IPL 2020 RR vs KXIP Live: RR wins battle of sixes eclipsing KXIP by 4 wickets

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Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab

11.20pm

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11.16pm
RR script highest successful run chase in IPL history

11.14pm
RR wins by 4 wickets

Four from Tom Curran. Rajasthan Royals win by 4 wickets with 3 balls remaining. They pull off the highest successful run chase in IPL history. What a match!

11.10pm
Tewatia has to walk back for 53

Tewatia fails to get RR over the rope but has done the hard work for the team. He made 53 off just 31 balls as he walks back to a applauding RR camp.

11.08pm
After 19 overs; Rajasthan Royals 222/5 

What a start Mohammed Shami! He gets another wicket after Robin Uthappa hits a weak shot straight to Nicholas Pooran. Tewatia whacks another six, and now it’s just 2 runs required off seven balls. He hits another huge shot, but this doesn’t have enough on it, it’s found a fielder. What an innings, take a bow young man, you’ve proved the world and their mothers wrong tonight.

11.04pm

Robin Uthappa is gone! He doesn’t get enough power on his shot and he’s caught at long-off

11.02pm
6,6,6,6,6

Everyone is on their feet. What an over. Tewatia has smashed five sixes off Cottrell with the game looking dead and buried. RR needs 21 runs from 12 balls

10.59pm

Mohammed Shammi rejoins the bowling attack, and what an impact! He gets the big wicket in his very first ball of Sanju Samson. Robin Uthappa comes out to bat, and he has a short but incredibly difficult journey ahead of him. He starts well, with a couple of boundaries in the last two balls of Shami’s over. It’s a positive sign, but it’s nowhere near what they need at the moment. RR need 51 runs from 18 balls

10.54pm
Sanju Samson gone for 85

It was one too many shots from the batsman, and he departs for 85 off of 42, after being caught by KL Rahul. Mohammed Shami gets the wicket.

10.50pm

Six from Sanju Samson. And another. Back to back maximums for the Rajasthan Royals batsman, he’s trying to get this chase done all on his lonesome here. He runs a quick couple, and then hits another huge six! 20 runs off the over and Glenn Maxwell has been well and truly taken to the cleaners in this over. RR-161/2 after 16 overs

10.45pm

Neesham continues in the 14th over. Samson takes the aerial route against him, another lofted six. Bishnoi bowls out his last in the 15th. The horror show for Tewatia continues. A six over the bowler’s head as he connects with one. RR-140/2 after 15 overs

10.41pm
Tewatia lacking firepower

It’s just not happening for Rahul Tewatia. He is trying his level best but it’s just not his night. Neither is he getting out nor is able to hit it out of the park. RR now need 92 off 36 balls

10.32pm
2nd Strategic Timeout
Excellent over from Bishnoi

Three dots to finish, only 4 runs from the over from young Ravi Bishnoi in the circumstances. Have Rajasthan Royals made an error by sending Rahul Tewatia ahead of Robin Uthappa? It sure likes it, as he has scored only 5 runs off 13 balls. RR 122/3 after 13 overs

10.28pm

Sanju Samson gets to his 50, but with a touch of luck. Bishnoi drops him at long off. Samson is continuing to lead this chase but the required run rate has crept up significantly since Smith’s wicket. RR-118/2 after 12 overs

10.23pm

Maxwell bowls the 10th over. A surprise promotion to 4 for Rahul Tewatia. Just 4 runs come off Maxwell’s over. Smith’s wicket has turned the tide. Neesham continues in his 3rd over. Samson crunches a four through the covers. Tewatia swings but gets just a single. RR-112/1 after 13 overs

10.20pm

Rahul Tewatia surprises a fair few by coming out early at No 4. This is a huge vote of confidence for the 27-year-old, can he live up to it? On the basis of this first over he’s faced, maybe not? It’s Glenn Maxwell bowling, and the deft Australian manages to grind out a rare boundary-less over, just four runs off it. RR-104/2 after 10 overs

10.15pm

Steve Smith bags a fifty off of just 26 balls, but he’s not allowed to celebrate for long, after a mishit sails towards deep cover and is claimed by Mohammed Shami. Rajasthan were doing so well, but this wicket is bound to have some impact on their momentum. RR-100/2 after 9 overs

10.14pm

And at 50 is where Smith’s innings will end. It’s a rare mishit from the Australian, as he hits it high into the hands of Mohammed Shami. FOW-100/2

10.13pm
Fifty for Steve Smith

Steve Smith has his fifty after a howler of a delivery from Neesham! He gets there off just 26 balls, the same as Mayank Agarwal in the first innings.

