Sanju Samson, Steve Smith and Rahul Tewatia help RR to register the highest successful run chase ever in IPL.
Cricket fans have witnessed the real essence of IPL on Sunday with the raining sixes and fours from both Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab.In a thrilling run chase, Steve Smith-led Rajasthan Royals have crushed the KL Rahul-led Kings XI Punjab, as they completed a record run chase of 224 runs.
Earlier, RR has won the toss and asked KXIP to bat.The KXIP openers KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal had a blasting start as Agarwal registered his maiden century in the IPL before he got out at 106 (50).Agarwal, Rahul shared a 183-run partnership which is the highest partnership for any wicket so far this season.
Continuing his previous form, Rahul played an anchored innings with 69 (54), but it was Maxwell (13) and Pooran (25) who remained unbeaten and pushed the score total to 223 for 2 in 20 overs.
Most of the cricket fans felt the win is inevitable for KXIP seeing the mammoth total and the early loss of Jos Buttler (4) has strengthened their feelings.
However, the real game began after that moment.Steve Smith and Sanju Samson have thrashed KXIP bowlers and got the 100 runs on board inside 9 overs.
Then at the end, it was a Rahul Tewatia’s show who hit 53 of 31 balls with7 blistering sixes.His 5 sixes in Sheldon’s over reminded of Yuvraj Singh and remains as one of the highlights in this season’s IPL.