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Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings, Match 4 Commentary, Live Updates

RR vs PBKS, 2021 - T20 Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai , Apr 12, 2021
217/7 (20.0/20)
221/6 (20.0/20)
Punjab Kings beat Rajasthan Royals by 4 runs
That is it from this game! KL Rahul's Punjab get off to a winning start albeit in a nail-biting manner. Sanju Samson's captaincy career starts with a heartbreaking loss but they will take a lot of heart from this game and look to bounce back in their next game. On Tuesday, 13th April, 2-time champions, Kolkata take on 5-time champions and defending champions Mumbai. That promises to be a great game. That match begins at 1930 local (1400 GMT). Make sure you join us for that one. Till then, goodbye and take care!
For his brilliant century, Sanju Samson is named the Player of the Match. Samson says that he was struggling in the first half to get going. Tells he accepted they were bowling well and slowly got into their rhythm. Sanju says he really enjoyed his shots but came back to reality soon. Tells when he is in the zone, things naturally happen for him and he is very happy to play in that manner. Samson says it is about trusting oneself and he just believed in himself. Samson says his mind was playing not his body.
Punjab skipper, KL Rahul, says that the heart rate was high but says he never stopped believing as they knew a couple of wickets would get them back in the game. Tells the game went so deep as they dropped a few sitters. Tells he was happy with the bowlers. Rahul says they are used to this and feels a game like this brings the team together. Admits they made some mistakes. Feels they bowled well in patches but is hopeful that they learn from their mistake as this is a young team and they need to give chances. Tells Hooda's innings was amazing and says that is the kind of batting they want to see this season. Tells it is important for them to go and play fearlessly. Adds Gayle looked good. Rahul says he has always gone to Arshdeep for crucial overs and he does not mind bowling those overs as he has delivered in the past for them. Rahul says he is happy with Arshdeep's performance.
Earlier in the evening, Punjab were asked to bat and bat they did. KL Rahul led from the front and his 91 along with 40 from Gayle put Punjab in a strong position. But Hooda's 64 off just 28 balls proved to be the main difference as Punjab finished with a massive total of 221. A score that was massive and just about enough to win the game for Punjab. It was a tough evening for the Rajasthan bowlers but debutant, Chetan Sakariya showed his skills and talent and his final over in the first innings and overall display denied Punjab from crossing 225!
Punjab's hero of the final over, Arshdeep Singh is now caught for a chat! Arshdeep says that his heart was beating a bit. Adds that he tried to execute his plans and it paid off. Mentions that the captain has been supportive and the staff have also supported him well. Further says that his form was good in the 20-over format and that helped him. Arshdeep also says that it is good to get the 2 points.
Rajasthan skipper, Sanju Samson is up for a chat. Sanju Samson, says he is disappointed with the loss as it was a close one. Adds that he could not time the last ball properly and that is why he got out. Mentions that they played well and gave a good fight. Further says that it is all about timing and if you get that you can hit the ball properly.
Take a bow, Arshdeep Singh! In only his second season, the youngster showed nerves of steel, calmness of a veteran, and execution of a superstar! His superb final over has seen Punjab start the season with a fantastic win. Shami and Arshdeep were the star with the ball picking up 2 and 3 wickets respectively and also going for just 68 from their 8 overs. Murugan Ashwin bowled well but his final over spoilt his figures. The Australian duo of Riley Meredith and Jhye Richardson had a tough outing especially Richardson who went for 55 in his 4. But the Punjab boys have managed to hold their nerves and get the win.
Chasing a massive total of 222, Rajasthan got off to a terrible start as they lost Stokes in the very first over and Manan Vohra not too long after. Buttler and Samson though kept things going with a 45-run stand before Buttler departed. Samson, the skipper, held one end like glue. His blistering century along with vital contributions from Dube and Parag kept the Rajasthan side in the game. Samson's 119 though was not good enough as they fell just short, right in front of the finishing line.
What a fantastic game! Wow! What a fantastic chase! This game promised to beat the Monday blues and hasn't it lived up to the expectation! A majestic ton from the new Rajasthan skipper, Sanju Samson cannot see his side over the line as Arshdeep Singh has bowled a fabulous final over and won the game for Punjab! New name, new players, and the Punjab franchise have started the campaign with a thrilling win.
End Of The Over 20 : 217/7
8 Runs
  • 019.1
  • 119.2
  • 119.3
  • 619.4
  • 019.5
  • W 19.6
S. Samson
119 (63)
C. Morris
2 (4)
A. Singh
4-0-35-3
19.6
W
Arshdeep Singh To Sanju Samson OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Arshdeep Singh gets his third wicket! Full delivery on off, Samson lofts it over covers but does not get the distance on it. It goes towards the fielder where Deepak Hooda takes a good catch. PUNJAB WIN BY 4 RUNS!
