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IPL: Shane Watson just misses out on century but Rajasthan Royals still triumph

Shane Watson's 98 not out leads the Rajasthan Royals to an eight-wicket win with 13 balls left over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League.

Shane Watson's 98 not out helped the Rasjasthan Royals chase down Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Shane Watson's 98 not out helped the Rasjasthan Royals chase down Sunrisers Hyderabad.

HYDERABAD 144-9

RAJASTHAN 146-2

Rajasthan Royals won by eight wickets with 13 balls remaining

Toss Hyderabad, chose to bat


Hyderabad Sammy 60, Mishra 21, Steyn 18

Rajasthan Watson 98no, Dravid 36

Man of the match
Shane Watson (Rajasthan Royals)

 

Shane Watson led the charge as Rajasthan Royals chased down the target set by Sunrisers Hyderabad in Jaipur on Saturday in an Indian Premier League match.

The visitors opted to bat after winning the toss and that looked like a terrible decision as their top order was ripped apart.

James Faulkner took three wickets as the top six were all gone for 29 off 37 balls, before Darren Sammy finally settled the ship.

The West Indies all-rounder's 60 helped Hyderabad to a semi-respectable 144-9.

However, despite the early loss of Ajinkya Rahane for 1, Rajasthan's Watson struck an unbeaten 98 and crossed the line with 13 balls to spare, with Rahul Dravid chipping in with 36.

 

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