IPL 2020 Highlights, KXIP vs RR Today's Match at Abu Dhabi: As It Happened

IPL 2020 Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals, Latest Updates IPL 2020 Score: IPL 2020 score: RR 185/3 in 17.3 overs, win by 7 wickets. RR stop KXIP's winning streak. A terrific batting performance means they stay alive. KXIP's chances get tougher now, but they're not out of the competition yet.

Punjab vs Rajasthan (T20)

CONCLUDED

PUN vs RAJ Cricket Scorecard (T20)

Match 50 T20, Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, 30 October, 2020

Punjab

185/4

(20.0) RR 9.25

Punjab KL Rahul (C) (W)
Rajasthan beat Punjab by 7 wickets
Rajasthan Steven Smith (C)

Rajasthan

186/3

(17.3) RR 10.62

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23:31 (IST)

Ben Stokes is the Man of the Match: Nothing to lose, just go out and express yourself. Happy with the win.

23:23 (IST)

Steve Smith says he wishes he got a few wins in the middle part of the tournament, but is happy to be getting some momentum towards the end. Says he's hoping for some results to fall in place so that they can have a chance. Smith is full of praises for Stokes as expected. We'll be watching closely tomorrow, and then look to win by whatever margin on Sunday.

23:11 (IST)

KL Rahul says it was a bad toss to lose, as dew made it difficult to grip the ball especially for the spinners. Says it's been a season where they've not got anything easy. Hopes he can squeeze into the playoffs somehow.

23:04 (IST)

IPL 2020 Live score: RR 185/3 in 17.3 overs, win by 7 wickets. RR stop KXIP's winning streak. A terrific batting performance means they stay alive. KXIP's chances get tougher now, but they're not out of the competition yet.

23:00 (IST)

IPL 2020 Live score: RR 175/3 in 17 overs, chasing 186. Mohammed Shami goes for 19 runs in his over. Smith with three boundaries and Buttler with one. RR will improve their net run rate along with the win tonight.

22:54 (IST)

IPL 2020 Live score: RR 156/3 in 16 overs, chasing 186. Chris Jordan: 4 runs off the first 5 balls. And then tries a slower ball which Jos Buttler smashes for 6. KXIP's hopes fading away.

22:47 (IST)

IPL 2020 Live score: RR 146/3 in 15 overs, chasing 186. A good over from Bishnoi keeps KXIP in the game. However, desperation to get Buttler's wicket has cost KXIP a review. 40 to win off 30.

22:42 (IST)

IPL 2020 Live score: RR 145/3 in 14.2 overs, chasing 186. Sanju Samson run out looking for a quick single to point. Substitute J Suchith the fielder. Remember, he took a superb catch in the deep to change around an earlier game. KXIP will hope for a repeat.

22:40 (IST)

IPL 2020 Live score: RR 144/2 in 14 overs, chasing 186. Sanju Samson three away from a half-century, and Steve Smith doing his thing. This is heading towards an easy win for RR.

22:34 (IST)

IPL 2020 Live score: RR 132/2 in 13 overs, chasing 186. Sanju Samson showing his class. A six and a four off M Ashwin, either side square off the wicket. Ashwin 4-0-43-1. Not a great day for him.

22:30 (IST)

IPL 2020 Live score: RR 119/2 in 12 overs, chasing 186. Steve Smith has come out with an attacking intent. Smashes Bishnoi for a four wide of long on. RR on top here, KXIP need more wickets.

22:25 (IST)

IPL 2020 Live score: RR 111/2 in 10.5 overs, chasing 186. WICKET - M Ashwin gets Robin Uthappa. Looks to sweep over deep mid, but hits it to the fielder there. Out one ball after hitting a six in the same direction.

22:21 (IST)

IPL 2020 Live score: RR 103/1 in 10 overs, chasing 186. Bishnoi concedes 10, including a six to Samson. Samson is in terrific touch here, timing the ball as sweetly as he does often.

