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Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings, 4th Match IPL 2021

12 Apr 2021, Wankhede Stadium, IPL 2021
KXIP lead the head to head count 12 wins to Royals 9 wins
Punjab Kings win by 4 runs

Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Punjab Kings (PKBS) are the last two teams to kickstart their campaign in the 14th edition of this Indian Premier League (IPL). They square off in match number four at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

The 2014 finalists changed their name from Kings XI Punjab to Punjab Kings this year and they will be hoping for a turnaround. Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals Head to Head favours the Royals 12 to 9.

Who Will Win? Current Live Odds

Current Batters
Sanju Samson – 119(63)
Chris Morris – 2(4)
Current BowlerRiley Meredith – 4.0ov – 49/1
Current Run Rate10.85
TossRajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to bowl.
Home TeamRajasthan Royals
Score: 7-217 | Overs: 20.0
Away TeamKings XI Punjab
Score: 6-221 | Overs: 20.0
SeriesIPL 2021
UmpiresChaudhary, A K
Ravi, S
Sharma, V K
Match RefereeNayyar, M

Match Scorecard

1st Inn Rajasthan Royals
BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
Ben Stokes c&b: Shami 0 3 0 0 0.00
Manan Vohra c&b: Singh 12 8 1 1 150.00
Sanju Samson c: Hooda b: Singh 119 63 12 7 188.89
Jos Buttler b: Richardson 25 13 5 0 192.31
Shivam Dube c: Hooda b: Singh 23 15 3 0 153.33
Riyan Parag c: Rahul b: Shami 25 11 1 3 227.27
Rahul Tewatia c: Rahul b: Meredith 2 4 0 0 50.00
Chris Morris not out 2 4 0 0 50.00
Total (20.0 Ov, RR: 10.85) 217/7
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Ben Stokes, 0.3), 2-25 (Manan Vohra, 3.2), 7-217 (Sanju Samson, 19.6), 3-70 (Jos Buttler, 7.3), 4-123 (Shivam Dube, 12.4), 5-175 (Riyan Parag, 16.2), 6-201 (Rahul Tewatia, 18.1)
BOWLING O M R W ECON WD NB
Mohammed Shami 4.0 0 33 2 8.25 2 0
Jhye Richardson 4.0 0 55 1 13.75 2 0
Arshdeep Singh 4.0 0 35 3 8.75 0 0
Riley Meredith 4.0 0 49 1 12.25 0 0
Murugan Ashwin 4.0 0 43 0 10.75 2 1
1st Inn Punjab Kings
BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
Lokesh Rahul c: Tewatia b: Sakariya 91 50 7 5 182.00
Mayank Agarwal c: Samson b: Sakariya 14 9 2 0 155.56
Chris Gayle c: Stokes b: Das 40 28 4 2 142.86
Deepak Hooda c: Das b: Morris 64 28 4 6 228.57
Nicholas Pooran c: Sakariya b: Morris 0 1 0 0 0.00
Shahrukh Khan not out 6 4 1 0 150.00
Jhye Richardson c: Morris b: Sakariya 0 2 0 0 0.00
Total (20.0 Ov, RR: 11.05) 221/6
Fall of wickets: 5-220 (Lokesh Rahul, 19.2), 1-22 (Mayank Agarwal, 2.4), 2-89 (Chris Gayle, 9.5), 3-194 (Deepak Hooda, 17.3), 4-201 (Nicholas Pooran, 17.6), 6-221 (Jhye Richardson, 19.6)
BOWLING O M R W ECON WD NB
Chetan Sakariya 4.0 0 31 3 7.75 0 1
Mustafizur Rahman 4.0 0 45 0 11.25 3 1
Chris Morris 4.0 0 41 2 10.25 1 0
Shreyas Gopal 3.0 0 40 0 13.33 0 0
Ben Stokes 1.0 0 12 0 12.00 0 0
Rahul Tewatia 2.0 0 25 0 12.50 0 0
Riyan Parag 1.0 0 7 1 7.00 0 0
Shivam Dube 1.0 0 20 0 20.00 0 0

