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IPL 2020, KXIP vs RR Highlights: Rajasthan Royals stay alive in play-off race with 7-wicket win

IPL 2020, KXIP vs RR Highlights: Chris Gayle's 99 helped KXIP set a target of 186, which RR overhauled with 2.3 overs left.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: October 31, 2020 7:44:41 am
IPL 2020, KXIP vs RR

IPL 2020, KXIP vs RR Highlights: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) scored 185/4 in 20 overs against Rajasthan Royals (RR), who overhauled the target with 7 wickets to spare and 2.3 overs left.

Chris Gayle’s 99 was the biggest contribution in the Punjab innings. KL Rahul (46) and Gayle added a 120-run partnership to set the tone for the innings, before Nicholas Pooran contributed some big shots towards the end of the innings. Ben Stokes (50) got the chase off to a flier, before Sanju Samson (48) set the tone in the middle overs. Steve Smith (31*) and Jos Buttler brought up the winning runs in quick time. With this win, RR stay alive in the play-off race, climbing to fifth spot in the table.

IPL 2020

Match 50, Sheikh Zayed Stadium, 30 Oct, 2020

RR 186 / 3 (17.3)


KXIP 185 / 4 (20.0)

Steven Smith31 20
Jos Buttler22 11
Arshdeep Singh3.0 34 0
Mohammed Shami3.0 36 0

Rajasthan Royals win by 7 wickets

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IPL 2020, KXIP vs RR Highlights:

23:04 (IST)30 Oct 2020
RR win by 7 wickets and with 2.3 overs to spare

Buttler wants to finish this off in a hurry. Jordan bowls the 18th. Buttler smashes a six down the ground. Jordan bowls a wide to bring the winning runs. Rajasthan Royals win by 7 wickets and with 2.3 overs to spare.

23:00 (IST)30 Oct 2020
Smith smashes KXIP into submission

Buttler takes a few balls to see himself in. Jordan bowls the 16th. Bowls a few dot balls to Buttler but the batsman makes up with a six to end the over. Hoicked over long on. Shami brought back in the 17th over. And Steve Smith takes charge now. Uses his wrists to hit back to back fours on wither side of the wicket to start. Scoops for four more. Smith has smashed Shami and KXIP into submission. RR 175/3 after 17

22:43 (IST)30 Oct 2020
Samson run out for 48

Jordan bowls the 14th. Both batsmen find the fence once each against him. Ravi Bishnoi bowls the 15th. And there is disaster for RR. Sanju Samson is run out! For 48. Jos Buttler joins Smith, with RR needing 41 off 34 balls.

22:35 (IST)30 Oct 2020
RR need 54 in 7 overs

Smith gets his business started with a boundary down the ground. Murugan Ashwin bowls the 13th. Samson smashes a six to the leg side. A clean six! A four drilled through the off side to end the over. Samson is hitting his stride against the spinners. RR 132/2 after 13

22:26 (IST)30 Oct 2020
Uthappa out for 30

Samson smashes a six down the ground as Bishnoi bowls the 10th. Uthappa smashes to the leg side in the next over, as Murugan Ashwin bowls the 11th. Next ball, he tries it again. But holes out in the deep. Uthappa is out for 30. Which brings Smith in at 4 to join Samson. RR 111/2 after 10.5

22:14 (IST)30 Oct 2020
RR 93/1 after 9

Samson enters at 3. And pulls for four to start off. Murugan Ashwin bowls the 7th over. And gives away just 5. Ravi Bishnoi comes on for the first time in the 8th. Uthappa finds the gap on the off side off the last ball of his over. 8 runs off it. Arshdeep comes back on in the 9th. Samson launches into a big leg side six first ball. Samson ends the over with a four squeezed through past the keeper. Streaky shot. RR 93/1 after 9  

21:59 (IST)30 Oct 2020
Stokes departs after providing flier

Murugan Ashwin bowls the 5th. And Stokes smashes him all around. Four, six and six. 16 runs off the over. Stokes follows up with more attacking shots in Shami's 5th, a four drilled through the off side. Jordan comes in to bowl the 6th over. A six smashed down the ground. 50 for Stokes! Off 24 balls. Jordan gets the better of Stokes two balls later. A catch to mid off. Stokes is gone for 50 off 26 deliveries. RR 60/1 after 5.3

21:46 (IST)30 Oct 2020
Intent from RR openers

Shami bowls the 2nd. And goes for runs. A lot of intent from both Stokes and Uthappa. Stokes smashes a four through the off side. Uthappa goes one better, a six over fine leg. Stokes fires two boundaries in Arshdeep's 3rd over. RR 32/0 after 3

21:35 (IST)30 Oct 2020
Chase begins

Ben Stokes and Robin Uthappa open for RR. Arshdeep Singh will start proceedings for KXIP. Stokes charges down the ground off the last ball of the over. Four. RR 9/0 after 1

21:23 (IST)30 Oct 2020
Gayle-storm now and forever

"Fans, I am sorry. But in my mind, I scored a century," says Gayle. 

