MATCH REPORT: RR v KXIP

 



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It is the stuff of legends. Rajasthan Royals created history on Sunday night after they chased 223 runs after Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul displayed a performance for books setting a mountain of runs for Rajasthan to chase in the second innings. The cricketing fans were left in ecstasy after the match wrapped up. They have done it. Rajasthan Royals chased down 223 runs to the disbelief of every fan in the world.

Rahul Tewatia has been in IPL since 2014 but not a lot of IPL fans know him. He was acquired by Rajasthan from Delhi Capitals in pre-season before December Auction. None at the Rajasthan Royals team would have thought that he ends up becoming their saviour on Sunday. It goes to show that how unpredictable IPL can be shocking fans year after year. Tewatia scored five six in an over bowled by an established international bowler, Cottrell. The joy is akin to when an underdog comes out from the bleachers and prove everybody both on their team and the opposition how wrong they were.

The first innings wrapped up with a bang with Mayank Agarwal scored an outstanding century and KL Rahul scored 69 runs off 54 balls. The scored a total of 223 runs which required nerves of steel and hands made of admantium. Well, Rajasthan Royals had both.

Sanju Samson and Steve Smith provided a platform for which the middle order batsmen should take advantage of. Then comes, Tewatia. And the rest is history.

Moment of the match- It is hard to pick a single moment in a match with full of iconic moments but Nicholas Pooran gave us a moment that is worthy to be remembered for years to come. Legends like Sunil Gavaskar and Jonty Rhodes were praising the young cricketer for making an outstanding save that required him to catch a ball that was surely going to be a six. Pooran had other ideas. He jumped into the car crossing the boundary line and threw the ball back into the field before hitting the ground. Surely, this is one of the best if not the best piece of fielding we have ever seen.


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