Rajasthan Royals Vs Punjab Kings LIVE SCORE (t20)

Rajasthan Royals Vs Punjab Kings At Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, 12 April, 2021

12 April, 2021
Starts (IST)
Match Ended

221/6 (20.0 ov)

Match 4

217/7 (20.0 ov)

Punjab Kings beat Rajasthan Royals by 4 runs

Punjab Kings Rajasthan Royals
221/6 (20.0 ov) - R/R 11.05 217/7 (20.0 ov) - R/R 10.85

Match Ended

Punjab Kings beat Rajasthan Royals by 4 runs

This Over
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Chris Morris not out 2 4 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Jhye Richardson 4 0 55 1
Arshdeep Singh 4 0 35 3
Current Partnership Last Wicket 217/7 (20)

16 (16) R/R: 8.72

Sanju Samson (C) (W) 119(63) S.R (188.88)

c Deepak Hooda b Arshdeep Singh
Highlights, RR vs PBKS, IPL 2021, Match 4, Full Cricket Score: Arshdeep stars as Punjab edge Rajasthan in thriller

Highlights, RR vs PBKS, IPL 2021, Match 4, Full Cricket Score: Arshdeep stars as Punjab edge Rajasthan in thriller

00:04 (IST)

What a game we’ve witnessed at the Wankhede! Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab dish out another high-scoring thriller, only this time Punjab end up on the winning side as they open their account in the 14th edition of the league. Spare a thought for Samson, who batted his heart out today, nearly taking his team home after they got off to a shaky start in the powerplay. His 119 might not have secured a win for his team today, but makes him the batsman in the Rajasthan camp to watch out for. More importantly, it does assure the Rajasthan camp that the added burden of captaincy will not necessarily have an impact on his batting. Also deserving of plaudits are Arshdeep Singh, Deepak Hooda and Chetan Sakariya as the uncapped Indians would’ve probably caught the national selector’s notice with their efforts.

That’s it from us in our coverage of Match 4 of IPL 2021. Do join us tomorrow as we bring to you the fixture between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. For now, it’s a goodnight from us.

00:04 (IST)

Sanju Samson, Man of the Match: "I think the second part of the innings was the best I ever played, took my time and respected the bowlers. I took the singles and got into a rhythm to play my shots. It automatically happens, when I focus on my skills and watch the ball and react. Sometimes I lose my wicket also, so I just play the same way. Its about trusting my processes to be honest." 

00:01 (IST)

KL Rahul, Kings XI Punjab captain: I didn’t stop believing. We didn’t stop believing. We knew a couple of wickets would bring us back. I was pretty happy with the way they bowled. (Was he fearing a repeat of Sharjah?) Not really. We’re kind of used to this. Not something new for us. A game like this does bring the team together. A great way to start. I know that it’s a young team, a lot of new boys, it’s important that we back them. (On Hooda) It was amazing. That’s the kind of batting we want to see in this IPL. We want to go out there and play some fearless cricket. It’s important for us to go out there and play fearlessly. Boys understand what we expect out of them. Chris Gayle looked really good. I’ve always gone to Arshdeep even last year for a couple of crucial overs. He’s someone who doesn’t mind bowling those crucial overs and loves being in the contest. He’s pretty clear with what he wants to do and trusts himself.

23:59 (IST)

Sanju Samson's 119 runs today:

Joint second highest individual score while chasing in IPL
Second highest individual score in a losing cause in IPL

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

23:59 (IST)
23:46 (IST)

Sanju Samson, Rajasthan Royals skipper: I don't have words to explain my feelings. Would have loved to finish it off for my team. Don't think I could have done better than that. I thought I timed it well for a six but somehow. Catches go down and good catches were also taken. It's part of the game." 

23:42 (IST)

After 20 overs,Rajasthan Royals 217/7 ( Chris Morris 2)

Arshdeep Singh, who has been impressive so far today, is given the final over of the evening. Starts off with a wide delivery down the off side. Just a single off the next two deliveries as the equation comes down to 11 off 3. Samson goes downtown over the extra cover/wide long on fence for a maximum to bring the equation down to 5 off 2. Samson denies the single off the fifth ball after not quite connecting, choosing to face the last delivery with five needed. The Rajasthan skipper goes big towards the extra cover fence off the last ball, but fails to get the distance as Hooda collects the winning catch.


