Kartik Tyagi bowled a brilliant last over as Punjab Kings choked against Rajasthan Royals and lost by 2 runs in Dubai on Tuesday.
After being asked to bat first by Punjab, Rajasthan opening pair of Yashasvi Jaiswal and Evin Lewis got their team off to a blistering start. The pair added 54 runs for the opening wicket before Arshdeep Singh broke the stand by dismissing Lewis caught at extra cover by Mayank Agarwal.
Sanju Samson slashed at a Ishan Porel wide delivery outside off to his opposite number Rahul who pulled off a brilliant one handed catch behind the stumps.
The pair of Yashasvi and Liam Livingstone added 48 runs for the third wicket before the latter fell to a spectacular catch by Fabian Allen for a 17 ball-25.
Jaiswal fell one run of what would have been a deserving half century as he got a leading edge off Harpreet Brar and was caught at short cover.
Mahipal Lomror swung the momentum in Rajasthan Royals favour by smashing a quickfire 43 before falling to Arshdeep. His knock came of 17 balls with 2 fours and 4 sixes.
Left arm pacer Arshdeep Singh dismissed Chetan Sakariya and Kartik Tyagi to complete his maiden five wicket haul as Rajasthan Royals were bowled out for 185 in their allotted 20 overs.
Chasing 186, Punjab Kings opening pair of KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal got their team of to a flying start. The pair added 120 runs for the opening wicket. The former who was dropped thrice on 2, 29 and 31, was finally dismissed on 49 by Sakariya, caught at short third man by Tyagi.
Rahul Tewatia then dismissed Agarwal in the next over to reduce Punjab to 126/2. Debutant Aiden Markram along Nicholas Pooran put on 57 runs for the third wicket before the left hander was dismissed caught behind the stumps while trying to run the ball down to third man.
With three needed off three, Deepak Hooda missed his first delivery which was full and wide outside off stump.
However he was out next ball, edging a drive to Sanju Samson. Fabian Allen failed to connect the last delivery from Kartik as Rajasthan Royals snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.
Delhi Daredevils will lock horns with Sunrisers Hyderabad at Dubai on 22 September, Wednesday.