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IPL 2020, RR vs KXIP Highlights: Rajasthan pull off highest successful run chase in IPL history

IPL 2020, RR vs KXIP Highlights: KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal put on a record-breaking opening partnership for KXIP as they put up 223/2 after 20. Sanju Samson (85) and Rahul Tewatia (53) played blinders in the successful run chase.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: September 27, 2020 11:31:30 pm
IPL 2020, RR vs KXIP: Rajasthan Royals win by 4 wickets.

IPL 2020, RR vs KXIP Highlights: Rajasthan Royals (RR) chased down 224 for victory against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), pulling off the highest successful run chase in the tournament’s history.

KXIP scored 223/2 in 20 overs, with their openers KL Rahul (69) and Mayank Agarwal (106) having put on a record-breaking opening partnership. They brought up the first century opening stand of the season in the 9th over. They crossed the record for KXIP’s highest ever opening stand — 136 by Adam Gilchrist and Paul Valthaty against Deccan Chargers in 2011 — in the 12th over. Mayank brought up his 100, his first in the IPL, off 45 balls, in the 15th over. He was dismissed for 106 off 50 balls in the 17th over. Rahul followed in the 18th over.

Steve Smith (50) and Sanju Samson (85) got the chase off to a cracking start, as the highest Powerplay score of the season was bettered twice in one day. The team 100 came up in the 9th over, but Smith departed soon after. When Samson fell in the 17th over, it seemed the game was lost for Rajasthan. But Rahul Tewatia (53) had other ideas, smashing Sheldon Cottrell for five sixes in the 18th over as RR clinched the match in a dramatic last over with four wickets and three balls left.

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IPL 2020, RR vs KXIP Highlights:

23:25 (IST)27 Sep 2020

Brief Scores: Rajasthan Royals (Samson 85, Tewatia 53, Smith 50, Shami 3/53, Neesham 1/40) beat Kings XI Punjab (Mayank 106, Rahul 69, Rajpoot 1/39) by 4 wickets

23:14 (IST)27 Sep 2020
RR win by 4 wickets

Four from Tom Curran. Rajasthan Royals win by 4 wickets with 3 balls remaining. They pull off the highest successful run chase in IPL history. What a match!

23:13 (IST)27 Sep 2020
Riyan Parag out for a duck

Riyan Parag is in at 7. Murugan Ashwin bowls the 20th over. Riyan Parag plays one dot ball and is bowled off the second ball. The drama continues! RR 222/6 after 19.2, they need 2 more to win off 4 balls.

23:10 (IST)27 Sep 2020
Tewatia out for 53

Tewatia smashes another six. He is caught off the last ball of the over. He goes out for a 53 runs off 31. What a cameo! RR need just 2 more to win.

23:07 (IST)27 Sep 2020
Archer comes out firing consecutive sixes - RR need 9 off 9

Jofra Archer is in at 6. Six! Six! 12 off 2 for Archer. RR need just 9 more to win off 9 balls. How have they done this?! The last 9 balls have seen 7 sixes and 1 wicket!

23:05 (IST)27 Sep 2020
Uthappa out - RR need 21 off 11

Five sixes in the 19th over. 30 runs off 6 balls to Tewatia. What a turnaround! RR cross 200 after that unbelievable over. Shami bowls the 19th. Uthappa is caught out at long off. What a tour de force finish to the match. Uthappa is out for 9. KXIP 203/4 after 18.1, need 21 off 11 to win

23:02 (IST)27 Sep 2020
Four sixes in a row - Tewatia pummels Cottrell

Four in the over! The camera pans to Samson, affording a smile in the dugout. Everyone is on their feet. What an over. Tewatia has smashed four consecutive sixes off Cottrell with the game looking dead and buried. 

23:01 (IST)27 Sep 2020
Tewatia time!

Uthappa ends the 17th over with consecutive fours. And it's Tewatia who fires in the 18th over. Can he turn it around!! Consecutive sixes with pulls over fine leg to start off the over. Tewatia finally gets his strike rate above 100. It's a third consecutive six off the next ball. It's Tewatia time in Sharjah! RR 191/3 after 17.3, need 27 off 14 balls to win

22:53 (IST)27 Sep 2020
Samson OUT

Shami comes back into the attack and gets the big wicket. Sanju Samson was playing a lone hand to take his team to a miraculous win. He hands an easy catch to the keeper to be out for 85 off 42. Robin Uthappa comes in with RR needing 62 off 22 balls.

