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Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals, Match 32 Commentary, Live Updates

PBKS vs RR, 2021 - T20 Live Commentary

Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals Scorecard
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Match Ended   
183/4 (20.0/20)
185 (20.0/20)
Rajasthan Royals beat Punjab Kings by 2 runs
That concludes the proceedings from this thrilling game. The next game on Wednesday, 22nd September 2021 will be played between Delhi and Hyderabad in Dubai. The action will begin at 6 pm local (2 pm GMT) but you can join us in advance for the build-up. Cheers!
KARTIK TYAGI IS THE MAN OF THE MATCH! Says that he feels really good and he is happy that he got the chance in the first game here. Tells that he has been speaking to his seniors for the past 2 years and he kept believing that he bowls well in the death overs. Tells that games keep changing and he has been noticing this and it feels good that it worked out in their favour. Shares that when he was a net bowler for India's tour of Australia, he has been told that he needs to bowl fuller and he has practised bowling in that channel now.
Sanju Samson, the captain of Rajasthan, says that they kept on believing and somewhere they had that fight left. Shares that he kept the overs of Kartik Tyagi and Mustafizur Rahman for the backend and it worked out. Adds that when you win the game, every decision you make turns out to be the right decision and he always keeps his faith in his bowlers. Tells that Kartik was confident about his wide yorkers and their field setting was good too. Opines that 185 was a good score on this deck and if they could have been better on the field, they could have won the game early.
Evin Lewis is in for a quick chat! Says that he felt good and the wicket was great to bat on. Feels that 200 would have been a good score but is happy that they won the game. Tells us that they were really switched on in the last 10 overs of the game. Shares that they just tried to keep it simple and feels that it was a fighting total.
KL Rahul, the skipper of Punjab, says that it is a tough one to swallow and says that they have experienced games like these before. Adds that they will look to learn and handle pressure better. Says that sometimes under pressure, when the target is achievable, you try to finish things quickly, and maybe the pressure gets to you. On Arshdeep and Shami, KL replies that they bowled really well and pulled things back very nicely. Mentions that it was good that he, Mayank Agarwal, and Aiden Markram got some runs and hopes that their form will help them going forward.
Presentation time...
A narrow escape for Rajasthan. They will be relieved with this victory as they move up to number 5 on the points table. Their batting attempt was strong but flopping in the last 5 overs nearly cost them the game. This is one area they would like to address. For Punjab, they will have to quickly leave this defeat behind and bounce back. There were plenty of positives for them in this match. The bowling of Mohammed Shami and Arshdeep Singh, the batting form of their top order and Punjab only need to find a way to deal with the pressure situation better, especially with the bat.
We have seen many close games in the past, some excellent death bowling as well and this last over from Kartik Tyagi has to be right up there. To keep composure and bowl 5 dot balls in the last over with the defeat looking imminent, he must have nerves of steel. Rajasthan required a miracle to secure two points from this match and Tyagi waved his magic wand when it mattered the most. Hats off!
It's a shocker, to say the least for Punjab. A hard loss to swallow. This game was in their bag and there was no way Rajasthan would have stolen it. But they did the unimaginable. It was a stiff chase for Punjab but their reliable openers raised a century partnership to make things easy. KL Rahul was very lucky during his stay as he was dropped thrice and he went on to provide Punjab with a quick start. He was the aggressor initially and Mayank Agarwal took his time to settle down. Once Agarwal was set, he played some extraordinary shots and put Punjab in a commanding position. The Pink team did get a sniff after dismissing both KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal in quick succession but the quickfire stand between Nicholas Pooran and Aiden Markram almost closed the doors of a comeback for them. Yeah, we have to say 'almost' now as Punjab left a little gap open and Rajasthan managed to sneak in.
Kartik Tyagi, you superstar! He has shell-shocked Punjab. 4 needed off the last 6 balls and Punjab have lost by 2 runs. Complete shambles! You don't see that happen often but with Punjab, it's becoming a norm. KL Rahul cannot believe it. His team has imploded.
End Of The Over 20 : 183/4
1 Runs
  • 019.1
  • 119.2
  • W19.3
  • 019.4
  • W19.5
  • 019.6
F. Allen
0 (1)
A. Markram
26 (20)
K. Tyagi
4-0-29-2
19.6
0
Kartik Tyagi To Fabian Allen
RAJASTHAN HAVE DONE IT! What a superb over from Tyagi! He is the reason that Rajasthan have gone past the finish line. They have snatched victory from the jaws of defeat. Punjab just needed 4 off the final over but they have failed to win this game. A pinpoint yorker, outside off, Allen tries to hit this one out but misses. RAJASTHAN WIN BY 2 RUNS!
Fabian Allen walks in next. Three to win the game, 2 to take it into the Super Over.
