After David Warner won the toss and elected to bat first, he weathered the storm after the early dismissal of Jonny Bairstow and steadied the ship along with Manish Pandey. Both batsmen were largely circumspect and struggled to accelerate during the powerplay, and even during the middle overs to some extent.
But Warner and Pandey managed to get a few away, and Kane Williamson took on the scoring mantle after the SRH captain fell to Jofra Archer yet again. Priyam Garg contributed a few valuable runs at the end of the innings as well, taking SRH to a slightly below-par 157/5.
Pandey was the top-scorer for SRH with 54, while Jofra Archer was the pick of the RR bowlers.
RR got off to yet another horror start in the powerplay, with Ben Stokes' surprise promotion to an opening slot not going to plan. Jos Buttler and Steve Smith also fell within the first six overs once again, and a sedate partnership between Robin Uthappa and Sanju Samson was broken by Rashid Khan.
With RR struggling, Rahul Tewatia and Riyan Parag joined forces at the crease. The two uncapped Indian stars stitched together a marvellous unbeaten 85-run stand for the 6th wicket and took Steve Smith's side home in the final over. Tewatia finished on a 28-ball 45, while Parag ended his first real contribution of IPL 2020 on 42 off 26 balls.
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