The fourth match of the continuing Indian Premier League (IPL) held between Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Punjab Kings (PBKS) had each doable scene to entertain the followers in an absolute cracker of a recreation.
The high-scoring encounter noticed gamers from each side smashing bowlers throughout the park. As many as 24 occasions, the ball landed into the stands of Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, with Punjab hitting 13 sixes whereas Rajasthan slamming the remaining 11 maximums.
Put to bat first, PBKS led by KL Rahul posted a large whole of 221 runs on the scoreboard with a lack of six wickets of their allotted 20 overs. Rahul scored the utmost 91 runs from 50 deliveries. He was effectively assisted by all-rounder Deepak Hooda, who contributed 64 runs to the crew’s whole.
In reply, the Royals’ fell short of just 4 runs from the set target. Their innings’ primary spotlight was skipper Sanju Samson, who exhibited the beast mode, smashing 119 off 63 balls, that includes 12 fours and 7 gigantic sixes.
Nevertheless, their chase didn’t begin effectively because the 2008 IPL winners misplaced opener Ben Stokes for a duck on the third supply of the primary over bowled by pacer Mohammad Shami. Other than the nail-biting end, Rahul’s superior batting show and Samson’s unbelievable effort to maintain Royals alive until the final ball, the dismissal of Stokes additionally captured everybody’s consideration.
Stokes was despatched again to the dug-out when he top-edged the supply bowled by Shami. The proper-arm speedster went for a again of a size on the off-side. The ball was not brief sufficient to drag, however Stokes determined to go for the total monty. Because of this, he bought a prime edge, and the white leather-based went straight up.
Each Shami and Rahul stormed in to take the catch, and Stokes ducked after getting a fear that the ball would possibly fall over his head. In the meantime, the bowler and the keeper collided with one another. Finally, Shami succeeded in grabbing the chance.
Because the dismissal was accomplished, each Shami and Rahul stared exhausting at one another, with the bowler animatedly waving arms as he was asking his skipper why he hadn’t acknowledged his name.
Right here is the video:
Stokes skied one into the air… chaos ensued… however they nonetheless made the catch! 😮 pic.twitter.com/afenduzMEk
— Fox Cricket (@FoxCricket) April 13, 2021