Dubai: Fast bowler Karthik Tyagi bowled a sensational last over as Rajasthan Royals pulled off an incredible two-run win over Punjab Kings in an Indian Premier League (IPL) thriller here on Tuesday.
Kings required only four runs off the last six balls but Tyagi dismissed Nicholas Pooran (32) and Deepak Hooda (0) and gave away only one run to snatch the win for his team from the jaws of defeat.
Kings ended their innings on 183/4.
Sanju Samson's side was seemingly down and out when Kings openers Mayank Agarwal (67) and captain K L Rahul (49) put on 120 runs in 11.5 overs.
With Aiden Markram (26 not out) and Pooran (32) going strong, it looked like it would be only a matter of time before Kings wrapped up the match.
But in the end, Kings crumbled in the last over to suffer their sixth defeat from nine matches.
With this win, Royals moved to the fifth spot after four wins from eight matches.
Earlier, the 22-year-old Arshdeep Singh (5/32) complemented his senior pro Mohammed Shami (3/21) well as the duo shared eight wickets to help Kings bowl out Royals for 185 in exactly 20 overs after they were going strong at 169/5 in 17 overs.
Opener Yashasvi Jaiswal (49) and Mahipal Lomror (43) scored the bulk of the runs for Royals.
Jaiswal was part of two vital partnerships, adding 54 with his new opening partner Evin Lewis (36) and then sharing another 48 off 28 balls with Liam Livingstone (25).
Lomror then smashed his way to a 17-ball 43, studded with four sixes and two fours.
However, in the last three overs, Shami claimed three wickets and Arshdeep completed his five-for to wrap up the Royals innings.