PBKS vs RR Highlights, IPL 2021: Kartik Tyagi shines with last-over heroics in RR's thrilling 2-run win against PBKS

  • IPL 2021 Highlights, PBKS vs RR: Punjab Kings needed 10 runs off 15 balls with 8 wickets in hand. However, courtesy of Kartik Tyagi's last-over heroics, which yielded just one run and two wickets, Rajasthan Royals managed to secure a two-run win.
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IPL 2021 Highlights, Punjab Kings (PBKS) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR): Kartik Tyagi did the unthinkable as Rajasthan Royals snatched a victory from the jaws of defeat to edge Punjab Kings by 2 runs. Tyagi picked up two wickets and conceded just one run in the 20th over as Nicholas Pooran (32) Aiden Markram (26*) could not score 10 runs off 15 balls. Earlier, Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul (49) and opening partner Mayank Agarwal (67) approached the chase in the best way possible as they stitched an outstanding century stand for the first wicket. They, however, were both dismissed in quick succession. A little earlier, Agarwal brought up his fifty. The first innings of the night belonged to Arshdeep Singh as he bagged his maiden five-wicket haul to peg back Rajasthan Royals and restrict them to 185/10 in their 20 overs. Mohammed Shami also shone with the ball, picking up 3 wickets. Earlier, Evin Lewis (36) and Yashasvi Jaiswal (49) had gotten Rajasthan Royals off to a brisk start. The team crossed 50 in just 5 overs. Once they were dismissed, Liam Livingstone (25) and Mahipal Lomror (43) took up the boundary-scoring duties. But RR kept losing wickets at regular intervals and a mini-collapse at the end meant they could not get past 200.

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  • Sep 21, 2021 11:55 PM IST

    That's all for today

    Well, nobody expected the match to go the last over and then end the way it did. Like I said at the start of the blog, irrespective of what happens, you lovely fans will surely be left entertained. And this game did not disappoint. 

    Thank you so much for joining us. Until tomorrow, which will see DC and SRH do battle, it's goodnight and goodbye. 
    CIAO!

  • Sep 21, 2021 11:49 PM IST

    MATCH HEIST

    A heist so good, even the Professor was impressed.

    If you know, you know (smiles cheekily) 

  • Sep 21, 2021 11:48 PM IST

    HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?

    PBKS NEEDED 10 RUNS OFF 15 BALLS WITH 8 WICKETS IN HAND AND NEEDED 4 RUNS FROM 6 BALLS WITH 8 WICKETS IN HAND.

    Yet they lost by two runs. However, credit where due. Kartik Tyagi probably bowled one of the best overs of his life to two huge big hitters. 

    The depth of Indian cricket, goodness me, is simply outstanding. Kartik has all the reasons to celebrate tonight.

  • Sep 21, 2021 11:32 PM IST

    FINAL OVER OF THE DAY!

    Kartik Tyagi to bowl the final over.

    19.1 DOT

    19.2 1 RUN!

    19.3 OUT! Pooran looks to nudge it down but he edges it to Smason. he's gone for 32.

    19.4 DOT!

    19.5 OUT! Kartik Tyagi picks up his second wicket of the over. Hooda is gone for a duck as he edges to Samson.

    FABIAN ALLEN WALKS OUT TO WALK! CAn RR actually pull this off?

    19.6 NO RUN AND RR WIN BY 2 RUNS! THIS IS WHAT YOU CALL A REAL-LIFE HEIST! UNBELIEVABLE! 

    Kartik Tyagi is the hero!

  • Sep 21, 2021 11:31 PM IST

    4 off 6 required

    A good over from Mustafizur, conceding just 4 off it.

    PBKS are 182/2 after 19 overs.

  • Sep 21, 2021 11:28 PM IST

    8 required off 12

    SIX! Markram clobbers the ball into the top-tier. of the long-on boundary. Morris can only stand and watch

    50-run stand off just 28 deliveries. Well, that happened quickly.

    PBKS 178-2 after 18 overs, need 8 runs off 12 balls.

  • Sep 21, 2021 11:22 PM IST

    Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals IPL 2021 Live: 18 off 18

    FOUR! Plays it late and well enough to beat the diving third man fielder. Pooran collects another boundary

    SIX! Stand and deliver! That is so easy, well at least Pooran made it look easy. A rank half-tracker from Mustafizur and Pooran pulls the ball comfortably for a massive six.

    PBKS are 168/2 after 17 overs.

     

  • Sep 21, 2021 11:09 PM IST

    INCHING CLOSER

     

    FOUR! Class from Markram. Overpitched and into the slot from Tyagi and Markram drives the ball with a straight bat for four.

