IPL 2020: SRH's lowest to Rashid's best, here are the record's broken following RR's final over thriller
First Published 11, Oct 2020, 7:53 PM
This was Rajasthan Royals' third win of the tournament this season, in seven matches, as they rise to the sixth spot in the table. Meanwhile, Sunrisers Hyderabad's inconsistency this term continued, as they succumbed to their fourth loss of the season in the same number of matches.
In what was another thriller, former champions Rajasthan Royals (RR) pulled off a final over thriller to tame fellow former champions Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Match 26 of the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL). Being played in Dubai, RR scripted the win by five wickets, thereby rising to the sixth spot. Meanwhile, let us have a look at the records scripted.
SRH score a lowest: SRH's loss began when they were batting first itself. They could only score 26/1 in the powerplay. As a result, it was also their third-lowest during the phase in the tournament to date. Their lowest happens to be 23/1 against the very side, in 2013.
SRH score a best: Nonetheless, wobbly form with the bat did not allow their bowlers to be disheartened, as they managed to claim three wickets in the PP itself. In the process, SRH have now claimed the most wickets (13) during the phase this season. They have overtaken Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), who have claimed 11 so far.
Riyan Parag-Rahul Tewatia script a special: In a special record, RR batsmen Parag and Tewatia contributed to an unbeaten 85-run stand for the sixth wicket during the chase. In the process, it was also the second-best in a successful chase, while the record for the same is held between Ambati Rayudu and Kieron Pollard for Mumbai Indians (MI), who had contributed 122.
Rashid Khan scripts a distinctive one too: As for SRH, it was their dominant spinner Rashid, who scripted a distinctive one. To date, in the tournament, he has claimed 18 wickets by trapping the batsman leg-before, as he happens to hold this record. He went past Sunil Narine, who has 17.
Match summary: Winning the toss, SRH skipper David Warner opted to bat first. It was his knock of 48, along with Manish Pandey's 54, that propelled them to a below-par total of 158/4. In reply, although RR were off to a shaky start, it was the pair of Parag and Tewatia towards the end, whose 85-run unbeaten stand for the sixth wicket stole the show.