19.5
W
Kartik Tyagi To Deepak Hooda OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! WOW! What a game this is turning out to be! Another wicket and Rajasthan are in the driving seat now. On a length, wider outside off again, Deepak Hooda reaches out and looks to play this to the off side but the ball takes the outside edge and Sanju Samson is not going to drop this. 3 more needed on the last ball!
19.4
0
Kartik Tyagi To Deepak Hooda
DOT! 3 needed in 2 now! Wider, fuller, outside off, Deepak Hooda moves across and looks to play at this but misses. Valuable dot.
Who will come out next? Fabian Allen or Deepak Hooda? It's Deepak Hooda.
19.3
W
Kartik Tyagi To Nicholas Pooran OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Is there a twist in the game? Nicholas Pooran loses his wicket at the very end of the innings and he fails to close the game out for his side. A fuller ball, slanting across the southpaw, Pooran just looks to guide this to the off side but only manages a thin outside edge, which is gobbled up by Sanju Samson behind the sticks. 3 more needed in 3 balls!
19.2
1
Kartik Tyagi To Aiden Markram
Just one! Fuller this time, around off, Aiden Markram swings across the line but only manages an inside edge to deep square leg for one. 3 needed in 4 balls!
19.1
0
Kartik Tyagi To Aiden Markram
Good start by Tyagi! Dot ball. A full toss, around off, hit to the fielder at covers. 4 needed in 5 now!
End Of The Over 19 : 182/2
4 Runs
  • 018.1
  • 018.2
  • 118.3
  • 118.4
  • 118.5
  • 118.6
A. Markram
25 (18)
N. Pooran
32 (21)
M. Rahman
4-0-30-0
18.6
1
Mustafizur Rahman To Aiden Markram
Yes, he can! Just a run off the final ball and just 4 from the over. Around middle, this is hit through covers for one. 4 more needed in 6 balls.
18.5
1
Mustafizur Rahman To Nicholas Pooran
Fullish, on off, jammed out through mid on for one. A really good penultimate over so far from the Fizz. Can he end it well?
18.4
1
Mustafizur Rahman To Aiden Markram
Great stop by Chetan Sakariya! Saved a certain boundary there. A touch short, slower in pace again, on middle, Aiden Markram moves to the leg side and looks to cut this one away. He only manages an outside edge, which goes to the right of the keeper. Samson flies, but fails to grab it. It deflects behind and Chetan Sakariya dives to his left at short third man to stop the racing ball. Only a single.
18.3
1
Mustafizur Rahman To Nicholas Pooran
Fuller again, outside off, Nicholas Pooran looks to dig it out but only manages an outside edge down to third man. The fielder there is standing very straight and hence only a single.
18.2
0
Mustafizur Rahman To Nicholas Pooran
Well bowled by the Fizz! A full toss, outside off, dipping down, Pooran gets low and looks to push this but fails to connect.
18.1
0
Mustafizur Rahman To Nicholas Pooran
Short and wide outside off, Nicholas Pooran looks to fire his cut away but misses.
End Of The Over 18 : 178/2
10 Runs
  • 617.1
  • 117.2
  • 117.3
  • 017.4
  • 117.5
  • 117.6
N. Pooran
30 (17)
A. Markram
23 (16)
C. Morris
4-0-47-0
17.6
1
Chris Morris To Nicholas Pooran
Just 8 more needed now! A full toss, around off, Pooran just taps this to point for one.
17.5
1
Chris Morris To Aiden Markram
Overthrows! Around off, length, pushed towards mid on. Aiden Markram sends Pooran back as the fielder scores a direct hit at the non-striker's end. There is no one backing up and the batters then take the run.
17.4
0
Chris Morris To Aiden Markram
A full toss, around middle and leg, above waist height, but dipping down. Aiden Markram just sits under this one. The umpire does not move and does not indicate anything.
17.3
1
Chris Morris To Nicholas Pooran
Around off, hit across the line to the leg side for one. Brings up the 50-run stand between Pooran and Markram. Just 10 more needed now!
17.2
1
Chris Morris To Aiden Markram
Fuller, around off, hit towards mid on for one.
17.1
6
Chris Morris To Aiden Markram
SIX! High and handsome! That was very, very, veryyyyy big! One South African gets the better of the other! Morris serves this slower, on a length, around off, Aiden Markram picks this delivery early and smokes this one way over deep mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 17 : 168/2
14 Runs
  • 416.1
  • 016.2
  • 616.3
  • 316.4
  • 016.5
  • 116.6
A. Markram
15 (12)
N. Pooran
28 (15)
M. Rahman
3-0-26-0
16.6
1
Mustafizur Rahman To Aiden Markram
A single to end the 17th over. Around off, pushed through mid off for one. 14 from the over and Punjab need 18 more from 18 balls.
16.5
0
Mustafizur Rahman To Aiden Markram
Slower, back of the hand from the Fizz, on middle, Aiden awkwardly fends it out to the off side.
