IPL 2020, SRH vs RR highlights: Tewatia, Parag help RR win by 5 wickets

David Warner and Steve ahead of SRH vs RR match. Photo: Sportzpics for BCCI

In match 26 of Indian Premier League 2020 (IPL 2020), Rahul Tewatia's uncanny ability to win tricky games rescued Rajasthan Royals (RR) yet again as it eked out a five-wicket victory against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) to snap RR's four-match losing streak in the IPL, at Dubai International cricket stadium on Sunday.

On IPL 2020 points table, SRH remained at the fifth position while Rajasthan climbed at the sixth position.

Tewatia, who became a household name with five sixes in an over against Kings XI Punjab, smashed an unbeaten 45 off 28 balls as Royals overhauled the 159-run target with a ball to spare.

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Along with Riyan Parag (42 not out off 26 balls), Tewatia won the game in 'Royals' style keeping Steve Smith's men in the mix after RR was reduced to 78 for 5 in 12 overs.

With two needed off two balls, Parag hit Khaleel Ahmed for a six over extra cover and broke into an impromptu 'Bihu jig'. They added 85 runs for the sixth wicket in eight overs when their illustrious international stars flattered to deceive.

Tewatia brought back memories of the Sharjah night but this time it was Rashid Khan who was at receiving end in the 18th over as the left-hander struck three consecutive boundaries.

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With 22 needed off two overs, Tewatia launched into T Natarajan, who lost his length trying to bowl yorkers, for a four and a six over short fine leg that swung the match in favour of Royals.

The bizarre decision to send comeback man Ben Stokes (5) up the order didn't work too well as the slowness of the track did him in. Left-arm pacer Khaleel got one to rear up outside the off-stump but the ball came late as Stokes, shaping for a pull, played it onto his stumps.

Steve Smith (5) chanced Vijay Shankar's arm in the deep but failed in the process while Jos Buttler (16) got a delivery from Khaleel that came in after the fingers were rolled over. The inside edge was taken by a diving Jonny Bairstow as Royals were reduced to 26 for 3 inside Powerplay.

Earlier, Manish Pandey struck an impressive half-century but Rajasthan Royals restricted Sunrisers Hyderabad to 158 for 4 in stipulated overs.

With the pitches getting slower by the day and stroke-making becoming increasingly difficult, Pandey struggled initially but finished with two fours and three sixes in his 54 off 44 balls.

He had a partnership of 73 off 10 overs for the second wicket with skipper David Warner (48 off 38 balls), who also looked scratchy and struggled for timing.

Kane Williamson (22 not out off 12 balls) showed his class briefly at the end, including a one-handed straight six off Royals' best bowler Jofra Archer (1/25 in 4 overs) and ended with another off the last delivery of the penultimate over.

The young Priyam Garg (15 off 8 balls) also made a valuable little contribution in the final few overs of the innings.

It was one of the better days for Jaydev Unadkat (1/31 in 4 overs) as his variation of slower deliveries caused some trouble for the batsmen with only 26 runs coming off the Powerplay.

In all, Rajasthan bowlers managed 42 dot balls, which is seven overs without a run being scored.

Bairstow (16 off 19 balls) and Warner failed to get the ball off square and the harder they hit, the lesser distance it traversed.

Finally, Bairstow broke the shackles with a six off Kartik Tyagi but off the very next delivery, he was taken brilliantly in the deep by Sanju Samson.

Pandey and Warner then steadied the ship hitting the occasional sixes. Pandey's straight six off Shreyas Gopal's tossed up delivery was a magnificent shot.

In fact, the Sunrisers batsmen found it easier to hit sixes -- nine of them in all than the fours (only six) during their innings.

IPL 2020, Match 26: SRH vs RR full scorecard

 

 

 

SRH vs RR playing 11: SRH made one change in its playing 11 bringing in Vijay Shankar in place of Abdul Samad. Meanwhile, Rajasthan made three changes. 

