Punjab team came without captain, top team defeated, Rajasthan won in thrilling match – News18 Hindi

New Delhi. In the 27th match of the Indian Premier League, Punjab Kings team came to play against captain Shikhar Dhawan’s Rajasthan Royals team. Batting first, the Kings could reach only 147 runs at the loss of 8 wickets. The Royals team, which was in top form, achieved the target by losing 7 wickets in the over itself and registered its 5th win of the season. After this victory, Sanju Samson’s team has further strengthened the top position in the points table.

On Saturday, April 13, Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson won the toss and chose to bowl first. The Punjab Kings team playing under the captaincy of Sam Curran missed its regular captain and opener Shikhar Dhawan. The opening pair of Atharva Tayde and Jonny Bairstow did not work. Both were out after playing 15-15 innings. Shashank Singh, who was playing strong innings for Punjab this season, could also score only 9 runs. Another hero Ashutosh Sharma played an inning of 31 runs to take the team to a respectable score.

Rajasthan’s thrilling victory

After a good start, Rajasthan Royals team was in trouble due to continuously falling wickets. The team needed 34 runs to win from 18 balls and only 4 wickets had fallen. Suddenly the Punjab Kings bowlers made a comeback in the match and took three wickets one after the other. 10 runs were needed in the last over. Shimron Hetmyer put the match in Rajasthan’s bag by hitting six consecutive sixes on the third and fifth balls.

Top order made the match
Rajasthan Royals opener Yashasvi Jaiswal started the innings in his own style and scored 39 runs on 28 balls. Tanush Kotian, who made a splash in domestic cricket, played an inning of 24 runs. Captain Sanju Samson showed good hands but lost his wicket for 18 runs. After this, the match got stuck after the dismissal of Ryan Parag and Dhruv Jurel but Shimron Hetmyer came and finished the match and took the team to victory in the last over.

Rajasthan’s 5th win

Rajasthan Royals, who were on top and showed strong performance in IPL 2024, registered their 5th win of the season. After winning the first 4 consecutive matches, Gujarat Titans made the team taste its first defeat in the last match. The team that came to play against Punjab Kings was thrilled and won the match. The team already on top in the points table has secured 10 points with 5 wins in 6 matches.

Tags: IPL 2024, Punjab Kings, Rajasthan Royals, Sanju Samson

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