Rajasthan Royals (RR) defeated SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 5 wickets thanks to the mach winning knock by Rahul Tewatia in the 26th match of the 13th season of IPL. In the match played in Dubai, Hyderabad won the toss and chose to bat first and gave a target of 159 runs. In reply, Rajasthan scored 163 runs for 5 wickets. In the last 5 overs, Rajasthan batsmen Rahul Tewatia and Riyan Parag scored 69 runs to snatch victory from Hyderabad. Rahul Tewatia scored 45 runs off 28 deliveries and Ryan Parag scored 42 runs off 26 deliveries.
Tewatia hits 4 fours and 2 sixes in his 45 run innings whereas Riyan Parag hits 2 fours and 2 sixes in his 26 balls innings.
Match-Winning Partnership Between Parag-Tewatia
Parag and Tewatia shared an unbeaten 85-run partnership for the sixth wicket. It is the second-largest match-winning partnership for the 6th wicket. The first number is Ambati Rayudu and Kieron Pollard, who had an unbeaten 122-run partnership against Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2012. Earlier, Tewatia had played this type of match-winning innings against Kings XI Punjab.
Stokes-Smith Back to Pavilion Early
Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Ben Stokes, playing his first match of the season, could not do anything special. He started the innings with Jos Buttler. Stokes managed to score only 5 runs and was dismissed by Khalil Ahmed. Captain Steve Smith was run out after scoring 5 runs.
Hyderabad Took The Most Wickets in The Power-Play
Hyderabad bowlers bowled out 3 batsmen in the power-play in this match. With this, Hyderabad has become the highest wicket-taking team during the power-play in the season. After this, Kings XI Punjab took 11, Delhi Capitals 10, Royal Challengers Bangalore 8 and Chennai Super Kings 6 wickets.
Rajasthan Royals Scored 158 For 4 Wickets
Hyderabad scored 158 for 4 wickets. Kane Williamson and Priyam Garg scored 35 runs in the last 2 overs to take the team score to 150 runs. Priyam was run out after scoring 15 runs off 8 deliveries. Kane Williamson was 22 not out off 12 deliveries. Rajasthan’s Jofra Archer, Karthik Tyagi and Jaydev Unadkat got 1-1 wickets.
Warner-Manish Had a 73-Run Partnership
Hyderabad skipper David Warner and Manish Pandey made a 73-run partnership for the second wicket. Jofra Archer broke this partnership which was dangerous for Rajasthan. Archer bowled Warner at a score of 48 runs and thus Warner missed his fifty by 2 runs. Manish Pandey smashed fantastic 54 runs off 44 deliveries with the help of 2 fours and 3 sixes. He was dismissed by Jaydev Unadkat.
Manish Pandey’s 3000 Runs in IPL
Hyderabad batsman Manish Pandey completed his 3000 runs in the IPL. He is the 16th player to do so. He set this record in 127 innings of 137 matches. Manish has scored a century and 17 half-centuries in the IPL history.
Hyderabad’s Third Lowest Score in Power-Play
SRH’s start was nothing special. Opener Johnny Bairstow was out for 16 runs. He was out on Karthik Tyagi’s ball. The team scored 26 runs for one wicket in the initial 6 overs. Earlier in 2013, Hyderabad scored 25 for one wicket against Pune Warriors India and 21 for one wicket against Rajasthan Royals.
Man of The Match
Rahul Tewatia was awarded Man of the Match for his match-winning knock of 45 runs off 28 deliveries with the help of 4 fours and 2 sixes.
Changes in Playing XI
All-rounder Ben Stokes was in the team in place of Andrew Tye. Robin Uthappa, Ryan Parag and Jaydev Unadkat were included in the squad replacing Yashasvi Jaiswal, Mahipal Lomror and Varun Aaron. At the same time, Vijay Shankar was included in the team in place of Abdul Samad in Hyderabad.
SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH)
D Warner (c), J Bairstow (wk), M Pandey, K Williamson, P Garg, A Sharma, V Shankar, R Khan, S Sharma, K Ahmed, T Natarajan
Rajasthan Royals (RR)
J Buttler (wk), S Smith (c), S Samson, R Uthappa, R Parag, B Stokes, R Tewatia, J Archer, S Gopal, K Tyagi, J Unadkat