    Punjab Kings are in total command and inching closer to victory. They require 38 off 30 balls.

    PBKS are 148/2 after 15 overs.

     

  • Sep 21, 2021 11:06 PM IST

    IPL 2021 RR vs PBKS Live: Wickets fall but carnage continues

    FOUR! Parag attempts a carrom ball but it is horribly short and wide. Markram turns and helps the ball on its way to the fine leg boundary.

    SIX! Pooran punishes Parag for going shot as he pulls the ball through deep mid-wicket for six. 

    PBKS are 142/2 after 14 overs

  • Sep 21, 2021 10:58 PM IST

    MAYANK ALSO DEPARTS

    OUT! The second set batsman also departs. He has been picking boundaries all night long with that inside-out lofted drive over extra cover. This time, he edges the ball and it flies to Liam Livingstone in the deep. 

    He's gone for a well-made 67 off 43 balls.

    Nicholas Pooran walks out at No.4

    PBKS are 126/2 after 13 overs.

  • Sep 21, 2021 10:51 PM IST

    GONE! THE BREAKTHROUGH AT LAST FOR RR

    FOUR! Rahul had anticipated a wide yorker and he reaps the reward by slashing the ball in front of point for four!

    OUT! No fifty for KL Rahul but he has most probably done enough to set up his team's win. RR finally hold onto a catch offered by KL Rahul. Once again. Rahul looks to play the cute cut but this time, he finds Kartik Tyagi at short third man. 

    Debutant Aiden Markram walks out to bat

    PBKS are 120/1 in 11.5 overs.

  • Sep 21, 2021 10:41 PM IST

    100-RUN STAND!

    This is the fourth time these two have put on a century stand. 

    Morris strays down Rahul's pads and clips the ball comfortably through fine leg for four. 

    FOUR! The over finally comes to an end! Up and over covers from Mayank and he picks up four more

    25 off it.

    PBKS are 106/0 after 10 overs.

     

  • Sep 21, 2021 10:37 PM IST

    FIFTY FOR MAYANK AGARWAL

    SIX! Morris strays down the leg side, at 132 kph, and Mayank helps himself to a six over long leg with a flick of a wrist. That's an absolute gift.

    SIX! FIFTY FOR MAYANK AGARWAL AND BOY HAS HE DESERVED IT! Brings it up in style, by flicking the ball off his pads for six. Another wayward delivery that strayed down the leg from Morris. He gets to 2000 IPL runs. 

    Another new ball, please.

  • Sep 21, 2021 10:32 PM IST

    RR vs PBKS Live Match: What you call a true Partnership

    FOUR! Just how good are these guys in tandem, are Rahul and Mayank. At first, Rahul began briskly and Mayank was happy with nudging the ball around and rotating strike. And now that Mayank is dealing in boundaries, Rahul is happy to take up the other role. 

    PBKS are 81/0 after 9 overs.

  • Sep 21, 2021 10:27 PM IST

    MARVELOUS MAYANK! MAGNIFICENT MAYANK!

    UNFORTUNATE FOR ONE, FORTUNATE FOR OTHER! Luck seems to be the order of PBKS' innings so far. Mayank looks to muscle the ball down the ground through covers but edges the ball past the wicketkeeper for four! 

    FOUR! A thing of beauty alright! Open the wrists and caresses the ball over extra-cover for four! He lost his shape on the previous delivery but hit this quite skillfully!

    FOUR! This is a Mayank masterclass. Back-to-back-to-back boundaries. Stand and deliver stuff as he smacks the ball over the bowler's head for four. Riyan Parag did well to come in from long-on and dive desperately to save the boundary.

    RR are 72/0 after 8 overs, require 114 off 72 balls

  • Sep 21, 2021 10:23 PM IST

    IPL 2021 Live Cricket Score: So pleasing for the eyes

    FOUR! I tell you what, Mayank is so good to watch when he is in form and pulls out lofted off drives like that. Overpitched and no spin for Tewatia, Mayank gets down on one knee and smacks the ball past the wide long-off fielder for four.

    PBKS are 57/0 after 7 overs.

  • Sep 21, 2021 10:15 PM IST

    IPL 2021: POWERPLAY DONE AND DUSTED

    FOUR! Bowled into the slot from Mustafizur Rahman and all Mayank had to do was hit through the line right over the bowler's head for four.

    DROPPED! NO WAY THIS IS REAL! RAHUL IS DROPPED AGAIN! FOR THE THIRD TIME! An easy catch dropped by Sakariya at short fine leg. 

    PBKS are 49/0 after 6 overs. 

  • Sep 21, 2021 10:13 PM IST

    Rahul living on the edge

    DROPPED! After two mistimed shots falling just ahead of the fielders, one each by Rahul and Agarwal, Rahul whips one into the air. Riyan Parag, at mid-on, does very well to track back by fails to hang onto the ball. 

