In pics: Rajasthan Royals v Sunrisers Hyderabad, Eliminator, IPL 6
After winning the toss and opting to bat first, Hyderabad lost two early wickets with Vikramjeet Malik, playing only his 2nd match of IPL 6, taking wickets of Parthiv Patel (1) and Hanuma Vihari (1) early. (BCCI Images)
Shikhar Dhawan (33) and Cameron White (31) then put on a 52-run stand to steady the Hyderabad innings before White departed in the 11th over with Siddarth Trivedi taking the wicket. (BCCI Images)
Darren Sammy scored a breezy 21-ball 29 to boost the Sunrisers Hyderabad innings to 132 for 7 in 20 overs on a tricky Kotla track.
Rajasthan bowlers bowled well with Siddarth Trivedi putting in another miserly spell taking a wicket at an economy of 4.25. James Faulkner and Shane Watson too got one wicket apiece.
Chasing 133 to win, Rajasthan lost Rahul Dravid for 12 in the 2nd over with Ishant Sharma taking the wicket.
Ajinkya Rahane (18) and Shane Watson (24) then combined for 37-run stand in 4.4 overs which was broken by Karan Sharma in the 7th over.
Rajasthan stuttered in the middle losing three wicket for just seven runs with Darren Sammy picking up two.
Brad Hodge then compiled a 45-run stand with Sanju Samson (10) and an unbeaten 33 runs partnership with James Faulkner (11*) en route to his 54 not out taking Rajasthan home in the run chase.