Match 4: RR VS PBKS
Punjab Kings (PBKS) had an overwhelming victory in Match 4 of the VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Monday.
Chasing a total of 221, RR needed a powerful and explosive start from their openers. But they were denied the same as Mohammad Shami and Arshdeep Singh held onto catches off their own bowling to dismiss Ben Stokes and Manan Vohra respectively.
Requiring 48 off the final four overs, skipper Rahul brought Shami back into the attack.
Further, the RR skipper though being the right-hander brought up a very big century, becoming the first batsman to get a hundred on IPL captaincy debut. However, PBKS managed to dismiss Rahul Tewatia as Meredith picked his maiden IPL wicket in the penultimate over.
Finally, Hooda was successful in hitting 5 huge sixes over the course of the 13th and 14th over. Firstly, he smashed two sixes off the medium pace of Shivam Dube, and then took Shreyas Gopal to the cleaners, with three sixes.
PBKS was strong-headed at 161-2, with five overs to go. The Royals were struggling to pick up a wicket with both Hooda and Rahul eying to finish on a high note. The duo added 26 runs off the next two overs before Hooda’s fine innings came to an end. Nicholas Pooran did not disturb the scorers after the left-hander got out for a first-ball by hitting a win.
Match:RR vs PBKS, 4th Match, Indian Premier League 2021
Date:Monday, April 12, 2021
Toss:Rajasthan Royals won the toss and opt to bowl
Venue:Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Umpires:Sundaram Ravi, Anil Kumar Chaudhary
Third Umpire:Virender Sharma
Match Referee:Manu Nayyar
Rajasthan Royals Squad:
Playing:Manan Vohra, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Shivam Dube, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Shreyas Gopal, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman
Bench:Liam Livingstone, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi, Andrew Tye, Jofra Archer, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, Kuldip Yadav, Yashasvi Jaiswal, David Miller, KC Cariappa, Mahipal Lomror, Akash Singh
Punjab Kings Squad:
Playing:KL Rahul (c & wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson, Murugan Ashwin, Riley Meredith, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
Bench:Prabhsimran Singh, Moises Henriques, Chris Jordan, Mandeep Singh, Dawid Malan, Jalaj Saxena, Sarfaraz Khan, Fabian Allen, Saurabh Kumar, Ishan Porel, Utkarsh Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Harpreet Brar, Ravi Bishnoi
PUNJAB KINGS INNINGS:
(RUN RATE: 11.05)
|KL Rahul||c Rahul Tewatia b Chetan Sakariya||91||50||182||7||5|
|Mayank Agarwal||c Sanju Samson b Chetan Sakariya||14||9||155.55||2||0|
|Chris Gayle||c Ben Stokes b Riyan Parag||40||28||142.85||4||2|
|Deepak Hooda||c Riyan Parag b Chris Morris||64||28||228.57||4||6|
|Nicholas Pooran||c Chetan Sakariya b Chris Morris||0||1||0||0||0|
|Shahrukh Khan||NOT OUT||6||4||150||1||0|
|Jhye Richardson||c Chris Morris b Chetan Sakariya||0||2||0||0||0|
|EXTRAS||(nb 2, w 4, b 0, lb 0, pen 0)||6|
|TOTAL||(6 wickets; 20 overs)||221|
|DID NOT BAT:||Murugan Ashwin ,Mohammad Shami ,Riley Meredith ,Arshdeep Singh|
FALL OF WICKETS
1-22 (Agarwal, 2.4 ov) ,2-89 (Gayle, 9.5 ov) ,3-194 (Hooda, 17.3 ov) ,4-201 (Pooran, 17.6 ov) ,5-220 (Rahul, 19.2 ov) ,6-221 (Richardson, 19.6 ov)
RAJASTHAN ROYALS INNINGS:
(RUN RATE: 10.85)
|Ben Stokes||c & b Mohammad Shami||0||3||0||0||0|
|Manan Vohra||c & b Arshdeep Singh||12||8||150||1||1|
|Sanju Samson||c Deepak Hooda b Arshdeep Singh||119||63||188.88||12||7|
|Jos Buttler||b Jhye Richardson||25||13||192.3||5||0|
|Shivam Dube||c Deepak Hooda b Arshdeep Singh||23||15||153.33||3||0|
|Riyan Parag||c KL Rahul b Mohammad Shami||25||11||227.27||1||3|
|Rahul Tewatia||c KL Rahul b Riley Meredith||2||4||50||0||0|
|Chris Morris||NOT OUT||2||4||50||0||0|
|EXTRAS||(nb 1, w 6, b 0, lb 2, pen 0)||9|
|TOTAL||(7 wickets; 20 overs)||217|
|DID NOT BAT:||Shreyas Gopal ,Chetan Sakariya ,Mustafizur Rahman|
FALL OF WICKETS
1-0 (Stokes, 0.3 ov) ,2-25 (Vohra, 3.2 ov) ,3-70 (Buttler, 7.3 ov) ,4-123 (Dube, 12.4 ov) ,5-175 (Parag, 16.2 ov) ,6-201 (Tewatia, 18.1 ov) ,7-217 (Samson, 19.6 ov)