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Sunrisers Hyderabad 158/4 (20 ov)
Rajasthan Royals 163/5 (19.5 ov)
Rajasthan Royals won by 5 wickets
Player of the match: Rahul Tewatia
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Rajasthan Royals defeat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 5 wickets!

Rajasthan Royals were up against the wall from the start of their chase today having lost the key trio of Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Steve Smith within the first five overs of the innings. Sanju Samson and Robin Uthappa steadied the ship for a while after the earlier onslaught from the SRH bowlers but the runs were tough to come on the Dubai pitch. Rashid Khan and Khaleel Ahmed were attacking the stumps and had been rewarded with a couple of wickets in the match for their disciplined bowling. 

The middle order pair of Riyan Parag and Rahul Tewatia had the task of taking the RR side home in the final eight overs with 80 runs to chase down. They continued to rotate the strike well in hopes of the attacking the loose deliveries and were finally rewarded when they went after Sandeep Sharma in the 17th over of the chase. Rashid Khan was hit for three fours in a row allowing the RR batsmen to step the pressure onf the SRH bowlers. Natarajan, who had been fairly tight with his bowling was hit for 14 runs in the penultimate over meaning Khaleel Ahmed had to defend 8 overs in the final over.

After scoring on every delivery and needing two runs in two balls, Riyan Parag smashed Ahmed for a maximum to seal the win for the Rajasthan Royals bringing an end to their streak of four losses and get the third win on the board. 

With that exciting end to the match, the first clash of the double header Sunday comes to an end as the action continues in the IPL 2020. Stay tuned to Sportskeeda for all the IPL 2020 coverage.

This is me, Gaurav Kadam and my colleague, Prashanth Satish signing off for the day! Stay safe and enjoy the cricketing action!
RR win the match by 5 wickets!

Khaleel Ahmed came in for the final over of the match with eight overs to defend against Riyan Parag and Rahul Tewatia.The pair did well to keep the pressure on the bowler scoring on every delivery and Parag ended things with a six off the 5th delivery to win it for RR!
19.5 Khaleel Ahmed to Riyan Parag, SIX! Full-toss outside off-stump and Parag slaps it over extra cover to seal a memorable win for RR. What an end to the chase by the two men Riyan Parag and Rahul Tewatia who stole a win from SRH who lost the plot in the final three overs.
19.4 Khaleel Ahmed to Rahul Tewatia, length ball outside off-stump and Tewatia pulls it away to long-on for a single. Parag is on strike now!
19.3 Khaleel Ahmed to Rahul Tewatia, full-length ball outside off-stump and Tewatia heaves it away to deep square-leg for a couple of runs. Misfield from Vijay Shankar there allows the pair to come back for the second run!
19.2 Khaleel Ahmed to Riyan Parag, full-toss on off-stump and Parag can't get good timing as he gets a single down the ground. The tension is on the rise here!
19.1 Khaleel Ahmed to Riyan Parag, good-length ball slapped back over the bowler for a couple of runs. Good running from the batsmen there as the drama continues in Dubai!
T Natarajan is in for the important 19th over for SRH. After a couple of good singles, he concedes a boundary when he overdoes the yorker converting it into a full-toss. A big six to follow that up as Tewatia smashed it over fine leg to turn the pressure around on the bowler.14 runs scored off the over as RR need 8 runs to win now!
Over: 19 | Summary: 1 1 4 6 1 1 Bowler: T Natarajan Score: 151/4
18.6 T Natarajan to Riyan Parag, full-length ball outside off-stump and Parag carves it away to sweeper covers for a single.
18.5 T Natarajan to Rahul Tewatia, full-length ball outside off-stump and Tewatia plays it away to sweeper cover for a single this time.
18.4 T Natarajan to Rahul Tewatia, SIX! Full-toss on leg-stump and Tewatia moves across the stumps and uses the pace to send it over the fine-leg boundary for a maximum. That could win it for RR! What a hit at such a crucial juncture!
18.3 T Natarajan to Rahul Tewatia, FOUR! Full-length ball and Tewatia makes room and carves it through the gap past mid-off to get a boundary. David Warner attempted a great dive but missed the ball and it runs away to the rope!
18.2 T Natarajan to Riyan Parag, full-length ball on stump line and Parag can only get it away to the fielder at long-off for a single.
18.1 T Natarajan to Rahul Tewatia, full-length ball outside off-stump and Tewatia gets it away to sweeper cover for just a single.
Rashid Khan comes in from the crucial 18th over. Rahul Tewatia takes him on and hits him for three consecutive boundaries off the reverse hit to up the pressure in the chase on the bowling side! 14 runs scordd off that Rashid Khan over!

RR need 22 runs in 12 balls now!
Over: 18 | Summary: 1 4 4 4 0 1lb Bowler: Rashid Khan Score: 137/4
17.6 Rashid Khan to Rahul Tewatia, length ball gets the thigh pads on to fine-leg for a leg-bye to end the over. Great over for the chasing side as they have added 18 runs!
17.5 Rashid Khan to Rahul Tewatia, length ball that gets the inside edge of Tewatia onto the keeper gets the pads of Bairstow and hits the stumps and the bails refuse to come out. Absolute Drama!
17.4 Rashid Khan to Rahul Tewatia, FOUR! Full-length ball outside off-stump and Tewatia gets nice contact on that to send it to the extra cover boundary this time. That's three in a row! What a display of exciting batting here from the RR all-rounder!
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