Dubai, October 11
Rahul Tewatia and Riyan Parag rescued Rajasthan Royals as they eked out a five-wicket victory against Sunrisers Hyderabad to snap their four-match losing streak in the IPL here today.
Tewatia smashed an unbeaten 45 off 28 balls, while Parag made an unbeaten 42 off 26 balls as Royals overhauled the 159-run target with a ball to spare.
After Rajasthan were reduced to 78/5 in 12 overs, the two added 85 runs for the sixth wicket in eight overs. With two needed off two balls, Parag hit Khaleel Ahmed for a six over extra-cover and broke into an impromptu Bihu dance.
Earlier, Manish Pandey struck an impressive half-century to score 4/158. With the pitches getting slower by the day and stroke-making becoming increasingly difficult, Pandey struggled initially but finished with two fours and three sixes in his 54 off 44 balls. He had a partnership of 73 off 10 overs for the second wicket with skipper David Warner (48 off 38 balls).
Brief scores: SRH: 158/4 (Pandey 54, Warner 48; Archer 1/25); RR: 163/5 (Tewatia 45 *, Parag 42 *; Rashid 2/25). PTI
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