Nicholas Pooran. (Source: BCCI)

The TV audience stayed glued for most of the time during the IPL 2020 match between Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals. KXIP posted a massive total of 223/2 in 20 overs after riding on Mayank Agarwal’s century and KL Rahul’s classic half-century.

But RR did chase down the target by 4 wickets after Sanju Samson, Steve Smith and Rahul Tewatia smashed the KXIP bowlers all around the park. Tewatia infact scored 30 runs from one over off Sheldon Cottrell.

During the course of RR innings, Nicholas Pooran showed some brilliant athleticism to deny a maximum.

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.

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.