    PBKS are 42/0 after 5 overs.

  • Sep 21, 2021 10:05 PM IST

    IPL 2021 Live Score: “KLassic Rahul” gets to a new milestone

    FOUR! Played, Rahul. Sakariya, from over the wicket, Rahul cuts the ball late for four through the short third man and point region gap. The ball was angling away and Rahul used the angle well. 

    SIX! He follows it up with a Rahul “KLassic”. Pitched into the slot, Rahul hits the ball back over the bowler's head as straight as an arrow for a maximum.

    SIX! Short and pulled away behind square for a maximum! 3000 IPL runs for KL Rahul. He's the second-fastest to the mark, only behind his teammate Chris Gayle

    Safe to say KL has turned up!

    PBKS are 35/0 after 4 overs.

  • Sep 21, 2021 09:53 PM IST

    Change in the attack

    Kartik Tyagi is introduced into the attack, in place of Mustafizur.

    7 off the over. PBKS are 16/0 after 3 overs.

  • Sep 21, 2021 09:48 PM IST

    RR vs PBKS Live Score: TIDY FROM MUSTAFIZUR

    4 off the first over. A tidy start from “The Fizz”

    Chetan Sakariya is sharing the new ball with him.

    DROPPED! Rahul is dropped by Lewis at deep point. That's why the fielder was there but it was hit so hard by Rahul that it was always goign to be difficult. Lewis still does well to put in a full-stretch dive and save a certain boundary.

    5 off the over, PBKS are 9/0 after 2 overs

  • Sep 21, 2021 09:41 PM IST

    Welcome back

    KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal have walked out to open.

    Mustafixur Rahman will start off with the new ball. 

    186 from 120 balls is the equation for PBKS.

    Deep point and deep square leg in place for Rahul. Interesting field.

  • Sep 21, 2021 09:29 PM IST

    TAKE A BOW, ARSHDEEP

    The Punjab Kings bowler bowled well throughout the innings and his figures of 5/32 were richly deserved. Shami finished with 3/21 in 4 overs. 

    SUMMARY:

    The first innings of the night belonged to Arshdeep Singh as he bagged his maiden five-wicket haul to peg back Rajasthan Royals and restrict them to 185/10 in their 20 overs. Mohammed Shami also shone with the ball, picking up 5 wickets. Earlier, Evin Lewis (36) and Yashasvi Jaiswal (49) had gotten Rajasthan Royals off to a brisk start. The team surpassed 50 in just 5 overs. Once they were dismissed, Liam Livingstone (25) and Mahipal Lomror (43) took up the boundary-scoring duties. But RR kept losing wickets at regular intervals and a mini-collapse at the end meant they could not get past 200.

  • Sep 21, 2021 09:24 PM IST

    LAST OVER!

    FOUR! Much-needed. Pitched up to Sakariya, who makes room and whacks the ball through the gap in covers for four!

    OUT! Next ball, Arshdeep completes a caught and bowled as he picks up his fourth wicket. A cutter from the bowler and he top edges the ball. 

    OUT! BOWLED HIM!  A maiden five-wicket haul for Arshdeep Singh. He has been so, so impressive. 

    END OF THE 1ST INNINGS! Rajasthan Royals finish at 185 in 20 overs.

  • Sep 21, 2021 09:18 PM IST

    End of a brilliant spell by Shami

    OUT! Into the night sky and into eventually into Markram's hands. Chris Morris is gone for 5. 3rd wicket for Shami.

    Kartik Tyagi is the new man in

    RR are 178/8 after 19 overs.

     

  • Sep 21, 2021 09:15 PM IST

    PBKS Vs RR: SHAMI CONTINUES TO FIRE

    OUT! BOWLED HIM! Shami has his second in as many overs as Rahul Tewatia's timber is disturbed by the India pacer.

    Chetan Sakariya is the new batsman in

    RR are 175/7 after 18.1 overs.

  • Sep 21, 2021 09:07 PM IST

    ARSHDEEP SINGH = WICKETS

    OUT! Lomror, too, misses out on the 50. Arshdeep Singh gets another wicket, his third, as Lomror holes to out Markram at long-on. 

    Chris Morris is the new man in

    RR are 169/6 after 17.1 overs.

  • Sep 21, 2021 09:01 PM IST

    RR vs PBKS Live Score: SHAMI RETURNS AND STRIKES

    OUT! WHIPPED AND CAUGHT! Mohammed Shami strikes as Riyan Parag holes out to Aiden Markram at long on. He's gone for 4. 

    Rahul Tewatia is the new man in!

