Rajasthan Royals (RR) registered back to back win in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 as they beat Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in high scoring context on Sunday (last night)
Royals invited Kings XI to bat first in batting friendly Sharjah Cricket Stadium. KXIP responded with 223-2 on board in 20 overs after Mayank Agrawal (106) and Lokesh Rahul (69) put up an excellent 183-run opening stand.
After losing Jos Buttler (04) early in their innings, Sanju Samson (85) And Steve Smith, (50) shared a 40-ball 81 partnership and laid a strong foundation for the most successful run chase in the IPL history.
Lets us present you, Cricket Concern’s turning point of the match. Kings XI were on 178 for no loss in 16 overs. Both the openers, Agrawal and Rahul, got out on successive overs and they finished on 223/2. Here’s our Board justifying our point right here.
There’s no big difference between Kings XI’s scoring rate between 1-16 overs (11.12) and 16-20 overs (11.25). Looking at the start, they failed 15-20 runs short which hurt them later on in the second innings.
Another important event of the match was the 18th over of the second innings, where Rahul Tewatia smashed 30 runs including five sixes off Sheldon Cottrell’s over. The equation came down to 21 off 12 balls from 51 of 18.
Royals will meet Kolkata Knight Riders on Wednesday while Kings XI will be facing Mumbai Indians on Thursday.