Result
26th Match, Dubai (DSC), Oct 11 2020, Indian Premier League
158/4
(19.5/20 ov, target 159)
163/5
Royals won by 5 wickets
Player Of The Match
Rajasthan Royals
5:09
1m
• Alagappan Muthu

Rahul Tewatia and Riyan Parag star as Rajasthan Royals pull off another heist

Sunrisers bossed the game for 36 overs, and then they let it slip away

Match centre 
Scorer: Chandan Duorah
Commentator: Varun Shetty
Scorecard summary
Sunrisers Hyderabad158/4(20 overs)
Rajasthan Royals163/5(19.5 overs)

6:07pm And that is it from the first game. Head over to the other game where DC have already lost a wicket against Mumbai.

Rahul Tewatia: This was the role given to me and it was clear from a long time. I was batting well for a while and I was confident and was hitting them well when we played practice games. So it's easy when you know your role. The wickets were falling so I just wanted to hold one end up and wait for the boundary balls. I knew if I keep my self-belief and take it deep, I could pull it off. I told Riyan that the wicket was playing slow and the deeper we take it, the better our chances, even if we needed 50 off the last 4 because we have the shots. Riyan asked me what to do - I told him to respect the good balls and take singles, and I could take on the attack. Against Rashid I saw the opportunity to play the reverse sweep and took it. [The Khaleel incident] No big deal, we just got taken away in the heat of the moment.

Rahul Tewatia is the Man of the Match.

Smith: I thought Rahul and Riyan as a young kid showed great composure. Stokesy obviously didn't come off tonight. Or top four didn't fire, but today showed our depth. With Stokesy back it brings a nice balance to us. He's been impressive, hasn't he? Just thrives in pressure situations. You bring in his bowling and fielding to it and he's a terrific player for us. I don't think it was the easiest wicket and the square boundaries are quite big too. So great composure from Parag. Proud that he could come back in and score some runs straight up.

David Warner: Couldn't get across the line there but it happens in cricket. [Holding Rashid back] We've done it in the past, we've held him back and tr and nullify some runs, but these two played exceptionally well. Tonight we probably - we didn't mis-execute, but some of the decisions at the top of the mark weren't there. And we probably bowled the wrong ball at the time. Lots of positives coming out and we'll take it on to the next game. We need to work out as these wickets get tired, how to bat through the first 6 and the middle, and then assess with our bowling. [Middle-overs batting] Yeah I've got some power there! But I'm obviously cooked in the middle. Look obviously Samad's one of those guys. We thought bringing in Vijay today, playing in the middle and with long boundaries we thought that Vijay would probably give a bit more with the ball.

Riyan Parag: When Rahul bhaiyya came to bat, the motto was to take it deep. Even Rashid had one so we calculated how to take on Rashid and it worked well. I think when I went into bat after a few balls, I had a clear mind tatI wanted to go after 16 overs. I think we just wanted to target the fast bowlers because the wicket was two-paced. I'm a big dreamer, I dream of situations like this. Now it feels a lot more real to me. I love these situations, I'm there to put my hand up. That was the Bihu dance at the end, traditional dance of Assam. Some of the Assamese boys were up there in the balcony.


Bill Lee: "Varun, when you said "breaks into dance!" ... what exactly does that mean?" --- It means he danced!

Johnson : "For everyone who is thinking what was Riyan Parag dancing, that is Bihu from Assam. "

Al Pachino: "Tewatia does it again! Rashid Khan goes downthis time. Great hand from Parag too. "

Kapil Baldawa: "A perfect amawer to the likes of Smith, Buttler and Samson. If you play percentages, you still have a chance and to the great KL Rahul, this is how you finish games. Not a nurdling at run a ball in 19th over and leave it till last over"

Murtaza: "Tewatia has done a tewatia again!! Though this time the whole team was struggling to play and he just came and settled the nerves and one shot brought another and took his team home. Parag and tewatia you beauty!"

5:45pm Khaleel and Tewatia having a heated discussion. Some words were said before this ball, but it looks like Khaleel is de-escalating. I mean, Tewatia has all the bragging rights anyway.

19.5
6
Ahmed to Parag, SIX runs
pumps it over the cover boundary and breaks into dance! It's a full toss outside off, he hangs leg side of it and hammers it inside-out. The win is sealed

Another chat now between bowler and captain. And Kane Williamson. There's a short cover in place. He's around the wicket

19.4
1
Ahmed to Tewatia, 1 run
short of a good length just outside off, pulled off the front foot to long-on's left

Now midwicket comes in

19.3
2
Ahmed to Tewatia, 2 runs
good length, slower ball at off stump. Closes the face and picks this up to deep midwicket's left. Shankar had no real chance of stopping the second, and he fumbled it anyway running to his left.

Long discussion now about where to bowl. Fine leg goes back. Third man is in. Square leg is in. And cover is in. Will he dig it in short? There's a deep backward point. Confusion though. Now square leg goes to short fine and fine leg moves across to deep backward square.