10.08pm
Outrageous from Pooran!

Murugan Ashwin into the attack for the first time in the 8th over. Samson smashes what looks like an inevitable six. Pooran pulls off a miraculous boundary save! Leaps in the air, catches, sees he is falling over the ropes, and throws it back to Maxwell just before landing. A super boundary save! One for the ages. RR-92/1 after 8 overs

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9.59pm
Time for Strategic Timeout

Great athleticism from Cottrell to save crucial runs on the last ball of the 7th over. Bishnoi comes back well after conceding a six, his over leaks 11 as the umpire signals for the first strategic timeout. RR-80/1 after 7 overs

9.56pm
End of Powerplay!

Neesham into the attack in the 6th over. Smith lofts him ove the infield for a four on the off side, with this being the last over of fielding restrictions. Steps out and slashes for four more off the 5th ball and the last ball. 14 runs from the Neesham over. RR-69/1 after 6 overs

9.50pm
Mixed over from Bishnoi

His first delivery is on the money, the second is a wide, followed by another dot ball, before he’s hit for a huge six by Sanju Samson. A dot ball follows, and then a boundary. And then another dot. Rajasthan are doing quite well in their chase here, but there’s a long way to go still. RR-55/1 after 5 overs

9.47pm

14 runs from Mohammed Shami’s over, an expensive from the strike bowler. But seems like Steve Smith and Sanju Samson have decided that they are not going to die wondering. They are off to a flier. RR-44/1 after 4 overs

9.41pm
W,6,4

After Butler’s dismissal Sanju Samson is the next man in and he comes in and with a bang hitting the wicket-taker for a maximum and then a boundary. RR-30/1 after 3 overs

9.38pm
Big Blow for RR!

Butler sent back to the hut by Cottrell for 4. Sheldon Cottrell gets the breakthrough and Jos Buttler’s out of here! Sarfaraz Khan takes an excellent catch, diving to claim Buttler’s across the line shot. FOW-19/1

9.36pm
Eventful over from Mohammed Shami

A couple of close calls and strong appeals from KXIP but KL decides not to take a review on both instances. Smith finds the boundary on the 4th ball as 8 runs comes off the 2nd over. RR-19/0 after 2 over

9.28pm
Steady start from RR

Steve Smith flick one on to the on side which almost goes for a maximum but bounces just before the rope and then adds another to his kitty. RR-11/0 after 1 over

9.24pm
We are back with RR’s chase

Butler to face Cottrell

9.08pm
End of 20 overs

Archer goes for 18 in the last over; KXIP-223/2 after 20 overs

9.03pm
200 up for KXIP

Curran bowls the 19th. Pooran, out at 4 to join Maxwell, smashes the ball over midwicket and out of the stadium. 200 up for KXIP in the 19th over. New balls required after that ground-clearing six. A skier dropped by Uthappa off the last ball. KXIP-205/2 after 19 overs

8.58pm
Rahul departs for 59

KL Rahul has sliced it straight it third man, Ankit Rajpoot has a got wicket. Rahul departs for 69 off 54 balls. KXIP-194/2 after 18

8.51pm

The Royals finally get the breakthrough in the slog overs as Agarwal walks back to the dugout. Glenn Maxwell walks out at No 3 today, a good move from the Kings XI given his hitting prowess and his recent form with the bat. KXIP-185/1 after 17 overs

8.50pm

Mayank Agarwal hits a full toss straight to mid wicket. What an innings this has been. He goes for 106 and the 183-run opening stand – the third highest in IPL (highest is 185) – has been broken by Tom Curran.

