In today’s RR vs PBKS dramatic Indian Premier League (IPL) match, the Rajasthan Royals (RR) defeated Punjab Kings (PBKS) by four wickets, ending their chances of making the playoffs. At the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dhruv Jurel’s six in the final over sealed the thrilling victory. The victory by RR keeps the squad in the competition even as Punjab Kings are eliminated from the IPL playoffs.
RR vs PBKS the Royals had a rocky start after being given the difficult total of 188 and losing their ace hitter Jos Buttler early. The initial loss was made up for by Yashasvi Jaiswal and Devdutt Padikkal, whose aggressive play amassed 57 runs before the end of the Powerplay. The Royals were 86/2 at the midway point, but the Kings tightened their defense and took two fast wickets, including the dangerous Sanju Samson, to stop the RR’s momentum.
Shimron Hetmyer and Jaiswal pushed through with multiple boundaries as the Royals’ response, which considerably raised the run rate, shifted into high gear. RR now needs 47 runs from the final five overs after Jaiswal’s excellent 50-run innings was cut short. Hetmyer and Riyan Parag strategically played the next few overs, chipping away at the target while PBKS’ bowlers kept the scoring under control.
Hetmyer was out after a heroic 46-run effort, and RR still needed 19 runs going into the last over. They required five runs from the final three balls with RR’s preferred hitter Jurel on strike. Jurel’s thunderous six down the middle gave the Royals a four-wicket victory in a euphoric finish.
RR vs PBKS, PBKS had a terrible start to the first half of the game, losing their opening batter in the first over. Shikhar Dhawan, the captain, and Atharva Taide attempted a counterattack, quickly scoring. Sam Curran and Jitesh Sharma were able to keep PBKS’ innings steady despite losing Dhawan and other important batsmen.
Jitesh’s wicket was taken by Saini, who also ended a crucial partnership. When the game was in the final overs, Shahrukh Khan and Curran combined to punish RR’s bowlers. RR vs PBKS, in this match Khan hit two consecutive sixes, and Curran blasted a flurry of boundaries, giving PBKS a commanding 28 runs in the last over. With PBKS finishing at 187/5, a similar onslaught in the final over set the stage for an entertaining second half.
The game showcased the Royals’ tenacity and the T20 format’s explosive potential. The IPL, with its great spectacle, thrilling finale, and outstanding performances, continues to live up to its reputation.
Summary of RR vs PBKS Scores:
20 Overseas, Punjab Kings 187/5
19.4 Overs: Rajasthan Royals 189/6
RR won by four wickets.
IPL RR vs PBKS Match 66 Points Table Update
In today’s game, Rajasthan Royals defeated Punjab Kings by 4 wickets and continued to remain competitive in terms of points and NRR. With the victory, they have climbed to position 5 (with 14 points from 14 games), ahead of KKR and Mumbai Indians in terms of NRR and points, respectively. Punjab Kings, with a total of 12 points from all of their 14 games, is the third team eliminated from the IPL playoffs.
RR vs PBKS IPL 2023 Match 66 Award Winners
- Devdutt Padikkal won the player of the game.
- Shah Rukh Khan (SR of 178.26) was the match’s electric striker according to TIAGO.ev.
- Sam Curran (90 fantasy points) was the Dream11 game-changer for the contest.
- Sam Curran (29.5 MVA points) was the match’s most valuable player for UPSTOX.
- Yashasvi Jaiswal (8 fours) in RuPay On-The-Go
- The longest 6 in Saudi Arabia Beyond the Boundaries is Riyan Parag (93 meters).
- Trent Boult (catch of Prabhsimran Singh off his bowling) won the Herbalife Active Catch of the Game.