RR playing 11: Jos Buttler(w), Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson, Steven Smith(c), Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi

SRH playing 11:  David Warner(c), Jonny Bairstow(w), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Vijay Shankar, Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan.

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Over 20, ball 5, RR: 163/5

Parag hits the maximum!! It's a SIX!! RR wins it by 5 wickets

Over 20, ball 4, RR: 157/5

Tewatia hits the ball to long-on for one

Over 20, ball 3, RR: 156/5

Tewatia slams the ball, gets two off it

Over 20, ball 2, RR: 154/5

Single for Parag

Over 20, ball 1, RR: 153/5

Khaleel into the attack, Parag picks two

Over 19, SRH vs RR live score: 151-5

 
 
Over Summary: 1 1 4 6 1 1 : Rajasthan Royals: 151-5
 
T Natarajan into the attack
 
Ball 6: Single
 
Ball 5: Single
 
Ball 4: SIX!! Tewatia sweeps the ball to fine-leg
 
Ball 3: FOUR!
 
Ball 2: Single
 
Ball 1: T Natarajan to Rahul Tewatia, single

Over 18, SRH vs RR live score: 137-5

 
 
Over Summary: 1 4 4 4 0 L1 : Rajasthan Royals: 137-5
 
Sandeep Sharma into the attack
 
Ball 6: Rashid Khan to Rahul Tewatia, leg byes, 1 run
 
Ball 5: No run
 
Ball 4: FOUR!
 
Ball 3: FOUR!
 
Ball 2: FOUR!
 
Ball 1: Rashid Khan to Riyan Parag, 1 run

Over 17, SRH vs RR live score: 123-5

 
Over Summary: 6 2 1 4 4 1 : Rajasthan Royals: 123-5
 
Sandeep Sharma into the attack
 
Ball 6: Single
 
Ball 5: FOUR!
 
Ball 4: FOUR!
 
Ball 3: Single
 
Ball 2: Two runs
 
Ball 1: Sandeep Sharma to Rahul Tewatia, SIX

Over 16, SRH vs RR live score: 105-5

 
 
Over Summary: 0 1 1 1 2 6 : Rajasthan Royals: 105-5
 
Khaleel into the attack
 
Ball 6: SIX!
 
Ball 5: Two runs
 
Ball 4: Single
 
Ball 3: Single
 
Ball 2: Single
 
Ball 1: Khaleel to Tewatia, no run

Over 15, SRH vs RR live score: 94-5

 
 
Over Summary: 1 1 1 1 1 1 : Rajasthan Royals: 94-5
 
T Natarajan into the attack
 
Ball 6: Single
 
Ball 5: Single
 
Ball 4: Single
 
Ball 3: Single
 
Ball 2: Single
 
Ball 1: Single

Over 14, SRH vs RR live score: 88-5

 
 
Over Summary:0 0 1 1 1 1: Rajasthan Royals: 88-5
 
Sandeep into the attack
 
Ball 6: Single
 
Ball 5: Single
 
Ball 4: Single
 
Ball 3: Single
 
Ball 2: No run
 
Ball 1: No run

Over 13, SRH vs RR live score: 84-5

 
 
Over Summary:1 0 0 1 Wd Wd 1 1: Rajasthan Royals: 84-5
 
Vijay Shankar into the attack
 
Ball 6: Single
 
Ball 5: Wide, Wide, single
 
Ball 4: Single
 
Ball 3: No run
 
Ball 2: No run
 
Ball 1: Shankar to Riyan Parag, single

Over 12, SRH vs RR live score: 78-5; Rashid scalps Samson

Over Summary: 0 2 L3 1 0 W : Rajasthan Royals: 78-5  ; Sanju Samson (26), Riyag Parag (5)

Rashid Khan continues...

Ball 6: Samson edges to keeper, GONE. Samson c Bairstow b Rashid Khan 26(25) [4s-3]
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Parag pushes towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 3: A googly from Samson beats everyone, three leg byes.
 
