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Results
Match 4, , April 12, 2021, Indian Premier League, 2021
Punjab Kings beat Rajasthan Royals by 4 runs

Commentary

6:37 PM IST That is it from this game! KL Rahul's Punjab get off to a winning start albeit in a nail-biting manner. Sanju Samson's captaincy career starts with a heartbreaking loss but they will take a lot of heart from this game and look to bounce back in their next game. On Tuesday, 13th April, 2-time champions, Kolkata take on 5-time champions and defending champions Mumbai. That promises to be a great game. That match begins at 1930 local (1400 GMT). Make sure you join us for that one. Till then, goodbye and take care!
6:48 PM IST For his brilliant century, Sanju Samson is named the Player of the Match. Samson says that he was struggling in the first half to get going. Tells he accepted they were bowling well and slowly got into their rhythm. Sanju says he really enjoyed his shots but came back to reality soon. Tells when he is in the zone, things naturally happen for him and he is very happy to play in that manner. Samson says it is about trusting oneself and he just believed in himself. Samson says his mind was playing not his body.
6:46 PM IST Punjab skipper, KL Rahul, says that the heart rate was high but says he never stopped believing as they knew a couple of wickets would get them back in the game. Tells the game went so deep as they dropped a few sitters. Tells he was happy with the bowlers. Rahul says they are used to this and feels a game like this brings the team together. Admits they made some mistakes. Feels they bowled well in patches but is hopeful that they learn from their mistake as this is a young team and they need to give chances. Tells Hooda's innings was amazing and says that is the kind of batting they want to see this season. Tells it is important for them to go and play fearlessly. Adds Gayle looked good. Rahul says he has always gone to Arshdeep for crucial overs and he does not mind bowling those overs as he has delivered in the past for them. Rahul says he is happy with Arshdeep's performance.
6:27 PM IST Earlier in the evening, Punjab were asked to bat and bat they did. KL Rahul led from the front and his 91 along with 40 from Gayle put Punjab in a strong position. But Hooda's 64 off just 28 balls proved to be the main difference as Punjab finished with a massive total of 221. A score that was massive and just about enough to win the game for Punjab. It was a tough evening for the Rajasthan bowlers but debutant, Chetan Sakariya showed his skills and talent and his final over in the first innings and overall display denied Punjab from crossing 225!
6:44 PM IST Punjab's hero of the final over, Arshdeep Singh is now caught for a chat! Arshdeep says that his heart was beating a bit. Adds that he tried to execute his plans and it paid off. Mentions that the captain has been supportive and the staff have also supported him well. Further says that his form was good in the 20-over format and that helped him. Arshdeep also says that it is good to get the 2 points.
6:18 PM IST Rajasthan skipper, Sanju Samson is up for a chat. Sanju Samson, says he is disappointed with the loss as it was a close one. Adds that he could not time the last ball properly and that is why he got out. Mentions that they played well and gave a good fight. Further says that it is all about timing and if you get that you can hit the ball properly.
6:41 PM IST Take a bow, Arshdeep Singh! In only his second season, the youngster showed nerves of steel, calmness of a veteran, and execution of a superstar! His superb final over has seen Punjab start the season with a fantastic win. Shami and Arshdeep were the star with the ball picking up 2 and 3 wickets respectively and also going for just 68 from their 8 overs. Murugan Ashwin bowled well but his final over spoilt his figures. The Australian duo of Riley Meredith and Jhye Richardson had a tough outing especially Richardson who went for 55 in his 4. But the Punjab boys have managed to hold their nerves and get the win.
6:40 PM IST Chasing a massive total of 222, Rajasthan got off to a terrible start as they lost Stokes in the very first over and Manan Vohra not too long after. Buttler and Samson though kept things going with a 45-run stand before Buttler departed. Samson, the skipper, held one end like glue. His blistering century along with vital contributions from Dube and Parag kept the Rajasthan side in the game. Samson's 119 though was not good enough as they fell just short, right in front of the finishing line.
