Indian Premier League Match 4

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Indian Premier League Match 4

Rajasthan Royals vs Kings X1 Punjab


Toss : Rajasthan Royals won the toss and decided to bowl first

Asking to bat first Kings X1 Punjab responded well despite losing K.L.Rahul early Chris Gayle did not let them down as he was on a rampage and scored well deserved 79 runs off 47 balls including 4 sixes and 8 fours , he carried out his good form from the home tour with England where he hit 39 sixes in just four matches and broken the record of Shahid Afridi of most number of sixes in one day internationals.

Well after Chris Gayle it was Sarfaraz Khan turn to put up a display of hard hitting the promising youngster again showed his class with the bat in hand as he scored unbeaten 46 runs off 29 balls. Mayang Agarwal and Nicholas Pooran were not looking comfortable on the crease as the both scored very slowly and played a lot of dot balls and put the pressure on their batting line up despite all this Kings X1 Punjab still manages to score 184 runs in their 20 overs with the lost of 4 wickets. Jofra Archer was the most economical bowler for Rajasthan Royals as he gave away only 17 runs in his 4 overs.

Kings X1 Punjab Score : 184-4 in 20 overs.

In Reply to Kings X1 Punjab 184 runs, The Rajasthan Royal openers were looking very promising in the beginning as the captain Ajinkya Rahane and Enlishment Jos Butler gave them a good opening stand of 78 runs.

Ajankya Rahane dismissed by the Kings X1 Punjab skipper Ravichandran Ashwin on 29 runs on a very controversial delivery which many believes against the spirit of cricket, despite losing the captain Rajasthan Royal keep on marching as the young Sanju Samson along with Jos Butler scoring quick runs from both ends which increases the worries of the Kings X1 Punjab team.

Just when they coasting along they start losing momentum. Jos Butler got out on 69 in a very unfortunate manner after his departure the former Aussie captain Steve Smith came to crease and did not able to make an impact on his return to the cricket ground. Wickets suddenly start tumbling for the Rajasthan Royals Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tripathi, Krisnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat all the batting line up collapse after that and did not able to reach the double figure.

The skipper of King X1 Punjab was the pick of the bowlers as the gave away 20 runs in his 4 overs and took an important wicket of Ajinkya Rahane.

Rajasthan Royals score : 170-9 in 20 overs

Man of the Match : Chris Gayle

Result: Kings X1 Punjab beat Rajasthan Royals by 14 runs.

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