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4th Match (N), Wankhede, April 12, 2021, Indian Premier League
(20 ov, T:222) 217/7

Punjab Kings won by 4 runs

Player Of The Match
119 (63)
Cricinfo's MVP
139.57 ptsImpact List
Punjab Kings Innings
Royals Innings
Match Flow
Punjab Kings  (20 ovs maximum)
c Tewatia b Sakariya915011075182.00
c †Samson b Sakariya1491520155.55
c Stokes b Parag40283142142.85
c Parag b Morris64284846228.57
c Sakariya b Morris018000.00
not out 641210150.00
c Morris b Sakariya022000.00
Extras(nb 2, w 4)6
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 11.05)221/6
Fall of wickets: 1-22 (Mayank Agarwal, 2.4 ov), 2-89 (Chris Gayle, 9.5 ov), 3-194 (Deepak Hooda, 17.3 ov), 4-201 (Nicholas Pooran, 17.6 ov), 5-220 (KL Rahul, 19.2 ov), 6-221 (Jhye Richardson, 19.6 ov)
2.4 to MA Agarwal, What a moment for Sakariya! He leaps for joy and roars. His team-mates are chuffed for him. Fuller than a good length and slanting away outside off. Agarwal, having jumped outside leg in order to manufacture swinging room, simply throws his bat at ball and snicks it behind to Royals' new captain. 22/1
19.2 to KL Rahul, full and in the slot around off stump, Rahul picks it up and swats it in the air. Rahul keeps Tewatia interested at the edge of the midwicket boundary. He gets into a side-on position, grabs the ball with both hands, but then realises that the momentum will push him beyond the boundary. He tosses the ball back into play, then jumps back to collect it on the rebound. Excellent work in the deep from Tewatia. 220/5
19.6 to JA Richardson, Fine finish from Sakariya on debut. Back-of-the-hand slower variation once again, full and outside off. Richardson can't quite get underneath it and lift it over long-off. Ends up carving it to Morris who takes it on front of the RR dug out. 221/6
17.3 to DJ Hooda, taken at long-on. Hooda has been hitting everything coming his way and he backs himself against a shortish ball. So much that his weight his forward and he's looking to take it down town. Unfortunately that kinda technique only rarely comes off. Gets it high on the bat. Gets more height than distance and Parag takes a simple catch. End of a superb innings and his coaches in the dugout really appreciate it. 194/3
17.6 to N Pooran, taken at fine leg! This is superb stuff. Sakariya, take a bow! Pooran could be so dangerous at this time of an innings. And he had the perfect ball to start. A long hop well outside leg. The only thing going for it is the lack of pace, which is possibly why he doesn't middle the pull shot. It flies to the left of the short fine leg fielder. Sakariya sees it. Dives full length and grabs it two-handed. The umpires take a closer look to make sure he hasn't let the ball touch the grass as he game to ground. Replays suggest he hasn't. But they have to do their due diligence. Pooran is waiting. He's waiting... Awful long time to just stand around and wait especially after making a duck. Come on, umps. Let's get the game moving! Yep, it's out. And that's five minutes of our lives we're probably never getting back.. 201/4
9.5 to CH Gayle, Stokes runs in from long-on, throws himself forward, and makes it now mistake this time. Parag isn't bowling legbreaks, darts an offbreak outside off. Gayle can't quite get hold of the loft, he ends up slicing it to Stokes. 89/2
Rajasthan Royals  (T: 222 runs from 20 ovs)
c & b Mohammed Shami034000.00
c & b Arshdeep Singh1282011150.00
c Hooda b Arshdeep Singh11963112127188.88
b Richardson25132350192.30
c Hooda b Arshdeep Singh23153030153.33
c †Rahul b Mohammed Shami25111913227.27
c †Rahul b Meredith24130050.00
not out 24120050.00
Extras(lb 2, nb 1, w 6)9
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 10.85)217/7
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Ben Stokes, 0.3 ov), 2-25 (Manan Vohra, 3.2 ov), 3-70 (Jos Buttler, 7.3 ov), 4-123 (Shivam Dube, 12.4 ov), 5-175 (Riyan Parag, 16.2 ov), 6-201 (Rahul Tewatia, 18.1 ov), 7-217 (Sanju Samson, 19.6 ov)
0.3 to BA Stokes, Three men go for the skier, including the bowler and the keeper. Despite some panic in the middle, and collision with Rahul, Shami hangs onto the ball. Welcome back, Shami! Hard-length delivery angling away off, tucks up Stokes for room. Draws a top-edge on the pull and somehow Shami clings on. Hooda was the third fielder there. 0/1
