Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab IPL 2020: Hello and welcome to our coverage of Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab live IPL match from 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. Here you can follow all the updates of RR vs KXIP IPL match. (SCORECARD)
RR beat KXIP by 4 wickets
23.13 IST: Ashwin to Curran, FOUR! AND RR script history to chase down the target of 224. Absolute Madness
23.12 IST: Ashwin to Parag, OUT! BOWLED! Is there any more drama left in the game? RR need 2 runs in 4 balls
23.10 IST: Shami to Tewatia, OUT! In the air and taken at boundary rope, Tewatia was looking for the glory shot but misses the connection.
23.08 IST: Shami to Tewatia, SIX! Up and over as Tewatia slams it fifty with a maximum.
23.07 IST: Shami to Archer, SIX! Back to Back sixes from Jofra and now the equation is run a ball.
23.05 IST: Shami to Archer, SIX! Short from Shami and Shot from Archer! He just hammers it over mid-wicket for a six.
23.05 IST: Shami to Uthappa, OUT! IN THE AIR and Pooran grabs it. RR lose three
23.03 IST: Cottrell to Tewatia, SIX! Last ball and Tewatia again swings it for a biggie no 5 in the over. Absolutely magical.
23.01 IST: Cottrell to Tewatia, SIX! FOUR IN A ROW! One of the best IPL matches ever.
22.59 IST: Cottrell to Tewatia, SIX! Hat-trick of sixes! RR are back in the chase and the villain turns hero moment awaits Tewatia.
22.58 IST: Cottlrell to Tewatia, SIX! OUT OF THE PARK! What a shot, Tewatia is finally turning things around.
22.58 IST: Cottlrell to Tewatia, SIX! Good start of the over for RR as Tewatai swings the bat and the ball drops over the rope for a biggie.
22.56 IST: Shami to Uthappa, FOUR! Good cricketing shot from Robin as he lofts it over long-off for a boundary.
22.51 IST: Shami to Samson, OUT! Tried the uppercut but misses the connection as Rahul takes an easy catch. A brilliant innings comes to an end.
22.49 IST: Maxwell to Samson, SIX! Third of the over, Samson is not stopping for anyone, he means business and is doing everything to take RR close to win.
22.47 IST: Maxwell to Samson, SIX! Back to Back sixes, in the slot and Samson sends it out of the stadium. He is keeping RR alive in the chase.
22.46 IST: Maxwell to Samson, SIX! Little bit of width and Samson launches it for a biggie.
22.44 IST: Bishnoi to Tewatia, SIX! Finally a high scoring shot from Rahul, he was sent before others to do that and not wasting deliveries.
22.35 IST: Neesham to Sanju, SIX! EFFORTLESS! Slower one and Samson picks it well to loft it for a glorious six.
22.28 IST: Maxwell to Sanju, DOUBLE! And Samson hits back to back fifties in IPL 2020
22.23 IST: Neesham to Sanju, FOUR! Full and the batsman powers it for a boundary.
22.14 IST: Neesham to Smith, OUT! In the air and Shami takes the catch. RR skipper departs after a scintillating fifty.
22.11 IST: Neesham to Samson, FOUR! Finds the gap with total ease for a boundary.
22.07 IST: Ashwin to Samson, SIX! Is it a revenge shot? Well, it looks like as Samson powers it straight down the ground for a biggie.
22.05 IST: Ashwin to Samson, DOUBLE! TAKE A BOW POORAN! What an extraordinary effort from the Caribbean on the boundary rope.
21.57 IST: Bishnoi to Smith, SIX! BANG BANG! The duo is showing the right intent for the massive chase, in the slot and Smith slams it over cow corner for a biggie.
21.54 IST: Neesham to Smith, FOUR! The Aussie charges down the ground and slams it down the ground through deep covers for a boundary.
21.52 IST: Neesham to Smith, FOUR! That's Steve Smith special, he outclasses the KXIP set up with his wrist and lofts it over fielders for a boundary.
21.49 IST: Bishnoi to Sanju, SIX! Right in Samson's zone and he just launches it straight for a biggie.
21.44 IST: Shami to Smith, FOUR! Full toss on the pads and Smith plays it fine to pick another boundary.
21.42 IST: Shami to Smith, SIX! A length ball and Smith smacks it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum. Pressure on Shami
21.40 IST: Cottrell to Sanju, FOUR! Sanju is in sublime touch and that shot clearly stated that, one bounce over mid-wicket for a boundary.
21.39 IST: Cottrell to Sanju, SIX! Short Ball and Sanju slams it over long-on to get off to the mark with a six.
21.37 IST: Cottrell to Buttler, OUT! On the pads and Buttler tries to flick it but Sarfaraz takes an easy catch inside the circle
21.34 IST: Shami to Smith, FOUR! Overpitched and Smith slams it straight down the ground for a boundary.
21:29 IST: Cottrell to Smith, FOUR! Angled across to the off and Smith just threw his hands to smack it through the covers for a boundary.
