Rajasthan Royals overcame Sunrisers Hyderabad by seven wickets at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium on Saturday. After this win, the Royals have now jumped to the sixth position. They have also successfully avenged their reverse fixture loss against SRH. Like all the games, even this game had its fair share of memorable moments. After bamboozling world-class batsmen Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, leg-spinner Shreyas Gopal added yet another feather in his cap by deceiving the SRH skipper Kane Williamson with his 'wrong'un'. Then wicket-keeper Sanju Samson showed a good presence of mind behind the stumps to get rid of a well set Manish Pandey who was threatening to take the 'Orange Army' to a big score. However, apart from these moments, there was yet another moment which involved some good co-ordination skills.
This moment belonged to Jaydev Unadkat. It happened in the 17th over of Hyderabad's innings which was bowled by the left-arm medium pacer and the hard-hitting batsman Deepak Hooda was on strike. On the second ball of that over, Unadkat bowled a slower delivery outside the off stump as Hooda looked to flick the ball for a single. The ball took a leading edge and when it appeared that it would go over the bowler's head, the 27-year old timed his jump perfectly and took a one-handed catch.
Unadkat was all pumped up as his team-mates joined him for the celebrations while Hooda was dismissed for a golden duck. Unadkat finished his spell with figures of 2/26 in his four overs at an economy of 6.50. He was adjudged 'Man of the Match' for his impressive bowling performance.
The video of this spectacular catch was posted on Twitter. Take a look.
The 'Orange Army were invited to bat first after RR skipper Steve Smith had won the toss. David Warner and Manish Pandey added 75 runs for the second wicket after skipper Kane Williamson was dismissed early. Pandey anchored SRH's innings by scoring a splendid 36-ball 61 at a strike rate of 169.44 which included nine boundaries. In the end, Rashid Khan played an important cameo of an 8-ball 17 and Hyderabad got to a decent total of 160/8 in their 20 overs.
In reply, the Royals had no problems in the run chase as Ajinkya Rahane and Liam Livingstone added 78 runs for the opening wicket. Sanju Samson and Ashton Turner added finishing touches as the hosts reached the target with five balls to spare.