A 68 from Yashasvi Jaiswal and a 16-ball 31 not out from Shimron Hetmyer help Rajasthan Royals clinch their seventh win in IPL 2022. RR rise to third in table Get highlights of PBKS vs RR here.
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A fantastic batting display from Yashasvi Jaiswal at the start and Shimron Hetmyer’s power-packed brief innings at the end helped Rajasthan Royals arrest their two-game losing streak and beat Punjab Kings by six wickets in an IPL 2022 game at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. RR’s win also eliminated Mumbai Indians – the first team to be knocked out of IPL 2022 playoff contention. Batting first, Jonny Bairstow’s maiden IPL 2022 fifty and a late surge by Jitesh Sharma took Punjab Kings to 189/5 in 20 overs. In reply, young Yashasvi Jaiswal, who returned back to playing XI, gave RR a perfect start and set the tone for the former champions. The youngster played some brilliant shots, some innovative as he kept RR in the chase throughout. However, Jaiswal was finally dismissed for a career-best 41-ball 68 with RR still needing 50 runs in the last six overs. But Devdutt Padikkal and Shimron Hetmyer ensured RR reach the target with ease. The win took RR to third with 14 points from 11 games. PBKS stay at sixth. Get highlights of PBKS vs RR.
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Six from Shimron Hetmyer and smiles at RR dugout. The West Indian seals victory for RR with a single. RR win by six wickets.
Have a good weekend, Royals. 💗 pic.twitter.com/MB3Nwg7Rmd— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) May 7, 2022
OUT! Arshdeep Singh with the wicket. Devdutt Padikkal slices a full toss to extra-cover at Mayank Agarwal. Brilliant over from Arshdeep Sing. Just three runs come from the over. RR 182/2 (19)
Devdutt Padikkal pulls a short ball from Kagiso Rabada for a four towards deep mid-wicket. Pressure on the South African. Rabada goes leg side, Shimron Hetmyer pulls but misses and 'keeper Jitesh Sharma appeals for a catch. Umpire says no, Mayank Agarwal goes upstairs straightaway. The decision remains same. Boom! Hetmyer sends the cherry towards backward square-leg for a six. Four to end the over. RR 179/3 (18)
150 comes up for RR. Devdutt Padikkal and Shimron Hetmyer is at the crease. Meanwhile, Hetmyer hits Arshdeep Singh for back-to-back boundaries. Brilliant comeback from Arshdeep in the over. 12 runs from the over. RR 163/3 (17)
Arshdeep Singh gives PBKS breakthrough again. He dismisses dangerous Yashasvi Jaiswal for 68 with Liam Livingstone taking a fine catch at the boundary. This was Jaiswal's career-best knock in IPL. brilliant over from Jaiswal. RR 143/3 (13)
Another big over for RR. two more fours and RR take 13 runs from the over. 50 needed from the last six overs. RR 140/2 (14)
Three more fours from Yashasvi Jaiswal off Rishi Dhawan. The match is slowly slipping away from Punjab Kings. They need to take some quick wickets to be back into the match. RR haven't spared any PBKS bowler used and it would be hard to stop the Jaiswal considering the form he is in. RR 127/2 (13)
Maiden IPL 2022 fifty for Yashasvi Jaiswal on his comeback to playing XI. The opener pushes Rishi Dhawan for a single to reach the mark. RR 113/2 (12)
Sandeep Sharma is having a poor day here. After conceding 30 in his first three overs, Yashasvi Jaiswal clobbers him for another couple of fours to enter into 40s. 100 comes up for RR in the 11th over. RR 106/2 (11)
OUT! Rishi Dhawan gives the much-needed breakthrough for PBKS. Sanju Samson perishes for 23. Just four runs come from the over. RR 89/2 (9)
The best thing about RR in this game is that they have managed to hit atleast a boundary in every over. Yashasvi Jaiswal pumps another six off Rahul Chahar to end the eighth over. RR 85/1 (8)
This is just the kind of Rajasthan Royals needed in a chase of 190. Jos Buttler perished early but Sanju Samson and Yashahsvi Jaiswal maintained the momentum. RR 74/1 (7)
Jos Buttler (612 runs in 11 matches) becomes the joint-fastest run-scorer in an IPL season alongside Shaun Marsh (2008), Chris Gayle (2011), Virat Kohli (2016) and David Warner (2019).