    RR are 166/5.

  • Sep 21, 2021 08:55 PM IST

    MAHIpal Lomror smacks 24 off Hooda's over

    LOMROR GOES DOWN TOWN! Floated up from Deepak Hooda. Lomror charges down the track and smacks the ball over the bowler's head for six.

    SIX! Make that 2 in a row, folks! THERE IS A MAHI in Mahipal Lomror. No, I am not hinting at the obvious. Hooda corrects himself, goes short but Lomror is up to the task as he skips down the wicket again and pulls the ball over cow corner for six. 

    FOUR! Oh, boy! THIS IS CARNAGE AND IT'S SO HARD TO KEEP UP WITH! He dispatches the ball into the deep extra-cover boundary. 

    FOUR! 24 OFF THE OVER! It's a wide yorker from Hooda but Lomror, with the kind of touch he is in, manages to squirt the ball past the point fielder for four!

    RR ARE 164/4 after 16 overs.

  • Sep 21, 2021 08:48 PM IST

    IPL 2021 Live Cricket Score: OUT! NOT TODAY FOR JAISWAL

    OUT! He's gone for 49, misses his maiden IPL 50 by a whisker. For the last few deliveries, Jaiswal had gone into a shell, looking for his first IPL fifty and his cautious approach leads him into closing the face of the bat early, top-edging the ball to Mayank Agarwal at cover. 

    Riyan Parag is the new man in

    RR are 136/4 after 14.2 overs

  • Sep 21, 2021 08:46 PM IST

    MAHIPAL GETS INTO THE ACT

    JUST NOT ADIL RASHID'S DAY! He is getting tonked for sixes by two Indian uncapped youngsters. Mahipal Lomror, on this occasion, smacks Rashid for tow massive sixes in the same over.

    RR are 136/2 after 14 overs.

  • Sep 21, 2021 08:41 PM IST

    IPL 2021 32nd Match PBKS vs RR: Lomror walks out

    Mahipal Lomror is the new man in. 

    Six singles off it. 
    RR are 122-3 after 13 overs.

  • Sep 21, 2021 08:36 PM IST

    IT'S ALL HAPPENING IN THIS OVER

    FOUR! CHEEKY AND SMART! Liam Livingstone goes for the ramp shot over ther keeper for four

    SIX! THE SOUND OFF THE BAT! THAT IS LIAM LIVINGSTONE AT HIS BEST! The ball flew into the night sky and into the top tier. 97 metres to be exact. Short from Arshdeep. Liam pulls the ball for a monstrous six.

    OUT! YOU NEED GREAT CATCHES TO DISMISS GREAT BATSMEN! Instant redemption for Arshdeep Singh. Short again from the bowler. Liam doesn't quite time the pull but Fabian Allen at deep mid-wicket dives behind to his right, right near the boundary rope, to complete a superb catch. 

    Livingstone is gone for 25 off 17. RR are 116/3 after 11.5 overs.

  • Sep 21, 2021 08:32 PM IST

    PBKS vs RR Live Score: Harpreet Brar welcomed with a four

    FOUR! Yashasvi Jaiswal ends Harpreet Brar's first over with a boundary down the ground. He has moved into the 40s. 

    RR are 101-2 after 11 overs.

  • Sep 21, 2021 08:26 PM IST

    THAT IS GORGEOUS JAISWAL!

    THAT IS AN OIL PAINTING OF A COVER DRIVE! SHOT OF THE DAY SO FAR? I'D GO AS FAR AS SAYING SHOT OF PHASE 2 SO FAR!

    On the up to a ball angling away from the off stump, Jaiswal, who may be seeing the ball like a football currently, creams the ball in the gap with his cover drive for four. 

    RR are 94/2 after 10 overs

  • Sep 21, 2021 08:21 PM IST

    Rashid vs Jaiswal is box office currently

    RESPECT? JUNIOR VS SENIOR? WHAT'S ALL THAT? Jaiswal doesn't care as he continues to make merry off Rashid's batting. Too short from Rashid, Jaiswal rocks back and clobbers the ball over deep square leg with a convincing pull shot. 

    RR are 86/2 after 9 overs.

  • Sep 21, 2021 08:18 PM IST

    RR vs PBKS Live Score

    Liam Livingstone walks out next.

    RR are 76/2 after 8 overs

  • Sep 21, 2021 08:11 PM IST

    REVENGE HAS BEEN SERVED! ISHAN's REDEMPTION

    OUT! REDEMPTION IS THE NATURE OF THIS SPORT AND WHAT A CATCH FROM KL RAHUL! Ishan Porel is brought back into the attack and he gets the big fish in Sanju Samson, who edges the ball to Rahul. The PBKS captain does well to pluck the ball out of thin air with a one-handed diving catch. 