22:14 (IST)

IPL 2020 Live score: RR 93/1 in 9 overs, chasing 186. Momentum once again back with RR as Arshdeep Singh goes for 14 in his 3rd over. Sanju Samson with a six and a four. Time out, RR on top.

22:09 (IST)

IPL 2020 Live score: RR 79/1 in 8 overs, chasing 186. Eight runs from Ravi Bishnoi's first over. Robin Uthappa kind of spoilt it with a reverse sweep boundary in the last ball.

22:05 (IST)

IPL 2020 Live score: RR 71/1 in 7 overs, chasing 186. Five runs from M Ashwin's second over. A decent comeback from him, but KXIP need wickets.

22:02 (IST)

66/1

21:58 (IST)

IPL 2020 Live score: RR 60/1 in 5.3 overs, chasing 186. Ben Stokes reaches his fifty with a huge six but Chris Jordan gets his revenge. Stokes attacks again but this time hits to mid off. 50 off just 26 balls. Superb knock.

21:55 (IST)

IPL 2020 Live score: RR 54/0 in 5 overs, chasing 186. 6 runs from that Shami over, and Ben Stokes is already into the 40s. Terrific start for RR.

21:50 (IST)

IPL 2020 Live score: RR 48/0 in 4 overs, chasing 186. 0, 0, 4, 6, 6, 0. Ben Stokes takes the attack to M Ashwin in that over. This is a superb display of range-hitting.

21:45 (IST)

IPL 2020 Live score: RR 32/0 in 3 overs, chasing 186. Arshdeep Singh bowls another expensive over, as RR add 11 more. This is a terrific start, powered by Ben Stokes.

21:40 (IST)

IPL 2020 Live score: RR 21/0 in 2 overs, chasing 186. A half chance from Ben Stokes put down in that over. Mohammed Shami the bowler, Glenn Maxwell the fielder. Was hit to mid on but Maxwell couldn't get low enough in time. Robin Uthappa showing great form with a six too.

21:35 (IST)

IPL 2020 Live score: RR 9/0 in 1 over, chasing 186. Ben Stokes attacks Arshdeep Singh, RR off to good start.

21:15 (IST)

IPL 2020 live score KXIP 185-4: Last over of the innings starts. Archer has been hit for a six by Gayle and is on 99 now. And he is bowled for 99. What has just happened here. 

21:10 (IST)

IPL 2020 live score KXIP 176-3: Tyagi into his last over now, and Maxwell has a free hit. But he comes up with two dot balls here. And Gayle with another six, has become the first player to hit 1000 sixes in T20s. 

21:05 (IST)

IPL 2020 live score 162-3: Stokes comes into the attack and he has been smashed for a four on the first ball. Gayle has a six also and he gets into his eighties. Meanwhile Pooran, is caught in the deep by Tewatia. That was a blinder. 

20:59 (IST)

IPL 2020 live score KXIP 148-2: Tyagi comes for his third over. RR need a wicket here, but containing runs would also do. And Pooran comes up with a six again, to end the over.

20:51 (IST)

IPL 2020 live score KXIP 130-2: Aaron has come into the attack now. Pooran gets into the act now. He pulls the ball for a six. 

20:44 (IST)

IPL 2020 live score 121-2: Stokes has another over here. Gayle has certainly decided to tee off. Meanwhile, Rahul has got one from the bottom of the bat and is caught in the deep. Tewatia takes the catch. 

20:39 (IST)

IPL 2020 live score KXIP 118-1: Archer comes back into the attack. Now Rahul and Gayle are well set and they're going for their shots. Both the batsmen manage to get a boundary. 

IPL 2020 Highlights, KXIP vs RR Today's Match at Abu Dhabi: As It Happened

IPL 2020 Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals, Latest Updates IPL 2020 Live Score: IPL 2020 Live score: RR 185/3 in 17.3 overs, win by 7 wickets. RR stop KXIP's winning streak. A terrific batting performance means they stay alive. KXIP's chances get tougher now, but they're not out of the competition yet.

 Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) would want to continue their fightback and make it 6wins in a row when they clash with Rajasthan Royals in Abu Dhabi on the 30th of October. KXIP have won 6 and lost as many of the 12 matches they have played in the tournament and are placed at number 4 on the points table. The Royals have won 5 and lost 7 of the 12 matches they have played in IPL 2020 and are at number 7.

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KXIP started the tournament with a bang but then lost their way in the middle losing 5 consecutive matches before staging a remarkable fightback. KL Rahul, their skipper, has been the highest run-scorer of the tournament with 595 runs from 12 innings. Mohammed Shami, with 20 wickets has been their leading wicket-taker and the most outstanding bowler of the tournament. A win for KXIP would significantly increase their chances to qualify for the playoffs.

The Royals have won 2 of their last 3 encounters and are making a mini-comeback of their own after losing 4 of the 5 previous matches. To have any hopes of qualifying for the playoffs, the Royals not only need to win their remaining two encounters but also hope that the various permutations and combinations go in their favour. Ideally, they would want KXIP, KKR and SRH to lose as many matches as possible.

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Sanju Samson is RR's highest scorer with 326 runs in 12 matches at a strike rate of 157.48 while Jofra Archer has been their stand alone bowler with 17 wickets at an economy rate of just 6.71!

WHAT: Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals, Match 50, IPL 2020

WHEN: 30th October, 7:30 PM IST

WHERE: Abu Dhabi, UAE

TELECAST: Star Sports

LIVE STREAMING: Hotstar

Also Read: WATCH - The Suryakumar Yadav Silent Stare at Virat Kohli That Spoke a Thousand Words

Kings XI Punjab Team News

The injured Mayank Agarwal is likely to make a comeback and will open with KL Rahul. In that case, the impressive Mandeep Singh will go lower down in the order and Deepak Hooda will miss out. It would be interesting to see what KXIP do with Glenn Maxwell. Will he be promoted to number 3 to play a cameo just to shake things up?

Possible Playing XI: Mayank Agarwal, 2 KL Rahul (capt, wk), 3 Chris Gayle, 4 Nicholas Pooran, 5 Glenn Maxwell, 6 Mandeep Singh`, 7 Chris Jordan, 8 M Ashwin, 9 Mohammed Shami, 10 Ravi Bishnoi, 11 Arshdeep Singh

Rajasthan Royals Team News

The Royals are unlikely to tinker with the winning combination - the XI that chased down 195 against Mumbai Indians in Abu Dhabi. The only possible change could be Ankit Rajpoot who went for 60 against MI being replaced by Jaydev Unadkat - it would also add variety to the attack.

Possible Playing XI: 1 Ben Stokes, 2 Robin Uthappa, 3 Sanju Samson, 4 Steven Smith (capt), 5 Jos Buttler (wk), 6 Riyan Parag, 7 Rahul Tewatia, 8 Shreyas Gopal, 9 Jofra Archer, 10 Jaydev Unadkat, 11 Kartik Tyagi

Also Read: Opening is Something I've Always Wanted to Get Into, Says Ben Stokes

Head-to- Head Record – Last 5 Matches

Kings XI hold a 3-2 advantage over RR based on the last 5 matches between the two sides. Sanju Samson's brilliant 85 off just 42 deliveries helped RR chase down a record 224 runs against KXIP in Sharjah in the first encounter between the two teams in IPL 2020. Kings XI won both, the home and away matches against RR in 2019.

To Watch Out For

Steven Smith would be itching to make a difference after a couple of failures at the top of the order. He is a big-match player as he has shown several times in the past more famously in the ICC World Cup in 2015.

Quotes

Rajasthan Royals: "Sort of bittersweet to be honest - it took so long to get one for the team. I would have preferred to get this form two or three games before when we weren't relying on other results to get us through to the qualifiers" - Ben Stokes after scoring a match-winning hundred against Mumbai Indians

Kings XI Punjab: "Once you get the first boundary going, I was always going to get into the zone. Tried to hit as straight as possible and it paid off for me today" - Chris Gayle after his Player of the Match Performance against KKR

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