RR vs KXIP Match Report 9
The match between RR and KXIP was sensational in the true sense recording the highest successful run-chase in the Indian Premier League history as RR beat Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) by four wickets in the Dream11 IPL 2020 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Sunday.
With KXIP in the batting spot, they made a great start with Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul. The two played extremely well and KXIP marched towards sixty at the end of the powerplay, with Mayank and Rahul scoring 29 and 26 runs, respectively.
The powerplay was over, but that was not all! KXIP continued to score at a really rapid pace. While Mayank got a reprieve in the seventh over despite a fine fielding effort from Riyan Parag near the boundary rope, the KXIP opener continued to attack, hitting two sixes and a four in the next over bowled by Rahul Tewatia.
RR managed to stop the Mayank-Rahul juggernaut over the course of the next three overs. While Tom Curran dismissed Mayank after his 50-ball 106-run knock, which included 10 fours and 7 sixes, Ankit Rajpoot got Rahul out for 69 on the final ball of the 18th over. However, RR still managed to score 29 off the last two overs as Nicholas Pooran scoring 25* off 8 and Glenn Maxwell scoring 13* off 9 balls to take KXIP to 223/2, which is presently the highest team score in the IPL 2020.
It was the final ball of the 19th over that was truly breathtaking. Murugan Ashwin bowled and took a wicket off Riyan Parag. Curran hit a four on the third ball of the final over thus declaring a clear win.
Match: RR vs KXIP, 9th Match, Indian Premier League 2020
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2020
Toss: Rajasthan Royals won the toss and opt to bowl
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Richard Illingworth, Krishnamachari Srinivasan
Third Umpire: Chettithody Shamshuddin
Match Referee: Vengalil Narayan Kutty
Rajasthan Royals Squad
PlayingSteven Smith (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Tom Curran, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Jaydev Unadkat
Kings XI Punjab Squad
PlayingMayank Agarwal, Lokesh Rahul (c & wk), Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Karun Nair, James Neesham, Sarfaraz Khan, Murugan Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell, Ravi Bishnoi
|KL Rahul||c Shreyas Gopal b Ankit Rajpoot||69||54||127.77||7||1|
|Mayank Agarwal||c Sanju Samson b Tom Curran||106||50||212||10||7|
|Glenn Maxwell||NOT OUT||13||9||144.44||2||0|
|Nicholas Pooran||NOT OUT||25||8||312.5||1||3|
|EXTRAS||(nb 1, w 8, b 1, lb 0, pen 0)||10|
|TOTAL||(2 wickets; 20 overs)||223|
|Jos Buttler||c Sarfaraz Khan b Sheldon Cottrell||4||7||57.14||0||0|
|Steve Smith||c Mohammad Shami b Jimmy Neesham||50||27||185.18||7||2|
|Sanju Samson||c KL Rahul b Mohammad Shami||85||42||202.38||4||7|
|Rahul Tewatia||c Mayank Agarwal b Mohammad Shami||53||31||170.96||0||7|
|Robin Uthappa||c Nicholas Pooran b Mohammad Shami||9||4||225||2||0|
|Jofra Archer||NOT OUT||13||3||433.33||0||2|
|Riyan Parag||b Murugan Ashwin||0||2||0||0||0|
|Tom Curran||NOT OUT||4||1||400||1||0|
|EXTRAS||(nb 0, w 6, b 1, lb 1, pen 0)||8|
|TOTAL||(6 wickets; 19.3 overs)||226|