Ball 2: Samason collects a couple of runs towards sweeper cover.
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 11, SRH vs RR live score: 72-4

Over Summary: 1 0 1 1 1 1 : Rajasthan Royals: 72-4  ; Sanju Samson (24), Riyag Parag (4)

Shankar continues...

Ball 6: Samson flicks towards deep square leg for a single.
 
Ball 5: A single for Parag.
 
Ball 4: Samson collects a single down the ground.
 
Ball 3: A single for Parag down the ground.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Samson drives towards long-on for a single.

Over 10, SRH vs RR live score: 67-4

Over Summary: W 1 1 1 1 0 : Rajasthan Royals: 67-4  ; Sanju Samson (19), Riyag Parag (2)

Rashid Khan continues...

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5:  A single for Samson.
 
Ball 4: A single for Parag.
 
Ball 3: A single for Smason towards square leg.
 
Ball 2: Riyan Parag, right handed bat, comes to the crease and nudges the googly towards mid-wicket region for a single.
 
Ball 1: Rashid Khan traps Uthappa in front of wicket, GONE. Uthappa lbw b Rashid Khan 18(15) [4s-1 6s-1]

Over 9, SRH vs RR live score: 63-3

Over Summary: 1 2 1 2 1 4 : Rajasthan Royals: 63-3  ; Robin Uthappa (18), Sanju Samson (19)

Vijay Shankar, right-arm medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Samson cuts through backward point for FOUR.
 
Ball 5: Uthappa hits straight down the ground for a single.
 
Ball 4: Uthappa tucks towards deep square leg for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 3: Samson collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Samson drives towards deep extra cover for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 1: Uthappa works towards mid-wicket region for a single.

Over 8, SRH vs RR live score: 52-3

Over Summary: 0 1 1 1 2 0 : Rajasthan Royals: 52-3  ; Robin Uthappa (14), Sanju Samson (12)

Rashid Khan, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Samson collects a couple of run.
 
Ball 4: Uthappa collects a single
 
Ball 3: Samson collects a single.
 
Ball 2: A single for Uthappa down the ground.
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 7, SRH vs RR live score: 47-3

Over Summary: 1 4 4 1 0 1 : Rajasthan Royals: 47-3  ; Robin Uthappa (12), Sanju Samson (9)

Abhishek Sharma, Left arm orthodox, comes into the attack

Ball 6: A single for Uthappa
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: A single for Samson.
 
Ball 3: Back to back boundaries for Samson.
 
Ball 2: Samson smashes FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Uthappa collects a single.

Over 6, SRH vs RR live score: 36-3; Natarajan bowls a MAIDEN OVER

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 : Rajasthan Royals: 36-3  ; Robin Uthappa (0), Sanju Samson (0)

Natarajan continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Samson.

Over 5, SRH vs RR live score: 36-3; khaleel scalps Buttler

Over Summary: W 0 0 6 0 4 : Rajasthan Royals: 36-3  ; Robin Uthappa (10), Sanju Samson (0)

Khaleel Ahmed [1.0-0-4-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Uthappa smashes FOUR.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: A  short delivery and Uthappa helps it over fine leg boundary line for SIX.

ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 3: WIDE
 
Ball 2: Robin Uthappa, right handed bat, comes to the crease and defends.
 
Ball 1: Buttler gets an inside edge to keeper, GONE. Buttler c Bairstow b Khaleel Ahmed 16(13) [4s-1 6s-1]

Over 4, SRH vs RR live score: 26-2; Steve Smith RUNOUT

Over Summary: 0 4 6 W1 0 1 : Rajasthan Royals: 26-2  ; Jos Buttler (16), Sanju Samson (0)

Natarajan, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: A single for Buttler. 
 
Ball 5: Buttler hits from inside half of bat towards mid-on for no run. 

Sanju Samson, right handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 4: In a comedy errors, Steve Smith gets RUNOUT while taking the second run.
 
Ball 3: A back of  length delivery, Buttler smacks it for a flat SIX towards deep square leg.
 
