The 9th match of the Indian Premier League was played today between Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah. the match was very interesting, Rajasthan broke the record of high scoring run chasing. Rajasthan Royals defeated Kings XI Punjab by 4 wickets.
Rajasthan Royals won the toss and invited Kings XI Punjab to bat first. Kings XI Punjab batting first scored 223 runs after losing 2 wickets in perfectible 20 over. Kings XI Punjab had a very good start, Mayank Agarwal played a brilliant century inning of 106 runs in 50 balls, Lokesh Rahul played a brilliant half-century inning of 69 runs in 54 balls, Glenn Maxwell unbiten 13 runs in 9 balls, and Nicholas Pooran scored unbiten 25 runs in 8 balls. In this way, Kings XI Punjab batted first after lost the toss and scored 223 runs after losing 2 wickets is perfectible 20 over.
Rajasthan Royal's ballers- Ankit Rajpoot and Tom Curran got 1-1 wicket.
In the second innings, Rajasthan Royals chasing a big score of 223 runs, Rajasthan Royals achieve the target, after losing 6 wickets in 19.3 overs, With this win, Rajasthan Royals made a new record, became the first team to chase a high score of 223 runs. Rajasthan Royals also had a great start, although the first wicket as Jos Buttler fell very quickly, Jos Buttler was dismissed for 4 runs in just 7 balls, After that Steven Smith and Sanju Samson handled the inning, Steven Smith played an unbeaten half-century inning of 50 runs in 27 balls, Sanju Samson also played a brilliant half-century inning of 85 runs in 42 balls, besides that Rahul Tewatia also played a brilliant 53 runs of a half-century inning in 21 balls, Robin Uthappa was out for only 9 runs in 4 balls, Jofra Archer again played amazing inning, 13 runs in just 3 balls, Riyan Parag scored 0 runs, and Tom Karan scored unbeaten 4 runs in 1 ball. In this way, Rajasthan Royals chased the high score of 223 runs and achieved the target by losing 6 wickets in 19.3 overs and won the match by 6 wickets.
Kings XI Punjab ballers- Mohammed Shami got 3 wickets, Sheldon Cottrell, James Neesham and James Neesham got 1-1 wicket.
Man of the match- Sanju Samson from Rajasthan Royals selected for the man of the match, he played a brilliant half-century inning of 85 runs with 7 sixes and 4 boundaries in 42 balls.