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RR vs PBKS: Curran takes Punjab to famous victory

RR vs PBKS: Curran takes Punjab to famous victory

Rajasthan Royals are placed second on the points table and can only end up as the table toppers if they win this clash.

RR vs PBKS Live Updates, Match 65: All’s well that ends well for Punjab Kings here. After being set a target of 145, PBKS achieve the target in 18.5 overs, with five wickets to spare. 

On a difficult pitch, RR only managed to score 144 and that doesn’t look enough. Riyan Parag was the top-scorer in the innings with 48 from 34.

The Punjab Kings may have been eliminated from the IPL 2024, but they have a golden chance to ensure that Rajasthan Royals are in the top two on the IPL 2024 points table. The Sanju Samson-led side will be going for a top-two finish, which makes sure they don’t get eliminated despite losing Qualifier I on May 21.

Who won yesterday’s match?

In a low-scoring encounter, first Rajasthan Royals scored 144, and eventually Punjab kings cruised to a win in 18.5 overs in 5 overs. Riyan Parag was the highest run-scorer for Rajasthan, while Sam Curran scored a fifty for Punjab.

RR vs PBKS Live Updates

All over

Punjab register a win here. What a finish as they win by 5 wickets. Avesh is hit for two sixes in the over. What a finish.

Curran 50

Curran comes up with a decent 50, and that too in 38 deliveries. It is 123/5 in 17.4 overs. 22 off 14 needed.

Out

And just as we thought Punjab had things in control, Jitesh is out for 22. It is 111/5.

Rajasthan needs wickets

Curran has gotten the team over 100 and now Punjab need 35 from 29. It is 110/4 in 15.2 overs.

Slow & steady wins the race

PBKS have slowly moved to 85/4 in 13.1 overs. Sam Curran has done well here along with Jitesh.

Slow & steady wins the race

PBKS have slowly moved to 85/4 in 13.1 overs. Sam Curran has done well here along with Jitesh.

It’s been that kind of day

PBKS 63/4 in 10.4 overs

Another one bites the dust

The times is up for Jonny Bairstow as well. The Englishman tried to up the ante after a period of lull but was holed out at the mid-wicket boundary. Chahal gets into the act with his first! It is 55/4.

Avesh stuns PBKS

Avesh Khan has turned the game upside down. The Indian pacer first scalped the big fish in Rilee Rossouw before trapping Shashank Singh in front of the stumps on a duck. PBKS are now reeling at 36/3.

Rossouw in touch

Following Prabhsimran’s wicket, Rilee Rossouw has taken the charge and has smashed 22* off 12 balls. PBKS have already scored 35/1 off the first four overs.

Out

Will it be a difficult chase? Well, could be as PBKS lose their first wicket. Boult removes Prabhsimran. It is 6/1.

Not enough

That’s it. Rajasthan end with an under par 144/9. Looks like that won’t be enough on this wicket.

Out

Parag stays put as now Harshal removes Ferreira. Rossouw takes an unbelievable catch.

RR: 126/7 after 17.3 overs.

Parag to the rescue

Riyan Parag has crossed 500 runs in this IPL and now he would be looking to take the team to 170.

RR: 117/6 after 16.1 overs.

Out

What is happening here. Chahar has a wicket here as Rovman Powell departs for 4.

RR: 102/6 after 14.3 overs.

Jurel gone

Dhruv Jurel has walked back for a golden duck. The Rajasthan Royals have lost half of their spot.

RR: 97/5 after 13.3 overs.

Ashwin gone after 50-run partnership

Ravichandran Ashwin and Riyan Parag have scored fifty runs together. However, Ashwin has to walk back for 28(19), and the Rajasthan Royals are in a spot of bother. 

RR: 92/4 after 13 overs.

RR need quick runs

This sums up RR innings. It is 65/3 in 10.3 overs,

Two wickets

Nathan Ellis and Rahul Chahar have wickets. Tom Kohler and Sanju Samson depart as the score moves to 42/3.

Slow start for RR

The powerplay is already over and Rajasthan, it looks like, don’t have enough runs on the board. Curran and Arshdeep have bowled well. RR 38/1 in 6 overs.

Strong start by Punjab

Just one six comes off the over. Curran is bowling well here at the moment. It is a slow start for Rajasthan is 21/1 in 3 overs.

Curran starts

Sam Curran is welcomed with a boundary, but Jaiswal is clean bowled in the same over. Jaiswal continues to flop. It is 4/1.

Impact Substitutes

Punjab Kings: Tanay Thyagarajan, Rishi Dhawan, Vidhwath Kaverappa, Ashutosh Sharma, Harpreet Singh Bhatia.

Rajasthan Royals: Nandre Burger, Tanush Kotian, Keshav Maharaj, Kuldeep Sen, Donovan Ferreira.

Playing XIs

Prabhsimran Singh, Jonny Bairstow, Rilee Rossouw, Shashank Singh, Jitesh Sharma(w), Sam Curran(c), Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Nathan Ellis, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh


Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Sanju Samson(w/c), Riyan Parag, Dhruv Jurel, Rovman Powell, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Sandeep Sharma, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal

RR win toss

Rajasthan has won the toss and opted to bat first.

Toss time

Looks like it’s a win toss, opt to bat first. Let’s see what happens there. We are just 10 minutes away from toss.

Welcome to the live coverage of Match 65 of the IPL 2024 between the Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings.

RR vs PBKS: Squads

Punjab Kings: Jonny Bairstow (wk), Prabhsimran Singh, Rilee Rossouw, Shashank Singh. Jitesh Sharma, Sam Curran (c), Ashutosh Sharma, Harshal Patel, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh. Vidhwath Kaverappa, Harpreet Brar, Nathan Ellis, Chris Woakes, Rishi Dhawan, Harpreet Singh Bhatia, Tanay Thyagarajan. Shikhar Dhawan, Atharva Taide, Shivam Singh, Prince Choudhary, Vishwanath Singh.

Rajasthan Royals: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Sanju Samson (c & wk). Riyan Parag, Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Sharma. Yuzvendra Chahal, Rovman Powell, Nandre Burger, Keshav Maharaj, Tanush Kotian, Kuldeep Sen, Donovan Ferreira. Abid Mushtaq, Shubham Dubey, Kunal Singh Rathore, Navdeep Saini.

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