Jaipur: Team Hyderabad, led by Kane Williamson, registered their second consecutive defeat against Rajasthan by seven wickets in the 45th match of the twelfth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Rajasthan Royals defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by seven wickets to end their home campaign on a winning note and theoretically keep alive their playoff chances in the ongoing Indian Premier League on Saturday.
Opting to bowl in a must-win match, Rajasthan first restricted the Sunrisers to 160 for eight and then chased down the target in 19.1 overs. By virtue of this win, Rajasthan have now moved to the sixth position in the eight-team standings with 10 points from 12 games.
But to stay in contention for a playoff berth, Rajasthan first must win their remaining two away games against Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 30 and Delhi Capitals on May 4 and then hope for favourable results from other matches.
Despite the loss, Sunrisers have managed to hold on to their fourth place in the table with 10 points from 11 games.
Rajasthan Royals: 161/3 (Samson: 48*, Shakib: 1/26) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad: 160/8 (Pandey: 61, Unadkat: 2/26) by 7 wickets.