50 comes up for RR in the fifth over with a four and single from skipper Sanju Samson. 10 runs come from the over. RR 56/1 (5)
Jos Buttler is upping the heat at Wankhede. The opener hits Kagiso Rabada for a six and two fours in the first three deliveries. Four more off the South African pacer. Oh No! Buttler is caught by Bhanuka Rajapaksa for 30. 20 runs and a wicket from the over. RR 46/1 (4)
Two more fours from Jos Buttler in the next two overs. RR 26/0 (3)
Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal are in the crease for RR. Sandeep Sharma to open the bowling for PBKS. A four and a six from Jaiswal to start the chase for RR. Another four to end the over. RR 14/0 (1)
Wooah! Jitesh Sharma picks a low full toss from Kuldeep Sen for a huge six. Another four in the next ball. Another boundary. A single to end the innings. PBKS 189/5 in 20 overs
Liam Livingstone joins the party, hits Prasidh Krishna over long-off for a six. What a shot from the English batter. Livingstone drags the ball from wide of the off stump towards fine leg. 50-run stand comes up. Oh no! Livingstone is clean bowled in the fifth delivery. Rishi Dhawan finishes with a boundary. PBKS 173/5 (19)
Jitesh Sharma is playing a blinder of a innings at Wankhede. He hit Yuzvendra Chahal for a huge six that also brings up the 150 for PBKS. 11 runs come from the over. PBKS 158/4 (18)
This is turning out to be a good over for PBKS. First, Jitesh Sharma sends a free-hit to the fence and followed it up with another four next ball off prasidh Krishna. 15 runs come from the over. PBKS 147/4 (17)
Liam Livingstone ends up a rather quiet Ravi Ashwin over with a huge six, over long-off. 10 runs from the over. PBKS 132/4 (16)
Second wicket for Yuvendra Chahal and it's PBKS captain Mayank Agarwal who has to go back. Agarwal goes for a big over long-on but ends up at the hands of Jos Buttler. Chahal appeals for a LBW and Bairstow goes upstairs. Replays show no bat involved, and the ball hits wicket. Decision overturned. Bairstow departs for 56. Just five runs from the over. PBKS 122/4 (15)
Maiden IPL 2022 fifty for Jonny Bairstow and the Englishman brings it up with a single off Kuldeep Sen. PBKS 109/2 (13)
Elegant Mayank. The PBKS captain gets back-to-back fours off Ravi Ashwin to bring up the 100 for PBKS. First, a lovely cover drive followed by another through backward point. PBKS 105/2 (12)
BOWLED! Yuzvendra Chahal gets the much-needed breakthrough with the priced wicket of Bhanuka Rajapaksa. The Sri Lankan dances down the ground, and fails to read the ball which crashes his leg stump. Captain Mayank Agarwal comes in. PBKS 89/2
Bhanuka Rajapaksa joins the party. The left-hander smashes a couple of fours and takes a single off Prasidh Krishna to bring up his 200 runs in IPL 2022. 12 runs come from the over. PBKS 88/1 (10)
Looks like Mayank Agarwal's sacrifice for Jonny Bairstow is doing wonders. So far, the Englishman has scored 42 off 25 balls with seven fours and a six. Bhanuka Rajapaksa too has joined the party. The Sri Lankan hits young Kuldeep Sen for a huge si over long-off. Bairstow finishes the over with another four. PBKS 76/1 (9)
50 up for PBKS with a huge six from Bhakuna Rajapaksa off Yuzvendra Chahal. The Sri Lankan dances down the track and smashes it over cow corner for a 82m six. PBKS 56/1 (7)
Ravi Ashwin is brought into the attack and the off-spinner strikes first ball. Shikhar Dhawan charges down the track and tries to lift it over mid-on, didn't time well and ends at the hand of Jos Buttler. PBKS 47/1 (5.1)
Big Over for PBKS. Trent Boult concedes two fours and a six to give away 18 runs in the over. Jonny Bairstow and Shikhar Dhawan are enjoying their time out there. PBKS 47/0 (5)
Brilliant comeback from Trent Boult. After conceding two fours in his first over, the Kiwi pacer bowls a wicket maiden in his second. PBKS 17/0 (3)
Shikhar Dhawan and Jonny Bairstow come out for PBKS. Trent Boult with the new ball for RR. Bairstow starts with a boundary straightaway. The Englishman hits another to take 10 runs from the over. PBKS 10/0 (1)
Sanju Samson (RR): We'd have batted first as well. We are a balanced side. It's a different challenge, we are ready to go out there and have some fun. Just one change for us, Karun Nair makes way for Yashasvi Jaiswal.
Mayank Agarwal (PBKS): Looks like it is a good wicket and might get slower as the game progresses. It is important to understand the conditions. We play unchanged.
Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson(w/c), Devdutt Padikkal, Riyan Parag, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Sen
Punjab Kings: Jonny Bairstow, Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal(c), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma(w), Rishi Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Sandeep Sharma
Mayank Agarwal wins the toss and Punjab Kings have opted to bat first.
The pitch here has a bit of grass and the ball should move a bit. The strip is expected to aid the spinner. Looks like a high-scoring contest is on cards.
Both PBKS and RR have quality bowling attacks. Kagiso Rabada has been very effective for PBKS and has found good support from Arshdeep Singh, Sandeep Sharma and Rishi Dhawan. Royals will count on Yuzvendra Chahal, whose form has dipped a bit, and of course the pace twins, Prasidh Krishna and Trent Boult.
Mayank Agarwal, who has scored 1478 runs at an average of 27.88 and a strike rate of 142.38 in 55 innings of 56 matches, needs 22 runs to become the fourth Punjab Kings’ batsman to complete 1500 runs in IPL. But his form has been dodgy this season and Mayank Agarwal has given up his position as an opener to Jonny Bairstow. Is captaincy pressure hurting Agarwal's form?
Welcome to Saturday afternoon's IPL 2022 match between Punjab Kings vs Rajasthan Royals. It will be a warm and humid day at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium. Sides batting first have won two of the last five games at Wankhede.