19.5
0
Arshdeep Singh To Sanju Samson
What has Sanju Samson done here? He has refused to take the run and now Rajasthan need a biggie to win the game while a boundary will take it to a Super Over! Full around off, Samson hits it to long off. Morris comes for a run but he is sent back.
19.4
6
Arshdeep Singh To Sanju Samson
SIX! That is clobbered! Full and outside off, Samson lofts it over covers for a biggie.
19.3
1
Arshdeep Singh To Chris Morris
Full toss outside off, Morris drives it towards covers for a single.
19.2
1
Arshdeep Singh To Sanju Samson
Full delivery outside off, Samson lofts it over point for a single.
19.1
0
Arshdeep Singh To Sanju Samson
PLAY AND A MISS! Full and outside off, Samson looks to swing at it but misses it.
Who will bowl the final over? It will be Arshdeep Singh!
End Of The Over 19 : 209/6
8 Runs
  • W 18.1
  • 018.2
  • 118.3
  • 618.4
  • 118.5
  • 018.6
C. Morris
1 (3)
S. Samson
112 (58)
R. Meredith
4-0-49-1
18.6
0
Riley Meredith To Chris Morris
PLAY AND A MISS! Full and outside off, Morris looks to go big but misses it. Rajasthan need 13 runs in 6 balls!
18.5
1
Riley Meredith To Sanju Samson
Back of a length on off, Samson punches it through covers for a run.
18.4
6
Riley Meredith To Sanju Samson
SIX! That is hammered! Short delivery on middle, Samson pulls it over mid-wicket for a maximum.
18.3
1
Riley Meredith To Chris Morris
Short delivery outside off, Morris punches it through point for a single.
18.2
0
Riley Meredith To Chris Morris
Length delivery on off, Morris looks to punch but gets a bottom edge to the off side.
The most expensive buy in the history of the league, Chris Morris is out to bat.
18.1
W
Riley Meredith To Rahul Tewatia OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Meredith gets his first wicket! Full and outside off, Tewatia looks to go big but gets an outside edge. It goes towards the keeper where Rahul takes a comfortable catch.
Crucial over. The penultimate over of the innings and it is going to be Riley Meredith who will bowl it.
End Of The Over 18 : 201/5
19 Runs
  • 417.1
  • 617.2
  • 417.3
  • 217.4
  • 1 WD 17.5
  • 117.5
  • 117.6
R. Tewatia
2 (3)
S. Samson
105 (56)
J. Richardson
4-0-55-1
17.6
1
Jhye Richardson To Rahul Tewatia
Very full outside leg. Follows Tewatia as he shuffles outside his stumps. Rahul places it to the on side and keeps the strike. 19 off the over and Rajasthan need 21 off the final 2 overs to win this game.
17.5
1
Jhye Richardson To Sanju Samson
Yorker! Much better. It is on middle. Samson manages to nudge it to long on for one. Brings up the 200 for Rajasthan.
17.5
wd
Jhye Richardson To Sanju Samson
WIDE! Jhye's tough night continues. He misses his line and bowls it down the leg side. Samson looks to flick but misses.
17.4
2
Jhye Richardson To Sanju Samson
Better. Yorker on middle, Samson flicks it through mid-wicket for a brace.
17.3
4
Jhye Richardson To Sanju Samson
FOUR! HUNDRED FOR SANJU SAMSON! His first as skipper, third overall and he becomes the first man to score a ton this season. What a phenomenal knock this has been from the Kerala lad adopted with love by the Rajasthan franchise. The skipper has led from the front and kept this game alive. Full and wide outside off, Samson places it past short third man to reach his ton. A huge applause from his teammates as they know this gem of a guy has played a gem of an innings.
17.2
6
Jhye Richardson To Sanju Samson
SIX! SMOKED! Moves to 98 and becomes the highest scorer by a captain on his captaincy debut. Full on off, a half-tracker, Samson smokes it over long off for a biggie.
Jhye Richardson is back on.
17.1
4
Jhye Richardson To Sanju Samson
FOUR! Beautifully played! The skipper is setting an example in his very first game. Slower ball outside off, Samson frees his arms and slices it over extra cover for a boundary.
End Of The Over 17 : 182/5
8 Runs
  • 1 WD 16.1
  • 016.1
  • W 16.2
  • 016.3
  • 1 WD 16.4
  • 116.4
  • 416.5
  • 116.6
S. Samson
88 (51)
R. Tewatia
1 (2)
M. Shami
4-0-33-2
16.6
1
Mohammed Shami To Sanju Samson
Mistimed but safe! Excellent over especially in the context of this game. Not just 8 runs off it but also the big wicket of Parag. The last ball is on a length. Samson slices his pull towards mid-wicket for a single.
