RESULT
9th Match (N), Sharjah, September 27, 2020, Indian Premier League
(19.3/20 ov, T:224) 226/6

Royals won by 4 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)

Kings XI Punjab INNINGS (20 overs maximum)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
KL Rahul (c)†c Gopal b Rajpoot6954-71127.77
Mayank Agarwal c Samson b Curran10650-107212.00
Glenn Maxwell not out 139-20144.44
Nicholas Pooran not out 258-13312.50
Extras(b 1, nb 1, w 8)10
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 11.15)223/2
Fall of wickets: 1-183 (Mayank Agarwal, 16.3 ov), 2-194 (KL Rahul, 17.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Jaydev Unadkat3030010.0052120
Ankit Rajpoot403919.7575111
17.6 to KL Rahul, just reward for Rajppot. He has hardly erred with his wide lines to Rahul. He shuffles wide this time to try to go over point but doesn't get power behind this open-face shot, and is caught at the square third man boundary. 194/2
Jofra Archer4046011.5096210
Shreyas Gopal4044011.0042310
Rahul Tewatia1019019.0001200
Tom Curran4044111.0044210
16.3 to MA Agarwal, follows him as he attempts a yokrer. He ends up bowling a low full toss but he has successfully managed to cramp Agarwal, taking his arms away from him. Agarwal still attempts a six, but ends up holing out to deep midwicket. 183/1
Rajasthan Royals INNINGS (Target: 224 runs from 20 overs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Jos Buttler c Khan b Cottrell47-0057.14
Steven Smith (c)c Mohammed Shami b Neesham5027-72185.18
Sanju Samson c †Rahul b Mohammed Shami8542-47202.38
Rahul Tewatia c Agarwal b Mohammed Shami5331-07170.96
Robin Uthappa c Pooran b Mohammed Shami94-20225.00
Jofra Archer not out 133-02433.33
Riyan Parag  b Ashwin02-000.00
Tom Curran not out 41-10400.00
Extras(b 1, lb 1, w 6)8
TOTAL19.3 Ov (RR: 11.58)226/6
Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Jos Buttler, 2.2 ov), 2-100 (Steven Smith, 8.6 ov), 3-161 (Sanju Samson, 16.1 ov), 4-203 (Robin Uthappa, 18.1 ov), 5-222 (Rahul Tewatia, 18.6 ov), 6-222 (Riyan Parag, 19.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Sheldon Cottrell3052117.3383630
2.2 to JC Buttler, the Cottrell salute comes out. This is a nice shot to a length ball on off, across the line but that is fair game. He has timed it well, but Sarfaraz takes a sharp low catch square leg. 19/1
Mohammed Shami4053313.2584410
16.1 to SV Samson, oh heartbreaking. Samson has perished. Shami is having a great IPL. Bouncer, not a slower ball, so Samson's idea is good to go for the ramp. But he gets extra bounce, and hits the glove before hitting the bat. And then the toe end of the bat, and then Rahul takes the catch. 161/3
18.1 to RV Uthappa, what a weak shot from Uthappa. Can you believe he has holed out to long-off at Sharjah to a ball right in his slot? This is just a chip. Need to be going harder at them. That is a poor shot. This ball is right in the sweet slot. 203/4
18.6 to R Tewatia, oh man, the greatest 40 minutes of commentary have come to an end. Tewatia has found deep midwicket with the pull, but he has made sure they win the match. Fifty-three off 31 after everybody wanted him thrown into the Gulf. Take a bloody bow, sir. You are a beautiful beautiful player. Storytellers kill for guys like you. 222/5
Ravi Bishnoi403408.50121320
James Neesham4040110.0055100
8.6 to SPD Smith, Smith picked his spots in that previous Neesham over, but it is not so easy when the field is spread out. Neesham keeps bowling wide legcutters to him. He looks to go over the off side but he has to manufacture all the pace. He can't. Caught at deep cover. 100/2
Murugan Ashwin1.3016110.6621100
19.2 to R Parag, oh he sweeps. Ashwin slips in the googly after showing him the gap square on the leg side. Had to take the risk. Parag bit the bait. Bowled neck and crop. 222/6
Glenn Maxwell302909.6660300
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MATCH DETAILS
Sharjah Cricket Stadium
TossRajasthan Royals, elected to field first
Series
Season2020/21
Player Of The Match
Royals
Sanju Samson
Hours of play (local time)18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.30, Interval 19.30-19.50, Second Session 19.50- 21.20
Match days27 September 2020 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
India
Krishnamachari Srinivasan
England
Richard Illingworth
TV Umpire
India
Chettithody Shamshuddin
Reserve Umpire
India
Vineet Kulkarni
Match Referee
India
Narayanan Kutty
PointsRajasthan Royals 2, Kings XI Punjab 0
MATCH NOTES
  • Kings XI Punjab innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 60 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Kings XI Punjab: 50 runs in 4.3 overs (27 balls), Extras 3
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 27 balls (KL Rahul 20, MA Agarwal 27, Ex 3)
  • Strategic Timeout: Kings XI Punjab - 86/0 in 8.0 overs (KL Rahul 33, MA Agarwal 48)
  • MA Agarwal: 50 off 26 balls (4 x 4, 5 x 6)
  • Kings XI Punjab: 100 runs in 8.4 overs (53 balls), Extras 5
  • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 53 balls (KL Rahul 34, MA Agarwal 62, Ex 5)
  • KL Rahul: 50 off 35 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Kings XI Punjab: 150 runs in 13.2 overs (81 balls), Extras 8
  • 1st Wicket: 150 runs in 81 balls (KL Rahul 53, MA Agarwal 91, Ex 8)
  • Strategic Timeout: Kings XI Punjab - 161/0 in 14.0 overs (KL Rahul 58, MA Agarwal 95)
  • MA Agarwal: 100 off 45 balls (9 x 4, 7 x 6)
  • Kings XI Punjab: 200 runs in 18.5 overs (114 balls), Extras 9
  • Innings Break: Kings XI Punjab - 223/2 in 20.0 overs (GJ Maxwell 13, N Pooran 25)
  • Rajasthan Royals innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 69 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Rajasthan Royals: 50 runs in 4.3 overs (27 balls), Extras 5
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 22 balls (SPD Smith 25, SV Samson 23, Ex 2)
  • Strategic Timeout: Rajasthan Royals - 80/1 in 7.0 overs (SPD Smith 46, SV Samson 25)
  • SPD Smith: 50 off 26 balls (7 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Rajasthan Royals: 100 runs in 8.5 overs (53 balls), Extras 5
  • SV Samson: 50 off 27 balls (4 x 4, 3 x 6)
  • Strategic Timeout: Rajasthan Royals - 122/2 in 13.0 overs (SV Samson 55, R Tewatia 5)
  • Rajasthan Royals: 150 runs in 15.2 overs (92 balls), Extras 8
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 38 balls (SV Samson 35, R Tewatia 14, Ex 3)
  • Rajasthan Royals: 200 runs in 17.6 overs (108 balls), Extras 8
  • R Tewatia: 50 off 30 balls (7 x 6)
Royals Innings
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