overs) 

18:00 (IST)2 APR 2023

Agarwal hits one straight

FOUR!!! Mayank Agarwal smashed Jason Holder for a boundary straight down the pitch with one bounce and the ball clears the ropes.

SRH 17/2 (4 overs)

17:55 (IST)2 APR 2023

Mayank Agarwal hits Trent Boult for boundary

FOUR!!! Mayank Agarwal leaned forward against Trent Boult's length ball and smashed it over covers for his first boundary in the tournament.

RR 12/2 (3 overs) 

17:54 (IST)2 APR 2023

Mayank Agarwal hits Trent Boult for boundary

FOUR!!! Mayank Agarwal leaned forward against Trent Boult's length ball and smashed it over covers for his first boundary in the tournament. 

17:47 (IST)2 APR 2023

Rahul Tripathi follows Abhishek Sharma in team dugout

Wicket!!! Another outswinger from Boult but this time kept it outside the off-stump. Rahul Tripathi came down to charge against the Kiwi bowler. Holder stretched his left-hand at wide slip to take a wonderful catch. Two wickets for SRH without opening the scoresheet.

Rahul Tripathi 0 (2 balls) c Jason Holder b Trent Boult

17:42 (IST)2 APR 2023

Boult draws first blood for Royals

Wicket!!! An outswinging yorker from Trent Boult knocked Abhishek Sharma's off-stump on the third ball of the innings

Abhishek Sharma 0 (3 balls) b Trent Boult

17:38 (IST)2 APR 2023

A rampage Jos Buttler and a fluent stroke-maker Yashasvi Jaiswal powered Rajasthan Royals to 85 runs in the powerplay. The England batter smashed seven fours and three sixes to notch up his fifty in just 20 balls. 

Buttler was dismissed by Fazlhaq Farooqi in at the end of powerplay. Sanju Samson (55) and Yashasvi Jaiswal (54) scored crucial fifties to propel Royals to 203/5. Farooqi (2/41) and T Natarajan (2/23) picke two wickets apiece while Umran Malik cleaned up Devdutt Padikkal. 

17:22 (IST)2 APR 2023

Rajasthan Royals cross 200

2, 4, 2! That's how Shimron Hetmyer played the last three balls of Fazalhaq Farooqi. A staright boundary over the bowler's head came on the penultimate over of the innings.

RR 203/5 (20 overs) Sanju Samson 55; T Natarajan 2/23

17:15 (IST)2 APR 2023

Abishek Sharma takes a stunning catch to end Samson's threat

Wicket!!! That was a spectacular catch from Abhishek Sharma. Samson pulled Natarajan's delivery and Abhishek was placed at deep mid-wicket boundary ropes. There was a great sense of judgement by the youngster. He plucked the ball near the boundary ropes with utmost balance. End of Samson's excellent knock.

Sanju Samson 55 (32 balls; three fours and four sixes)

17:09 (IST)2 APR 2023

Fifty for Sanju Samson

Samson pushed the length delivery to the covers for a single. That brought up the 18th IPL fifty for the Rajasthan Royals skipper.

RR 173/4 (17 overs)

17:04 (IST)2 APR 2023

Natarajan gets Riyan Parag

Wicket!!! A back of a length delivery from T Natarajan and Riyan Parag played it across the line and sent into the air. Farooqi takes a comfortable catch at short third.

Riyan Parag 7 (6 balls; 1 four) c Fazalhaq Farooqi b T Natarajan 

16:50 (IST)2 APR 2023

Umran Malik rattles Padikkal's stumps

Wicket!!! Umran Malik cleaned up Devdutt Padikkal as the ball skidded low to bemuse the southpaw. Not a great start for the Karnataka batter in  IPL 2023.

Devdutt Padikkal 2 (5 balls) b Umran Malik

16:47 (IST)2 APR 2023

Rajasthan Royals skipper goes for big

SIX!!! Sanju Samson continued to put the big runs on the screen despite losing Jaiswal from the other end. Used the power to its full and creamed it over the long-off for a huge maximum.

RR 141/2 (13 overs) 

16:41 (IST)2 APR 2023

Farooqi picks his second wicket as Yashasvi Jaiswal departs

Wicket!!! Jaiswal wanted to go for a big hit and pulled it straight away in the hands of Mayank Agarwal at deep mid-wicket. Fazalhaq Farooqi picked his second wicket with the dimissal of Jaiswal.

Yashasvi Jaiswal 54 (37 balls; nine fours) c Mayank Agarwal b Fazalhaq Farooqi

16:33 (IST)2 APR 2023

Fifty for Yashasvi Jaiswal

Jaiswal picked up a single on the penultimate ball of the 12th over bowled by Washington Sundar. A calculative innings from the southpaw. Attacked in the start and then became a spectator to Buttler's carnage. Jaiswal has timed his shots well and put them in gaps for boundaries.

RR 135/1 (12 overs)

16:26 (IST)2 APR 2023

Rajasthan Royals well balanced at halfway mark

FOUR!!! Jaiswal smashed Umran Malik through cover point with immense power.

Sanju Samson pulled at the last minute and got the top edge that went behind for a six.

RR 122/1 (10 overs) 

16:18 (IST)2 APR 2023

Samson smashes Umran Malik for back-to-back boundaries

FOUR!!! Sanju Samson ramped to hit over Glenn Phillips' head behind for a boundary. A pugnacious touch on the backfoot followed for successive fours in the over of Umran Malik. 

