After winning the toss Rajasthan Royals opted to bat first and finished the innings at 198-2. Ajinkya Rahane and Jos Buttler opened the batting for the men in pink. Jos Buttler was the first man to go as Rashid Khan bowled him out for 5 off 8. Sanju Samson came in and notched up a 100 run partnership with skipper Ajinkya Rahane.
Rahane was picked up by Shabhaz Nadeem after he scored a fantastic half-century. Rahane scored 49-ball 70 before he was caught by Manish Pandey at long-on. Sanju Samson smashed Hyderabad bowlers all-round the park as he scored a blistering century. Samson finished at 55-ball 102.
Ben Stokes and Sanju Samson finished the innings for Rajasthan Royals as Stokes complimented Sanju by scoring 16 off 9. Bhuveneshwar Kumar proved to be the most expensive bowler for Hyderabad as he concieved 55 runs from four overs at an economy of 13.75.
Rashid Khan and Shabhaz Nadeem were the only bowler for Sunrisers Hyderabad to pick up wickets. Both of them got one wicket each.