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PBKS vs RR, 27th Match at Mohali, IPL, Apr 13 2024 - Match Result

27th Match (N), Mullanpur, April 13, 2024, Indian Premier League
(19.5/20 ov, T:148) 152/7

RR won by 3 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)

Player Of The Match
27* (10)
Cricinfo's MVP
81.86 ptsImpact List
Match centre 
Comms: Shashwat Kumar
Scorecard summary
Punjab Kings 147/8(20 overs)
Rajasthan Royals 152/7(19.5 overs)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
I. Runs
B. Impact
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
RR53.721(2)- 0.07- 0.742/232.2354.46

11:45pm And...that brings us to the end of another Punjab Kings-Rajasthan Royals classic. This did not rattle along at breakneck speed throughout, but when push came to shove, it was quite a spectacle. Such finishes in the IPL seem commonplace this season, and tomorrow, we have two possible humdingers in store.

KKR host LSG in the afternoon, before the Mumbai Indians take on the Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium. Do join us for both of those matches. Until then, this is goodbye from all of us here at ESPNcricinfo. Goodnight and take care!

Shimron Hetmyer, Player of the Match: (On his mindset) It is just practice really, I try as much as possible to bat properly in the nets first. Then I go back after everyone has finished to try and hit sixes. (On being so effective as a finisher) It is a blessing and a curse. Sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesn't. Happy I could help my team win tonight. (On if thoughts of failure ever come in) They creep in, but afterwards, I just try to keep it as clear as possible. After the first few balls, he (Boult) came up to me and calmed me down. I would have taken it (the single in the final over). I spoke to Boulty and even if I don't get the other one, I will try my best to get the single and at least tie it. I was just tyring to get a single or a double and then I got the full toss, and tried to hit it for six. (On being such an effervescent character) Being away from family, it is the only way you can keep yourself upbeat, by just enjoying every moment and doing every thing you need to. (On dying his hair pink) Waiting for my wife to come, she will do it (laughs).

Sanju Samson, Rajasthan Royals captain: (On two or more fielders going for high catches) We had a few funny instances but I am happy everyone is eager to go and catch it. Gets a bit tough, because the stadium is full of noise. I need to tell my fast bowlers that it is easier to catch with gloves. (On if they were tensed during the chase) We all were. Games against Punjab in the last few overs, I don't know what it is, they are always close. It was a very funny game. (On Hetmyer) He has been doing it for years and years. He has confidence about his skills. Rovman and Hettie, having them, was good. He (Kotian) is a very interesting youngster. He came in as an all-rounder. Had a fabulous Ranji Trophy season. He has been impressing everyone in the nets. We had a proper settled batting order, so we did not want to unsettle it. Jos is almost ready for the next game and we wanted to try him (Kotian) up the order. Happy to see him (Jaiswal) spend time and get 30-40, hopefully he can have a big game next match. (On having five wins in six) You can never take it for granted. Last game, we did some really good things but ended up losing. Tonight, we made more mistakes and won. Cricket is a funny game, so you have to put your head down and just focus on the process.

Sam Curran, Punjab Kings captain: The wicket was slightly slow. We did not start very well with the bat and then finished off well, much like it was with them. It was a really good effort to get to what we did. Any time you get to 150, you are in the game. Unfortunately, another close one for us, but positive signs. We want to improve and get a few more runs. We bowled really well as a unit and fielded well. A little disappointed and we will bounce back in the next game. (On playing in Mullanpur) The conditions are new to everyone and we are adapting really well. Lost this in the final over and the other by two runs. Proud of the boys for staying in the game that long.

Rovman Powell: It is important for us to get two points, especially on the road. The other teams are creeping up (getting points), we just wanted to get a bit of separation. (Chat with Hetmyer) The good thing is we know each other, we are calm. All we needed to do was hit proper cricketing shots, and play along the ground. We are West Indians, we hit boundaries. In the previous games, the lower and middle order have not batted a lot of balls, and I told Hettie that there might be a day soon when they will have that opportunity. When I went out to bat, he just reminded me of that (smiles). (On when Buttler might be back) They are doing some good work with him. I think he is maybe out for a day or two. I think he will be back, the medical team is doing a fantastic job. (On Buttler's return possibly leading to his exclusion) I believe I am a decent player, and if I am not getting a game, the team is doing well. I try to stay patient and when I get my opportunity, I will try to contribute.

11:15pm This game seemed a slow-burn, until about five overs were left in the chase. But then, it exploded and it sparked into life. A flurry of wickets threw RR's chase into turmoil. Their West Indian batting pair, though, held their nerve. Hetmyer was there at the end, but do not discount the cameo Powell played, given PBKS were beginning to turn the screw at that point.