RR 105/1 (8 overs)

16:11 (IST)2 APR 2023

Jos Buttler falls after fabulous start in powerplay

Wikcet!!! Fazalhaq Farooqi cleaned up Jos Buttler on the penultimate ball of the sixth over to give SRH some respite from the hammering. Buttler was all blaze from the third over and took a series of swipes against every bowler that came in his path. He scored his fifty in just 20 balls.

Jos Buttler 54 (22 balls; seven fours and three sixes) b Fazalhaq Farooqi

16:01 (IST)2 APR 2023

Buttler does not spare Natarjan

FOUR!!! Jos Buttler has thumped T Natarajan for four boundaries in the fifth over. The Royals carnage continues with full intensity. 17 runs coming from the over.

RR 73/0 (5 overs)

15:54 (IST)2 APR 2023

Buttler rains sixes against spin

SIX!!! Not once but twice as Jos Buttler banked the opportunity on seeing Washington Sundar brought into the attack. The first two balls were dispatched into the stands before Jaiswal swept for a boundary on the penultimate ball. Another expensive over for SRH as RR plunder 19 runs from it.

RR 56/0 (4 overs)

15:47 (IST)2 APR 2023

Buttler Wallops against Bhuvneshwar Kumar for first maximum of the day

SIX!!! All that the  England batter did was just flick the ball against Bhuvneshwar's swinging delivery and cleared the fence over mid-wicket for a six. The battle is on.

Jaiswal smashed two consecutive boundaries against Bhuvneshwar later in the over as the SRH stand-in skipper conceded 17 runs from third over.

RR 37/0 (3 overs)

15:42 (IST)2 APR 2023

Yashasvi welcomes Fazalhaq Farooqi with a boundary

FOUR!!! Jaiswal found the gap between mid-wicket and mid-on with a perfectly timed flick. This came on the first ball of Fazlhaq Farooqi in IPL 2023 SRH vs RR game.

Jaiswal and Buttler picked three runs on consecutive deliveries later in the over. The left-handed batter smashed Farooqi for one more four on the penultimate ball before the Afghanistan bowler closed the over with a dot ball.

RR 20/0 (2 overs) 

15:36 (IST)2 APR 2023

Yashasvi Jaiswal hits first boundary of the game

FOUR!!! Yashasvi Jaiswal played it grounded and beat the mid-off as the ball slowly but steadily raced to the fence with the first boundary coming in SRH vs RR match.

RR 6/0 (1 over)

15:16 (IST)2 APR 2023

Harry Brook speaks ahead of the game

Harry Brook: Looking forward to it, hopefully a packed crowd tonight, it's good to be out here. I haven't played a lot of T20 cricket after the World Cup, hopefully go out there and contribute. Adil is world class, one of the best bowler in the world for a reason, he's going to be extremely good addition to this side. 

15:15 (IST)2 APR 2023

Jos Buttler speaks ahead of the game

Jos Buttler: Really good last year, it's all about starting fresh, play what's in front of us and take some confidence, very much focused for this season. Brings a good balance to the side with the bat and ball, gives various options and it gives another dynamic. Disappointing for Prasidh to be injured, it's up to other guys to grab that as an opportunity. Spin plays a prevalent part in T20 cricket, wherever you play in the world, you get to play different venues and what makes IPL special. 

15:14 (IST)2 APR 2023

SRH playing XI

Mayank Agarwal, Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Harry Brook, Washington Sundar, Glenn Phillips (wk), Adil Rashid, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (c) Umran Malik, T Natarajan, Fazalhaq Farooqi

15:11 (IST)2 APR 2023

RR playing XI

Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Jason Holder, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, KM Asif

15:08 (IST)2 APR 2023

What RR skipper said at toss?

Sanju Samson: Wicket looks to bowl and bat, we're confident to do well. Will take the positives out of the last year's IPL, it's a new season, with all the different venues, we're going to back our strengths. I'm feeling well, coming back to Jaipur means a lot for all of us. Kumar and I have a good combo, we will discuss and reach to a point to select it.

15:07 (IST)2 APR 2023

What SRH skipper said at toss?

Bhuvneshwar Kumar: We are going to bowl first. In Hyderabad, it stops a bit during afternoon games. We have got a few youngsters and overseas players who have done well for their countries. They have got new ideas, it is always good to have that. The four overseas players are Fazalhaq Farooqi, Glenn Phillips, Harry Brook and Adil Rashid

15:05 (IST)2 APR 2023

SRH wins toss

Sunrisers Hyderabad stand-in captain Bhuvneeshwar Kumar won the toss and elected to field first. England's emerging player Harry Brook will make his debut in the IPL as he was named in SRH playing XI. 

14:54 (IST)2 APR 2023

Rajasthan and Sunrisers have played 16 matches in eight seasons. Both teams have won eight times each and this will be the opportunity to outsmart one another. 

14:54 (IST)2 APR 2023

Markram replaced Kane Williamson as the skipper of the Hyderabad franchise following his success with its sister franchise Sunrisers Eastern Cape in the inaugural edition of SA20. 

However, the South African won't feature in the first game owing to national commitments. Senior pace bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar will lead SRH against Royals. 

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