Nitesh Kumar Sahoo

Dubai: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) won the toss and decided to bat first against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the 26th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. RR restricted SRH at 158 runs at a loss of 4 wickets.

SRH lost a wicket early. Jonny Bairstow departed at 16 while facing Karthik Tyagi. Sanju Samson took a smart catch at over square leg. SRH registered one of their lowest Powerplay score - 26/1 in IPL history.

Jofra Archer's brilliant piece of bowling departed the danger-man David Warner at 48 runs before he could score his fifty.

Manish Pandey scored his 17th IPL half-century off 40 deliveries and later added 4 more runs to his account. Unadkat departed Pandey in the 18th over.

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However, in the last ball of the innings, Priyam Garg got run out by Archer scoring 15 runs in 8 balls.

The batsmen of SRH scored 158 runs in 20 overs for the team losing 4 wickets and set a winning target of 159 runs for RR.

SRH have made one change; Vijay Shankar is in the team replacing Abdul Samad. RR, on the other hand, have made three changes to their playing XI - Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag and Robin Uthappa have replaced Andrew Tye, Yashashwi Jaiswal and Mahipal Lomror. This clash pit two Australian teammates, David Warner and Steve Smith, against each other.

SRH are coming into the contest after thumping KXIP in their last game. While David Warner & Co has been on a good run, Rajasthan Royals are having a tough time. Despite a terrific start, they tumbled in the middle of the tournament. However, the return of Ben Stokes may boost their morale by bringing them back on the winning ways.

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