16.2 to R Parag, bouncer from Shami, kicks up at Parag and messes with his pull. He can only tickle it behind to the keeper. Gloved to Rahul. RR need 47 off 22. 175/5
7.3 to JC Buttler, Maiden IPL scalp for Richardson. He bowls Buttler with a Bravo-esque big dipper. Barely 105ks, plunges sharply on Buttler, yorker-length variation, kisses off stump. Richardson is adapting better than Meredith to these Wankhede conditions. 70/3
3.2 to M Vohra, excellent return catch from Arshdeep! And what a celebration, Vohra smacked it back and after Arshdeep grabbed it with both hands to his right, and then just looked back with his hands on the hips, with a straight face. Meme makers, hope you got a picture of that. 25/2
12.4 to S Dube, Dube can't clear Hooda at long-off. Hooda has been terrific in the outfield although this is a fairly straightforward catch. On a length and outside off, in Dube's swinging arc, but he can only slice it to the outfielder. 123/4
19.6 to SV Samson, Samson can't clear deep cover. The nerveless Arshdeep wins it for the Punjab Kings. Quite fittingly, Hooda, the man who set it up for Punjab Kings, takes the catch. Fullish and outside off, seems like a cutter, it was in Samson's slot, but he ends up slicing the ball to Hooda in the outfield. It's not easy to defend at the Wankhede in dewy conditions, but Punjab have pulled it off. 217/7
18.1 to R Tewatia, edged and caught by Rahul behind the stumps. Maiden IPL wicket for Meredith. Pretty full and wide of off, he asks Tewatia to reach out for it. He slashes and nicks it off to the keeper. 201/6
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  • Punjab Kings innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 46 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Punjab Kings: 50 runs in 6.3 overs (39 balls), Extras 3
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 34 balls (KL Rahul 19, CH Gayle 29, Ex 2)
  • Strategic Timeout: Punjab Kings - 82/1 in 9.0 overs (KL Rahul 26, CH Gayle 39)
  • Punjab Kings: 100 runs in 10.5 overs (65 balls), Extras 3
  • KL Rahul: 50 off 30 balls (5 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 22 balls (KL Rahul 22, DJ Hooda 32, Ex 0)
  • Punjab Kings: 150 runs in 13.6 overs (84 balls), Extras 3
  • DJ Hooda: 50 off 20 balls (1 x 4, 6 x 6)
  • Strategic Timeout: Punjab Kings - 172/2 in 16.0 overs (KL Rahul 64, DJ Hooda 51)
  • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 45 balls (KL Rahul 39, DJ Hooda 64, Ex 1)
  • Punjab Kings: 200 runs in 17.4 overs (107 balls), Extras 4
  • Innings Break: Punjab Kings - 221/6 in 20.0 overs (M Shahrukh Khan 6)
  • Rajasthan Royals innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 59 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Rajasthan Royals: 50 runs in 5.1 overs (31 balls), Extras 1
  • Strategic Timeout: Rajasthan Royals - 59/2 in 6.0 overs (SV Samson 27, JC Buttler 19)
  • Rajasthan Royals: 100 runs in 10.2 overs (63 balls), Extras 6
  • SV Samson: 50 off 33 balls (7 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Over 10.5: Review by Rajasthan Royals (Batting), Umpire - AK Chaudhary, Batsman - SV Samson (Upheld)
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 28 balls (SV Samson 27, S Dube 22, Ex 2)
  • Rajasthan Royals: 150 runs in 14.4 overs (89 balls), Extras 6
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 19 balls (SV Samson 26, R Parag 24, Ex 0)
  • Strategic Timeout: Rajasthan Royals - 174/4 in 16.0 overs (SV Samson 83, R Parag 25)
  • SV Samson: 100 off 54 balls (12 x 4, 5 x 6)
  • Rajasthan Royals: 200 runs in 17.5 overs (108 balls), Extras 9
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
TossRajasthan Royals, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Match days12 April 2021 - night (20-over match)
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsPunjab Kings 2, Rajasthan Royals 0
Win Probability
PBKS 100%
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Over 20 • RR 217/7

Sanju Samson c Hooda b Arshdeep Singh 119 (63b 12x4 7x6 112m) SR: 188.88
Punjab Kings won by 4 runs
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