Runs were not easy to come by for the Sunrisers batsmen from the very beginning. They were 69 for one at the halfway mark and managed to add just 64 more runs in the next 10 overs.
Dhawal Kulkarni, Kane Richardson and Rajat Bhatia took two wickets each.
Shikhar Dhawan (38) was the top scorer while David Warner chipped in with 32 runs.
Earlier, Rajasthan Royals skipper Shane Watson won the toss and elected to field against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Friday.
Sunrisers Hyderabad, led by Shikhar Dhawan, has David Warner, Darren Sammy, Amit Mishra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Dale Steyn and Ishant Sharma.
Now Rajasthan Royals, led by Shane Watson will take to batting now.