Ball 2: A short delivery, Buttler swivels at the crease and crunches it towards deep square leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 3, SRH vs RR live score: 14-1

Over Summary: 0 1 1 1 0 1 : Rajasthan Royals: 14-1  ; Jos Buttler (4), Steve Smith (5)

Sandeep Sharma continues...

Ball 6: A single for Buttler
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Smith collects a single.
 
Ball 3: A single for Buttler.
 
Ball 2: A single for Smith.
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 2, SRH vs RR live score: 10-1; Khaleel scalps Stokes

Over Summary: 1 W 0 0 3 0  : Rajasthan Royals: 10-1  ; Jos Buttler (2), Steve Smith (3)

Khaleel Ahmed, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Buttler dabs towards backward point for no run. 
 
Ball 5: Smith clips towards deep square leg for three runs.
 
Ball 4: Smith drives towards extra cover for no run.
 
Ball 3: Steven Smith, right handed bat, comes to the crease and punches towards cover for no run.
 
Ball 2: Stokes tries to pull the back of length delivery, chops it onto the stumps. GONE. Stokes b Khaleel Ahmed 5(6) [4s-1]
 
Ball 1: Ball on the pads and Buttler clips towards deep square leg for a single.

Over 1, SRH vs RR live score: 6-0

Over Summary:  : Rajasthan Royals: 6-0  ; Ben Stokes (5), Jos Buttler (0)

Stokes and Buttler at the crease. Stokes takes the strike. Sandeep Sharma opens the attack

Ball 6: Buttler collects a single towards mid-off.
 
Ball 5: Stokes collects a single towards mid-on
 
Ball 4: Stokes hits towards cover for no run.
 
Ball 3: Ben Stokes comes down the wicket and hits over bowler's head for FOUR.
 
Ball 2: Ben Stokes tries to cut outside off, misses.
 
Ball 1: Ben Stokes walks down the wicket pushes back to bowler.

Over 20, SRH vs RR live score: 158-4; Garg runout

Over Summary: 6 1 2 Wd 1 4 1W : Sunrisers Hyderabad: 158-4  ; Kane Williamson (22), Priyam Garg (15)

Unadkat continues...

Ball 6: Garg smashes towards deep extra cover for a single as he gets RUNOUT while taking the second one.
 
Ball 5: Garg helps the slow bumper over short fine leg for FOUR.

Ball 4: Williamson gets an inside edge to short fine leg for a single.
 
Ball 4: Williamson tries to reverse sweep but misses, WIDE called.
 
Ball 3: Williamson collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 2: Garg hits towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 1: A slog delivery and Garg wallopes towards deep mid-wicket for SIX.

Over 19, SRH vs RR live score: 142-3; Williamson on fire

Over Summary: 6 N1 0 2 1 2 6 : Sunrisers Hyderabad: 142-3  ; Kane Williamson (19), Priyam Garg (3)

Jofra Archer [3.0-0-6-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Williamson smashes SIX. 
 
Ball 5:  Williamson collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 4: A single for Garg.
 
Ball 3: Garg hits over extra cover for a couple of runs.

Ball 2: FREE HIT, Garg is CASTLED, but not out. DOT
 
Ball 2: A NO BALL, BEAMER form Archer, Williamson collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Willamson smashes just over long-on fielder for SIX.

Over 18, SRH vs RR live score: 123-3; Manish Pandey departs

Over Summary:  1 2 2 W 1 0 : Sunrisers Hyderabad: 123-3  ; Kane Williamson (2), Priyam Garg (0)

Jaydev Unadkat [2.0-0-9-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: A single for Williamson.

Priyam Garg, right handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 4: manish Pandey departs in search of big runs.  Manish Pandey c Rahul Tewatia b Unadkat 54(44) [4s-2 6s-3]
 
Ball 3: Manish Pandey collects couple if runs again.
 
Ball 2: Manish Pandey collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 1: Williamson collects a single.

Over 17, SRH vs RR live score: 117-2; Manish Pandey hits FIFTY

Over Summary:  1 1 4 1 1 0  : Sunrisers Hyderabad: 117-2  ; Manish Pandey (50), Kane Williamson (2)

Kartik Tyagi [2.0-0-21-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Williamson pulls towards deep square leg for a single.
 
