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Rajasthan Royals win by 4 wickets

Rajasthan vs Hyderabad

IPL: Rajasthan Royals knock out Sunrisers Hyderabad

Brad Hodge: Rajasthan Royals batsman steered side to victory in final over

Darren Sammy: Sunrisers Hyderabad seamer was hit for successive sixes to seal side's fate

Brad Hodge hit 54 not out off 29 balls to see Rajasthan Royals to a four-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League play-off eliminator at Feroz Shah Kotla.

Set a target of 133, the Royals slipped to 57-5 midway through the run chase before Hodge blasted them over the winning line with four balls to spare.

The veteran Australian's innings contained two fours and five sixes. With 10 required from the final over he dispatched back-to-back maximums off Darren Sammy's bowling to finish the game in style.

The Sunrisers had earlier made 132-7 after opting to bat first. Shikhar Dhawan (33), Cameron White (31) and Sammy (29) were the main contributors.

The Royals advance to face Mumbai Indians at Eden Gardens on Friday. The winner will play Chennai Super Kings in the final at the same venue on Sunday.

Match Details

22nd May 2013
Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and elected to bat.
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
S S, R J Rodney
TV Umpire
N J Nigel
Match Referee
R S Roshan
Reserve Umpire

rajasthan BATTING CARD

Batsman R
R.S. Dravid c Sharma b Sharma 12
A.M. Rahane c&b Mishra 18
S.R. Watson c Sammy b Sharma 24
D.H. Yagnik b Sammy 0
S.T.R. Binny b Sammy 2
S.V. Samson lbw Steyn 10
B.J. Hodge Not out 54
Extras 4w, 4
Total 19.2 Overs 135 - 6
Full Batting Card

hyderabad BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
D.W. Steyn 4 0 23 1
I. Sharma 3 0 31 1
N.L.T.C. Perera 3 0 14 0
I. Sharma 3 0 31 1
D.J.G. Sammy 3.2 0 27 2
A. Mishra 4 1 16 1
Full Bowling Card