Match Commentary

Over 20 8 runs
RAJ 7-217
19.6
Over 20. 8 runs. Bowler: Arshdeep Singh. Rajasthan Royals: 7-217(rr 10.85)
OUT! Caught. Arshdeep Singh to Sanju Samson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep extra cover, caught by Hooda. What a thrilling match at the Wankhede! Punjab Kings win the match by four runs. Sanju Samson played a mind-blowing knock but failed to take his team across the line. For Punjab Kings, Arshdeep Singh bowled beautifully and picked up three wickets. Sanju Samson is adjudged as the Player of the Match for his marvellous batting performance. Join us for the next game between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians, live from MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. Until then, cheers.
19.5
Arshdeep Singh to Sanju Samson. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control to long off for no runs, fielded by Hooda.
19.4 6
SIX! Arshdeep Singh to Sanju Samson. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over deep extra cover for 6 runs.
19.3 1
Arshdeep Singh to Chris Morris. Full toss, outside off stump moves in front driving, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Gayle.
19.2 1
Arshdeep Singh to Sanju Samson. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, in the air under control to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Richardson.
19.1
Arshdeep Singh to Sanju Samson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed for no runs, fielded by Rahul.
Over 19 8 runs
RAJ 6-209
18.6
Over 19. 8 runs. Bowler: Riley Meredith. Rajasthan Royals: 6-209(rr 11.00)
Riley Meredith to Chris Morris. Length ball, outside off stump backing away driving, missed for no runs, fielded by Rahul.
18.5 1
Riley Meredith to Sanju Samson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Ashwin.
18.4 6
SIX! Riley Meredith to Sanju Samson. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot flick, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs.
18.3 1
Riley Meredith to Chris Morris. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Ashwin.
18.2
Riley Meredith to Chris Morris. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Gayle.
18.1
OUT! Caught. Riley Meredith to Rahul Tewatia. Half volley, wide outside off stump deep in crease driving, outside edge, caught by Rahul. Meredith picks up his maiden IPL wicket.
Over 18 19 runs
RAJ 5-201
17.6 1
Over 18. 19 runs. Bowler: Jhye Richardson. Rajasthan Royals: 5-201(rr 11.17)
Jhye Richardson to Rahul Tewatia. Half volley, down leg side backing away working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Singh.
17.5 1
Jhye Richardson to Sanju Samson. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Pooran.
17.5 1
Wide Jhye Richardson to Sanju Samson. Full toss, down leg side on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) for 1 run, fielded by Rahul.
17.4 2
Jhye Richardson to Sanju Samson. Yorker, to leg on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, mis-fielded by Pooran.
17.3 4
FOUR! Jhye Richardson to Sanju Samson. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot Steer, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Sanju Samson brings up his third IPL hundred. His first IPL hundred as a skipper.
17.2 6
SIX! Jhye Richardson to Sanju Samson. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over deep extra cover for 6 runs.
17.1 4
FOUR! Jhye Richardson to Sanju Samson. Leg cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs.
Over 17 8 runs
RAJ 5-182
16.6 1
Over 17. 8 runs. Bowler: Mohammed Shami. Rajasthan Royals: 5-182(rr 10.71)
Mohammed Shami to Sanju Samson. Full toss, off stump on the front foot Slog, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on for 1 run, fielded by Agarwal.
16.5 4
FOUR! Mohammed Shami to Sanju Samson. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs.
16.4 1
Mohammed Shami to Rahul Tewatia. Back of a length, to leg deep in crease pulling, mis-timed to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Ashwin.
16.4 1
Wide Mohammed Shami to Rahul Tewatia. Half volley, down leg side deep in crease glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) for 1 run, fielded by Rahul.
16.3
Mohammed Shami to Rahul Tewatia. Yorker, outside off stump deep in crease working, to silly mid on for no runs.
16.2
OUT! Caught. Mohammed Shami to Riyan Parag. Bouncer, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, Gloved, caught by Rahul. Short ball gives Shami a much-needed breakthrough.
16.1
Mohammed Shami to Riyan Parag. Short, outside off stump moves in front Scoop, missed for no runs, fielded by Rahul.
16.1 1
Wide Mohammed Shami to Riyan Parag. Short, off stump on the back foot pulling, Play and Miss (Leg Side) for 1 run, fielded by Rahul.
Over 16 20 runs
RAJ 4-174
15.6 1
Over 16. 20 runs. Bowler: Murugan Ashwin. Rajasthan Royals: 4-174(rr 10.88)
Murugan Ashwin to Riyan Parag. Leg spinner half volley, to leg on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Agarwal.
15.5 6
SIX! Murugan Ashwin to Riyan Parag. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over deep extra cover for 6 runs.
15.4 6
SIX! Murugan Ashwin to Riyan Parag. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled over long off for 6 runs. Two maximums in a row! 50 partnership for the fifth wicket.
15.3
APPEAL! Murugan Ashwin to Riyan Parag. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, missed for no runs, fielded by Rahul, appeal made for Stumped.
15.2 1
Murugan Ashwin to Sanju Samson. Leg spinner back of a length, off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Pooran.
15.1 6
SIX! Murugan Ashwin to Sanju Samson. Leg spinner half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs.
Over 15 13 runs
RAJ 4-154
14.6
Over 15. 13 runs. Bowler: Jhye Richardson. Rajasthan Royals: 4-154(rr 10.27)
Jhye Richardson to Riyan Parag. Leg cutter length ball, wide outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed for no runs, fielded by Rahul.
14.5 1
Jhye Richardson to Sanju Samson. Leg cutter yorker, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Ashwin.
14.4 6
SIX! Jhye Richardson to Sanju Samson. Full toss, to leg on the front foot flick, well timed in the air under control over deep square leg for 6 runs.
14.3 4
FOUR! Jhye Richardson to Sanju Samson. Leg cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep backward point for 4 runs.
14.2 1
Jhye Richardson to Riyan Parag. Leg cutter half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Hooda.
14.1 1
Jhye Richardson to Sanju Samson. Leg cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Pooran.
Over 14 13 runs
RAJ 4-141
13.6 1
Over 14. 13 runs. Bowler: Mohammed Shami. Rajasthan Royals: 4-141(rr 10.07)
Mohammed Shami to Sanju Samson. Full toss, middle stump on the back foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Pooran.