Jaiswal was also among the runs at the top of the order, and his innings sort of offset Kotian's struggles at the other end. The rest could not get going as much as they would have liked, but RR, having almost fallen into a hole they dug for themselves, will pleased that they ultimately emerged from the trenches unscathed.

The Punjab Kings will be gutted, having lost another game. But they will be proud of the effort their bowlers put in. 147 was not a massive score, and the only reason this game stretched into the final over was because of how disciplined most of their bowling attack was.

Rabada was at the forefront and his two-wicket salvo in the middle overs brought Punjab back. Curran and Livingstone were not bad either, and fulfilled their roles to perfection. Arshdeep and Harshal were not quite at the races, though, and the latter's 18th over, which went for 14 runs, definitively turned the game in RR's favour.

Plenty of positives, no doubt. But Punjab, having now lost four out of six, would want to translate these into tangible results soon. We will have the presentation in a bit.

Arshdeep Singh to Hetmyer, SIX runs

A rank full toss, and Hetmyer wins it for RR in pristine style! Thigh-high full toss on leg stump, and that is just what Arshdeep would not have wanted to bowl. Hetmyer cannot believe the freebie he has been served up and swings it away merrily over fine leg! What an ending, and Hetmyer, who has barely batted this season, stood up when the big moment came calling!

2 off 2. Pressure on everyone

Arshdeep Singh to Hetmyer, 2 runs

dug into the track on off stump. Hetmyer swats it towards long on, where PBKS captain Curran misfields and allows Hetmyer to get back on strike

4 needed off 3. RR back in control of this? If PBKS can get rid of Hetmyer, that will change the dynamics considerably

Arshdeep Singh to Hetmyer, SIX runs

has that hit the cushion on the full?! Arshdeep misses the yorker by just a smidgen, and Hetmyer climbs into it. Takes a step down the track and clubs it down the ground. Hits the cushion on the full, and that is an enormous moment in the game!

10 off 4. RR need a boundary soon

Arshdeep Singh to Hetmyer, no run

another top yorker outside off. Hetmyer has a massive swing at it but only jams it off the inside edge into his body. Another dot

Arshdeep Singh to Hetmyer, no run

nails the wide yorker first up! Excellently executed. Right under the bat, and Hetmyer cannot make any contact. Just a fresh-air shot

Arshdeep Singh
Arshdeep Singh vs RR in T20s

Arshdeep to bowl the final over. RR need 10 off 6. Hetmyer on strike, which is an important detail for the visitors. Where will this game end up? Fine leg, third man, backward point and extra cover in the ring

end of over 1910 runs • 2 wickets
RR: 138/7CRR: 7.26 RRR: 10.00 • Need 10 from 6b
Shimron Hetmyer13 (5b 1x4 1x6)
Sam Curran 4-0-25-2
Harshal Patel 2-0-21-1
Sam Curran to Maharaj, OUT

straight to long on! PBKS keep chipping away! Slower ball bowled right into the slot outside off. Maharaj gets his front foot out of the way and slugs at it. The bat turns upon impact, though, and he chunks it off the inside half of the bat towards long on. Livingstone makes no mistake this time, and RR need ten off the final over!

Keshav Maharaj c Livingstone b Curran 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 3m) SR: 50

10 needed off 7. This is pretty much a free hit for Maharaj. He has to play in even numbers to ensure Hetmyer is on strike for the 20th

Sam Curran to Hetmyer, 1 run

full on middle and leg. Hetmyer comes forward and tucks it off his pads towards deep mid wicket

SO Hetmyer
Shimron Hetmyer vs Sam Curran
SM Curran
Sam Curran to Maharaj, 1 run

back of a length just outside off. Maharaj waits for it and runs it down to third man to get off the mark

Maharaj, playing just his second IPL game, walks in, with RR needing 12 off 9. Mid off, extra cover, point and mid wicket in the circle

Vinod Rajpal: "2 wickets and 4 boundaries in last 12 deliveries has changed the whole game !" -- Has Powell's wicket changed the game again?

Sam Curran to Powell, OUT

edged and taken! Powell perishes! Banged in short outside off. Powell, rather than trying to hit it for six, tries to help it. Cannot get on top of it, though, and all he does is feather it through to Jitesh. Has he done his job, though? Either way, this was a cameo RR really needed!

Rovman Powell c †JM Sharma b Curran 11 (5b 2x4 0x6 6m) SR: 220
Sam Curran to Powell, FOUR runs

Powell goes bang bang now! RR well in the ascendancy! Full and hung well outside off. Powell does not only reach it, he generates enough power to beat deep cover point to his right!

