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 Info:

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

Time:7:30 PM

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


(RUN RATE: 11.05)

KL Rahulc Rahul Tewatia b Chetan Sakariya915018275
Mayank Agarwalc Sanju Samson b Chetan Sakariya149155.5520
Chris Gaylec Ben Stokes b Riyan Parag4028142.8542
Deepak Hoodac Riyan Parag b Chris Morris6428228.5746
Nicholas Pooranc Chetan Sakariya b Chris Morris01000
Shahrukh KhanNOT OUT6415010
Jhye Richardsonc Chris Morris b Chetan Sakariya02000
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
Chetan Sakariya43137.7513
Mustafizur Rahman445011.254
Chris Morris441210.258
Shreyas Gopal340013.333
Ben Stokes1120122
Rahul Tewatia225012.52
Riyan Parag17172
Shivam Dube1200201


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)


(RUN RATE: 10.85)

Ben Stokesc & b Mohammad Shami03000
Manan Vohrac & b Arshdeep Singh12815011
Sanju Samsonc Deepak Hooda b Arshdeep Singh11963188.88127
Jos Buttlerb Jhye Richardson2513192.350
Shivam Dubec Deepak Hooda b Arshdeep Singh2315153.3330
Riyan Paragc KL Rahul b Mohammad Shami2511227.2713
Rahul Tewatiac KL Rahul b Riley Meredith245000
Chris MorrisNOT OUT245000
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
Mohammad Shami43328.2513
Jhye Richardson455113.755
Arshdeep Singh43538.759
Riley Meredith449112.256
Murugan Ashwin443010.757


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)