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PBKS vs RR, IPL 2021 Highlights: Tyagi pulls off last-over heist as Rajasthan beat Punjab

IPL 2021 Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings Highlights: Kartik Tyagi bowled an impressive final over to restrict the Kings to 183/4 in reply to Royals' 185.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: September 22, 2021 1:08:00 am
Rajasthan Royals players celebrate after beating Punjab Kings by 2 runs on Tuesday (Twitter/IPL)

PBKS vs RR, IPL 2021 Highlights: Rajasthan Royals eked out a 2-run win against the Punjab Kings in their Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter on Tuesday. The Kings looked to be the favourites as the match trudged towards its conclusion but Royals’ bowler Kartik Tyagi bowled an excellent final over to restrict the Kings to 183/4 in 20 overs.

Earlier, Punjab Kings had bowled out Rajasthan Royals for 185 in exact 20 overs. Opener Yashaswi Jaiswal (49) was the top scorer for the Royals while Mahipal Lomror contributed 43. Left-arm Medium pacer Arshdeep Singh (5/32) and Mohammed Shami (3/21) shared eight wickets between them.

Brief Scores:

Rajasthan Royals: 185 all out in 20 overs (Yashaswi Jaiswal 49, Mahipal Lomror 43; Arshdeep Singh 5/32,  Shami 3/21)

Punjab Kings: 183/4 in 20 overs ( Mayank Agarwal 67, KL Rahul 49; Kartik Tyagi 2/29)

Live Blog

PBKS vs RR, IPL 2021 Highlights:

00:04 (IST)22 Sep 2021
Kartik Tyagi is man of the match

'Feeling happy. I was injured during the India leg of IPL 2021, and when I recovered the tournament got cancelled. Very happy to get the chance today. I have spoken to seniors for the last few years. Everyone has said that game can change anytime. I knew I have the death-overs skills," he says.

23:53 (IST)21 Sep 2021
Tyagi, getting Sanga to jump with joy

Which fast bowler can make the stoic looking Kumar Sangakkara hop, skip and jump with joy? The Rajasthan Royals' director of cricket cantered onto the field from the dug out as 20-year-old fast bowler Kartik Tyagi turned the game on its head in the final over. Tyagi conceded one run and dismissed Nicholas Pooran and Deepak Hooda. Such are the fast bowling riches of Indian cricket that it is easy to forget that there is someone as talented as Tyagi waiting in the wings. The pacer from Dhanaura, Hapur, came to the limelight at the Under-19 World Cup and got the speed guns interested again by bowling close to 145 kmph. He had an eventful first over; a referral for caught behind was wasted when ultra edge didn't show anything on Mayank Agarwal's bat, a full toss was dismissed by KL Rahul for a four. Though he didn't have much luck, Tyagi smiled after every delivery. He would have the same smile pasted across his face when kept his cool and got Sanga to loosen up.

23:45 (IST)21 Sep 2021
KL Rahul says

'Tough one to swallow,' KL says. 'We need to see how we can handle pressure better. It's happened to the best in the game.'

23:42 (IST)21 Sep 2021
Deja Vu for Punjab

Kings needed 8 in two overs and they have lost games from similar positions before. It's what happened once again as Mustafizur and Tyagi delivered two top overs in the last two. Royals win by 2 runs

23:40 (IST)21 Sep 2021
Rajasthan Royals win!!! Kartik Tyagi defends 4 in the final over

And it's all over. Punjab lose a nailbiter. Rajasthan were just unbelievable in the last over. Tyagi just pulled off the biggest of upsets as Punjab bottle the match.

23:38 (IST)21 Sep 2021
Another down.

Kings' wickets falling like dominos. They are in trouble. Tyagi takes another wicket. Full and wide outside off stump. Looks to drive away from his body, and it takes an edge to Samson. The new batter will face the last ball. 3 from 1 needed now. 

23:36 (IST)21 Sep 2021
And a wicket

Kartik Tyagi to Pooran. Caught by Samson!! Just 3 off 3 left. Punjab 183/3 after 19.3 overs. This is turning into a magnificent game.

23:33 (IST)21 Sep 2021
Perplexed skipper Samson

When Chris Morris — IPL's most expensive player ever — bowled one of his more expensive overs ever, Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson could only muster a wry laugh. After a decent first over conceding only six runs, the South African seamer lost his line, and the plot. There were the two half-volleys on the leg stump, deposited into the first and second tier respectively by Mayank Agarwal. Then there were the three grisly wides, prompting three full-stretch dives from Samson. Samson the wicketkeeper was already vexed. Samson the skipper was equally perplexed. His counterpart Rahul had been dropped thrice in the powerplay and now his lead bowler was struggling. Sporting a helpless grin, Samson ran across to comfort his bowler. Morris eventually got the line and length right on the last ball, and Agarwal lofted him over cover for a boundary. All in all, 25 runs conceded, and the camera never cut to Samson.