6:11 PM IST What a fantastic game! Wow! What a fantastic chase! This game promised to beat the Monday blues and hasn't it lived up to the expectation! A majestic ton from the new Rajasthan skipper, Sanju Samson cannot see his side over the line as Arshdeep Singh has bowled a fabulous final over and won the game for Punjab! New name, new players, and the Punjab franchise have started the campaign with a thrilling win.
End of over 208 runs
RR: 217/7CRR:
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    6:10 PM IST OUT! CAUGHT! Arshdeep Singh gets his third wicket! Full delivery on off, Samson lofts it over covers but does not get the distance on it. It goes towards the fielder where Deepak Hooda takes a good catch. PUNJAB WIN BY 4 RUNS!
    6:08 PM IST What has Sanju Samson done here? He has refused to take the run and now Rajasthan need a biggie to win the game while a boundary will take it to a Super Over! Full around off, Samson hits it to long off. Morris comes for a run but he is sent back.
    6:07 PM IST SIX! That is clobbered! Full and outside off, Samson lofts it over covers for a biggie.
    6:06 PM IST Full toss outside off, Morris drives it towards covers for a single.
    6:05 PM IST Full delivery outside off, Samson lofts it over point for a single.
    6:04 PM IST PLAY AND A MISS! Full and outside off, Samson looks to swing at it but misses it.
    6:04 PM IST Who will bowl the final over? It will be Arshdeep Singh!
    End of over 198 runs
    RR: 209/6CRR:
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      6:02 PM IST PLAY AND A MISS! Full and outside off, Morris looks to go big but misses it. Rajasthan need 13 runs in 6 balls!
      6:01 PM IST Back of a length on off, Samson punches it through covers for a run.
      6:01 PM IST SIX! That is hammered! Short delivery on middle, Samson pulls it over mid-wicket for a maximum.
      5:59 PM IST Short delivery outside off, Morris punches it through point for a single.
      5:59 PM IST Length delivery on off, Morris looks to punch but gets a bottom edge to the off side.
      5:59 PM IST The most expensive buy in the history of the league, Chris Morris is out to bat.
      5:57 PM IST OUT! CAUGHT! Meredith gets his first wicket! Full and outside off, Tewatia looks to go big but gets an outside edge. It goes towards the keeper where Rahul takes a comfortable catch.
      5:57 PM IST Crucial over. The penultimate over of the innings and it is going to be Riley Meredith who will bowl it.
      End of over 1819 runs
      RR: 201/5CRR:
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        5:55 PM IST Very full outside leg. Follows Tewatia as he shuffles outside his stumps. Rahul places it to the on side and keeps the strike. 19 off the over and Rajasthan need 21 off the final 2 overs to win this game.
        5:54 PM IST Yorker! Much better. It is on middle. Samson manages to nudge it to long on for one. Brings up the 200 for Rajasthan.
        5:54 PM IST WIDE! Jhye's tough night continues. He misses his line and bowls it down the leg side. Samson looks to flick but misses.
        5:53 PM IST Better. Yorker on middle, Samson flicks it through mid-wicket for a brace.
        5:52 PM IST FOUR! HUNDRED FOR SANJU SAMSON! His first as skipper, third overall and he becomes the first man to score a ton this season. What a phenomenal knock this has been from the Kerala lad adopted with love by the Rajasthan franchise. The skipper has led from the front and kept this game alive. Full and wide outside off, Samson places it past short third man to reach his ton. A huge applause from his teammates as they know this gem of a guy has played a gem of an innings.
        5:51 PM IST SIX! SMOKED! Moves to 98 and becomes the highest scorer by a captain on his captaincy debut. Full on off, a half-tracker, Samson smokes it over long off for a biggie.
        5:51 PM IST Jhye Richardson is back on.
        5:50 PM IST FOUR! Beautifully played! The skipper is setting an example in his very first game. Slower ball outside off, Samson frees his arms and slices it over extra cover for a boundary.