21:26 IST: Cottrell to Smith, FOUR! Down leg side and flick of the wrist guides the ball down to the ropes in the deep fine leg region.
21:25 IST: Only 12 times has a target of 224 or more being chased in T20 matches. No of them have come in IPL.
21:21 IST: Jos Buttler and Steve Smith are in the middle. Sheldon Cottrell to open the attack.
21.07 IST: Archer to Pooran, SIX! AND KXIP finish it off in style to post 223/2 on the scoreboard.
21.06 IST: Archer to Pooran, SIX! In the slot and Pooran clears his foot and slams it over long-off for a maximum.
21.02 IST: Curran to Pooran, SIX! Full Toss and Pooran smashes it out of the park for a biggie.
20.58 IST: Ankit to Rahul, OUT! In the air and the skipper departs as Gopal takes a sitter at the boundary rope.
20.54 IST: Ankit to Maxwell, SIX! Cheeky from the Aussie as he just opens the face of the bat and guides it over the third man for a maximum.
20.51 IST: Curran to Mayank, OUT! In the air and Samson takes an easy catch. End of a brilliant knock 106 runs off 50 balls
20.48 IST: Curran to Mayank, FOUR! Full and Agarwal slams it straight down the ground for a boundary.
20.42 IST: Gopal to Mayank, FOUR! And Mayank Agarwal slams his maiden Indian Premier League ton.
20.35 IST: Archer to Rahul, FOUR! NATRAJ SHOT! KL is at his best now, he is playing the role of second fiddle quite well.
20.30 IST: Gopal to Mayank, SIX! OUTRAGEOUS! Excellent batting from the Indian batsman as he dominating everyone in his way.
20.26 iST: Curran to Rahul, SINGLE as the skipper reaches his fifty in 35 balls.
20.18 IST: Unadkat to Mayank, FOUR! Edged and it races away for another boundary for Agarwal.
20.15 IST: Curran to Mayank, FOUR! He is not stopping for anything today, on the pads and he guides it through square leg for a boundary.
20.11 IST: Gopal to Mayank, SIX! Best way to reach a fifty, a little full and Mayank lofts is over long-off for a maximum.
20.04 IST: Tewatia to Mayank, SIX! Back to Back sixes, this time straight down the ground for a biggie. Tewatia under pressure.
20.04 IST: Tewatia to Mayank, SIX! Short ball and Mayank gets into the position to hammer it over mid-wicket for a six.
20.02 IST: Gopal to Rahul, SINGLE! Good over from Shreyas as only seven runs from it.
19.52 IST: Ankit to Rahul, FREE HIT! FOUR! Up and over fielders in covers for a boundary.
19.49 IST: Ankit to Mayank, FOUR! Poor bowling from Rajput and gets punished by Mayank as he punches it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
19.46 IST: Archer to Rahul, HAT-TRICK OF FOURS! This time KL slices it over backward point for a four. Pressure on Archer
19.46 IST: Archer to Rahul, FOUR! Full again and Rahul drives into the gap for consecutive boundaries.
19.44 IST: Archer to Rahul, FOUR! Slower one and Rahul welcomes Archer with a classy cover drive.
19.43 IST: Unadkat to Mayank, SIX! Short ball and here is the six number 100 of IPL 2020 from Mayank Agarwal's bat.
19.40 IST: Unadkat to Mayank, FOUR! A little short from the bowler and Mayank pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
19.37 IST: Ankit to Mayank, SIX! Length ball and the batsman launches it into the air over long-off for a maximum.
19.34 IST: Unadkat to Mayank, DOT BALL! Excellent first over from Javdev as only three runs from it.
*Jaydev Unadkat to start the proceedings with ball
* KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal to open the innings for KXIP
19.10 IST: Here is Kings XI Punjab's Playing 11:
Kings XI Punjab (Playing XI): Mayank Agarwal, Lokesh Rahul(w/c), Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Karun Nair, Sarfaraz Khan, James Neesham, Murugan Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell
19.05 IST: Rajasthan Royals' Playing XI is out:
Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Jos Buttler, Steven Smith(c), Sanju Samson(w), Robin Uthappa, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Tom Curran, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Ankit Rajpoot
19.01 IST: Rajasthan Royals skipper Steve Smith wins the toss and opts to bowl against Kings XI Punjab.
Rajasthan Royals skipper Steve Smith wins the toss and opts to bowl against Kings XI Punjab.#RajasthanRoyals vs #KingsXIPunjab #IPL2020 Follow Live Updates: https://t.co/ZjEITti1Rb pic.twitter.com/LG3pcTjbIC— India TV (@indiatvnews) September 27, 2020
18.45 IST: After flop show in first two games, will Sharjah witness a BIG SHOW from Glenn Maxwell.
18.35 IST: Spin legend Shane Warne has a special message for Rajasthan Royals
18.25 IST: Two special players collide against each other in mega clash
18.15 IST: Hello and welcome to our live blog of RR vs KXIP IPL 2020 match from Sharjah