How good was his innings though! 99 runs, 63 balls, 8 sixes, 6 fours, 157.14 strike-rate! The Gayle-storm is still flying high! At 41 years of age. Now and forever!

Be back for the chase in a bit, with RR chasing 186 to stay in the play-off race.

21:14 (IST)30 Oct 2020
Gayle out for 99 - KXIP put up 185/4 in 20

Archer to bowl the last over. Gayle smashes! Six. He moves to 99. Next ball is a yorker. The ball sneaks through. Gayle is bowled. For 99. Gayle smashes his bat in disappointment. The bat almost goes for a six. Gayle then shakes Archer's hands. What a moment in the game! Gayle is out 1 short of a century! Hooda comes in at 6 and gets a single. Maxwell cannot score off the last ball. KXIP 185/4 after 20

21:10 (IST)30 Oct 2020
Gayle's 1000th six in T20s

Maxwell comes in at 5 after Pooran's brisk innings of 22. Tyagi bowls the 19th. Bowls a beamer - a no ball - to start which goes for four off an edge, but does well to come back well. Maxwell plays and misses. Gayle smashes a six. His 1000th six in T20s! Keeps strike for the last over with a single off the last ball. KXIP 176/3 after 19, Gayle on 92

21:05 (IST)30 Oct 2020
Stokes ends with 2/32

Stokes back to bowl his last over in the 18th. Gayle muscles a four through the leg side for four. A slower ball powered for six on the leg side to follow. Gayle, in his 80s now, is looking for a big finish. Pooran tries to go big off the last ball of the Stokes over and is caught at the ropes. KXIP 162/3 after 18

20:59 (IST)30 Oct 2020
Pooran comes out blasting

Varun Aaron bowls the 16th. Pooran pulls for six, doesn't take him long to get going. Aaron bowls a no ball and Pooran makes the extra ball count. Another six over covers. Tyagi back in the attack in the 17th. Pooran ends the over with a six down the ground too. Pooran is taking on the six-hitting responsibility from Gayle. KXIP 148/2 after 17

20:46 (IST)30 Oct 2020
Rahul out for 46

Ben Stokes gets the breakthrough in the 15th over. Rahul goes long but is caught in the deep. He is out for 46. A 120-run partnership comes to an end. Stokes has been so effective with the ball today! Pooran joins Gayle. KXIP 123/2 after 15

20:39 (IST)30 Oct 2020
Gayle, Rahul power on

Stokes bowls the 12th. Varying his pace. Gayle struggles to time the ball against him. Tewatia bowls the 13th. Gayle goes big again. Stokes gets in position at the ropes to collect the catch but the ball just clears him. Another six to Gayle. His 5th six. Jofra Archer back in the attack in the 14th. Rahul sweeps for four, brings up the Nelson score. Gayle edges for another four to fine leg. KXIP 118/1 after 14

20:26 (IST)30 Oct 2020
50 for Gayle

Kartik Tyagi is lofted for a six down the ground by Rahul. But it's Gayle who is being the primary aggressor at the other end. Smashes Tewatia for a six down the ground to get to his 50 in the 11th. Off 33 balls. KXIP 91/1 after 11

20:17 (IST)30 Oct 2020
KXIP 73/1 after 9

Shreyas Gopal bowls the 7th. Gayle continues pulling with power. One leg side six in the over. Stokes into the attack in the 8th. A slower ball gets the outside edge off Gayle but goes wide of the keeper. Tewatia has much more sucess in the 9th over. Just 2 runs off it. KXIP 73/1 after 9

20:02 (IST)30 Oct 2020
Gayle, Rahul shift gears

Aaron continues in the 4th over. Gayle pulls against the short ball. Six! Goes again the next ball. And the fielders fail to co-ordinate. Uthappa and Riyan Parag combine to make a mess of the high catch. Gayle survives. Kartik Tyagi bowls the 5th. And Gayle goea after him too. Pulling the short ball with disdain - Four, Six, Four. 14 in the over. Rahul pulls for six as Aaron continues in the 6th. KXIP 53/1 after 6

19:48 (IST)30 Oct 2020
KXIP 14/1 after 3

Gayle enters at 3. Varun Aaron into the attack in the 2nd over. Bowls a few big wides in his first over. Gayle makes the extra ball count. An edge runs down to the fine leg fence. Rahul uses width to hit Archer for a boundary as the bowler strays wide just one ball. KXIP 14/1 after 3