Rajasthan has lost its lost four matches and must be thinking to turn the table now.
SRH has won the toss and decides to bat first. Vijay Shankar comes in place of Samad. Royals have three changes in their squad. Ben Stokes comes in. Ryan Parag and Uthappa are back into the squad.
Warner and Bairstow to open the inning. Jofra to lead the pace attack once again. Two runs without a loss. Warner scored the first boundary for SRH in the fourth over. Bairstow also tried to break the shackle and scored a six but Samson ended his stay with a fine catch at deep square. The powerplay score for SRH was 26/1.
Pandey and Warner have been trying to keep the scoreboard ticking. Warner missed his fifty when Jofra bowled him in the fifteenth over. Warner goes out for 48 runs in 38 balls. Pandey has decided to accelerate and he came down to the pitch and hit Twetia for a huge six. The score at the end of the powerplay was 109/2.
Pandey completed his fifty in the seventeenth over. Unadkat removed Pandey in the eighteenth over. Jofra’a nineteenth over produced 19 runs for SRH. Jofra had bowled Priyam Garg in the free hit so it does not much for them. SRH scored 16 runs in the final over and finishes with 158/4.
Sandeep Sharma opens the attack for SRH. Ben Stokes gets played down in the second over off Khaleel. Butler scores a four and a six in the fourth over and Steve Smith gets run out in the fourth ball. Will this change the course of the event? Khaleel removed Butler in the next over. Uthappa hit a boundary and six to compensate for the loss of wicket. Natarajan bowls a maiden over. Powerplay ends for the Royals and they could score only 36/3.
RR reviews Uthappa’s wicket in the tenth over but the umpire’s decision was not favorable. And Rashid strikes. Rashid removed Samson in the twelfth over. Pressure on RR and these two young batsmen at the crease. Twetia and Parag can they pull off this chase? Let’s see what follows.
Parag has launched the attack in the sixth ball of the sixteenth over. The score becomes 105/5. 54 runs needed in the last 24 balls.
Now, Twetia shows his intent with a six off the first ball. Parag also collected two boundaries in this over and they score 18 runs in it. Twetia scored a hattrick of boundaries in Rashid’s over. This over brings 14 runs for Rajasthan. 22 runs needed in 12 balls. Both the batsmen exhibit confidence in the chase. And Royals scored 14 runs in the penultimate over. 8 runs needed in the last over. Khaleel has the bowl and Parag finishes the chase with a six. It’s a big win for them. Chances were not bright but these youngsters have done it. Parag celebrates the victory with Bihu dance.
Rahul Twetia is the Man of the Match for his score of unbeaten 45 runs in 38 balls. Parag had also scored 42 runs in 26 balls.