16.4
3
Mustafizur Rahman To Nicholas Pooran
Wider outside off, a length delivery, Nicholas Pooran looks to clear the cover boundary but only manages to loft this in the deep. It lands safe and two fielders ensure that the ball does not cross the ropes. Three taken.
16.3
6
Mustafizur Rahman To Nicholas Pooran
SIX! SHOT! That is a monster of a shot. Clean stroke. Around off and middle, on a length, Nicholas Pooran pumps this one all the way over deep mid-wicket. This is the highest score of Nicholas Pooran in the Indian T20 League, 2021, so far.
16.2
0
Mustafizur Rahman To Nicholas Pooran
Shortish, outside off, NP looks to flash but misses his shot.
16.1
4
Mustafizur Rahman To Nicholas Pooran
EDGY FOUR! Pooran will take that. Punjab will take that. Length delivery, closer to off, Nicholas Pooran looks to chop this away but the ball takes the outside edge and speeds away to the third man fence, beating the fielder to his right.
Strategic Time-Out! 32 needed more off 24 balls and it's turning out to be a pretty straightforward chase for Punjab. They did lose their openers in quick succession but Aiden Markram and Nicholas Pooran have batted sensibly so far. Rajasthan need wickets in a heap to get back in this match. Can they do it? Here is Mustafizur Rahman to operate after the break...
End Of The Over 16 : 154/2
6 Runs
  • 115.1
  • 115.2
  • 115.3
  • 015.4
  • 1 WD15.5
  • 115.5
  • 115.6
N. Pooran
15 (11)
A. Markram
14 (10)
C. Morris
3-0-37-0
15.6
1
Chris Morris To Nicholas Pooran
Another single as Nicholas Pooran gently dabs this to the point region. The fielder has a shy at the striker's end but he misses. A tidy over from Morris, just 6 off it.
15.5
1
Chris Morris To Aiden Markram
Outside off, on a length, worked to the fielder at mid off for one.
15.5
wd
Chris Morris To Aiden Markram
WIDE. This is slipped down the leg side, Aiden misses his tuck.
15.4
0
Chris Morris To Aiden Markram
Length, around off, Aiden Markram punches this to the right of mid off, where Yashasvi Jaiswal dives and stops the ball.
15.3
1
Chris Morris To Nicholas Pooran
Slower, around off, length, Pooran taps this to point for an easy single.
15.2
1
Chris Morris To Aiden Markram
Around off, on a length, driven aerially through cover-point for a run.
15.1
1
Chris Morris To Nicholas Pooran
Shortish, around off, Pooran pulls this through mid-wicket for one.
End Of The Over 15 : 148/2
6 Runs
  • 114.1
  • 014.2
  • 014.3
  • 014.4
  • 114.5
  • 414.6
A. Markram
12 (7)
N. Pooran
12 (8)
K. Tyagi
3-0-28-0
14.6
4
Kartik Tyagi To Aiden Markram
FOUR! Spoils a good over! Tyagi serves a half-volley around off, Markram shows the full face of his bat and crunches it down the ground for a boundary. No chance for long off. 38 needed off 30 balls.
14.5
1
Kartik Tyagi To Nicholas Pooran
Very full and on off at 135.9 kph, Pooran drives it to extra cover and steals a single.
14.4
0
Kartik Tyagi To Nicholas Pooran
Beaten again! This is excellent bowling from Kartik Tyagi. Varies his pace and bowls it at 108 clicks. Full and outside off, Pooran is early into his attempted drive and misses.
14.3
0
Kartik Tyagi To Nicholas Pooran
Beaten! Kartik Tyagi angles across a length ball, outside off, Nicholas Pooran tries to play a booming drive but fails to connect.
14.2
0
Kartik Tyagi To Nicholas Pooran
A bouncer around leg, Pooran ducks.
14.1
1
Kartik Tyagi To Aiden Markram
Starts this spell with a fuller delivery on middle, Aiden Markram flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
End Of The Over 14 : 142/2
16 Runs
  • 213.1
  • 213.2
  • 113.3
  • 413.4
  • 113.5
  • 613.6
N. Pooran
11 (4)
A. Markram
7 (5)
R. Parag
1-0-16-0
13.6
6
Riyan Parag To Nicholas Pooran
SIX! Hammered away! That's a mighty fine shot.  Shortish and around off, Nicholas Pooran latches onto it and launches it over long on. 44 needed off 36 balls.
Change. Kartik Tyagi returns. 2-0-22-0 so far.
13.5
1
Riyan Parag To Aiden Markram
Forces a full ball down to long off for a single.
13.4
4
Riyan Parag To Aiden Markram
FOUR! Poor line and length from Riyan Parag. Short in length and down the leg side, Markram goes for the pull shot but ends up gloving it wide of short fine leg for a boundary.