Samson’s 119 off 63 balls ultimately doesn’t come in a winning cause as Rajasthan fall short by just four runs!

23:40 (IST)
wkt

OUT! Arshdeep Singh delivers the killer blow, as Sanju Samson fails to clear the extra cover fence while looking for a maximum off the last ball! RR 217/7

Punjab Kings win by four runs to collect their first points of the season! They snap their two-match losing streak against Rajasthan Royals in the process.

Samson c Hooda b Arshdeep 119(63)

23:38 (IST)
six

SIX! Samson goes big over the extra cover fence off a full, wide delivery from Arshdeep! RR 217/6; need 5 off 2 balls

23:36 (IST)

Sanju Samson : First player to score a century in the maiden innings as a captain in IPL. 

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

23:36 (IST)
23:35 (IST)

Centuries for Sanju Samson in IPL:

v RPS, Pune, 2017
v SRH, Hyderabad, 2019 
v PBKS, Mumbai, 2021*

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

23:35 (IST)

Highlights

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IPL 2021, Live Cricket Score, Rajasthan Royals (RR) vs Punjab Kings (PBKS): Arshdeep Singh, who has been impressive so far today, is given the final over of the evening. Starts off with a wide delivery down the off side. Just a single off the next two deliveries as the equation comes down to 11 off 3. Samson goes downtown over the extra cover/wide long on fence for a maximum to bring the equation down to 5 off 2. Samson denies the single off the fifth ball after not quite connecting, choosing to face the last delivery with five needed. The Rajasthan skipper goes big towards the extra cover fence off the last ball, but fails to get the distance as Hooda collects the winning catch.

Samson’s 119 off 63 balls ultimately doesn’t come in a winning cause as Rajasthan fall short by just four runs!

 Preview: Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings begin their journeys in the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) when they face each other in the fourth match of the ongoing season at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. A winning start will be important for the two sides that are hoping to bounce back after disappointing campaigns in the UAE last year, with Punjab and Rajasthan finishing sixth and eighth respectively.

Both sides have made a number of changes to their squad since IPL 2020 and were among the major spenders in the player auction that took place earlier in February. Rajasthan broke the bank in their pursuit of South African all-rounder Chris Morris, shelling out Rs 16.25 crore to secure his services, thus making him the most expensive buy ever in the history of the league. The 2008 champions also bought Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman, India all-rounder Shivam Dube among others.

File image of newly-appointed Rajasthan Royals leader Sanju Samson and his Punjab Kings counterpart KL Rahul. Sportzpics

File image of newly-appointed Rajasthan Royals leader Sanju Samson and his Punjab Kings counterpart KL Rahul. Sportzpics

Rajasthan also witnessed a change in leadership after the franchise decided to part ways with Steve Smith, who himself had taken over the reigns of the team from Ajinkya Rahane. Smith had a disappointing run with the Royals last year as he hardly performed with the bat while the team finished eighth. Hard-hitting Kerala batsman Sanju Samson, who also backs up as a keeper, has since been appointed the leader.

Punjab, on the other hand, fortified their pace unit by buying Australians Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith for Rs 14 crore and Rs 8 crore respectively. However, playing both in the same XI would be a little tricky given the team would want to utilise the overseas slots in other departments as well. The 2014 runners-up did add the top-ranked T20I batsman Dawid Malan to their squad during the auction ahead of this season, and would want to play him alongside the likes of Chris Gayle and Nicholas Pooran.

Squads:

Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson (c), Riyan Parag, Shivam Dube, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Liam Livingstone, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi, Mustafizur Rahman, Andrew Tye, Jofra Archer, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, Chetan Sakariya, Kuldip Yadav, Yashasvi Jaiswal, David Miller, Manan Vohra, KC Cariappa, Mahipal Lomror, Akash Singh

Punjab Kings: KL Rahul (wk/c), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Prabhsimran Singh, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Deepak Hooda, Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Moises Henriques, Chris Jordan, Mandeep Singh, Dawid Malan, Jalaj Saxena, Murugan Ashwin, Sarfaraz Khan, Fabian Allen, Saurabh Kumar, Ishan Porel, Utkarsh Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Arshdeep Singh, Harpreet Brar

Updated Date: April 13, 2021 00:06:32 IST

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