KXIPvsRR: Chris Gayle's 99-run innings goes to waste, Rajasthan win by 7 wickets - Newztezz Online


Friday, October 30, 2020

KXIPvsRR: Chris Gayle's 99-run innings goes to waste, Rajasthan win by 7 wickets

The 50th match of the 13th season of IPL was played between Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Rajasthan Royals (RR). 
In which Rajasthan won the toss and elected to bowl. Batting first, Punjab lost 4 wickets and scored 185 runs. Chasing the target, Rajasthan won the match by 186 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in just 17.3 overs. Ben Stoke (50) and Sanju Sams (48) from Rajasthan were instrumental in the team's victory.

Chasing a target of 186, Robin Uthappa and Ben Stokes landed in the opening over from Rajasthan. The opening pair formed a 60-run partnership. In 6 overs, Ben Stokes scored 50 off just 26 balls and was bowled by Chris Jord. Sanju Samson (48) and Robin Uthappa (30) were then dismissed. While Steve Smith was unbeaten on 31 off 20 balls and Jose Butler was unbeaten on 22 (11), losing 3 wickets in just 17.3 overs, Rajasthan won the match by 186 runs.

In terms of bowling, Murugan Ashwin and Chris Jordan had a 1-1 success. While Arshdeep, Mohammad Shamin proved costly and did not get any wickets. While Robin Bishnoi gave away 27 runs in 4 overs but he too did not have any success.

Chris Gayle's tumultuous innings
Chris Gayle, who has made a name for himself in the T20 leagues around the world with his explosive batting, has become the first batsman in the world to hit 1000 sixes in this small format of cricket during the 13th season of the IPL. In the match against Rajasthan, Gayle played a banging innings of 99 runs. Gayle also hit 8 sixes in this match. Gayle also has the highest number of six 349 in the IPL.

Speaking of the first innings, Rajasthan won the toss and invited Punjab to bat. Punjab's opening pair of KL Rahul and Mandeep Singh landed. Mandeep Singh was dismissed for zero in the first over. Chris Gayle and KL Rahul then fired shots at every corner of the field. In the 15th over, Rahul played an innings of 46 off 41 balls and was caught by Rahul Tewatia who was going to hit a shot in Stokes' bowling. However, Chris Gayle, on the other hand, rained sixes and fours on the field. In the last over of the match, Chris Gayle was bowled by Joffra Archer for 99 off 63 balls with the help of 8 sixes and 6 fours. In addition, Puran scored 22 (10), Maxwell 6 (6) and Deepak Hooda 1 (1).

Speaking of Rajasthan bowling, Joffra Archer and Stokes took 2-2 wickets. Apart from this no other bowler had success.

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