Halfway through And Kings xi punjab It was very good after Mandeep Singh was out early. Chris Gayle (43 * 31 closed) Blitz has given permission KL Rahul (33 * 28 off) to settle in and now he too often fences his search. Rajasthan, on the other hand, has struggled to break this dangerous partnership after initial success. KXIP 81/1
Over 9.2: Six! KL Rahul is in excellent form. Karthik Tyagi and Rahul’s over-pitch slammed it over the deep extra-cover fence. KXIP 79/1
End of 9th over: Rahul Teotia’s first over. Only 2 runs from him. Karthik Tyagi will now replace Ben Stokes, whose previous over went for 8. KXIP 73/1
6.4 overs: Six! Chris Gayle is only hitting sixes at the moment. Another heavy strike from the Universe boss, this time from Shreyas Gopal. 81-meter Deep hits long over the mid-wicket fence. KXIP 61/1
End of Powerplay and 50 runs for Kings XI Punjab!
KL Rahul caught the ball off Varun Aaron towards deep mid-wicket.
KL Rahul 21 *
Chris Gayle 27 *
KXIP 53/1 after 6 overs.
5.2 overs: Six! High and beautiful! He would have been a six on any field. Varun Aaron cut it short and Rahul bounced it. Throws it over the mid-wicket fence. 85-meter Rahul’s long strike. KXIP 47/1
End of 5th over: 14 runs in the first over of Karthik Tyagi as Chris Gayle hit him with a four and a six. KXIP 39/1
Over 4.3: Six! Chris Gayle takes on young Karthik Tyagi. Short from Karthik and the ball was thrown towards deep mid-wicket. Gail already in destruction mode. KXIP 35/1
Over 3.4: Dropped! Chris Gayle goes for another veteran, but this time takes the lead. The ball goes up in the air for miles. Ryan Pollen and Robin Uthappa muster but Pollen eventually leaves it, just inches inside the fence. Gayle regrets it.
Over 3.3: Six! Chris Gayle announced his arrival in style. Varun pulls Aaron to the fine-leg region for maximum. KXIP 22/1
2.2 overs: four! First evening for KL Rahul. Joffra cuts backward-point from Archer. And with that boundary, Rahul has crossed the 600-run mark in this IPL. KXIP 13/1
End of 2 overs: four! Chris Gayle scored the last ball of Varun Aaron. Theses run towards the fine leg fence defeating under-age and ball wicket keeper Sanju Samson. KXIP 9/1
Over 0.6: Out! What a snore from Jofra Archer. Surprisingly catches Mandeep Singh. Ben Stokes took a brilliant catch from the backward-point. The ball moves inches above the ground. Unfortunately, Mandeep dodged the first ball and Kings XI Punjab lost their first wicket in the very first over. KXIP 1/1
KL Rahul And Mandeep Singh Out in the middle to start Rajasthan Royals Shift. Jofra Archer Rajasthan is the new ball for the Royals. A slip in place for him. Rahul to face the first ball. here is my!
Playing XI for both teams
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Kings xi punjab: KL Rahul (w / c), Mandeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Puran, Glenn Maxwell, Deepak Hooda, Chris Jordan, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Arshadip Singh
Rajasthan Royals: Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Steven Smith (c), Sanju Samson (w), Jose Butler, Ryan Parag, Rahul Teotia, Joffra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Varun Aaron, Karthik Tyagi
Captain in the toss
KL Rahul: I have also bowled, but it looks like a good wicket, so it will remain the same for 40 overs. It’s just everything coming together, the last four or five games, we’ve come together really well. It is good to see and it is a team effort as a whole. We want to go out there and enjoy ourselves. Same party
Steve smith: We will bowl. Don’t know what happens here with dew, so we’re gonna chase tonight. It has been a little up and down tournament for us. It’s tough, we’ve got Varun Aaron tonight, who didn’t fit for a while. He brings a lot of momentum and comes to Rajput. Hopefully he can add something for us in Powerplay.
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Team news: Just a change for Rajasthan Royals as Varun Aaron comes for Ankit Rajput. Kings XI Punjab is unchanged.
Toss news: Rajasthan Royals captain Steve Smith won the toss, fielded against Kings XI Punjab in Abu Dhabi.
Pitch report: “This pitch looks good for batting. As a batsman, you want to target small boundaries and choosing G will be important. Another factor is Ben Stokes’ approach to the last game. Only 3 sixes were killed. Were, so this is important. Information from a batting point of view. There is a beautiful cover of grass, so go and call it Outside Boss, Danny Morrison and Daren Ganga.
– Chris Gayle needs seven maximums to hit 1000 T20 sixes
– KL Rahul is the younger of the 200 T20 sixes
– Nicholas Pooran needs two sixes to hit 200 sixes in T20 cricket
– Shreyas Gopal needs three scales to reach the 50 wicket mark in IPL.
The players of both the teams went out in the middle advancing from the crucial match. Just under 30 minutes to go for the toss.
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Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Match 50 Ipl 2020 Where Kings XI Punjab will take on Rajasthan Royals in Abu Dhabi.
The flamboyant Kings XI Punjab will be seen closely increasing their exceptional run and inches for the play-off berth, while the Rajasthan Royals will be desperate to stay alive in the tournament when the two sides clash in an IPL match here on Friday.
It was a dramatic turn for the KL Rahul-led team after losing earlier in the tournament.
They managed to register five consecutive wins against the top four sides in the tournament, bringing their campaign to life. They are in fourth place with 12 points from several games, while the Royals have dropped to the top spot with 10 points, having suffered seven of 12 defeats.
This is a crazy scramble for the play-offs. Six teams are on the hunt for the remaining three spots, with Mumbai Indians, but all through.
The Royals cannot afford to slip, if they lose on Friday they will be out of defeat again while a loss to Punjab will dent their chances for a top four.
He will be expected to be the tournament’s premier run-scorer from his captain Rahul, who will set the game on fire after three brilliant performances with the bat.
The addition of Chris Gayle has done wonders for the team’s confidence.
It should be seen that Mayank Agarwal, who missed two games with an injured knee, returns. In his absence, Mandeep Singh played the role of opener, scoring an unbeaten 66 in the match against Kolkata Knight Riders.
Punjab’s bowling, which has been their weakest link in the entire tournament, has been exceptional in their recent win, which troubled the opposition for runs.
The Royals will also be confident as their morale will be on the Mumbai toppers after winning and will be desperate to maintain the winning momentum.
The biggest positive for the Royals is Ben Stokes, who returned to form after a terrific performance in the last five games. The English all-rounder, who was cast as the opener, scored an unbeaten 107 to register a seven-wicket win over Mumbai earlier this week.
Sanju Samson is also back between runs, while Jose Butler looks erratic. That captain Steve Smith is in the midst of a lean patch that would do well for KXIP.
The bowling attack led by Jofra Archer looks simple. The Barbados-born English Pacer, who has a stellar in 17 matches with an economy of 6.71 in 12 matches, has been the heaviest pick-up with the ball without adequate support from the rest of the bowlers.