Hi there and welcome to Sportstar’s protection of the IPL 2021 encounter between KL Rahul’s Punjab Kings and Sanju Samson’s Rajasthan Royals from Dubai.


Kartik Tyagi, POTM: “Feeling joyful. I used to be injured in the course of the India leg of IPL 2021, and after I recovered the event received cancelled. Very joyful to get the possibility at the moment. I’ve spoken to seniors for the previous couple of years. Everybody has stated that sport can change anytime. I knew I’ve the death-overs abilities.”


Sanju Samson: “Someplace we had that battle left. We knew we had some particular bowlers. Saved Mustafizur’s overs for the tip. Tyagi was assured together with his yorkers, particularly broad yorkers. Executed them effectively towards the brand new batters. And we had prime fielding plans for each batter, we’ve got deliberate until the final batter. We have been proud of our rating, on this wicket that was an excellent rating. We’re a greater bowling/fielding staff too. We might’ve gained the sport early if there weren’t drops early on.”

KL Rahul, shedding captain: “Powerful one to swallow,” he says whereas placing on the orange cap. “We have to see how we are able to deal with stress higher. It is occurred to the very best within the sport. Powerful one to swallow that you have not learnt out of your earlier errors. We bowled respectable lengths within the first six. Unlucky that edges received it away from us. However we pulled this again properly with the ball.”


Actually, misplaced for phrases to sum up this one! Fairly probably up there among the many craziest finishes in cricketing historical past. That stated, it was only a excessive class over from Tyagi below stress. What. A. Steal. RR!

Bowlers defending lower than six runs within the closing over of an IPL innings:

Munaf Patel (RR v MI, 2009); Kartik Tyagi (RR v PBKS, 2021*)

PBKS 183/4 in 20 overs: Tyagi to Markram.
Full and straight and Markram hits to mid-off – no run. Tyagi slides one in and Markram nudges it wonderful for a single. Tyagi to Pooran. Full and angling away and Pooran tries to slice it. OUT! The ball springs up straight to Samson behind the stumps! Boy, is there a twist right here?

Hooda, the brand new man.
Tyagi goes broad and Hooda misses. Dot! 3 off 2. Tyagi rushes in and Hooda nicks it to Samson! GOODNESS ME! That is CRAZY!!

Punjab wants 3 off 1 ball now.  A cracking yorker to complete!! RAJASTHAN ROYALS HAS PULLED OFF AN EPIC HEIST!!!

PBKS 182/2 in 19 overs: Mustafizur employs his cutters and Pooran is pinned down with the change in tempo. He cuts one wonderful and the third-man fielder does effectively to maintain to only one run. Samson almost completes a cracking take as Markram edges one simply previous his attain. A superb dive from Sakariya at brief third prevents a positive boundary. This sport’s one way or the other boiled all the way down to the final over, people! Punjab wants 4 runs in 6 balls.

PBKS 178/2 in 18 overs: Morris dishes in a slower one and Markram completely fires it away from his presence. A cracking thud from the pad and the ball flies 96m over the long-on boundary for six. KL’s males are almost there!

PBKS 168/2 in 17 overs: Pooran energy! Fizz begins with a cutter and Pooran opens the face of the bat and trickles it to the third man boundary. Mustafizur goes a bit brief and Pooran immediately bludgeons it over cow nook for an additional six.

Mustafizur returns

PBKS 154/2 in 16 overs: 150 up for RR! Morris up with a neater over however maybe a bit too late. The gamers head to the timeout with Punjab requiring 32 in 4 overs.

PBKS 148/2 in 15 overs: Tyagi retains it straight and full. Pooran misses a few deliveries to the uncooked tempo and finds a single. Markram finishes the over on a excessive with a pristine straight drive for 4.

PBKS 142/2 in 14 overs: Parag unleashes his side-on ploy however fails to faze the batters. Markram finds the wonderful leg boundary first earlier than Pooran launches him for a biggie over long-on. Properly out of RR’s fingers now, this one.

PBKS 126/2 in 13 overs: Tewatia to Mayank. OUT! Slices the ball to deep level and Livingstone does the remaining! Properly bowled by Tewatia as he lures Mayank into this one. He eyes the additional cowl spot however fails to time it and effectively Rajasthan has discovered two fast wickets. Mayank Agarwal c Livingstone b Tewatia 67 (43b 7×4 2×6)

PBKS 120/1 in 12 overs: Sakariya to Rahul. OUT! Exterior edge and this time KL’s a goner! Sakariya gives a touch of width and Rahul goes for the minimize, aiming to slice it behind backward level. The ball clips the skin edge and flies to Tyagi at brief third-man. Rahul luck-filled innings lastly involves an finish.  KL Rahul c Kartik Tyagi b Sakariya 49 (33b 4×4 2×6)

Sakariya returns

PBKS 113/0 in 11 overs: Lomror retains it tight, angling the bowl into each right-handers. KL and Mayank play it protected and tread in singles.