        End of over 178 runs
        RR: 182/5CRR:
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          5:49 PM IST Mistimed but safe! Excellent over especially in the context of this game. Not just 8 runs off it but also the big wicket of Parag. The last ball is on a length. Samson slices his pull towards mid-wicket for a single.
          5:49 PM IST FOUR! Samson did not even move. Shami misses his yorker by a bit and he ends up bowling a juicy half-volley. Samson smashes it away from long on and gets a boundary.
          5:48 PM IST Just a single now. Full on middle, Tewatia punches it straight down the ground for one.
          5:47 PM IST WIDE! Misses his line this time. He bowls it full but down the leg side.
          5:46 PM IST Yorker on off. Tewatia cannot do much but just jam it back to the left of the bowler.
          5:45 PM IST Rahul Tewatia is the new batsman in.
          5:45 PM IST OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Shami was brought in to take a wicket and the experienced man has delivered. Another short ball but this one is skiddier, pacy, and also bang on the money. Too close to Parag's body. He looks to hook but gets a glove on it which goes straight to the keeper. Rahul takes the catch and is this the over that changes the fate of this game? End of a fantastic knock from Parag but is it good enough?
          5:44 PM IST Better from Shami! Back of a length delivery again from the pacer but this is on middle and leg. Parag comes inside and looks to lift it over fine leg but misses.
          5:43 PM IST WIDE! Faulty start for Shami! He bangs it slightly shorter but misses his line and bowls it down the leg side. Parag swings but gets nothing.
          5:41 PM IST STRATEGIC TIME-OUT! Rajasthan have been going strong. Samson and Parag have been going strong. Riyan Parag is on fire here. On the other hand, Punjab need to break this partnership to make a comeback into the match. They need wickets in clusters to win this match.
          End of over 1620 runs
          RR: 174/4CRR:
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            5:39 PM IST Single to end the over. 20 from it and Punjab are under pressure now. Back-to-back 20-run overs changed the game for Punjab. Is this the one that turns the game in Rajasthan's favor. Flatter on middle, Parag whips it to the leg side and keeps the strike. 48 needed in 24 balls now.
            5:38 PM IST SIX! This is right out of the screws! Flighted around off, Parag gets down on his knee and this time hits it where he wants. He wanted to smash it over long off and he smashes it over long off for a biggie.
            5:38 PM IST MISTIMED BUT SIX! This is insane! Floated delivery outside off, Parag swings and looks to smack it over long on. It takes the outer half of his bat. It looks like Hooda at long off has a chance but no he does not. It has enough on it to sail over him and over the ropes.
            5:38 PM IST NOT OUT! Riyan Parag's back leg has gone nowhere. Short in length. It is a googly. Parag swings hard at it but misses. Rahul whips the bails. The square leg umpire goes upstairs but finds nothing.
            5:37 PM IST An appeal for stumping! Riyan Parag is the man in question. Replays show that his back leg is inside the crease.
            5:36 PM IST Very nice says KL Rahul from behind the stumps. He bowls it slower and in the good length area. Samson whips it against the turn to deep mid-wicket for a single.
            5:35 PM IST Murugan Ashwin is back on.
            5:36 PM IST SIX! SMASHED! Perfect start to the over. A leggie at this stage is a gamble. Flighted full, in the arc for Samson. He slaughters it straight down the ground for a biggie.
            End of over 1513 runs
            RR: 154/4CRR:
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              5:34 PM IST Dot to finish the over. Every dot is like a diamond here for Punjab. Slower ball once again and it is once again very full wide outside off. Parag swings hard but connects with nothing.
              5:34 PM IST Much better from Jhye Richardson! Yorker wide outside off, it is a slower ball too. Sanju chops it to the off side and takes a single.
              5:33 PM IST SIX! BEAUTIFUL FROM SANJU! Low full toss on middle. Jhye misses the yorker by a fraction and Samson punishes it perfectly. Low full toss on middle, Samson picks it up and lifts it over square leg for a biggie.
              5:32 PM IST FOUR! Samson does not time it well but places it brilliantly. Slower delivery outside off, it is the back of the hand slower ball. Samson slices it over covers and away from the man in the deep for a boundary.
