Rajasthan Royals Vs Punjab Kings MATCH-08 IPL23
PUNJAB KINGS WON BY 5 RUNS
LOCATION – Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati
Sanju Samson sent Punjab Kings to bat, and they immediately started firing. The team’s openers got things going with 63 runs scored while on the power play. Shikhar Dhawan led from the front and was undefeated at 86 off 56 balls while Prabhsimran Singh struck 60 off just 34 balls.Even though Holder was losing wickets and Ravi Ashwin bowled efficiently, PBKS was still able to set the Royals a lofty 198-run mark. In the absence of Jos Buttler, who was inserted at number three, RR had a new pair of Yashasvi Jaiswal and Ravi Ashwin to start with. However, despite the fact that the batsmen were keeping up with the required scoring rate, Nathan Ellis’ brilliant bowling resulted in four middle-order wickets.Sanju Samson led all scorers with 42 (25) at a 168 percent strike rate. Prior to a partnership of 62 runs off of 27 balls between Shimron Hetmyer and Dhruv Jurel, which nearly led RR to victory, the momentum had completely swung in PBKS’ favour. Jurel was left standing with 32 from 15 balls while Hetmyer scored 36 from 18 shots. In a thrilling finish at the Barsapara stadium in Guwahati, PBKS prevail by 5 points!
The player of the game is NATHAN ELLIS.
Nathan Ellis: “Just pumped to get the win under my belt, happy to collect some awards but from a team’s point of view wonderful to get that win. Keeping the focus on the present moment is essential in T20. Attempting to perfect my variations and determine the best ball to use at that certain moment, I was bowling in the backside. It works really well for me to cross-seam, and it did so tonight.