16.5
4
Mohammed Shami To Sanju Samson
FOUR! Samson did not even move. Shami misses his yorker by a bit and he ends up bowling a juicy half-volley. Samson smashes it away from long on and gets a boundary.
16.4
1
Mohammed Shami To Rahul Tewatia
Just a single now. Full on middle, Tewatia punches it straight down the ground for one.
16.4
wd
Mohammed Shami To Rahul Tewatia
WIDE! Misses his line this time. He bowls it full but down the leg side.
16.3
0
Mohammed Shami To Rahul Tewatia
Yorker on off. Tewatia cannot do much but just jam it back to the left of the bowler.
Rahul Tewatia is the new batsman in.
16.2
W
Mohammed Shami To Riyan Parag OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Shami was brought in to take a wicket and the experienced man has delivered. Another short ball but this one is skiddier, pacy, and also bang on the money. Too close to Parag's body. He looks to hook but gets a glove on it which goes straight to the keeper. Rahul takes the catch and is this the over that changes the fate of this game? End of a fantastic knock from Parag but is it good enough?
16.1
0
Mohammed Shami To Riyan Parag
Better from Shami! Back of a length delivery again from the pacer but this is on middle and leg. Parag comes inside and looks to lift it over fine leg but misses.
16.1
wd
Mohammed Shami To Riyan Parag
WIDE! Faulty start for Shami! He bangs it slightly shorter but misses his line and bowls it down the leg side. Parag swings but gets nothing.
STRATEGIC TIME-OUT! Rajasthan have been going strong. Samson and Parag have been going strong. Riyan Parag is on fire here. On the other hand, Punjab need to break this partnership to make a comeback into the match. They need wickets in clusters to win this match.
End Of The Over 16 : 174/4
20 Runs
  • 615.1
  • 115.2
  • 015.3
  • 615.4
  • 615.5
  • 115.6
R. Parag
25 (9)
S. Samson
83 (49)
M. Ashwin
4-0-43-0
15.6
1
Murugan Ashwin To Riyan Parag
Single to end the over. 20 from it and Punjab are under pressure now. Back-to-back 20-run overs changed the game for Punjab. Is this the one that turns the game in Rajasthan's favor. Flatter on middle, Parag whips it to the leg side and keeps the strike. 48 needed in 24 balls now.
15.5
6
Murugan Ashwin To Riyan Parag
SIX! This is right out of the screws! Flighted around off, Parag gets down on his knee and this time hits it where he wants. He wanted to smash it over long off and he smashes it over long off for a biggie.
15.4
6
Murugan Ashwin To Riyan Parag
MISTIMED BUT SIX! This is insane! Floated delivery outside off, Parag swings and looks to smack it over long on. It takes the outer half of his bat. It looks like Hooda at long off has a chance but no he does not. It has enough on it to sail over him and over the ropes.
15.3
0
Murugan Ashwin To Riyan Parag
NOT OUT! Riyan Parag's back leg has gone nowhere. Short in length. It is a googly. Parag swings hard at it but misses. Rahul whips the bails. The square leg umpire goes upstairs but finds nothing.
An appeal for stumping! Riyan Parag is the man in question. Replays show that his back leg is inside the crease.
15.2
1
Murugan Ashwin To Sanju Samson
Very nice says KL Rahul from behind the stumps. He bowls it slower and in the good length area. Samson whips it against the turn to deep mid-wicket for a single.
Murugan Ashwin is back on.
15.1
6
Murugan Ashwin To Sanju Samson
SIX! SMASHED! Perfect start to the over. A leggie at this stage is a gamble. Flighted full, in the arc for Samson. He slaughters it straight down the ground for a biggie.
End Of The Over 15 : 154/4
13 Runs
  • 114.1
  • 114.2
  • 414.3
  • 614.4
  • 114.5
  • 014.6
R. Parag
12 (5)
S. Samson
76 (47)
J. Richardson
3-0-36-1
14.6
0
Jhye Richardson To Riyan Parag
Dot to finish the over. Every dot is like a diamond here for Punjab. Slower ball once again and it is once again very full wide outside off. Parag swings hard but connects with nothing.
14.5
1
Jhye Richardson To Sanju Samson
Much better from Jhye Richardson! Yorker wide outside off, it is a slower ball too. Sanju chops it to the off side and takes a single.
14.4
6
Jhye Richardson To Sanju Samson
SIX! BEAUTIFUL FROM SANJU! Low full toss on middle. Jhye misses the yorker by a fraction and Samson punishes it perfectly. Low full toss on middle, Samson picks it up and lifts it over square leg for a biggie.
14.3
4
Jhye Richardson To Sanju Samson
FOUR! Samson does not time it well but places it brilliantly. Slower delivery outside off, it is the back of the hand slower ball. Samson slices it over covers and away from the man in the deep for a boundary.
