IPL 7: Ajinkya Rahane, Stuart Binny star in Rajasthan's thrilling win over Hyderabad

Rajasthan Royals beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by four wickets in a close final-over finish at Abu Dhabi.

updated: April 19, 2014 00:14 IST
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Abu Dhabi: A patient half-century by Ajinkya Rahane and a composed effort from Stuart Binny (48 not out) after some disciplined bowling display helped Rajasthan Royal notch up a comfortable four-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in their IPL match in Abu Dhabi on Friday. (Scorecard | Commentary | Highlights)

Rahane shared a 77-run fourth wicket partnership with Stuart Binny (48 not out) to rescue Rajasthan after they were precariously placed at 31-3 in 6.2 overs. The 25-year-old Mumbaikar hit six boundaries in his 53-ball 59-run innings to anchor the chase as Rajasthan overhauled Hyderabad's score of 133-6 with three balls to spare at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

Earlier, Rajat Bhatia (2/22), Dhawal Kulkarni (2/23), Kane Richardson (2/25) and Pravin Tambe (0/23) bowled brilliantly as Rajasthan restricted Hyderabad to 133 for 6 in their stipulated 20 overs.

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