"Across our seven home games at the Sawai Mansingh stadium, we were proud and delighted to record a total stadium attendance of close to two lakh people". While Sunrisers Hyderabad have played 10 games only and their chances of qualifying for the playoffs is still alive.
Chasing 161, Liam Livingstone (44 off 26) gave a flying start to Rajasthan's innings and Unadkat said it was pre-planned move from the team management to open with the Englishman in the absence of Jos Buttler. Williamson has found it hard to score against the Afghan spinner in the past and has scored 10 runs off 11 deliveries.
But by that time the damage had already been done for Sunrisers as Samson and Ashton Turner completed the formalities easily.
If the team management looks back, they may regret dropping Manish Pandey in the first half of the tournament.
David Warner has signed off from the IPL in swashbuckling style, blasting 81 from 56 balls to help Sunrisers Hyderabad to a 45-run victory over Kings XI Punjab. Seamers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Khaleel Ahmed have come up with modest performances and mystery spinner Rashid Khan seems to have lost his mojo when it comes to picking wickets. The pair failed to make a big impact with Williamson being the first to depart off Shreyas Gopal in the fourth over.
His elbow took a bit of pounding as he took an incredible catch running backwards to dismiss David Warner but Smith is hoping that the dive has not caused extensive damage ahead of the World Cup next month. He started opening up in the last five overs when KXIP needed 90 runs.
The IPL's top run scorer this season was unable to hit a single boundary.
Pandey made a fine 61 off 36 balls with the help of nine boundaries. Vijay Shankar (8) could not stick around as much as he would have wanted to and Varon Arron claimed his wicket.
Wickets kept on tumbling for Sunrisers after a fine first wicket stand between Warner and Pandey.
Assam's very own cricketing sensation Riyan Parag's skill was on display again on Thursday at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, where the 18-year-old scored a crucial 47 runs off just 31 balls in Rajasthan's three-wicket win over the Kolkata Knight Riders as the Rajasthan boys overhauled the target of 176 with four balls to spare.