13.5 1
Mohammed Shami to Riyan Parag. Short, outside off stump on the back foot Fended, Gloved to silly point for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
13.4 6
SIX! Mohammed Shami to Riyan Parag. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs.
13.3 1
Mohammed Shami to Sanju Samson. Half volley, down leg side on the back foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Pooran.
13.2 4
FOUR! Mohammed Shami to Sanju Samson. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot flick, inside edge past fine leg for 4 runs.
13.1
Mohammed Shami to Sanju Samson. Yorker, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, missed for no runs, fielded by Rahul.
Over 13 11 runs
RAJ 4-128
12.6 4
Over 13. 11 runs. Bowler: Arshdeep Singh. Rajasthan Royals: 4-128(rr 9.85)
FOUR! Arshdeep Singh to Riyan Parag. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs.
12.5 1
Arshdeep Singh to Sanju Samson. Full toss, down leg side on the front foot flick, in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Pooran.
12.4
OUT! Caught. Arshdeep Singh to Shivam Dube. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long off, caught by Hooda. Skies up in the air but couldn’t make the distance. Hooda takes a safe catch.
12.3 1
Arshdeep Singh to Sanju Samson. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
12.2 1
Arshdeep Singh to Shivam Dube. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Pooran.
12.1 4
FOUR! Arshdeep Singh to Shivam Dube. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. 50 partnership for the fourth wicket with this boundary.
Over 12 8 runs
RAJ 3-117
11.6 1
Over 12. 8 runs. Bowler: Murugan Ashwin. Rajasthan Royals: 3-117(rr 9.75)
Murugan Ashwin to Shivam Dube. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Meredith.
11.5 1
Murugan Ashwin to Sanju Samson. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
11.4 1
Murugan Ashwin to Shivam Dube. Googly length ball, to leg on the front foot Steer, to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Shami.
11.3 4
FOUR! Murugan Ashwin to Shivam Dube. Googly length ball, off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs.
11.2
Murugan Ashwin to Shivam Dube. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Pooran.
11.1 1
Murugan Ashwin to Sanju Samson. Leg spinner half volley, to leg on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Hooda.
Over 11 14 runs
RAJ 3-109
10.6 1
Over 11. 14 runs. Bowler: Riley Meredith. Rajasthan Royals: 3-109(rr 9.91)
Riley Meredith to Sanju Samson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Shami.
10.5
APPEAL! Riley Meredith to Sanju Samson. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, hit pad for no runs, fielded by Khan, appeal made for L.B.W.
10.4 4
FOUR! Riley Meredith to Sanju Samson. Bouncer, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control past fine leg for 4 runs. Wonderful half-century for the RR skipper Sanju Samson.
10.3 2
Riley Meredith to Sanju Samson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Singh.
10.2 6
SIX! Riley Meredith to Sanju Samson. Short, off stump on the back foot pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled over fine leg for 6 runs.
10.1 1
Riley Meredith to Shivam Dube. Length ball, to leg no foot movement pushing, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
Over 10 8 runs
RAJ 3-95
9.6 2
Over 10. 8 runs. Bowler: Murugan Ashwin. Rajasthan Royals: 3-95(rr 9.50)
Murugan Ashwin to Sanju Samson. Googly half volley, wide outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to long off for 2 runs, run save by Hooda. At the end of ten overs. RR 95-3.
9.5
Murugan Ashwin to Sanju Samson. Leg spinner length ball, off stump down the track driving, inside edge to silly point for no runs, fielded by Rahul.
9.4 1
Murugan Ashwin to Shivam Dube. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Hooda.
9.3 1
Murugan Ashwin to Sanju Samson. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on for 1 run, fielded by Agarwal.
9.3 1
Wide Murugan Ashwin to Sanju Samson. Googly length ball, down leg side no foot movement Leave, Left to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Rahul, fielded by Shami.
9.3 1
Wide Murugan Ashwin to Sanju Samson. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side no foot movement Leave, Left for 1 run, fielded by Rahul.
9.2 1
Murugan Ashwin to Shivam Dube. Leg spinner half volley, down leg side on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Hooda.
9.1 1
Murugan Ashwin to Sanju Samson. Leg spinner full toss, middle stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Agarwal.
Over 9 9 runs
RAJ 3-87
8.6 1
Over 9. 9 runs. Bowler: Riley Meredith. Rajasthan Royals: 3-87(rr 9.67)
Riley Meredith to Sanju Samson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Richardson.
8.5 1
Riley Meredith to Shivam Dube. Short, middle stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Shami.
8.4
Riley Meredith to Shivam Dube. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Gayle.
8.3 1
Riley Meredith to Sanju Samson. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on for 1 run, dropped catch by Agarwal.
8.2
Riley Meredith to Sanju Samson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, shy attempt by Gayle.
8.1 6
SIX! Riley Meredith to Sanju Samson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs.
Over 8 10 runs
RAJ 3-78
7.6 2
Over 8. 10 runs. Bowler: Jhye Richardson. Rajasthan Royals: 3-78(rr 9.75)
Jhye Richardson to Shivam Dube. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep cover for 2 runs, fielded by Meredith.
7.5 2
Jhye Richardson to Shivam Dube. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep cover for 2 runs, fielded by Meredith.
7.4 4
FOUR! Jhye Richardson to Shivam Dube. Short, down leg side on the back foot Steer, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs.
7.3
OUT! Bowled. Jhye Richardson to Jos Buttler. Leg cutter yorker, off stump on the front foot driving, missed. Change of pace works for Jhye. He picks up his maiden IPL wicket.
7.2 1
Jhye Richardson to Sanju Samson. Leg cutter back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, mis-timed to long on for 1 run, fielded by Pooran.
7.1 1
Jhye Richardson to Jos Buttler. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
Over 7 10 runs
RAJ 2-68
6.6
Over 7. 9 runs. Bowler: Murugan Ashwin. Rajasthan Royals: 2-68(rr 9.71)
Murugan Ashwin to Jos Buttler. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, hit pad to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Shami.
6.5 1
APPEAL! Murugan Ashwin to Sanju Samson. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, hit pad to third man for 1 run, fielded by Gayle, appeal made for L.B.W.
6.4
Murugan Ashwin to Sanju Samson. Leg spinner yorker, to leg on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Rahul.