13.3
1
Riyan Parag To Nicholas Pooran
Tossed up around leg, Pooran kneels and paddles it behind square leg for a single.
13.2
2
Riyan Parag To Nicholas Pooran
A side-arm delivery, below sea level as Sunil Gavaskar would call, it's full and on middle, Pooran clips it in front of square leg for two.
13.1
2
Riyan Parag To Nicholas Pooran
Great running between the wickets! Slightly short and outside off, Pooran powers it down to long on and they take two.
End Of The Over 13 : 126/2
6 Runs
  • 212.1
  • 112.2
  • 112.3
  • 112.4
  • 112.5
  • W12.6
M. Agarwal
67 (43)
A. Markram
2 (3)
R. Tewatia
3-0-23-1
12.6
W
Rahul Tewatia To Mayank Agarwal OUT!
OUT! Caught! Both the set batsmen dismissed and Rajasthan have an opening now. Rahul Tewatia gives this one a good flight and serves it on a fuller length outside off, Mayank Agarwal probably was looking for an inside-out shot over extra cover but all he manages is a thick outside edge on his shot. Ends up slicing it to deep point where Liam Livingstone completes the catch. 60 needed off 42 balls.
Nicholas Pooran is the new man in. He did not have the best of outings in the first phase of the tournament. Will he be able to redeem himself in UAE? Also, Riyan Parag is into the attack.
12.5
1
Rahul Tewatia To Aiden Markram
Knocks a full ball down to long on and rotates the strike.
12.4
1
Rahul Tewatia To Mayank Agarwal
NOT OUT! Flatter one, around middle, Mayank steps back and slaps it to covers.  Yashasvi Jaiswal makes a diving stop there and seeing that, Mayank Agarwal is sent back by Aiden Markram. There is a direct hit at the striker's end and the ball now deflects to mid-wicket. The batters cross. The appeal is made for a run out but Agarwal is found to be safe in the replays.
12.3
1
Rahul Tewatia To Aiden Markram
Googly, full and around off, Markram drives it back towards the bowler who fails to stop it and the ball travels to long off. Markram is away with a single.
Run out appeal taken upstairs. Mayank Agarwal seems to be safe, though. Yes, Mayank is safe, as per the replays.
12.2
1
Rahul Tewatia To Mayank Agarwal
Loopy delivery, it lands full and around off, Mayank goes down on one knee for the slog-sweep but doesn't get the right connection. It flies over mid on and goes on one bounce to the fielder in the deep. A single taken.
12.1
2
Rahul Tewatia To Mayank Agarwal
Flighted and on middle, Mayank Agarwal works it in front of square leg and scampers back for the second run.
Change. Rahul Tewatia (2-0-17-0) to roll his arm again.
End Of The Over 12 : 120/1
7 Runs
  • 411.1
  • 1 WD11.2
  • 011.2
  • 111.3
  • 111.4
  • W11.5
  • 011.6
A. Markram
0 (1)
M. Agarwal
63 (39)
C. Sakariya
3-0-31-1
11.6
0
Chetan Sakariya To Aiden Markram
Fuller and slower on off, Aiden defends it on the leg side. Looks for a run but is sent back. End of a successful over from Chetan Sakariya.
11.5
W
Chetan Sakariya To KL Rahul OUT!
OUT! Caught at short third man! KL Rahul runs out of his luck. Three dropped catches earlier but this one has been accepted by the fielder. Another opener gets dismissed on 49 in this match. Chetan Sakariya serves it a bit short around off and takes it away with the angle, KL Rahul rocks back to cut but it finds the outer half of the blade and goes straight to Kartik Tyagi. He hangs on to the catch and finally, Rajasthan have a breakthrough. Can they capitalize?  66 needed off 49 balls.
Aiden Markram walks out at Number 3.
11.4
1
Chetan Sakariya To Mayank Agarwal
Easy pickings. Chetan Sakariya bowls a gentle delivery outside off, on a length, it's hit through point for another run.
11.3
1
Chetan Sakariya To KL Rahul
On a good length outside off, change of pace, Rahul plays it down to cover-point for one.
11.2
0
Chetan Sakariya To KL Rahul
Short and wide outside off, Rahul tries to cut but ends up chopping down towards short third man.
11.2
wd
Chetan Sakariya To KL Rahul
Wide! Angling away from the batsman, wide outside off, Rahul leaves it. Reload.
11.1
4
Chetan Sakariya To KL Rahul
FOUR! Rahul moves to 48! Chetan Sakariya serves it full and wide outside off, Rahul shuffles across the stumps and smacks it through covers for a boundary.
End Of The Over 11 : 113/0
7 Runs
  • 110.1
  • 110.2
  • 110.3
  • 110.4
  • 110.5
  • 210.6
M. Agarwal
62 (38)
KL Rahul
44 (29)
M. Lomror
1-0-7-0
10.6
2
Mahipal Lomror To Mayank Agarwal
Quicker one, short and around off, Mayank Agarwal shapes up for an inside-out shot but then flat-bats it through point for a couple. 73 needed off 54 balls.