8.47pm

A much better over for Rajasthan Royals, one of those rare ones in which the two rampaging openers fail to collect a single boundary, as Rajpoot gives away just six off it. Meanwhile, the innings enters the slog overs. The Royals will hope for a wicket or two at this stage to keep the target manageable. KXIP-178/0 after 16 overs

8.43pm
Maiden century for Mayank Agarwal

Maiden IPL ton for Mayank Agarwal off just 45 balls, lofting the ball towards wide long off! What a knock this has been from the Karnataka batsman! The runs just continue to flow for the Kings XI in the tournament! KXIP-172/0 after 15 overs

8.36pm
2nd Strategic Timeout

KXIP-161/0 after 14 overs

8.32pm

10 off Gopal’s third over of the day, including a six third delivery by Agarwal. Meanwhile, this is now the highest-ever opening stand for KXIP, bettering the 136-run partnership by Adam Gilchrist and Paul Valthaty in 2011. KXIP-140/0 after 13 overs

8.28pm
Fifty for KL Rahul now

Fifty up for KL Rahul, his 17th in the IPL and second consecutive fifty-plus score after his 132 not out against RCB in the previous game! Gets to the milestone with a single. KXIP-138/0 after 12 overs

8.22pm

Unadkat back to bowl the 11th. Agarwal gets a thick edge going for four. RR coach Sairaj Bahutule says RR’s aim is to restrict KXIP to a score below 200 now. 180, he says. Surely that’ll require a titanic effort from Archer and co from here on. KXIP-120/0 after 11 overs

8.17pm

Steve Smith is forced to bring all-rounder Tom Curran into the attack and although he does concede a boundary to Agarwal off the third delivery — a hook towards the square-leg fence — his is a much better over from the Royals’ perspective as eight runs are conceded. KXIP-110/0 after 10 overs

8.13pm

Gopal continues in the 9th over. Agarwal carts him back over his head for another six. That brings up his 50, off 26 balls. Two balls later, Agarwal goes again. Another six smashing into the sightscreen. 100 comes up for KXIP in 53 balls. Sensational start for KXIP.

8.11pm
Fifty for Agarwal; 100 for KXIP

Mayank Agarwal races to his seventh IPL half-century in style, getting down on one knee and hammering this inside out over long off to clear the rope comfortably! Takes just 26 balls to reach the milestone today!

8.06pm
Time for Strategic Timeout

Rahul Tewatia into the attack in the 8th. Can spin turn the momentum of this match for RR? Nope. Agarwal explodes to life against the leg spinner. Six, six, four – the scond of which is the biggest shot of the night so far – goes into the stadium’s ramparts. 19 runs off the over. KXIP 86/0 after 8 overs

8.02pm

Spin introduced after powerplay as Shreyas Gopal is given the ball for over 7. It works as Gopal restricts the flow of runs, giving just 7 runs at the end of it. KXIP-67/0 after 7 overs

7.58pm
End of Powerplay!
Highest Powerplay score of IPL 2020

A relatively better over from Archer as he concedes just two off this one, bringing to an end a successful powerplay for the Kings XI in which Rahul and Agarwal were able to collect 60 runs at 10 an over without losing a wicket, the highest score for overs 1-6 so far in IPL 2020. KXIP-60/0 after 6 overs

7.53pm
50 comes up for KXIP

Agarwal goes after Rajpoot
50 partnership for KL Rahul-Agarwal
4,4,4

Heaved over mid on by Agarwal off Rajpoot for the There’s no protection in the deep in that direction! Agarwal guides this towards third man, beating the diving fielder inside the circle to bring up the fifty-stand with KL Rahul and then adds one more to add 17 runs from the over. Both batsmen looking ominous! KXIP- 58/0 after 5 overs

7.47pm
4,4,4

Steve Smith brings on Jofra Archer but in vain as KL Rahul sends him all over the park in the first three balls to hit three consecutive boundaries. KXIP-41/0 after 4 overs

7.44pm
17 runs from the third over

Excellent over for KXIP as Unadkat goes for 17. First a boundary on the 1st ball followed by a six from Mayank Agarwal. KXIP-28/0 after 3 overs

7.38pm
Ankit Rajpoot to bowl from the other end

Ankit Rajpoot gets hit for a six off the third ball but makes a good comeback to finish off the over on a strong note. KXIP-11/0 after 2 overs

7.34pm

A good start from RR and Unadkat- only 3 runs off it. KXIP-3/0 after 1 over

7.30pm

Here we go! KL Rahul takes strike; Jaydev Unadkat to start proceedings for RR.

