When Sanju Samson, the last big name in Rajasthan batting, was dismissed for 26 off 25 balls, still had 81 off the remaining 48 balls to win. The score of Rajasthan Royals was 78 for 5 in 12 overs.
From there, two tell ender cricketers did the impossible. Riyan Parag and Rahul Tewatia. Ryan scored an unbeaten 42 off 26 balls. Rahul remained unbeaten on 45 off 26 balls. Rajasthan won the match with one ball left. Steve Smith’s team kept their hopes of reaching the playoffs alive with two points.
Rahul became the man of the match. he said “The team gave me this responsibility,” . I was batting well. I was also in rhythm in practice. I was confident. It becomes convenient to perform when one’s role is clear.
As the wickets kept falling, my plan was to stay on the wicket and wait for the loose ball. That’s what I did. ‘
Another hero of the match, Riyan, said, “After Rahul came to the crease, I decided to take the match to the end. Rashid Khan had one over left and we played as planned.
After 16 overs, I was determined to take the attacking line. Though Ben Stokes (5), Smith (5) and Josh Butler (18) did not get runs. However, Ryan-Rahul covered everything under the rule of bat.