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IPL 2020 – RR vs KXIP: Sanju Samson, Rahul Tewatia’s Scintillating Show Helps Royals Record Highest Runchase, Beat KXIP

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SEPTEMBER 27, 2020

Brief Scorecard: Rajasthan Royals 226 for 6 (Samson 85, Tewatia 53, Smith 50, Shami 3-53) beat Kings XI Punjab 223 for 2 (Agarwal 106, Rahul 69) by four wickets

Rahul Tewatia slams one down the ground. – BCCI

The Rajasthan Royals, all thanks to Rahul Tewatia’s belligerent batting, recorded the highest run chase ever in the history of the IPL when they beat Kings XI Punjab by four wickets in a high octane encounter on Sunday in Sharjah.

Asked to bat first to everyone’s surprise, Mayank Agarwal smashed a 50-ball 106, while skipper KL Rahul cracked a 54-ball 69 as the duo stitched a 183-run opening stand off 99 balls to power Punjab to an imposing 223 for 2.

Sanju Samson then put on a lion-hearted effort with a 42-ball 85 laced with seven sixes and four boundaries, while Steve Smith scored a 27-ball 50 to keep the Royals in the hunt.

However, it was Tewatia, who turned hero when he smashed five sixes in the 18th over off Sheldon Cottrell to turn the match on its head. He scored a 31-ball 53 after struggling initially to take them to the brink of win.


Courtesy/Source: News18 / ESPNCricinfo

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