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IPL 2021, RR v PBKS: KL Rahul, Deepak Hooda script Punjab to 4-run win against Rajasthan

RR v PBKS: KL Rahul, Deepak Hooda script Punjab to 4-run win against Rajasthan.

Deepak Hooda, KL Rahul’s huge partnership managed PBKS to post a mammoth total of 222 runs and win a mouth-watering clash as Arshdeep Singh scalps Sanju Samson’s wicket. In the last ball of the match against Rajasthan Royals at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Monday.

Chris Gayle and KL Rahul quick partnership helped PBKS set themselves up for a big total. Deepak Hooda has kept the momentum alive along with Rahul.

After good start with early wickets, the duo have reached a 50-run partnership in just 20 balls. KL Rahul brings up his 22nd IPL half century with a maximum.

Meanwhile, Gayle became the first batsman in Indian Premier League history to hit 350 sixes who hit Rahul Tewatia for his 351st six on Monday, was dismissed by Riyan Parag for 40, just 10 short of his half-century.

RR v PBKS, Brief scores:

Punjab Kings 221/6 in 20 overs (K.L. Rahul 91, C Gayle 40, D Hooda 64, C Sakariya 3/31, C Morris 2/40)

Rajasthan Royals (Sanju Samson , Jos Buttler 25, Riyan Parag 25, Mohd. Shami 2/33, Arshdeep Singh 3/35).

Punjab Kings (Playing XI): KL Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda. Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson, Murugan Ashwin, Riley Meredith, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh.

Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Jos Buttler(w), Manan Vohra, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson(c), Riyan Parag, Shivam Dube, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Shreyas Gopal, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman.

Earlier, Rajasthan Royals have handed four players their maiden caps for the franchise – Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahman, Manan Vohra and Chetan Sakariya while Punjab have handed a debut to the hard-hitting Shahrukh Khan.

Young Saurashtra left-arm pacer Sakariya got two wickets in his last over and conceded just five runs to finish as the most successful Rajasthan Royals bowler with three wickets for 31 runs in his four overs.

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