14.2
1
Jhye Richardson To Riyan Parag
Excellent ball. Very full, almost a yorker on off. Parag cannot get under it and can just milk it to long off for one.
14.1
1
Jhye Richardson To Sanju Samson
Full around off, Samson plays it to long on and gets a single. Need to start firing more regularly do Rajasthan.
Jhye Richardson is back on. 2-0-23-1 are his figures so far.
End Of The Over 14 : 141/4
13 Runs
  • 013.1
  • 413.2
  • 113.3
  • 613.4
  • 113.5
  • 113.6
S. Samson
64 (43)
R. Parag
11 (3)
M. Shami
3-0-25-1
13.6
1
Mohammed Shami To Sanju Samson
Full toss. This one seems to have slipped out of Shami's hand. It is close to the waist height. Samson milks it to long on and trudges to the other end. He looks at the square leg umpire but he is happy with the ball. 81 needed off 36 balls.
13.5
1
Mohammed Shami To Riyan Parag
Typical pace bowler's response from Shami! He bangs it short on off. Parag hops and taps it to the off side for a single.
13.4
6
Mohammed Shami To Riyan Parag
SIX! WOW! This man is a supreme talent! Incredible from Riyan Parag! Full on middle, not a very bad ball, but Riyan Parag just picks it up and lifts his flick over mid-wicket for a biggie.
13.3
1
Mohammed Shami To Sanju Samson
Excellent from Shami! Almost a yorker on middle and leg. Sanju can just place it to long on for one.
13.2
4
Mohammed Shami To Sanju Samson
FOUR! Lucky one for Samson but Rajasthan need more of these does not matter how it comes. Full on the pads, Samson looks to flick but gets an inside edge, it clips his pads and goes fine down the leg side for a boundary.
Mohammed Shami is back on.
13.1
0
Mohammed Shami To Sanju Samson
Excellent ball! Yorker outside off, Samson looks to jam it out but misses.
End Of The Over 13 : 128/4
11 Runs
  • 412.1
  • 112.2
  • 112.3
  • W 12.4
  • 112.5
  • 412.6
R. Parag
4 (1)
S. Samson
58 (39)
A. Singh
3-0-27-2
12.6
4
Arshdeep Singh To Riyan Parag
FOUR! Exquisite from Parag! This young man is a special talent. First ball and he has played a shot that will definitely go in the highlight reels. Full on off, Parag gets on his front foot ad drives it through extra cover for a majestic boundary.
Riyan Parag is the new batsman in.
12.5
1
Arshdeep Singh To Sanju Samson
On the pads, Samson flicks it to the on side for a single.
12.4
W
Arshdeep Singh To Shivam Dube OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Hooda is in the action once again. What a game he is having. Arshdeep's reintroduction into the attack does the trick for Punjab. He has got Shivam Dube. This was his time. He had set himself and should have made it count but Dube fails to grab the opportunity like Hooda grabbed. Fullish ball on off, Dube looks to smack it over long off. He gets a lot of height on it but not the distance. Hooda at long off, runs to his right and takes a good catch. We have seen around half a dozen catches been dropped tonight but not this time.
12.3
1
Arshdeep Singh To Sanju Samson
Very good ball! Dipping low full toss on off. Samson can just whip it to the on side for one.
12.2
1
Arshdeep Singh To Shivam Dube
Bouncer! Very well-directed. Dube mistimes his pull but at no man's land at mid-wicket. Single taken.
Arshdeep Singh is back on.
12.1
4
Arshdeep Singh To Shivam Dube
FOUR! Easy for Samson! Low full toss but at a good height. It is on off, Dube hits it straight down the ground for a boundary. Brings up the 50-run stand as well.
End Of The Over 12 : 117/3
8 Runs
  • 111.1
  • 011.2
  • 411.3
  • 111.4
  • 111.5
  • 111.6
S. Dube
18 (12)
S. Samson
56 (37)
M. Ashwin
3-0-23-0
11.6
1
Murugan Ashwin To Shivam Dube
Short delivery on off, Dube punches it through point for a run.
11.5
1
Murugan Ashwin To Sanju Samson
Short delivery on off, Samson cuts it towards point where the fielder misfields and concedes a single.
11.4
1
Murugan Ashwin To Shivam Dube
Floated delivery on off, Dube taps it towards point for a single.
11.3
4
Murugan Ashwin To Shivam Dube
FOUR! That is powered! Flighted delivery on middle, Dube plays a slog sweep over mid-wicket for a boundary.
11.2
0
Murugan Ashwin To Shivam Dube
Full delivery outside off, Dube drives it to covers.
11.1
1
Murugan Ashwin To Sanju Samson
Tossed up delivery on off, Samson drives it through mid off for a single.
