4th Match (N), Jaipur, Mar 25 2019, Indian Premier League
(20 ov, target 185)170/9
Kings XI won by 14 runs
player of the match
Chris Gayle
Punjab Kings
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• The Report by Alagappan Muthu

Ashwin's mankad sparks dramatic Royals collapse

At the time, Royals were 108 for 1. Then the Kings XI captain ran Jos Buttler out for backing up too far and the game changed on its head

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Scorer: Chandan Duorah
Commentator: Hemant Brar
Scorecard summary
Punjab Kings184/4(20 overs)
Rajasthan Royals170/9(20 overs)
end of over 206 runs • 2 wickets
RR: 170/9CRR: 8.50 
Dhawal Kulkarni5 (3)
Shreyas Gopal1 (1)
Ankit Rajpoot4-0-33-2
Mohammed Shami4-0-33-0

That's all from us but that's not the last of Mankading you have heard. Here are some of the reactions about that. See you soon.

Gayle: This is a big ground to be honest. I have been in a good form, so it was good to start on a winning note. Sarfaraz got some runs today, which was really good. One thing we discussed before the tournament was to win this IPL for the Universe Boss and the youngsters have got my backing.

Chris Gayle is the Man of the Match.

R Ashwin: We all know that after six overs, it's always gonna slow down. So credit to the bowlers. Been working on a lot of variations. No real argument to that. I didn't even load and he left the crease. It's always been my take on it, because it's my half of the crease. We ended on the right side of it but those things are game-changers and batsmen need to be wary of it. We just played five bowlers, so everybody ticked their boxes. If we can have good five bowlers, nothing like it.

Time for presentation.

Teja: "Admist all the drama, everyone forgot why Shreyas Gopal was under utilized in the game, while the whole world is going crazy about wrist/leg spinners. Poor captaincy Rahane "

Sarfaraz Khan: I was working hard, I will try to do the same in future as well. If I get the chance to bat up the order, I am sure I would do well. My dad himself is a cricketer, so he has been playing these [scoop] shots from that time. So I learnt by seeing him.

Ajinkya Rahane: I think Kings XI bowled really well during the last three overs. I am sure the match referee would take the call [about Mankading]. When you are chasing 180, someone has to go really hard. Ben Stokes was unlucky to get out on the second ball. Jofra Archer bowled really well, taking positives from this game.

11.36pm A great comeback by Kings XI but we all know what the talking point is going to be - Ashwin mankading Buttler. Smith and Samson then brought the equation down to 39 needed from 24 but Curran dismissed both in one over to turn the game around and in the end, Royals fell short by 14 runs.

Rajpoot to Kulkarni, 1 run

a slower length ball, pitching outside leg, the batsman backs away and pushes it towards long-on for one

Rajpoot to Kulkarni, FOUR runs

fuller outside off, takes his front leg out and smashes it through covers, beats the man at sweeper cover

By the way, Pooran is keeping for now

Rajpoot to Kulkarni, no run

fuller outside off, in the blockhole, Kulkarni cannot put bat on that

AD: "And with that RR has lost 7 wickets in the last 5 overs, an utter collapse......"

Rajpoot to Gopal, 1 run

a full toss angling in towards the batsman who thuds it towards long-on

Rajpoot on a hat-trick. Shreyas Gopal to face. The field is spread

Rajpoot to Gowtham, OUT

a low full toss, Gowtham looks to go aerial, over mid-off but ends up toe-ending it, Shami comes in from mid-off, juggles before completing the catch

Krishnappa Gowtham c Mohammed Shami b Rajpoot 3 (12m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75
Rajpoot to Unadkat, OUT

a short delivery, Unadkat goes for the pull but top-edges it and it lobs straight up, both the keeper and the bowler charge towards it, Rajpoot takes the catch but the two end up colliding and Pooran is on the ground

Jaydev Unadkat c & b Rajpoot 1 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50

22 needed from the last over. Rajpoot to bowl

end of over 196 runs • 1 wicket
RR: 164/7CRR: 8.63 • RRR: 21.00 • Need 21 from 6b
Jaydev Unadkat1 (1)
Krishnappa Gowtham3 (3)
Mohammed Shami4-0-33-0
Mujeeb Ur Rahman4-0-31-2

Ranjit Singh: "Now that was disrespectful of Gowtham to sell Archer short !!!"

