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IPL PHOTOS: Bhuvneshwar's four wickets guide Hyderabad to victory

Last updated on: May 09, 2014 00:10 IST

IPL PHOTOS: Bhuvneshwar's four wickets guide Hyderabad to victory

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Pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar took four wickets to lead Sunrisers Hyderabad's superb comeback as they outclassed Rajasthan Royals by 32 runs in the 30th match of the Indian Premier League, in Ahmedabad, on Thursday.

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After being put in to bat, Hyderabad posted a modest 134 for nine in their 20 overs.

Rajasthan's batsmen struggled to come to grips with the conditions and they were bundled out for a paltry 102, with Bhuvneshwar claiming four for 14 in four overs.

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Image: Sunrisers Hyderabad players celebrate the wicket of Ajinkya Rahane
Photographs: BCCI

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Dhawan falls after good start

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Shane Watson claimed a hat-trick and and Rajat Bhatia took three wickets as Rajasthan Royals restricted Sunrisers Hyderabad to 134 for nine in their 20 overs.

Shikhar Dhawan played a positive innings of 33 from 20 balls before he was bowled by Watson in the fourth over. Hyderabad then struggled to get going after his dismissal.

Aaron Finch made nine runs before he was brilliantly caught at deep mid-wicket by Ajinkya Rahane off Rajat Bhatia, who bowled a superb spell in the middle overs as he claimed three for 23 in four overs.

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Image: Rajasthan Royals players celebrate the wicket of Aaron Finch
Photographs: BCCI

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Tambe, Bhatia dry up the runs

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Veteran Pravin Tambe did a splendid job with the ball and managed to dry up the runs in the company of Bhatia.

He claimed the big wicket of David Warner, who was stumped for six, to finish with one for 21 in four overs.

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Image: Shane Watson (left) congratulates Pravin Tambe after he dismissed David Warner
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Watson claims hat-trick

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Rajasthan captain Watson claimed a hat-trick spread over two overs to restrict Hyderabad to 134 for nine in their 20 overs.

After having taken the wicket of Dhawan with the the last ball of his first over, he returned towards the death and claimed the wickets of Moises Henriques (9) and Karn Sharma (0) to register the hat-trick, the second in a row for the Royals.

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Image: Shane Watson (right) celebrates after completing his hat-trick as Karn Sharma walks back after his dismissal
Photographs: BCCI

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Bhuvneshwar strikes in first over

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Bhuvneshwar struck in the very first over the innings when he got the wicket of the in-form Rahane, who was caught at point for a duck.

Karun Nair was caught behind for 12 as Rajasthan slipped to 27 for two after four overs.

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Image: Bhuvneshwar Kumar celebrates the wicket of Ajinkya Rahane
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Hyderabad win by 32 runs

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Bhuvneshwar finished off Rajasthan Royals with three wickets in his final over and was named the man of the match after finishing with splendid figures of four for 14.

Only Steven Smith managed to cross the 20-run mark for the hosts as he top scored with 22 but the rest of the batsmen struggled as Rajasthan were bowled out for 102 in 19.5 overs.

This Hyderabad's third victory in seven games as they jumped to fifth in the standings, while Rajasthan suffered their third loss in eight games but stayed in third place.


Image: Sunrisers Hyderabad players celebrate victory
Photographs: BCCI

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