19.2
1
Ahmed to Parag, 1 run
low full toss outside off, hard hands again as he looks to drive through the off side. Inside edge down to long-on
19.1
2
Ahmed to Parag, 2 runs
dragged to long-off's right. Slower ball at a good length outside off, wants to lace that through the covers but is too eager. It's cue-ended over the bowler's head though and that gives them a second
end of over 1914 runs
RR: 151/5CRR: 7.94 • RRR: 8.00 • Need 8 from 6b
Riyan Parag33 (23)
Rahul Tewatia42 (26)
T Natarajan4-1-32-0
Rashid Khan4-0-25-2

They needed 36 off three, they've managed 28 in two. Can this pair take them through with 8 to get? Partnership of 73 off 7 overs. Khaleel has had a good game so far. Can he close it out? He's around the wicket.

18.6
1
Natarajan to Parag, 1 run
low full toss outside off, goes a little too hard with the attempted drive and ends up slicing with one hand off the bat to sweeper cover
18.5
1
Natarajan to Tewatia, 1 run
low full toss outside off, into the leg side again and slices to sweeper cover
18.4
6
Natarajan to Tewatia, SIX runs
and now he lifts one over fine leg! This is genius batting from Tewatia. He is playing SRH right now, just opening up whichever side of the field that he wants. It's going to be full from Natarajan, so there is an option to walk into the off side as well and that's what he goes with this time. Picks up this low full toss from middle and gets it a long way over that fielder in the deep
18.3
4
Natarajan to Tewatia, FOUR runs
gets it past mid-off! Low full toss at leg stump, backs a long way into the leg side and opens the face. Gets this off the low part of his bat but it bounces past Warner's dive to the right
18.2
1
Natarajan to Parag, 1 run
low full toss at off stump, clears the front leg and drives to long-off's left

Win probability was 21% at the start of Rashid's over, at 52% at the start of this one

18.1
1
Natarajan to Tewatia, 1 run
low full toss on middle stump, walks into the leg side and manages to only slice this towards sweeper cover
end of over 1814 runs
RR: 137/5CRR: 7.61 • RRR: 11.00 • Need 22 from 12b
Rahul Tewatia30 (22)
Riyan Parag31 (21)
Rashid Khan4-0-25-2
Sandeep Sharma4-0-32-0

Asking rate's come down after Rashid's over. Natarajan, by far the best yorker bowler in the tournament so far, has a job to do here. He's over the wicket.

17.6
1lb
Rashid Khan to Tewatia, 1 leg bye
good length on leg stump, looks to flick and cops that on the pad. It's fine of short fine leg
17.5
Rashid Khan to Tewatia, no run
the luck's on his side as he survives both a catch behind and a stumping. Short of a length googly outside off, looks for the cut and runs straight away. Gets an outside edge that deflects off Bairstow's leg and onto the stumps. But the zing bails don't fall off
17.4
4
Rashid Khan to Tewatia, FOUR runs
now he goes over extra cover! He made them move sweeper cover to deep backward point and now he puts this full ball outside off right where that fielder might have stopped it. Just uses the angle. Remember how he struggled to get this exact angle away against Bishnoi in that famous match? He's found a way
17.3
4
Rashid Khan to Tewatia, FOUR runs
and again! Stunning attack from Tewatia. No playing Rashid out. This is a googly, good length and at middle stump. Switches again and lifts it past backward point
17.2
4
Rashid Khan to Tewatia, FOUR runs
whips it to the backward point boundary! He's switched his grip, and made full connection with this middle stump full toss to lift it over backward point
17.1
1
Rashid Khan to Parag, 1 run
good length and ripping away from off stump. Guides it to short third's left off the outside edge
end of over 1718 runs
RR: 123/5CRR: 7.23 • RRR: 12.00 • Need 36 from 18b
Riyan Parag30 (20)
Rahul Tewatia18 (17)
Sandeep Sharma4-0-32-0
Khaleel Ahmed3-0-25-2
16.6
1
Sandeep Sharma to Parag, 1 run
short at middle stump, shuffles and tucks this through vacant square leg
Best performances - batsmen
MK Pandey
54 runs (44)
2 fours
3 sixes
Control77%
Productive shot
slog shot
14 runs
1 fours
1 sixes
1170521820
DA Warner
48 runs (38)
3 fours
2 sixes
Control73%
Productive shot
cut shot
8 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
4421911710
Best performances - bowlers
Rashid Khan
O
4
M
0
R
25
W
2
Eco
6.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
KK Ahmed
O
3.5
M
0
R
37
W
2
Eco
9.65
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
TossSunrisers Hyderabad , elected to bat first
SeriesIndian Premier League 2020
Player Of The Match
Rahul Tewatia
Season2020/21
Hours of play (local time)14.00 start, First Session 14.00-15.30, Interval 15.30-15.50, Second Session 15.50-17.20
Match days11 October 2020 (20-over match)
Umpires
Yeshwant Barde
Paul Reiffel
TV Umpire
Nitin Menon
Reserve Umpire
Anil Dandekar
Match Referee
Prakash Bhatt
PointsRajasthan Royals 2, Sunrisers Hyderabad 0