Delhi, May 23 (): In the Eliminator match of the IPL 2013 match played between Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad on Wednesday, May 22 at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi, Rajasthan Royals defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians played the first play-off on May 21, Qualifier 1. Chennai Super Kings thrashed Mumbai Indians and entered directly into finals.
The second play-off was played between Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad on May 22. Rajasthan Royals defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad and RR will play Qualifier 2 against Mumbai Indians, the loser of the Qualifier 1. Sunrisers Hyderabad has lost in the eliminator match and are out of the competition.
Toss : Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and chose to bat
Hyderabad 132/7 (20.0 Ovs)
Rajasthan 135/6 (19.2 Ovs)
Rajasthan won by 4 wkts
Man of the match : BJ Hodge (Rajasthan Royals)
Chasing a target of 133, Hodge hit two consecutive sixes to finish the match with four balls remaining and ensure his team entry into the second qualifier match. Royals will meet Mumbai Indians in the second qualifier match on Friday in Kolkata.
Brad Hodge proved he is one of the best T20 cricketers in the world as he guided Rajasthan Royals to a four-wicket win single-handedly over Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Skipper Rahul Dravid (12, 3×4) started with three boundaries but he was caught out by the point fielder for a ball from Ishant Sharma.
Hodge came in at 57 for five but never looked under any kind of pressure as he hit five clean sixes apart from the couple of boundaries.
|Sunrisers Hyderabad innings (20 overs maximum)||R||B||4s||6s||SR|
|PA Patel†||c Samson b Malik||1||3||0||0||33.33|
|S Dhawan||c Trivedi b Faulkner||33||39||3||0||84.61|
|GH Vihari||c Cooper b Malik||1||8||0||0||12.50|
|CL White*||c Cooper b Trivedi||31||28||5||0||110.71|
|DJG Sammy||run out (sub [R Shukla]/†Yagnik)||29||21||0||3||138.09|
|NLTC Perera||c †Yagnik b Watson||11||6||1||1||183.33|
|BB Samantray||run out (Rahane/Faulkner)||14||11||2||0||127.27|
|KV Sharma||not out||2||2||0||0||100.00|
|DW Steyn||not out||4||2||0||0||200.00|
|Extras||(lb 2, w 4)||6|
|Total||(7 wickets; 20 overs)||132||(6.60 runs per over)|
|Did not bat A Mishra, I Sharma|
|Fall of wickets 1-2 (Patel, 0.6 ov), 2-3 (Vihari, 2.3 ov), 3-55 (White, 10.6 ov), 4-83 (Dhawan, 15.4 ov),5-111 (Sammy, 17.2 ov), 6-113 (Perera, 17.6 ov), 7-127 (Samantray, 19.3 ov)|
|Rajasthan Royals innings (target: 133 runs from 20 overs)||R||B||4s||6s||SR|
|R Dravid*||c KV Sharma b I Sharma||12||10||3||0||120.00|
|AM Rahane||c & b Mishra||18||20||0||1||90.00|
|SR Watson||c Sammy b KV Sharma||24||15||5||0||160.00|
|DH Yagnik†||b Sammy||0||4||0||0||0.00|
|STR Binny||b Sammy||2||6||0||0||33.33|
|SV Samson||lbw b Steyn||10||21||0||0||47.61|
|BJ Hodge||not out||54||29||2||5||186.20|
|JP Faulkner||not out||11||11||2||0||100.00|
|Total||(6 wickets; 19.2 overs)||135||(6.98 runs per over)|
|Did not bat K Cooper, VS Malik, SK Trivedi|
|Fall of wickets 1-13 (Dravid, 1.6 ov), 2-50 (Watson, 6.4 ov), 3-53 (Yagnik, 7.4 ov), 4-55 (Rahane, 8.2 ov),5-57 (Binny, 9.6 ov), 6-102 (Samson, 15.5 ov)|