Rajasthan Royals v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2014: Highlights, Scorecard, Report

Lee WalkerUK Managing EditorMay 8, 2014

Australia's Shane Watson attends a nets session in Perth, Australia, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Australia will play England in the third Ashes cricket test match Friday. (AP Photo/Theron Kirkman)
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Shane Watson took a hat-trick on Thursday, but his Rajasthan Royals team went down by 32 runs to Sunrisers Hyderabad in Ahmedabad.

The Royals, who won the toss and elected to field, restricted the visitors to 134-9 in their 20 overs as the Australian native took the 13th IPL hat-trick in history and the second of 2014.

However, Watson made just 11 with the bat as Rajasthan were dismissed for 102 in 19.5 overs at the Sardar Patel Stadium.

Watson clean-bowled his opposite number Shikhar Dhawan for 33 with the last ball of the fourth over and then returned in the 17th over to have Moises Henriques caught at long-on and Karn Sharma caught behind in consecutive balls.

Sunrisers' lower order struggled with Amit Mishra involved in a comical run out at the third attempt.

Irfan Pathan, with an unbeaten run-a-ball 21, was the only batsman outside the top four to make it into double figures.

Sunrisers Hyderabad: 134-9 (20 Overs)
Shikhar Dhawanb Shane Watson3320165.0070
Aaron Finchc Ajinkya Rahane b Rajat Bhatia91090.0010
Lokesh Rahulb Rajat Bhatia1818100.0020
Naman Ojhab Rajat Bhatia171989.4710
David Warnerst Sanju Samson b Pravin Tambe6785.7100
Moises Henriquesc Ajinkya Rahane b Shane Watson91369.2310
Irfan PathanNOT OUT2121100.0020
Karan Sharmac Sanju Samson b Shane Watson010.0000
Dale Steynrun out (Sanju Samson)98112.5010
Amit Mishrarun out (Sanju Samson)020.0000
Bhuvneshwar KumarNOT OUT010.0000
EXTRAS (w 2, b 5, lb 5)12
Kane Richardson402807.008
Dhawal Kulkarni201909.506
Shane Watson201336.507
James Faulkner402005.009
Rajat Bhatia402335.756
Pravin Tambe402115.257

However, their total soon looked a competitive one, as the hosts stuttered to 37-3 in the powerplay and then lost Watson in the first over after the lifting of the fielding restrictions.

A 37-run partnership between Stuart Binny and Steven Smith gave Rajasthan hope, but the latter was superbly run out by David Warner for 12, and the Australian became Dale Steyn’s second victim after making 22.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar dismissed James Faulkner, Rajat Bhatia and Kane Richardson in the 18th over to finish with 4-14 before Pathan sealed the victory with the penultimate delivery of the match.

Rajasthan Royals: 102 (19.5 Overs)
Ajinkya Rahanec David Warner b Bhuvneshwar Kumar030.0000
Karun Nairc Naman Ojha b Dale Steyn129133.3330
Sanju Samsonb Karan Sharma1616100.0011
Shane Watsonc Naman Ojha b Moises Henriques1110110.0010
Stuart Binnyrun out (David Warner)121963.1500
Steve Smithc Irfan Pathan b Dale Steyn223366.6600
Rajat Bhatiac David Warner b Bhuvneshwar Kumar4850.0000
James Faulknerc Aaron Finch b Bhuvneshwar Kumar4666.6600
Kane Richardsonc & b Bhuvneshwar Kumar1250.0000
Dhawal KulkarniNOT OUT76116.6610
Pravin Tambec Dale Steyn b Irfan Pathan3742.8500
EXTRAS (w 5, b 4, lb 1)10
Bhuvneshwar Kumar401443.5017
Dale Steyn403127.7511
Karan Sharma402015.006
Moises Henriques201115.505
Amit Mishra401303.2513
Irfan Pathan1.50814.364

Rajasthan remain in third place in the standings after their third loss in eight games, while Hyderabad picked up their third victory and could even up their win-loss record by beating Delhi Daredevils on Saturday.