Rajasthan lost openers Yash Kothari and Ashok Menaria cheaply before in-form Mahipal Lomror and Deepak Hooda steadied the ship 87-run stand.
PBKS failed to score four runs in the final over with Karthik Tyagi dismissing Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda to cap off vital two points.
Tyagi bowled a sensational last over as RR pulled off an incredible two-run win over Punjab Kings in an IPL thriller.
Hooda, who made his first-class debut in 2014, has played 46 matches and scored 2,908 runs, with nine hundred, 15 fifties.
Deepak Hooda smashed 64 from just 28 deliveries to help Punjab Kings post 221/6 against Rajasthan Royals in their first match of IPL 2021
Samson almost took RR home with a breathtaking 119 off 63 balls but was caught off the game's final ball with left-arm pacer Arshdeep defending 13 runs in the last over.
The decision to suspend Hooda was taken during the Apex Council meeting of the BCA
Deepak Hooda was miffed at the behaviour of Baroda captain Krunal Pandya during the recent camp for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
Deepak Hooda was miffed at the behaviour of Krunal Pandya and has reportedly sent an e-mail to Baroda Cricket Association
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Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) spokesperson Rakesh Tikait at Ghazipur border after a bill to cancel the three contentious farm laws was passed during the Winter Session of the Parliament, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore
Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Kamal Singh
India's captain Ajinkya Rahane speaks to on field umpires as after they stopped play at the end of the fifth day their first test cricket match with New Zealand in Kanpur.AP Photo/Altaf Qadri
New Zealand's Ajaz Patel is beaten by a delivery bowled by India's Ravindra Jadeja during the day five of their first test cricket match in Kanpur.AP Photo/Altaf Qadri
India's players celebrate the wicket of New Zealand's Tim Southee during the day five of their first test cricket match with New Zealand in Kanpur.AP Photo/Altaf Qadri
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