    Samson is gone for four. 

    RR are 68/2 after 7.1 overs

  • Sep 21, 2021 08:06 PM IST

    PBKS Vs RR: Debutant Adil Rashid into the attack

    FOUR! FEAR NO ONE, SAYS JAISWAL! This is the first time Yashasvi is playing Adil Rashid and he reverse sweeps him behind point for four.

    SIX! Stand and deliver! Jaiswal is playing Rashid like he has played him all his life. Overpitched from Jaiswal, he tonks the ball over long off for a maximum.

    RR ARE 68/1 after 7 overs. 

  • Sep 21, 2021 08:04 PM IST

    POWERPLAY DONE AND DUSTED

    An exciting powerplay comes to an end! RR are 57-1 after 6 overs. 

  • Sep 21, 2021 08:00 PM IST

    Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals IPL 2021 Live: OUT

    The second change in the bowling attack does the trick. Arshdeep Singh outfoxes Lewis with a slower ball, as the Windies batsman mistimes his drive and hands a catch to Mayank Agarwal at covers. 

    Lewis is gone for 36 off 21. 

    RR are 54/1 after 5.3 overs.

  • Sep 21, 2021 07:59 PM IST

    Deepak Hooda introduced, Deepak Hooda thrashed

    FOUR! FOUR! FOUR! Looks like there won't be any stopping Evin tonight. Th3e first ball of the over is cut skillfully by Jaiswal for four. Lewis then finishes the over with tow consecutive boundaries.

    RR are 53/0 after 5 overs

  • Sep 21, 2021 07:52 PM IST

    LEWIS LETTING LOOSE! 

    3.2 FOUR! Loving the mood Lewis is in right now. Flashes and flashes hard at a short ball. Picks up four behind point

    3.3 FOUR! Edged and four! A bit of luck but as they say, luck favours the brave. Not a bad delivery from Porel. Lewis looked to slog the ball through the on side. Finds the edge and runs behind short third man for four.

    3.5 FOUR! Short of a length from Porel and Lewis makes the most of it by crunching the ball through mid-wicket for four

    3.6 FOUR! After power and placement, Lewis shows elegance. Jeez! This man's got it all tonight. Overpitched and pitched outside off from Porel and Lewis drives the ball throug extra-cover for four.

    RR are 40/4 after 4 overs. 

  • Sep 21, 2021 07:46 PM IST

    RR vs PBKS Live Match: Lewis looking good

    HOW GOOD IS THIS GUY, LEWIS?

    2.5 FOUR! That's a good shot off a very good ball. Angling away from length from the middle line stump and Lewis, once again, plays through the line and thumps the ball over the umpire for four. 

    GOOD SHOT FROM A GOOD PLAYER. END OF DISCUSSION!

    RR are 23/0 after 3 overs

  • Sep 21, 2021 07:42 PM IST

    Debutant Porel sharing the new ball

    Bengal pacer and debutant Ishan Porel is operating with the new ball from the other end. 

    1.6: SIX! The first six of the match comes off Lewis' bat, as expected. Short and straight from Porel and Lewis runs his hands through the line and dispatches the ball over long on for six. Easy picking for a player of Lewi's talent

    9 of the over. RR are 18/0 after 2 overs.

  • Sep 21, 2021 07:36 PM IST

    IPL 2021 RR vs PBKS Live: OFF THE MARK WITH TWO FOURS!

    0.1: RR debutant Evin Lewis gets off the mark with a swivel pull off his hips. 

    0.5: FOUR! Jaiswal is off the mark in scintillating fashion. Fraction short of length and outside off, The left-hander camps on the back foot and cuts it behind point for four.

    0.6: FOUR! Another short of a length delivery from Shami, this time directed at Jaiswal. The batsman pulls the ball for another four.

    RR are 9/0 after 1 over

  • Sep 21, 2021 07:29 PM IST

    IPL 2021 Live Score: The men of the moment are out

    OUT COME THE PLAYERS! Evin Lewis and Yashasvi Jaiswal have come out to open.

    MOhammed Shami wil open the attack for Punjab Kings. HERE WE GO!

  • Sep 21, 2021 07:29 PM IST

    PBKS vs RR: Playing XIs

     

    Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Yashasvi Jaiswal, Evin Lewis, Sanju Samson(w/c), Liam Livingstone, Mahipal Lomror, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya, Kartik Tyagi

    Punjab Kings (Playing XI): KL Rahul(w/c), Mayank Agarwal, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Fabian Allen, Adil Rashid, Harpreet Brar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, Ishan Porel

  • Sep 21, 2021 07:22 PM IST

    TAKE A GUESS?