Lomror into the assault. Samson’s final roll of the cube?

PBKS 106/0 in 10 overs: Excessive class stuff from Mayank! Brings up his fifty and crosses 2000 IPL runs! Morris is handled with disdain as Mayank nonchalantly flicks him behind sq. for 2 huge sixes. He is regained his contact after a gradual begin and boy, this can be a deal with to look at.  Morris is all over as he bowls three wides within the over. He tucks one to the legs as soon as once more and Mayank flicks it behind sq. leg for an additional boundary. And that is a 100-run partnership for KL and Mayank! Morris is ripped aside as Mayank finds one other boundary, lotions the bowler over further cowl for an additional boundary. Prime draw stuff!

PBKS 81/0 in 9 overs: Mayank continues to drill the bowlers down the bottom. Tewatia bowls into center and leg. Mayank adjusts himself to search out the arc and swings his blade fiercely for an additional 4. Delectable strokeplay from him as Punjab frustrates RR.

PBKS 72/0 in 8 overs: Three in a row! Agarwal smacks Tyagi left, proper and centre for boundaries. He is discovered his aptitude as soon as once more and RR’s seeing no possibility of a breakthrough in the intervening time. Sanju continues to shuffle his bowlers with minimal consequence.

Tyagi returns

PBKS 57/0 in 7 overs: Fifty up for Punjab. Thrills and spills and Rajasthan’s gifting this away. Mayank units himself effectively and lotions Tewatia for 4 down the bottom.

Tewatia to renew after the timeout

PBKS 49/0 in 6 overs: LIFELINE NO.3 FOR KL! That is insane. Mustafizur tucks KL up with a wonderful brief supply in direction of the hips. Rahul makes an attempt to nudge it wonderful however the ball lobs up off his bat and strikes in direction of a diving Sakariya at brief wonderful leg who tumbles the ball whereas diving to his proper. Absolutely, Rahul would wish to benefit from this uncommon hat-trick now.

Fizz is again

PBKS 41/0 in 5 overs: Dropped once more! Rahul finds one other reprieve and this time’s it is Parag at mid-on. Full and straight from Morris and Rahul makes an attempt to scoop it over Parag. He flips to his proper however fails to maintain management over the ball and spills over.

Chris Morris into the assault

PBKS 35/0 in 4 overs: 3000 IPL runs for KL Rahul and he brings it up with some type. Sakariya is walloped over midwicket for 2 huge sixes.

PBKS vs RR, IPL 2021: KL Rahul turns into second quickest to 3000 Indian Premier League runs


PBKS 16/0 in 3 overs: Rajasthan loses a evaluation. Tyagi bumps one in to Mayank exterior the off-stump. The ball whiffs previous the hanging blade exterior off and Samson goes up for a evaluation with out a lot deliberation together with his friends. Tyagi’s tempo unsettles Mayank as he mistimes one other shot and finds the within edge. Sedate begin this for Punjab.

Tyagi replaces Fizz.

PBKS 9/0 in 2 overs: DROPPED AT POINT!  Sakariya takes the ball away from Rahul who makes an attempt to slash it sq.. A fierce minimize and Lewis places its arms out however drops a tricky probability. Now, will that develop on to harm RR tonight.

Sakariya into the assault

PBKS 4/0 in 1 over: Mustafizur packs his off-side fairly effectively as he runs in to Rahul. Rahul will get a loosener exterior off however fails to place it previous cowl. Simply a few singles to start out the chase.

Mustafizur to open the bowling.

The chase begins. KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal stroll out to the center.


PBKS vs RR: Arshdeep finishes with fourth finest figures by uncapped Indian participant in IPL


RR 185 all out in 20 overs: Cracking end for Arshdeep. A effectively deserve fifer as he snaps Sakariya and Tyagi. Exceptional comeback on the loss of life led by Arshdeep and Shami and Punjab’s restricted the goal inside 200.