10.5
1
Mahipal Lomror To KL Rahul
Some flight on this one as it lands full around off, Rahul forces it over the bowler's head and it falls safely in the deep. They cross.
Will Chris Morris continue with the ball? Nopes. Chetan Sakariya (2-0-24-0) is bought back into the attack.
10.4
1
Mahipal Lomror To Mayank Agarwal
Fires in a very full ball around leg, Mayank Agarwal drills it down to long on for a single.
10.3
1
Mahipal Lomror To KL Rahul
Doing it with ease. Full and around off, Rahul plays it down with soft hands to covers and rotates the strike.
10.2
1
Mahipal Lomror To Mayank Agarwal
Short again, around off, Mayank Agarwal goes back and slaps it past the extra cover fielder for a single.
10.1
1
Mahipal Lomror To KL Rahul
Mahipal Lomror drags his length short and serves it on off, Rahul pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
End Of The Over 10 : 106/0
25 Runs
  • 69.1
  • 1 WD9.2
  • 09.2
  • 69.3
  • 2 WD9.4
  • 1 WD9.4
  • 49.4
  • 19.5
  • 49.6
M. Agarwal
58 (35)
KL Rahul
41 (26)
C. Morris
2-0-31-0
9.6
4
Chris Morris To Mayank Agarwal
FOUR! 25 off the 10th over and Punjab are cruising at the moment! Outside off this time, it is served on a length by the Saffa, Mayank Agarwal just calmly plays the inside-out shot over covers and gets a boundary. 80 more needed from 60 balls!
9.5
1
Chris Morris To KL Rahul
Slower, on middle, nudged through square leg for one.
9.4
4
Chris Morris To KL Rahul
FOUR! This is turning out to be a very expensive over. Another boundary. Brings up the 100-run stand between these two as well. This is the fourth time these two have crossed 100 with their partnership. On a length, around middle and leg, KL Rahul goes back and just tucks this through backward square leg.
9.4
wd
Chris Morris To KL Rahul
WIDE. Morris hurls a length ball down leg again, KL misses his tuck. Wide signalled. A smile now on Samson's face. He walks down to Morris and has a quick word with him.
9.4
wd
Chris Morris To Mayank Agarwal
TWO WIDES. Whoops. On a length, but way outside off, MA leaves it and Sanju fails to stop the ball cleanly with the dive. One more run taken. Rajasthan are struggling with dew, it seems.
9.3
6
Chris Morris To Mayank Agarwal
SIX! FIFTY FOR MAYANK AGARWAL! What a knock this has been from him so far. He started off slow, but he has picked up the pace and gets to his fifty in 34 balls. He will know though that the job is not done and will want to hang around for longer. Again, Morris strays and serves a length delivery down the leg side, easily clipped over fine leg by Agarwal for his second biggie of the over.
9.2
0
Chris Morris To Mayank Agarwal
Much better from Morris! A pacy delivery, short of a length, closer to off, Mayank looks to slash it away but it is too close to be cut. He misses his shot.
9.2
wd
Chris Morris To Mayank Agarwal
WIDE. Angling down the leg side again, MA looks to pull but misses.
9.1
6
Chris Morris To Mayank Agarwal
SIX! WHOA! So easily done by him. Gone straight into the crowd. On a length, angling down the leg side, Mayank Agarwal just whips this one off his pads all the way over fine leg. Moves to 48 now, does Agarwal.
Chris Morris is called back into the attack. 0/6 in his 1 over so far.
End Of The Over 9 : 81/0
9 Runs
  • 18.1
  • 18.2
  • 48.3
  • 18.4
  • 18.5
  • 18.6
M. Agarwal
42 (31)
KL Rahul
36 (24)
R. Tewatia
2-0-17-0
8.6
1
Rahul Tewatia To Mayank Agarwal
Just a single as Mayank lofts this to the left of long on, who moves that side and stops the ball on the bounce.
8.5
1
Rahul Tewatia To KL Rahul
Tossed up, around off, KL skips down and mistimes his shot towards long on. Gets one more run.
8.4
1
Rahul Tewatia To Mayank Agarwal
A touch shorter, on middle, Agarwal pulls this hurriedly over mid-wicket for one.
8.3
4
Rahul Tewatia To Mayank Agarwal
FOUR! Mayank Agarwal loves hitting down the ground and it is working out for him as well. Straight as an arrow, this! Fuller, on middle, Mayank Agarwal spanks this one over the bowler and bags a boundary.
8.2
1
Rahul Tewatia To KL Rahul
KL Rahul goes back and knocks this shortish ball down to long on and rotates the strike.