Ball 4: Manish glances towards deep fine leg for a single.
 
Ball 3: manish smashes FOUR
 
Ball 2: A single for Williamson.
 
Ball 1: Manish collects a single.

Over 16, SRH vs RR live score: 109-2; Manish Pandey on fire

Over Summary:  4 0 0 6 2 1 : Sunrisers Hyderabad: 109-2  ; Manish Pandey (44), Kane Williamson (0)

Rahul Tewatia [3.0-0-22-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Manish smashes towards deep extra cover for a single. 
 
Ball 5: A full and pacy delivery, Manish takes it on full, edges towards deep backward square leg for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 4: Manish Pandey comes down the wicket and wallopes towards long-on boundary for SIX.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Manish gets an inside edge onto the pads for no run.
 
Ball 1: manish smashes towards deep square leg for FOUR as Kartik makes a terrible effort.

Over 15, SRH vs RR live score: 96-2; Archer castles Warner

Over Summary:  1 0 2 W 0 0 : Sunrisers Hyderabad: 96-2  ; Manish Pandey (30), Kane Williamson (0)

Jofra Archer [2.0-0-3-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Williamson taps the bumper towards slip region for no run. 
 
Ball 5:  Kane Williamson, right handed bat, comes to the crease and leaves the short delivery to the keeper.
 
Ball 4: A pacy straight delivery on stumps, Warner tries to smash it for a maximum, misses, BOWLED. Warner b Jofra Archer 48(38) [4s-3 6s-2]
 
Ball 3: Warner taps towards extra cover for a single and collects a second thanks to the over throw.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Manish collects a single towards long-on.

Over 14, SRH vs RR live score: 93-1

Over Summary:  1 0 6 1 0 2 : Sunrisers Hyderabad: 93-1  ; David Warner (46), Manish Pandey (30)

Shreyas Gopal [3.0-0-21-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Warner slaps straight down the ground for a couple of runs. 
 
Ball 5: Warner misses the slog sweep.
 
Ball 4: A single for Manish towards sweeper cover.
 
Ball 3: Manish Pandey slog sweeps towards cow corner for SIX.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Warner collects a single toward cover.

Over 13, SRH vs RR live score: 83-1

Over Summary:  1 1 1 1 1 1 : Sunrisers Hyderabad: 83-1  ; David Warner (43), Manish Pandey (23)

Jaydev Unadkat [1.0-0-3-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: A slow bumper and Warner smashes it towards long-on for a single. 
 
Ball 5: Manish Pandey hits the slow delivery towards deep mid-wicket for a single
 
Ball 4: A high full toss, Warner hits without any timing towards deep mid-wicket.
 
Ball 3: A slow full delivery, Manish Pandey slogs it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 2: Warner hits towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 1: Manish collets a single towards mid-wicket.

Over 12, SRH vs RR live score: 77-1

Over Summary:  0 0 0 1 1 1 : Sunrisers Hyderabad: 77-1  ; David Warner (40), Manish Pandey (20)

Tewatia continues...

Ball 6: Manish Pandey collects a single towards long-off.
 
Ball 5: David Warner unleashes switch hit, but gets only a top edge, which lands towards backward square away form the fielder. A single taken.
 
Ball 4: Manish Pandey drives towards long-off for a single
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 11, SRH vs RR live score: 74-1; Warner, Manish put up 50-run stand

Over Summary:  1 6 2 1 0 1 : Sunrisers Hyderabad: 74-1  ; David Warner (39), Manish Pandey (18)

kartik Tyagi comes back into the attack...

Ball 6: Manish Pandey pulls the short delivery towards mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 5: A back of length delivery, Manish slaps it towards mid-off for no run.
 
Ball 4: Another short delivery from Kartik, Warner this time helps it towards deep fine leg for a single.
 
