David Warner led Sunrisers Hyderabad locked their horns with the Steve Smith led Rajasthan Royals in Match number 26 in Dubai. It was a much-needed match for Rajasthan Royals after facing back-to-back four defeats.
Though, it looked like Sunrisers Hyderabad will win the match after they reduced the Royals to 75 four 5 while defending 158 runs. However, Rahul Tewatia along with his batting partner Riyan Parag changed the fate of the game as they took the game by storm. The dynamic duo formed an amazing partnership and smashed the bowlers of Surnrisers Hyderabad to all the corners.
The team needed 65 runs. In the last five overs of the game, Rahul Tewatia and Riyan Parag shifted gears. While Rahul Tewatia smashed an unbeaten 45 from 28 balls. Riyan Parag too came up with brilliant innings of 42 from 26 balls only.
Prior to that, Sunrisers posted a modest 158/4 onboard The score came on the back of brilliant innings by skipper David Warner (48 off 38) and Manish Pandey (54 off 44).
After the match, during the post-match presentation, David Warner talked about what went wrong during the match. He said:
“Couldn’t get across the line there but it happensin cricket. [Holding Rashid back] We’ve done it in the past, we’ve held him back and tr and nullify some runs, but these two played exceptionally well. Tonight we probably – we didn’t misexcute, but some of the decisions at the top of the mark weren’t there. And we probably bowled the wrong ball at the time. Lots of positives coming out and we’ll take it on to the next game.”
“We need to work out as these wickets get tired, how to bat through the first 6 and the middle, and then assess with our bowling. [Middle-overs batting] Yeah I’ve got some power there! But I’m obviously cooked in the middle. Look obviously Samad’s one of those guys. We thought bringing in Vijay today, playing in the middle and with long boundaries we thought that Vijay would probably give a bit more with the ball.”