              5:32 PM IST Excellent ball. Very full, almost a yorker on off. Parag cannot get under it and can just milk it to long off for one.
              5:31 PM IST Full around off, Samson plays it to long on and gets a single. Need to start firing more regularly do Rajasthan.
              5:34 PM IST Jhye Richardson is back on. 2-0-23-1 are his figures so far.
              End of over 1413 runs
              RR: 141/4CRR:
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                5:30 PM IST Full toss. This one seems to have slipped out of Shami's hand. It is close to the waist height. Samson milks it to long on and trudges to the other end. He looks at the square leg umpire but he is happy with the ball. 81 needed off 36 balls.
                5:29 PM IST Typical pace bowler's response from Shami! He bangs it short on off. Parag hops and taps it to the off side for a single.
                5:29 PM IST SIX! WOW! This man is a supreme talent! Incredible from Riyan Parag! Full on middle, not a very bad ball, but Riyan Parag just picks it up and lifts his flick over mid-wicket for a biggie.
                5:27 PM IST Excellent from Shami! Almost a yorker on middle and leg. Sanju can just place it to long on for one.
                5:27 PM IST FOUR! Lucky one for Samson but Rajasthan need more of these does not matter how it comes. Full on the pads, Samson looks to flick but gets an inside edge, it clips his pads and goes fine down the leg side for a boundary.
                5:26 PM IST Mohammed Shami is back on.
                5:26 PM IST Excellent ball! Yorker outside off, Samson looks to jam it out but misses.
                End of over 1311 runs
                RR: 128/4CRR:
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                  5:26 PM IST FOUR! Exquisite from Parag! This young man is a special talent. First ball and he has played a shot that will definitely go in the highlight reels. Full on off, Parag gets on his front foot ad drives it through extra cover for a majestic boundary.
                  5:24 PM IST Riyan Parag is the new batsman in.
                  5:24 PM IST On the pads, Samson flicks it to the on side for a single.
                  5:23 PM IST OUT! CAUGHT! Hooda is in the action once again. What a game he is having. Arshdeep's reintroduction into the attack does the trick for Punjab. He has got Shivam Dube. This was his time. He had set himself and should have made it count but Dube fails to grab the opportunity like Hooda grabbed. Fullish ball on off, Dube looks to smack it over long off. He gets a lot of height on it but not the distance. Hooda at long off, runs to his right and takes a good catch. We have seen around half a dozen catches been dropped tonight but not this time.
                  5:22 PM IST Very good ball! Dipping low full toss on off. Samson can just whip it to the on side for one.
                  5:21 PM IST Bouncer! Very well-directed. Dube mistimes his pull but at no man's land at mid-wicket. Single taken.
                  5:21 PM IST Arshdeep Singh is back on.
                  5:20 PM IST FOUR! Easy for Samson! Low full toss but at a good height. It is on off, Dube hits it straight down the ground for a boundary. Brings up the 50-run stand as well.
                  End of over 128 runs
                  RR: 117/3CRR:
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                    Shivam Dube:18 (12)
                    Sanju Samson:56 (37)
                    5:19 PM IST Short delivery on off, Dube punches it through point for a run.
                    5:18 PM IST Short delivery on off, Samson cuts it towards point where the fielder misfields and concedes a single.
                    5:18 PM IST Floated delivery on off, Dube taps it towards point for a single.
                    5:17 PM IST FOUR! That is powered! Flighted delivery on middle, Dube plays a slog sweep over mid-wicket for a boundary.
                    5:16 PM IST Full delivery outside off, Dube drives it to covers.
                    5:16 PM IST Tossed up delivery on off, Samson drives it through mid off for a single.
                    End of over 1114 runs
                    RR: 109/3CRR:
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                      5:15 PM IST On the pads, Sanju whips it to the on side and keeps the strike.
                      5:14 PM IST Review time! An appeal for lbw! Sanju Samson is the man in question. Ultra Edge shows there is no bat involved. Ball Tracker shows that it is missing the stumps.