Ball 3: A short delivery, Warner pulls towards deep backward square leg for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 2: A back of length delivery outside off, Warner wallopes towards extra cover for SIX
 
Ball 1: Manish Pandey collects a single.

Over 10, SRH vs RR live score: 63-1

Over Summary: 1 1 1 1 1 2 : Sunrisers Hyderabad: 63-1  ; David Warner (30), Manish Pandey (16)

Rahul Tewatia [1.0-0-12-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Warner collects a couple of runs. 
 
Ball 5: Manish collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Warner collects a single towards mid-wicket.
 
Ball 3: A single for Manish.
 
Ball 2: Warner collects a single down the ground.
 
Ball 1: Manish collects a single.

Over 9, SRH vs RR live score: 56-1

Over Summary: 1 0 1 1 0 4 : Sunrisers Hyderabad: 56-1  ; David Warner (26), Manish Pandey (13)

Ben Stokes, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Warner smashes FOUR.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Manish collects a single.
 
Ball 3: Warner collects a single.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Manish collects a single.

Over 8, SRH vs RR live score: 49-1

Over Summary: 0 1 6 1 1 2 : Sunrisers Hyderabad: 49-1  ; David Warner (21), Manish Pandey (11)

Shreyas Gopal [2.0-0-10-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Warner collects a couple of runs. 
 
Ball 5: A single for Manish.
 
Ball 4: A single for Warner.
 
Ball 3: Warner smashes SIX.
 
Ball 2:  A single for Manish.
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 7, SRH vs RR live score: 38-1

Over Summary: Wd 0 6 0 1 4 0 : Sunrisers Hyderabad: 38-1  ; David Warner (12), Manish Pandey (9)

Rahul Tewatia, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Ball 6: A single for Warner. 

Ball 5: Warner reverse sweeps towards third man boundary for FOUR
 
Ball 4: A single for Pandey
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Manish Pandey smashes SIX straight down the ground.
 
Ball 1: DOT
 
Ball 1: WIDE down the leg side.

Over 6, SRH vs RR live score: 26-1

Over Summary: 0 0 1 1 1 0 : Sunrisers Hyderabad: 26-1  ; David Warner (8), Manish Pandey (2)

Jaydev Unadkat, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Manish pandey collects a single toowards mid-wicket.
 
Ball 4: A single for Warner towards mid-wicket.
 
Ball 3: manish Pandey collects a single.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 5, SRH vs RR live score: 23-1; Kartik gets Bairstow

Over Summary: 2 2 6 W 0 0 : Sunrisers Hyderabad: 23-1  ; David Warner (7), Manish Pandey (0)

Kartik Tyagi, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Warner ducks under the bumper

Manish Pandey, right handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 4: Kartik pulls the length back a bit, Bairstow goes for a same slog but time gets a top edge and Samson completes the catch. Bairstow c Samson b Kartik Tyagi 16(19) [6s-1]
 
Ball 3: A length delivery and Bairstow slogs towards deep mid-wicket for FOUR.
 
Ball 2: Another couple of runs for Bairstow.
 
Ball 1: Bairstow collects a couple of runs.

Over 4, SRH vs RR live score: 13-0

Over Summary: 1 4 1 0 1 0 : Sunrisers Hyderabad: 13-0  ; David Warner (7), Jonny Bairstow (6)

Gopal continues...

Ball 6: Warner hits without any timing towards extra cover for a single.
 
Ball 5: Bairstow tucks towards mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 4: A googly, Bairstow cuts towards mid-wicket for no run.
 
Ball 3: Warner taps towards extra cover for a single.
 
Ball 2: Warner slog sweeps towards deep mid-wicket for FOUR
 
Ball 1: Bairstow comes down the wicket and smashes straight down the ground for a couple of runs. The ball is not coming onto the bat.

Over 3, SRH vs RR live score: 6-0

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 1 : Sunrisers Hyderabad: 6-0  ; David Warner (2), Jonny Bairstow (4)

Jofra Archer continues...