RR 178/8 in 19 overs: Shami to Tewatia. OUT! Smashes the stumps! Full and straight and Shami beats Tewatia with sheer tempo. The ball takes a late edge off the bat to the pads and clips the leg-stump. Sakariya, the brand new man, does effectively to flick the ball wonderful and hand the strike to Morris. Morris goes downtown excessive and lengthy however there is not any distance on it. Markram’s beneath it and will get one other catch. Shami ends his spell on a excessive with two wickets that is derailed the end for RR. Rahul Tewatia b Mohammed Shami 2 (5b); Chris Morris c Markram b Mohammed Shami 5 (5b)

RR 175/6 in 18 overs: Arshdeep to Lomror. OUT! Mistimes the slog and Markram finds one other catch at lengthy on. Full and fired in. Lomror fails to generate sufficient energy to satisfy the impression. He misses out on a fifty however what a knock within the context of the sport for RR. Appeared to have misplaced its manner for a second however the younger southpaw’s blitzkrieg has simply put Rajasthan again on target.  Mahipal Lomror c Markram b Arshdeep Singh 43 (17b 2×4 4×6)

Arshdeep returns. Can RR get to 200?

RR 168/5 in 17 overs: Shami to Parag. OUT! Caught safely at long-on. The helicopter crashes down as Shami fires it in straight and Parag makes an attempt the expansive stroke. He does not get sufficient timber on it and Markram does a wonderful job on the fence. That is prime stuff from Shami as fires within the blockhole and restricts the massive hits.  Riyan Parag c Markram b Mohammed Shami 4 (5b)

RR 164/4 in 16 overs: Lomror whirlwind! Brief and broad and Hooda is tormented with two huge blows over the midwicket fence.  He follows up with one other full toss and Lomror smashes it to the long-off boundary for an additional 4. He is not achieved simply but. Hooda bowls an overpitched supply and Lomror flakes it behind level for an additional 4. 24 from the over!

Hooda into the assault

RR 140/4 in 15 overs: Brar to Jaiswal. OUT! Lobs it to brief cowl and Jaiswal misses his fifty. Bats himself right into a rut with a milestone in sight and has a sheepish finish. Jaiswal scurries ahead as Brar tosses it up. The ball takes the vanguard and parries straight to Agarwal as soon as once more. Yashasvi Jaiswal c Agarwal b Harpreet Brar 49 (36b 6×4 2×6)

RR 136/3 in 14 overs: Lomror enters the celebration! Fairly odd bowling from Rashid. He continues to bowl brief and Lomror senses it is the correct time to get off the blocks. He holds his form and drags the looseners excessive into the stands behind midwicket.

RR 122/3 in 13 overs: Brar applies some brakes on the scoring price. He bowls a good line, attacking the stumps. Jaiswal and Lomror does effectively to nonetheless hold the scoreboard ticking and finally ends up with six singles within the over.

RR 116/3 in 12 overs: Arshdeep to Livingstone. OUT! Arshdeep has the final chortle! After a spellbinding six over midwicket off a cutter, Livingstone wallops one other in direction of the cow nook area. The slight variation in tempo does the trick as soon as once more for Arshdeep. Livingstone does not get the specified timing on it this time and Fabian Allen holds on to a stellar diving catch on the boundary line! Liam Livingstone c Allen b Arshdeep Singh 25 (17b 2×4 1×6)

RR 101/2 in 11 overs: 100 up for RR! Jaiswal continues to exploit the bowlers as he smashes a fuller ball from Brar straight over the umpire for an additional boundary. He is effectively inside sights of a maiden IPL fifty now.

Harpreet Brar into the assault

RR 94/2 in 10 overs: In his aspect, is Yashasvi! Porel goes full exterior off and Jaiswal drills the additional cowl boundary with absolute authority. All the pieces good about it and Porel finishes his quota on a poor word on debut.

RR 86/2 in 9 overs: Brief and smashed! One other free supply from Rashid and Jaiswal latches onto it properly. He strikes deep into the crease and drags his bat via midwicket for an enormous six.


RR 76/2 in 8 overs: Porel to Samson. OUT! Edged and a shocking seize from KL Rahul! Brief and broad and Samson could not resist from a poke at it. The sting appears to fly previous him however Rahul stretches his proper arm over his head and leaps to finish a wonderful catch. Livingstone enters. He steps down first ball and flicks the ball to midwicket for a single. Jaiswal cops a pointy one from Porel on his groin. He is in some ache there. Sanju Samson c †Rahul b Porel 4 (5b)

Porel is again.

RR 68/1 in 7 overs: Magnificence from Yashasvi! Samson advances and finds a single to get off strike. Jaiswal unleashes a reverse lap shot that lobs over the brief third man fielder for 4. Rashid floats it in additional and Jaiswal leans ahead and clobbers over long-off for an enormous six.

