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KXIP vs RR – IPL 2020 Match 9 Review

As a cricketing fan, on a Sunday evening, watching favourite Indian Premier League, nothing more we can except what we witnessed in the 9th Match of Indian Premier League 2020 between Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR)

Do you remember the excitement we felt when Sachin Tendulkar hit fours and sixes against the Australian bowlers in Sharjah Cricket Stadium in the year 1998. That was the excitement and entertainment we felt on Sunday in the match between Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR).

It was the highest Run chase in the History of Indian Premier League 2020. Rajasthan Royals chased the target of 223 in 19.3 overs with fabulous batting display from SPD Smith (50 of just 27 balls 7 fours and 2 sixes), SV Samson (85 of 42 Balls, 4 fours and 7 sixes) and R Tewatia (53 of 31 Balls 0 fours and 7 sixes).

The Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to field first. Kings XI Punjab displayed the beauty of batting at Sharjah Cricket Stadium by hitting fours and sixes all around the ground. Kings XI Punjab Captain KL Rahul once again showed his class of batting with 69 Runs in 54 balls with 7 fours and 1 Six.

But the star from KXIP was Mayank Agarwal who batted brilliantly and showed class in hitting fours and sixes. He scored 106 runs in just 50 balls with the strike rate of 212.00. Out of 106 he smashed 82 runs in fours and sixes ( 10 fours and 7 sixes). In the last Pooran added 25 runs in just 8 balls with one four and 3 sixes, helping them to reach 223/2 in 20 overs.

Kings XI Punjab Batting:

KL Rahul (69 of 54 Balls with 7 fours and 1 Six)
MA Agarwal (106 of 50 Balls with 10 Fours and 7 Sixes)
GJ Maxwell (13 of 9 Balls with 2 fours)
N Pooran (25 of 8 Balls with 1 Four and 3 Sixes)

In reply to the huge target of 223, the Rajasthan Royals lost the early wicket of JC Butler for just 19 Runs of the board. But SPD Smith and SV Samson had a quick and brilliant second wicket partnership of 81 Runs. They maintain the run rate of 10+ when they both are batting.

After the fall of SPD Smith, getting runs got slowed down and the Run rate kept climbing. One side SV Samson was hitting fours and sixes with ease and on the other side R Tewatia struggling to get the runs. In his first 13 balls he managed to make only 5 runs.

Samson got out when the score was 161 in 16.1 over on the board and they still have to get 61 runs in 23 balls.

We can say the turning point of the match was the 18th Over bowled by Cottrell, Tewatia got 5 sixes in this over and in the next over Archer got 2 sixes and Tewatia hit another 6 in the same over.

Till the 17th over, people thought the match was gone from the hands of Rajasthan Royals, but it turned into their favour within a few minutes. Upto then Commentators and Social Media were completely talking about the slow batting of Tewatia, in 4 to 5 minutes he became a hero for Rajasthan Royals and people started praising him all over the Social Media.

“This is the beauty of Cricket, this is the beauty of TWENTY TWENTY. Which turned the tables or Odds in a few minutes.”

Rajasthan Royals reached the highest IPL target with three balls in spare.(in 19.3 overs). Rajasthan Royals made history in chasing the highest target (226) in Indian Premier League tournament.

Rajasthan Royals won the 9th Indian Premier League 2020 match with 4 wickets in hand.

Rajasthan Royals Batting:

JC Buttler (4 Runs in 7 Balls)
SPD Smith (50 Runs in 27 Balls – 7 fours and 2 Sixes)
SV Samson (85 Runs in 42 Balls – 4 fours and 7 Sixes)
R Tewatia (53 Runs in 31 Balls – 0 fours and 7 Sixes)
RV Uthappa (9 Runs in 4 Balls – 2 fours)
JC Archer (13 Runs in 3 Balls – 2 Sixes)
R Prag (0 for 2 balls)
TK Curran (4 Runs in 1 Ball)

Player of the Match – Sanju Samson for his brilliant batting performance
Indian Premier League Points:
Rajasthan Royals – 2
Kings XI Punjab – 0
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Indian Premier League

TeamMWLIPL Points
Mumbai Indians117414
Delhi Capitals117414
Royal Challengers Bangalore117414
Kolkata Knight Riders116512
Kings XI Punjab115610
Rajasthan Royals125710
Sunrisers Hyderabad11478
Chennai Super Kings12488
Indian Premier League 2020 Points Table

September 19th 2020, the day when all cricket fans around the world are waiting ! 

The wait is over for all cricket fans around the world, Yes your right, I’m talking about the much awaited Mega Cricket tournament after ICC Cricket World Cup –  India Premier League 2020 (IPL T20) is going to start on 19th September 2020.

The 13th edition of Indian Premier League was actually scheduled to start on 29th March 2020, due the Covid-19 and for the safety of all the players and spectators the tournament was called off. 

But, good news to all the cricket fans and specially the fans back in India, that the 13th Edition of Indian Premier League is going to start from 19th September 2020 in Abu Dhabi and ends on Tuesday November 10 2020. 

Get Ready for 52 days of non-stop cricketing entertainment

A total of 56 league matches will be played among below 8 teams, and 2 semi-finals and 1 mega final on 10th November 2020.

This year IPL T20 International Teams:

  1. Chennai Super Kings
  2. Delhi Capitals
  3. Kings XI Punjab
  4. Kolkata Knight Riders
  5. Mumbai Indians
  6. Rajasthan Royals
  7. Royal Challengers Bangalore
  8. Sunrisers Hyderabad

The First match on Saturday 19th September 2020 is played between the two IPL T20 giants Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings.

2020 IPL T20 International match is played outside India i,e in Dubai. Below three stadiums are going to host the mega tournament. 

  1. Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
  2. Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
  3. Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Refresh your IPL history:

Last 12 editions IPL T20 Champions.

  • 2008 IPL T20 Champion – Rajasthan Royal (Under the Captaincy of Shane Warne)
  • 2009 IPL T20 Champion – Hyderabad Deccan Chargers (Captain – Adam Gilchrist)
  • 2010 IPL T20 Champion – Chennai Super Kings (Captain cool – Mahendra Singh Dhoni)
  • 2011 IPL T20 Champion – Again Chennai Super Kings (Captain – Mahendra Singh Dhoni)
  • 2012 IPL T20 Champion – The Kolkata Knight Riders (Captain – Gautam Gambhir)
  • 2013 IPL T20 Champion – The Mumbai Indians (Captain Hitman – Rohit Sharma)
  • 2014 IPL T20 Champion – The Kolkata Knight Riders (Gautam Gambhir)
  • 2015 IPL T20 Champion – The Mumbai Indians (Captain – Rohit Sharma)
  • 2016 IPL T20 Champion – Sunrisers Hyderabad (David Warner)
  • 2017 IPL T20 Champion – The Mumbai Indians (Rohit Sharma)
  • 2018 IPL T20 Champion – Chennai Super Kings (Mahendra Singh Dhoni)
  • 2019 IPL T20 Champion – The Mumbai Indians (Rohit Sharma)
  • 2020 IPL T20 Champion – GUESS ????

Stay tune for more updates !!!