IPL Live 2020 / Rajasthan Royals beat Kings XI Punjab by 7 wickets

Zoom News : Oct 30, 2020, 11:09 PM
In the 50th match of the 13th season of IPL, Rajasthan Royals (RR) defeated Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) by 7 wickets. With this defeat, the road to Punjab has become difficult for the play-offs. At the same time, Rajasthan still remains in the race. Both teams have 12–12 points. Punjab is at number four and Rajasthan at number six in the points table.

In the match played in Abu Dhabi, Punjab lost the toss and gave a target of 186 runs while batting first. In response, Rajasthan lost the match by losing 3 wickets in 17.3 overs to win 186 runs.

Stokes and Uthappa had a brilliant start, Rajasthan had a great start to chase Dileksha. Opener Ben Stokes hit a quickfire 50 off 26 balls, while Robin Uthappa scored 30 off 23 balls. There was a 60-run opening partnership between the two. Stokes placed his second fifty in the league. After this Sanju Samson scored 48, Steve Smith scored 31 runs.

Gayle was bowled at Joffra Archer's ball for the second time, scoring 100 runs from 1 run. This is his 31st fifty in the IPL. Gayle has scored a century by 1 run for the second time in the league. Earlier in 2019, he was not out after scoring 99 against Royal Challengers Bangalore. This time Gayle had a chance to score his 7th century in the league, but Archer has bowled him.

Steady Kings XI after bad start

Punjab scored 185 runs losing 4 wickets. Punjab had started poorly, losing the first wicket for 1 run. Mandeep Singh was caught out by Jofra Archer at the hands of Ben Stokes without opening the account. After this, Gayle managed the innings by sharing 120 runs for the second wicket with Lokesh Rahul (46). In the end, Nicholas Pooran hit 22 runs off 9 balls with a long shot.

Stokes and Archer got 2-2 wickets for Rajasthan, with Ben Stokes and Joffra Archer taking 2-2 wickets. Stokes catches both Rahul and Puran caught by Rahul Tewatia. At the same time, Archer catches Mandeep at the hands of Archer. Then finally Gayle was bowled clean.

Gayle's 1001 sixes in T20 cricket have completed his 1000 sixes in T20 cricket. He achieved this feat as soon as he hit 7th six in this innings. Gayle has 1001 sixes in 402 innings of 410 matches. He has scored 13 thousand 572 runs in T20 format. During this time he has an average of 38.20 and a strike rate of 146.82. He has scored 22 centuries and 85 fifty in T20 cricket.

A change in Rajasthan

Captain Smith made a change in the playing eleven of Rajasthan. Varun Aaron gets the chance to replace Ankit Rajput. There was no change in the Punjab team.

Foreign players in both teams are foreign players Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell and Chris Jordan in the Kings XI team. At the same time, Ben Stokes, Jose Butler and Joffra Archer are foreign players in the Royals' playing eleven.