Beat SRH in first of their four back-to-back away matches as champs look to keep campaign alive.
Rayudu still believes the team has a chance to make the semifinals if it raises its performance by a few notches.
R Ashwin scored 46 runs, off 57 balls, with six fours and two sixes.
The only surprise decision came from Kings XI Punjab who retained the uncapped Manan Vohra.
Sachin Tendulkar personally approached Ambati Rayudu and gave him a piece of his mind.
Pacer Ishant Sharma,who has been struggling for form,was retained in both the squads.
Sharma’s career got a new lease of life after Dhoni experimented and made him an opener.
The India A tour of South Africa ended on a disappointing note with Cheteshwar Pujara led side losing the second Test by 121 runs on Tuesday.
Rahane’s dismissal triggered the collapse as the tailenders caved in meekly.
Chasing 299 vs Aus A,India A collapse from 283/4 to lose by 7 runs.
Four-nil ahead going into the final ODI against Zimbabwe,India were expected to provide off-spinning all-rounder Parvez Rasool an opportunity
Kohli scored a magnificent hundred in India’s six-wicket win over the hosts.
Virat Kohli took centrestage as India successfully chased 229 in the opening ODI against Zimbabwe.
A victory will keep India alive in the competition. Their defeat would send the hosts into the final.
India are to take on Sri Lanka tomorrow at Sabina Park.