Back on the team, Rahul Tewatia and Riyan Parag came to the party as Rajasthan Royals (RR) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and returned to winning ways at Dubai International Cricket in the 2020 Dream11 Indian Premier League (IPL) Stadium on Sunday.
SRH v RR | IPL 2020 Match 26 Highlights
At the first bowling, RR didn’t let the SRH openers – David Warner and Jonny Bairstow – fly and only conceded six runs from the first three overs. While Shreyas Gopal conceded 7 goals in the fourth game, RR dismissed Bairstow in the fifth game.
The right-hander, who hit a six over a square leg, scored another big hit, but was caught by a diving Sanju Samson when Kartik Tyagi RR broke through.
Warner and Manish Pandey pushed SRH over fifty in the tenth and partnered for the second wicket in the eleventh over fifty.
SRH wanted to improve the operation and lost Warner in the 15th after Archer disrupted the wood to fire the SRH skipper for 48.
RR almost got her third wicket in the next game, but Pandey survived when Tyagi misjudged the catch. The SRH batsman then hit a six in the same over to get into the 40s and bring SRH closer to 110.
Pandey, who had completed 3,000 IPLs earlier in the day, passed his half century in the 17th. But he departed on the next round when Jaydev Unadkat pulled out the SRH batsman for 54 with a slower delivery.
SRH scored 34 of the last two overs, with Kane Williamson hitting two sixes and Priyam Garg helping to bring his team to 158/4 after 20 overs with a six and a four.
In the chase, RR chose to open the innings with Ben Stokes, who played his first game of the season after mandatory quarantine, and Jos Buttler.
While the English all-rounder hit a four in the first run, he hacked one back on the stump in the next run when Khaleel Ahmed struck. SRH kept things tight and didn’t give in more than 14 runs in the first three overs.
While Jos Buttler hit a four and a six in the fourth over, RR lost Steve Smith to run-out in the same over. Buttler was the next man to fold on the next round when Khaleel picked his second wicket after Bairstow made a good low catch.
Robin Uthappa and Sanju Samson then merged 37 runs to bring RR to 60, but the partnership was broken over on the 10th when Rashid Khan held Uthappa at the gates.
Rashid chose his second wicket of the game when he caught Sanju Samson behind the wickets for 28 years.
RR was over at the end of the 15th 94/5 and it took some big hits to score 65 runs to score a win and Riyan Parag and Rahul Tewatia did just that.
While Riyan Parag scored a six and two fours, Tewatia hit a six as RR scored 29 runs over the next two overs.
On the 18th, Tewatia went after Rashid and hit three fours – two of which were reverse sweeps. The left-handed man also had a stroke of luck surviving a stump after the bails failed after the ball ricocheted off Bairstow’s feet and onto the stump.
RR took 24 runs from the last two overs and Rahul Tewatia took a four and a six when RR scored 14 in T Natarajan’s penultimate over bowling. It took RR 8 in the final to win the game and everything went from 2 to 2. But Riyan Parag finished the game on a six when RR claimed her third win with a ball.