Rajasthan Royals scripted another emphatic turnaround courtesy Rahul Tewatia and Riyan Parag against Sunrisers Hyderabad to end their four-match losing streak. Meanwhile, all was not well at the end as Tewatia got engaged in an ugly fight with Khaleel Ahmed.
Chasing 159 runs, Rajasthan Royals were on the verge of their fifth consecutive defeats. All top guns were back in the hut with the Royals reeling at 78 for five. But Rahul Tewatia and young Riyan Parag shaped up the run chase brilliantly to take their side home.
They added 85 runs for the sixth with Tewatia chipping in with 45 off 28 while Parag contributed 42 to earn the two crucial points. They didn’t even spare Rashid Khan today with Rahul Tewatia smashing a hat-trick of fours in an over which defined the outcome of this game.
Rahul Tewatia and Khaleel Ahmed involved in a fight
Meanwhile, an uncalled fight broke out between Tewatia and Hyderabad fast bowler Khaleel Ahmed at the end of the game. It all started during the last over of the match. Khaleel Ahmed, who was under pressure tried to sledge Rahul Tewatia.
However, Tewatia responded only after securing his side’s victory. Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner had to step in an attempt to calm Tewatia down. Meanwhile, Khaleel Ahmed also made peace with an arm around his shoulder as they went back to the dressing room. All sorted out in the end which is good to see, especially after the fantastic game we’ve had.
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Meanwhile, batting first, Sunrisers Hyderabad could only manage 158 runs thanks to late cameos from Kane Williamson and Priyam Garg. At one point, it looked like they won’t cross the 150-run mark but they took 35 off the last two over to post 158 but it was not enough in the end.