SHARJAH: After registering a four-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab, Rajasthan Royals skipper Steve Smith mentioned all-rounder Rahul Tewatia’s 5 sixes off Sheldon Cottrell‘s over introduced them again within the recreation.
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Chasing a mammoth goal of 224, Rajasthan Royals have been required 51 off 18 deliveries. Cottrell’s 18th over modified the momentum of the sport as Tewatia smashed 5 sixes in that over.
He smashed the primary six over the lengthy leg, second on the brief sq. boundary, third over broad long-off and fourth over midwicket. Lastly, Cottrell bought luck and Tewatia missed the slower ball broad exterior off. On the final ball of the over, Tewatia smacked a large size ball over midwicket for one more six.
“That was some chase! Tewatia, that was some form of show in opposition to Cottrell. We bought an concept concerning the situations right here within the final recreation. It is a small floor, we all the time thought if we have now wickets within the shed we all the time have an opportunity,” Smith mentioned after the match.
“Samson is hitting sixes at will in the mean time. We noticed within the nets that he was hitting the ball like he did in that over to Cottrell. Credit score to him. Three sixes off Cottrell would have gotten us again in that recreation, that is nice self-belief. Regarded like we may very well be chasing over 250 at one level, credit score to the bowlers for pulling issues again,” he added.
Sanju Samson additionally performed a superb knock as he amassed 85 runs off 42 balls together with seven sixes and 4 fours. He was awarded Participant of the Match for setting the stage in IPL’s highest run chase.
Smith scored a half-century. Jofra Archer scored 13* runs off three balls in the long run whereas Tom Curran remained unbeaten on 4* runs.
Speaking about his knock Tewatia mentioned the primary 20 balls have been the worst he ever confronted as he failed to attain huge runs on these deliveries. Nonetheless, he bought confidence after getting his first boundary.
“Now, I am higher. That was the worst first 20 balls that I’ve ever performed. I used to be hitting the ball excellent within the nets, so I had a perception in myself and stored going. I used to be not hitting the ball properly initially, I noticed within the dug-out, everyone was curious as a result of they know that I can hit the ball lengthy. I believed I needed to consider in myself. It was a matter of 1 six, after that, I bought going,” Tewatia mentioned after the conclusion of the sport.
“5 in an over went wonderful. Coach despatched me to hit sixes off the leg-spinner, however sadly, I didn’t hit him. Finally, I hit off the opposite bowlers,” he added.

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