8.1
1
Rahul Tewatia To Mayank Agarwal
Flighted, fuller, around off, Agarwal gets low and drags his shot through mid-wicket. One run.
End Of The Over 8 : 72/0
15 Runs
  • 47.1
  • 47.2
  • 47.3
  • 17.4
  • 17.5
  • 17.6
M. Agarwal
35 (27)
KL Rahul
34 (22)
K. Tyagi
2-0-22-0
7.6
1
Kartik Tyagi To Mayank Agarwal
Fullish this time, around off, hit down the ground to long off for a run. 15 from the over! 114 needed off 72 balls.
7.5
1
Kartik Tyagi To KL Rahul
Good-length ball, on off, KL punches this through point for a single.
7.4
1
Kartik Tyagi To Mayank Agarwal
On the pads, flicked to deep square leg for a run.
7.3
4
Kartik Tyagi To Mayank Agarwal
FOUR! Make that 3 in a row! Riyan Parag tried hard to prevent the boundary but it was not meant to be. Overpitched delivery, outside off, Mayank Agarwal lofts this one over the bowler. Parag runs to his left, dives and pushes the ball away, but he tumbles past the rope. By the time he can get back up, the ball goes on to touch the fence.
7.2
4
Kartik Tyagi To Mayank Agarwal
FOUR! Elegant shot. He made it look so effortless. Beautiful from Agarwal. Around off, on a length, Mayank Agarwal gives it the full punch of the bat and lofts it over extra cover for a boundary.
7.1
4
Kartik Tyagi To Mayank Agarwal
EDGY FOUR! Unfortunate for Tyagi! On a length, wider outside off, Mayank Agarwal looks to smash this one through the covers but the ball catches the outside edge and runs away to the third man fence.
Kartik Tyagi is back on.
End Of The Over 7 : 57/0
8 Runs
  • 1 WD6.1
  • 16.1
  • 06.2
  • 16.3
  • 46.4
  • 06.5
  • 16.6
M. Agarwal
21 (22)
KL Rahul
33 (21)
R. Tewatia
1-0-8-0
6.6
1
Rahul Tewatia To Mayank Agarwal
On middle, swept to deep square leg for one. 8 from Tewatia's first over!
6.5
0
Rahul Tewatia To Mayank Agarwal
Fuller again, on middle and leg, Agarwal looks to sweep but misses and gets thudded on the pad. Another appeal from Tewatia in excitement but the umpire shakes his head. No reviews remaining for Rajasthan, as well.
6.4
4
Rahul Tewatia To Mayank Agarwal
FOUR! Another boundary. Agarwal is finding his radar now. Loopy delivery, landing fuller and around middle, Mayank Agarwal slams this one over mid off and the ball takes one bounce and goes past the rope.
6.3
1
Rahul Tewatia To KL Rahul
On middle and leg, Rahul whips this one through mid-wicket for a single.
6.2
0
Rahul Tewatia To KL Rahul
Fuller, floated, on middle and leg, KL gets low and looks to sweep it away but he misses and gets pinged on the pad. An appeal for LBW but this one would have gone down leg.
6.1
1
Rahul Tewatia To Mayank Agarwal
On the pads this time, Mayank Agarwal goes back and taps this to the leg side for one. Also, brings up the 50-run stand between these two. They continue to provide a solid start to Punjab.
6.1
wd
Rahul Tewatia To Mayank Agarwal
WIDE. Slipped down the leg side, MA misses his tuck. Wided.
Strategic Time-Out! The openers of Punjab, KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal have given them just the start they wanted. They added almost 50 in the Powerplay and would look to continue the good work. Rajasthan have been very sloppy, on the other hand, as they have handed KL three lives. You should not make the mistake of dropping him once, let alone, three times and they would look to break this stand immediately after the break.
End Of The Over 6 : 49/0
8 Runs
  • 15.1
  • 05.2
  • 45.3
  • 15.4
  • 15.5
  • 15.6
M. Agarwal
15 (18)
KL Rahul
32 (19)
M. Rahman
2-0-12-0
5.6
1
Mustafizur Rahman To Mayank Agarwal
Around off, hit to the right of the mid off fielder for a single. At the end of the Powerplay, Punjab are at 49/0, they need 137 more from 84 balls.
5.5
1
Mustafizur Rahman To KL Rahul
DROPPED! KL Rahul is a cat, by the looks of it, since he seems to have 9 lives tonight. Another sitter has been dropped and this time, it is Chetan Sakariya who makes a meal of this. On a length, slanting down the leg side, KL Rahul swivels and hooks this one aerially towards the short fine leg region. Chetan there dives to his right, stretches his hands, but fails to hold onto the ball. A single.
5.4
1
Mustafizur Rahman To Mayank Agarwal
Slower in pace again, around off, Mayank punches this one through covers for a single.