                      5:14 PM IST NOT OUT! It looked high to the naked eye and replays show that it was indeed too high. Meredith hits the deck hard and makes the ball come in from off. Samson hops and looks to flick. He misses and gets hit high on the pad. There is an appeal from the Punjab players but it is not the most convincing of appeals. Samson strolls to the other end but in the middle of the run the umpire raises his finger. Samson cannot believe it and opts to review it. Replay rolls in and Ultra Edge shows no involvement of bat. Ball Tracker then rolls in and it shows that the ball is going well over the stumps.
                      5:12 PM IST FOUR! FIFTY FOR SAMSON! This is a brilliant start for the captaincy with the bat for Samson but he needs to carry on. The longer he bats, the greater the chance for Rajasthan to win it. Outrageous shot from Samson! Meredith bangs it short, Samson jumps and places it over the keeper's head for a boundary.
                      5:11 PM IST Length ball on middle, Samson whips it away from short mid-wicket and gets a brace.
                      5:10 PM IST SIX! Sanju Samson is continuing to score but Dube will need to support him. Short ball on the body, Samson hooks it over fine leg for a boundary.
                      5:09 PM IST Length ball on middle, Dube knocks it to long off and rotates the strike.
                      End of over 108 runs
                      RR: 95/3CRR:
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                        5:08 PM IST Loopy delivery on off, Samson pushes it through mid off. Two runs taken.
                        5:08 PM IST Tossed up ball on middle, Samson comes down the track and looks to go big but gets an inside edge onto this pads.
                        5:07 PM IST Floated delivery on middle, Dube pushes it through mid on for a run.
                        5:07 PM IST Short delivery on middle, Samson punches it over mid on for a single.
                        5:06 PM IST WIDE! Ashwin bowls it down the leg side, Samson does not bother to play at that.
                        5:06 PM IST WIDE! Down the leg side, Samson leaves it alone.
                        5:05 PM IST Full on middle, Dube pushes it through mid on for a single.
                        5:04 PM IST Murugan Ashwin is back on.
                        5:04 PM IST Tossed up delivery on middle, Samson pushes it through mid on for a single.
                        End of over 99 runs
                        RR: 87/3CRR:
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                          5:03 PM IST Length ball on off, Samson guides it towards third man for a run.
                          5:02 PM IST Back of a length outside off, Dube guides it towards third man for a single.
                          5:01 PM IST Good length delivery on middle, Dube flicks it to mid-wicket.
                          5:01 PM IST Short delivery on middle, Samson looks to pull but gets a top edge. It goes towards long off where Mayank Agarwal tries to go for the catch but spills it. The batsmen get a single.
                          5:00 PM IST Length delivery on middle, Samson flicks it to mid-wicket.
                          4:59 PM IST Riley Meredith is back on.
                          4:59 PM IST SIX! That is dispatched! Full delivery on off, Samson lofts it over long off for a maximum.
                          End of over 810 runs
                          RR: 78/3CRR:
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                            4:58 PM IST Short ball outside off, Dube punches it through covers for a couple.
                            4:57 PM IST Back of a length on off, Dube punches it through covers. The batsmen get two runs.
                            4:56 PM IST FOUR! Cracking shot! Short delivery on off, Dube cuts it through point. Shami in the deep tries to stop it with his foot but fails to do so. It races away to the fence.
                            4:56 PM IST Shivam Dube is the new batsman in.
                            4:54 PM IST OUT! BOWLED! Richardson gets his first wicket! Yorker on middle, Buttler looks to dig it out but misses it and gets bowled. He missed it completely.
                            4:53 PM IST Short delivery on off, Samson punches it through mid on for a single.
                            4:52 PM IST Jhye Richardson is back on.
                            4:52 PM IST Full delivery on off, Buttler drives it through mid off for a single.
                            End of over 79 runs
                            RR: 68/2CRR:
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                              4:52 PM IST Flighted delivery on middle, Buttler looks to flick but gets it off the pads. It goes towards the leg side. The batsmen take a leg bye.