    Who will open tonight for Rajasthan Royals? Any guesses?

  • Sep 21, 2021 07:19 PM IST

    IPL 2021 Live Cricket Score: TOP PERFORMERS- CURRENT SQUAD

    [PBKS | RR]

    Highest run-scorer: KL Rahul - 441 Runs | Sanju Samson - 525 Runs

    Highest individual score: 106 By Mayank Agarwal On Sep 27, 2020 | 119 By Sanju Samson On Apr 12, 2021

    Highest wicket-taker: Mohammed Shami - 7 Wickets |Chris Morris - 3 Wickets

    BBM in a match: 3/35 By Arshdeep Singh On Apr 12, 2021 3/31 By Chetan Sakariya On Apr 12, 2021

  • Sep 21, 2021 07:14 PM IST

    PBKS vs RR: Number game

    • 22: runs KL Rahul needs to complete 3000 IPL runs.

    • 3: Mohammad Shami needs 3 more wickets to complete 50 wickets for Punjab Kings. He would be the 4th bowler after Piyush Chawla (84), Sandeep Sharma (71), Axar Patel (61).

    • 50th : KL Rahul will be playing his 50th IPL match for Punjab Kings, if he takes the field vs Rajasthan Royal.

    • 4 & 8: KL Rahul and Chris Gayle needs 4 and 8 sixes respectively to complete 100 sixes for Punjab Kings.

    Most sixes for Punjab Kings in IPL

    o KL Rahul- 96

    o Chris Gayle- 92

    o David Miller- 87

    • 5 sixes: Mayank Agarwal needs to complete 50 sixes for Punjab Kings

    • 50: Chris Gayle needs 50 more runs to complete 5000 IPL runs, he will be 7th batsman to reach this landmark.

    • 50: Mayank Agarwal needs 50 more runs to complete 2000 IPL runs.

    • 7: sixes Mandeep Singh needs to complete 100 sixes in T20s.

    • 2: more runs Glenn Phillips needs to complete 4000 T20 runs.

    • 6: wickets Chris Morris needs to complete 100 IPL wickets.

    • 5: sixes Chris Morris needs to complete 100 sixes in T20s.

    • 150: Liam Livingstone will be playing his 150th T20 game, if he takes the filed vs PBKS

    • 50: more runs Liam Livingstone needs to complete 4000 T20 runs.

  • Sep 21, 2021 07:11 PM IST

    IPL 2021 Live Cricket Score: Samson, RR captain, at the toss

    “We are good are chasing and setting totals, so we were happy to do both. We have really great talent and characters in our team. It is a very positive atmosphere. Sangakkara brings in the experience, he knows what to communicate at what point. He just wanted us to relax. Lewis, Livingstone, Morris and Mustafizur are our foreigners.”

  • Sep 21, 2021 07:07 PM IST

    IPL 2021 Live Cricket Score: Rahul, PBKS captain, at the toss

    "We'll bowl first. It's a no-brainer, a fresh wicket with grass on. We don't know how it will play and I prefer chasing. I was just telling a few people in the dressing room that it just felt like yesterday that we were playing IPL 2020. We have a lot that we've learned from last year. We are all professionals and we have tried hard in the heat to prefer ourselves. Pooran, Markram, Rashid and Allen are our overseas players. Unfortunately, Chris Gayle misses out and Aiden has been in good form coming into our setup from Sri Lanka."

  • Sep 21, 2021 07:06 PM IST

    BIG NEWS- No Chris Gayle

    CHRIS GAYLE, ON HIS BIRTHDAY, HAS BEEN LEFT OUT! Is this the right decision? Guess we will find out!

  • Sep 21, 2021 07:02 PM IST

    TOSS UPDATE: Punjab Kings win toss

    Punjab Kings have won the toss and have elected to bowl first

  • Sep 21, 2021 06:55 PM IST

    For RR, Evin Lewis will make debut

    West Indies batsman and former Mumbai Indians opener Evin Lewis will make his debut today

  • Sep 21, 2021 06:50 PM IST

    PBKS vs RR: 3 debutants for Punjab Kings

    Congratulations to Aiden Markram, Adil Rashid and Ishan Porel, who will be making their debuts today

  • Sep 21, 2021 06:43 PM IST

    IPL 2021 32nd Match PBKS vs RR: Venue insights (DUBAI)

    Best Bowling Figures:

    4/14 By Mohit Sharma (Chennai Super Kings) Against Mumbai

    Indians In 2014.

    Highest Partnership:

    181 By Shane Watson And Faf Du Plessis (Chennai Super

    Kings) For 1st Wicket Against Punjab Kings In 2020.