End Of The Over 11 : 109/3
14 Runs
  • 110.1
  • 610.2
  • 210.3
  • 410.4
  • 010.5
  • 110.6
S. Samson
54 (35)
S. Dube
12 (8)
R. Meredith
3-0-41-0
10.6
1
Riley Meredith To Sanju Samson
On the pads, Sanju whips it to the on side and keeps the strike.
Review time! An appeal for lbw! Sanju Samson is the man in question. Ultra Edge shows there is no bat involved. Ball Tracker shows that it is missing the stumps.
10.5
0
Riley Meredith To Sanju Samson
NOT OUT! It looked high to the naked eye and replays show that it was indeed too high. Meredith hits the deck hard and makes the ball come in from off. Samson hops and looks to flick. He misses and gets hit high on the pad. There is an appeal from the Punjab players but it is not the most convincing of appeals. Samson strolls to the other end but in the middle of the run the umpire raises his finger. Samson cannot believe it and opts to review it. Replay rolls in and Ultra Edge shows no involvement of bat. Ball Tracker then rolls in and it shows that the ball is going well over the stumps.
10.4
4
Riley Meredith To Sanju Samson
FOUR! FIFTY FOR SAMSON! This is a brilliant start for the captaincy with the bat for Samson but he needs to carry on. The longer he bats, the greater the chance for Rajasthan to win it. Outrageous shot from Samson! Meredith bangs it short, Samson jumps and places it over the keeper's head for a boundary.
10.3
2
Riley Meredith To Sanju Samson
Length ball on middle, Samson whips it away from short mid-wicket and gets a brace.
10.2
6
Riley Meredith To Sanju Samson
SIX! Sanju Samson is continuing to score but Dube will need to support him. Short ball on the body, Samson hooks it over fine leg for a boundary.
10.1
1
Riley Meredith To Shivam Dube
Length ball on middle, Dube knocks it to long off and rotates the strike.
End Of The Over 10 : 95/3
8 Runs
  • 19.1
  • 19.2
  • 1 WD 9.3
  • 1 WD 9.3
  • 19.3
  • 19.4
  • 09.5
  • 29.6
S. Samson
41 (30)
S. Dube
11 (7)
M. Ashwin
2-0-15-0
9.6
2
Murugan Ashwin To Sanju Samson
Loopy delivery on off, Samson pushes it through mid off. Two runs taken.
9.5
0
Murugan Ashwin To Sanju Samson
Tossed up ball on middle, Samson comes down the track and looks to go big but gets an inside edge onto this pads.
9.4
1
Murugan Ashwin To Shivam Dube
Floated delivery on middle, Dube pushes it through mid on for a run.
9.3
1
Murugan Ashwin To Sanju Samson
Short delivery on middle, Samson punches it over mid on for a single.
9.3
wd
Murugan Ashwin To Sanju Samson
WIDE! Ashwin bowls it down the leg side, Samson does not bother to play at that.
9.3
wd
Murugan Ashwin To Sanju Samson
WIDE! Down the leg side, Samson leaves it alone.
9.2
1
Murugan Ashwin To Shivam Dube
Full on middle, Dube pushes it through mid on for a single.
Murugan Ashwin is back on.
9.1
1
Murugan Ashwin To Sanju Samson
Tossed up delivery on middle, Samson pushes it through mid on for a single.
End Of The Over 9 : 87/3
9 Runs
  • 68.1
  • 08.2
  • 18.3
  • 08.4
  • 18.5
  • 18.6
S. Samson
37 (26)
S. Dube
9 (5)
R. Meredith
2-0-27-0
8.6
1
Riley Meredith To Sanju Samson
Length ball on off, Samson guides it towards third man for a run.
8.5
1
Riley Meredith To Shivam Dube
Back of a length outside off, Dube guides it towards third man for a single.
8.4
0
Riley Meredith To Shivam Dube
Good length delivery on middle, Dube flicks it to mid-wicket.
8.3
1
Riley Meredith To Sanju Samson
Short delivery on middle, Samson looks to pull but gets a top edge. It goes towards long off where Mayank Agarwal tries to go for the catch but spills it. The batsmen get a single.
8.2
0
Riley Meredith To Sanju Samson
Length delivery on middle, Samson flicks it to mid-wicket.
Riley Meredith is back on.
8.1
6
Riley Meredith To Sanju Samson
SIX! That is dispatched! Full delivery on off, Samson lofts it over long off for a maximum.
End Of The Over 8 : 78/3
10 Runs
  • 17.1
  • 17.2
  • W 7.3
  • 47.4
  • 27.5
  • 27.6
S. Dube
8 (3)
S. Samson
29 (22)
J. Richardson
2-0-23-1
7.6
2
Jhye Richardson To Shivam Dube
Short ball outside off, Dube punches it through covers for a couple.