6.3
Murugan Ashwin to Sanju Samson. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump no foot movement driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Pooran.
6.2 1
Murugan Ashwin to Jos Buttler. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Hooda.
6.1 4
FREE HIT. FOUR! Murugan Ashwin to Jos Buttler. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. In the slot for Buttler and he makes no mistake to sail this to the ropes.
6.1 4
No ball Murugan Ashwin to Sanju Samson. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket and it was a no ball, fielded by Hooda.
Over 6 11 runs
RAJ 2-59
5.6 1
Over 6. Power Play Fielding. 11 runs. Bowler: Arshdeep Singh. Rajasthan Royals: 2-59(rr 9.83)
Arshdeep Singh to Sanju Samson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Ashwin.
5.5 4
FOUR! Arshdeep Singh to Sanju Samson. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge past deep backward point for 4 runs.
5.4 1
Arshdeep Singh to Jos Buttler. Full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Khan.
5.3
Arshdeep Singh to Jos Buttler. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed for no runs, fielded by Rahul.
5.2 1
Arshdeep Singh to Sanju Samson. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Ashwin.
5.1 4
FOUR! Arshdeep Singh to Sanju Samson. Short, off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.
Over 5 18 runs
RAJ 2-48
4.6 1
Over 5. Power Play Fielding. 18 runs. Bowler: Riley Meredith. Rajasthan Royals: 2-48(rr 9.60)
Riley Meredith to Sanju Samson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, well timed to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Ashwin.
4.5 1
Riley Meredith to Jos Buttler. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by Pooran.
4.4 4
FOUR! Riley Meredith to Jos Buttler. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Foursome! That’s four boundaries on a trot for Buttler.
4.3 4
FOUR! Riley Meredith to Jos Buttler. Length ball, outside off stump moves in front Scoop, well timed in the air under control past fine leg for 4 runs.
4.2 4
FOUR! Riley Meredith to Jos Buttler. Out-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep backward point for 4 runs.
4.1 4
FOUR! Riley Meredith to Jos Buttler. Length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, well timed past long off for 4 runs.
Over 4 5 runs
RAJ 2-30
3.6 4
Over 4. Power Play Fielding. 5 runs. Bowler: Arshdeep Singh. Rajasthan Royals: 2-30(rr 7.50)
FOUR! Arshdeep Singh to Sanju Samson. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot Steer, well timed past third man for 4 runs.
3.5
Arshdeep Singh to Sanju Samson. Off cutter back of a length, to leg on the back foot Steer, to short third man for no runs, fielded by Gayle.
3.4
Arshdeep Singh to Sanju Samson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge for no runs, dropped catch by Rahul.
3.3 1
Arshdeep Singh to Jos Buttler. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Agarwal.
3.2
OUT! Caught & Bowled. Arshdeep Singh to Manan Vohra. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to silly mid on. Velcro hands! Arshdeep takes an amazing reflex catch on the follow-through to send Vohra back to the pavilion.
3.1
Arshdeep Singh to Manan Vohra. Off cutter length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Hooda.
Over 3 8 runs
RAJ 1-25
2.6 4
Over 3. Power Play Fielding. 8 runs. Bowler: Mohammed Shami. Rajasthan Royals: 1-25(rr 8.33)
FOUR! Mohammed Shami to Sanju Samson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.
2.5
Mohammed Shami to Sanju Samson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed to mid off for no runs, fielded by Meredith.
2.4 4
FOUR! Mohammed Shami to Sanju Samson. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs.
2.3
Mohammed Shami to Sanju Samson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, hit pad to short extra cover for no runs, shy attempt by Hooda, fielded by Khan, fielded by Meredith.
2.2
Mohammed Shami to Sanju Samson. Half volley, off stump on the back foot working, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Khan.
2.1
Mohammed Shami to Sanju Samson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Meredith.
Over 2 13 runs
RAJ 1-17
1.6 2
Over 2. Power Play Fielding. 13 runs. Bowler: Jhye Richardson. Rajasthan Royals: 1-17(rr 8.50)
Jhye Richardson to Manan Vohra. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep backward point for 2 runs, dropped catch by Ashwin, fielded by Pooran.
1.5
Jhye Richardson to Manan Vohra. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, leading edge to mid off for no runs, fielded by Khan.
1.4 4
FOUR! Jhye Richardson to Manan Vohra. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot flick, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs.
1.3
Jhye Richardson to Manan Vohra. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot dropped, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Pooran.
1.2
Jhye Richardson to Manan Vohra. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Meredith.
1.1 6
SIX! Jhye Richardson to Manan Vohra. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot flick, well timed in the air under control over deep square leg for 6 runs.
1.1 1
Wide Jhye Richardson to Manan Vohra. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) for 1 run, fielded by Rahul.
Over 1 4 runs
RAJ 1-4
0.6
Over 1. Power Play Fielding. 4 runs. Bowler: Mohammed Shami. Rajasthan Royals: 1-4(rr 4.00)
Mohammed Shami to Sanju Samson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Pooran.
0.5 4
FOUR! Mohammed Shami to Sanju Samson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.
0.4
Mohammed Shami to Sanju Samson. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to cover for no runs, fielded by Hooda.
0.3
OUT! Caught & Bowled. Mohammed Shami to Ben Stokes. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled to silly point. Top edge and taken! Stokes departs for a duck.
0.2
Mohammed Shami to Ben Stokes. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Ashwin.
0.1
NEW BALL. Mohammed Shami to Ben Stokes. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Hooda.
Start of Rajasthan Royals Innings.
Over 20 5 runs
KXI 6-221
19.6
Over 20. 5 runs. Bowler: Chetan Sakariya. Punjab Kings: 6-221(rr 11.05)
OUT! Caught. Chetan Sakariya to Jhye Richardson. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump moves in front driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on, caught by Morris. Punjab Kings scored 221-6 from 20 overs. The partnership between Lokesh Rahul and Deepak Hooda changed the entire course of the match. For RR, Chetan Sakariya bagged three wickets. Join us for the run chase in a few minutes.
19.5
Chetan Sakariya to Jhye Richardson. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump deep in crease cutting, missed for no runs, fielded by Samson.