Sam Curran to Powell, FOUR runs

Powell power! Right in the slot outside off. Powell bends his back knee, gets close to the ball and blasts it to long off's left!

Curran to bowl the 19th. RR need 20 off 12. Momentum back with RR after those last two balls. Long on, deep mid wicket, long off, deep point and deep backward point on the fence

end of over 1814 runs • 1 wicket
RR: 128/5CRR: 7.11 RRR: 10.00 • Need 20 from 12b
Shimron Hetmyer12 (4b 1x4 1x6)
Rovman Powell3 (2b)
Harshal Patel 2-0-21-1
Arshdeep Singh 3-0-31-1
Harshal to Hetmyer, SIX runs

Hetmyer goes big now! Shimron Hetmyer has come to the party! Another short ball, and the problem here is that this is on leg stump. Hetmyer hops inside the line, lifts up his front leg Calypso style and helps it over deep backward square leg!

huge ball coming up. Another boundary, and RR will be back in front

S Kishore: "Ashutosh's cameo is proving to be the difference here... " -- Could well be the case...

Harshal to Hetmyer, FOUR runs

Hetmyer gets a boundary away! Dug in short on middle and off. Hetmyer picks the length early, opens up his stance and muscles it to long on's left!

30 off 14. RR could do with a boundary, right about now

Harshal to Powell, 1 run

full and angling into the pads. Powell flicks it towards deep mid wicket

Harshal to Powell, 2 runs

back of a length outside off. Powell waits for it and dabs it past backward point. Scampers back for two and makes it comfortably

Powell joins Hetmyer. It is these two or bust, you'd reckon

Harshal to Jurel, OUT

another miscue, and another catch in the deep! Sensational catch by Shashank! Hard length on middle and leg. Skids onto Jurel and rushes him on the pull. Does not middle it at all and he cloths it towards deep mid wicket. Shashank tears in from the fence, slides forward and gobbles up the chance! RR's chase is flagging!

Dhruv Jurel c Shashank Singh b Patel 6 (11b 0x4 0x6 19m) SR: 54.54
Harshal to Hetmyer, 1 run

full and wide outside off. Hetmyer reaches out for it and drives it towards extra cover. Harshal has gotten away with this. Mid off and extra cover were in the ring

Harshal is back. RR need 34 off 18. Hetmyer on strike

end of over 179 runs • 1 wicket
RR: 114/4CRR: 6.70 RRR: 11.33 • Need 34 from 18b
Dhruv Jurel6 (10b)
Shimron Hetmyer1 (1b)
Arshdeep Singh 3-0-31-1
Sam Curran 3-0-15-0
Arshdeep Singh to Jurel, no run

edged and taken! Jurel does not think so, and he reviews! Back of a length on middle and leg. Goes on with the angle and squares up Jurel. He seems to play down the wrong line, and the ball seems to flick the back thigh on the way through. The third umpire takes one replay to decide that it has not hit the pad. Now, as per protocol, they check the lbw. Pitched well outside leg, and Jurel stays!

Arshdeep Singh to Hetmyer, 1 run

back of a length on middle and leg. Hetmyer pushes it towards deep mid wicket and gets off the mark

Arshdeep Singh
Arshdeep Singh in IPL, 2024

Hetmyer in now. RR need 35 off 20. This is getting edgy

Arshdeep Singh to Parag, OUT

gets the height, but not enough distance! Another twist in this tale! Dug in short on off. Parag thinks he can smash this into the stands but the ball does not arrive as quickly as he expects. Miscues it and the ball goes miles up towards deep mid wicket. Rabada settles under it and snares the chance!

Riyan Parag c Rabada b Arshdeep Singh 23 (18b 1x4 1x6 22m) SR: 127.77
Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
YBK Jaiswal
39 runs (28)
4 fours0 six
Productive shot
13 runs
1 four0 six
AR Sharma
31 runs (16)
1 four3 sixes
Productive shot
off drive
6 runs
0 four1 six
Best performances - bowlers
K Rabada
KA Maharaj
Match details
Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium, Mullanpur
TossRajasthan Royals, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Hours of play (local time)19.30 start, First Session 19.30-21.00, Interval 21.00-21.20, Second Session 21.20-22.50
Match days13 April 2024 - night (20-over match)
PBKS Player Replacement
Impact player in out (1st innings, 16.1 ov)
RR Player Replacement
Impact player in out (1st innings, 19.6 ov)
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsRajasthan Royals 2, Punjab Kings 0
Win Probability
RR 100%
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Over 20 • RR 152/7

RR won by 3 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
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