Friday, October 23, 2020

Rajasthan Royals complete highest run chase

Cricket

Tewatia in action

SHARJAH: Rajasthan Royals defeated Kings XI Punjab by four wickets as they completed a record run chase of 224 runs.

Rahul Tewatia smashed five sixes in an over by Sheldon Cottrell to turn things around, following the dismissal of Sanju Samson which seemed to have tilted the game in favour of Punjab.

Jofra Archer further provided support with a handy cameo to help Rajasthan remain unbeaten in IPL 2020.

Earlier, Punjab openers KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal enabled the side to post a massive total of 223/2, after being sent in to bat first by Rajasthan Royals captain Steve Smith at the iconic Sharjah cricket stadium in match nine of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 yesterday.

Agarwal registered his maiden century in the IPL off 45 deliveries, smashing the ball to all corners of the ground, before being dismissed for 106.

Rahul scored an excellent half-century, before perishing for 69. Glenn Maxwell and Nicholas Pooran helped in finishing the Punjab innings effectively, with some beautiful strokes.

Buttler and Ankit Rajpoot came in place of Yashasvi Jaiswal and David Miller for Rajasthan while Punjab went in with an unchanged squad.

BRIEF SCORES

Rajasthan Royals 226 for 6 (Samson 85, Tewatia 53, Shami 3-53) beat Kings XI Punjab 223 for 2 (Agarwal 106, Rahul 69, Rajpoot 1-39) by 4 wickets.