Rajasthan Royals had a perfect turn around in the game against Kings XI Punjab after they chased down a target of 224 runs by 4 wickets to set a new record. Chasing a mammoth socore of 224, RR rode on an emphatic display of batting from Rahul Tewatia who smacked a 31-ball 53 that included 7 sixes.
Tewatia took on Sheldon Cottrell and hammered him for 30 runs in one over. He though departed on the delivery of the 19th over but did play a massive role RR’s victory.
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It rained sixes at Sharjah as Rahul Tewatia and Jofra Archer pulled off an unbelievable heist in the #IPL2020
Prior to that onslaught, Rajasthan Royals required 51 off 18 deliveries – they’ve won with three balls to spare 🤯 pic.twitter.com/nglADX3PJn
Apart from Tewatia, captain Steve Smith showed his class as he notched up 50 off 27 while Sanju Samson scored 85 from just 42 balls.
Mohammed Shami scalped a three-for for KXIP.
Earlier, Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul hammered the Royals’ bowling attack all around the park. Thw two compiled a partnership of 183 runs for the first wicket before captain Mayank departed.
Mayank’s lethal batting display helped KXIP post 223/2 in 20 overs. He scored 106. Captain KL Rahul too continued his good form and scored 69 for the side while Nicholas Pooran also chipped in with 25* off just 8 deliveries.