Adil Rashid to renew after the break

RR 57/1 in 6 overs: Arshdeep to Lewis. OUT! Straight to further cowl! Deft work below stress from Arshdeep. A superb knuckle bowl looped in exterior off. Arshdeep wished Lewis to go for the drive and he does. He misreads the slower one and finally ends up lobbing it straight to Mayank Agarwal. Samson, the brand new man. Sanju begins with a wristy flick and finds a fast two. Arshdeep finishes with one other slower one and Samson tucks it to off and finds a single earlier than the gamers head to a timeout.  Evin Lewis c Agarwal b Arshdeep Singh 36 (21b 7×4 1×6)

Arshdeep Singh into the assault

RR 53/0 in 5 overs: FIFTY up for Rajasthan! Hooda begins with a tossed up supply exterior off however Jaiswal does effectively to rock again and cram it via level for 4. Lewis cashes in additional as he glides Hooda twice to the wonderful leg boundary. Fifty up in double fast time and Rahul could have loads to consider proper now.

Hooda replaces Shami

RR 40/0 in 4 overs: Lewis flashes and flashes laborious. Porel retains a fairly tight line however Lewis discover a few streaky boundaries over the brief third man fielder. Two wild heaves and the skin edge drifts to the boundary. Extra boundaries for Lewis. Porel bowls brief and Lewis crashes him with a pull to the midwicket boundary. Factor aren’t going effectively for Porel in the intervening time. The stress will get to him as he bowls one other half-volley exterior off. Lewis’ terrific contact has him waltz it to the deep cowl boundary.

RR 23/0 in 3 overs: Lewis within the temper. Nothing improper about that supply from Shami. Hits the nice size and gently seams away from the off-stump however Lewis’ is simply too good with that swing down the bottom. As soon as once more in his zone and he pummels it straight again over the bowl for 4.

RR 18/0 in 2 overs: Smash! Lewis goes downtown! Porel begins effectively with a good line attacking the stumps. He errs a wee bit off the size of the final ball and Lewis launches a robust stroke down the bottom. No ft motion by any means as he swings it in type via the arc, sending the ball far into the long-on stands.

Ishan Porel into the assault

RR 9/0 in 1 over: Jaiswal off the mark in type! Shami begins with a brief supply tucked into Lewis who pulls it to sq. leg. Shami continues from over the wicket and shapes the ball away to beat Jaiswal’s blade. Shami shifts his angle across the wicket. Jaiswal immediately cashes in on a free one exterior off. Brief and Jaiswal slashes it over level for 4. Shami bowls one other brief supply and Jaiswal will get behind the road of the ball and smacks it over sq. leg for an additional boundary.

Deary me! Can Lewis and Yashasvi forge a robust partnership on the prime?


Mohammed Shami up with the brand new ball.

Match No. 32 underway! Rahul’s reds stroll out to the center and is adopted by Evin Lewis and Yashasvi Jaiswal.


Punjab Kings: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Fabian Allen, Adil Rashid, Ishan Porel, Harpreet Brar, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami

Rajasthan Royals: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Evin Lewis, Sanju Samson, Liam Livingstone, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya, Kartik Tyagi

Toss: Punjab wins the Toss, elects to bowl first

KL Rahul: “No brainer, recent wicket, do not know the way it will play. I personally want chasing. It is good to be again in Dubai. We have had a number of learnings from taking part in right here final time. Lot of fellows have been taking part in worldwide cricket, however we’re all professionals and have achieved our greatest to arrange. Pooran, Markram, Adil Rashid, Fabian Allen. Markram will bat No. 3, sadly Chris Gayle misses out.

Sanju Samson: We’re good are chasing and setting totals, so we have been joyful to do each. We’ve actually nice expertise and characters in our staff. It’s a very constructive environment. Sangakkara brings within the expertise, he is aware of what to speak at what level. He simply wished us to calm down. Lewis, Livingstone, Morris and Mustafizur are our foreigners.

It is TOSS time!

6:48PM IST: With Markram and Rashid each making their debuts, is Gayle nonetheless making the XI tonight, people?


6:42PM IST: Crew information from the Punjab camp: Ishan Porel, Aiden Markram and Adil Rashid make their IPL debuts. 

6:32PM IST: Crew information: Evin Lewis will make his RR debut.

Lewis in CPL 2021: 11 innings, 426 runs, 38 sixes!