23:31 (IST)21 Sep 2021
Very close contest

Mustafizur bowls to Pooran. This is a nailbiter. 2 back to back dot balls. Mustafizur seems to have gotten away with the back foot no ball here. Certainly looked really close. Just 4 runs this over. Punjab need 4 runs in 6 balls. PBKS 182/2 after 19 overs.

23:25 (IST)21 Sep 2021
Punjab getting there

With 18 needed off 18 balls, Markram hits a 6 in the first ball. Full on off. He swings the bat to whack it over cow corner. Fifty partnership also comes up in this over. PBKS 176/2 after 17.4 overs.

23:20 (IST)21 Sep 2021
A monster hit

Pressure mounting on Mustafizur as he gets hit for a 6 by Pooran. Takes 3 runs in the next ball. Punjab are giving it their all. PBKS 167/2 after 16.4 overs.

23:18 (IST)21 Sep 2021
Four!!

Mustafizur to Pooran and gets hit for a four to third man. Slower ball, short of a length and Pooran wanted to cut through point. Instead got a bottom-edge that went away very fine, just beating Samson to his left. PBKS 158/2 after 16.2 overs.

23:13 (IST)21 Sep 2021
Morris redeems himself

Morris is back in the attack and he will be glad that Rahul and Mayank are gone. A pretty good over. Just 6 off it. PBKS 154/2 after 16 overs. Kings need 32 off 24 balls.

23:11 (IST)21 Sep 2021
Long face, longer over

Chris Morris wears exaggeration for a beard at the best of times. One of the most emotive visages around, he found more than half a dozen chances to react to catches that were spilling all about the Rajasthan Royals' field. Pulling his jaw far down when in the outfield as KL Rahul got one reprieve after another, he would also witness Riyan Parag pop one out of his hands at the end of his first over. And rein in his frustration with elaborate gritting of teeth that sprawled his laugh lines all over. It was Mayank Agarwal though who stretched his facial sinews. Completely losing his radar in his second, he would wilt three wides down the leg side when he wasn't being carted around for two sixes and as many boundaries off four other deliveries. He ran in nine times in all in the never-ending 10th over for 25 runs, getting a bemused Sanju Samson to offer a silent walk-back-to-start with him. Beneath the peals of sweat and the soaking towel, Tipo Morris' face finally settled into a pummelled grimace that was forlorn.

23:05 (IST)21 Sep 2021
Interesting stat:

Here's a bit of bad info for the Punjab Kings fans. All three century stands for the first wicket between Rahul and Mayank before today have ended in a defeat.

23:03 (IST)21 Sep 2021
Kings look to steady ship

Nicholas Pooran comes to the crease to face Riyan Parag. Gives strike to Markram who hits a 4. Pooran comes back in strike and hits a 6 to finish the over at 16 runs. PBKS 142/2 after 14 overs.

22:58 (IST)21 Sep 2021
Mayank gets caught
Tewatia to Agarwal and he is caught out. Tossed up, full outside off. Goes for the inside out drive over cover, but sliced it instead. In the air, flies to deep point, and Livingstone isn't dropping those! There's the second opener gone, Agarwal out for 67.  PBKS 126/2 after 13 overs.
22:53 (IST)21 Sep 2021
Orange Cap update:

KL Rahul falls after reaching 380 runs. Tied at #1 with Shikhar Dhawan of Delhi Capitals. 

22:51 (IST)21 Sep 2021
Rahul goes

Rahul emulates Royals' Jaiswal as he departs for 49. Sakaria gets his first. This was the wicket the Royals were waiting for. Good length ball angling across. Tries to cut through point but the slower ball gets a thicker edge. Straight to Tyagi at short third man. PBKS 120/1 after 11.5 overs.

22:49 (IST)21 Sep 2021
Punjab in the driver's seat

Sakariya comes and gets hit for a 4 immediately by Rahul. Oh, he must be rueing that dropped catch. Punjab has a chance here to break record for highest successful run chase without loosing a wicket, held previously by KKR 184/0 vs Gujarat Lions. PBKS 119 after 11.3 overs

Riyan Parag

Probable Playing XI

PBKS — KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Shahrukh Khan, Adil Rashid, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Nathan Ellis, Mohammed Shami

RR — Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson, Liam Livingstone, Riyan Parag, Shivam DubeChris Morris, Rahul Tewatia, Kartik Tyagi/Jaydev Unadkat, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya

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