19.4 1
Chetan Sakariya to Shahrukh Khan. Off cutter short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Tewatia.
19.3
Chetan Sakariya to Shahrukh Khan. Off cutter full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed for no runs, fielded by Samson.
19.2
OUT! Caught. Chetan Sakariya to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, well timed in the air under control to deep mid wicket, caught by Tewatia. Brilliant catch near the ropes.
19.1 4
FOUR! Chetan Sakariya to Lokesh Rahul. Off cutter length ball, wide outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs.
Over 19 14 runs
KXI 4-216
18.6 4
Over 19. 15 runs. Bowler: Mustafizur Rahman. Punjab Kings: 4-216(rr 11.37)
FOUR! Mustafizur Rahman to Shahrukh Khan. Off cutter short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep backward square leg for 4 runs.
18.5 1
Mustafizur Rahman to Lokesh Rahul. Off cutter back of a length, middle stump on the back foot cutting, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Buttler.
18.4 2
Mustafizur Rahman to Lokesh Rahul. Off cutter back of a length, off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed to deep backward point for 2 runs, fielded by Dube.
18.3 4
FREE HIT. FOUR! Mustafizur Rahman to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep cover for 4 runs.
18.3 1
FREE HIT. Wide Mustafizur Rahman to Lokesh Rahul. Yorker, wide outside off stump moves in front cutting, missed for 1 run, fielded by Samson.
18.3
No ball Mustafizur Rahman to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, missed and it was a no ball, fielded by Samson.
18.2 1
Mustafizur Rahman to Shahrukh Khan. Off cutter back of a length, off stump on the back foot pushing, in the air under control to long off for 1 run, fielded by Stokes.
18.1 1
Mustafizur Rahman to Lokesh Rahul. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, thick edge in the air uncontrolled to short third man for 1 run, fielded by Gopal.
Over 18 14 runs
KXI 4-201
17.6
Over 18. 14 runs. Bowler: Chris Morris. Punjab Kings: 4-201(rr 11.17)
OUT! Caught. Chris Morris to Nicholas Pooran. Off cutter short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to short fine leg, caught by Sakariya. Excellent diving catch! Pooran departs for a golden duck.
17.5 1
Chris Morris to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, mis-timed to long on for 1 run, fielded by Das.
17.4 6
SIX! Chris Morris to Lokesh Rahul. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs.
17.3
OUT! Caught. Chris Morris to Deepak Hooda. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on, caught by Das. Miles in the air and taken comfortably by Riyan Parag.
17.2 1
Chris Morris to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, outside off stump down the track Scoop, mis-timed to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Rahman.
17.1 6
SIX! Chris Morris to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, outside off stump moves in front Scoop, well timed in the air under control over fine leg for 6 runs. Scoops it neatly! 100 partnership for the third wicket.
Over 17 14 runs
KXI 0-0
16.7 4
Over 17. 15 runs. Bowler: Chetan Sakariya. Punjab Kings: 2-182(rr 10.71)
FREE HIT. FOUR! Chetan Sakariya to Deepak Hooda. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled past deep backward point for 4 runs.
16.6 4
FOUR! Chetan Sakariya to Deepak Hooda. Half volley, outside off stump deep in crease driving, well timed in the air under control to long off and it was a no ball.
16.5 4
FOUR! Chetan Sakariya to Deepak Hooda. Off cutter short, down leg side deep in crease hooking, well timed in the air under control past fine leg for 4 runs.
16.4
Chetan Sakariya to Deepak Hooda. Off cutter full toss, outside off stump moves in front Steer, missed for no runs, fielded by Samson.
16.3 1
Chetan Sakariya to Lokesh Rahul. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by Vohra.
16.2 1
Chetan Sakariya to Deepak Hooda. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump moves in front Slog, inside edge to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Rahman.
16.1
Chetan Sakariya to Deepak Hooda. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed for no runs, fielded by Samson.
Over 16 11 runs
KXI 2-172
15.6 1
Over 16. 11 runs. Bowler: Chris Morris. Punjab Kings: 2-172(rr 10.75)
Chris Morris to Deepak Hooda. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Buttler.
15.5 1
Chris Morris to Lokesh Rahul. Full toss, off stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Das.
15.4
Chris Morris to Lokesh Rahul. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, missed for no runs, fielded by Samson.
15.3 1
Chris Morris to Deepak Hooda. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Buttler. Here it is! Deepak Hooda brings up his third IPL fifty.
15.2 2
Chris Morris to Deepak Hooda. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 2 runs, shy attempt by Dube, fielded by Tewatia.
15.1 6
SIX! Chris Morris to Deepak Hooda. Length ball, outside off stump moves in front Slog, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs.
Over 15 11 runs
KXI 2-161
14.6 1
Over 15. 11 runs. Bowler: Mustafizur Rahman. Punjab Kings: 2-161(rr 10.73)
Mustafizur Rahman to Deepak Hooda. Off cutter back of a length, to leg moves in front driving, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Dube.
14.5 1
Mustafizur Rahman to Lokesh Rahul. Off cutter back of a length, middle stump on the back foot cutting, well timed to third man for 1 run, fielded by Tewatia.
14.4 6
SIX! Mustafizur Rahman to Lokesh Rahul. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled over fine leg for 6 runs.
14.3
Mustafizur Rahman to Lokesh Rahul. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Tewatia.
14.2 2
Mustafizur Rahman to Lokesh Rahul. Off cutter back of a length, middle stump on the back foot cutting, well timed to deep backward point for 2 runs, fielded by Dube.
14.1 1
Mustafizur Rahman to Deepak Hooda. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump moves in front driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long off for 1 run, dropped catch by Buttler, fielded by Stokes.
Over 14 20 runs
KXI 2-150
13.6 1
Over 14. 20 runs. Bowler: Shreyas Gopal. Punjab Kings: 2-150(rr 10.71)
Shreyas Gopal to Deepak Hooda. Quicker ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed to long on for 1 run, fielded by Morris.
13.5 6
SIX! Shreyas Gopal to Deepak Hooda. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs.
13.4
Shreyas Gopal to Deepak Hooda. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Rahman.
13.3 6
SIX! Shreyas Gopal to Deepak Hooda. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep square leg for 6 runs. Deepak Hooda is in beast mode. 50 partnership for the third wicket.
