In a virtual do or die game Rajasthan Royals ended up on a modest 154 after the end of their 20 overs against 2016 champions Sunrisers Hyderabad. The Royals batsmen struggled throughout the first innings with Ben Stokes unable to come with grasp of the pitch. In the end some lusty blows by Jofra Archer helped Steve Smith's team reach a formidable total. The Jaipur franchise lost wickets in heaps resulting in lesser partnerships between their batsman.
Earlier, David Warner-led Sunrisers Hyderabad Sunrisers won the toss and elected to field first against Rajasthan Royals in the 40th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 at Dubai International Stadium. Sunrisers are without Kane Williamson whose replacement Jason Holder was the pick of the bowlers. Both sides will try out their luck for the sake of playoff ticket. RR are placed sixth on the points table with 8 points and are coming into the contest after thumping Chennai Super Kings by 7 wickets. SRH are 7th placed and have faced three straight losses to their credit.