22:51 (IST)27 Sep 2020
RR 161/2 after 16

Maxwell bowls the 16th. Samson takes matter into his hands. An inside out six to start off the over. A six crashed over midwicket and out of the ground off the second ball. Samson refuses to give strike to Tewatia with a single. Another six in the over from him and a single off the last ball to retain strike. 21 runs off the over. Samson on 85 off 41

22:45 (IST)27 Sep 2020
Tewatia's struggle becomes Rajasthan's struggle - RR 140/2 after 15

Neesham continues in the 14th over. Samson takes the aerial route against him, another lofted six. Bishnoi bowls out his last in the 15th. The horror show for Tewatia continues. A six over the bowler's head as he connects with one. He is on 14 off 21 balls.

22:33 (IST)27 Sep 2020
RR lose track of required rate - RR 122/2 after 13, need 102 in 7 overs

Three dot balls faced by Tewatia in the 13th over by Bishnoi. He is having a horror day, with every dot ball costing his team dear and Samson in red hot form at the other end. RR 122/2 after 13, need 102 in 7 overs

22:27 (IST)27 Sep 2020
RR 118/2 after 12

Sanju Samson gets to his 50, but with a touch of luck. Bishnoi drops him at long off. Samson is contuing to lead this chase but the required run rate has crept up significantly since Smith's wicket. Tewatia on 5 off 10 balls. Samson on 52 off 28.

22:23 (IST)27 Sep 2020
RR 112/2 after 11

Maxwell bowls the 10th over. A surprise promotion to 4 for Rahul Tewatia. Just 4 runs come off Maxwell's over. Smith's wicket has turned the tide. Neesham continues in his 3rd over. Samson crunches a four through the covers. Tewatia swings but gets just a single.

22:14 (IST)27 Sep 2020
RR 100/2 after 9

Neesham back to bowl the 9th with Samson and Smith making light work of this massive total. Samson slashes a four to start off. The 100 comes up in the 9th over. Steve Smith gets to his 50 but is out off the next ball. Neesham gets the wicket. Shami catches in the deep. Smith is out of 50 off 27 balls. 

22:08 (IST)27 Sep 2020
RR 92/1 after 8

Smith smashes Bishnoi for another six in the 7th over. He's batting at a strike rate of over 200 in this chase, as RR match KXIP's fire with fire. Murugan Ashwin into the attack for the first time in the 8th over. Samson smashes what looks like an inevitable six. Pooran pulls off a miraculous boundary save! Leaps in the air, catches, sees he is falling over the ropes, and throws it back to Maxwell just before landing. A super boundary save! One for the ages. 

21:55 (IST)27 Sep 2020
RR 69/1 after 6

Ravi Bishnoi's leg spin in the 5th over. His skiddy deliveries get the better or Samson for a while and then Samson swings and connects and gets a six over long on. Smashes the ball just over the fielder for a four. Neesham into the attack in the 6th over. Smith lofts him ove the infield for a four on the off side, with this being the last over of fielding restrictions. Steps out and slashes for four more off the 5th ball and the last ball. 14 runs from the Neesham over. Smith on 37, Samson on 23

21:47 (IST)27 Sep 2020
RR 44/1 after 4

Sanju Samson joins Smith at 3. A six over long on to start off for him. Another one in the same area, one bounce over this time, for four, two balls later. Shami continues in the 4th over. Smith smashes his first six, over midwicket. A full toss flicked off the pads for four. Smith miscues a ramp shot against Shami but it lands safely. Smith and Samson run a three. That's been rare in Sharjah. 

21:35 (IST)27 Sep 2020
Buttler out - RR 19/1 after 2.2

Shami bowls the 2nd over. Buttler in some trouble against him to start off. Two appeals - one for lbw and the other for a nick to the keeper - against him. Smith smashes it back past the bowler's head for four. Buttler is out. For 4. Cottrell gets the breakthrough. Sharp catch by Sarfaraz Khan. 

21:30 (IST)27 Sep 2020
RR 11/0 after 1

Was a 97-run victory for KXIP last time out. They have 223 on board today to work with. Sheldon Cottrell to bowl their first over. Buttler and Steve Smith, the big guns, brought out by RR as their opening pair. Smith flicks off his pads to get four, the first boundary of the chase. Another four through the covers from Smith. 


Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul (c), Mayank Agarwal, Sheldon Cottrell, Chris Gayle, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammed Shami, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Karun Nair, James Neesham, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Ishan Porel, Arshdeep Singh, Murugan Ashwin, Krishnappa Gowtham, Harpreet Brar, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Darshan Nalkande, Ravi Bishnoi, Simran Singh (wk), Jagadeesha Suchith, Tajinder Singh, Hardus Viljoen

Rajasthan Royals: Steve Smith (captain), Jos Buttler, Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Manan Vohra, Kartik Tyagi, Akash Singh, Oshane Thomas, Andrew Tye, David Miller, Tom Curran, Aniruddha Joshi, Shreyas Gopal, Riyan Parag, Varun Aaron, Shashank Singh, Anuj Rawat, Mahipal Lomror, Mayank Markande