Ball 6: Bairstow tucks towards mid-wicket for a single thanks to a misfield
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 2, SRH vs RR live score: 5-0

Over Summary: 0 1 1 0 0 1 : Sunrisers Hyderabad: 5-0  ; David Warner (2), Jonny Bairstow (3)

Shreyas Gopal, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Ball 6: A single for Bairstow. 
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: A single for Warner towards long-on.
 
Ball 2: Bairstow collects a single.
 
Ball 1: DOT

Over 1, SRH vs RR live score: 2-0

Over Summary: 0 0 0 1 1 0 : Sunrisers Hyderabad: 2-0  ; David Warner (1), Jonny Bairstow (1)

Warner and Bairstow are at the crease. Warner is on strike. Jofra Archer will open the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Bairstow collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Warner collects a single.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2:  DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

WATCH: SRH vs RR Toss

SRH captain David Warner wins the toss and elected to bat first. At the toss he said, there is one change in SRH playing 11, bringing in Vijay Shankar for Abdul Samad.


SRH playing 11

Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner(c), Jonny Bairstow(w), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Vijay Shankar, Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan

RR playing 11

Rajasthan Royals playing 11: Jos Buttler (wk), Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson, Steven Smith (capt), Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Varun Aaron, Kartik Tyagi

SRH playing 11 updates: One change

Vijay Shankar replaces Abdul Samad

PITCH REPORT: Bat first wicket

'This is the same pitch on which last night's match took place. It's definitely getting dry and all the grass has gone. The square boundaries are quite big and the pacers are enjoying bowling short on this surface. Win the toss and bat first, reckons Kevin Pietersen and Michael Slater', during SRH vs RR pitch report.

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 Captain: Ben Stokes along with Jofra Archer at Dubai International Stadium today
 

Will Ben Stokes get a game today?

Kevin Pieterson says on broadcast that he can't see Ben Stokes playing today, given how he is warming up ahead of the match. However, he has said that we have to wait and see the toss and final playing 11.

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Key bowlers for SRH.

Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan and Khaleel Ahmed have shared the pace workload quite effectively for SRH, Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan has impeccably led the entire bowling attack with his vast experience.

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Rajasthan squad for IPL 2020

Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson, Andrew Tye, Kartik Tyagi, Steven Smith (Captain), Ankit Rajpoot, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Mahipal Lomror, Oshane Thomas, Riyan Parag, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, Akash Singh, David Miller, Manan Vohra, Shashank Singh, Varun Aaron, Tom Curran, Robin Uthappa, Aniruddha Joshi, Jofra Archer.

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Will Ben Stokes return to RR playing 11?

Ben Stokes has been seen practising ahead of RR vs SRH. Fingers crossed. Probably we can see Stokesy in action given below par performance.

SRH squad for IPL 2020

SunRisers Hyderabad: David Warner (Captain), Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Shreevats Goswami, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Wriddhiman Saha, Abdul Samad, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Jason Holder, Abhishek Sharma, B Sandeep, Sanjay Yadav, Fabian Allen, Prithvi Raj Yarra, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Siddharth Kaul, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan, Basil Thampi.

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Can Royals put its campaign on track?

IPL 2020 match 26: SRH vs RR preview

The David Warner-led SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) will aim to keep their good show going when they take on an out-of-form Rajasthan Royals (RR), who have suffered a string of defeats, in the 26th match of the IPL here on Sunday.
 
The 'Orange Army' will aim to replicate their performance of the previous match in which they hammered Kings XI Punjab by 69 runs at the same venue, the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
 
RR had started the proceedings well but their campaign looks to be getting off the track as the Steve Smith-led side has failed to be consistent. Even their star players are out of form and are unable to fire as they did during the early days of the 2020 season.
 
RR, however, would be a bit relieved with the coming back of one of their most experienced all-rounder Ben Stokes, who has now completed his mandatory six-day quarantine period and would likely hit the ground running on Sunday.
 
If Stokes gets a game on Sunday, it would undeniably not just strengthen their middle-order but will also boost their bowling attack. Stokes, along with Jofra Archer could be a nightmare for the opposition batsmen.

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