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PBKS vs RR IPL 2021 I RR Falls Short By 4 Runs Against Kings

PBKS vs RR IPL 2021

Match Number

#4 PBKS vs RR IPL 2021

Venue

Wankhede Stadium

Toss

RR won and decided to invite Punjab Kings to bat.

PBKS vs RR IPL 2021 Match Summary

  • Kl Rahul’s Nervous Ninety

Rahul’s batting was phenomenal in the match as he scored a whopping 91 runs off 50 balls hitting 7 fours and 5 sixes with a strike rate of 182.00. While his fellow opener Mayank Agrawal got dismissed early on, this didn’t deter him from playing a big inning.

  • Gayle And Hodda Contribute Too To Take Kings Beyond 200

If you are surprised by KL Rahul’s strike rate, wait till you hear about Deepak Hooda. Deepak blasted 64 runs in just 28 deliveries. His contribution made sure that Punjab Kings had a solid total onboard that their bowlers could defend and which they did too.

  • Shivam Dube’s ‘Deadly Over’

By deadly, we don’t mean in terms of the number of wickets taken. Dube gave 20 runs away in a single over! Had he not done that, maybe the result of the match could have been different. But then there was Chetan Sakariya who took 3 wickets with a decent economy rate of 7.75 runs per over.

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  • Sanju Samson Plays Captain’s Innings

Like KL Rahul, Royals captain Sanju Samson took the game to the next level in terms of batting. He made 119 runs in just 63 runs. This too after Rajasthan had lost their first two wickets early on. But the sad part was that other batsmen in his team couldn’t score big and he kept playing till the last ball.

  • Arshdeep Singh Halts Royals

While Samson was trying his best to take Rajasthan towards 222, Arshdeep Singh took 3 crucial wickets that probably saved the match for Punjab.

Our Take

While many believe that chasing high scores in T20 is difficult, matches like these show that it isn’t impossible.

 

 

 

 

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