Ajinkya Rahane is named Man of the Match for his anchoring knock of 59. That is all from us for the day. A couple of contrasting games today. Tomorrow is another round of double-headers where Bangalore will play Mumbai first at 1600 IST followed by Kolkata against Delhi at 2000 IST. Both these games will be played in Dubai. Till then, it's goodbye!
Stuart Binny however, held fort and saw Rajasthan through along with Faulkner as they got home in the final over. Hyderabad were brilliant with the ball as all bowlers came to the party except for Sammy who looked ordinary. A winning start for Rajasthan but plenty to ponder for Hyderabad.
A win for Rajasthan but by no means was it easy. They were made to work hard for it but got over the line just in time. In the end, 133 was just not enough for Hyderabad though one must credit them for the fight they showed. Rajasthan got off to a bad start as they lost three quick wickets early thanks to the pacers. Ajinkya Rahane and Stuart Binny, then got together and anchored them towards the target but Rahane fell just when he looked as if he will take them through with ease and that triggered another mini-collapse that allowed Hyderabad to come back into the game.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to James Faulkner
FOUR! Faulkner ends it in style! A full toss outside off, Faulkner slices it past point for a boundary that takes Rajasthan over the line. RAJASTHAN WIN BY 4 WICKETS.
FOUR! What a shot! Half-volley outside off, Faulkner leans forward and thrashes it through the covers for a boundary, 3 off 4 now.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Stuart Binny
In the block-hole, Binny squeezes it through point for a single, 7 off 5.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to bowl the last over.
Dale Steyn to Stuart Binny
That ball has taken the inside edge of the batsman and thudded into his pads. The batsmen have run through for a single. 8 NEEDED OFF THE LAST OVER.
Dug in short outside off, Binny goes for a flat batted shot but misses.
FOUR! Brilliant shot but you have to say that is poor bowling! Short and wide outside off, Binny camps back and slaps it hard through point, 9 NEEDED OFF 8.
James Faulkner has made his way to the middle. He won't be facing Steyn as the batsmen crossed over.
Dale Steyn to Rajat Bhatia
OUT! Crucial wicket! Another length ball on off, Bhatia takes the aerial route down the ground and connects but not well enough, Finch at long on runs in, the ball dips on him but he does well to get his fingers under it and take it, the umpires check with the third umpire if it's taken cleanly or not, the replays confirm the clarity of the catch and Bhatia has to go back, 13 NEEDED OFF 9.
Short and wide outside off, Bhatia goes after it but fails to connect.
FOUR! Smashed away! A length ball at this stage, Bhatia makes full use of it as he slaps it over mid on and finds the fence, 13 NEEDED OFF 11.
Amit Mishra to Stuart Binny
The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. They manage to come back for the second. 17 OFF 12.
FOUR! Much needed! Straying down leg, Binny sweeps and sweeps well past deep square leg for a boundary.
A surprising move! Rajat Bhatia comes out to bat ahead of James Faulkner.
Amit Mishra to Brad Hodge
OUT! The pressure has paid off! Flighted on middle, Hodge sits down for a slog sweep but fails to get a decent connection, ends up hitting it straight down to Darren Sammy at deep mid-wicket for an easy catch. Could there be another twist here? 23 OFF 14.
A flatter googly well outside off, spins back and keeps a tad low, Hodge goes for a cut but misses.
A googly on middle, Hodge picks it and defends.