RR Win By 7 Wickets!! Chris Jordan finishes the game with a wide as Rajasthan Royals cross the line with 15 balls to spare. This result makes the IPL 2020 team standings more interesting. From Ben Stokes to Jos Buttler, everyone made contributions as the Men in Pink stay alive in the playoff race. Now, KXIP, RR, KKR and SRH have pretty much equal chances of finishing among the finals four. Meanwhile, that's it from this coverage. Do join us back tomorrow for all action in IPL 2020.
OUT! Stay on your seats folk as we have a twist in the tale! Sanju Samson gets run out just when Rajasthan's victory looked inevitable. Clearly a wrong call by Samson as Jagadeesha Suchith's direct hit sends him back to the pavilion. Samson run out (J Suchith) 48(25)
Ben Stokes might have gone back but the run rate hasn't come down. Sanju Samson came all guns blazing and continued from where Stokes' left. Credit must also go to Robin Uthappa who's standing at one end.
OUT! Ben Stokes' mayhem finally comes to end as Chris Jordan draws the first blood. Just after getting to his fifty, the southpaw miscued another big shot and gave an easy catch to Deepak Hooda at mid off. KXIP are back in the contest!! Stokes c Hooda b Jordan 50(26)
Sensational start from Rajasthan Royals while chasing a mammoth total. Ben Stokes and Robin Uthappa are looking positive as RR post 32/0 in the first three overs. KXIP desperately need a wicket here.
Universe Boss Chris Gayle goes for 99! The southpaw was at his very best throughout the innings but a classic Jofra Archer yorker got the better of him. Nevertheless, his mayhem helped Punjab post a mountain of 185/4 and now, Rajasthan Royals have a job in hand.
Skipper KL Rahul might be gone but the dangerous Nicholas Pooran arrived and didn't take long in making a mark. He smashes Varun Aaron for two sixes in the 15th over as Punjab continue to score runs at a rapid pace. With eight wickets in hand, KXIP are all set for some late flourishies in the end overs.
Chris Gayle completed his third half-century in Indian Premier League 2020. The partnership between the West Indian and KL Rahul is nearing 100 runs as both have dominated the Rajasthan bowlers until now. However, RR bowlers have done well to keep the scoring rate under control.
Since that early loss of wicket, Kings XI Punjab have looked in great touch. KL Rahul and Chris Gayle have played contradicting innings to each other with the former scoring at almost run-a-ball while the West Indian has gone after the Rajasthan Bowling. The duo have stitched up yet another 50-run partnership.
OUT! Big blow for Kings XI Punjab early in the innings! Mandeep Singh became a victim of a vicious Jofra Archer bouncer as he goes back without scoring. Credit also must go to Ben Stokes who took an excellent diving catch after the ball flew of the outside edge. Mandeep c Stokes b Jofra Archer 0(1)
KXIP vs RR Live Score Updates: Intending to go one step closer to Dream11 Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 playoff race, Kings XI Punjab are taking on Rajasthan Royals at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The KL Rahul-led team, who had a dismal campaign in the first half of the season, made a terrific comeback and are on a five-match winning streak. They will qualify for the final without any drama after winning their remaining two games and must put their best foot forward. On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals will officially get knocked out of the playoff race after losing this game. Meanwhile, stay tuned for the live commentary and updates of the game. KXIP vs RR, IPL 2020 50th Match Preview.
Punjab have put on an all-round show lately and will take the field as definite favourites. KL Rahul, Chris Gayle and Nicholas Pooran have been in red-hot batting form while Chris Jordan and Mohammed Shami have been the standout performers with the ball. On the other hand, Royals are coming off an emphatic eight-wicket win against table-toppers Mumbai Indians in the last game and must back themselves to defeat Punjab as well. Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals, Abu Dhabi Weather, Rain Forecast and Pitch Report.
Rahul Tewatia starred for Rajasthan when these two sides locked horns earlier in the tournament and will not mind putting up another match-winning performance. However, a lot has changed since that meeting, making the Men in Pink underdogs in the upcoming game. Having said that, KL Rahul’s men can’t afford to be complacent.
Rajasthan Royals: Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Steven Smith (C), Sanju Samson (WK), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi, Varun Aaron, Jaydev Unadkat, David Miller, Aniruddha Joshi, Manan Vohra, Tom Curran, Andrew Tye, Shashank Singh, Mahipal Lomror, Oshane Thomas, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Akash Singh
Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul (WK/C), Mandeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Krishnappa Gowtham, James Neesham, Sheldon Cottrell, Sarfaraz Khan, Hardus Viljoen, Jagadeesha Suchith, Ishan Porel, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Tajinder Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Simran Singh, Harpreet Brar