7.5
2
Jhye Richardson To Shivam Dube
Back of a length on off, Dube punches it through covers. The batsmen get two runs.
7.4
4
Jhye Richardson To Shivam Dube
FOUR! Cracking shot! Short delivery on off, Dube cuts it through point. Shami in the deep tries to stop it with his foot but fails to do so. It races away to the fence.
Shivam Dube is the new batsman in.
7.3
W
Jhye Richardson To Jos Buttler OUT!
OUT! BOWLED! Richardson gets his first wicket! Yorker on middle, Buttler looks to dig it out but misses it and gets bowled. He missed it completely.
7.2
1
Jhye Richardson To Sanju Samson
Short delivery on off, Samson punches it through mid on for a single.
Jhye Richardson is back on.
7.1
1
Jhye Richardson To Jos Buttler
Full delivery on off, Buttler drives it through mid off for a single.
End Of The Over 7 : 68/2
9 Runs
  • 2 NB 6.1
  • 46.1
  • 16.2
  • 06.3
  • 06.4
  • 1 LB 6.5
  • 1 LB 6.6
J. Buttler
24 (11)
S. Samson
28 (21)
M. Ashwin
1-0-7-0
6.6
lb
Murugan Ashwin To Jos Buttler
Flighted delivery on middle, Buttler looks to flick but gets it off the pads. It goes towards the leg side. The batsmen take a leg bye.
6.5
lb
Murugan Ashwin To Sanju Samson
Googly on middle, Samson looks to pull but misses it and gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire denies it. Punjab think for a review but decide against it. It goes towards the leg side. The batsmen take a leg bye.
6.4
0
Murugan Ashwin To Sanju Samson
Yorker on middle, Samson does well to keep it out.
6.3
0
Murugan Ashwin To Sanju Samson
Full on off, Samson pushes it to covers.
6.2
1
Murugan Ashwin To Jos Buttler
Floated delivery on middle, Buttler flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
6.1
4
Murugan Ashwin To Jos Buttler
FOUR! Buttler makes good use of the Free Hit! Tossed up delivery on middle, Buttler comes down the track and lofts it over the bowler's head for a boundary.
6.1
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Murugan Ashwin To Sanju Samson
Short delivery on middle, Samson pulls it through mid-wicket for a single. The third umpire calls it a no ball as Ashwin oversteps. Free Hit coming up!
STRATEGIC TIME-OUT! Rajasthan have lost two wickets but Samson and Buttler are going strong. They need this partnership to continue for a longer time. On the other hand, Punjab have dropped some catches and will look to improve on it. They have got the big wicket of Ben Stokes but will look to take wickets after the break to put pressure on Rajasthan. Murugan Ashwin is into the attack.
End Of The Over 6 : 59/2
11 Runs
  • 45.1
  • 15.2
  • 05.3
  • 15.4
  • 45.5
  • 15.6
S. Samson
27 (17)
J. Buttler
19 (8)
A. Singh
2-0-16-1
5.6
1
Arshdeep Singh To Sanju Samson
Short delivery outside off, Samson cuts it through point for a single. End of the Powerplay. RAJASTHAN ARE 59/2 AFTER 6 OVERS!
5.5
4
Arshdeep Singh To Sanju Samson
FOUR! Too easy for Samson! Full toss outside off, Samson drives it through point for a boundary.
5.4
1
Arshdeep Singh To Jos Buttler
Full toss on off, Buttler pushes it towards mid off for a single.
5.3
0
Arshdeep Singh To Jos Buttler
BEATEN! Slower delivery outside off, Buttler looks to slash at it but misses it.
5.2
1
Arshdeep Singh To Sanju Samson
Full delivery on off, Samson drives it through point for a single.
5.1
4
Arshdeep Singh To Sanju Samson
FOUR! That is dispatched! Short delivery on middle, Samson pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
End Of The Over 5 : 48/2
18 Runs
  • 44.1
  • 44.2
  • 44.3
  • 44.4
  • 14.5
  • 14.6
S. Samson
17 (13)
J. Buttler
18 (6)
R. Meredith
1-0-18-0
4.6
1
Riley Meredith To Sanju Samson
Full on middle, Samson flicks it through mid-wicket for a run. 18 runs from the over!
4.5
1
Riley Meredith To Jos Buttler
Good length delivery on off, Buttler pushes it towards point for a single.
4.4
4
Riley Meredith To Jos Buttler
FOUR! Fourth consecutive boundary for Jos Buttler! Full and outside off, Buttler drives it uppishly towards covers for a boundary.
4.3
4
Riley Meredith To Jos Buttler
FOUR! Nice improvisation! Length ball on middle, Buttler plays a paddle scoop towards fine leg for a boundary.
Riley Meredith is into the attack.
