‘Play-off’ நிலையில் Punjab on the verge of exit: Rajasthan setback by victory!

Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals clash in the 52nd league match of the 15th season of the IPL. Punjab won the toss and elected to bowl first.

Punjab innings:

Punjab Kings opener Johnny Barstow hit 56 off 40 balls, including eight fours and a six.

Uniform game:

Following this, the other batsmen did not score big, but were all out for just a few runs. Shikhar Dhawan scored 12 (16). Rajapaksa 27 (18), Mayank Agarwal 15 (13), Jitesh Sharma 38 (19) and Livingston 22 (14) were the other notable contributors.

With everyone contributing like this, the Punjab Kings team added 189/5 in 20 overs.

Sahal Aparam:

With all the Rajasthan bowlers conceding more runs in the match, Sahal bowled well, conceding just 28 runs in 4 overs and taking 3 wickets.

Rajasthan innings:

Rajasthan Royals openers Yashaswi Jaishwal 68 (41) and Jas Butler 30 (16) continued to play aggressively as they chased down the target. Sanju Samson 23 (12), Devdhat Padikkal 31 (31) and Shimron Hedmeyer 31 (16) added runs for the hosts as Rajasthan won by 6 wickets at 190/4 in 19.4 overs.

Wedge for Punjab:

The Punjab team has won only 5 of 11 matches so far. If you want to go to the playoffs you have to win the next 3 matches. The Punjab Kings will face RCB, Delhi and Sunrisers in the next three matches.