                              4:51 PM IST Googly on middle, Samson looks to pull but misses it and gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire denies it. Punjab think for a review but decide against it. It goes towards the leg side. The batsmen take a leg bye.
                              4:50 PM IST Yorker on middle, Samson does well to keep it out.
                              4:50 PM IST Full on off, Samson pushes it to covers.
                              4:49 PM IST Floated delivery on middle, Buttler flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
                              4:49 PM IST FOUR! Buttler makes good use of the Free Hit! Tossed up delivery on middle, Buttler comes down the track and lofts it over the bowler's head for a boundary.
                              4:49 PM IST Short delivery on middle, Samson pulls it through mid-wicket for a single. The third umpire calls it a no ball as Ashwin oversteps. Free Hit coming up!
                              4:47 PM IST STRATEGIC TIME-OUT! Rajasthan have lost two wickets but Samson and Buttler are going strong. They need this partnership to continue for a longer time. On the other hand, Punjab have dropped some catches and will look to improve on it. They have got the big wicket of Ben Stokes but will look to take wickets after the break to put pressure on Rajasthan. Murugan Ashwin is into the attack.
                              End of over 611 runs
                              RR: 59/2CRR:
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                                4:43 PM IST Short delivery outside off, Samson cuts it through point for a single. End of the Powerplay. RAJASTHAN ARE 59/2 AFTER 6 OVERS!
                                4:43 PM IST FOUR! Too easy for Samson! Full toss outside off, Samson drives it through point for a boundary.
                                4:42 PM IST Full toss on off, Buttler pushes it towards mid off for a single.
                                4:41 PM IST BEATEN! Slower delivery outside off, Buttler looks to slash at it but misses it.
                                4:41 PM IST Full delivery on off, Samson drives it through point for a single.
                                4:40 PM IST FOUR! That is dispatched! Short delivery on middle, Samson pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
                                End of over 518 runs
                                RR: 48/2CRR:
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                                  4:39 PM IST Full on middle, Samson flicks it through mid-wicket for a run. 18 runs from the over!
                                  4:38 PM IST Good length delivery on off, Buttler pushes it towards point for a single.
                                  4:37 PM IST FOUR! Fourth consecutive boundary for Jos Buttler! Full and outside off, Buttler drives it uppishly towards covers for a boundary.
                                  4:37 PM IST FOUR! Nice improvisation! Length ball on middle, Buttler plays a paddle scoop towards fine leg for a boundary.
                                  4:35 PM IST Riley Meredith is into the attack.
                                  4:36 PM IST FOUR! That is smashed! Length delivery on off, Buttler smashes it through point for a boundary.
                                  4:35 PM IST FOUR! Good shot! Full delivery on off, Buttler drives it through mid off for a boundary.
                                  End of over 45 runs
                                  RR: 30/2CRR:
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                                    4:34 PM IST FOUR! Nicely played! Length delivery on off, Samson guides it past short third man for a boundary.
                                    4:33 PM IST Back of a length on off, Samson pushes it to point.
                                    4:33 PM IST DROPPED! KL Rahul is the culprit! Good length ball outside off, Samson looks to drive but gets an outside edge. It goes towards the keeper where Rahul dives and tries to take the catch but spills it. Will this prove costly for Punjab?
                                    4:32 PM IST Length delivery on off, Buttler punches it through covers for a single.
                                    4:31 PM IST Jos Buttler is the new man in. A lot will depend on this pair now as Rajasthan are off to a tumultuous start. If they are to get anywhere close to this target this pair will need to bat a long way.
                                    4:30 PM IST OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Good return catch from Arshdeep Singh! Full on middle, Vohra smashes it uppishly towards the bowler where Arshdeep Singh takes an excellent return catch.
                                    4:29 PM IST Good length delivery on off, Vohra keeps it out.
                                    End of over 38 runs
                                    RR: 25/1CRR:
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                                      4:28 PM IST FOUR! Gets enough on it. Good length delivery on middle and leg, Samson pulls it but the ball is actually not there for that shot. The Rajasthan skipper manages to get enough wood on it and get it past mid-wicket for a boundary.