7.27pm

The players have walked on to the field. We are just moments away from the start

7.07pm
KXIP Playing XI

Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul(c), Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Karun Nair, Sarfaraz Khan, James Neesham, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell

7.04pm
RR Playing XI

7.01pm
Toss Results

RR wins toss and puts KXIP to bat first

6.40pm
Jos Butler in the house!

6.18pm

Yashashvi Jaiswal all geared up for tonight’s encounter. Will we see a big score from the youngster?

6pm

We are exactly one hour from the toss!

5.55pm
Any guesses!

5.35pm

With the short boundaries in Sharjah, it’s predicted to rain sixes tonight. Here what KXIP coach Anil Kumble has to say about it

5.10pm

Maxwell has been a consistent performer for KXIP over the years, and although he hasn’t be able to get going yet in this season, the KXIP camp is confident and has complete faith in him

4.50pm

Will we see yet another special innings from KL Rahul tonight?

4.15pm
Probable Playing XIs

Rajasthan Royals Probable XI: 1 Jos Buttler (Wicketkeeper), 2 Yashasvi Jaiswal, 3 Sanju Samson, 4 Steve Smith (Captain), 5 Robin Uthappa, 6 Rahul Tewatia, 7 Riyan Parag, 8 Tom Curran, 9 Jofra Archer, 9 Shreyas Gopal, 11 Jaydev Undakat

4pm
Milestone Alert!

— Sanju Samson needs 2 sixes to complete 100 IPL sixes and needs 62 runs to complete 1000 IPL runs as wicketkeeper
— Jos Buttler needs 114 runs to complete 1500 IPL runs
— KL Rahul needs 95 runs to complete 1500 IPL runs for KXIP
— Karun Nair needs 20 runs to complete 1500 IPL runs

3.35pm
Shane Warne has already reached Dubai as he sends his regards to the RR team

3.12pm
The #HallaBol army is ready for more. Are you?

2.50pm
RR vs KXIP Head to head

Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab have met 19 times out of which the Steve Smith side has a record. RR have won 10 matches. In their last encounter at Mohali, however, Kings won by 12 runs.

Total Matches Played-19
RR won- 10
KXIP won -9

Played

Won by KXIP

Won by RR

Tie

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Date

Winner

Won by

Venue

21 April 2008

Rajasthan Royals

6 Wickets

Jaipur

28 May 2008

Kings XI Punjab

41 Runs

Mohali

26 April 2009

Kings XI Punjab

27 Runs

Cape Town

5 May 2009

Rajasthan Royals

78 Runs

Durban

24 March 2010

Rajasthan Royals

31 Runs

Mohali

7 April 2010

Rajasthan Royals

9 Wickets

Jaipur

21 April 2011

Kings XI Punjab

48 Runs

Mohali

6 April 2012

Rajasthan Royals

31 Runs

Jaipur

5 May 2012

Rajasthan Royals

43 Runs

Mohali

14 April 2013

Rajasthan Royals

6 Wickets

Jaipur

9 May 2013

Rajasthan Royals

8 Wickets

Mohali

20 April 2014

Kings XI Punjab

7 Wickets

Mohali

23 May 2014

Kings XI Punjab

16 Runs

Sharjah

10 April 2015

Rajasthan Royals

26 Runs

Pune

21 April 2015

Kings IX Punjab

One-Over Eliminator

Ahmedabad

6 May 2018

Kings XI Punjab

6 Wickets

Indore

8 May 2018

Rajasthan Royals

15 Runs

Jaipur

25 March 2019

Kings XI Punjab

14 Runs

Jaipur

16 April 2019

Kings XI Punjab

12 Runs

Mohali

2.30pm
Let’s hear what KXIP bowling coach Charl Langeveldt has to say about today’s encounter

2pm

The Sharjah Cricket Stadium looks all set to host today’s Sunday night clash between RR vs KXIP. Can’t wait anymore!!

1.30pm

Hello guys, to Sunday Funday. In tonight’s IPL clash, Australia’s Steve Smith will lead the Rajasthan Royals opposite KL Rahul’s Kings XI Punjab who will be brimming with confidence after registering a massive 97 runs win against RCB in their previous match.

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