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IPL 2020: Rahul Tewatia explains how he countered Rashid Khan’s threat against SRH

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Tewatia walked away with the POTM award after his match-winning 45* off 28 balls.

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Rahul Tewatia. (Picture Supply: IPL/BCCI)

Rahul Tewatia’s knock in opposition to Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in Sharjah conjured a great deal of praises from the cricket fraternity. On Sunday, October 11, the left-hander, yet one more time, confirmed his sheer class, this time in opposition to the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Dubai. Chasing 159, the Royals have been tottering at 94 for 5 after 15 overs and wanted 65 off the final 30 at a required charge of 13.

At that time limit, Tewatia was batting on seven off 11 balls. From the 16th over onwards, he got here into his personal and upped the ante. He discovered the boundary with sheer dominance and scored 45 off 28 balls with 4 fours and two huge sixes. Tewatia was additionally extreme on leg-spinner Rashid Khan, who had given solely 12 runs in his first three overs and picked two wickets.

I simply wished to carry one find yourself: Rahul Tewatia

Rahul smashed the tweaker for 3 fours on the trot, two of which got here off audacious reverse sweeps. Fairly expectantly, he went on to get the Participant of the Match award for his masterful knock. On his efficiency, Tewatia stated how he put his head down amidst the flurry of wickets and likewise talked about his ways to neutralise Rashid.

“The wickets have been falling so I simply wished to carry one find yourself and look forward to the boundary balls. I knew if I preserve my self-belief and take it deep, I might pull it off. In opposition to Rashid, I noticed the chance to play the reverse sweep and took it,” Tewatia was quoted as saying within the press convention.

Tewatia additionally had a heated argument with SRH quick bowler Khaleel Ahmed, who acquired the massive wickets of Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler. Speaking about the identical, he stated, “No large deal, we simply acquired taken away within the warmth of the second.”

In his knock, Tewatia additionally acquired the apt assist from Riyan Parag, who scored 45 off 28 with 4 fours and two sixes. Actually, it was Parag, who hit the profitable shot off Khaleel within the penultimate ball of the Royals’ run-chase. With the five-wicket victory, RR halted their four-match shedding streak and are positioned sixth within the factors desk.

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