13.2 6
SIX! Shreyas Gopal to Deepak Hooda. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over deep extra cover for 6 runs.
13.1 1
Shreyas Gopal to Lokesh Rahul. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Morris.
Over 13 20 runs
KXI 2-130
12.6 6
Over 13. 20 runs. Bowler: Shivam Dube. Punjab Kings: 2-130(rr 10.00)
SIX! Shivam Dube to Deepak Hooda. Off cutter half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over deep extra cover for 6 runs.
12.5
Shivam Dube to Deepak Hooda. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed for no runs, fielded by Samson.
12.4 6
SIX! Shivam Dube to Deepak Hooda. Off cutter full toss, to leg on the front foot flick, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs.
12.3 1
Shivam Dube to Lokesh Rahul. Full toss, off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Das.
12.2 6
SIX! Shivam Dube to Lokesh Rahul. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs. Rahul whacks it aggressively over the fence. 22nd IPL fifty for Lokesh Rahul.
12.1 1
Shivam Dube to Deepak Hooda. Off cutter back of a length, outside off stump deep in crease working, in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Vohra.
Over 12 8 runs
KXI 2-110
11.6 1
Over 12. 8 runs. Bowler: Shreyas Gopal. Punjab Kings: 2-110(rr 9.17)
Shreyas Gopal to Deepak Hooda. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Vohra.
11.5 4
FOUR! Shreyas Gopal to Deepak Hooda. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Hooda makes a lovely flat sweep to the ropes.
11.4
Shreyas Gopal to Deepak Hooda. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump down the track working, to silly mid on for no runs.
11.3 1
Shreyas Gopal to Lokesh Rahul. Googly length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Morris.
11.2 1
Shreyas Gopal to Deepak Hooda. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Morris.
11.1 1
Shreyas Gopal to Lokesh Rahul. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Morris.
Over 11 13 runs
KXI 2-102
10.6 1
Over 11. 13 runs. Bowler: Rahul Tewatia. Punjab Kings: 2-102(rr 9.27)
Rahul Tewatia to Lokesh Rahul. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the back foot working, leading edge to point for 1 run, fielded by Gopal.
10.5 6
SIX! Rahul Tewatia to Lokesh Rahul. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs.
10.4 2
Rahul Tewatia to Lokesh Rahul. Leg spinner half volley, middle stump on the front foot cutting, well timed to deep extra cover for 2 runs, run save by Dube.
10.3 1
Rahul Tewatia to Deepak Hooda. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Das.
10.2 1
Rahul Tewatia to Lokesh Rahul. Googly back of a length, to leg backing away pulling, in the air under control to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Morris.
10.1 2
Rahul Tewatia to Lokesh Rahul. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Vohra.
Over 10 7 runs
KXI 2-89
9.6
Over 10. 7 runs. Bowler: Riyan Parag. Punjab Kings: 2-89(rr 8.90)
Riyan Parag to Deepak Hooda. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
9.5
OUT! Caught. Riyan Parag to Chris Gayle. Off break half volley, off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on, caught by Stokes. Second wicket down for Punjab! Stokes completes a safe catch near the ropes.
9.4 1
Riyan Parag to Lokesh Rahul. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, mis-timed to long on for 1 run, fielded by Morris.
9.3 1
Riyan Parag to Chris Gayle. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Buttler.
9.2 1
Riyan Parag to Lokesh Rahul. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Vohra.
9.1 4
FOUR! Riyan Parag to Lokesh Rahul. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs.
Over 9 12 runs
KXI 1-82
8.6 6
Over 9. 12 runs. Bowler: Rahul Tewatia. Punjab Kings: 1-82(rr 9.11)
SIX! Rahul Tewatia to Chris Gayle. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs.
8.5
Rahul Tewatia to Chris Gayle. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump deep in crease driving, mis-timed to silly mid on for no runs.
8.4 4
FOUR! Rahul Tewatia to Chris Gayle. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump deep in crease cutting, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs.
8.3
Rahul Tewatia to Chris Gayle. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump deep in crease cutting, to point for no runs, fielded by Morris.
8.2 1
Rahul Tewatia to Lokesh Rahul. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Buttler. 50 partnership for the second wicket.
8.1 1
Rahul Tewatia to Chris Gayle. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump deep in crease driving, to long off for 1 run, fielded by Buttler.
Over 8 12 runs
KXI 1-70
7.6 1
Over 8. 12 runs. Bowler: Ben Stokes. Punjab Kings: 1-70(rr 8.75)
Ben Stokes to Chris Gayle. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to leg gully for 1 run, fielded by Sakariya.
7.5
APPEAL! Ben Stokes to Chris Gayle. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, inside edge to backward point for no runs, fielded by Tewatia, appeal made for L.B.W.
7.4
Ben Stokes to Chris Gayle. Length ball, outside off stump no foot movement driving, missed for no runs, fielded by Samson.
7.3 6
SIX! Ben Stokes to Chris Gayle. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs.
7.2 1
Ben Stokes to Lokesh Rahul. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Vohra.
7.1 4
FOUR! Ben Stokes to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs.
Over 7 12 runs
KXI 1-58
6.6 2
Over 7. 12 runs. Bowler: Shreyas Gopal. Punjab Kings: 1-58(rr 8.29)
Shreyas Gopal to Chris Gayle. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed to deep point for 2 runs, fielded by Vohra.
6.5 4
FOUR! Shreyas Gopal to Chris Gayle. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs.
6.4 1
Shreyas Gopal to Lokesh Rahul. Leg spinner half volley, off stump on the front foot working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Tewatia.
6.3 4
FOUR! Shreyas Gopal to Lokesh Rahul. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump backing away driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs, dropped catch by Stokes. Stokes drops the hard chance and the ball races to the ropes.
6.2
Shreyas Gopal to Lokesh Rahul. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the back foot driving, back to bowler for no runs.
6.1 1
Shreyas Gopal to Chris Gayle. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Vohra.
Over 6 7 runs
KXI 1-46
5.6 1
Over 6. Power Play Fielding. 7 runs. Bowler: Chris Morris. Punjab Kings: 1-46(rr 7.67)
Chris Morris to Chris Gayle. Short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, in the air under control to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Vohra.
5.5 4
FOUR! Chris Morris to Chris Gayle. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs.
