2 points and a chance at IPL qualifiers were at stake for both the teams in the RR vs PBKS game. Rajasthan Royals had a better day on the field and registered a marginal victory over the opposition. While Rajasthan had a great first half of the competition, they butchered their chances of qualification. They may have won the RR vs PBKS clash but the results of the remaining 4 games will determine the final top 4 position.

Winning the toss in the must-win RR vs PBKS game, Sanju Samson invited Shikhar Dhawan and his team to bat first. After the Punjab Kings’ top-order collapse, Sam Curran, Jitesh Sharma, and Shahrukh Khan helped the team reach a decent total of 187 runs. Jos Buttler is having an off season this time at IPL. The Rajasthan Royals opener was yet again dismissed for another duck in RR vs PBKS run chase. Yashasvi Jaiswal along with Devdutt Padikkal created a strong foundation for the chase.

We could have done better in all the areas I think: Shikhar Dhawan

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After Padikkal’s wicket, it was expected that captain Sanju Samson would take the team towards victory but he was out scoring just 2 runs. The pressure to finish the RR vs PBKS run chase was once more on Shimron Hetmyer. Riyan Parag who has struggled this season to get runs, smashed Rabada for 2 sixes that took some pressure away. Things intensified for Rajasthan as they lost 2 quick wickets in the death overs, including the set batter Shimron Hetmyer. The Rajasthan Royals franchise needed 9 runs from the last over to seal the RR vs PBKS chase. Not learning from his mistakes, Shikhar Dhawan gave the last over to spinner Rahul Chahar.

Young finisher Dhruv Jurel batting with a 250 strike-rate finished off the game with 2 balls to go. “We lost too many wickets in the powerplay and that put us on the back foot, but Curran, Jitesh, and Shahrukh got us back in the game, the bowling was good (in patches), but the fielding wasn’t great, the dropped catches cost us the game. I feel 200 should have been a good total on this pitch. We could have done better in all the areas I think,” Shikhar Dhawan said after the loss.

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