IPL 2023 | Twitter reacts as RR knocks out PBKS with four-wicket win
RR beat PBKS by four wickets|
Rajasthan Royals kept themselves alive in the race for the playoffs beating Punjab Kings by four wickets on Friday. Shimron Hetmyer’s explosive knock of 46 runs including four sixes turned out to be decisive while Yashasvi Jaiswal played an anchor role while scoring a fifty in the crucial encounter.
Asked to bat first in their do or die encounter, Punjab Kings had a poor start losing Prabhsimran Singh on the second ball of the match. Atharva Taide and Shikhar Dhawan accelerated the scoring rate on a flat Dharamsala wicket adding 36 off the next 20 balls. However, both of them found themselves back in the dugout with the scoreboard reading 48/3 at the end of the powerplay. Liam Livingstone joined them soon after leaving Sam Curran and Jitesh Sharma to do the heavy lifting. The duo added 64 runs for the fifth wicket, with the Indian scoring 44, before Navdeep Saini broke the partnership with his third scalp. The RR bowlers restricted the duo of Shahrukh Khan and Curran to a run rate of a shade over six, from overs 14 through 18, to establish dominance in the game. However, both of them switched gears in the last couple of overs amassing 46 runs to post a competitive total of 187/5.
Walking in to chase a target of 188, RR suffered a severe blow in the first over as Jos Buttler was dismissed on a duck. Devdutt Padikkal and Yashasvi Jaiswal joined forces after the dismissal blasting 73 runs from 49 balls with the former playing a knock of 51 runs. While RR managed to get off to a good start in the first half, they needed to score with a required run rate of 10.1 in the second half of the innings. As Sanju Samson also departed back to the pavilion soon, Jaiswal (50 runs from 36 balls), along with Shimron Hetmyer, piled up 47 runs for the fourth wicket before walking back to the pavilion. Riyan Parag (20 from 12) and Hetmyer ( 46 from 28) delivered some carnage, in the end, guiding the team within touching distance of the victory. Dhruv Jurel finished the match with a maximum and helped the team register a four-wicket win and keep their chances of making the playoffs alive.
Good bye @PunjabKingsIPL— muza (@MuzaTweets123) May 19, 2023
The find of the year is jitesh sharma hope he plays for national team as a wicket keeper very soon #PBKSvRR
How is the weather forecast for Sunday in Bengaluru.— ...Rachit (@rachit_g2) May 19, 2023
Asking for a friend. 🤣🤣#TataIPL #IPL2023 #PBKSvRR #RCBvGT @RCBTweets
Magnificent Sam ❤️— Abhijeet ♞ (@TheYorkerBall) May 19, 2023
46 (24)#PBKSvRR pic.twitter.com/VmT8DiWF6b
Fight is on
TATA IPL 2023 Points Table - still 3 spots remaining for the qualification. #TATAIPL2023 #PBKSvRR #YashasviJaiswal #devduttpadikal #ShikharDhawan #pbks #rr#navdeepsaini pic.twitter.com/zyMxyRJrKy— Shreyas (@Sheshu_mk) May 19, 2023
Punjab kings doesn’t handle properly this Shahrukh Khan from the start of this season of IPL. #ShahRukhKhan #PBKSvRR #IPL2023 pic.twitter.com/ryMiEkHRbz— Masum (@masum_twt) May 19, 2023
This guy should never near to the Indian team bus Man has zero consistency one of the most over hyped cricketers in India— Elango (@KLassy_elegance) May 19, 2023
Zero 500+ scores in 11 seasons😭
FRAUD.#RRvsPBKS #PBKSvsRR #PBKSvRR pic.twitter.com/YX1XHtren6
Amazing consistency from Punjab season after season to end up in 6/7th spot with 12pts. 👏 #PBKSvRR— Prahalad (@prahaladkobla) May 19, 2023
Just PBKS things
T1357 - PBKS have qualified for playoff only 2 times in 16 IPL Seasons. #PBKSvRR #IPL2023— Shankar (@raknahs99) May 19, 2023
Rajasthan Royals Win By 4 Wickets #RajasthanRoyals #PBKSvRR #TATAIPL #IPL2023 pic.twitter.com/yFn6FVyhqZ— Aneesh (@Aneesh_98) May 19, 2023
A WK batter with Reebok bat finishing the match with a six in a do or die match in his last league match against Punjab Kings at Dharamshala.— Paritosh Kumar 🏏 (@ParitoshK_2016) May 19, 2023
We have seen this before. 😉 #PBKSvRR | #IPL2023 | #PBKSvsRR | #RRvsPBKS | #Dharamshala