    Win Rate Batting First:

    50% (5 Won; 5 Lost)

  • Sep 21, 2021 06:38 PM IST

    IPL 2021 32nd Match PBKS vs RR: Venue insights (DUBAI)

    Highest Team Total:

    219/2 By Sunrisers Hyderabad Against Delhi Capitals In 2020.

    Lowest Team Total:

    109/10 By Royal Challengers Bangalore Against Punjab Kings

    In 2020.

    Highest Individual Score:

    132 By KL Rahul (Punjab Kings) Against Royal Challengers

    Bangalore In 2020.

  • Sep 21, 2021 06:35 PM IST

    Can Chris Morris deliver today for RR?

    Chris Morris with 14 wickets is the joint 2nd highest wicket-taker in the season. He registered his bowling figures in an innings this season vs KKR: 4/23.

    • Most wickets in IPL 2021:

     Harshal Patel- 17 |  Chris Morris-14 |  Avesh Khan-14

    IPL 2021 so far has been best for Morris in terms of bowling average and his strike rate in his IPL career.

    Morris needs 6 more wickets to complete 100 IPL wickets.

  • Sep 21, 2021 06:28 PM IST

    30 minutes to go for the toss

    Right, then! Just 30 minutes to go before both the captains walk out for the toss! Stay tuned! The countdown has begun!

  • Sep 21, 2021 06:23 PM IST

    IPL 2021 RR vs PBKS Live: Our Predicted XI for PBKS vs RR

    PBKS Predicted XI vs RR: KL Rahul (captain/wicketkeeper), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Shahrukh Khan, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Mohammed Shami, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh

  • Sep 21, 2021 06:20 PM IST

    IPL 2021 RR vs PBKS Live: Our Predicted XI for RR vs PBKS

    RR Predicted XI vs PBKS: Sanju Samson (c/wk), Evin Lewis, Manan Vohra, David Miller, Shivam Dube, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya

  • Sep 21, 2021 06:16 PM IST

    Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals IPL 2021 Live: Firepower in RR

    IPL 2021, PBKS vs RR Live Score - Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals, Indian Premier League Match Today in UAE
    IPL 2021, PBKS vs RR Live Score - Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals, Indian Premier League Match Today in UAE

    Rajasthan Royals have picked the inform hard-hitting T20 batter across the globe for the 2nd half of the IPL 2021.

    Liam Livingstone who missed the first half of the tournament is back after a successful The Hundred Men's Competition in the UK. Then they have roped in Evin Lewis and Glenn Phillips as replacements

    All the three RR batsman feature in the top three in terms of most 6s smashed in this year

  • Sep 21, 2021 06:10 PM IST

    Mohammed Shami: The king of All Punjab Kings' bowlers

    IPL 2021, PBKS vs RR Live Score - Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals, Indian Premier League Match Today in UAE
    IPL 2021, PBKS vs RR Live Score - Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals, Indian Premier League Match Today in UAE

    Mohammed Shami needs three more wickets to complete 50 IPL wickets for Punjab Kings. He would be the 4th bowler to reach this landmark.

    Since 2019 when Shami was picked by Punjab Team, he has been the leading wicket-taker for the franchise by a mile. The 2nd highest wicket-taker after Shami is Arshdeep Singh with 19 wickets; a difference of 28 wickets.

    Furthermore, if we look at wickets taken by Shami, 61.70% of his wicket have come in the death overs for Punjab Kings.

  • Sep 21, 2021 06:05 PM IST

    When it's the ‘Universe Boss'' birthday, the whole world celebrates

    Take a look at how ICC has wished Chris Gayle, who could be in action today for the Punjab Kings.

  • Sep 21, 2021 06:00 PM IST

    Pooran's poor form a worry for PBKS

    In the first half of the IPL in India, Nicholas Pooran struggled for form, managing 28 runs in 6 innings including 4 ducks at a strike rate of 84.84

    Overall in 2021, he has played 32 innings and has 5 ducks; which is joint-most by a batsman in T20s this year:

    Nadif Chowdhury -5 |  Rashid Khan -5 |  Nicolas Pooran- 5 |  Joe Denly- 5.

    Furthermore, it has been seen Pooran has done better in chase compared to setting a target for his team. His average in 2nd innings is more than 50% better than in 1st innings

     

  • Sep 21, 2021 05:54 PM IST

    PBKS Vs RR: What a purchase by Rajasthan

    IPL 2021, PBKS vs RR Live Score - Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals, Indian Premier League Match Today in UAE
    IPL 2021, PBKS vs RR Live Score - Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals, Indian Premier League Match Today in UAE

    RR's latest pick Shamsi is currently the third-highest wicket-taker in T20s this year.