                                      4:27 PM IST Better from Shami! Shami pulls his length back around off. Samson punches it awkwardly to mid off.
                                      4:27 PM IST FOUR! Beautiful! What a shot! This is the reason why Samson is so highly rated. Full outside off, Sanju gets on his front foot and drives it elegantly through covers for a boundary.
                                      4:25 PM IST The physio is out now to have a look at Sanju Samson!
                                      4:24 PM IST Ouch that must have hurt! Shami hits the deck hard around leg. Samson looks to pull but misses and gets hit on the inside of his pad on his knee.  That surely must have stung the Rajasthan skipper.
                                      4:23 PM IST Full on middle, Samson plays it to mid on.
                                      4:22 PM IST Good length delivery on off, Samson keeps it out.
                                      End of over 213 runs
                                      RR: 17/1CRR:
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                                        4:22 PM IST IN THE AIR AND DROPPED! Murugan Ashwin is the culprit! Fullish ball outside off, Manan Vohra swings at it but does not time it. He gets it off the outer half of his bat and it goes high in the air. It flies to the right of third man. Murugan Ashwin there moves to that side. The ball pops in and out of his hands. He juggles but fails to hold onto it. Two taken. A lifeline for Vohra and just like Rajasthan, Punjab have dropped a catch too.
                                        4:21 PM IST Much better! Good length ball around off, Manan looks to play it to mid on but closes the face of the bat a fraction early. Luckily for Vohra, it falls well short of mid on.
                                        4:20 PM IST FOUR! Excellent shot but a delivery asking to be punished! Richardson strays on the pads. It is an easy ball for any Indian batter. He once again uses his wrists and flicks it behind square leg for a boundary.
                                        4:19 PM IST Good length ball coming in to the right-hander. Vohra keeps it out.
                                        4:19 PM IST Length ball on off, Vohra defends it.
                                        4:19 PM IST SIX! Manan Vohra gets off the mark for Rajasthan with a glorious biggie. He warmed the bench the whole of last season but now he has been given a chance to impress and he has started with a bang. On the pads and full, Manan uses his wrists and elegantly lofts his flick over fine leg for a biggie.
                                        4:18 PM IST WIDE! False start for Jhye Richardson! He misses his line and bowls one down the leg side. Manan looks to flick but misses. Wided by the umpire.
                                        4:18 PM IST Who will share the new ball? It will be Jhye Richardson.
                                        End of over 14 runs
                                        RR: 4/1CRR:
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                                          4:16 PM IST Excellent first over from Shami. Just a boundary off the first over. Good length ball on off, Samson defends it to see off the first.
                                          4:16 PM IST FOUR! Rajasthan get their first runs of the season! Skipper Sanju Samson is off the mark in style. On the pads, Samson flicks it uppishly but well over short mid-wicket and gets a boundary.
                                          4:15 PM IST Length ball on off, Samson starts with a solid block.
                                          4:15 PM IST Skipper, Sanju Samson walks out at 3.
                                          4:21 PM IST OUT! CAUGHT! A collision but Shami has managed to take the catch and the dangerous Ben Stokes has departed without troubling the scorers. A massive blow for Rajasthan and a big wicket for Punjab. Kumble would have told them to get rid of Stokes as soon as possible and Shami, the man returning from injury has sent big Ben back in the very first over. Length ball on middle. Stokes looks to pull but the ball is not short enough for that. It takes the leading edge and goes high in the air. Hooda comes from point. Shami wants the catch himself. Rahul has the gloves and he calls for it. Shami and Rahul collide but Shami manages to take it in his mitts.
                                          4:13 PM IST Good length delivery on the pads, Stokes tucks it to the on side.
                                          4:12 PM IST Ohh! Almost a boundary to begin but Stokes has hit it too straight. Shami starts with a full ball around off. Stokes drives it straight down the ground but it hits the stumps at the other end.
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