6:30PM IST: Livingstone to the broadcaster:Preparation has been occurring alright. Fortunately I’m approaching the again of some cricket. So it feels good. There was six days quarantine and three days coaching. Excellent construct up actually. ( I’m actually having fun with my cricket. I’ve all the time stated that I play my finest cricket after I’m having fun with myself. The final two or three months have been actually good for me. We do have sufficient expertise, the replacements are good gamers. We can be clearly miss the three world class English stars however I feel we’ve got a number of high quality. It will likely be actually laborious to choose 4 abroad from the standard we’ve got received. Our major precedence is to clearly make the playoffs.

Liam Livingstone can be a key participant for Rajasthan.   –  SPORTZPICS


6:16PM IST: Scorching scorching circumstances at Dubai. How will PBKS swimsuit itself for the night?

Who will KL, Jumbo decide as its 4 abroad choices tonight?   –  SPORTZPICS


6:03PM IST: Numbers Recreation

  • KL Rahul wants 22 runs to change into second quickest to 3000 IPL runs behind Gayle (75). Rahul has performed 79 innings.
  • Gayle wants 50 to change into second quickest to 5000 IPL runs behind Warner (135). Gayle has performed 139 innings.
  • Gayle wants 8 sixes to change into the primary participant to hit 100-plus sixes for 2 groups.
  • Punjab Kings has hit 57 sixes and is in second place this season. It’s adopted by Rajasthan which has smashed 52 sixes.
  • Most sixes in Powerplay (all T20s): Chris Gayle (PBKS) – 248, Evin Lewis (RR) – 149

5:30PM IST:
Will a Gayle-storm get it rolling for Punjab tonight?


Match Preview

IPL’s perennial underdogs – Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals – are again to start their second leg of the 2021 marketing campaign in Dubai. And effectively, it begins in an excitingly poised conflict towards one another.

Mumbai Indians’ humbling defeat to Chennai adopted by an enormous loss for Royal Challenges Bangalore towards Kolkata, has cut up open the possibilities for the underside half (SRH, miles aside) to sneak into the rat-race.

With simply two factors separating MI (4th), KKR (fifth), RR (sixth) and PBKS (seventh), KL Rahul and Sanju Samson will concentrate on what’s on supply with a wonderful outing on Tuesday on the Dubai Worldwide Stadium. The wicket has behaved a bit cheesy within the first sport and with loads of powerhouse materials on supply for each Punjab and Rajasthan, we could possibly be in for a unique reel altogether.

Punjab’s batting continues to largely hinge on its skipper Rahul. Birthday boy Chris Gayle ought to make the minimize for the XI too and his West Indian compatriot Nicholas Pooran may also be within the highlight. Pooran’s torrid season witnessed a weird begin – with 4 geese in six innings.


Span: 2008-2021

Matches: 22

Gained: PBKS – 10, RR – 12

HS (PBKS) vs RR: 223

LS (PBKS) vs RR: 124

HS (RR) vs PBKS: 226

LS (RR) vs PBKS: 112

Alternatively, Rajasthan will pin its hopes on the may of a fiery Liam Livingstone and an in-form Evin Lewis to ease the stress on an under-fire Sanju Samson. The bowling departments of each side have seen a wonderful improve too. PBKS could have the selection of Nathan Ellis who may take the second seamer’s spot behind Mohammed Shami. Windies all-rounder Fabian Allen and leg-spinner Adil Rashid might also come into the combination.

RR’s tempo assault can be led by Chris Morris who had a wonderful begin to the season in April. With Chetan Sakariya providing the left-arm possibility, Samson could be tempted to choose Proteas’ star Tabraiz Shamsi forward of Mustafizur Rahman for the night.


The place to look at at the moment’s match?

The IPL 2021 match between PBKS and RR can be aired dwell on Star Sports activities channels – Star Sports activities 1, Star Sports activities 1 HD, Star Sports activities 3 and Star Sports activities 3 HD. The net streaming can be accessible on Hotstar.


Punjab Kings (PBKS) Crew Squad

KL Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Shahrukh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Adil Rashid, Mohammed Shami, Harpreet Brar, Aiden Markram, Nathan Ellis, Ishan Porel, Chris Jordan, Jalaj Saxena, Moises Henriques, Prabhsimran Singh, Mandeep Singh, Murugan Ashwin, Sarfaraz Khan, Fabian Allen, Saurabh Kumar, Utkarsh Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Arshdeep Singh

Rajasthan Royals (RR) Crew Squad

Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson(w/c), Riyan Parag, Shivam Dube, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Kartik Tyagi, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman, Tabraiz Shamsi, Shreyas Gopal, Liam Livingstone, Jaydev Unadkat, David Miller, Manan Vohra, KC Cariappa, Glenn Phillips, Mahipal Lomror, Oshane Thomas, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, Gerald Coetzee, Kuldip Yadav, Akash Singh

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