Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag Guide Rajasthan Royals to Thrilling Win Over Sunrisers Hyderabad; Virender Sehwag Joins Twitterati in Praising Duo for Their Sensational Knock
Tewatia smashed 45 off 28 deliveries with the help of four boundaries and two maximums while Parag scored 42 from 26 balls. Parag hit the winning runs smashing Khaleel Ahmed over extra cover to seal the win with a ball left. The match, however, looked lost for Rajasthan Royals when Rashid had Samson caught by Bairstow with the score reading 78/5.
Rahul Tewatia and Riyan Parag shared a sensational 85-run stand for the sixth wicket to steal a five-wicket win against Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2020. Tewatia and Parag joined at the crease with Rajasthan reeling at 78/5 at the end of 12 overs, Rashid Khan had just dismissed Sanju Samson and was threatening to take the game away from Rajasthan. But the pair first steadied the ship before striking it big in the final four overs. Virender Sehwag joined Twitterati in praising the young pair for their outstanding batting. .
Tewatia smashed 45 off 28 deliveries with the help of four boundaries and two maximums while Parag scored 42 from 26 balls. Parag hit the winning runs smashing Khaleel Ahmed over extra cover to seal the proceedings with a ball remaining. The match, however, looked lost for Rajasthan Royals when Rashid had Samson caught by Bairstow with the score reading 78/5.
Ben Stokes, who was playing his first game, was bowled by Khaleel and Steve Smith and Jos Buttler soon followed through. The former was run-out after a mix-up while attempting a double run. Buttler then went after edging a terrific slower delivery from Khaleel. Overs later Robin Uthappa was trapped by Rashid for his first wicket.
Virender Sehwag Praises Rahul Tewatia and Riyan Parag for Fightback
Tewatia ek Kranti hai, Bowleron ki shaanti hai. Tewatia ek Baan hai, Rajasthan ke liye Tewatia hi Praan hai.
All hail Lord Tewatia!
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 11, 2020
Rajasthan Royals Will be Dark-Horses in IPL 2020
— Ankit Barlota (@AnkitBarlota) October 11, 2020
Riyan Parag Bring Out the Bihu Dance After Hitting Winning Runs
— ಕನ್ನಡಿಗ ರಾಕೇಶ್ ಗೌಡ (@RakhiYashCult) October 11, 2020
Rahul Tewatia is A Genius
When you do it once they call it fluke, when you repeat that… You’re Genius.
— Abhijeet ♞ (@TheYorkerBall) October 11, 2020
Riyan Parag Smashes Khaleel Ahmed for a Six to Hit Winning Runs
— ℭʜᴀɪᴛʜᴜ ℜᴇᴅᴅʏ ツ (@pspkvk18) October 11, 2020
But Tewatia and Parag showed little respect to the legspinner and smashed him for 14 runs in the 18th over after taking 18 off Sandeep Sharma. Hyderabad were left to defend 21 off the final two overs. T Natarajan bowled the penultimate over and conceded 14 with Tewatia sending him to the fence twice. Rajasthan needed eight runs of the final over and Parag hit him over covers to record a third win for Rajasthan Royals.