4.2
4
Riley Meredith To Jos Buttler
FOUR! That is smashed! Length delivery on off, Buttler smashes it through point for a boundary.
4.1
4
Riley Meredith To Jos Buttler
FOUR! Good shot! Full delivery on off, Buttler drives it through mid off for a boundary.
End Of The Over 4 : 30/2
5 Runs
  • 03.1
  • W 3.2
  • 13.3
  • 03.4
  • 03.5
  • 43.6
S. Samson
16 (12)
J. Buttler
1 (1)
A. Singh
1-0-5-1
3.6
4
Arshdeep Singh To Sanju Samson
FOUR! Nicely played! Length delivery on off, Samson guides it past short third man for a boundary.
3.5
0
Arshdeep Singh To Sanju Samson
Back of a length on off, Samson pushes it to point.
3.4
0
Arshdeep Singh To Sanju Samson
DROPPED! KL Rahul is the culprit! Good length ball outside off, Samson looks to drive but gets an outside edge. It goes towards the keeper where Rahul dives and tries to take the catch but spills it. Will this prove costly for Punjab?
3.3
1
Arshdeep Singh To Jos Buttler
Length delivery on off, Buttler punches it through covers for a single.
Jos Buttler is the new man in. A lot will depend on this pair now as Rajasthan are off to a tumultuous start. If they are to get anywhere close to this target this pair will need to bat a long way.
3.2
W
Arshdeep Singh To Manan Vohra OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Good return catch from Arshdeep Singh! Full on middle, Vohra smashes it uppishly towards the bowler where Arshdeep Singh takes an excellent return catch.
3.1
0
Arshdeep Singh To Manan Vohra
Good length delivery on off, Vohra keeps it out.
End Of The Over 3 : 25/1
8 Runs
  • 02.1
  • 02.2
  • 02.3
  • 42.4
  • 02.5
  • 42.6
S. Samson
12 (9)
M. Vohra
12 (6)
M. Shami
2-0-12-1
2.6
4
Mohammed Shami To Sanju Samson
FOUR! Gets enough on it. Good length delivery on middle and leg, Samson pulls it but the ball is actually not there for that shot. The Rajasthan skipper manages to get enough wood on it and get it past mid-wicket for a boundary.
2.5
0
Mohammed Shami To Sanju Samson
Better from Shami! Shami pulls his length back around off. Samson punches it awkwardly to mid off.
2.4
4
Mohammed Shami To Sanju Samson
FOUR! Beautiful! What a shot! This is the reason why Samson is so highly rated. Full outside off, Sanju gets on his front foot and drives it elegantly through covers for a boundary.
The physio is out now to have a look at Sanju Samson!
2.3
0
Mohammed Shami To Sanju Samson
Ouch that must have hurt! Shami hits the deck hard around leg. Samson looks to pull but misses and gets hit on the inside of his pad on his knee.  That surely must have stung the Rajasthan skipper.
2.2
0
Mohammed Shami To Sanju Samson
Full on middle, Samson plays it to mid on.
2.1
0
Mohammed Shami To Sanju Samson
Good length delivery on off, Samson keeps it out.
End Of The Over 2 : 17/1
13 Runs
  • 1 WD 1.1
  • 61.1
  • 01.2
  • 01.3
  • 41.4
  • 01.5
  • 21.6
M. Vohra
12 (6)
S. Samson
4 (3)
J. Richardson
1-0-13-0
1.6
2
Jhye Richardson To Manan Vohra
IN THE AIR AND DROPPED! Murugan Ashwin is the culprit! Fullish ball outside off, Manan Vohra swings at it but does not time it. He gets it off the outer half of his bat and it goes high in the air. It flies to the right of third man. Murugan Ashwin there moves to that side. The ball pops in and out of his hands. He juggles but fails to hold onto it. Two taken. A lifeline for Vohra and just like Rajasthan, Punjab have dropped a catch too.
1.5
0
Jhye Richardson To Manan Vohra
Much better! Good length ball around off, Manan looks to play it to mid on but closes the face of the bat a fraction early. Luckily for Vohra, it falls well short of mid on.
1.4
4
Jhye Richardson To Manan Vohra
FOUR! Excellent shot but a delivery asking to be punished! Richardson strays on the pads. It is an easy ball for any Indian batter. He once again uses his wrists and flicks it behind square leg for a boundary.
1.3
0
Jhye Richardson To Manan Vohra
Good length ball coming in to the right-hander. Vohra keeps it out.
1.2
0
Jhye Richardson To Manan Vohra
Length ball on off, Vohra defends it.
1.1
6
Jhye Richardson To Manan Vohra
SIX! Manan Vohra gets off the mark for Rajasthan with a glorious biggie. He warmed the bench the whole of last season but now he has been given a chance to impress and he has started with a bang. On the pads and full, Manan uses his wrists and elegantly lofts his flick over fine leg for a biggie.
