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IPL 2020: Parag, Tewatia script remarkable win

Ben Stokes was back in action
Ben Stokes was back in action
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Rajasthan Royals pair of Riyan Parag and Rahul Tewatia held their nerves to stage a remarkable a five wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

After opting to bat, Sunrisers posted 158 for four in their 20 overs Captain David Warner (48: 38b, 3x4, 2x6) shared a 73 run second wicket stand with Manish Pandey (54: 44b, 2x4, 3x6). Pandey later continued to put the innings on track with Kane Williamson (22 n.o.). For Royals the wickets were shared around.

In their chase, Rajasthan lost wickets at regular intervals. Sanju Samson (26) held the innings for a while. Later it seemed like Rajasthan campaign went off-track. Later, Riyan Parag (42 n.o. 26b, 2x4, 2x6) added 85 runs for the sixth wicket with Rahul Tewatia (45 n.o.: 28b, 4x4, 2x6). This helped Rajasthan overhaul the target in 19.5 overs to finish on 163 for five.The wicket-takers for Hyderabad were Khaleel Ahmed (2-37) and Rashid Khan (2-25).

 Match Summary - Sunrisers Hyderabad v Rajasthan Royals, 26th Match, Indian Premier League

Sunrisers Hyderabad 158-4 (20)
Fall of wickets: 1-23 (Jonny Bairstow-4.4 ov), 2-96 (David Warner-14.4 ov), 3-122 (Manish Pandey, 17.4 ov), 4-158 (Priyam Garg, 19.6 ov)

Rajasthan Royals 163-5 (19.5)
Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Ben Stokes-1.2 ov), 2-25 (Steven Smith-3.4 ov), 3-26 (Jos Buttler-4.1 ov), 4-63 (Robin Uthappa-9.1 ov), 5-78 (Sanju Samson-11.6 ov)

Result -  Rajasthan Royals won by five wickets

Scorecard

Playing XIs

Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler (wicket-keeper), Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson, Steven Smith (captain), Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi

Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (captain), Jonny Bairstow (wicket-keeper), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, T Natarajan, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma 

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