PBKS vs RR IPL 2021 Highlights: Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals lock their horns to play their first match of the UAE phase of the IPL 2021.
Players have to impress their national team selectors to get feature in the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021.
|IPL Match No||32|
|Match||Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals|
|Date||September 21, 2021|
|Toss||PBKS won the toss and Choose to Bowl|
|Venue||Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai|
— Times of Sports (@timesofsports) September 21, 2021
IPL 2021 PBKS vs RR Scorecard
Rajasthan Royals Scorecard
|Evin Lewis||c Mayank Agarwal b Arshdeep Singh||36||21||7||1||171.43|
|Yashasvi Jaiswal||c Mayank Agarwal b Harpreet Brar||49||36||6||2||136.11|
|Sanju Samson (c) (wk)||c Rahul b Ishan Porel||4||5||0||0||80|
|Liam Livingstone||c Fabian Allen b Arshdeep Singh||25||17||2||1||147.06|
|Mahipal Lomror||c Markram b Arshdeep Singh||43||17||2||4||252.94|
|Riyan Parag||c Markram b Shami||4||5||0||0||80|
|Rahul Tewatia||b Shami||2||5||0||0||40|
|Chris Morris||c Markram b Shami||5||5||0||0||100.00|
|Chetan Sakariya||c and b Arshdeep Singh||7||6||1||0||116.67|
|Kartik Tyagi||b Arshdeep Singh||1||3||0||0||33.33|
|Mustafizur Rahman||not out||0||0||0||0||0|
Punjab Kings Scorecard
|KL Rahul||c Kartik Tyagi b Chetan Sakariya||49||33||4||2||148.48|
|Mayank Agarwal||c Livingstone b Rahul Tewatia||67||43||7||2||155.81|
|Aiden Markram||not out||26||20||2||1||130.00|
|Nicholas Pooran||c Samson b Kartik Tyagi||32||22||1||2||145.45|
|Deepak Hooda||c Samson b Kartik Tyagi||0||2||0||0||0|
|Fabian Allen||not out||0||1||0||0||0|
We’ll bowl first. It’s a no-brainer, a fresh wicket with grass on. We don’t know how it will play and I prefer chasing. I was just telling a few people in the dressing room that it just felt like yesterday that we were playing IPL 2020.
We have a lot that we’ve learned from last year. We are all professionals and we have tried hard in the heat to prefer ourselves. Pooran, Markram, Rashid, and Allen are our overseas players. Unfortunately, Chris Gayle misses out and Aiden has been in good form coming into our setup from Sri Lanka.
We are good are chasing and setting totals, so we were happy to do both. We have really great talent and characters in our team. It is a very positive atmosphere.
Sangakkara brings in the experience, he knows what to communicate at what point. He just wanted us to relax. Lewis, Livingstone, Morris and Mustafizur are our foreigners.
|Punjab Kings||Rajasthan Royals|
|KL Rahul(w/c)||Yashasvi Jaiswal|
|Mayank Agarwal||Evin Lewis|
|Aiden Markram||Sanju Samson(w/c)|
|Nicholas Pooran||Liam Livingstone|
|Deepak Hooda||Mahipal Lomror|
|Fabian Allen||Riyan Parag|
|Ishan Porel||Rahul Tewatia|
|Adil Rashid||Chris Morris|
|Harpreet Brar||Mustafizur Rahman|
|Mohammed Shami||Chetan Sakariya|
|Arshdeep Singh||Kartik Tyagi|
KL Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Shahrukh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Adil Rashid, Mohammed Shami, Harpreet Brar, Aiden Markram, Nathan Ellis, Ishan Porel, Chris Jordan, Jalaj Saxena, Moises Henriques, Prabhsimran Singh, Mandeep Singh, Murugan Ashwin, Sarfaraz Khan, Fabian Allen, Saurabh Kumar, Utkarsh Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Arshdeep Singh
Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson(w/c), Riyan Parag, Shivam Dube, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Kartik Tyagi, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman, Tabraiz Shamsi, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, David Miller, Manan Vohra, KC Cariappa, Glenn Phillips, Mahipal Lomror, Oshane Thomas, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, Gerald Coetzee, Kuldip Yadav, Akash Singh
IPL 2021 PBKS vs RR Highlights
Rajasthan Royals Batting
Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal gets into lead the Royals while Shami opens the bowling attack. The duo makes an impressive starting and scored 50 runs for their first wicket loss.
Arshdeep Singh makes the first break by dismissing Lewis for 36 runs. Sanju Samson gets in and fails to make the much-needed partnership and walks to the pavilion for just 4 runs.
Liam Livingstone gets in and makes a partnership with Jaiswal. PBKS seeks to makes a quick wicket in order to break this dangerous partnership. Arshdeep Singh strikes back and dismissed Liam Livingstone for 25 runs. Soon Yashasvi Jaiswal was dismissed for 49 runs by Harpreet Brar.
With Mahipal Lomror’s quickfire 43 runs off 17 deliveries, RR scored 185 runs for 20 overs.
Punjab Kings Batting
As expected KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal walk to the crease to lead PBKS to chase down the target of 185 runs.
The duo provides the expected opening partnership where they add the 100+ runs for the first wicket. Notably, this is their 4th 100+ IPL partnership.
Chetan Sakariya finally dismissed KL Rahul for 49 runs and draws the first blood at a very much needed time. After making much destruction Mayank Agarwal leaves the crease after scoring 67 runs.
Though PBKS needs to gain momentum in chasing, Pooran and Markram were gets under pressure to make the match-winning partnership. Though the duo makes the much-needed strike finally fell in the trap of RR bowlers.
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Player of the Match
I was injured during the India leg of the IPL and by the time I got fit, the tournament was suspended. Felt sad. So this feels really good. I have been talking to people over the years and they keep telling me that things keep changing in this format, so I need to keep believing.
I’ve always heard from everyone and also watched games in this format where strange things have happened. Today, I was fortunate to play a big role in something special. I was bowling a bit too short earlier, later worked on it consciously after getting a lot of feedback.