Shami to Unadkat, 1 run

a full toss on the stumps, Unadkat hits it towards long-on, only a single. An excellent over from Shami, only six from it

Shami to Archer, OUT

fuller again, in the blockhole, Archer backs away and looks to flick it on the leg side, misses. But he is already half-way down the track, the keeper goes for the direct hit but misses. Shami is there to collect the ball, he runs to the striker's end and whips off the bails

Jofra Archer run out (†Pooran/Mohammed Shami) 2 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100
Shami to Archer, 2 runs

a yorker on the middle stump, Archer gets his bat down in time, the ball rolls towards midwicket but the fielder is deep, they come back for the second

Shami to Gowtham, 1 run

Shami goes for the yorker, backs away and steers it towards short third man

Shami to Gowtham, no run

a bouncer this time, but Gowtham fails to connect, a dot

Shami to Gowtham, 2 runs

length outside off, stays back and flat-bats it towards long-on, they are sprinting back for the second, Agarwal the fielder, but Shami fails to collect the throw

27 needed off 12

end of over 188 runs • 2 wickets
RR: 158/6CRR: 8.77 • RRR: 13.50 • Need 27 from 12b
Krishnappa Gowtham0 (0)
Mujeeb Ur Rahman4-0-31-2
Sam Curran4-0-52-2
Mujeeb to Tripathi, OUT

a full toss on the leg stump, comes down the track and looks to clear long-on, but gets too close to the ball, and Rahul takes an easy catch at long-on

Rahul Tripathi c Rahul b Mujeeb Ur Rahman 1 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25
Mujeeb to Tripathi, no run

googly!? Length ball on the stumps, misses the sweep again and is hit on the body

Mujeeb to Tripathi, 1 wide

flatter but way outside off, looks to smash it away but misses, called a wide, marginal call

Mujeeb to Tripathi, no run

length ball on middle and leg, bowled at 99kph, looks to sweep it away, misses and is hit on the body

Mujeeb to Stokes, OUT

looks to repeat the shot but it's googly from Mujeeb, not that full either, Stokes has to adjust and he looks to go over long-on this time, doesn't get the timing right and Karun Nair takes an easy catch at long-on

Ben Stokes c sub (KK Nair) b Mujeeb Ur Rahman 6 (5m 2b 0x4 1x6) SR: 300
Mujeeb to Stokes, SIX runs

fuller on the stumps, Stokes goes down and slog sweeps it over deep midwicket for biggie

Stokes to face for the first time. Mujeeb goes around the wicket

Mujeeb to Tripathi, 1 run

fuller on the stumps, comes down the track and drills it towards long-on

35 needed from 18

end of over 174 runs • 2 wickets
RR: 150/4CRR: 8.82 • RRR: 11.67 • Need 35 from 18b
Ben Stokes0 (0)
Sam Curran4-0-52-2
Mohammed Shami3-0-27-0

SB: "@Sundar, it's courtesy to warn the batsman they are doing it before you actually take the bails off and appeal. Which didn't happen, Buttler should've been warned and especially since he wasn't doing it purposefully."

Curran to Samson, OUT

two in the over for Curran. It was once again a length ball but this time a touch away from the batsman who was looking to go down the ground, ends up slicing it over extra cover, Ashwin backpedals and takes it with fingers pointing upwards

Sanju Samson c Ashwin b Curran 30 (45m 25b 0x4 1x6) SR: 120
Best performances - batsmen
Chris Gayle portrait
CH Gayle
79 runs (47)
8 fours
4 sixes
Productive shot
straight drive
16 runs
1 four
2 sixes
Jos Buttler portrait
JC Buttler
69 runs (43)
10 fours
2 sixes
Productive shot
cover drive
20 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
Best performances - bowlers
Mujeeb Ur Rahman portrait
Mujeeb Ur Rahman
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
Ankit Rajpoot portrait
AS Rajpoot
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
Match details
Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
TossRajasthan Royals, elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Player Of The Match
Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle
Hours of play (local time)20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50- 23.20
Match days25 March 2019 - night match (20-over match)
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Chettithody Shamshuddin
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KN Ananthapadmanabhan
TV Umpire
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Bruce Oxenford
Reserve Umpire
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Krishnaraj Srinath
Match Referee
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Chinmay Sharma
PointsKings XI Punjab 2, Rajasthan Royals 0