1.1
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Jhye Richardson To Manan Vohra
WIDE! False start for Jhye Richardson! He misses his line and bowls one down the leg side. Manan looks to flick but misses. Wided by the umpire.
Who will share the new ball? It will be Jhye Richardson.
End Of The Over 1 : 4/1
4 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 00.2
  • W 0.3
  • 00.4
  • 40.5
  • 00.6
S. Samson
4 (3)
M. Vohra
0 (0)
M. Shami
1-0-4-1
0.6
0
Mohammed Shami To Sanju Samson
Excellent first over from Shami. Just a boundary off the first over. Good length ball on off, Samson defends it to see off the first.
0.5
4
Mohammed Shami To Sanju Samson
FOUR! Rajasthan get their first runs of the season! Skipper Sanju Samson is off the mark in style. On the pads, Samson flicks it uppishly but well over short mid-wicket and gets a boundary.
0.4
0
Mohammed Shami To Sanju Samson
Length ball on off, Samson starts with a solid block.
Skipper, Sanju Samson walks out at 3.
0.3
W
Mohammed Shami To Ben Stokes OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! A collision but Shami has managed to take the catch and the dangerous Ben Stokes has departed without troubling the scorers. A massive blow for Rajasthan and a big wicket for Punjab. Kumble would have told them to get rid of Stokes as soon as possible and Shami, the man returning from injury has sent big Ben back in the very first over. Length ball on middle. Stokes looks to pull but the ball is not short enough for that. It takes the leading edge and goes high in the air. Hooda comes from point. Shami wants the catch himself. Rahul has the gloves and he calls for it. Shami and Rahul collide but Shami manages to take it in his mitts.
0.2
0
Mohammed Shami To Ben Stokes
Good length delivery on the pads, Stokes tucks it to the on side.
0.1
0
Mohammed Shami To Ben Stokes
Ohh! Almost a boundary to begin but Stokes has hit it too straight. Shami starts with a full ball around off. Stokes drives it straight down the ground but it hits the stumps at the other end.
Match Info
  • Series IPL 2021
  • Venue Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to field
  • Result Punjab Kings beat Rajasthan Royals by 4 runs
  • Player of the Match Sanju Samson
  • Umpire Anil Chaudhary (IND), Sundaram Ravi (IND) and Virender Sharma (IND)
  • Referee Manu Nayyar (IND)
Match Notes
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Punjab 46/1
  • KL Rahul dropped on 15 by B Stokes in 6.3 overs
  • Punjab 50/1 in 6.3 overs
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 50 off 36 balls between KL Rahul (19) and C Gayle (29)
  • C Gayle dropped on 33 by R Tewatia in 8.5 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Punjab 82/1 in 9.0 overs
  • Punjab 100/2 in 10.5 overs
  • KL Rahul T20 fifty: 50 runs in 30 balls (5x4) (2x6)
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 50 off 22 balls between KL Rahul (22) and D Hooda (32)
  • Punjab 150/2 in 14.0 overs
  • D Hooda T20 fifty: 50 runs in 20 balls (1x4) (6x6)
  • Strategic Time-out: Punjab 172/2 in 16.0 overs
  • Punjab 200/3 in 17.4 overs
  • Innings Break: Punjab 221/6 in 20.0 overs
  • M Vohra dropped on 10 by M Ashwin in 1.6 overs
  • S Samson dropped on 12 by KL Rahul in 3.4 overs
  • Rajasthan 50/2 in 5.1 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Rajasthan 59/2
  • Strategic Time-out: Rajasthan 59/2 in 6.0 overs
  • Rajasthan 100/3 in 10.2 overs
  • S Samson T20 fifty: 50 runs in 33 balls (7x4) (2x6)
  • Referral 1 (10.5 ovs): S Samson against PBKS (LBW) Successful (PBKS: 1, RR: 1)
  • Rajasthan 150/4 in 14.4 overs
  • 5th wkt Partnership: 50 off 19 balls between S Samson (26) and R Parag (24)
  • Strategic Time-out: Rajasthan 174/4 in 16.0 overs
  • S Samson T20 hundred: 100 runs in 54 balls (12x4) (5x6)
  • Rajasthan 200/5 in 17.5 overs
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Stats
Player Runs Avg.
Shikhar Dhawan DEL 380 54.28
KL Rahul PUN 331 66.20
Faf du Plessis CHE 320 64.00
Prithvi Shaw DEL 308 38.50
Sanju Samson RAJ 277 46.16
Player Wickets Eco.
Harshal Patel BLR 17 9.17
Avesh Khan DEL 14 7.70
Chris Morris RAJ 14 8.61
Rahul Chahar MUM 11 7.21
Rashid Khan HYD 10 6.14

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