Rajasthan Royal's bowling too had minimal impact as SRH found it too easy.
With both teams looking to get their first win on board, there could not be a bigger motivation to produce a complete game of cricket.
Another good news for DD is that they will welcome Glenn Maxwell's return to the squad after missing the first game as he was in Australia, attending his good friend Aaron Finch's wedding. Rajasthan lost the toss and was put to bat first. He dismissed D'Arcy Short with a direct hit run out, then took a tricky catch to remove the unsafe Ben Stokes. But it was thanks to wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson's knock of 49 off 42 deliveries that gave the Royals total some respectability.
Only three others managed to reach double-digit scores. So, by playing 20 overs Rajasthan Royals scored only 125 runs by losing 9 wickets. For the Sunrisers, Siddharth Kaul and Shakib Al Hasan bagged two wickets each. A miserly Rashid, who has got the second-best economy rate of 4.89 between overs 6-15 - behind Mustafizur Rahman's 4.66 - since 2015, finished with one for 23. Afghanistan sensation Rashid Khan was brought into the attack and from ball 1, he kept the batsmen under check. Later on, Kane Williamson was made the captain of SRH while Ajinkiya Rahane will now lead RR. Samson walked in at No. 3 and began with two pleasing back-to-back boundaries off Bhuvneshwar Kumar - first a punch on the up through cover and then a wristy flick to bisect midwicket and mid-on - but couldn't quite maintain the tempo after the Powerplay that fetched 48. Dhawan was in supreme touch and never looked in any trouble throughout his 77-run innings which was adorned by 13 fours and 1 six. Their opener Shikhar Dhawan remained unbeaten with 77 runs so far and got the player of the match award as well. The pair cruised through the run chase, allowing Hyderabad to romp home with 25 balls to spare and 9 wickets in hand - clearly proving detractors wrong who questioned how the team would do without their charismatic captain. However, both teams will be hungry for a win in this match, especially after they lost their opening matches. "Credit to Sunrisers, but defending 126 the way our bowlers bowl, it was good to see the fast bowlers were putting in the effort but 126 was too low".
The Royals returned after a two-year ban resulting from a corruption and spot-fixing probe for their first match, sent in to bat by Kane Williamson's side and posting a respectable 1-48 from the powerplay.