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IPL2020: Rajasthan Royals beat Kings XI Punjab 

Updated: September 28, 2020 12:56 pm
In IPL Cricket, Rajasthan Royals recorded the highest run chase in the tournament history to beat Kings XI Punjab by four wickets in a high-scoring encounter at Sharjah last night.

Put into bat first, Mayank Agarwal smashed a 50-ball 106, while skipper KL Rahul cracked a 54-ball 69 as the duo stitched a 183-run opening stand off 99 balls to power Punjab to an imposing 223 for 2.

In reply, Sanju Samson then put on a lion-hearted effort with a 42-ball 85 studded with seven sixes and four boundaries, while Steve Smith scored a 27-ball 50 to keep Rajasthan in the hunt.

However, it was Rahul Tewatia, who turned hero when he smashed five sixes in the 18th over off Sheldon Cottrell to turn the match on his side. He scored a 31-ball 53. Rajasthan chased down the target for the loss of six wickets in 19.3 overs.

For Punjab, Mohammed Shami took 3 wickets for 53. Earlier, Rajasthan won the toss and elected to field.

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