5.3
4
Mustafizur Rahman To Mayank Agarwal
FOUR! Good shot from Mayank! On a fuller length, around the off pole, Mayank Agarwal tonks this one over the bowler and bags a boundary.
5.2
0
Mustafizur Rahman To Mayank Agarwal
Superb delivery. Slants across a full toss, across the right-hander, Agarwal is taken by surprise and just manages to leave this one alone.
5.1
1
Mustafizur Rahman To KL Rahul
Slower ball, fuller just around off, KL waits for it and digs it out through point for one.
End Of The Over 5 : 41/0
6 Runs
  • 1 WD4.1
  • 24.1
  • 14.2
  • 04.3
  • 14.4
  • 04.5
  • 14.6
KL Rahul
30 (17)
M. Agarwal
9 (14)
C. Morris
1-0-6-0
4.6
1
Chris Morris To KL Rahul
DROPPED! Second life for KL Rahul. Fuller and around off, angling in, KL Rahul is early into his shot after getting deceived by the slower one. It flies towards mid on, this time Riyan Parag manages to get underneath it but he fails to hold on to the catch. A single is taken.
4.5
0
Chris Morris To KL Rahul
Sliding down the leg side, Rahul tries to work it away but misses. It goes off his pads to short fine leg. Mayank Agarwal wants a run but is sent back.
4.4
1
Chris Morris To Mayank Agarwal
In the air...once again it falls in no man's land. Luck is certainly not with Rajasthan at the moment. Sharp delivery, a bit short on middle at 136 clicks, Mayank Agarwal is rushed into his pull shot and mistimes it aerially towards mid-wicket. They take a run.
4.3
0
Chris Morris To Mayank Agarwal
Play and a miss! Morris goes short and wide outside off, Mayank Agarwal attempts a lazy cut but fails to connect.
4.2
1
Chris Morris To KL Rahul
A touch short and close to off, Rahul plays late and dabs it down to wide of short third man for a single.
4.1
2
Chris Morris To KL Rahul
High...high...and just away from the fielder. Short in length, outside off, Rahul stays back to pull but it takes the top edge and flies behind mid on. Riyan Parag runs back, stretches his hand out but it falls away. They take two.
4.1
wd
Chris Morris To KL Rahul
Wide! Begins with a delivery down the leg side, Rahul tries to flick but misses.
Chris Morris is into the attack.
End Of The Over 4 : 35/0
19 Runs
  • 43.1
  • 63.2
  • 63.3
  • 13.4
  • 13.5
  • 13.6
KL Rahul
26 (13)
M. Agarwal
8 (12)
C. Sakariya
2-0-24-0
3.6
1
Chetan Sakariya To KL Rahul
Fortunate! Sakariya serves it close to off, on a length, Rahul tries to work it on the leg side but gets an inside edge. The ball runs to short fine leg where Mustafizur Rahman makes a diving stop. The batsmen cross. 19 from the over!
3.5
1
Chetan Sakariya To Mayank Agarwal
Short and wide outside off, Mayank slaps it to deep cover and hands the strike back to his aggressive partner.
3.4
1
Chetan Sakariya To KL Rahul
A single to rotate the strike this time. Slower one, on a length around middle at 124.9 kph, Rahul works it in the gap at mid-wicket for one.
3.3
6
Chetan Sakariya To KL Rahul
SIX! 16 from the first three, Rahul is motoring now. Chetan Sakariya digs in a short ball around off, Rahul rides the bounce and pulls it disdainfully over deep backward square leg. 3000 runs in the Indian T20 League for KL Rahul!
3.2
6
Chetan Sakariya To KL Rahul
SIX! KL Rahul has started to find his range. Chetan Sakariya overpitches around off, right in the slot, Rahul dismisses it from his presence and smacks it behind the bowler for a maximum.
3.1
4
Chetan Sakariya To KL Rahul
FOUR! Another boundary from Rahul's bat. Back of a length, around off and angling away, KL camps back, uses the angle of the bowler and guides it wide of short third man for a boundary.
End Of The Over 3 : 16/0
7 Runs
  • 02.1
  • 02.2
  • 02.3
  • 2 NB2.4
  • 42.4
  • 02.5
  • 12.6
KL Rahul
8 (8)
M. Agarwal
7 (11)
K. Tyagi
1-0-7-0
2.6
1
Kartik Tyagi To KL Rahul
Very full and on off, it's speared in at 138.7 kph, KL Rahul tries to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It deflects to point and they cross as the bowler was busy appealing. Three good overs at the start from Rajasthan.
2.5
0
Kartik Tyagi To KL Rahul
Kartik Tyagi clocks 138.2 kph and delivers it on a length outside off, Rahul attempts to drive it on the up but fails to connect.
2.4
4
Kartik Tyagi To KL Rahul
FOUR! Free Hit goes for a boundary. Full toss around off, Rahul hangs back inside the crease and tries for a smashing shot across the line. It takes the outer half and flies wide of point.
