Rajasthan Royals (RR) have stored their bid for the playoffs alive after an exciting win towards Punjab Kings (PBKS) within the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Friday, Might 19. The four-wicket win has seen RR go fifth within the standings whereas PBKS are formally eradicated from the playoff race and can’t end within the high 4. Yashasvi Jaiswal (50) and Devdutt Padikkal (51) have been the heroes of the match for RR whereas Shimron Hetmyer (46) performed an essential knock to take the guests dwelling. RR will now require a serving to hand from Gujarat Titans and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) to make the playoffs at Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Mumbai Indians (MI) expense.
RR make maintain playoff hopes alive
For the second night in a row, a rating of 188 was chased efficiently as RR wanted some last over-thrills. The visiting facet on the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Affiliation Stadium in Dharamsala began poorly after Jos Buttler was dismissed for a 3rd consecutive duck within the second over. Jaiswal and Padikkal then performed a helpful knock as they stitched collectively a partnership of 73 runs to information RR to chase.
Nonetheless, quick-fire wickets for PBKS noticed the house facet come again into the competition with Sanju Samson (2) and Padikkal departing shortly. However an essential partnership between Shimron Hetmyer and Riyan Parag (20) took RR to a close to win earlier than PBKS misplaced its nerves within the last section. On the fourth ball of the final over RR gained the competition and stored their slim hopes alive. The defeat additionally noticed PBKS finish the marketing campaign on 12 factors from 14 matches and have been formally eradicated from the playoff race.
PBKS had the worst doable begin of their do-or-die conflict as Prabhsimran Singh misplaced his wicket within the first over. Trent Bould made a mark on his return straight away. He took a diving catch to dismiss Prabhsimran for a rating of two(2). The hosts tried to rally up as PBKS skipper Shikhar Dhawan and Atharva Taide tried to launch a counter-attack within the second over of the match. Sandeep Sharma turned their goal as he ended up conceding 16 runs.
RR will now should rely on GT beating RCB by a giant margin whereas MI additionally dropping to SRH on Sunday afternoon on the Wankhede Stadium of their last league video games. This can lead to RR ending with 14 factors and a greater internet run fee and thus making the playoffs in fourth place.
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