5.4
Chris Morris to Chris Gayle. Bouncer, down leg side ducked Leave, Left for no runs, fielded by Samson.
5.3 2
Chris Morris to Chris Gayle. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot cutting, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep extra cover for 2 runs, fielded by Buttler.
5.2
Chris Morris to Chris Gayle. Off cutter length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, missed for no runs, fielded by Samson.
5.1
Chris Morris to Chris Gayle. Length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, hit pad to backward point for no runs, fielded by Tewatia.
Over 5 8 runs
KXI 1-39
4.6 1
Over 5. Power Play Fielding. 8 runs. Bowler: Mustafizur Rahman. Punjab Kings: 1-39(rr 7.80)
Mustafizur Rahman to Chris Gayle. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to mid on for 1 run, fielded by Morris.
4.5
Mustafizur Rahman to Chris Gayle. Back of a length, outside off stump moves in front driving, mis-timed to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
4.4 4
FOUR! Mustafizur Rahman to Chris Gayle. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. Beautiful shot! Gayle smashes it straight down the ground.
4.4 1
Wide Mustafizur Rahman to Chris Gayle. Yorker, down leg side on the back foot working, Play and Miss (Leg Side) for 1 run, shy attempt by Samson.
4.3 1
Mustafizur Rahman to Lokesh Rahul. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot driving, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Das.
4.2 1
Mustafizur Rahman to Chris Gayle. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, inside edge to short leg for 1 run, fielded by Sakariya.
4.1
Mustafizur Rahman to Chris Gayle. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
Over 4 9 runs
KXI 1-31
3.6 1
Over 4. Power Play Fielding. 9 runs. Bowler: Chris Morris. Punjab Kings: 1-31(rr 7.75)
Chris Morris to Chris Gayle. Half volley, to leg on the back foot working, leading edge in the air uncontrolled to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Das.
3.5 1
Chris Morris to Lokesh Rahul. Off cutter length ball, middle stump on the back foot working, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Das.
3.5 1
Wide Chris Morris to Lokesh Rahul. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) for 1 run, fielded by Samson.
3.4
Chris Morris to Lokesh Rahul. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
3.3
Chris Morris to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, middle stump on the back foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
3.2 2
Chris Morris to Lokesh Rahul. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed to deep backward point for 2 runs, run save by Vohra.
3.1 4
FOUR! Chris Morris to Lokesh Rahul. Out-swinging back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, outside edge past third man for 4 runs.
Over 3 1 run
KXI 1-22
2.6
Over 3. Power Play Fielding. 1 run. Bowler: Chetan Sakariya. Punjab Kings: 1-22(rr 7.33)
Chetan Sakariya to Chris Gayle. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot shoulders arms, Left for no runs, fielded by Samson.
2.5
Chetan Sakariya to Chris Gayle. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left for no runs, fielded by Samson.
2.4
OUT! Caught. Chetan Sakariya to Mayank Agarwal. Length ball, off stump backing away driving, outside edge, caught by Samson. Chetan Sakariya picks up his maiden IPL wicket. Agarwal goes for the ambitious drive but ends up getting an outside edge.
2.3 1
Chetan Sakariya to Lokesh Rahul. Out-swinging length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Das.
2.2
APPEAL! Chetan Sakariya to Lokesh Rahul. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot glancing, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Stokes, appeal made for L.B.W.
2.1
Chetan Sakariya to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
Over 2 11 runs
KXI 0-21
1.6 4
Over 2. Power Play Fielding. 11 runs. Bowler: Mustafizur Rahman. Punjab Kings: 0-21(rr 10.50)
FOUR! Mustafizur Rahman to Mayank Agarwal. In-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.
1.5 2
Mustafizur Rahman to Mayank Agarwal. Back of a length, to leg on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Das.
1.5 1
Wide Mustafizur Rahman to Mayank Agarwal. In-swinging half volley, down leg side on the front foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) for 1 run, fielded by Samson.
1.4 1
Mustafizur Rahman to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Sakariya.
1.3 1
Mustafizur Rahman to Mayank Agarwal. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for 1 run.
1.2
APPEAL! Mustafizur Rahman to Mayank Agarwal. In-swinging length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, hit pad to backward point for no runs, fielded by Tewatia, appeal made for L.B.W.
1.1 2
Mustafizur Rahman to Mayank Agarwal. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 2 runs, mis-fielded by Dube, fielded by Vohra.
Over 1 10 runs
KXI 0-10
0.6 4
Over 1. Power Play Fielding. 10 runs. Bowler: Chetan Sakariya. Punjab Kings: 0-10(rr 10.00)
FOUR! Chetan Sakariya to Lokesh Rahul. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs.
0.5 1
Chetan Sakariya to Mayank Agarwal. Length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run, shy attempt by Morris, fielded by Samson.
0.4
Chetan Sakariya to Mayank Agarwal. Back of a length, middle stump on the back foot Steer, to short third man for no runs, fielded by Rahman.
0.3 4
FOUR! Chetan Sakariya to Mayank Agarwal. Back of a length, off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Mayank Agarwal slaps it hard to the ropes for a boundary.
0.2 1
Chetan Sakariya to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, inside edge to gully for 1 run, shy attempt by Tewatia.
0.1
NEW BALL. Chetan Sakariya to Lokesh Rahul. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, to mid on for no runs, fielded by Dube.
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Start of Punjab Kings Innings. Welcome to the fourth match of Vivo IPL 2021 Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings live from Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Rajasthan Royals won the toss and opted to bowl first. The players are out in the middle. Here we go.
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Start of Innings. Welcome to the fourth match of Vivo IPL 2021 Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings live from Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Rajasthan Royals won the toss and opted to bowl first. The players are out in the middle. Here we go.
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Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to bowl.
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Teams will be announced at the toss