  • Sep 21, 2021 05:49 PM IST

    Tabraiz Shamsi, the x-factor?

    IPL 2021, PBKS vs RR Live Score - Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals, Indian Premier League Match Today in UAE
    IPL 2021, PBKS vs RR Live Score - Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals, Indian Premier League Match Today in UAE

    Rajasthan Royals spinners so far in the IPL 2021 edition just managed to pick three wickets which is the least among all the spin attack.

    But with the inclusion of World #1 T20 bowler Tabraiz Shamsi in their squad, RR has strengthened the spin department.

    • Shamsi has picked 41 wickets in 2021 in T20s and has bowled at an economy rate of 6.60 which is his best in any calendar year with min. 10 matches played.

  • Sep 21, 2021 05:43 PM IST

    PBKS vs RR: In last 5 games

    PBKS won by 4 runs (IPL 2021, Match 4)

    RR won by 7 wickets (IPL 2020, Match 50)

    RR won by 4 wickets (IPL 2020, Match 9)

    PBKS won by 12 runs (IPL 2019, Match 32)

    PBKS won by 14 runs (IPL 2019, Match 4)

     

  • Sep 21, 2021 05:40 PM IST

    IPL 2021 Live Score: Another Rahul masterclass incoming?

    In April, KL Rahul smashed a remarkable 91, off just 50 balls, to help his side post the massive total. Can Sanju induce some magic into his bowlers from behind the stumps today and get rid of Rahul early?

  • Sep 21, 2021 05:31 PM IST

    IPL 2021 Live Score: Ominous signs for PBKS?

    Rajasthan Royals' all-rounder may have found the range that was missing in the first half of the season. Should he continue like this, even spectators would need to put on a helmet.

  • Sep 21, 2021 05:25 PM IST

    Form guide: Rajasthan Royals (RR)

    In the last 5 matches, Rajasthan have won 2 and lost 3 matches

    vs SRH: won by 55 runs

    vs MI: lost by 7 wickets

    vs KKR: won by 6 wickets

    vs RCB: lost by 10 wickets

    vs CSK: lost by 45 runs

  • Sep 21, 2021 05:23 PM IST

    Form guide: Punjab Kings (PBKS)

    In the last 5 matches, Punjab have won 2 and lost 3 matches

    vs DC: lost by 7 wickets

    vs RCB: won by 34 runs

    vs KKR: lost by 5 wickets

    vs MI: won by 9 wickets 

    vs SRH: lost 9 wickets

  • Sep 21, 2021 05:20 PM IST

    RR vs PBKS Live Score: Can Sanju prevent Rahul's encore?

    The last time these teams met at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium, it rained runs. PBKS posted 221/6 in their 20 overs and despite Samson hitting an impeccable 119, RR failed to chase down the target as they lost by four runs after finishing at 217/7.  Just to prove our last point, Rahul scored a fantastic 91. Can Samson and Co. avoid the PBKS encore?

  • Sep 21, 2021 05:15 PM IST

    KL Rahul vs Sanju Samson

    Today's captains are arguably the best batsmen of their respective teams. Even in the first half of the season, they were in fine form. While PBKS's Rahul smashed 331 runs, RR"s Samson amassed 277 runs. Once again, the onus will be on these stalwarts to get steer their side's revival.

  • Sep 21, 2021 05:10 PM IST

    IPL 2021: Where do PBKS and RR stand in the points table

    Both Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals are currently placed in the bottom of half of the table. 

    PBKS- 7th position (P-8 | W-3 | L-5 | Points-6)

    RR- 6th position (P-7 | W-3 | L-4 | Points-6)

  • Sep 21, 2021 05:05 PM IST

    PBKS vs RR: Head-to-Head contests

    Rajasthan Royals have one title to their name, having won the inaugural season in 2008, while Punjab Kings IPL 2014 runners-up. When it comes to battling against each other, RR hold the upper hand. After their 22 meetings so far, they lead the head-to-head contest with 12 wins as opposed to Punjab's 10.  

  • Sep 21, 2021 04:17 PM IST

    IPL 2021, PBKS vs RR, Live Score

    Hello and welcome to the live coverage of match 32 of IPL 2021 between Punjab Kings (PBKS) vs Rajasthan Royals(RR). The two teams will locks horns at the Dubai International Stadium. KL Rahul-led Punjab, currently placed seventh in the points table, will renew their bid for a top-4 finish against Sanju Samson's Rajasthan Royals, which are currently a place above them in sixth. With not a lot of time to waste, both teams must begin with a win if they are to get their campaigns back on track. Irrespective of whatever happens, there is one thing that is going to happen for sure: That is entertainment for all you lovely fans. So, fasten your seatbelts and relax! Let's take this ride together.

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