Rajasthan Royals had concluded 7th on the points table, whilst Hyderabad finished last in the last season.
Sunrisers Hyderabad started poorly in response to Rajasthan Royals’ 210/6. Prasidh Krishna removed Kane Williamson and Rahul Tripathi easily.
Whilst Trent Boult grabbed Nicholas Pooran LBW on 0. Yuzvendra Chahal also struck in his first over eradicating Abhishek Sharma on 9(19).
In the meantime, Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal gave RR with a good start following they were invited to bat first. The duo summed 58 runs for the opening wicket prior Jaiswal was sent off by Romario Shepherd on 20(16). Umran Malik then removed Buttler on 35 off 28 balls.
Sanju Samson apace with Devdutt Padikkal appended 73(41) for the third wicket, prior Padikkal was dismissed by Malik on 41 (29).
Samson completed his half-century but was removed soon on 55(27) by Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Shimron Hetmyer then took control and played a late role of 32 in just 13 balls, assisting his team put up a challenging target for the opponent.