Mumbai: Rajasthan Royals are facing Punjab Kings (PBKS vs RR) in the 52nd match of IPL 2022. Punjab captain Mayank Agarwal won the toss and elected to bat. Rajasthan captain Sanju Samson has so far won only one toss in 11 matches. Jonny Bairstow started the innings for Punjab once again with Shikhar Dhawan. In the last match too, captain Mayank had given a chance to open Bairstow’s innings.
Punjab started well but Shikhar Dhawan was struggling continuously. He did not score a single run against Trent Boult in the third over. After this, Dhawan was sent to the pavilion by Ravichandran Ashwin in the last over in the powerplay. Dhawan tries to play the off-spinner’s ball over mid-on. But Jos Buttler, who was fielding there, jumped in the air and caught the ball with one hand.
The ball was going over Jos Buttler, but he caught the ball by jumping in the air, running back with only one hand. The ball was about 8 feet above the ground. Wicketkeeper Jos Buttler does not get a chance to keep wickets because of Sanju Samson. But even in fielding, he has no answer. Even against Mumbai Indians, he was behind in the beginning of the season but in this season he is doing wonders with the field as well as with the bat.
In this match, Punjab scored 189 runs for 5 wickets. Opener Jonny Bairstow scored 56 runs. This is his first fifty this season. In the end, Jitesh Sharma scored 38 runs in 18 balls to take the team to 189 runs. Yuzvendra Chahal took 3 wickets for Rajasthan. Chahal has 22 wickets this season. He is the highest wicket-taker of the season.