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Royals chase the highest IPL score, smoothly outdoing the Kings by 4 wickets

PTI
Published : Sep 27, 2020, 11:59 pm IST
Updated : Sep 27, 2020, 11:59 pm IST

Sanju Samson’s 42-ball 85, Steve Smith’s 27-ball 50 and Rahul Tewatia’s 31-ball 53 took Rajasthan Royals past the distant finish line.

The Rajasthan Royals had spirit, and took the challenge of the highest-ever IPL run chase head on to soar above Kings XI Punjab. Sanju Samson scored a 42-ball 85 studded with seven sixes and four boundaries. (Photo | PTI)
 The Rajasthan Royals had spirit, and took the challenge of the highest-ever IPL run chase head on to soar above Kings XI Punjab. Sanju Samson scored a 42-ball 85 studded with seven sixes and four boundaries. (Photo | PTI)

Sharjah: Rajasthan Royals recorded the highest run chase in IPL history to beat Kings XI Punjab by four wickets in a high-scoring encounter here on Sunday.

Put into bat, 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 studded with seven sixes and four boundaries, while Steve Smith scored a 27-ball 50 to keep RR in the hunt.

However, it was Rahul 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.

Brief Scores:

Kings XI Punjab: 223 for 2 in 20 overs (Mayank Agarwal 106, KL Rahul 69; Ankit Rajpoot 1/39).

Rajasthan Royals: 226 for 6 in 19.3 overs (Sanju Samson 85, Rahul Tewatia 53, Steve Smith 50; Mohammed Shami 3/53).

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