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Match Prediction

There is a lot of talk around the three teams who have never won the IPL and how they’ve under-achieved. However, not a lot of attention has gone towards RR’s inconsistency and inability to make it to the top four regularly.

Since winning the IPL title in the first season (2008), RR have made it to the playoffs just three times (2013, 2015 and 2018) and have failed to reach the final even once. Over the last couple of years, they have been poor. In 2019, they just about managed to avoid the wooden spoon finish but couldn’t do the same in 2020 as they finished last.

This year, RR have made a few changes and their line-up looks a lot better. RR’s overseas core was always one of the best in the tournaments and it is no different this time around either. However, Chris Morris’ inclusion is a massive one. The South African all-rounder is a very good death bowler and can tonk at the end with the bat.

Mustafizur Rahman is a good backup for Archer as well. There are rumours going around the Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler might open and that gives a fiery look to the side with Sanju Samson to follow. This is the debut season as captain for Samson as well.

On the other hand, Punjab Kings are the perennial under-achievers in the IPL. Year after year, it is the same story for them. Over the last three years, they have come very close to making it to the playoffs but they falter at the end. In fact, Punjab are a team which has made it to the playoffs the least number of times.

Punjab have a fantastic top four in KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle and Nicholas Pooran. There is Dawid Malan waiting in the wings as well. The bowling wears a pretty good look as well and they have quite a few options.

However, the middle-order is once again an issue and they don’t really have a proper Indian No. 7. The only player who slots in there is Fabien Allen and if he is to be picked that means, Punjab either need to leave Gayle/Pooran out or play just one overseas fast bowler.

Team News

Team news: Rajasthan Royals

RR suffered a big blow ahead of the start of the 2021 season of the IPL. Jofra Archer was ruled out of the first few games of the tournament as he underwent a hand surgery. There are no other injury concerns for the Sanju Samson-led side.

Team news: Punjab Kings

Punjab Kings have no injury issues and all the players are available for this game.

Predicted XI

Rajasthan Royals: Yashasvi Jaiswal/Manan Vohra, Jos Butler, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson, Riyan Parag, Shivam Dube, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Shreyas Gopal, Mustafizur Rahman/Andrew Tye, Kartik Tyagi

Punjab Kings: KL Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Sarfaraz Khan/Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Jhye Richardson, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Murugan Ashwin/Arshdeep Singh

Key players

Jos Buttler: Jos Buttler has been very consistent for RR over the last few years. He has scored 1187 runs at an average of 42.39 and a strike-rate of 151.21 in the last three years.

He found excellent success at the top of the order but the team management moved Ben Stokes to the top and Buttler dropped down the order halfway through the last season. There are reports that Buttler is likely to open. However, irrespective of where he bats, Buttler will be a massive threat as he is a game-changer.

Mayank Agarwal: Mayank Agarwal may be a vital player at the top of the order for PKBS. The Karnataka lad was crucial for them last year as well. He aggregated 424 runs at an average of 38.54 and a strike-rate of 156.45 and it was his best ever season in the history of his IPL career.

With KL Rahul anchoring the innings, the onus will be on Agarwal to blast away in the powerplay and be the aggressor, like he did in the 2020 season.

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