HIGHLIGHTS IPL 2021 Match 4, RR vs PBKSIPL 2021, RR vs PBKS HIGHLIGHTS: Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the fourth match of the 14th season, Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings on indiatvnews.com. Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings are the last two teams to make their first appearance this season, the ones who had set up a blockbuster clash last season, courtesy of Rahul Tewatia's inspirational knock in the UAE. Here, you can find ball-by-ball updates from Rajasthan Royals vs Punjab Kings Live Online. LIVE STREAMING
Cricket Score and Updates, IPL 2021, Match 4, RR vs PBKS
23:55 IST: Sanju Samson's ton on IPL captaincy debut goes in vain as Punjab win at the Wankhede.
23:28 IST: OUT! Rahul Tewatia walks back on 2! A twist in the tale?
23:23 IST: 100 for Sanju Samson! The new Royals skipper starts off IPL 2021 campaign with a brilliant hundred! Samson becomes first player to score a century on captaincy debut in IPL history.
23:16 IST: OUT! Mohammed Shami removes dangerous-looking Riyan Parag. He walks back after scoring 25 off 11 deliveries.
23:10 IST: 20 come off M Ashwin's over as RR drive back into the contest. Skipper Samson (83) and Riyan Parag (24) are still in the middle. Royals now need 48 off the last four overs.
22:55 IST: OUT! Deepak Hooda takes a catch on the rope as Shivam Dube walks back on 23! That's second for Arshdeep Singh. Royals need 99 runs in 44 balls with six wickets in hand.
22:43 IST: Skipper Samson steps up with a brilliant half-century. He's laid the foundation but there's still a long way to go! With Dube and Samson in middle, the required run rate is over 12.
21:26 IST: OUT! PBKS skipper KL Rahul misses a well-deserved ton after Rahul Tewatia plucks a stunner on the boundary rope. Rahul walks back on 91.
21:14 IST: OUT! Sakariya takes a stunner as Pooran walks back on 0. Punjab are now 201/4 in 18 overs against Rajasthan Royals.
21:10 IST: OUT! Deepak Hooda departs after scoring 64 off 28 deliveries.
Fastest fifties v RR in IPL:
19 balls: David Miller, 2014
20 balls : Virender Sehwag, 2012
20 balls: Hardik Pandya, 2020
20 balls: Deepak Hooda, 2021
20:55 IST: Deepak Hooda reaches his half-century in just 20 deliveries. He's on song tonight! He's hit 6 sixes and a four so far. More mayhem incoming as Punjab look to breach the 200-run mark.
20:46 IST: SIX! SIX! Hooda on fire! The Baroda all-rounder smashes back-to-back sixes against Shreyas Gopal. Fifty partnership also comes up between Rahul and Hooda. Punjab are 150/2 after 14 overs.
20:40 IST: SIX! Rahul reaches his fifty with a six! The PBKS skipper hammers it flat down the ground for a maximum. Last year, Rahul had clinched the Orange Cap with 670 runs in 14 games on UAE wickets.
20:26 IST: OUT! Riyan Parag removes Gayle in his very first over! The big man tried to clear long-on rope but the ball went to fielder Ben Stokes. Rajasthan have finally got the breakthrough.
20:14 IST: Gayle becomes the first player to hit 350 sixes in the IPL. AB de Villiers, second in the list with 237 maximums, is miles behind the Caribbean giant! Punjab Kings are 70/1 after eight overs.
20:12 IST: SIX! Gayle opens up his arms. That's 350th IPL six for the 'Universe Boss'! Punjab are slowly picking up pace after adding just 46 in the powerplay.
20:00 IST: Chris Gayle has hit a half-century in his first game for Punjab since the last three IPL seasons!
19:55 IST: 'Univers Boss' Chris Gayle joins KL Rahul in the middle after Mayank Agarwal departs for 14. Punjab are 31/1 after the first four overs.
19:05 IST: KL Rahul: We all know the history of Wankhede. Everyone wants to bowl first. But we would want to play good cricket. We can't really pinpoint anything particular. It is about the batting group helping the bowling group and vice versa. We were really happy with the auctions. Meredith, Richardson, Gayle and Pooran are our foreign players.
19:03 IST: Sanju Samson: We are going to bowl first. We have challenges to face while picking the XI. Morris, Stokes, Buttler, Mustafizur are out overseas players. Very excited about the role.
19:00 IST: Rajasthan Royals have won the toss and have opted to field
18:52 IST: Mustafizur Rahman and Shivam Dube have also been handed debut caps.
18:50 IST: Three debutants for Punjab as Riley Meredith, Jhye Richardson and Shahrukh Khan will don PBKS jersey for the first time.
RR vs PBKS, MATCH 4: Another battle of big-hitters is on the cards when KL Rahul's Punjab Kings take on the Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan Royals, two line-ups dotted with expansive stroke-makers and in pursuit of a winning start to their IPL campaigns on Monday. Rajasthan will be banking heavily on their swashbuckling all-rounder Ben Stokes. Stokes will be keen to get some runs under his belt and so will be the likes of Englishman Jos Buttler and newly-appointed skipper Samson, who is a mine-field of talent. [FULL PREVIEW]