The fourth match of the Indian Premier League was scheduled between Rajasthan Royals and Panjab Kings, formerly known as Kings Eleven Punjab and the match between RR and PBKS took place on 12th April 2021. The venue for the match was Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Punjab Kings defeated Rajasthan Royals by 4 runs.
Here are the important highlights you need to know about.
RR VS PBKS Highlights, The Toss
Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to bowl first.
Rajasthan Royals Vs Punjab Kings, Match Preview and Last Over Thrill
The Punjab Kings had to bat first. As the Royals decided to bowl by winning the toss.
The Punjab Kings were in pretty good form and slammed a total of 221 runs in 20 overs by losing 6 wickets. The contributors of the grand 221 runs were KL Rahul, who scored 91 runs; Mayank Aggarwal, 14 runs; Cris Gayle, struck 40 runs; Deepak Hudda, 64 and Shahrukh Khan scored 6 runs. Nicholas Pooran and Jhyle Richardson were also on strike but failed to contribute even a single run. With this, the first inning winded up.
In the second inning of the game, Rajasthan Royals landed on the strike with a massive target of 222 runs in 20 overs and the team gave a devastating start as Ben Stokes have a wicket without contributing even a single. Manan Vohra came on strike and slammed 12 runs; Sanju Samson proved to be the star batsmen striking a massive 119 runs; Jos Buttler, 25 runs; Shivam Dubey, 23; Riyan Parag, 25; Rahul Tewatia and Cris Morris contributed a run each, which gave Rajasthan 217 runs.
Though the Rajasthan Royals lost the game Sanju won all the limelight in the match. But even his century could not turn fate on his side. Also the last over thrill was quite exciting and brought the audience on the edge of their seats. Sanju and Morris were facing the last over and Sanju was on the striker’s end. They needed 5 more runs to win and 4 to have a tie in just 2 balls. Sanju tried hard to hit the ball in the second last delivery and Morris was ready for a single to which Sanju denied. The confidence of Sanju was questioned after the match. As it got a mixed reaction by the experts.
Rajasthan Royals Vs Punjab Kings, Post Match Presentation
Here is the Post-match presentation winner :
- Man of The Match – Sanju Samson
- Dream 11 Game Changer – Sanju Samson
- Unacademy Most Sixes – Sanju Samson (7 sixes)
- Safari Super Striker of The Day – Deepak Hudda
- Cred Power Player of The Day – Chetan Sakariya
- Vivo Perfect Catch of The Day – Chetan Sakariya
- Up stock Award – Sanju Samson