2.4
nb
Kartik Tyagi To Mayank Agarwal
Sharp delivery, full and on middle at 141 kph, Agarwal drags it off the inner half to short fine leg. They cross. It's called a no ball for overstepping. Free Hit coming up...
2.3
0
Kartik Tyagi To Mayank Agarwal
Appeal for a caught behind! Not given and Sanju Samson has decided to review the decision. Effort ball from Kartik Tyagi. He bends his back to dig in a short ball around off, Mayank Agarwal stands tall to slap it over the point region but misses. It goes very closely past the outside edge and Samson appeals after collecting the ball. It's not given. DRS is taken but the UltraEdge detects nothing. Rajasthan lose a review.
2.2
0
Kartik Tyagi To Mayank Agarwal
Another on drive from Mayank Agarwal but he finds the fielder inside the ring.
2.1
0
Kartik Tyagi To Mayank Agarwal
Fuller and on middle, Mayank Agarwal pushes it down to mid on.
Kartik Tyagi is inserted into the attack.
End Of The Over 2 : 9/0
5 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 11.3
  • 11.4
  • 21.5
  • 11.6
M. Agarwal
6 (7)
KL Rahul
3 (5)
C. Sakariya
1-0-5-0
1.6
1
Chetan Sakariya To Mayank Agarwal
On a length, around middle, it's eased in the gap at mid-wicket for a single. 5 from this over along with a dropped catch.
1.5
2
Chetan Sakariya To Mayank Agarwal
Shortish and on off, angling away, punched through covers for two.
1.4
1
Chetan Sakariya To KL Rahul
DROPPED! A big miss for Rajasthan. Short and wide outside off, Rahul slaps it aerially to backward point where Evin Lewis dives across to his right but fails to hang on to the catch. They cross for a run.
1.3
1
Chetan Sakariya To Mayank Agarwal
Superb effort from Riyan Parag! Shortish and outside off, Agarwal plays a mis-timed pull shot towards wide mid on. Parag dives to stop the ball and in the same motion, he gets up and has a shy at the bowler's end. Misses. Mayank anyway would have been safe.
1.2
0
Chetan Sakariya To Mayank Agarwal
A touch short again, around off, Mayank Agarwal waits and guides it towards backward point where Evin Lewis makes a fantastic diving stop.
1.1
0
Chetan Sakariya To Mayank Agarwal
Beats the bat straightaway! Sakariya angles across a shortish ball outside off, some extra bounce, Mayank tries to cut but it goes over his bat.
Who will bowl from the opposite end? It's Chetan Sakariya to steam in...
End Of The Over 1 : 4/0
4 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 10.2
  • 10.3
  • 00.4
  • 10.5
  • 10.6
M. Agarwal
2 (2)
KL Rahul
2 (4)
M. Rahman
1-0-4-0
0.6
1
Mustafizur Rahman To Mayank Agarwal
Use of the wrists from Mayank on this occasion. Slower and fuller around middle, Agarwal helps it wide of mid on and rotates the strike. 4 from the first over.
0.5
1
Mustafizur Rahman To KL Rahul
Slightly short in length around leg, Rahul gets back and works it behind square leg for one.
0.4
0
Mustafizur Rahman To KL Rahul
Fuller and outside off, Rahul plays a full-blooded cover drive but finds the fielder inside the ring. Great shot for no run.
0.3
1
Mustafizur Rahman To Mayank Agarwal
Quick single. Rahman pitches it up and outside off, Mayank drives it to the left of mid off and takes a single.
0.2
1
Mustafizur Rahman To KL Rahul
Chase is underway! The length is short and outside off, Rahul cuts it through point and picks up a run.
0.1
0
Mustafizur Rahman To KL Rahul
Starts with a delivery angling away from the batsman, it's outside off and Rahul plays it down with soft hands to short third man.
Match Info
  • Venue Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Punjab Kingswon the toss and elected to field
  • Result Rajasthan Royals beat Punjab Kings by 2 runs
  • Player of the Match Kartik Tyagi
  • Umpire Michael Gough (ENG), Anil Chaudhary (IND) and KN Ananthapadmanabhan (IND)
  • Referee Prakash Bhatt (IND)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Rajasthan 185/10 in 20.0 overs
  • Rajasthan 101/2 in 10.6 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Rajasthan 57/1
  • Rajasthan 53/0 in 4.6 overs
  • A Rashid, I Porel and A Markram makes their T20 debut for Punjab
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 100 off 58 balls between KL Rahul (40) and M Agarwal (54)
  • Punjab 101/0 in 9.4 overs
  • M Agarwal T20 fifty: 54 runs in 34 balls (6x4) (2x6)
  • 1st wicket partnership: 50 off 37 balls between L Rahul (32) and M Agarwal (15)
  • Punjab 50/0 in 6.0 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Punjab 49/0
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