PBKS vs RR
PBKS vs RR

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 No32
MatchPunjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals
DateSeptember 21, 2021
Toss PBKS won the toss and Choose to Bowl
VenueDubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

 

IPL 2021 PBKS vs RR Scorecard

TeamScore
Rajasthan Royals185/10(20)
Punjab Kings183/4(20)

Rajasthan Royals Scorecard

PlayerStatusRunsBalls4s6sSR
Evin Lewisc Mayank Agarwal b Arshdeep Singh362171171.43
Yashasvi Jaiswalc Mayank Agarwal b Harpreet Brar493662136.11
Sanju Samson (c) (wk)c Rahul b Ishan Porel450080
Liam Livingstonec Fabian Allen b Arshdeep Singh251721147.06
Mahipal Lomrorc Markram b Arshdeep Singh431724252.94
Riyan Paragc Markram b Shami450080
Rahul Tewatiab Shami250040
Chris Morrisc Markram b Shami5500100.00
Chetan Sakariyac and b Arshdeep Singh7610116.67
Kartik Tyagib Arshdeep Singh130033.33
Mustafizur Rahmannot out00000

 

Punjab Kings Scorecard

PlayerStatusRunsBalls4s6sSR
KL Rahulc Kartik Tyagi b Chetan Sakariya493342148.48
Mayank Agarwalc Livingstone b Rahul Tewatia674372155.81
Aiden Markramnot out262021130.00
Nicholas Pooranc Samson b Kartik Tyagi322212145.45
Deepak Hoodac Samson b Kartik Tyagi02000
Fabian Allennot out01000

Captain View

KL Rahul

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.

Sanju Samson

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.

Playing XI

Punjab KingsRajasthan Royals
KL Rahul(w/c)Yashasvi Jaiswal
Mayank AgarwalEvin Lewis
Aiden MarkramSanju Samson(w/c)
Nicholas PooranLiam Livingstone
Deepak HoodaMahipal Lomror
Fabian AllenRiyan Parag
Ishan PorelRahul Tewatia
Adil RashidChris Morris
Harpreet BrarMustafizur Rahman
Mohammed ShamiChetan Sakariya
Arshdeep SinghKartik Tyagi

 

Squad

Punjab Kings 

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

Rajasthan Royals 

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.

Rajasthan Royals won the match by 2 runs in a thrilling last over.

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Player of the Match

Kartik Tyagi 

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.